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March 20, 2019
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MARKET CORNER CONVERSATIONS: Dr. Jonathan M. Zenilman, Johns Hopkins University

Hear how Dr. Zenilman’s residency at Kings College Hospital in the early 1980s, at the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic, started his career in infectious disease, through the CDC, to Johns Hopkins. His pioneering work using data analytics to track the spread of STDs in Baltimore ended up in The Tipping Point, and served as the basis for significant studies of infectious disease and treatment.

In Episode 16 of Market Corner Conversations, Dr. Zenilman also discusses his thoughts about the disconnect between the country’s need for primary care physicians and the number of medical school graduates going into primary care. He thinks the misalignment of financial incentives between payers and providers, and between specialists and primary care, drives waste and poor health outcomes.

Dr. Jonathan M. Zenilman is a professor of medicine, dermatology and obstetrics and gynecology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with joint appointments at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. John is known internationally for his work in infectious disease epidemiology, especially regarding sexually transmitted infections at the CDC, Baltimore City Health Department. He’s a well-known researcher, author and mentor.


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About the Author

David W. Johnson

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, an advisory company working at the intersection of healthcare strategy, economics, innovation. Johnson is a healthcare thought leader, keynote speaker, and strategic advisor to organizations busting the status-quo to reform our healthcare system. He is the author of Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, and his second book, The Customer Revolution in Healthcare: Delivering Kinder, Smarter, Affordable Care for All (McGraw-Hill 2019). As a speaker, Dave plays the role of rebel, challenger, industry historian, investor and company evaluator to push audiences forward. (Watch bio video.) Johnson applies his 25+ years of investment banking in healthcare to identify ways the healthcare industry must change to deliver better care. He received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, an English degree from Colgate University, and served in the African Peace Corp service. Join over 10k+ healthcare executives who read our weekly insights and commentary on www.4sighthealth.com. His third book, Less Healthcare, More Health: The Prescription for a Happier, More Equitable and Productive America, will publish in 2024.

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