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Knowledge@Wharton: November 13, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Kurt Ribisl (Professor and Department Chair, Department of Health Behavior, University of North Carolina), César García Hernández (Associate Professor of Law; Author of “Crimmigration Law”, University of Denver), Dan Schawbel (New York Times Bestselling Author), Katherine Hempstead (Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation), Robert Town Ph.D. (James L. and Nancy Powell Centenial Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas, Austin), Scott Halpern Ph.D., M.D. (Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania), and Sarah Paoletti (Practice Professor, Penn Law) on the Tuesday, November 13, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.

Air Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Robert Town and Katherine Hempstead

Air Time: 10:00 am
Featuring: Katherine Hempstead, Robert Town Ph.D.

Sarah Paoletti and César García Hernández

Air Time: 10:30 am
Featuring: César García Hernández, Sarah Paoletti

Scott Halpern and Kurt Ribisil

Air Time: 11:00 am
Featuring: Kurt Ribisl, Scott Halpern Ph.D., M.D.

Dan Schawbel

Air Time: 11:30 am
Featuring: Dan Schawbel

Featured Guests

Kurt Ribisl

Professor and Department Chair, Department of Health Behavior, University of North Carolina


Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD, is chair and professor in the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ribisl is also the program leader for Cancer Prevention and Control at UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. He served as a member of the congressionally-mandated Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) for the United States Food and Drug Administration Center for Tobacco Products from 2012 to 2016.

Professor Ribisl’s primary research interest is evaluating and improving the reach of population-level efforts to reduce tobacco use with a particular emphasis on policy and information technology. He specializes in studying policy issues related to the sales and marketing of tobacco products at the point of sale and on the Internet. He has researched tobacco product marketing, pricing, promotions and youth access as well as use of geographic information systems in tobacco control.


Twitter- @UNCpublichealth
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César García Hernández

Associate Professor of Law; Author of “Crimmigration Law”, University of Denver


César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a scholar of migration and engaged intellectual who regularly weighs in on pressing public affairs.

A tenured associate professor of law at the University of Denver, he has been publishing crimmigration.com since 2009. César’s academic interests center on crimmigration law. He has published scholarly articles in the California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston University Law Review, BYU Law Review, Maryland Law Review, and Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others. His book, Crimmigration Law, was published by the American Bar Association in 2015. He is currently working on his second book, Migrating to Prison: Immigration in the Age of Mass Incarceration, to be published by The New Press in 2019. In addition to teaching a seminar on crimmigration law and policy, he teaches Immigration Law, Criminal Procedure, and Torts. He is currently serving a one-year term as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration.

César makes frequent public appearances discussing crimmigration law. His op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Newsweek, and La Opinión. He has presented his academic research on approximately 70 occasions since 2010 and regularly appears in news stories about immigration matters.

In 2014, César received the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups, an honor issued to a “junior faculty member who, through activism, mentoring, colleagueship, teaching and scholarship, has made an extraordinary contribution to legal education, the legal system or social justice.” In 2016, he was a scholar-in-residence at the University of California, Berkeley and Texas Southern University. In 2018, he served as a Fulbright scholar in Slovenia where he was affiliated with the Institute of Criminology at the University of Ljubljana. Next year he will deliver the Buck Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture at the University of Tulsa. He is an associate editor of Law & Policy and Of Counsel to García & García Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C.

Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, César is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School.


Book- https://www.amazon.com/Crimmigration-César-Cuauhtémoc-Garc%C3%ADa-Hernández/dp/1627223878
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Dan Schawbel

New York Times Bestselling Author


Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, serial entrepreneur, Fortune 500 consultant, Millennial TV personality, global keynote speaker, career and workplace expert and startup advisor. He is a Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, Founder of Millennial Branding and bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. His new book, Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation, was selected by The Financial Times as the book of the month. Through his companies, he’s conducted over 30 research studies, interviewed over 1,600 successful people, written over 2,000 articles and spoken at over 100 conferences, companies and Universities. Schawbel has consulted for several major brands from Staples to Oracle, and has been profiled or quoted in over 1,200 media outlets, such as “The Today Show” on NBC,“Fox & Friends” on Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Wired Magazine, GQ, The Economist and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30”, Business Insider’s “40 Under 40”, BusinessWeek’s “20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow” and as one of Workforce Magazine’s “Game Changers”.

