Interdisciplinary Programming

The Center is an active partner in interdisciplinary health programing across campus‎:

Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership

Through the Colloquium in Healthcare Leadership, the Yale School of Management and Yale School of Medicine hold candid discussions with prominent leaders from public, private, and nonprofit healthcare organizations on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Beaumont Room at the Sterling Hall of Medicine (2nd Floor), 333 Cedar Street. Faculty and students from across the university are encouraged to attend.


ISPS Health Policy Seminars

The ISPS (Institution for Social and Policy Studies) Center for Health Policy holds monthly seminars in health policy. The seminars are interdisciplinary, drawing speakers from law, economics, medicine, and the policy world. The seminars generally take place on Wednesdays from 12:15 – 1:30 pm at ISPS (77 Prospect Street) in Room A001. Faculty and students from across the university are encouraged to attend. 


Yale School of Medicine Program for Biomedical Ethics Evening Seminar Series

The Yale Program for Biomedical Ethics holds an evening ethics seminar series throughout the year. Faculty and students from across the university are encouraged to attend.

Events and conferences at the cutting edge of health law and policy are held throughout the academic year, driven in part by the passions of interested students. Recent events have included both large addresses by and intimate conversations with current and former government officials, including FDA Commissioner Peggy Hamburg, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Senator Richard Blumenthal; academic debates over health law cases pending in the U.S. Supreme Court; major conferences focused on the changing business of health care and the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid; and panels focused on topics ranging from food policy to abortion, medical ethics and social justice. The Center also hosts numerous career and networking events throughout the year.

For a list of all events to be held this academic year, click here.

Upcoming Events

September 29 Friday

The Opioid Crisis in Connecticut

1:00PM to 6:00PM

Levinson Auditorium

Please join us for The Opioid Crisis in Connecticut, a conference featuring keynote speaker Chuck Rosenberg, Director of the Drug Enforcement Administration. A full agenda outlining the panels and speakers is listed below. Kindly RSVP by September 20 at

This event is co-sponsored by Yale Law School and the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Connecticut.

October 11 Wednesday

Congressional Gridlock and Health Care Reform

4:30PM to 5:45PM

Room 127

Congressional Gridlock and Health Care Reform

“Who knew health care could be so complicated?”

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

4:30pm – 5:45pm, Room 127

Yale Law School

October 23 Monday

Dean’s Lecture: A Conversation about Mental Health and Two Award Winning Books: Elyn Saks (YLS '86) and Andrew Solomon

4:30PM to 6:00PM

SLB Room 127

Acclaimed authors Elyn Saks ’86 and Andrew Solomon will give a dean's lecture, speaking about their books: The Center Cannot Hold: Ethical Dimensions of My Journey through Madness by Saks and The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression by Solomon.

November 2 Thursday

Marijuana Legalization: Impetus and Implications

4:10PM to 5:30PM

Room 120


Robert Rowe, J.D., LL.M., Vice President & Associate Chief Counsel, Regulatory Compliance at American Bankers Association

Doug Fischer, J.D., Chief Legal Officer, at National Association of Cannabis Businesses

Richard Compton, Ph.D., Director, Office of Behavioral Safety Research at US DOT, NHTSA

November 8 Wednesday

1L Summer Jobs in Health Law

12:10PM to 1:00PM

Room 124

Join the Yale Health Law and Policy Society, the Solomon Center, and the Career Development Office on Wednesday, November 8 from 12:10 to 1 p.m. for a talk about YLS students’ summer experiences in health law. We will have a number of 2Ls and 3Ls talk about their summer internships, what they learned, and how to start thinking about the summer application process. Most importantly, these 2Ls and 3Ls want to answer any and all questions you have about searching for and finding a summer position in health.

Lunch will be served.

February 8 Thursday
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