Speakers and Moderators

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Hugh Acheson
Hugh Acheson

Chef and Partner, Five & Ten; Author, A New Turn in the South

Emilio Amigo
Emilio Amigo

Clinical Psychologist; Director, Amigo Family Counseling

Diane Archer
Diane Archer

Chair of the Board, Consumer Reports (Festival Underwriter); Founder, JustCare

Lauren Augustine
Lauren Augustine

Legislative Associate, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

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Neal Baer
Neal Baer

Physician; Television Writer and Producer

Patrick Beattie
Patrick Beattie

Skoll Scholar, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship; Co-Founder, Diagnostics for All

Jason Beaubien
Jason Beaubien

Global Health and Development Correspondent, NPR

Matthew Bishop
Matthew Bishop

US Business Editor and New York Bureau Chief, The Economist

Ann Bonham
Ann Bonham

Chief Scientific Officer, American Association of Medical Colleges

Dan Bonk
Dan Bonk

CEO, Aspen Valley Hospital

Elizabeth Bradley
Elizabeth Bradley

Incoming President, Vassar College; Brady-Johnson Professor of Grand Strategy and Faculty Director, Global Health Leadership Institute, Yale University School of Public Health

Todd Breyfogle
Todd Breyfogle

Director, Seminars, The Aspen Institute

Larry Brilliant
Larry Brilliant

Senior Advisor, Jeff Skoll Group; Chairman, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Nadine Burke Harris
Nadine Burke Harris

Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness

Barbara Bush
Barbara Bush

Co-Founder and CEO, Global Health Corps

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Laura Carstensen
Laura Carstensen

Fairleigh Dickinson Professor in Public Policy, Department of Psychology, Stanford University; Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

John Cary
John Cary

Co-Founder and Partner, FRESH Speakers; Co-Host, TEDCity2.0; Advisor, Aspen Global Health and Development, The Aspen Institute

Corey Casper
Corey Casper

Head of Global Oncology, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Professor of Medicine, University of Washington

Albert Cho
Albert Cho

Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Xylem

Dave Chokshi
Dave Chokshi

Chief Population Health Officer, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

Deepak Chopra
Deepak Chopra

Founder, The Chopra Foundation, Chopra Center for Wellbeing, and The Chopra Well on YouTube

Karan Chopra
Karan Chopra

Co-Founder and Managing Director, GADCO (Global Agri-Development Company)

Francis Collins
Francis Collins

Director, National Institutes of Health

Pamela Collins
Pamela Collins

Associate Director, Special Populations, Director, Special Populations Rural Mental Health Research, and Global Mental Health Offices, National Institute of Mental Health

Elizabeth Concordia
Elizabeth Concordia

President and CEO, University of Colorado Health (Festival Underwriter)

Myriam Curet
Myriam Curet

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Intuitive Surgical; Surgery Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

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Wyatt Decker
Wyatt Decker

CEO, Mayo Clinic Arizona; Vice President, Mayo Clinic (Festival Underwriter)

Diana DeGette
Diana DeGette

Member, US House of Representatives (D-CO)

Nancy-Ann DeParle
Nancy-Ann DeParle

Partner, Consonance Capital Partners; Former Director, White House Office of Health Reform

Ronald DePinho
Ronald DePinho

President, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dan Diaz
Dan Diaz

Activist, Compassion & Choices

Abigail Disney
Abigail Disney

CEO and President, Fork Films

Krista Donaldson
Krista Donaldson

CEO, D-Rev

Peter Drobac
Peter Drobac

Co-Founder and Executive Director, University of Global Health Equity, Partners in Health; Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Instructor of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Mick Ebeling
Mick Ebeling

Founder and CEO, Not Impossible; Founder, The Ebeling Group

Elmo
Elmo

Actor, Sesame Street

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Tom Farrey
Tom Farrey

Correspondent, ESPN; Founder and Executive Director, Sports and Society, The Aspen Institute

Iva Fattorini
Iva Fattorini

Chair, Global Arts and Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Anthony S. Fauci
Anthony S. Fauci

Director and Chief, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Liz Feld
Liz Feld

President, Autism Speaks (Festival Underwriter)

Rohan Fernandes
Rohan Fernandes

Assistant Professor, Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children's National Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Rushika Fernandopulle
Rushika Fernandopulle

Co-Founder and CEO, Iora Health

Laurel Firestone
Laurel Firestone

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Community Water Center

Linda Fisher
Linda Fisher

Vice President Safety, Health and Environment; Chief Sustainability Officer, DuPont

Christian Foster
Christian Foster

Senior Vice President, Civil Commercial Group, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

William Frist
William Frist

Chairman of the Executive Council, Cressey and Company; Former US Senator (R-TN)

