Health Care Affordability, Quality and Equity in a Post Pandemic World

Friday, November 17th, 2023, Seaport Hotel, Boston

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Dr. Mallika Marshall, MD

Medical Reporter, WBZ 4, CBS News Boston

Mallika Marshall, MD is an Emmy-award-winning journalist and physician who has served as the HealthWatch Anchor for CBS Boston/WBZ-TV for over 20 years. A practicing physician Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Dr. Marshall serves on staff at Harvard Medical School and practices at Massachusetts General Hospital at the MGH Chelsea Urgent Care and the MGH Revere Health Center, where she is currently working on the frontlines caring for patients with COVID-19. She is also a Host and Contributing Editor for Harvard Health Publications (HHP), the publishing division of Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Marshall has been a regular contributor on the CBS Early Show, the CBS Evening News, CBS Newspath, the digital streaming news service CBSN, and was the Medical Contributor on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show “Katie.”  She also served as the Medical Director for Everyday Health, digital media’s popular source of medical news.  Dr. Marshall hosted “Dr. Mallika Marshall,” a series of health news reports that was nationally syndicated.  She was also an Associate Editor of the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide and a Contributing Editor for the Harvard Medical School-affiliated website, InteliHealth.

A graduate of Harvard College, Dr. Marshall received her medical degree with high honors at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine. She completed her medical residency at Harvard in both Internal medicine and Pediatrics.

Dr. Marshall is the recipient of numerous awards and was recently named one of Boston’s Most Impactful Black Women.  Her outstanding health reporting was recently recognized with a New England Emmy Award.  Dr. Marshall is writing a series of children’s books that will deliver healthy messages in entertaining stories for school-age children.  She lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and three children.

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Keynote Speaker

Marty Makary, MD, MPH

New York Times Bestselling Author, Medical Commentator, Public Policy Expert, and Health Care Futurist

Dr. Marty Makary is a New York Times bestselling author and health care expert at Johns Hopkins University. Marty is the recipient of the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award for his most recent book, The Price We Pay.

Dr. Makary served in leadership at the World Health Organization and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. A public health researcher, he leads a Johns Hopkins project on the “re-design of health care” to make health care more reliable, holistic, and coordinated, especially for vulnerable populations. He leads national efforts to increase medical transparency and lower health care costs for everyday businesses and consumers.

Clinically, Dr. Makary is the chief of Islet Transplant Surgery at Johns Hopkins and is the recipient of the Nobility in Science Award from the National Pancreas Foundation. He has been a visiting professor at over 25 medical schools, has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and writes for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.

He is the New York Times bestselling author of two books, The Price We Pay, which has been described by Steve Forbes as “A must-read for every American” and Unaccountable, which was turned into the hit T.V. series, The Resident. A graduate of Bucknell, Thomas Jefferson, and Harvard Universities, he completed his surgical residency at Georgetown University and his specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Thank you to our generous 2023 sponsors…

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AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of prescription medicines, primarily for the treatment of diseases in three therapy areas – Oncology, Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism, and Respiratory & Immunology.

Founded more than 40 years ago, Genentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious and life-threatening medical conditions

Goodroot is a community of companies committed to delivering more access to better healthcare at a lower cost.

Inovalon is a leading provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions empowering data-driven healthcare.

HealthTrio provides digital engagement solutions for health plans, third-party administrators, and state exchanges that optimize plan eligibility and enrollment, user self-service, value-based care, healthcare consumerism, data integration, and more.

Novo Nordisk makes innovative medicines to help people with diabetes manage their disease. The company’s ultimate goal is to defeat diabetes through prevention, detection and better management, and empower people with diabetes to live longer, healthier lives.

Stellar Health is a healthcare technology company focused on enabling success across the value-based care continuum by bridging the incentive gap between providers and payors. For more information on Stellar Health, visit

Verrill provides a full spectrum of legal services to the varied organizations and individual professionals in the increasingly complex health care industry where organizations face emerging technologies, a broader than ever range of business issues, and intense government oversight.

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Advisory Board helps health care leaders, including health plan executives, advance their organization’s strategic goals and navigate a rapidly changing environment through research-based insights, actionable strategies, and practical tools.

Alnylam has led the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a new class of innovative medicines for the treatment of rare and prevalent diseases.

CAQH is an alliance of health plans, providers and related organizations working together to make the business of healthcare simple, secure and efficient.

Charles River Recovery LLC is a new Substance Use Disorder Treatment facility opening soon in Weston, MA. We will offer trauma informed care for Acute Treatment Services (Detox) and Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS).

Healthcare Fraud Shield specializes in fraud, waste, and abuse detection and payment integrity for healthcare payers utilizing AI and advanced analytics stopping claims prior to payment as well as retrospective recoveries and prevented loss.

HHAeXchange is the leading technology platform for homecare and self-direction program management. Developed specifically for the Medicaid patient population, the platform connects state agencies, managed care payers, providers, and caregivers.

The Jacobson Group is the leading provider of talent to the insurance industry, providing executive search services and comprehensive staffing solutions, including professional recruiting, temporary staffing and interim experts.

MedImpact is the PBM that puts clients and consumers first. For 30 years, they have had a single mission: To help make pharmacy benefits affordable, understandable, and honest.

Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 215,000 people worldwide, Optum delivers intelligent, integrated solutions that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health.

Preti Strategies is an elite team of former lawmakers and experienced leaders in government relations, public affairs and communications. With offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, they have worked with clients to achieve goals nationwide.

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SafeRide Health is a technology and services company dedicated to reducing barriers to care by improving the delivery of non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) to Medicare Advantage members.