Global Health & Innovation Conference

Posted by Unite for Sight on December 15, 2014

Do you or your colleagues or students have an early-stage idea, program, or organization? The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale offers a unique opportunity for professionals and students to apply to present early-stage programs to the audience, and to receive guidance, advice, and mentoring from an expert panel. Abstracts are currently being accepted on a rolling application basis, and the available presentation slots are expected to become filled soon. Complete details about the presentation opportunity, including the social enterprise pitch presenters accepted thus far, can be seen at The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and the world’s largest social entrepreneurship conference.

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 by December 31:

The conference includes 300 speakers. To date, the conference’s confirmed featured speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

  • “What Project Runway Teaches Us About Leaving the Box,” Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People
  • “Healthcare in the Age of Climate Change,” Gary Cohen, President and Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm
  • Victoria Hale, Founder and CEO, Medicines360
  • 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
  • Bipin Mistry, Senior Research Associate, Vale Measurement in Healthcare, Harvard Business School
  • More speakers TBA

Design Thinking Speakers

  • “Designerly Ways of Knowing: New Insights about Design’s Role in Accelerating Social Innovation Project Outcomes,” Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, Director, Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design; Design and Innovation Fellow, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
  • “What Condom Manufacturers Could Learn From Car Designers,” 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
  • 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

  • “Gardens for Health International: Making Growing Healthy Food Part of the Treatment of Malnutrition,” Jessie Cronan,Executive Director, Gardens for Health International
  • “Designing for Systems Change: A New Approach to Ending Global Overfishing,” 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
  • “A Social Business Model for the Provision of Ecological Household Sanitation Services in Haiti,” Sasha Kramer, PhD, Co-founder and Executive Director, SOIL; Adjunct Professor of International Studies, University of Miami
  • “Agency-Based Empowerment Training Enhances Sales Capacity of Female Energy Entrepreneurs in Kenya,” Anita Shankar,Researcher, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Center for Global Clean Air
  • Debra Shapira, Senior Manager Institutional Relations, Root Capital
  • More speakers TBA

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

  • “Narrative Justice in Global Health: Who Has the Right to Tell Development Stories?” Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films
  • More speakers TBA

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

  • “Improving Primary Care in Low-Income Settings: A Case Study of Ethiopia,” Elizabeth Bradley, Professor of Public Health, Yale University; Master, Branford College; Faculty Director, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
  • Shinichi Daimyo, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • Martin Edlund, CEO, Malaria No More
  • “The Missing Piece in Healthcare Development: Training for Managers at East African Health Care Centers,” Maggie Ehrenfried, Development Officer, LifeNet International
  • “The Seven Forms of Capital: A Comparative Study of Abilities, Institutions and Culture in Haiti and Rwanda,” Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • “USAID’s District Operational Plan: Improving Aid Effectiveness in Uganda,” Ella Hoxha, Chief of Party, Chief of Party USAID Uganda Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability Program
  • “The Effect of Systematic Motorcycle Management on the Health System in Zambia: A District Level Cluster Randomized Field Trial,” 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
  • Joia Mukherjee, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • “Revitalizing Physician Social Service To Unlock Universal Health Coverage: First Report from Partners In Health – Mexico,” Daniel Palazuelos, Chief Strategies and Co-Founder, Partners In Health – Mexico
  • “What Does Great Guacamole have to do with Health Systems Strenghtening?” 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
  • “Community-Based Health Services: BRAC’s Experience in Liberia,” Mohammed Abdus Salam, 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
  • More speakers TBA

Health Education and University Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

  • “Training for Global Health Practice: The Informal Curriculum,” 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
  • “The Ethical Compass and Preparation for Experience Abroad,” Jane Edwards, Senior Associate Dean, Yale College; Dean of International and Professional Experience, Center for International and Professional Experience, Yale University
  • “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
  • “National Level Transformation of Medical Education: Rwandan Human Resources for Health. Funded by You” Cliff O’Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Past Chair, AAP Section International Child Health Executive Committee; Director, Nurseries at Middlesex Hospital
  • “Global Health and Academia: Beyond Service,” Harsh Sule, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Systems-Based Practice & Global Health, Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
  • More speakers TBA

Health Policy & Advocacy

  • Rajesh Anandan, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and UNICEF Ventures, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  • “Global Campaigns in the Clicktivist Era,” Gabrielle Fitzgerald
  • “Do You Want to Make a Profound Difference on Ending Poverty and Preventable Child Deaths by 2030? Reclaiming Our Democracy Matters More than You Think!” Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • “The End of Aid for Global Health: How to Manage Transition,” Rob Hecht, Managing Director, Results for Development
  • “Global Health Funding Trends: Policy, Actors and Priorities,” Marie Martin, Assistant Director, International Programs, Vanderbilt University
  • “Ending Preventable Child Deaths by 2035: A Look at Interventions and Advoacy,” Ken Patterson, Director of Global Grassroots Advocacy, RESULTS
  • “When Markets Fail: Connecting People to Quality Healthcare,” Onno Schellekens, Managing Director, PharmAccess Group
  • Jon Shaffer, Community Engagement Coordinator, Partners In Health
  • More speakers TBA

