Speakers and Moderators

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Justin Sanchez
Justin Sanchez

Director, Biological Technologies Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), US Department of Defense

Margot Sanger-Katz
Margot Sanger-Katz

Health Care Correspondent, The Upshot, The New York Times

Reshma Saujani
Reshma Saujani

Founder and CEO, Girls Who Code; Author, Women Who Don't Wait inLine

Eric Schadt
Eric Schadt

Director, Icahn Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology; Chair, Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Pedro Miguel Schiaffino
Pedro Miguel Schiaffino

Owner/Chef, Amaz, and Schiaffino Gastronomica Catering

Anne Schuchat
Anne Schuchat

Principal Deputy Director, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kathleen Sebelius
Kathleen Sebelius

CEO, Sebelius Resources; 21st Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Kamilla Seidler
Kamilla Seidler

Executive Chef, Gustu Gastronomia

Donna Shalala
Donna Shalala

President and CEO, The Clinton Foundation; Former Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

CEO and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN)

Susan Silbermann
Susan Silbermann

President and General Manager, Pfizer Vaccines, Pfizer (Festival Underwriter)

Prabhjot Singh
Prabhjot Singh

Director, Arnhold Institute for Global Health and Chairman, Department of Health System Design and Global Health, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Riya Singh
Riya Singh

Researcher, Centre for Girls Education (Nigeria)

Anna Deavere Smith
Anna Deavere Smith

Actress; Playwright; Professor, New York University; Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Margaret Low Smith
Margaret Low Smith

President, AtlanticLIVE

Shobhita Soor
Shobhita Soor

Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer, Aspire Food Group

Sofia Caballero Stafford
Sofia Caballero Stafford

BA Candidate, Global Health and Cultural Anthropology, Duke University; Regional Lead, Girl Up

Kevin Starr
Kevin Starr

Managing Director, Mulago Foundation and Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program

Vic Strecher
Vic Strecher

Professor and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, School of Public Health, University of Michigan; Founder and CEO, JOOL Health; Author, Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything

Louis W. Sullivan
Louis W. Sullivan

Chairman of the Board, National Health Museum; Former Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services

Marshall Summar
Marshall Summar

Chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism, Margaret O’Malley Chair of Molecular Genetics, Children's National Health System (Festival Underwriter)