Michael M. Davis Lecture Series Lobbies on the Menu: The Food Industry Against Public Health in Contemporary France

Michael M. Davis Lecture Series

Lobbies on the Menu: The Food Industry Against Public Health in Contemporary France


A Conversation with Daniel Benamouzig

Daniel Benamouzig, Research Director CNRS Health Public Action

Moderated by Jeanne C. Marsh, PhD, George Herbert Jones Distinguished Service Professor; Director, Center for Health Administration Studies; Co-Director, Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy

Hybrid: In-person and virtual via Zoom

The event is open to the public and free to attend. Registration required.

For In-person attendees, boxed lunch provided with registration.

About the Presenter

Daniel Benamouzig’s research interests range from public health to economic policy to institutional governance. He has studied the history of healthcare economics in France, as well as institutional changes in healthcare regulation. He continues to conduct research in the economic sociology and political sociology of healthcare, with special interest in institutional changes and the mobilization of economic knowledge.

Benamouzig directs Sciences Po’s Health programme at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for the Evaluation of Public Policy (LIEPP-LABEX) and is a scientific adviser for the Global Health section of the Master of Public Affairs at Sciences Po. He runs the PRINCEPS interdisciplinary programme on health crises and security at the Sorbonne Paris Cité University.

Deeply involved with public organizations in the field of health, Benamouzig has acted as an expert on numerous projects in the sector, notably for the French National Authority for Health, the National Institute for Health Statistics, and the National Conference on Health.

He is the author of numerous scientific articles and two books: Economie et sociologie [Economy and Sociology (FR)] (with F. Cusin, PUF 2004), and La santé au miroir de l’économie : une histoire de l’économie de la santé en France [Health in the Light of the Economy: A History of Healthcare Economics in France (FR)] (PUF 2005). He has recently published “Achieving Universal Health Coverage in France: Policy Reforms and the Challenge of Inequalities” (with Nay O., Béjean S., Henri Bergeron, Castel P., and Ventelou B.) in The Lancet, May 2016.

Daniel Benamouzig is Associate Professor at Sciences Po, where he teaches Scientific Humanities and Sociology. He has taught in several other institutions of higher education, including Paris-Sorbonne University, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Ecole Nationale de Santé Vétérinaire, ESIEE, and Centre d’Etude des Programmes Economiques (ENSAE). Read his full biography.


About the Series

Each academic semester, the Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS) sponsors the Michael M. Davis Lecture Series which brings renowned policy experts, researchers and commentators to the University to explore the intersection of health policy and the broad needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. CHAS also provides support for conferences and workshops focused on issues surrounding health services and health policy research.

The career of Michael M. Davis spanned almost fifty years in many areas of medical sociology and health administration. Davis’s early years included the establishment of the first “pay clinics” in the United States in 1913, to meet the needs of the working population of Boston, MA. Davis was also the founder of the University of Chicago Graduate Program of Health Administration Studies in 1934. We are proud to carry on the spirit of his early work with vulnerable populations with this lecture series.

  • Seating limited; available on a first-come-first seated basis.
  • UChicago students may leave early to return to (1:30 PM) classes.
  • Event will be recorded and posted on the CHAS YouTube channel.
  • Not eligible for CEUs.

If you have any questions about access or to request a reasonable accommodation that will facilitate your full participation in this event such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text, food options for individuals with dietary restrictions, etc. please contact the event organizer.