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Shannon Brownlee Discusses Health Care in Johnson Lecture

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Journalist and U.S. health care expert Shannon Brownlee delivered the opening address of the 2009-10 Johnson Lecture Series on Sept. 29, 2009, in Stackhouse Theatre.

Brownlee's talk was titled "After Reform: How We Can Transform Medicine, Improve the Nation's Health, and Avoid Going Broke."

A former Senior Research Fellow and Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, Brownlee has written extensively about the rising costs and diminishing quality of health care in the United States. Her 2007 book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer was described by the New York Times as "the best description... of a huge economic problem that we know how to solve" and named best economics book of the year.

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