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

  • “Advancing Rights and Contraceptive Choice: Lessons from the Field,” Yet Asfaw, Vice President, EngenderHealth
  • “Mutual Learning and Reverse Innovation: Lessons from the Field,” Tricia Bolender, COO, Kangu
  • “The Association Between Model Homes and Infant Immunization in Ethiopian Woredas,” Maureen Canavan, Yale School of Public Health, Global Health Leadership Institute
  • “An Exploratory Study of Acculturation and Reproductive Health Among Haitian and Haitian-American Women in Little Haiti, South Florida,” Elena Cyrus, Postdoctoral Fellow, Section of Infectious Diseases, Yale University School of Medicine
  • “Voices for Health: Adapting Community Organizing Tools for Global Advocacy,” Leila Darabi, Director of Global Partnerships, Global Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • “What’s the Impact?: Exploring the Spectrum of Evidence from Implementing MAMA Across Diverse Mobile Platforms,” 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
  • “Community Support System (CmSS), an Effective Approach to Reduce Wealth Disparity in Accessing Maternal Health Service: Experience from Bangladesh,” Hossain Jahangir, Program Director, CARE Bangladesh
  • “Achieving Gender Equity: Increasing Access to Health and Education Services for Adolescent Girls in Rural Kenya,” James Nardella, Executive Director, Lwala Community Alliance
  • “Effective Scaling Up of Breastfeeding Protection, Promotion and Support Programs Globally,” Rafael Perez-Escamilla,Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health; Director, Office of Public Health Practice; Director, Global Health Concentration, Yale School of Public Health
  • “Invite Them and They will Come: Individualized Invitations Bring Men to Antenatal Care,” Paul Perrin, Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning, Catholic Relief Services
  • “International Family Planning: More Than Just a Women’s Issue,” Monica Slinkard, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, University of New Mexico, Women’s Health
  • Joe Speidel, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences; Director for Communication, Development and External Relations, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, University of California San Francisco
  • “Relationships Between Obstetric Delivery, Neonatal Mortality, and Maternal Complications in Rural Tanzania,” Linda Winkler, Special Assistant to the Provost: Director of International Outreach, Wilkes University
  • “Gender Roles and Perceptions of Malaria Risk in Agricultural Communities of Mwea Division in Central Kenya,” Dawit Woldu, Assistant Professor, University of Houston Clear Lake
  • “Identifying Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Breast Cancer and the Practice of Breast Self Examination Among Women in Armenia,” Hripsime Zatikyan Wright, Founder and CEO, Global Health Research and Outreach Foundation; Director, Armenia Global Health Program Division of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Utah
  • More speakers TBA

Mental and Neurological Health Speakers

  • “Global Autism Public Health (GAPH) Initiative: Awareness, Advocacy and Community-Based Participatory Research,” 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

  • “Quality Assessment of Diabetes and Hypertension Understanding and Care in a Primary Care Clinic in Toledo, Belize,” Ashti Doobay-Persaud, Associate Director Graduate Global Health Education, Center for Global Health Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Hospital Medicine Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • “Urban Slums: The Health and Social Justice Challenge for the Next Generation,” Albert Icksang Ko, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine; Chair, Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health
  • Felicia Knaul, Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School; Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative
  • Gene Kwan, MD, Clinical Fellow, Boston Medical Center and Partners In Health
  • “Diabetes and Blindness,” 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
  • “Lower Rate of Pre-Admission Medication Use for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Among Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients in Delhi Compared with Boston,” S. Saad Mahmood, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, & Assistant in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • More speakers TBA

Patient-Centered Initiatives Speakers

  • Christine Beechner, Vice President Patient and Guest Relations, Greenwich Hospital
  • Kay Dickersin, Director, Center for Clinical Trials, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Peter Doshi, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacology; Associate Editor, The BMJ
  • “Improving the Patient Experience through Family Member Communication: Approches and Actual Results,” Richard Siegrist, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Associate Academic Director, MHCM Program; Adjunct Lecturer on Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • More speakers TBA

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

  • “Evidence from Randomized Evaluations of Economic Interventions in Health,” Thomas Chupein, Policy Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab
  • “Equitable Research in Global Health Equity: Increasing Technical Capacity and Ownership of Research in Rural Rwanda,” Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Lisa Hirschhorn, Implementation Scientist, Adriane Labs; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • “GIS Methods in Low-Resource Settings: Geospatial Methods and Analysis of Health Registries in Chongwe District Zambia,” Mine Metitiri, Senior Research Associate, Zambia Ministry of Health
  • “Academic Health Systems and their Impact on Medical Care,” 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
  • “Cross-Sectional Analysis During the Global Community Development Project: Differences in Socio-Economic Status of the Blind and Normal Vision,” Sangchul Yoon, Clinical Assistant Professor and Ophthalmologist, Division ofPreventive Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology, Severance Hospital Yonsei University College of Medicine
  • 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

