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Elizabeth Rourke

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy


The purpose of this course is to get MD-MPP students started on the Policy Analysis Exercise  (PAE) by reading, discussing, and practicing writing that combines narrative about clinical medicine with policy considerations.  We will be reading articles by doctor-writers like C. Alessandra Colaianni, Lisa Rosenbaum, Daniela Lamas, Atul Gawande, Donald Berwick, and others.  In addition, we'll look at writing by economists, lawyers, and others about health care, in order to understand more clearly the unique perspective of the MD-MPP.  At the end of the course, students will have identified a clinical encounter that raises a policy question that they would like to explore in greater depth in the PAE, and outlined next steps for learning more about their topic.