Operating in a COVID-19 Environment: Practical Considerations as We Enter the Next Phase | Brunswick Group

Operating in a COVID-19 Environment: Practical Considerations as We Enter the Next Phase

A Public Health & Policy Conversation with the Dean of Stanford Medicine Lloyd Minor and Brunswick Group Senior Counselor Lanhee Chen

Join us in conversation with two leading experts from the fields of medicine and public policy who have been on the front lines advising on the clinical and societal response to the pandemic. As more states reopen, what will day-to-day life look like? How is health care inequality being addressed? Dean Minor and Dr. Chen will help contextualize the changes taking place and share practical considerations for health systems, business leaders, and individuals.


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Lloyd Minor, M.D.
Stanford University School of Medicine

Lloyd B. Minor, M.D., is a scientist, surgeon, and academic leader. He is the Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean of the Stanford University School of Medicine, a position he has held since December 1, 2012. He is also a professor of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery and a professor of Bioengineering and of Neurobiology, by courtesy, at Stanford University.

As dean, Dr. Minor plays an integral role in setting strategy for the clinical enterprise of Stanford Medicine, an academic medical center that includes the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Health Care, and Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. He also oversees the quality of Stanford Medicine’s physician practices and growing clinical networks.

He is also the author (with Matthew Rees) of Discovering Precision Health: Predict, Prevent, and Cure to Advance Health and Well-Being, published this year by Wiley.

Lanhee Chen, Ph.D.
Senior Counselor
Brunswick Group

Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is a Senior Counselor at the Brunswick Group, where he uses his policy, regulatory, and political experience to advise clients on business-critical issues in health care, technology, and geopolitics. Chen is currently the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University.

A veteran of several high-profile political campaigns, Chen has worked in politics, government, academia, and the private sector. He has advised numerous major campaigns, including four presidential efforts.  In 2012, he was policy director of the Romney-Ryan campaign, and served as Governor Mitt Romney’s chief policy adviser, a senior strategist on the campaign, and the person responsible for developing the campaign’s domestic and foreign policy.  Chen also advised Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential bid and was a health policy adviser to the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in 2004.  He was a senior appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration.

Moderated by:

Nik Deogun
CEO of the Americas and U.S. Senior Partner
Brunswick Group

Nik advises clients on business-critical communications issues including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder activism, IPOs, crisis and litigation, and corporate reputation matters.

Nik joined Brunswick from CNBC where for nearly 9 years he held several senior management and leadership roles, including Editor in Chief and Senior Vice President, Business News. In this role, he managed the network’s news content, coverage and production. He was responsible for all the editorial content for daily live news programming, working closely with anchors, reporters and producers, as well as CNBC’s network specials, documentary and news programs. He also helped build and lead CNBC’s events and conference business. In addition to his management roles at CNBC, Nik previously held senior management and leadership roles in a long and distinguished career at The Wall Street Journal. He was Deputy Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal overseeing all financial and international coverage for the paper and overseeing the Journal’s network of international bureaus and correspondents.

Prior to this, he was a well-respected M&A reporter for the paper, before becoming editor of the Media & Marketing group, where he oversaw entertainment, publishing, advertising, consumer products, fashion and retail. Later, he was editor of the money and investing section where he oversaw all coverage of the global financial crisis, Wall Street, banking, hedge funds, private equity, mutual funds, financial markets, investing and personal finance. He also served as deputy bureau chief in Washington, D.C. for three years where he oversaw regulatory and investigative coverage for the paper.