  • “Situational Awareness: Improving Your Chances in Complex Environments,” Kirk C. Allison, Director, Program in Human Rights and Health University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder & CEO, Global Momenta
  • David Barash, Executive Director, Global Health Portfolio and Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation
  • “Active Partnerships: The Donor’s Role in Supporting Early-Stage Health Innovators,”Andy Bryant, Executive Director, Segal Family Foundation
  • “Saving Lives Through Innovative Solutions: Recent Global Fund Actions to Protect and Leverage Donor Investments in Fighting AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,” Deborah Derrick, President, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • “Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Global Health and Development: A Comprehensive Framework for Valuing what Matters,” 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
  • “Building Your Generosity Network: Standing Together to Create Sustainable Change,” Jennifer Mccrea, Senior Research Fellow, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Harvard Kennedy School
  • “Leadership in Non-Profits,” Mark Roithmayr, Chief Development Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 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
  • “The Nuts & Bolts of Building a Social Enterprise,” Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa
  • “Social Impact: Investing in Financial Inclusion,” Peter Johnson, Partner, Developing World Markets
  • “An End in Sight for Ultra-Poverty: Scaling up BRAC’s Graduation Model for the Poorest,” Scott MacMillan, Communications and Outreach Manager, BRAC
  • “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

  • “Risk Management for International Development Work,” Jane Aronson, MD, President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • 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
  • “Corporate (re)Purpose: Benefit Corporations and the Scaling of Better Business,” Scott Exner, Legal Fellow, B Lab
  • “Doorstep Health: A New Low-Cost Model for Delivery of Primary Care and Wellness Services in Rural Communities,” 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

  • “Sesame Workshop’s Global Health Initiative: How Lovable Muppets Have a Big Impact on Serious Challenges,” Abigail Bucuvalas, Director of Content & Curriculum, Sesame Workshop
  • 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
  • “Visual Medicine: Using Film to Teach about the Social Determinants of Health,” Mehret Mandefro, President and Producer, Truth Aid
  • More speakers TBA

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

  • “Surgical Development With Limited Resources: What Really Happens When The Poor Need Surgical Care, and What Might We Do About It?” Scott Corlew, CMO/VP of Medical Affairs, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • “Lessons Learned from Advocating for Global Surgery,” Kathleen Casey, Global Surgery Consultant; Founder and former Director of Operating Giving Back
  • “Free Care is Not Enough: Patient Navigation Increases Access to Surgical Care in Rural Haiti,” Alexi Matousek, Global Health Equity Resident in Surgery, The Center for Surgery and Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, The Program in Global Surgery and Social Change Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • “Building Surgical Capacity in Rwanda: the Rwanda Human Resources for Health Experience,” 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

  • “Using Mobile Technology to Help Eliminate Malaria in Zanzibar,” Gordon Cressman, Senior Program Director, Information and Communication Technology, Research Computing Division, RTI International
  • “Risking It All for Love? Resetting Beliefs About HIV Risk Among Low-Income South African Teens,” Saugato Datta, Managing Director, ideas42
  • “Mobile Health Technology Usage Among Maternal and Child Health Frontline Workers: A Metadata Analysis,” Rashmi Dayalu, Data Scientist, Dimagi, Inc.
  • Paul Ellingstad, Parter and Program Development Director, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard
  • “Expanding Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Patients,” Erika Harding, Director of Worldwide Replication, ProjectECHO
  • “Building Autochthonous Capacity for Infectious Disease Diagnosis, Surveillance, and Research in Nicaragua,” Eva Harris,Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology; Director, Center for Global Public Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • “A Videogame Increases HIV Risk-Related Knowledge in Adolescents,” Kimberly Hieftje, Associate Research Scientist and Deputy Director, play2PREVENT Lab, Yale School of Medicine
  • “Mobile Technology for Global Health: Lessons from the Field,” Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group
  • Shainoor Khoja, Consultant/Previously Managing Director, Roshan Community
  • “Convergence and Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century,” 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
  • “Advancing Innovations in Global Health Informatics: Collaboration, Co-creation, and Capacity Building,” 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

  • “Incentivizing the Private Sector Through New Water and Sanitation Business Models,” Zafar Adeel, Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  • Christoph Gorder, Chief Global Water Officer, Charity:Water
  • More speakers TBA

Interactive Workshops

  • “Metrics in Global Work,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • Ned Breslin, Chief Executive Officer, Water For People
  • “Learning to Think Backwards: 3 Interactive Exercises That Might Just Dramatically Improve Your Project’s Impact or your Company’s Growth,” Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology
  • Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • “Drop the Mystery and Learn How to Make Grassroots Action for Global Health and Climate Change Work,” Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • “Serving Whole: Purpose, Resilience, and Change,” Perry Dougherty, Director of Institute for Spiritual Formation & Society, Still Harbor
  • “Create Your Own Life-Saving Media,” Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift
  • “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
  • “Global Health 301,” Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101”
  • “Building on Innovation/Building on Scale: Having Gone for Scale Once, BasicNeeds is Scaling Again,” Chris Underhill, Founder, BasicNeeds
  • More speakers TBA

Complete conference details, including additional confirmed speakers, can be seen on the 2015 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

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