On August 26, we’ll be joined by Dr. Harry Heiman of Georgia State University for a discussion on The Affordable Care Act and other public health issues.
Harry J. Heiman is Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Prior to joining Georgia State, he served as Director of the Division of Health Policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, where he was also Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, with more than 20 years of clinical practice experience. Leveraging his experience as a primary care physician and expertise and experience in health policy, Dr. Heiman’s work focuses at the intersection of health policy and health equity.
Dr. Heiman received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and his master’s in public health from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. From September 2012 to August 2013, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in Washington, D.C. and served on committee staff for the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives under Ranking Member Henry Waxman.
Dr. Heiman’s areas of interest and expertise include health policy, health equity, health-in-all-policies, and health system transformation. In July 2014, he was appointed to the Southeastern Health Equity Council, one of ten regional health equity councils in the U.S. formed as part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities. He is also a board member and former board chair of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a statewide consumer health advocacy organization.
Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellowship, 2013
MPH in Health Policy & Management, Emory University, 2009
M.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1984
B.A. in English Literature and Biology, Washington University, 1979
Family Medicine; Health Policy; Health Disparities & Health Equity