Spotlight Health Speakers and Moderators

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Peter Rabins
Peter Rabins

Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Martha Raddatz
Martha Raddatz
Ida Rademacher
Ida Rademacher

Executive Director, Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute

Sathya Raghu
Sathya Raghu

Co-Founder, Cosmos Green; Co-Founder, Kheyti

Marcus Raichle
Marcus Raichle
Jeff Raikes
Jeff Raikes

Co-Founder, Raikes Foundation

Lee Rainie
Lee Rainie

Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research, Pew Research Center

Chris Rainier
Chris Rainier

Documentary Photographer; Fellow, National Geographic Society

Raghuram G. Rajan
Raghuram G. Rajan
Jack Rakove
Jack Rakove

William Coe Professor of History and American Studies, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

Scott Ralls
Scott Ralls

President, North Carolina Community Colleges

Mari Carmen Ramírez
Mari Carmen Ramírez
Sonia Ramamoorthy
Sonia Ramamoorthy

Chief, Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery and Vice Chair Surgical Quality, University of California, San Diego

Gopal Raman
Gopal Raman

Student Poet, Creative Young Leaders Alliance, The Aspen Institute

Kavita Ramdas
Kavita Ramdas
Albert Ramdin
Albert Ramdin
Antonio Ramirez
Antonio Ramirez
Kishan Rana
Kishan Rana
A. Barry Rand
A. Barry Rand

CEO, AARP

Lisa Randall
Lisa Randall

Professor of Physics, Harvard University; Author, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs

Don Michael Randel
Don Michael Randel

Musicologist; Chair of the Board, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Thomas A. Rando
Thomas A. Rando

Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Director, The Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging, Stanford University School of Medicine

Dominic Randolph
Dominic Randolph

Head of School, Riverdale Country School

Urvashi Rangan
Urvashi Rangan

Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability, Consumer Reports (Festival Underwriter)

Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine

Henry G. Lee Professor, Department of English, Pomona College; Poet, Citizen: An American Lyric; Playwright, The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

Carol Raphael
Carol Raphael

Board Chair, AARP; Senior Advisor, Manatt Health Solutions

David M. Rapoport
David M. Rapoport

Director of Research in Integrative Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Festival Underwriter)

Rip Rapson
Rip Rapson

President and CEO, The Kresge Foundation

Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
Sabina Rashid
Sabina Rashid

Professor and Dean, BRAC University School of Public Health

Peter Rashish
Peter Rashish

Director of the Geoeconomics Program, American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Justin Rattner
Justin Rattner
Steven Rattner
Steven Rattner

Chairman, Willett Advisors

Ben Rattray
Ben Rattray

Founder and CEO, Change.org

Doug Rauch
Doug Rauch

Founder and President, Daily Table

Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch

Research Professor of Education, New York University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Bob Raynolds
Bob Raynolds

Research Associate, Denver Museum of Nature and Science; Adjunct Faculty, Geophysics Department, Colorado School of Mines

Molly Pershin Raynor
Molly Pershin Raynor

Performing Arts Program Coordinator, RYSE Center

Alexander Reben
Alexander Reben

Kinetic Engineer and Interactive Artist

Lata Reddy
Lata Reddy

President, The Prudential Foundation; Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Prudential Financial

Steve Redisch
Steve Redisch
Kasim Reed
Kasim Reed

Mayor of Atlanta, GA; Rodell Fellow, The Aspen Institute

Gary Reedy
Gary Reedy

CEO, American Cancer Society

David Reese
David Reese

President and CEO, East Durham Children's Intiative

Pamela Reeves
Pamela Reeves

Senior Advisor for Gender Strategy, Executive Office of Melinda Gates

Diane Regas
Diane Regas

Senior Vice President, Programs, Environmental Defense Fund (Festival Underwriter)

Rob Reich
Rob Reich

Professor of Political Science, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; Director, Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Robert Reich
Robert Reich

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Former US Secretary of Labor

