Reopening California: An Insider’s Clinical Perspective on What’s Next

With the largest population in the U.S. and a site of early COVID-19 outbreaks, California has been on the front lines of the pandemic since the beginning. Hear from one of the architects of the state’s response about the data they used to shut down and how they are planning the reopening.

Join Dr. Bob Kocher, public health advisor on California’s response to coronavirus, to hear his insider’s perspective on California’s plans to reopen, the impact on employers and workers, and what to expect next as HR leaders navigate returning to work.

In this on-demand webinar you’ll learn:

  • How California developed their response thus far and how it is working
  • What happens next as we return to life outside of the home
  • Why mental health is a critical pillar for return-to-work planning

The Speakers

Bob Kocher, MD
Public health advisor, Partner at Venrock, President of Lyra Clinical Associates

Dr. Bob Kocher is the President of Lyra Clinical Associates, which works in partnership with Lyra Health to provide clinical services. He is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, Senior Fellow and Advisory Board Member at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, and Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Harvard Medical School Health Care Policy Department and National Institute of Healthcare Management. Additionally, Bob is a Partner at Venrock and focuses on healthcare IT and services investments. Prior to Venrock, Bob served in the Obama Administration as Special Assistant to the President for Healthcare and Economic Policy on the National Economic Council and was a key author of the Affordable Care Act.

Sean McBride
Head of Partnerships, Lyra Health

Sean leads Lyra’s new partnership efforts with employers and other partners. Prior to Lyra, Sean worked at Castlight Health, The White House’s National Economic Council, The Brookings Institution’s Health Care Reform Center, and Khulisa Management Services. Sean earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.