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Speakers: TEDxSF: 7 Billion Well

Dr. Jaime Sepulveda is the Executive Director of UCSF Global Health Sciences. Previously he was Senior Fellow in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Sepulveda worked closely with key foundation partners—including the GAVI Alliance, where he currently chairs the Executive Committee—to increase access to vaccines and other effective health solutions in developing countries. Sepulveda served for more than 20 years in a variety of senior health posts in the Mexican government. As Mexico’s Director-General of Epidemiology and later Vice-Minister of Health, Sepulveda designed Mexico’s Universal Vaccination Program, which eliminated polio, measles, and diphtheria by more than doubling childhood immunization coverage in two years. He also modernized the national health surveillance system and founded Mexico’s National AIDS Council. Sepulveda holds a medical degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico and three advanced degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and technology pioneer. He is the founder of World Innovation Institute, Moon Express, Inome and InfoSpace. Naveen is a regular contributor to the Forbes, Huffington Post, and Inc. He is a trustee of the board for the X Prize Foundation and Singularity University where he is focused on using innovation and entrepreneurship to address the global challenges. He is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and The Explorers club.
Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills, including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year,” the “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Light of India Award” for Business Leadership, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Life Time Achievement Award for contribution to Technology and Entrepreneurship” by Red Herring, “Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, and “A Visionary for the 21st Century” by Leaders Magazine.

Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures, focused on impactful clean technology and information technology investments. Mr. Khosla was a co-founder of Daisy systems and founding CEO of Sun Microsystems where he pioneered open systems and commercial RISC processors. One of Mr. Khosla’s greatest passions is being a mentor to entrepreneurs, assisting entrepreneurs and helping them build technology based businesses. Mr. Khosla is driven by the desire to make positive impact through scaling alternative energy, achieving petroleum independence, and promoting a pragmatic approach to the environment. He is also passionate about Social Entrepreneurship. Vinod holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Amy Lockwood brings experience in management, strategy and international development focused on issues of globa health to Stanford. Previously, Amy was the Executive Director of Project Healthy Children, which works with governments and local industries in Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal and Rwanda to develop and implement comprehensive food fortification strategies to combat micronutrient malnutrition. Amy has also worked with the Clinton Foundation as the Director of the Global Pediatric HIV/AIDS Program and Deputy Country Director for India, where she was responsible for supporting governments to develop strategies and implementation plans; design guidelines; build systems, procure drugs and diagnostics; and deliver care to HIV-positive children and adults. In addition to receiving her MBA from Stanford, Amy holds a B.Sc. in Communication Studies and a M.S.in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University.

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. For over 34 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. He was selected as one of the “TIME 100″ in integrative medicine and by Forbes as “one of the seven most powerful teachers in the world.” He received his medical training from the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin.

Dr. Jess Ghannam is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Global Health Sciences in the School of Medicine at UCSF. His research areas include evaluating the long-term health consequences of war on displaced communities and the psychological and psychiatric effects of armed conflict on children. Dr. Ghannam has developed community health clinics in the Middle East that focus on developing community-based treatment programs for families in crisis. He is also a consultant with the Center for Constitutional Rights, Reprieve and other international NGO’s that work with torture survivors. Locally he works to promote and enhance the health and wellness of refugee, displaced, and immigrant populations from the Middle East,North Africa and South Asia and has established a community-based Mental Health Treatment Programs to support these communitiesDr. Ghannam did his fellowship at Stanford University, and he received his PhD from University of California, Berkeley, and his BA from University of Michigan.

Raghava KK began his career in art as a newspaper cartoonist, and the cartoonist’s bold line — and dead-on eye for truth — still powers his art. His work spans painting, sculpture, installation, film and iPad art, always linked by his challenging opinions on identity, conformity, gender, celebrity, ceremony. His early work as a painter made a complete break with his cartoon career — he painted watercolors on canvas using only his hands and feet. Since then, his work has grown to knit together aesthetics from both worlds, as collage and complication play against flat color and precise lines. He shows in galleries and performance spaces around the world and often collaborates with other artists, most recently with musicians Paul Simon and Erykah Badu. In 2011, he launched his children’s iPad book, Pop-it, shaking up the concept of an ideal family.

Mr. Chopra is the co-founder of Liquid Comics (formerly Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation) and serves as the Liquid’s, “Producer-in-Residence.” He is the author of three books, including the comic book Bulletproof Monk. Formerly an award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, Gotham reported from countless warzones and has interviewed a wide range of Global leaders – from President Bush to the Dalai Lama. He also served as researcher and lyrical adviser to Michael Jackson on the multi-platinum albums Dangerous and HIStory. As a founder and partner in Chopra Media, Gotham oversees a wide range of integrated media initiatives including currently developing a daily TV series for his father, celebrated writer and spiritualist Deepak Chopra. He is also currently producing over half a dozen feature films with personalities including John Woo, Guy Ritchie, Nic Cage at the likes of Warner Brothers, New Regency Films, Summit Entertainment, Reliance Entertainment and more.

