Marquette College of Nursing to host discussion on health care and politics

Nov. 12, 2019

marquette college of nursingMILWAUKEE — The College of Nursing at Marquette University is hosting “Looking to 2020: Healthcare and Politics,” from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave.

The event is an in-depth panel discussion about the role of health care in the upcoming presidential election. Panel experts will speak on the implications for health care policy and Wisconsin voter attitudes as both the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee and the 2020 election approach.

“This is a unique discussion addressing the role of health care policy in the upcoming national elections, as well as where public opinion falls on what are the most important health care issues,” said Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci, dean of the College of Nursing. “The goal is to take the overarching topic of health care and break it down to provide a better understanding of what goes into political decision-making and legislation.”

Lisa M. Grabert, visiting professor of research in the College of Nursing, will give the keynote address and moderate the panel discussion. Grabert specializes in health policy, with a focus on federal entitlement programs including Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance. She is also the recipient of the 2019 Alliance for Health Policy’s Bipartisan Health Policy Leader Award.

Peggy Troy and Dr. Charles Franklin will also present. Troy is a Marquette University trustee, College of Nursing alumna and president and chief executive officer of Children’s Wisconsin. Franklin is a professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll.

Registration for the event is now closed. Media wishing to attend should contact Shelby Williamson in the Office of Marketing and Communication at or (414) 228-6712.

About Shelby Williamson

Shelby Williamson

Shelby is a senior communication specialist in the Office of Marketing and Communication. Contact Shelby at (414) 288-6712 or