Speakers and Moderators

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James Arinaitwe
James Arinaitwe

School Partnerships Manager, Educate!

Jeff Arnold
Jeff Arnold

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Sharecare

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David Aaron Baker
David Aaron Baker

Actor

Sarika Bansal
Sarika Bansal

Journalist; Director of Partnerships, Solutions Journalism Network

Arthur Bloom
Arthur Bloom

Founder and Director, MusiCorps; Founder and Director, Renovation In Music Education (RIME)

Amanda Boxtel
Amanda Boxtel

Executive Director, Bridging Bionics Foundation

Dena Bravata
Dena Bravata

Chief Medical Officer and Head of Products, Castlight Health

Otis W. Brawley
Otis W. Brawley

Chief Medical Officer and Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President of Research, American Cancer Society

Troy Brennan
Troy Brennan

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark Corporation

Josephine Briggs
Josephine Briggs

Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Sandra de Castro Buffington
Sandra de Castro Buffington

Founding Director, Global Media Center for Social Impact, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Jonathan Bush
Jonathan Bush

President and CEO, athenahealth

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Arthur Leonard Caplan
Arthur Leonard Caplan

Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Langone Medical Center, New York University

Victor Carrion
Victor Carrion

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of Stanford Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program, Stanford School of Medicine

Ben Cort
Ben Cort

Business Development Manager, University of Colorado Hospital Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation

Toby Cosgrove
Toby Cosgrove

President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic

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Angela Diaz
Angela Diaz

Director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center; Jean C. and Jame W. Crystal Professor in Adolescent Health, and Professor of Pediatrics, and Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Shawn Duran
Shawn Duran

Tribal Programs Administrator, Taos Pueblo Tribal Community

Esther Dyson
Esther Dyson

Chairman and Founder, EDventure Holdings; Founder, Health Initiative Coordinating Council (HICCup)

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Catalina Escobar
Catalina Escobar

Founder and President, Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation

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Harvey Fineberg
Harvey Fineberg

President, Institute of Medicine

Asa Firestone
Asa Firestone

Co-Founder, Centro de Escalada Urbana; CEO, BeyondGear

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Meg Gibson
Meg Gibson

Actress

James Gladstone
James Gladstone

Co-Chief of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopedics, The Mount Sinai Hospital

Jerome Groopman
Jerome Groopman

Dina and Raphael Recanati Chair of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chief, Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Pamela Hartzband
Pamela Hartzband

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Co-Author, Your Medical Mind

Bryan Tyree Henry
Bryan Tyree Henry

Actor

Lawrence Hergott
Lawrence Hergott

Professor of Medicine and Director of Outpatient Cardiology Services, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

Nancy Hogshead-Makar
Nancy Hogshead-Makar

Senior Director of Advocacy, Women's Sports Foundation

Amy Huebschmann
Amy Huebschmann

Assistant Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Myshkin Ingawale
Myshkin Ingawale

Senior Domain Expert, 14C; Co-Founder, Biosense Technologies

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Andrew Jack
Andrew Jack

Deputy Editor, Analysis, Financial Times

Brent James
Brent James

Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director, Institute for Health Care Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare

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Betty King
Betty King

Former US Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva

Darrell G. Kirch
Darrell G. Kirch

President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

Gabe Klein
Gabe Klein

Senior Visiting Fellow, Urban Land Institute; Former Commissioner, Department of Transportation, City of Chicago

Chris Klug
Chris Klug

Founder and Chairman, Chris Klug Foundation; US Olympian

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Rebecca Leventhal
Rebecca Leventhal

Director, Social Finance

Cyndi Lewis
Cyndi Lewis

Deputy Director, Tobacco, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Freda Lewis-Hall
Freda Lewis-Hall

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer, Inc.

