Masterclass with Andy Bindman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of California San Francisco

Do you want your research to inform government policy? Do you want to understand how to identify the government agencies and key people within them who can use your research evidence in their work?

The Sax Institute invites you to a masterclass with a world leader in translating research evidence into policy.

Professor Andy Bindman is a leading physician, health services researcher and teacher whose work is grounded by his experience in senior policy roles within government agencies and parliament in the United States. Professor Bindman designs and runs courses to help students develop skills to be effective in informing health policy with research.

This three-hour masterclass will be taught through a combination of short talks, the viewing of videos, classroom discussion and the completing and sharing of a classroom exercise. By participating in this class, you will be able to:

  • Identify high priority health policy questions
  • Identify policy targets (both people and agencies) at the local, state, and national level
  • Understand how to communicate effectively to bridge research and policy.

Who should attend?

This masterclass will be of interest to early to mid-career health researchers who want their research to make a difference through policy and program development.

About the presenter

Professor Bindman is the Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a primary care physician who has practised, taught and conducted health services research at a safety net hospital which serves some of the most vulnerable members of society. Professor Bindman’s career has focused on using health services research to address systematic deficiencies in how care is delivered to these individuals and to inform health policies to improve their health outcomes. Professor Bindman’s knowledge of health policy is informed by research, through collaborations with policymakers, and by serving in policy roles within government.

Professor Bindman was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow and served on the staff of the Energy and Commerce Committee within the US House of Representatives during the passage of the Affordable Care Act. He subsequently served as the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality where he was responsible for establishing federal research priorities for improving health care delivery.

Professor Bindman has worked as a senior advisor within the Office of the Secretary within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also worked collaboratively with state health policymakers in the California Department of Health Care Services and with California’s state-based Marketplace, Covered California. Andrew was the founding Director of the UCSF T-32 supported Primary Care Research Fellowship. He has designed courses and trains and mentors students to develop the skills they need to be effective in using research to inform health policy. 

Event details

Date: Monday 2 July 2018

Time: 2:00 — 5:00pm

Venue: Financial Services Council, Level 24, 44 Market Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Cost: $400 per person

RSVP: Places for this seminar are limited to 15. Please register for this event by 28 June to secure your place.

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For more information please contact Jillian Hutchinson.

E: T: 02 9188 9595