Twitter – @DanSchawbel

Book- https://www.amazon.com/Back-Human-Leaders-Connection-Isolation/dp/0738235032
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Katherine Hempstead

Senior Advisor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Since late 2013, Katherine Hempstead, PhD, has directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work on health insurance coverage. In addition, Hempstead works on issues related to health care price transparency and value. She joined the Foundation in 2011 as a senior program officer in the Research-Evaluation-Learning unit.

Previously, Hempstead was director of the Center for Health Statistics in the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. She also served as statistician/analyst in the Office of the Attorney General, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, and as an assistant research professor at the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy, where she currently holds a visiting faculty position. Hempstead also held positions at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and at Catholic University, in Washington D.C. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Office of Population Research at Princeton University.

Born in New Jersey, Hempstead received a PhD in Demography and History from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also earned a BA in Economics and History.

Twitter – @RWJF | @khemp64
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Robert Town Ph.D.

James L. and Nancy Powell Centenial Professor, Department of Economics, University of Texas, Austin


Former Professor in the Health Management Department at The Wharton School.

His research focuses upon health economics, medical device innovation, industrial organization and applied econometrics. His work focuses on the intersection of government policy and provider and insurer competition in the health care marketplace
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Scott Halpern Ph.D., M.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania


Scott D. Halpern, M.D., Ph.D. is Associate Professor (with Tenure) of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founding Director of the Fostering Improvement in End-of-Life Decision Science (FIELDS) program, founding Director of the Critical Care Health Services Research (CC HSR) group, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economic (CHIBE), and a practicing critical care medicine doctor. The FIELDS program includes scholars from multiple health-related disciplines who are united by the belief that untoward influences on how patients, family members, and providers make choices contribute to the high intensity of care that many patients receive near the ends of their lives. The CC HSR group examines questions related to the allocation of ICU beds and services and transplantable organs, and how these allocation paradigms could be made more efficient and equitable. Finally, the CHIBE develops behavioral economic interventions that reduce the unhealthy behaviors (e.g., smoking, overeating, and medication non-adherence) that account for the majority of preventable morbidity and mortality in the developed world, without unduly constraining people’s autonomous choice.

Dr. Halpern’s research is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, and the American Heart Association. He has received the United States’ most prestigious awards for young academics in two different disciplines: the Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar Award (2008) in bioethics, and AcademyHealth’s Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award (2011) in health services research. In 2012, Dr. Halpern was 1 of 10 people to receive the Young Leader Award as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 40th Anniversary, recognizing people aged 40 or under who offer “great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all Americans.” He is an Anniversary Fellow at the Institute of Medicine, an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and a member of the Editorial Boards of the Annals of Internal Medicine and the American Journal of Bioethics. Dr. Halpern has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, and roughly 50 editorials, reviews, and chapters. His research has been featured in every major American media outlet, and he has consulted on ethical and scientific matters for the NIH, CDC, UNOS, The World Bank, and two Advisory Committees to the U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services.

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Sarah Paoletti

Practice Professor, Penn Law


Sarah Paoletti directs the Transnational Legal Clinic, the law school’s international human rights and immigration clinic. Students enrolled in the clinic represent individual and organizational clients in a myriad of cases and projects that require them to grapple with international and comparative legal norms in settings that cut across borders, legal systems, cultures, and languages. Paoletti’s research focuses on the intersection of human rights, migration, and labor law, and she has presented on this theme before the United Nations and the Organization of American States. She also works closely with advocates seeking application of international human rights norms in the United States. Her recent scholarship includes: “Transnational Approaches to Transnational Exploitation: A Proposal for Bi-National Migrant Rights Clinics,” 30 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 1171 (Summer 2009), and “Redefining Human Rights Lawyering Through the Lens of Critical Theory: Lessons for Pedagogy and Practice,” 18 Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy 337 (2011) (co-author).

Twitter – @Pennlaw
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