Speakers and Moderators

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Carl Armato
Carl Armato

President and CEO, Novant Health

Bridgitt Arnold
Bridgitt Arnold

General Manager of Communications, bgC3

Gulrez Shah Azhar
Gulrez Shah Azhar

Assistant Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation; Doctoral Candidate, Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School

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Zubaida Bai
Zubaida Bai

Founder and CEO, Ayzh

Jack Bailey
Jack Bailey

President, US Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline

Jon Batiste
Jon Batiste

Bandleader, "The Late Show"; Artistic Director at Large, National Jazz Museum in Harlem; Pianist

Amie Batson
Amie Batson

Chief Strategy Officer; Vice President, Strategy and Learning; and Acting Vice President, Technology Development and Introduction, PATH

Lee Ann Savio Beers
Lee Ann Savio Beers

Medical Director, Municipal and Regional Affairs, Child Health Advocacy Institute; Director, DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health, Children's National Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Sharon Begley
Sharon Begley

Senior Science Writer, STAT; Author, Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions

Richard Berke
Richard Berke

Executive Editor, STAT

Nidhi Berry
Nidhi Berry

Publishing Consultant; Master's Candidate, Social Work, University of Washington

Richard Besser
Richard Besser

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

Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt

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

Agnes Binagwaho
Agnes Binagwaho

Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity

David Blumenthal
David Blumenthal

President and CEO, The Commonwealth Fund (Festival Underwriter)

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

Larry Brilliant
Larry Brilliant

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

Mollyann Brodie
Mollyann Brodie

Senior Vice President for Executive Operations and Executive Director, Public Opinion and Survey Research, Kaiser Family Foundation

Nadine Burke Harris
Nadine Burke Harris

Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness

Martin Burt
Martin Burt

Founder and CEO, Fundación Paraguaya

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Shannon Cake
Shannon Cake

Anchor and Investigative Reporter, WPTV - West Palm Beach

Denise Cetta
Denise Cetta

Producer, 60 Minutes, CBS News

Lanhee Chen
Lanhee Chen

David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution and Director of Domestic Policy Studies, Stanford University; Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School; Political Commentator, CNN

Bruce Chernof
Bruce Chernof

President and CEO, The SCAN Foundation (Festival Underwriter)

Dixon Chibanda
Dixon Chibanda

Psychiatrist; Researcher, Wellcome Trust; DELTAS Africa Awardee, University of Zimbabwe

Dave Chokshi
Dave Chokshi

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

Carolyn Clancy
Carolyn Clancy

Deputy Undersecretary for Health for Organizational Excellence, Veterans Health Administration, US Department of Veterans Affairs

Peggy Clark
Peggy Clark

Vice President, Policy Programs; Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group; Director, Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, The Aspen Institute

Steve Clemons
Steve Clemons

Editor in Chief, AtlanticLIVE; Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Rima Cohen
Rima Cohen

Managing Director, Health Innovators Fellowship, The Aspen Institute

Christopher Coons
Christopher Coons

US Senator, State of Delaware (D)

Andrew Cozzens
Andrew Cozzens

Artist

Amy Crockett
Amy Crockett

Medical Director, Greenville Health System Obstetric Center; Winner, 2016 McNulty Prize

Kristy Crooks
Kristy Crooks

Director, Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine Biobank Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Colorado

Joy Crump
Joy Crump

Chef and Restaurateur

Jesse Cureton
Jesse Cureton

Chief Consumer Officer, Novant Health

Sue Curry
Sue Curry

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost, University of Iowa; Distinguished Professor, Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa College of Public Health

Charles Czeisler
Charles Czeisler

Chief, Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Festival Underwriter); Baldino Professor and Director, Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School

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Ken Davis
Ken Davis

President and CEO, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter); Trustee, The Aspen Institute

Steve Davis
Steve Davis

President and CEO, PATH

Lloyd Dean
Lloyd Dean

President and CEO, Dignity Health (Festival Underwriter)

Luc Debruyne
Luc Debruyne

President, Global Vaccines, GlaxoSmithKline

Minda Dentler
Minda Dentler

Director of Multinational Operations, AIG; Wheelchair Athlete

Madeline DeVries
Madeline DeVries

Dancer, Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Sarah Alison Dewitt
Sarah Alison Dewitt

Co-Chief Emergency Medicine Resident, Virginia Tech Carilion

Deborah DiSanzo
Deborah DiSanzo

General Manager, Watson Health, IBM

Mikael Dolsten
Mikael Dolsten

President, Worldwide Research and Development, Pfizer (Festival Underwriter)

Michael Dorsey
Michael Dorsey

Senior Program Officer for Sustainability, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Advisor, UN Climate and Sustainability

Katie Drasser
Katie Drasser

Managing Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group, The Aspen Institute

