Samuel Sessions

Titles

Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management

Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Email
ssessions@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone
Work Phone Number: 310-222-4182
Address

Mailing Address:

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1000 W. Carson Street, Box 497
Torrance, CA 90509
UNITED STATES

Biography

Dr. Samuel Sessions is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and at the Department Health Policy and Management in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He has interests in health policy, with a focus on health care finance, public health, and the economics of health care and public health services. Before entering medical school, Dr. Sessions practiced tax law in a large law firm in New York City. He later served as Chief Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and then as Deputy Assistant (Tax Policy) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He entered medical school following his service at the Treasury. Dr. Sessions’ goal in his research is to bring his experience in public policy to bear on issues related to health care and public health.

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Sessions Samuel Y, Detsky Allan S   The severability of the individual mandate The New England journal of medicine, 2012; 366(13): e19.
Sessions Samuel Y, Detsky Allan S   The "shadow government" in health care JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(24): 2742-3.
Sessions Samuel Y, Detsky Allan S   Incorporating economic reality into medical education JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 304(11): 1229-30.
Sessions Samuel Y, Detsky Allan S   Washington, Ottawa, and health care reform: a tale of 2 capitals JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2010; 303(20): 2078-9.
Sessions Samuel Y, Detsky Allan S   The proposed excise tax on employee health insurance: good idea, or too clever by 40%? JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 302(20): 2252-3.
Sessions Samuel Y, Detsky Allan S   Employment and US health care reform: saving jobs while cutting costs JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2009; 301(17): 1811-3.
Sessions Samuel Y, Lee Philip R   Using tax reform to drive health care reform: putting the horse before the cart JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association, 2008; 300(16): 1929-31.
Sessions Samuel Y, Lee Philip R   A road map for universal coverage: finding a pass through the financial mountains Journal of health politics, policy and law, 2008; 33(2): 155-97.