NOKELive: Health Care Night - Part IV

NOKELive: Health Care Night - Part IV

Contact: Roanoke College Office of Alumni & Family Relations,

The Roanoke College Alumni Association invites you to:

NOKELive: Health Care Night - Part IV from Washington, D.C.
Hosted by alumnus Rodney Whitlock, Ph.D. ’87

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
7:30 P.M. EST
Live On YouTube

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Join alumnus Rodney Whitlock, Ph.D. ’87 as he hosts Paige Cunningham, a National reporter focused on health-care policy. This is the fourth in a series of talks hosted by Public Affairs and Sociology & Public Health that take a deeper look into health care policy.  

Rodney Whitlock, Ph.D. has over 25 years of experience on the Hill during which he served as former US Representative Charlie Norwood’s (R-GA) health policy director where he managed the Patients’ Bill of Rights (S.1890), among other notable health policy matters.  Rodney then went on to serve Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Senate. He first joined the Senate Finance Committee Staff as a health policy advisor to Chairman Grassley, and ultimately joined the Senator’s personal office as health policy director.  During his time in the Senate, Rodney served as the lead Republican staffer for Medicaid legislation from 2005 to 2010 and continued to serve Senator Grassley on all health-related issues through 2015. During his time in the Senate, Rodney helped staff Republicans in the Senate on such prominent and important legislation as the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2007, and 2009 and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  For the last 20 years, Rodney has been an adjunct faculty member at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management, and the Graduate School of Political Management’s Department of Legislative Affairs. Hundreds of students have taken Rodney’s courses and have gone on to pursue careers in Washington, D.C.

Paige Winfield Cunningham started her journalism career as a county board reporter at the Naperville Sun in the Chicago area. She has since covered Virginia state government, worked as a general congressional reporter, and in 2011 started covering the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act along with broader health-care policy. She has been a fellow of the Fulbright Commission's Berlin Capital Program and the National Press Foundation's Precision Medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic.