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Conversation with Dr. Michael Sparer, Chair. of Columbia University Health Policy Department

In an in-depth interview with Unscripted, Dr. Michael Sparer discusses his research about protecting disadvantaged populations, such as the uninsured and underinsured, through health policy during the pandemic and beyond.

Our distinguished guest Dr. Michael Sparer, Ph. D. J.D., is the nation's leading scholar on healthcare policy and chair of the Columbia University Department of Health Policy and Management.

As Chair of the Columbia University Department of Health Policy and Management, Dr. Sparer conducts in-depth research into the policy and politics of healthcare reform. He has been a leading voice for health care reform and has contributed to The New York Times, The Guardian, etc. In addition, Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation.

Co-moderating this conversation is Cynthia Chen, MPH. A graduate of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Chen currently serves as Vice President of Government Affairs at Pulnovo Medical (Wuxi) Co., Ltd, a cardiovascular device company specializing in pulmonary artery denervation technology and products.

Bincheng Mao serves as another co-moderator of this conversation. He is the President of the Board of Directors at East Coast Coalition for Tolerance and Non-Discrimination. Based in New York City, ECC is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting inclusion and equity for marginalized minorities.



This special episode of Unscripted is brought to you by Global Shapers Shanghai I Hub and ECC. Global Shapers is an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF), and Shanghai I Hub is a local gathering of impactful young leaders currently based in the city.

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