Appointment timeTuesday, December 15, 2020, 3:00 PM-4: 00 PM ET
NIMH Department of Extramural Affairs
On December 15, Barak Richman, Ph.D., JD, Edgar P., and Elizabeth C. Bartlett, professors of law and business administration at Duke University School of Law, will be guest speakers in the NIMH director’s innovation speakers suite to innovation, invention and scientific discovery.
In this lecture, Dr. Richman investigate how the healthcare sector can transform itself into a more affordable and sustainable part of the American economy. At the center of any meaningful health reform is the reorganization of health care and the pursuit of a new architecture for the health sector. Necessary elements are realigning the sector towards digital technologies, abandoning costly infrastructures, redesigning the role of traditional staff and practices, and implementing legal reforms that focus on promoting health rather than buying health services.
Dr. Richman’s main research interests are contract economics, new institutional economics, antitrust law, and health policy. His work has been published in the Columbia Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Law and Social Inquiry, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. In 2006 he co-edited a symposium volume with Clark Havighurst entitled “Who Pays? Who Profits? Distribution Problems in Healthcare”, and in 2017 Harvard University Press published his book “Stateless Commerce”.
The NIMH set up the Director’s Innovation Speakers series to encourage broad, interdisciplinary thinking in developing scientific initiatives and programs, and to push for theoretical leaps in science beyond the continuation of incremental thinking. Innovation speakers are encouraged to describe their work in terms of breaking through existing boundaries and developing successful new ideas, as well as working outside of their original field in a way that has advanced their fields. We encourage discussion about the importance of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs and paradigm shifts.
Zoom registration required: https://nih.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_sGHXmPSsTre1UB4egdGfpg
NIMH provides sign language interpreters. Individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate in this program should contact Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339. Send general questions to the NIMH Director Innovation Speaker Series inbox.