Public Humanities lecture series
Trained both as an oncologist (MD, Harvard Medical School) and a political scientist, Ezekiel Emanuel is one of the leading practitioners shaping healthcare reform and the transformation of American medicine.
From February 2009 to January 2011, Emanuel was a special advisor for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal healthcare budgets and the Affordable Care Act.
Today, Dr. Emanuel holds a joint position at the Wharton School and the School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he chairs the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. He is a founding chair at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. Until 1997, he was an associate professor at the Harvard Medical School. Emanuel is also a fellow at the Hastings Institute, a center for nonprofit bioethics research.
Emanuel is the author of Healthcare: Guaranteed: A Simple, Secure Solution for America (Public Affairs 2008) and The Brothers Emanuel (Random House 2013), a memoir about brothers Rahm, mayor of Chicago and former White House Chief of Staff, and Ari, a Hollywood superagent.