Inspiring Leaders From Milken Institute Future of Health Summit 2018

From October 22-24, healthcare experts will come together for the Milken Institute Future of Health Summit 2018. The Summit consists of panels, private sessions, and keynotes from inspiring health leaders. Participants will discuss significant health topics, including global health, philanthropy and neurodegeneration, biomedical innovation, the opioid epidemic, mental health, and the future of health as a whole.

Top innovative speakers at “Milken Institute Future of Health Summit 2018”

1Dan Barber
Chef & Owner of New York’s “Blue Hill”

Dan Barber is the co-owner and executive chef of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Farms. He is the author of “The Third Plate.” Barber served on the President’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition after being appointed by President Barack Obama. In 2015, he was featured on an episode of Netflix’s “Chef’s Table.”

2Karen DeSalvo
Former Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Karen DeSalvo served as the former Assistant Secretary for Health, former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and former Director of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. As a physician, DeSalvo has dedicated her career to improving access to affordable, high quality public healthcare.

3Cynthia Germanotta
Co-Founder and President of the Born This Way Foundation

Cynthia Germanotta is the Co-Founder and President of the Born This Way Foundation. Germanotta founded the organization with her daughter, Lady Gaga, and it is named after the singer’s second studio album. The foundation was created to inspire youth to make a “braver, kinder world” and to combat bullying. It has won numerous awards, including the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Making a Difference Award in 2015.

4Michael Milken
Chairman of the Milken Institute

Michael Milken is the Chairman of the Milken Institute and the founder of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and FasterCures. He also helped launch the Melanoma Research Alliance. Milken’s philanthropy has received national attention, and Fortune magazine titled him as “The Man Who Changed Medicine.”  Philanthropy Magazine has called him “The Accelerator” for his dedication to speeding up the pace of medical research.

5Walter Robb
Former CEO of Whole Foods Market

Walter Robb is the former Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. He is also a board member of FoodMaven and Apple Sciences, both of which work to combat food waste by giving grocers tools to help address inconsistent supply and demand. Most recently, Robb started Stonewall Robb, which invests in entrepreneurs who work within regenerative organic agriculture.

6Meg Tirrell
Reporter at CNBC

Meg Tirrell is a reporter on CNBC, where she covers biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Tirrell appears on CNBC’s Business Day programming and also contributes to Her reporting has focused on the development of drugs for Alzheimer’s and other diseases, the manufacturing of a flu shot, and monitoring Ebola and Zika.

“Milken Institute Future of Health Summit 2018” Lineup: Other Inspirational Speakers 

