Julie Levy

Distinguished Professor · University of Florida

Julie Levy focuses on shelter animal wellness, feline infectious diseases, spay/neuter and humane cat population control alternatives.

Animal Welfare Feline Infectious Diseases FeLV FIP FIV

Bill Mase

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management · Georgia Southern University

Bill Mase has conducted studies and taught courses in public health, ethics and health policy.

Food Safety Evidence-Based Public Health Health Policy Ethics Epidemiology

David Fedele

Associate Professor · University of Florida

David Fedele focuses on the psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illnesses including how some factors impact adjustment and morbidity.

Cystic Fibrosis Technology Self-Management Pediatric Psychology Mobile Health

Lisa J. Merlo

Professor · University of Florida

Dr. Lisa Merlo’s research focuses on mental health, well-being and professional fulfillment among healthcare professionals.

Motivational Interviewing Burnout of Health Professionals Well-being of Health Professionals Medical Student Wellness

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in the study of bullying and weight stigmatization

Weight Discrimination Weight Stigma Weight-based bullying

Vishesh Agarwal, M.D.

Vice Chair of Department of Psychiatry · ChristianaCare

Dr. Vishesh Agarwal is an addiction psychiatrist with a demonstrated history of working in the health care industry.

Evidence Based Care Smoking Cessation Behavioral Addictions Inpatient Psychiatrist Addiction Psychiatry

Amy Gorin, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences · University of Connecticut

Professor focused on long-term weight loss.

Weight Loss Maintenance Behavioral Weight Management Obesity Social Support

Frank Katz

Assistant Professor · Georgia Southern University

Frank Katz's specialties include information security/cyber security, systems analysis and design, and database analysis and design.

Higher Education Systems Analysis and Design Information Security Cyber Security Database Analysis and Design

Matt Hitchings

Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Matt Hitchings researches the effectiveness of interventions against infectious disease, including COVID-19, influenza and dengue virus.

COVID-19 Infectious Disease Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Dr. Marty Makary

Physician, Researcher, Author, Medical Commentator · Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

This won't hurt a bit! In fact, your audience will say "Ahh" when a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine physician and author is at the podium

Minimally-Invasive Surgery Health Services Research Cancer Therapy Health Policy Access to Healthcare

Lisa May Simpson

CEO · LMS Coaching & Consulting

Engaging, interactive speaker and facilitator who links core values to creativity and productivity

Recognizing and Treating Burnout Internal Communications Identifying Your Core Values

Dustin J. Sleesman

Associate Professor, Management · University of Delaware

Dr. Sleesman studies the psychology of decision-making, negotiation and conflict resolution, as well as team effectiveness.

Motivation Teamwork Dynamics Negotiation Decision-Making Conflict Resolution

Meryl Alappattu

Research Assistant Professor · University of Florida

Meryl Alappattu's research interests include chronic pain, pelvic pain, rehabilitation and women's health.

Chronic Pain Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Pelvic Pain Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

Terese C. Aceves

Professor · Loyola Marymount University

Department of Specialized Programs in Professional Psychology

Supporting Low-Income, Diverse Families in Special Education Using Evidence-Based Practices with Culturally and Liguistically Diverse Students Investigating Early Home Literacy Practices with Latino Families Providing Assessment and Intervention of Early Reading Skills with English Language Learners

Adam Little

Mentor | CBASE · LifeLearn, Inc.

Adam is a veterinarian and entrepreneur with a passion for applying his diverse experience towards tackling big problems.

Global Health Dogs Epidemiology Animal Nutrition Community Outreach

Alicia Walf

Senior Lecturer, Cognitive Science · Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Neuroscientist with extensive research into body, brain, and mind relationships related to brain health, social cognition and emotions.

Brain Health Emotion Memory Neuroplasticity Well-Being

Joshua Grill

Director of the Institute for Memory Impairments and Nerological Disorders at UCI · UC Irvine

Joshua Grill directs a major Alzheimer's disease research institute helps lead the national strategy for AD clinical trial recruitment.

Neuroscience Clinical Trials Alzheimer’s Disease Neurodegenerative disorders Recruitment and Retention

Jackie Blissett

Professor of Psychology · Aston University

Professor Blissett has a interest in children’s fussy eating including poor fruit and vegetable acceptance, emotional eating, and obesity.

Feeding and Eating Behaviour Psychology Childhood Eating Behaviour Fussy Eating Developmental Psychology

Reza Mohammadi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Mohammadi researches Materials Science and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Wetting Phenomena, Metal Forming, Materials Chemistry

Ultra-incompressible superhard materials Superhydrophobic materials Thin film deposition and characterization Tearing energy of sheet metals Metal forming and shaping

Heather Bittner Fagan, M.D., MPH, FAFFP

Associate Vice Chair of Research and Faculty with ChristianaCare's Department of Family and Community Medicine · ChristianaCare

Dr. Heather Bittner Fagan is a practicing physician, faculty member and researcher in Family & Community Medicine at ChristianaCare.

Family Medicine