NORWAY — David K. Jones, PhD, presented the annual Walter G. Dixon Lecture on the Affordable Care Act at Stephens Memorial Hospital on Oct. 26.

Jones’ topic was “Politics and Policy — The ACA at 6 years.”

Jones is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University’s School of Public Health. He is editor-in-chief of the Public Health Post. His research examines the politics of health reform. His forthcoming book examines how states made decisions around whether or not to create health insurance exchanges under the ACA.

He is working on a book retracing Robert Kennedy’s steps in the Mississippi Delta in order to examine the social determinants of health.

He also studies Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and health reform in France. His work has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, The Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and The American Journal of Public Health. He has been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. He is a past winner of AcademyHealth’s Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Walter Dixon, MD, was an orthopedic surgeon at Stephens Memorial Hospital for 45 years before retiring in 1984. Hospital staff established the Dixon Fund in honor of his years of service to help defray the cost of speakers coming to the area for continuing medical education for physicians and staff. The first lecture was held in 1986.


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