Barry Elkind

Manager, Technology & Venture Development (Head, Molecular Diagnostics) · MaRS Innovation

Commercializing life science technologies in the areas of molecular diagnostics, medical devices and therapeutics

Molecular Cell Biology Molecular Diagnostics Life Sciences Commercialization Project and Program Management

Rebecca L. Heise, Ph.D.

Inez A. Caudill Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Chemical Engineering, B.S. Biomedical and Health Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University | Ph.D. Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh · VCU College of Engineering

Professor Heise studies pulmonary mechanotransduction, including lung injury and pulmonary regenerative medicine

Lung injury Pulmonary regenerative medicine Mechanobiology Tissue Engineering Smooth muscle cell signaling

Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering | B.S. Biomedical Engineering, NC State | Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University · VCU College of Engineering

Dr. Puetzer focuses on musculoskeletal tissue engineering for meniscus, tendon, and ligament replacement and repair.

Extracellular matrix biology Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Collagen Fiber Development Biomechanics Musculoskeletal Mechanobiology

Claudia Buchmann

Professor and Chair | Department of Sociology · The Ohio State University

Expert in gender, race and class from a sociological perspective.

Social Stratification Education Gender Race and Ethnicity Comparative and International Sociology

Golda Ginsburg, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychiatry · University of Connecticut

Professor with expertise in anxiety in children and psychology.

Youth Anxiety in Children Psychiatry Anxiety Mental Health

Christopher Key Chapple

Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology, and Director, Master of Arts in Yoga Studies · Loyola Marymount University

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Sanskrit Literature Samkhya Philosophy Yoga Jainism Buddhism

Martha Paynter

Registered Nurse, President of the Board · Wellness Within

Access to abortion, prison abolition, criminalization and reproductive health

Health Services Management Feminist Health Advocacy Childbirth Breastfeeding Pain Management

John Toomey

CEO - Keynote Speaker · Global Wellness

One of the Worlds Leading Wellness Speakers

Work Life Balance Stress Management Health and Wellbeing

Nicola Marshall

Coach and trainer · BraveHeart Solutions

Adoption and fostering related speaker

Tina Timm

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

An expert in relationship and sexual satisfaction, sexual trauma, marriage and family dynamics and sexuality across the lifespan

Sexuality Sexual Satisfaction Sexual Therapy Marriage and Family Therapy

Harry Reis

Professor of Psychology and Dean's Professor in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering · University of Rochester

Professor Harry Reis' research interests involve social interaction and close relationships.

Marriage and Close Relationships Health and Psychological Well Being Social interaction Intimacy Emotion Regulation

Erica Slotter, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Erica Slotter, PhD, is an expert in social psychology and romantic relationships.

Romantic Relationships Social Psychology Relationships

Tammara Kennelly

President · FriesenPress

Banking and foreign exchange expert, turned book publisher, with a passion for helping authors share their story with the world.

Self-Publishing Leadership Development Mergers and Acquisitions career pathing, coaching for performance Leadership, culture development, succession planning, organizational development

Sarah Wolfe

Professor in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability · University of Waterloo

Assistant Professor

Geography Water Decision Making and Governance Water Research Environmental and Social Psychology Sociology