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This edition: Shoshanna Sofaer and Jonathan Engel, faculty members of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs

Episode Details

Original tape date: November 10, 2009.

In the second of two “City Talk” conversations on health care, Doug is joined by Dr. Shoshanna Sofaer and Dr. Jonathan Engel, both faculty members of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs. Dr. Sofaer is the Robert Luciano Chair of Health Care Policy at Baruch. She is an internationally recognized expert in health care measurement and improvement; in the development of materials and interventions for health care consumers, in the assessment of medical education programs. Prof. Sofaer was honored last year by being named Lorraine and Ralph Lubin Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Engel, Professor and Associate Dean at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College. He's recently published a book, “American Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States,” which has been widely praised and has stimulated debate. He has authored three other books on the historical evolution of U.S. health and social welfare policy: “Doctors and Reformers, Poor People's Medicine and The Epidemic: A History of AIDS.” Prof. Engel is currently writing a history of the U.S. health system since 1970. They discuss the health care overhaul that has recently passed in the House of Representatives and talk about how universal health care works in other countries.

Guest List

Jonathan Engel Author

Prof. Douglas Muzzio Political Analyst, CUNY TV, Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College/CUNY

Dr. Shoshanna Sofaer Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College