Alex `Sandy’ Pentland directs MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory and the MIT Media Lab Entrepreneurship Program, co-leads the World Economic Forum Big Data and Personal Data initiatives, and is a founding member of the Advisory Boards for Nissan, Motorola Mobility, Telefonica, and start-up firms such as Ginger.io, CogitoHealth.com, and Sense Networks. He has previously helped create … Continued
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Professor Dame Sally Davies was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2010. Previous career highlights include developing the National Institute for Health Research. Sally also chairs the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, and is a member of the board of the Office for Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research and the Medical Research Council, the World Health Organization … Continued
A constant advocate of understanding the patient’s perspective on healthcare, Susan has been the co-principal investigator on the Harvard Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Study (CAHPS) from 1995 to the present. Susan serves on several boards and national advisory committees, including the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, the National Patient Safety Foundation, … Continued
Dr Hyder received his MD from Aga Khan University, Pakistan and obtained his MPH and PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has served as a consultant to several international organizations including the World Bank and the World Health Organization in Geneva. He has been working on injury prevention … Continued
Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett is the Executive Chair of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College, London. A trustee for the King’s Fund, he is a former Chief Executive of Marie Curie Cancer Care and has led a number of independent reviews into health and social care issues. After 22 years in banking, Thomas … Continued
A doctor and economist by training, Mark McClellan has a highly distinguished record in public service and academic research. He is a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He also served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic … Continued
Dr Shekhar Saxena is Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization. He is a psychiatrist by training with 30 years of experience in research and program management service, delivery, and information systems in the areas of mental health. He was one of the writers of the 2001 … Continued
Professor Vikram Patel is a psychiatrist with a special interest in global mental health. He has been a Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science since 2005 and is a Joint Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health, a partnership of the LSHTM with Kings Health Partners. He is co-founder of Sangath; a Goan NGO … Continued
Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition, and public health. She is a professor of epidemiology (Departments of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Pediatrics (Nutrition)), senior scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the associate dean for health promotion and disease prevention at the … Continued
Sir David Nicholson was Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NHS) in England from September 2006 to March 2013. From October 2011 to March 2014 he was the first Chief Executive of NHS England, the body responsible for overseeing over £100bn NHS funding per annum to improve quality and secure the best possible outcomes … Continued
Peter Pronovost is a practicing anesthesiologist and critical care physician who is dedicated to finding ways to make hospitals and healthcare safer for patients. In June 2011, he was named Director of the new Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins, as well as Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Senior Vice President for Patient … Continued
Professor Lord Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was until 2003 the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. He now heads up the Center’s Program on Wellbeing. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords and is a keen advocate of making … Continued
Stephen Colagiuri is the Professor of Metabolic Health and Director of Boden Institute for Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise at the University of Sydney. He is also Co-Director of the Boden Institute’s World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity. His research interests focus on the development and implementation of evidence-based guidelines, cardiometabolic … Continued
Ellis Rubinstein is an innovator and change agent. Since joining the New York Academy of Sciences in November 2002, Mr. Rubinstein has increased membership to more than 22,000 scientists in 100 countries. The President’s Council that he created includes 27 Nobel Laureates and a score of CEOs and government leaders from across the globe. Mr Rubinstein … Continued
Professor Robert J S Thomas, OAM is the Chief Cancer Advisor to the Victorian Government which has responsibility for the translational research agenda and funding for cancer research in Victoria. Professor Thomas is passionate about cancer reform, working to provide all Victorians with the benefits of multidisciplinary care, appropriate psychosocial support for cancer patients and … Continued
L Suzanne Suggs, PhD, MS, CHES, is an Associate Professor of Social Marketing and Head of the BeCHANGE Research Group, Institute for Public Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana, (USI), Lugano, Switzerland. Her principal research focuses on health behavior social change using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and innovative communication strategies. Her endeavors also … Continued
Dr. Victor J. Dzau is the President of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formerly the Institute of Medicine (IOM). In addition, he serves as Chair of the IOM Division Committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Dzau is Chancellor Emeritus and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine at Duke University … Continued
Dean Jamison is Professor Emeritus of Global Health at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2006-2008 he served as the T. & G. Angelopoulos Visiting Professor of Public Health and International Development in the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Previously, Dean had been at University of California, Los Angeles … Continued
Sue Siegel is CEO of GE Ventures, GE’s growth and innovation business comprised of GE Ventures, GE Licensing, and New Business Creation (NBC). GE Ventures invests in and partners with the entrepreneurial ecosystem across Healthcare, Energy, Software, Advanced Manufacturing, and Lighting and starts and grows companies via its New Business Creation unit. GE Licensing creates … Continued
Mohammed Ghaly is a professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE), Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar. In 1999, he studied Islamic Studies in English at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and was awarded his Bachelor’s degree cum laude. In 2002, he … Continued
Prof. K. Srinath Reddy is currently President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and formerly headed the Department of Cardiology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He was appointed as the First Bernard Lown Visiting Professor of Cardiovascular Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 2009. He is also an Adjunct … Continued
David Halpern is the Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team. He has led the team since its inception in 2010. Prior to that, David was the founding Director of the Institute for Government and between 2001 and 2007 was the Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. David was also appointed as the … Continued
Kerim Munir, MD, MPH, D.Sc., is Director of Psychiatry in the University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disorders at the Boston Children’s Hospital. He is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., Society Fellow in Global Health in the Scholars in Medicine Program at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on … Continued
Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, is the Robert J. Margolis Professor of Business, Medicine, and Policy, and Director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy at Duke University with offices at Duke and in Washington DC. Dr. McClellan is a doctor and an economist, and his work has addressed a wide range of strategies and policy … Continued
Margaret Hellard is the Deputy Director of the Burnet Institute. For almost two decades Margaret’s work has centred around infectious diseases, preventing their transmission and identifying the impact of these infections in vulnerable populations.
Sir David Nicholson KCB CBE provides advice and guidance to both governments and individual organizations interested in improving health and healthcare, enabling progress towards universal healthcare coverage. He has worked in China, Brazil, the USA, Europe and the Middle East, independently, and in association with the World Health Organization, and World Bank.
Lord Nigel Crisp is an independent crossbench member of the House of Lords where he co-chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He works and writes extensively on global health. He also co-chairs Nursing Now, the global campaign on nursing. He was previously Chief Executive of the English NHS – the largest health organization … Continued
Dr. Mohammed Ghaly is professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. The intersection of Islamic Ethics and biomedical sciences is Ghaly’s main specialization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Ethics.
Mukesh Kapila CBE is Professor of Global Health and Humanitarian Affairs at the University of Manchester. He is also Chief Executive of The Defeat-NCD Partnership, in Geneva. He was Special Adviser to the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016. He was formerly Secretary General of the International Federation of Red Cross and … Continued
Professor Sir Peng Khaw is Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre in Ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, and Director of Research and Development at Moorfields Eye Hospital. He has a long track record of developing new techniques and treatments from laboratory through to international … Continued
Aaron Sklar is Co-founder of Prescribe Design. Throughout his career, Aaron has led design teams focused on improving people’s quality of life, health and wellness. Prior to joining Giant he spent several years in health-tech startups and 14 years at IDEO, an award-winning global design firm.
Professor Aziz Sheikh is Director of the Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His interests include studying asthma and health inequalities.
Paul Farmer CBE has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006. He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organizations (ACEVO), the leading voice of the UK’s charity and social enterprise sector. He co-authored ‘Thriving at Work’ for the UK government, … Continued