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Yvonne MacPherson
Yvonne MacPherson

USA Director, BBC Media Action

Michael Marmot
Michael Marmot

Director, Institute of Health Equity, University College London

Bonnie McClafferty
Bonnie McClafferty

Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Alex McDougald
Alex McDougald

Producer, Alive Inside

Jennifer McQuiston
Jennifer McQuiston

Epidemiologist and Scientific Advisor for Public Affairs, Division of Public Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Diane E. Meier
Diane E. Meier

Director, Center to Advance Pallative Care; Co-Director , Patty and Jay Baker National Palliative Care Center; Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Catherine Mohr
Catherine Mohr

Director of Medical Research, Intuitive Surgical

Caitlin Morris
Caitlin Morris

North America Executive Director, Access to Sport, Nike, Inc.

David Muller
David Muller

Dean for Medical Education, Marietta and Charles C. Morchand Chair for Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Gina Murdock
Gina Murdock

Founder and Director, Aspen Yoga Society

Michael Mussallem
Michael Mussallem

Chairman and CEO, Edwards Lifesciences

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Liz Ogbu
Liz Ogbu

Designer; Founder, Studio O

Yoshinori Ohno
Yoshinori Ohno

Former Senior Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan

Rebecca Onie
Rebecca Onie

Co-Founder and CEO, Health Leads; Fellow, Health Innovators Fellowship, The Aspen Institute

Jane Otai
Jane Otai

Senior Program Advisor, Jhpiego; Fellow, The Aspen Institute

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Tomas Pevny
Tomas Pevny

Surgeon and Partner, Aspen Orthopaedic Associates

Huntington Potter
Huntington Potter

Neurology Professor and Director, Alzheimer's Disease Clinical and Research Program, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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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

Carol Raphael
Carol Raphael

Board Chair, AARP; Senior Advisor, Manatt Health Solutions

David Reese
David Reese

President and CEO, East Durham Children's Intiative

T.R. Reid
T.R. Reid

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

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

Gloria Reuben
Gloria Reuben

Actress, Singer

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

Michael Rossato-Bennett
Michael Rossato-Bennett

Founder and Executive Producer, Project Media; Director, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

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Kevin Sabet
Kevin Sabet

Co-Founder, Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana); Director, Drug Policy Institute, University of Florida

Thomas A. Scully
Thomas A. Scully

General Partner, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe; Former Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Jacques Sebisaho
Jacques Sebisaho

Founder and Executive Director, Amani Global Works

John Seffrin
John Seffrin

CEO, American Cancer Society

Ronald Shaich
Ronald Shaich

Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Panera Bread Company

Robin Shandas
Robin Shandas

Professor and Founding Chair, Bioengineering Department, University of Colorado, Denver

Casey Sheahan
Casey Sheahan

Senior Advisor, Backbone Media; Former CEO, Patagonia, Inc.

Cori Shepherd Stern
Cori Shepherd Stern

Filmmaker

Rod Stryker
Rod Stryker

Founder and Instructor, ParaYoga

Scott Summit
Scott Summit

Director of Technology, Bespoke Innovations, 3D Systems Corporation

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Shannon Turley
Shannon Turley

Kissick Family Director of Football Sports Performance, Stanford University

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Marc Van Ameringen
Marc Van Ameringen

Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

Grant Verstandig
Grant Verstandig

Founder and CEO, Rally Health, Inc.

Toni Verstandig
Toni Verstandig

Senior Vice President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace; Chairman, Middle East Programs, The Aspen Institute

Neil Vora
Neil Vora

Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, Poxvirus and Rabies Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Yu Wang
Yu Wang

Director General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Michael Weissberg
Michael Weissberg

Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Akaya Windwood
Akaya Windwood

President, Rockwood Leadership Institute

Katherine Ella Wood
Katherine Ella Wood

Actress

Matthew Wynia
Matthew Wynia

Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

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Derek Yach
Derek Yach

Executive Director, Vitality Institute

Krishna Yeshwant
Krishna Yeshwant

Physician; General Partner, Google Ventures