Global Health & Innovation Conference

Mar 28 2015 - 8:00am to Mar 29 2015 - 5:00pm
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Event Category: 
Global Health Track

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, March 29, 2015

"A Meeting of Minds"--CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register now to secure the lowest registration rate:

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To date, the conference's 300 confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

  • Gary Cohen, President and Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm
  • Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University
  • More speakers TBA

Business Principles in Global Health Speakers

  • "Measurement for Managers: Tools for Decision Making to Advance Health in Developing Countries," Kim Longfield, Director, Research and Metrics, Population Services International
  • More speakers TBA

Design Thinking Speakers

  • Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, Director, Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design
  • Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology
  • Ramsey Ford, Visiting Assistant Professor, Industrial Design, University of Cincinnati; Design Director, Design Impact
  • Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Meghan Majorowski, Director, Global Health at FSG
  • Meira Neggaz, Senior Program Officer, MSI-US
  • Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Founder, Design Global Change
  • More speakers TBA

Environment Health, Energy, Food and Agriculture Speakers

  • Jessie Cronan, Executive Director, Gardens for Health International
  • Cheryl Dahle, Future of Fish
  • "Why Soy is Unhealthy: It's NOT What You Think!" Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
  • Sasha Kramer, PhD, Co-founder and Executive Director, SOIL; Adjunct Professor of International Studies, University of Miami
  • Debra Shapira, Senior Manager Institutional Relations, Root Capital
  • More speakers TBA

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

  • Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift
  • Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
  • More speakers TBA

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

  • Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • Shinichi Daimyo, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Malaria No More
  • Gabrielle Fitzgerald
  • Eva Harris, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; Director, Center for Global Public Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH, Faculty Affiliate, Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • Josh Ruxin, Founder and Director, Health Builders
  • Camille Saade, Director, Partnerships,Global Health, Population and Nutrition, fhi360
  • "Closing the Delivery Gap: An Integrated Approach to Health Systems Strenghtening in Togo, West Africa," Jennifer Schechter, MSW, MPH, Executive Director, Hope Through Health
  • Mohammed Abdus Salem, Country Representative, BRAC Liberia
  • "Quality Assurance in Vision Center and Outreach Eye Screenings," Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
  • Harsh Sule, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor and Director of International Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals
  • More speakers TBA

Health Education and University Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

  • "InnovateHealth Yale: A Program in Social Impact and Entrepreneurship -- Implementation and Lessons Learned," Marty Klein, MPH, PhD, Lecturer in Public Health, Associate Dean for Development and External Affairs, Yale University School of Public Health
  • Jordan Levy, Managing Director, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Tucker Marion, PhD, Associate Professor, Co-Director, High-Technology MBA; Co-Director, Institute for Global Innovation Management; Samuel Altschuler Research Fellow, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
  • Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, "Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101"
  • Monica Slinkard, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, Medical Director, LifeNet International
  • More speakers TBA

Health Policy & Advocacy

  • Rajesh Anandan, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  • Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • John Wilmoth, Director, Population Division, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • More speakers TBA

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

  • Yet Asfaw, Vice President, EngenderHealth
  • "Why the Continuing Siege on Reproductive Rights?" Rebecca Cook, Professor of Law Emerita, FAculty of Law, University of Toronto
  • "In Your Own Words: Digital Youth Story Telling," Nomi Fuchs-Montgomery, US Country Director, MSI
  • Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
  • "Just Actions: 10 Transformational Initiatives That Can Deliver the Next Wave of Health and Development Gains," Leith Greenslade, Vice-Chair Child Health, Office of the UN Special Envoy for Financing the Health Millennium Development Goals and the MDG Health Alliance
  • Latanya Mapp Frett, Vice President, Global Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • "Mutual Learning and Reverse Innovation: Lessons from the Field," Tricia Morente, COO, Kangu
  • James Nardella, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance
  • More speakers TBA

Mental and Neurological Health Speakers

  • Andy Shih, Senior Vice President, Scientific Affairs, Autism Speaks             
  • Stephanie Smith, Health and Policy Advisor for Mental Health, Partners In Health and Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwanda; Fellow in Psychosomatic Medicine and Psycho-oncology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Research Fellow, Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • "Global Mental Health and Development," Chris Underhill, Founder, BasicNeeds
  • More speakers TBA

