By Susan J. Boutwell and Kirk Cassels
In this fifth and final installment of Dartmouth Now’s “Transformational Change: Lessons in Health Care Delivery Science” series, MHCDS students Oklahoma State Senator Tom Adelson, who is also a former Secretary of Health in Oklahoma, and his brother Dr. David Adelson, Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Associate Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Medical School, discuss the connections between public policy and health care. Dartmouth’s MHCDS program, they say, excels at bringing together students and faculty with a range of experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.
Other stories in this series:
Transformational Change: Part 1—Tuck Professor Robert Shumsky talks about the unique nature of this new Dartmouth program.
Transformational Change: Part 2— Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Kenneth Rosenfield ’77 explains how he’s bringing new knowledge to the national cardiology programs he organizes.
Transformational Change: Part 3— U.S. Navy Commander Matt Grimes says he’ll use lessons from Dartmouth in his work trying to reduce costs in Navy medicine.
Transformational Change: Part 4— Dr. Bonni Curran talks about wanting to better understand public policy and health policy to apply to her work in developing countries.