Medical College's Annual Becker
Lecture, April 23, to Address Baking Bread without Yeast: Are We Missing a
Critical Ingredient in Our Approach to Health Policy?
Roz Lasker, M.D., director of the center for the advancement
of collaborative strategies in health and the division of public health at The
New York Academy of Medicine, is the keynote speaker for the Medical College of
Wisconsin’s ninth annual Robert and June Becker Lecture, Mon., April 23rd, from
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
A nationally known public health and health policy expert,
she will present Baking Bread without Yeast: Are We Missing a Critical
Ingredient in Our Current Approach to Health Policy?
The free public lecture is offered in the Health Research
Center Auditorium, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd. by the Medical College’s
Department of Population Health. It is supported through a generous gift from
First Health, a utilization and quality management organization founded by Dr.
Becker, a 1949 alumnus of the Marquette University School of Medicine, now the
Medical College of Wisconsin. The lectureship honors Dr. Becker for his
pioneering achievements in quality assurance, cost containment and health care
Dr. Lasker’s current research focuses on how broadly
participatory collaborative processes strengthen the ability of communities to
identify, understand, and solve complex problems. A former U.S. Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Health (Policy), she also served as Principal Policy
Analyst for the Physician Payment Review Commission. Over the last 15 years,
she has written extensively on health policy and collaborative problem solving.