Jonathan S. Dordick

Howard P. Isermann Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering & Co-Director, Heparin Applied Research Center · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applies biological principles to advance bioengineering and biomanufacturing, stem cell engineering, and drug discovery

Drug Discovery Biomanufacturing Biochemical Engineering Biochemistry Chemistry

Carlos Castano, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Castano specializes in tailoring surface properties of materials for applications in energy, transportation, and manufacturing.

Surface Engineering Functional Coatings Nanomaterials Engineering Corrosion Engineering Thin film deposition and characterization

Christian Rossetti

Associate Professor · Georgia Southern University

Christian Rossetti’s research focuses on strategic sourcing, aligning goals in buyer-supplier relationships, and supply chain structure

Supply Market Research Logistics Management Logistics and Intermodal Transportation Supply Chain Logistics Operations Planning and Control

Angela Tsounis

Author · Different from the Other Kids

Furthering the conversation surrounding children's mental health.

Mental Health Public Speaking

Bijan Zakeri

Global Technical Marketing Manager · BASF

Bijan Zakeri is a pharmaceutical industry professional with a strong business acumen, scientific expertise and technical marketing.

Drug Discovery Pharmaceutical Industry Biochemistry Protein Chemistry Biotechnology

James Desborough

Associate Professor · University of East Anglia

His research explores medication adherence – how to support patients in sticking to their regular treatment and drug-taking routines.

Medication Adherence Chemical Sciences Clinical Pharmacy Pharmacy Therapeutics

Nilesh Gharge

Business Head · Keystone Center for Sleep Disorders

Business Head at Keystone Center for Sleep Disorders

Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing Branding

Ramani Varanasi

President and CEO · X-Biotix Therapeutics

Ramani Varanasi is a biopharmaceutical expert with experience structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances.

Clinical Trials Molecular Biology Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry Biotechnology

Debi Bhattacharya

Professor of Behavioural Medicine · University of East Anglia

She is an expert in medication adherence and in deprescribing (providing alternatives to medication).

Pill Organisers Medication Adherence Support Decision Aid Pharmacy Medication HIV Medication

Anthony Cox

Professor Emeritus · Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Marketing expert theorizing the relationship between the intentions and behaviors of consumers.

Consumers and Preventative Health Behaviors How Measuring Consumers' Intentions and Attitudes Influences their Subsequent Behavior Medical Products and Decision-Making Consumer Risk Evaluation How Message-Framing Influences Health-Related Behaviors

Edie Dullaghan

Head, Target Validation · Centre for Drug Research and Development

Striving for excellence through mentoring people and by fostering creative/critical thinking,

Drug Development Infectious Disease Biology Molecular Genetics of Gene Expression Immunohistochemistry Antibiotic development

Daniel Jonas, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Medicine, Section Chief for Research, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Jonas’ research interests include comparative effectiveness, evidence synthesis, prevention, unhealthy alcohol use, and health economics

Prevention Screening Unhealthy Alcohol Use Anticoagulation Management of Chronic Diseases

Gregg Murray, PhD

Professor of Political Science · Augusta University

Murray's research focuses on political behavior and psychology with specific interests in voter mobilization.

Government Responses to COVID-19 Public Policy Research Methods Political Behavior Voting

Nancy D. Campbell

Professor and Department Head, Science and Technology Studies (STS) · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focuses on the history of science, technology, and medicine as it relates to drug policy and the social significance of drugs

Opioid Crisis Harm Reduction Opioid Overdose History of Science & Medicine Gender & Addiction

John McCulloch

Founder & Managing Director · Burloch Group Inc.

Engaging and knowledgeable speaker with deep expertise in biotechnology investment.

Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals Innovation Investment

Victor V. Claar, Ph.D.

Expert in economics and ethics · Florida Gulf Coast University

Victor Claar is a serious economist who thinks about the individual human beings behind market transactions.

Financial Literacy Tariffs Free Enterprise Business Cycles Inflation

Steve Demas

Director, Clinical Operations Study Leadership · Biogen

Steve Demas is an expert in the pharmaceutical industry specializing in clinical trials, pharmaceutics, oncology and clinical monitoring.

Therapeutic Areas Oncology Pharmaceutical Industry Clinical Operations Clincal Development

Rick Pierce

CEO and Co-founder · SanaRx Biotherapeutics

Rick Pierce is a senior level executive and advisor, with expertise in attracting capital, forging transformative strategic alliances .

Strategic Planning Medical Devices Technology Transfer Lifesciences Pharmaceutical Industry

John Brownstein

Chief Innovation Officer · Boston Children's Hospital

John Brownstein's research is focused on predicting patterns of epidemics and pandemics, and the efficacy of disease control strategies.

Population Health Informatics Molecular Biology Program Management Epidemiology Public Health

Paul Meade

President · Thought Leader Select

Innovative leader in healthcare, promoting thought leadership in medicine

Key Opinion Leaders Thought Leadership Public Health Medicine Sunshine Act (Ppsa)