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Rebecca Richards-Kortum

Inventor and Bioengineering Professor at Rice University

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum Biography

Rebecca Richards-Kortum is an American bioengineer and the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University. She is a professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and she is the Director of Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health, and the Founder of Beyond Traditional Borders.

Guided by the belief that all of the world’s people deserve access to health innovation, Professor Richards-Kortum’s research and teaching focus on developing low-cost, high-performance technology for low-resource settings. She is known for providing vulnerable populations in the developing world access to life-saving health technology, focusing on diseases and conditions that cause high morbidity and mortality, such as cervical and oral cancer, premature birth, and malaria. Richards-Kortum is also leading a multi-institutional team to develop a package of 17 life-saving neonatal technologies, designed for low-resource settings while providing the same efficacy related technologies used in North America, but at a fraction of the cost

Current technologies are being tested and applied through multidisciplinary collaborations with clinicians and researchers at Rice, the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health Science Center-Houston, the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Over the past few years, Richards-Kortum and collaborators have translated these technologies from North America to both low- and medium-resource developing countries (Malawi, China, Botswana, El Salvador, and Brazil).

Richards-Kortum’s research has led to the development of 40 patents and more than 310 refereed research papers. Her teaching programs, research and collaborations have been supported by generous grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, USAID, Whitaker Foundation, and the Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation.

Richards-Kortum is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016, she received the highest honor from The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE), the Pierre Galletti Award. She was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in 2002 and 2006. Together with Maria Oden, she received the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in 2014.

She received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska, a M.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Biomedical Engineering for Global Health (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)

Biomedical Engineering for Global Health (Cambridge Texts in Biomedical Engineering)

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Inventor and Bioengineering Professor at Rice University

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Rebecca Richards-Kortum Biography

Rebecca Richards-Kortum is an American bioengineer and the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University. She is a professor in the departments of Bioengineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering, and she is the Director of Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health, and the Founder of Beyond Traditional Borders.

Guided by the belief that all of the world’s people deserve access to health innovation, Professor Richards-Kortum’s research and teaching focus on developing low-cost, high-performance technology for low-resource settings. She is known for providing vulnerable populations in the developing world access to life-saving health technology, focusing on diseases and conditions that cause high morbidity and mortality, such as cervical and oral cancer, premature birth, and malaria. Richards-Kortum is also leading a multi-institutional team to develop a package of 17 life-saving neonatal technologies, designed for low-resource settings while providing the same efficacy related technologies used in North America, but at a fraction of the cost

Current technologies are being tested and applied through multidisciplinary collaborations with clinicians and researchers at Rice, the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, UT Health Science Center-Houston, the British Columbia Cancer Agency. Over the past few years, Richards-Kortum and collaborators have translated these technologies from North America to both low- and medium-resource developing countries (Malawi, China, Botswana, El Salvador, and Brazil).

Richards-Kortum’s research has led to the development of 40 patents and more than 310 refereed research papers. Her teaching programs, research and collaborations have been supported by generous grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Defense, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, USAID, Whitaker Foundation, and the Virginia and L.E. Simmons Family Foundation.

Richards-Kortum is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2016, she received the highest honor from The American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE), the Pierre Galletti Award. She was named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor in 2002 and 2006. Together with Maria Oden, she received the Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation in 2014.

She received a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Nebraska, a M.S. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum Videos

  • Rice's Rebecca Richards-Kortum named MacArthur Fellow
    Rice University bioengineer and global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards- Kortum has received a coveted MacArthur Fellowship.
  • The Lemelson Foundation Inventor Spotlight: Rebecca Richard Kortum
    Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden of Rice University talks about a collaboration with a university and hospital in Malawi to develop neonatal...
  • Reducing healthcare disparity: Rebecca Richards-Kortum at TEDxRiceU...
    Rebecca Richards-Kortum Speaks on Reducing healthcare disparity through equal access to life-saving technologies.

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  • How much does it cost to book Rebecca Richards-Kortum?

    Booking fees for Rebecca Richards-Kortum, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rebecca Richards-Kortum, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rebecca Richards-Kortum?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rebecca Richards-Kortum for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rebecca Richards-Kortum for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rebecca Richards-Kortum or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rebecca Richards-Kortum or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rebecca Richards-Kortum for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Rebecca Richards-Kortum generally travels from Houston, TX, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Melody Swartz, Linda Partridge, Bob Kocher, Dr. Aenor Sawyer and Dr. Joel Selanikio. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rebecca Richards-Kortum for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum Speaker Videos

  • Rice's Rebecca Richards-Kortum named MacArthur Fellow
    Rice University bioengineer and global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards- Kortum has received a coveted MacArthur Fellowship.
    The Lemelson Foundation Inventor Spotlight: Rebecca Richard Kortum
    Rebecca Richards-Kortum and Maria Oden of Rice University talks about a collaboration with a university and hospital in Malawi to develop neonatal technologies for under-resourced places like Malawi.
  • Reducing healthcare disparity: Rebecca Richards-Kortum at TEDxRiceU 2014
    Rebecca Richards-Kortum Speaks on Reducing healthcare disparity through equal access to life-saving technologies.

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