Global Health & Innovation Conference

Presented by Unite For Sight, 11th Annual Conference

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during September to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration.

The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:

Keynote Addresses

Seth Godin, Blogger, Agent of Change; New York Times Bestselling Author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us; Founder, Squidoo.com

Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Stonyfield Farms

Michael Moss, Investigative Reporter, New York Times

Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon

Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Design Thinking Speakers

“Creating Our Way to Wellbeing for Individuals, Corporations, and Communities,” Cheryl Heller,Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts; Partner, CommonWise

“Designing Change: Using Design Thinking to Rethink Public Initiatives in Mexico,” Jamie Jones,Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management

“See What Your Words Say: Translating Foreign Aid into Domestic Support,” Bob McKinnon, President GALEWiLL Design; Director, the GALEWiLL Center for Opportunity & Progress

“Designing Effective Strategies for Global Health Communication,”Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Founder, Design Global Change

More speakers to be announced

Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

“Global Education for American Medical Students,” Susan Hall Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Medical Studies, Yale School of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Studies, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health; Medical Director of Eye Department, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center

Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, “Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101″

More speakers to be announced

Environment, Energy, and Agriculture Speakers

Michael Conard, RA, NCARB, Senior Principal, Design + Urbanism Architectural, LLC; Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Curt Ellis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FoodCorps

Kenneth Kaplan, MSW, MArch, HP, Senior Health System Advisor, PTSI Project; Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“Farmers First: Proven Methods to Increase the Productivity of Africa’s Smallholder Farmers,” Barrett Prinz, Director, Global Human Resources and Legal, One Acre Fund

“Glyphosate: The Elephant in the Room,” Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

More speakers to be announced

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

“500 Years,” Paco de Onis, Producer, Skylight Pictures

“Patient Empowerment: How the Visually Impaired Can Become Better Advocates for Themselves…And for Their Service Providers,” Joseph Lovett, Producer/Director, Going Blind

Bob McKinnon, President GALEWiLL Design; Director, the GALEWiLL Center for Opportunity & Progress

More speakers to be announced

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Senior Research Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George’s University, Grenada; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC); formerly Special Assistant to the President of the US for Health Issues; Assistant Secretary General, United Nations

Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology

Jessica Cohen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Center for International Development; Malaria Technical Adviser, Clinton Health Access Initiative; Co-Founder, TAMTAM Africa, Inc.

Shin Daimyo, MPH, Program Manager for Mental Health, Partners In Health

“Fitting Evaluation to Purpose: Options for Confronting Complexity,” John Grove, MA, PhD, Senior Program Officer, Pneumonia & EDD, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

“Applying Business Principles to Global Health: Starting with the Customer,” Amy Lockwood, Deputy Director, Global Health Team, Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University

John McGoldrick, Chair, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.; Special Advisor, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

“Behavioral Economics: A Toolkit for Rational Health Decisions and Methods in Resource Poor Countries,” Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor, USAID, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment

“Tele-Ophthalmology: Newer Ways to Reach Out to India’s Large Diabetic Population,” Tamilarasan Senthil, Ophthalmologist, Pranav Eye Foundation, India

“From Zero to Something: Building a Global Health Program from Scratch,” Harsh Sule, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor and Director of International Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals

“Perspectives on Health Policies and Programs in Ghana,” Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

More speakers to be announced

Health Policy & Advocacy

“Do You Want to Make a Profound Difference on Global Health and Climate Change? Reclaiming Our Democracy Matters More than You Think!” Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund

“The NTDs, Girls and Women, and Blue Marble Health,” Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Professor in Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital; President, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development; Baker Institute Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University

“Nutrition and the Politics of Food,” Michael Jacobson, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Director, Program on Human Rights and Justice; Assistant Professor of Law and Development, MIT Center for International Studies

“How Health Reforms Really Happen: Successful (Winding) Paths to Universal Coverage,” William Savedoff, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Matthew Slutsky, Managing Director of Business Development, Change.org

More speakers to be announced

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

“How to Lead with Vision and Still Manage an Organization: Chief Creative Officer’s Challenges,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

“The Role of the Private Sector in the Provision of Maternal and Child Care in Latin America,” Alejandro Arrieta, PhD, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health

Patricia Atkinson, Vice President & Health Systems Director, Marie Stopes International

“Shifting the Focus: Lessons from Leveraging Technology for Maximal Effect in Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage,” Claire Cole, MPH, Technical Documentation Advisor, Pathfinder International

Judith Helzner, Director, Population and Reproductive Health, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

“Advancing Abortion Access in Hostile Environments: New Approaches from a Holistic Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Framework,” Ellen Israel, Senior Technical Advisor for Women’s Health and Rights, Pathfinder International