  • Adam Alter, Psychologist 
  • Freddy AbnousiHead of Healthcare & Research Partnerships at Facebook
  • Christopher Austin, Director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the National Institutes of Health
  • Alex AzarChairman and Founder of Seraphim Strategies, LLC
  • Richard BerkeExecutive Editor of STAT
  • Deborah BirxU.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Amitabh ChandraDirector of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Aneesh ChopraCEO of Hunch Analytics
  • Francis CollinsDirector of the National Institutes of Health
  • Nancy-Ann DeParleFormer White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
  • William DietzDirector of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness
  • Richard DitizioExecutive Director of the Business and Program Development at the Milken Institute
  • Ray DorseyDirector of the CHET at the University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Joel Dudley, Biomedical Informaticist
  • Sean DuffyCo-Founder & CEO of omadahealth
  • Esther DysonExecutive Founder of Way to Wellville
  • Victor DzauPresident and CEO of the Duke University Health System
  • Alvaro Fernández IbáñezCo-Founder and CEO of
  • Susannah FoxEntrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Eric FriedmanCo-Founder of Fitbit, Inc.
  • Julie Gerberding, Former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dan GilbertFounder & Chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures
  • Lynn GoldmanDean of the School of Public Health and Health Services at George Washington University
  • Yvonne GreenstreetChief Operating Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Sarita GuptaExecutive Director of Jobs With Justice
  • Margaret A. HamburgFormer Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration
  • Kathy HudsonDeputy Director for Science, Outreach, and Policy at the NIH
  • Mark HymanPhysician and New York Times Best-Selling Author
  • Paul IrvingPresident of the Milken Institute
  • Jason KarpCEO of Tourbillon Capital Partners, L.P.
  • Steven KreinCEO of StartUp Health
  • Daniel MendelsonPresident of Avalere Health
  • Patrica Milligan, President of Human Capital at Mercer
  • Luis A. Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
  • Dariush MozaffarianDean of the Friedman School of Nutrition Policy at Tufts University
  • Jeremy NovelFaculty at Harvard Medical School
  • Bray Patrick-LakeDirector, Stakeholder Engagement, Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative, Duke University
  • Lisa Marsh RyersonPresident of the AARP Foundation
  • Ryan Shadrick WilsonGeneral Counsel at Partnership for a Healthier America
  • Jeffrey Shuren, Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Lauren SteingoldHead of Strategy at Uber Health
  • Melissa Stevens, Deputy Executive Director of FasterCures
  • Lisa SuennenManaging Partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting
  • Nora Super, Director of Policy and Programs at the Center for the Future of Aging at Milken Institute
  • Nora D. VolkowDirector of the National Institute on Drug Abuse & National Institutes of Health
  • Sara WajnbergSVP of Product at Oscar
  • Debra B. WhitmanExecutive Vice President of Policy, Strategy and International Affairs AARP
  • Allison AubreyFood and Health Correspondent for NPR News
  • Bill CassidyUnited States Senator
  • Efrem CastilloChief Medical Officer of United Healthcare Medicare and Retirement
  • Kelly Close, Writer & Diabetes Advocate
  • Dan DiamondAuthor of POLITICO Pulse
  • Shao-Lee LinChief Scientific Officer of Horizon Pharma
  • Elinore McCance-KatzAssistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Saralyn MarkFounder and President of iGIANT
  • Anand ParekhChief Medical Advisor at Bipartisan Policy Center
  • Joshua RiffCEO of Onduo
  • Janet WoodockDirector of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • Katie Agarwal, Vice President of Operations at Maven Clinic
  • Cara Altimus, Associate Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy at Milken Institute
  • Janine Austin Clayton, Director of the Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health
  • Tanisha Carino, Executive Director of FasterCures
  • William Carson, President and CEO of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development and Commercialization
  • Sohini Chowdhury, Deputy CEO of the Michael J. Fox Foundation
  • Tom Crohan, Assistant Vice President and Counsel for Corporate Responsibility and Government Relations at John Hancock
  • Isabella Danel, Deputy Director of Pan American Health Organization
  • William Dow, Interim Dean of School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Shereef Elnahal, Commissioner at the New Jersey Department of Health
  • Andrea Feinberg, Chief Health Officer of Geisinger Innovation
  • Christina Ferzli, Associate Director of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health at the Milken Institute
  • Elizabeth Fowler, Vice President of Global Health Policy at Johnson & Johnson
  • Terry Fulmer, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Howard Gleckman, Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute
  • Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Thomas Graf, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Ed Greissing, Executive Director of the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health at Milken Institute
  • Joe Grogan, Associate Director of Health Programs in the Office of Management and Budget at The White House
  • Cynthia Grossman, Director of FasterCures
  • Ivor Horn, Chief Medical Officer of Accolade
  • Sachin Jain, President and CEO of CareMore
  • Wendy Johnson, Vice President of Nutrition, Health and Wellness at Nestle
  • Kirstie Keller, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic Philanthropy at Milken Institute
  • Joanne Kenen, Executive Editor of Health Care at POLITICO
  • Deborah Kilpatrick, CEO of Evidation Health
  • Dan Liljenquist, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Intermountain Healthcare
  • Sarah Lock, Executive Director of the Global Council on Brain Health; Senior Vice President of Policy & Brain Health at AARP
  • Mali Locke, Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy at Milken Institute
  • Lisa Margeson, Managing Director, Head of Retirement Client Experience and Communications at Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Sergio Matos, Executive Director of Community Health Worker Network of NYC
  • Jennifer Miller, Founder of Bioethics International; Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine
  • Alan Moses, Independent Healthcare Consultant; Retired Global Chief Medical Officer at Novo Nordisk
  • Darilyn Moyer, Executive Vice President and CEO of American College of Physicians
  • David Perlmutter, Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis
  • Ekemini Riley, Associate Director of the Center for Strategic Philanthropy at Milken Institute
  • Casey Ross, National Correspondent for STAT
  • Don Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • David Ryan, General Manager of Health and Life Sciences Sector, Internet of Things Group at Intel Corporation
  • Alfred Sandrock, Chief Medical Officer of Biogen
  • Lucia Savage, Chief Privacy and Regulatory Officer of Omada Health
  • Susan Schaeffer, President and CEO of The Patients’ Academy for Research Advocacy Inc.
  • Paula Schneider, President and CEO of Susan G. Komen
  • Emily Shea, Commissioner, Commission of Affairs of the Elderly for the City of Boston
  • Michael Sherman, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Services at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Mark Skinner, President and CEO of the Institute for Policy Advancement Ltd
  • Katie Smith Sloan, President and CEO of LeadingAge; Executive Director of The Global Aging Network
  • Jason Spangler, Executive Director of Value, Quality and Medical Policy at Amgen
  • Sabrina Spitaletta, Director of Lynda and Stewart Resnick Center for Public Health at Milken Institute
  • Matthew Stoudt, Co-Founder and CEO of appliedVR
  • Susan Sweeney, President and Head of U.S. Commercial at Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Kelley Vargo, Practicum Coordinator and Academic Advisor of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University
  • Jennifer Velez, Executive Vice President of Community and Behavioral Health at RWJBarnabas Health
  • Hugh Waters, Director of Health Economics Research at Milken Institute
  • Robert Redfield, Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Gabrielle RubensteinCo-Founder and CEO of Manna Tree Partners


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