Health Equity Conversations

10 Episodes
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By: Health Systems Collective

Hosted by Joshua Liao, Health Equity Conversations is a series of conversations with people and groups working to improve equity and health through systems change.

Raynald Samoa
12/02/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Raynald Samoa, MD, an endocrinologist at the City of Hope and national leader in several national organizations representing the Pacific Islander community.


Dora Hughes
11/11/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Dora Hughes, MD, MPH, the Chief Medical Officer at The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.


Kisha Davis
10/21/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Kisha Davis, MD, MPH, a family physician and Vice President of Health Equity at Aledade. 


Chris DeMars
07/29/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Chris DeMars, MPH, the Interim Director of the Delivery Systems Innovation Office and the Director of the Transformation Center at the Oregon Health Authority.


Rob Fields
07/08/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Rob Fields, MD, MHA,  the Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City.



Toyin Ajayi
06/17/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, co-founder and CEO of Cityblock Health.


Lisa Simpson
05/27/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Lisa Simpson M.B., B.Ch., M.P.H., FAAP, the President and CEO of AcademyHealth.


Sachin Jain
05/06/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, the President and CEO of SCAN Group and Health Plan.

Additional Reading:

Sachin Jain. Everybody's Talking About Value-Based Health Care. Here's What They're Not Saying. Forbes. 2022, April 12. https://www.forbes.com/sites/sachinjain/2022/04/12/what-is-value-based-healthcare-really/ 


American College of Physicians
04/15/2022

In this episode, Dr. Liao speaks with two leaders from the American College of Physicians (ACP): George Abraham, MD, MPH, MACP, the President of the American College of Physicians, and Shari Erickson, the Chief Advocacy Officer and Senior Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy (Interim, at the time of the conversation) for the ACP.

Additional Reading:

ACP Internist. ACP co-sponsors $400,000 grant program to support innovations in diversity, equity and inclusion. 2021, November 9. https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/11/09/6.htm 

American College of Physicians. Better is Possible: ACP’s Vision for the U.S...


Series Introduction
04/08/2022

In this episode, Dr. Joshua Liao introduces the rationale for Health Equity Conversations, a  series featuring people and groups around the country working to improve equity and health through payment and other systems change. Dr. Liao provides an overview of principles and steps that he and colleagues believe are needed to prioritize equity in health care payment. 

Additional Reading:

Liao JM, Lavizzo-Mourey RJ, Navathe AS. A National Goal to Advance Health Equity Through Value-Based Payment. JAMA. 2021;325(24):2439-2440. (link)

Amol Navathe, Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, Joshua Liao. How to fix the two-tier U.S. health pa...