The Kids are Not OK: COVID-19 and Children’s Mental Health
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders for many children and teens. Fear, isolation and upsets to daily routines have taken a big toll – now accompanied, for some, by back-to-school anxiety.
Hear the latest findings on the extent of this crisis, along with guidance from experts on finding accessible resources and help.
As the founding President of FAIR Health, Robin Gelburd built the organization into a national leader in healthcare cost transparency. Under her direction, FAIR Health has fulfilled its mandate to provide an independent, national database of healthcare claims; a free website to educate consumers about healthcare insurance and costs; and data for academic and policy research. FAIR Health possesses the nation’s largest collection of private healthcare claims data, which includes over 32 billion claim records and is growing at a rate of over 2 billion claim records a year. Certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as a national Qualified Entity, FAIR Health also receives data representing the experience of all individuals enrolled in traditional Medicare Parts A, B and D; FAIR Health includes among the private claims data in its database, data on Medicare Advantage enrollees. Robin is a nationally recognized expert on healthcare policy, data and transparency. A recipient of a 2016 Dig|Benefits Technology Innovator Award, bestowed by Employee Benefit News, she has been invited to speak to organizations across the country on topics of critical importance to employers, employees, healthcare professionals and institutions, health plans, third-party administrators, consultants and other healthcare stakeholders. Her presentations have taken place at forums sponsored by the American Medical Association, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Alliance for Health Reform, the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, among others. She also has published numerous articles on topics such as data analytics in The Self-Insurer, healthcare cost transparency and clarity in Managed Healthcare Executive, the New York State consumer protection law in Employee Benefit Adviser and consumer preferences on the Institute for HealthCare Consumerism website, among many others. Prior to being recruited as President of FAIR Health, Robin served for eight years as General Counsel of a medical research foundation comprising approximately 30 premier academic medical centers, hospitals and research institutions in New York State. During her tenure at this consortium, she also was appointed Chairperson of New Yorkers for the Advancement of Medical Research, a statewide coalition of over 40 organizations that she helped found in 2003 and whose mission was the promotion of state funding and support for stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Previously, Robin was a health law partner at the New York City law firm Kalkines, Arky, Zall & Bernstein (now Manatt, Phelps & Phillips). During her 10 years at that firm, she represented an array of healthcare-based clients—including health plans, hospitals, provider groups and organizations, skilled nursing facilities, special needs plans and ambulatory care centers—on a variety of strategic, regulatory, policy, governance, business and contractual matters. Earlier, Robin worked as a litigation and corporate associate at the international law firm Morrison & Foerster. She began her legal career as a federal appellate law clerk to the Honorable Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr., from the Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit. She received a BA with honors from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a JD from Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University.
John brings 25 years of leadership and management experience from the business and not-for-profit settings to his role at JED. Passionate about supporting young adults in their transition to adulthood, John advises several organizations including the S. Jay Levy Fellowship for Future Leaders at City College, Trek Medics, Crisis Text Line, the Health Policy and Management Department at the Mailman School of Public Health, and HIV Hero.
Earlier in his career, he served in executive positions for Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Forest Laboratories, where he oversaw functions such as business development, alliance management, clinical development, regulatory affairs, sales and marketing. John continues to contribute to the development of novel medications for disorders such as Parkinson’s disease through board roles with Adamas Pharmaceuticals and Blackthorn Therapeutics.
In 2016, John received The Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence in the field of public health from the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University and an MPH from Columbia University.
Shabana Khan, MD
Shabana Khan, MD has a decade of experience in telemedicine. She is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Telepsychiatry for the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health in New York City.
Dr. Khan Co-Chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Telepsychiatry Committee, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Telemedicine for the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, and member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Telepsychiatry Committee.
Through her active involvement and collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), APA, and AACAP, Dr. Khan has helped inform telemedicine legislation, policy, and regulations at the local, state, and national level.
Dr. Khan received a B.A. in Neuroscience from Barnard College and an M.D. from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. She completed general adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Western Psychiatric Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Khan is board-certified in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA) and a Distinguished Fellows of AACAP (DFAACAP).
Neil Leibowitz, MD
Dr. Neil Leibowitz is a psychiatrist, attorney, and the Chief Medical Officer of Talkspace. In this role, he oversees the quality of care provided by clinicians on the platform. He is also a healthcare quality consultant with Quality of Care Solutions and teaches Health Law at St. Francis College. Neil received his MD from New York Medical College, his JD from the New York University School of Law, and his BA in Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He was previously a Senior Behavioral Health Medical Director at United Healthcare and faculty member at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.