The Future of Health Care Series

The Health Law and Policy Program at American University Washington College of Law is pleased to launch a new series of panel discussions examining trends, challenges, and opportunities in health care and the role of law and policy.  The Future of Health Care series is presented in partnership with the American Health Law Association and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and will highlight both practitioner and scholar perspectives on timely topics. 

The Future of Health Care Series events

Genomics, AI, and the African Diaspora
Thursday, November 16, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET, Hybrid 

Moderated by Assistant Professor of Law Thomas Wilson Williams. 


-Shawneequa Callier (Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences)

-Ruqaiijah Yearby (Kara J. Trott Professor in Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)

Watch the recording here.

LGBTQ+ Health Equity and Access to Gender Affirming Care
Thursday, October 12, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET, via Zoom


-Kellan Baker (Executive Director and Chief Learning Officer, Whitman-Walker Institute)

-Trent Stechschulte (Vice President and General Counsel, I Am Boundless)

-Heather Walter-McCabe (Associate Professor of Law and Social Work, Wayne State University Law School)

Watch the recording here

Rethinking Health Reform and the Role of Medicaid in Advancing Health Equity

Friday, April 14, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET, via Zoom


  • Clifford Barnes (Shareholder, Epstein Becker Green)

  • Leonardo Cuello (Research Professor, the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families)

  • Nicole Huberfeld (Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor of Law and Co-Director of the BU Law Program in Reproductive Justice, Boston University School of Law)

Watch the recording here

Health Care Through the Lens of Health Equity 

Friday, January 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm ET, via Zoom

Opening remarks will be given by AUWCL Dean Roger A. Fairfax, Jr., AHLA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer David Cade, and ASLME Executive Director and Publications Director Ted Hutchinson.

This panel will be moderated by Health Law and Policy Program Director Asha Scielzo. 


  • Dru Bhattacharya (Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer, Banner Health)

  • Brietta Clark (Professor of Law and J. Rex Dibble Fellow, Loyola Marymount University Loyola Law School)

  • Elizabeth Pendo (Joseph J. Simeone Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies; William C. Wefel Center for Employment Law, Saint Louis University School of Law)

Watch the recording here.