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Jane Gauntlett
Jane Gauntlett

Theater Artist; Founder, Sublime and Ridiculous

David Glazer
David Glazer

Director of Engineering, Friend Connect, Google

Barak Goodman
Barak Goodman

Director, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Garth Graham
Garth Graham

President, Aetna Foundation; Cardiologist; Associate Professor, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

Peter Guerra
Peter Guerra

Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Saketh Guntupalli
Saketh Guntupalli

Gynecologic Oncologist and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs and Quality, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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Jena Hausmann
Jena Hausmann

CEO, President and COO, Children's Hospital Colorado (Festival Underwriter)

Jessica Herzstein
Jessica Herzstein

Member, US Preventive Services Task Force

Lucy Hurst
Lucy Hurst

Senior Editor and Analyst, Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group

Victor Hwang
Victor Hwang

Co-Founder and CEO, T2 Venture Creation

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Roger Jackson
Roger Jackson
Mark Jacobsohn
Mark Jacobsohn

Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (Festival Underwriter)

Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd

Actress; Ambassador, Population Services International

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Storn Kabuluzi
Storn Kabuluzi

Director of Preventive Health Services, Ministry of Health, Malawi

Ruth Katz
Ruth Katz

Executive Director, Health, Medicine, and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Tom Kenyon
Tom Kenyon

Director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vanessa Kerry
Vanessa Kerry

Co-Founder and CEO, Seed Global Health; Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives, Center for Global Health, Massachusetts General Hospital

Ron Klain
Ron Klain

General Counsel, Revolution

Howard Koh
Howard Koh

Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard School of Public Health

Brian Koll
Brian Koll

Executive Medical Director for Infection Prevention and Control, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter); Professor of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Christopher Korsh
Christopher Korsh

Senior Principal, Healthcare, HOK

David Kuria
David Kuria

Director, Ecotact Group

Rachel Kyte
Rachel Kyte

Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group

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Ramanan Laxminarayan
Ramanan Laxminarayan

Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy; Vice President, Research and Policy, Public Health Foundation of India

Stanley Litow
Stanley Litow

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM; President, IBM International Foundation

Josh Lozman
Josh Lozman

Deputy Director, Program Advocacy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

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Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Director, Center for Families and Military Family Research Institute, Purdue University; Associate Dean, College of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University

Poonacha Machaiah
Poonacha Machaiah

Co-Founder, JIYO

Lilly Marks
Lilly Marks

Vice President, Health Affairs, University of Colorado (Festival Underwriter)

Courtney E. Martin
Courtney E. Martin

Author; Speaker; Co-Founder, Solutions Journalism Network

Olivia Mastry
Olivia Mastry

Founding Partner, The Collective Action Lab

David Mathews
David Mathews

President and CEO, Kettering Foundation; Former Secretary, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare

Gary Mendell
Gary Mendell

Founder and CEO, Shatterproof

Paul Mills
Paul Mills

Professor of Family Medicine, Public Health and Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Neeraj Mistry
Neeraj Mistry

Managing Director, Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Under-Secretary-General, United Nations; Executive Director, UN Women

Jamison Monroe
Jamison Monroe

Founder and CEO, Newport Academy Teen Treatment Center

Eric Motley
Eric Motley

Vice President and Executive Director of National Programs, Aspen Institute

Jewel Mullen
Jewel Mullen

Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Gina Murdock
Gina Murdock

Founder and Director, Aspen Yoga Society

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

Co-Founder and Executive Director, MASS Design Group

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Elizabeth Nance
Elizabeth Nance

Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Radiology, University of Washington

Eric Nestler
Eric Nestler

Professor and Chair, Neuroscience, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Festival Underwriter); Director, The Friedman Brain Institute

Esther Ngumbi
Esther Ngumbi

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University

John Noseworthy
John Noseworthy

President and CEO, Mayo Clinic (Festival Underwriter)

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Paul Offit
Paul Offit

Director, Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Maurice R. Hillelman Professor of Vaccinology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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Ariel Pablos-Mendez
Ariel Pablos-Mendez

Assistant Administrator, Global Health, US Agency for International Development

Edith Perez
Edith Perez

Deputy Director at Large, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida (Festival Underwriter)

Alonzo Plough
Alonzo Plough

Vice President, Research and Evaluation and Learning, Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

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Peter Rabins
Peter Rabins

Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Sabina Rashid
Sabina Rashid

Professor and Dean, BRAC University School of Public Health

David Riggs
David Riggs

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

Robert Ring
Robert Ring

Chief Science Officer, Autism Speaks (Festival Underwriter)

Dennis Roop
Dennis Roop

Founding Director, Charles C. Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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