“Innovators in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Profiles of the Capable and Committed in Communities around the World,” Latanya Mapp Frett, Vice President, Global Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

“Private Primary Health Chains: Sharing Learnings Across Geographies,” Tricia Morente, Strategic Advisor, LifeSpring Hospitals

“Transforming Medical Education on a Grand Scale: The Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program,” Cliff O’Callahan,MD, PhD, FAAP, Chair, AAP Section International Child Health Executive Committee; Director, Nurseries at Middlesex Hospital

Pasquale Patrizio, Professor of Obestrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Fertility Center

Jose Rimon, Deputy Director and Visiting Professor, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University

“Closing the Gap: Reaching Rural Women with Family Planning Options,” Mindy Skelton, Program Officer, Lwala Community Alliance

More speakers to be announced

Mental Health Speakers

Judith Bass, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Applied Mental Health Research Group, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“From Visibility to Transformation: Global Mental Health and the Post-2015 Agenda,” Gary Belkin,MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine; Senior Director for Psychiatric Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

“The Role of Mixed Research Methodologies in Global Mental Health Research,” Christina Borba,PhD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School; The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; The MGH Schizophrenia Program

David Henderson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

More speakers to be announced

Other Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

“Instituting Thrombolytics for STEMI in Low Income Settings: Lessons Learned from American Samoa,” David Bouslough, MD, MPH, FACEP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Life Support Education, Clinical Advisor for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Palliative Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa

“Perspectives of Today’s Clinical Practice: Dilemmas in Herbal Uses,” Martin Gordon, MD, FAAAS, Emeritus Chairman and Lifetime Trustee, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Board; Prior Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

“Why NCDs Matter to Business: The Private Sector’s Role, Resources, and Responsibilities,” Eve Heyn, Manager of Communications & External Affairs, GBCHealth

Kirsten Johnson, MD, MPH, Director, Humanitarian Studies Initiative, McGill University; Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard University

“Building Integrated Systems for NCDs in Rwanda and Haiti,” Gene Kwan, MD, Clinical Fellow, Boston Medical Center and Partners In Health

“Prevention of Brain Disorders: A Global Priority,” Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

“Advances and Collaborative Opportunities in Global Eye Health Research,” Gyan “John” Prakash,PhD, MBA, Associate Director, International Programs, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

“Give Me Vision: I Will Show You A Path,” Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner

More speakers to be announced

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

“Writing for Medical and Global Health Journals: An Insider’s View ,” Jocalyn Clark, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine

Steve Collins, MBE, MD, MBBS, Director, Valid International

Nina Dudnik, PhD, Founder & CEO, Seeding Labs

“Connecting Evidence to Budget Priorities for Universal Health Coverage,” Amanda Glassman, MSc, Director of Global Health Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

“The Irrational Health Consumer: Understanding and Addressing Underinvestment in Preventative Health,” Rachel Glennerster,PhD, Director, J-PAL Global; Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa; Co-Chair, Agriculture

“Linking Health Impact to the Business Decision-Making Process,” Kim Longfield, Director, Research and Metrics, Population Services International

“Price Expectation and Willingness to Pay for Health Products in Uganda,” Margaret McConnell,Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Heatlh

“Bringing to Light Hidden Incentives and Disincentives in Global Health,” Grant Miller, PhD, MPP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, FSI; Core Faculty Member, CHP/PCOR

“Vision Rehabilitation in Glaucoma: Research Opportunities and Challenges,” James Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

“Rethinking the Role of Research in Enhancing State Capability for Implementation,” Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, The World Bank

“Practical Performance Management for Poverty Related Organizations: The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®),” Steve Wright, VP Poverty Tools and Insights, Grameen Foundation

More speakers to be announced

Philanthropy and Investment Speakers

Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Fund

“Building an Impactful Micro-Enterprise Development Organization in Small, Remote, Pacific Island Communities,” Greg Casagrande, Founder, MicroDreams

“The Inventor’s Pathway: How Technology Ideas Turn into Products and Businesses that Improve Lives,” Carol Dahl, PhD, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation

Omer Imtiazuddin, Global Health and Impact Investing Consultant

“Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Global Health & Development: A New Framework for Valuing What Matters,” Shubha Kumar, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor & Director of Programs, University of Southern California (USC)

“Mainstreaming Impact Investment: Catalyzing Capital for a More Inclusive Society,” Abigail Noble,Impact Investing, Alternative Investing and New Economic Thinking, World Economic Forum

“Pay for Performance in Global Health,” Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

More speakers to be announced

Social Enterprise Speakers

Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.