Other Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

  • David Bouslough, MD, MPH, FACEP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Life Support Education, Clinical Advisor for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Palliative Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa
  • Gene Kwan, MD, Clinical Fellow, Boston Medical Center and Partners In Health
  • "Income Inequality: It's More Than Just Annoying," Nader Moinfar, MD, MPH, Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology; Fellow, American Society of Retina Specialists; Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Central Florida School of Medicine; Diseases and Surgery of the Retina, Vitreous and Macula, Magruder Eye Institute
  • Mark Roithmayr, Chief Development Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society   
  • More speakers TBA

Patient-Centered Initiatives Speakers

  • Peter Doshi, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacology; Associate Editor, The BMJ
  • Richard Siegrist, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Associate Academic Director, MHCM Program; Adjunct Lecturer on Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • "How to Restore Trust and Social Responsibility in Medicine," Leana Wen, MD, MSc, Director, Patient-Centered Care Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University
  • More speakers TBA

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

  • Thomas Chupein, Policy Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab           
  • Jennifer Galvin, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Yale School of Medicine
  • "Equitable Research in Global Health Equity: Increasing Technical Capacity and Ownership of Research in Rural Rwanda," Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Instructor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Peter Speyer, Chief Data & Technology Officer, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • James Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Daniel Zoughbie, Founder and CEO, Microclinic International; Visiting Scholar, Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law
  • More speakers TBA

Philanthropy and Investment Speakers

  • Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder & CEO, Global Momenta           
  • David Barash, Executive Director, Global Health Portfolio and Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation
  • Shubha Kumar, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor & Director of Programs, University of Southern California (USC)
  • Angela Lee, Founder, 37 Angels; Executive Director of Teaching Excellence and Adunct, Columbia Business School
  • Jennifer Mccrea, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Harvard Kennedy School
  • More speakers TBA

Social Enterprise Speakers

  • Molly Christiansen, Director of Research & Partner Development, LivingGoods
  • Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • "Unreasonable Capital // Investing at the Nexus of Explosive Growth & Impact" Daniel Epstein, Founder & CEO, Unreasonable Institute
  • Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa
  • Peter Johnson, Partner, Developing World Markets
  • "Rising Expectations Lift All People," Rodney North, The Answer Man - Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
  • Rashmi Pillai, Director, Strategic Partnerships & Advisory, Living Goods
  • Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.
  • More speakers TBA

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

  • Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
  • "Keeping the Wheels Turning: A Practical Approach to Delivering Health Care to the Hard to Reach," Andrea Coleman, Co-founder and CEO, Riders for Health
  • Al Hammond, Senior Entrepreneur, Ashoka's Full Economic Citizenship Program
  • Brian Julius, Owner, Books of Hope LLC
  • "Social Impact Measurement and the Pretense of Knowledge," Rich Leimsider, Vice President of Fellowship Programs, Echoing Green
  • Matt Nash, CASE Managing Director, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • More speakers TBA

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

  • Charlotte Cole, Blue Butterfly Collaborative
  • "Indiegogo: Crowdfunding for Impact," Alisa Cordesius, Cause Vertical Manager, Indiegogo
  • "Energy & Impact: Creating Compelling Social Change Campaigns," Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • Mehret Mandefro, President and Producer, Truth Aid
  • More speakers TBA

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

  • Scott Corlew, CMO/VP of Medical Affairs, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • Kathleen Casey
  • Robert Riviello, Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • "Gratifactions and Hazards of Volunteer Service Abroad," Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing
  • More speakers TBA

Technology in Global Health Speakers

  • Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group
  • Shainoor Khoja, Consultant/Previously Managing Director, Roshan Community
  • Kenneth Paik, MD, MBA, Director of Operations, Sana
  • Amish Parashar, Director of Innovation, Triple Ring Technologies
  • Carter Powers, COO, Dimagi, Inc.
  • More speakers TBA

Water and Sanitation Speakers

  • Zafar Adeel, Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  • Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People
  • Christoph Gorder, Chief Global Water Officer, Charity:Water
  • More speakers TBA

Interactive Workshops

  • Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology
  • Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • Perry Dougherty, Director of Institute for Spiritual Formation & Society, Still Harbor         
  • "Bioethical Challenges Practicing Medicine in the Developing World," Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing, Yale University School of Nursing
  • More speakers TBA

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2015 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

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