Allyson Hewitt

Director, SiG@MaRS and Director, Social Entrepreneurship · MaRS Discovery District

Creating the conditions that expand the realm of entrepreneurship so it incorporates a strong social component is what SiG@MaRS achieves

Social Innovation Social Finance Nonprofit Management Fundraising Social Enterprise

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD

Professor, Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology · Tulane University

Dr. Ferdinand focuses on cardiac risk factor evaluation and control, including communities of racial and ethnic minorities.

COVID-10 (Coronavirus) Nuclear Cardiology Hypertension Cardiology Hyperlipidemia

Kim Goodman

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Clinical Associate Professor focused on adults, healthy aging, and behavioral health.

Social Work Education Adults and Healthy Aging Mental Health Counseling Cancer and Women Oncology

Ashley Walker

Director, Graduate Studies · Georgia Southern University

Ashley Walker's work encompasses both disability care services and community based research.

Health Studies Community Health

Gulzar Shah

Department Chair & Professor, Health Policy and Behavior · Georgia Southern University

Gulzar Shah works to explore the fields of health informatics.

Social Determinants of Health Public Workforce Needs and Interests Community Health Health Policy and Behavior Health Informatics

Cheryl Jones, Ph.D., RN, FAA

Professor & Chair, Department of Health Care Environments, School of Nursing · UNC at Chapel Hill

Cheryl Jones specializins in Nursing Workforce Issues and Health Systems

Health Policy Mental Health Nursing Community Health Economics Administration

Stefanie Ferreri, Pharm.D.

Professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC-Chapel Hill

Through her research, Stefanie Ferreri hopes to change the way community practice is portrayed and delivered in the United States.

Older Adults Community Pharmacy Nonprescription Medications Health Care Policy University Teaching

Macary Marciniak, Pharm.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Eshelman School of Pharmacy · UNC at Chapel Hill

Macary Marciniak's focus is in community pharmacy practice, specifically immunizations, medication therapy management, and self-care.

Pharmacology Pharmacotherapeutics Medication Therapy Management Self-Care Community Health

Jim Mendez, PhD

Assistant Professor | M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing · Villanova University

Jim Mendez, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC is an expert in lung disease and transplantation, pharmacology, and clinical ethics

Nurse Practitioner Practice Opioid Addiction & Recovery Lung Transplantation Pharmacology Psychological Predictors of Health Outcomes

Rita Osborn

Executive Director of Utah Center for Rural Health · Southern Utah University

Specializing in rural Utah healthcare, community building, and project management.

Community Health Programs Rural Health Care Access & Delivery Property Management Healthcare Grants

Patrick Baron

Assistant Professor · Western Carolina University

Patrick Baron's work focuses on social and environmental determinants of health and disparity.

Social Determinants of Health Mixed-Methods Research and Study Design Environmental Health Sciences Epidemiology Community Health Disparities

Shinyi Wu

Associate Professor of Social Work and Industrial & Systems Engineering · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Wu is a distinguished researcher who takes an engineering approach to research that spans many social work applications.

Health Systems Health Care Disparity Reduction Healthcare Health Mental Health

Beth Virnig

Dean and Professor · University of Florida

Beth Virnig’s research examines how patient factors and system factors combine to influence health care and health outcomes.

Cancer Care End-Of-Life Care Health Care Systems Health Disparities Medicare

Rami Rahal

Vice President, Cancer Systems, Performance and Innovation · Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Rami Rahal leads improvements in Canada’s cancer system through data, research, economic modelling and innovations.

Population Health Cancer Screening Health Policy Performance Measurement Change Management

Michael Prietula

Professor of Information Systems & Operations Management · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Public Health & Technology Implementation Science AI Ethics AI-Human Collaboration Agent-based Organizational Modeling

Martine Hackett

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Hackett's research focuses on public health and health inequities, particularly in the American suburbs and minority communities.

Public Health Health communication Research Methods Maternal-Child Health Infant Injury

Dr. Shariq Khoja

Founder & CEO · Tech4Life Enterprises

An innovator, researcher, and planner in global health for over 15 years.

Global Health Public Health Ehealth Epidemiology Program Evaluation

Mark Litt, Ph.D.

Professor · University of Connecticut

Professor Litt is an expert in health behaviors, especially addictive behaviors, and chronic pain

Coping and Behavior Change Chronic Pain Health Behaviors Addictive Disorders

Elaine Hyshka

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health · University of Alberta

Professor Hyshka is a health services and policy researcher focused on reducing the health, social, and economic costs of substance misuse.

Harm Reduction Opioids Cannabis Drug Policy Substance misuse