Michael Myers

Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Michael Myers is managing director at The Rockefeller Foundation, a position he has held since 2014. In this role, he coordinates the foundation’s global health work, including universal health coverage, health system resilience, planetary health, and other health priorities. He was a senior policy officer and director of centennial programming for the foundation from 2010 to 2014. Previously, Myers was chief counsel and staff director to the late senator Ted Kennedy, working on a range of major legislation, including the Affordable Care Act. Earlier in his career, he worked on refugee and international humanitarian matters for nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations high commissioner for refugees. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

Videos/Audio of Michael Myers

The health effects of climate change sound a clarion warning that we must attend to a rapidly deteriorating environment... See more
Global health today is characterized by a mix of promising developments and troubling trends. Life expectancy is on the... See more
It is no longer possible to separate the health of the planet from the health of its people. Disease patterns are... See more
Although the inequitable distribution of health and healthcare is widely recognized, a lot of fresh thinking about just... See more
Integrated approaches are needed to deliver healthcare effectively to individuals, to mount vigorous public health... See more