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

Fred Dust
Fred Dust

Senior Partner and Global Managing Director, IDEO

Victor Dzau
Victor Dzau

President, National Academy of Medicine

Kafui Dzirasa
Kafui Dzirasa

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

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Theo Edmonds
Theo Edmonds

Co-Founder and Chief Imaginator, IDEAS xLab

Ngozi Erondu
Ngozi Erondu

Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Co-Founder, Global Bridge Group

Mary-Ann Etiebet
Mary-Ann Etiebet

Executive Director, Merck for Mothers (Festival Underwriter)

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Martha Farah
Martha Farah

Walter H. Annenberg Professor in Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Neuroscience and Society, University of Pennsylvania

Anthony Fauci
Anthony Fauci

Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health; Chief, NIAID Laboratory of Immunoregulation, US Department of Health and Human Services

Keith Fengler
Keith Fengler

Partner, Strategy&, PwC; Principal, PwC U.S.

Helen Fisher
Helen Fisher

Biological Anthropologist; Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute; Member, Center for Evolutionary Studies, Rutgers University; Chief Scientific Advisor, Match.com

Anthony Foxx
Anthony Foxx

17th Secretary, US Department of Transportation

James Fransham
James Fransham

Data Correspondent and Journalist, The Economist

Joseph Fuller
Joseph Fuller

Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

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Eleanor Gall
Eleanor Gall

Youth Blogger, Girls' Globe

Samuel Gandy
Samuel Gandy

Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research, Neurology and Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine, Director, Center for Cognitive Health and Director, NFL Neurological Care Center, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

Alicia Georges
Alicia Georges

President-elect, AARP (Festival Underwriter); Professor and Chair, Department of Nursing, Lehman College and Graduate Center, City University of New York

Elliot Gerson
Elliot Gerson

Executive Vice President of Policy and Public Programs, International Partners, The Aspen Institute

Dan Glickman
Dan Glickman

Vice President and Executive Director, Congressional Program, The Aspen Institute; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center

Gregory Glover
Gregory Glover

Principal, Pharmaceutical Law Group

Anita Goel
Anita Goel

Founder, Chairman, CEO, and Scientific Director, Nanobiosym

Jeffrey Goldberg
Jeffrey Goldberg

Editor in Chief, The Atlantic

James Gowan
James Gowan

Dancer, Alonzo King LINES Ballet

Garth Graham
Garth Graham

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

Saketh Guntupalli
Saketh Guntupalli

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

Sarita Gupta
Sarita Gupta

Co-Founder and Co-Director, Caring Across Generations (Festival Underwriter); Executive Director, Jobs with Justice

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Katie Hafner
Katie Hafner

Health Care Writer, The New York Times; Author, Mother Daughter Me

James Hamblin
James Hamblin

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Host, "If Our Bodies Could Talk," TheAtlantic.com

Garrett Harker
Garrett Harker

Restaurateur, Eastern Standard

Jessica Harris
Jessica Harris

Professor, Queens College/CUNY; Chef; Author

Jamila Headley
Jamila Headley

Managing Director, Health Global Access Project (Health GAP)

Mark Henderson
Mark Henderson

Director of Communications, Wellcome Trust

Phyllis Heydt
Phyllis Heydt

Program Director, UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health and Malaria

Patrick Hines
Patrick Hines

Founder and CEO, Functional Fluidics; Fellow, Health Innovators Fellowship, The Aspen Institute

David Holmberg
David Holmberg

President and CEO, Highmark Health; Chairman, Highmark, Inc.

Julianne Holt-Lunstad
Julianne Holt-Lunstad

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Brigham Young University

Yasmin Hurd
Yasmin Hurd

Ward-Coleman Chair in Translational Research and Director, Addictive Institute, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Health System (Festival Underwriter)

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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Associate Professor of Education, Rossier School of Education; Associate Professor of Psychology, Brain and Creativity Institute; Faculty Member, Neuroscience Graduate Program, University of Southern California

Terrie Inder
Terrie Inder

Mary Ellen Avery Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Newborn Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chair, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Festival Underwriter)

Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson

President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

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Shannon Jaccard
Shannon Jaccard

CEO, National Alliance on Mental Illness; Fellow, Health Innovators Fellowship, The Aspen Institute

Anula Jayasuriya
Anula Jayasuriya

Managing Director and Founder, EXXclaim Capital; Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Genomics Development, InvAscent

Jacqueline Jodl
Jacqueline Jodl

Director, Education and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Hadine Joffe
Hadine Joffe

Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Festival Underwriter)

Paula Johnson
Paula Johnson

President, Wellesley College

Jackie Judd
Jackie Judd

Special Correspondent, "PBS NewsHour"

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Ruth Katz
Ruth Katz

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

Manmeet Kaur
Manmeet Kaur

Founder and Executive Director, City Health Works

Steven Keating
Steven Keating

Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jennifer Kendall-Thomas
Jennifer Kendall-Thomas

Medical Director, HealthEast Spine Clinic

Joanne Kenen
Joanne Kenen

Executive Editor, Health Care, POLITICO

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