Speakers and Moderators

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Paul Bakus
Paul Bakus

President Corporate Affairs, Nestlé USA

David Baltimore
David Baltimore

President Emeritus and Robert Andrews Millikan Professor of Biology, California Institute of Technology

Shoshana Berger
Shoshana Berger

Editorial Director, IDEO

Richard Berke
Richard Berke

Executive Editor, STAT

Seth Berkley
Seth Berkley

CEO, GAVI Alliance; Founder, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative

Steve Beshear
Steve Beshear

Senior Member, Stites & Harbison; Former Governor, Kentucky

Richard Besser
Richard Besser

President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Jeanette Betancourt
Jeanette Betancourt

Senior Vice President, Community and Family Engagement, Sesame Workshop

Jackie Bezos
Jackie Bezos

Co-Founder and President, Bezos Family Foundation

Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt

CMO and President, Health Research and Educational Trust, American Hospital Association (Festival Underwriter); Physician

Ethan Bier
Ethan Bier

Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego

Buzz Bissinger
Buzz Bissinger

Author; Journalist; Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair

Jennifer Bloomer
Jennifer Bloomer

Graduate/Volunteer, Project Welcome Home Troops; Chief Master Sergeant (Ret), US Air Force

Jack Bonneau
Jack Bonneau

Founder and CEO, Jack's Stands and Marketplaces

Stephen Boppart
Stephen Boppart

Professor and Director, Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Helen Branswell
Helen Branswell

Senior Writer, Global Health, STAT

Joshua Brody
Joshua Brody

Director, Lymphoma Immunotherapy Program, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Ethan Brown
Ethan Brown

Co-Founder and CEO, Beyond Meat

Kelly Brownell
Kelly Brownell

Dean and Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner

Founder and CEO, Blue Zones LLC; Fellow, National Geographic; Author, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

Steven Burakoff
Steven Burakoff

Director, The Tisch Cancer Institute; Lilian and Henry M. Stratton Professor of Cancer Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Sylvia Mathews Burwell
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services