Sara Rosenbaum (left) and Jaime S. King

Sara Rosenbaum (left) and Jaime S. King

Join us on Thursday, May 25 to hear from our own Jaime King on the topic of Medicaid. She’ll be presenting alongside Sara Rosenbaum, J.D., the Harold and Jane Hirsch Professor of Health Law and Policy and founding chair of the Department of Health Policy at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.


Thursday, May 25
3–4 pm (with reception to follow)
City Lights Room (located in Millberry Union)
UCSF Parnassus

About Our Speakers

Sara Rosenbaum also holds professorships in the Schools of Law and Medicine and Health Sciences and the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration.

A graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston University Law School, Professor Rosenbaum has devoted her career to issues of health justice for populations who are medically underserved as a result of race, poverty, disability or cultural exclusion. An honored teacher and scholar, a highly popular speaker, and a widely read writer on many aspects of health law and policy, Rosenbaum has emphasized public engagement as a core element of her professional life, providing public service to six Presidential Administrations and 21 Congresses. She is best known for her work on the expansion of Medicaid, expanding health care access to medically underserved communities, civil rights and health care, and national health reform.

Between 1993 and 1994, Rosenbaum worked for Former President Clinton, where she directed the drafting of the Health Security Act and designed the Vaccines for Children program, which today provides near-universal immunization coverage for low-income and medically underserved children. She also regularly advises state governments on health policy and has served as a testifying expert in landmark litigation to enforce the rights of children under Medicaid.

Jaime S. King is a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Masters in Health Policy and Law. She also serves as the Associate Dean and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy. King holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from Emory University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

King’s research focuses on the drivers of health care costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in health care pricing. She is also the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition. In 2015, she testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding health insurance mergers. King received the Hastings Foundation Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship in 2015.

Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School (2006–2008) and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2005–2006). In 2012, she was named the John “Jack” Wennberg Fellow for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation for her research on shared decision-making.