Professor Michael Sparer on May 3, 2018

Professor Michael Sparer of Columbia will make a return engagement to San Diego to talk about “What Next for the U.S. Health System: From the Affordable Care Act to Amazon.”


Columbia Alumni
Association of San Diego


Professor Michael Sparer will make a return engagement to CAASD to talk about “What Next for the U.S. Health System: From the Affordable Care Act to Amazon.”

Michael S. Sparer, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.  Professor Sparer studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-and-middle income populations, both in the United States and globally. 

Professor Sparer spent seven years as a litigator for the New York City Law Department, specializing in inter-governmental social welfare litigation.  After leaving the practice of law, Sparer obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from Brandeis University.  Sparer is the former editor of the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and the author of Medicaid and the Limits of State Health Reform, as well as numerous articles and book chapters.

Professor Sparer is a two-time winner of the Mailman School’s Student Government Association Teacher of the Year Award, the recipient of a 2010 Columbia University Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the winner of the Core Curriculum Teaching Excellence Award.  

Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Building 200 @ Liberty Station

Address: 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA  92106

Tickets: $10 annual dues-paying Ivy-Plus alumni
              $15 Ivy-Plus alumni and guests
              Complimentary parking; includes appetizers and beverages

RSVP & Register:

Any questions, please contact CAASD President Alex