We are excited to announce our feature speakers:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 3:45pm

Alan Berube, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, The Brookings Institution

Alan Berube is senior fellow and Deputy Director at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. In this role he coordinates and amplifies research from across Brookings Metro on how to strengthen economic opportunity in regions, cities, and communities.

Alan has also authored dozens of Brookings publications on economic and demographic trends in metropolitan areas, social policies affecting families and communities, and the role of cities in a globalizing economy. He is co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America (Brookings Press, 2013).

Prior to joining Brookings in 2001, Alan was a policy advisor in the Office of Community Development Policy at the U.S. Treasury Department, and a researcher at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Stanford University. In 2004 Alan served as an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy at the UK Treasury, focusing on mixed-income housing policy. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Cristina and daughter Erica.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12:30pm

Joshua Bamberger, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Consultant, Mercy Housing and Associate Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Bamberger is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Chief Medical Consultant for Mercy Housing. He has been practicing family medicine with people living with poverty since 1989.

Starting in 1991, Dr. Bamberger worked for the San Francisco Department of Public Health caring for people living with homelessness. While there, he coordinated all medical and behavioral health services at the health department’s supportive housing programs, which grew from one building in 1999 to 43 buildings today serving over 1750 tenants.

He subsequently helped establish the Housing and Urban Health Clinic; the first integrated health clinic designed to serve people in supportive housing in 2006. Dr. Bamberger also served as Special Advisor to the Executive Director of the United States Interagency on Homelessness, the Federal government’s homeless policy agency, from 2012-2013.

Presently, he is the lead local evaluator in San Francisco for a randomized trial, supported by the Social Innovation Fund, of housing that targets homeless high users of the healthcare system.  He is also an attending physician at the Downtown VA health clinic.