Regina Reichert
Regina Reichert

Co-Director and Co-Founder, Power House Productions; Artist, Design 99

John Reid
John Reid
T.R. Reid
T.R. Reid

Journalist; Author; Documentary Filmmaker, US Health Care: The Good News

Peter Reiling
Peter Reiling
Edward Reilly
Edward Reilly

Global CEO, FD

Uwe E. Reinhardt
Uwe E. Reinhardt

James Madison Professor of Political Economy, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

Belinda Reininger
Belinda Reininger

Associate Professor of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, School of Public Health, University of Texas

Wallace Renfro
Wallace Renfro

Vice President and Chief Policy Advisor, NCAA

Dorene Rentz
Dorene Rentz

Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Lynda Resnick
Lynda Resnick

Vice Chairman, Roll Global; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Stewart Resnick
Stewart Resnick

Chairman and President, The Wonderful Company

Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben

Actress, Singer

Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin

Strategic Advisor for Environmental and Science Journalism, National Geographic Society

Andrew C. Revkin
Andrew C. Revkin
Marian Rewers
Marian Rewers

Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Clinical Director, and Abrams-Rewers Chair in Clinical Research, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Yosimar Reyes
Yosimar Reyes

Poet, Artist-in-Residence, Define American

Eric Reynolds
Eric Reynolds

Founder and CEO, Inyenyeri

James Reynolds Jr.
James Reynolds Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Loop Capital

Jason Rezaian
Jason Rezaian

Tehran Bureau Chief and Correspondent, The Washington Post

Michelle Rhee
Michelle Rhee
Howard Rheingold
Howard Rheingold
Deborah Rhode
Deborah Rhode

Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford Law School

Ben Rhodes
Ben Rhodes

Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting

Deborah Rhodes
Deborah Rhodes

Professor of Medicine and Internist, Mayo Clinic; Member, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Matthieu Ricard
Matthieu Ricard

Director, Karuna-Shechen; Author, Why Meditate?

Julio Ricardo Varela
Julio Ricardo Varela

Digital Media Director, Futuro Media

Condoleezza Rice
Condoleezza Rice
Connie Rice
Connie Rice

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Advancement Project

Norman B. Rice
Norman B. Rice

President and CEO, The Seattle Foundation

Susan Rice
Susan Rice
Susan E. Rice
Susan E. Rice

Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, White House; US Permanent Representative, United Nations

Katie Rich
Katie Rich

Writer, "Weekend Update," Saturday Night Live

Sarah Rich
Sarah Rich

Writer

Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards

President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Dara Richardson-Heron
Dara Richardson-Heron

CEO, YWCA USA

John Ridley
John Ridley

Filmmaker; Screenwriter; Showrunner

Paul Rieckhoff
Paul Rieckhoff

Executive Director & Founder Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Author, Chaising Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq

Rob Riemen
Rob Riemen
David Riggs
David Riggs

Executive Director, Center for Deployment Psychology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Charles "Lil Buck" Riley
Charles "Lil Buck" Riley

Movement Artist; Co-Founder, Movement Art Is

Naomi Schaefer Riley
Naomi Schaefer Riley

Columnist, New York Post; Author, Got Religion?, 'Til Faith Do Us Part

Rob Riley
Rob Riley

President, Northern Forest Center

Ory Rinat
Ory Rinat

Interim Chief Digital Officer, The White House

Keller Rinaudo
Keller Rinaudo

Co-Founder and CEO, Zipline

Robert Ring
Robert Ring

Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks (Festival Underwriter)

Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Amanda Ripley
Amanda Ripley

Journalist, Emerson Senior Fellow; Author, The Smartest Kids in the World

Jean-Francois Rischard
Jean-Francois Rischard
Lyndon Rive
Lyndon Rive

Founder and CEO, SolarCity

Ricardo Rivera-Cardona
Ricardo Rivera-Cardona

Chief Business Development Officer, Somos Community Care

Douglas Rivers
Douglas Rivers
Alice M. Rivlin
Alice M. Rivlin

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