Mind in Motion: The Science Behind Cognitive Health
Researchers have made remarkable strides in understanding the intricate workings of the brain, and this knowledge can empower us to take proactive steps in preserving and enhancing our brain health. Learn from experts in the fields of neurology, psychology, and neuroplasticity as they explain the most important things we can do to care for our brains. Not only do these tip...
StoryCorps CEO Sandra Clark on the Healing Power of Stories
Everyone has a story to tell – and sharing them reminds us of our common humanity. Few know this better than StoryCorps CEO Sandra Clark. Over the last 20 years, the organization has collected, archived, and shared the extraordinary stories of everyday people. Learn about the powerful ways storytelling and listening can help cultivate empathy and foster understanding.
It's been a big year for Patagonia, as it celebrated a 50th anniversary and legally restructured to commit all profits to environmental causes. What can be learned from the company's unconventional approach to capitalism? CEO Ryan Gellert reflects on Patagonia’s ongoing legacy, how they measure success (it’s not what you would think), and the career advice that’s guided hi...
A Civic Health Check-Up with Vot-ER Founder Alister Martin
It’s a fact: In communities where voting rates are higher, health outcomes are better. That’s why ER physician Alister Martin, the Founder of Vot-ER and CEO of A Healthier Democracy, is on a mission to engage patients and fellow healthcare providers in the civic process. Learn how he's tapping into the power of healthcare settings to drive positive social change for all.
L.A.'s Chief Heat Officer on the Public Health Threat of Extreme Heat
Worldwide, 10 cities have named Chief Heat Officers to address the growing threat of extreme heat. Marta Segura is leading the way in Los Angeles by connecting equity, health, and climate data to save lives and build more resilient communities. Learn how the city is making progress in the face of rising temperatures.
Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Perry's latest book, South to America, was the 2022 National Book Award winner for nonfiction. We caught up with her about how she defines love of country, why the best writing is a conversation, and how books are invitations into each other’s imaginations.
Lisa Damour is a clinical psychologist, author, and a senior advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. We caught up with her about how psychologists understand mental health and solicited her advice on how parents can encourage healthy social media use for their teens.
Wendy Suzuki is the Seryl Kushner Dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. Ahead of her speaking at the 2023 Aspen Ideas Festival, we caught up with Dr. Suzuki to talk about how exercise helps our brains, get tips for overcoming burnout, and discuss how anxiety can actually give us superpowers.
Meet Bri Franklin, a 2023 Festival Fellow and the co-founder, president, and CEO of The Prosp(a)rity Project. She is on a quest to resolve the $2 trillion student debt crisis while closing the racial wealth gap for Black women.
The 2023 Aspen Ideas Fellows are a group of leaders from some 58 cities in 30 states in the United States and nine other countries who were selected for their accomplishments and ability to transform ideas into action.
5 Reasons Why Clinicians Should Think Like Designers
Effective design can improve the experiences, devices, services and spaces of healthcare, says Bon Ku of the Health Design Lab. Prior to his Aspen Ideas: Health conversation, the physician shares how his fellow clinicians can benefit from embracing the mindset of a designer.
For health researchers, space is proving to be a unique laboratory to explore stem cells, pharmaceuticals, 3D bioprinting, food science, and more. Ahead of Aspen Ideas: Health, TRISH's Dorit Donoviel explains how collaboration and open science can help advance these "out-of-this-world" discoveries for all mankind.