“Runa: Sustainable Sourcing and Brand Development,” Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa

“Achieving Viability Through Utterly Unreasonable & Idealistic Aspirations,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop

Nina Smith, Executive Director, GoodWeave USA

“Wake Up. Go to Work. Save the World.” Arran Stephens, President and Founder, Nature’s Path Foods, Inc.

Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.

More speakers to be announced

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

“Global Change with a Local Impact: Saving Lives Through Innovation in Clean Energy – The Power of Social Enterprise,” Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International

Eric Bing, MD, PhD, MBA, Senior Fellow & Director, Global Health, George W. Bush Institute; Professor of Global Health, Simmons School of Education & Human Development, Dedman College of Humanities & Sciences, Southern Methodist University

Eve Blossom, Founder, Lulan Artisans

“Challenges of Scaling Entrepreneurial Impact,” Greg Dees, Rubenstein Senior Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, Initiative on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Duke University

“Building Modern Institutions on Traditional Values: The Case Studies of Rwanda and Haiti,” Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

Scott Gilmore, CEO and Founder, Building Markets

“Lessons Learned from SEAD: The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke,” Matt Nash, CASE Managing Director, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Amy Pearl, Executive Director and CEO, Springboard Innovation

“Supporting Healthcare Social Entrepreneurs: The IPIHD Story,” Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA, Head of Global Innovation, Duke Medicine; Executive Director, International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD)

More speakers to be announced

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

Charlotte Cole, Senior Vice President, Global Education, Sesame Workshop

Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something

“Creating Connected Awesomeness,” Scott Henderson, Executive Director, Hypepotamus

Eve Heyn, Communications & External Affairs Manager, GBCHealth

Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift

More speakers to be announced

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

“Guidelines for Choosing an Intra-Ocular Lens for Implantation After Cataract Extraction Where There is No Equipment for Biometry,” Thomas Baah, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director, Save The Nation’s Sight Clinic, Ghana

Kathleen Casey, MD, Director, Operation Giving Back, FACS

James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director

“Scaling Up Cataract Surgeries in Ghana: Systems that Work and Those that Don’t,” Michael Gyasi,MD, Ophthalmologist, North Western Eye Centre, Accra, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

Jonathan Lawson, Surgery & Anesthesia Program Coordinator, Partners In Health

Geoffrey Tabin, Professor and Director, International Division of Ophthalmology, University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Himalayan Cataract Project

“The Role of Global Networking in Improving Local Eyecare Programs: A Case of Friends Eye Center in Ghana,” Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

More speakers to be announced

Technology in Global Health Speakers

Paul Ellingstad, Parter and Program Development Director, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard

Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices @MIT and co-founder LDTC+Labs LLC

“Using Mobile Phone, Social Innovation, and Cloud in PMTCT and OVC Programs,” Bobby Jefferson, Senior Informatics Advisor, Futures Group

“Health Education for Low Literacy Communities that is Seen, Read, Heard and Understood,” Brian Julius, Owner, Books of Hope

“Experiments in Scaling Social Benefit,” Thane Kreiner, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Santa Clara University; Howard and Alida Charney University Professor of Science and Technology for Social Benefit, Santa Clara University

Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative

“Conflict-Free Congo: The Paradox of Our New Technologies,” Bandi Mbubi, Founder, Congo Calling

“Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips Customized for Affordable Healthcare and Wellness Applications,” John McDevitt, PhD, Brown-Wiess Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry, Rice University

“Hacking Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovation,” Kenneth Paik, MD, MBA, Director of Operations, Sana

“The Impact of Direct Work Communication and Engagement in Supply Chain Transparency,” Todd Stark, President, Good World Solutions

More speakers to be announced

Water and Sanitation Speakers

“Rethinking the Water-Health Nexus: Insights from East Africa,” Zafar Adeel, Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Doulaye Kone, PhD, Senior Program Officer, WSH, Toilet Team Transformatives Technologies, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

More speakers to be announced

“Advice From The Experts” Panels

“Careers in Social Entrepreneurship: Advice From The Experts”

“Careers in Global Health: Advice From The Experts”

More panels to be announced

Interactive Workshops

Michael Conard, RA, NCARB, Senior Principal, Design + Urbanism Architectural, LLC; Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University

Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee Co.

Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices @MIT and co-founder LDTC+Labs LLC

“From Pitfalls to Perfection: How to Write about Global Health,” Eve Heyn, Manager of Communications & External Affairs, GBCHealth

Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative

“What Would YOU Do? A Workshop on Hard Choices for Social Enterprise Start-Ups,” Rodney North, The Answer Man – Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop

“My Billion Dollar Voice: How Advocacy Is Transforming Global Health,” Ken Patterson, Global Grassroots Manager, Results

Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

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