David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of eight books published in 19 languages; he is a journalist and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. His most recent book is When I’m 164: The new science of radical life extension, and what happens if it succeeds. He also wrote Experimental Man: What One Man’s Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World. He is a correspondent for The Atlantic and the chief correspondent for NPR Talk’s Biotech Nation. David writes for The New York Times, Fortune, Wired, National Geographic, Discover and many other publications. He is the founding director of the Center of Life Science Policy at UC Berkeley. He has been a commentator on NPR’s Morning Edition and a contributing editor for Wired, Discover and Conde Nast Portfolio. He is a former special correspondent and producer for ABC’s Nightline and a correspondent for NOVA’s ScienceNOW! David’s work has won numerous awards, including Magazine Story of the Year from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His articles have twice been cited in nominations for National Magazine Awards, and his work has appeared twice in The Best American Science and Nature Writing.

Dr. Piya Sorcar is the founder and CEO of TeachAIDS, and also an Adjunct Affiliate at Stanford’s School of Medicine and a Visiting Scholar in Stanford’s Department of Communication. She leads a team of world experts in medicine, public health and education to develop software that solves numerous persistent problems in HIV prevention. She has been an invited speaker at many universities, including Caltech, Columbia, Tsinghua, Utrecht and Yale. She holds a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences and Technology Design from Stanford University. In 2011, MIT Technology Review named her to its TR35 list of the top 35 innovators in the world under 35.

Patrick Lee is the Founding Director of the Global Primary Care Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. The Global Primary Care Program teaches the next generation of health care leaders how to use a global-local systems approach to transform primary care at home. It is the first fully integrated global health and primary care residency in the world. At Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lee co-founded and co-directs Clinical Topics in Global Health, a practical introduction to the top ten causes of global burden of disease and cross-cutting systems issues. With the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science, he consults on the development of learner-driven approaches to teaching optimal care delivery. Dr. Lee has served as Medical Director of Tiyatien Health, a health non-profit that provides clinical care and social services in rural Liberia, and Clinical Mentor for Partners In Health in Rwanda. He graduated BA from Princeton University and MD from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency in internal medicine and primary care at Massachusetts General Hospital and holds an advanced diploma from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She is also a faculty member in the Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program. She is one of the founders of COAST, and is serving as the Director. Through her research on stress and training in the Yale Center for Eating and Weight disorders, she became interested in the intricate relationships between chronic psychological stress, eating behavior, and energy balance. She completed a clinical internship focusing on Behavioral Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.She received a BA in psychology from Stanford University, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University, with a focus on health psychology. Her research examines relationships among chronic stress, social status, coping processes, and neuroendocrine and metabolic sequelae.

Daniel Whitman grew up in Chicago before attending the University of Colorado where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 1984. After several years of global travel, he attended the Illinois Institute of Technology, graduating in 1991 with a Masters Degree in Architecture. From 1990-2000 he established his own architecture firm, focusing on projects to renew neglected urban communities. From 1999-2008 Daniel developed the International Children’s Foundation Centre to empower children, and youth with leadership skills, while connecting them with nature. In 2009 Daniel founded GLOBALTAP as a mission based company to provide an innovative way for people to connect with each through easier access to clean, free drinking water in cities, and schools. GLOBALTAP has implemented projects in numerous municipalities, and recently partnered with HBO in conjunction with their Weight of the Nation documentary to provide tap stations in schools throughout the US to combat childhood obesity with water as a healthy alternative. Daniel is honored to be the visionary behind GLOBALTAP, and will continue to further its mission to make clean drinking water available to all people around the world.

Robert Wolcott is Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) and a member of the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He teaches corporate innovation and entrepreneurship for Kellogg in Evanston, Miami and Hong Kong (with HKUST), and is formerly a visiting professor at the Keio Business School (Japan). He also serves on the advisory boards of Nordic Innovation for the Nordic Council, Oslo, Norway, and GE’s Innovation Accelerator. Wolcott’s work has appeared in MIT Sloan Management Review, The Wall Street Journal, Advertising Age, Business Week, The Financial Times(European Edition), The New York Times and numerous overseas publications. He is a frequent speaker at events worldwide. In 2003, Wolcott founded the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN), a network of senior executives dedicated to driving sustainable innovation. The KIN’s annual summit, KIN Global, takes place in late spring and includes leaders from around the world from business, government, academia, non-profits and the arts who collaborate around issues of significance for their organizations and for humanity

Dr. Miller is a maternal health specialist with over 32 years of experience in reproductive health care. She is currently the Director of Safe Motherhood Programs, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health, and an Associate Professor, with appointments in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco and the School of Public Health, Maternal and Child Health Program, University of California, Berkeley. She is a recognized leader in international maternal health. She is co-author of the Hesperian Foundation’s “A Book for Midwives,” an obstetrical first aid training manual in use in dozens of developing countries. She teaches International Maternal Child Health to graduate MPH, PhD, medical, midwifery, and nursing students, and conducts Safe Motherhood projects in Nigeria, India, Mexico, Tibet, the Dominican Republic, Egypt, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. She has been the Principal Investigator of the NASG life saving first-aid device for obstetric hemorrhage in Egypt and Nigeria.

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York. She is the author of the multi-award-winning, The Conscious Parent. Heralded as a game-changer in the parenting genre, this book turns the traditional parenting paradigms on its head and revolutionizes how we raise our families. She has been exposed to Eastern mindfulness at an early age and integrates its teachings with Western psychology. This blend of East and West allows her to reach a global audience. Her ability to appeal to both a psychologically astute and consciousness-driven audience establishes her as one of a kind in the parenting field. She lectures extensively on mindful living and conscious parenting around the world and is in private practice. She resides with her husband and daughter in New York.

Dr. Hale is the Founder of Medicines360, a pharmaceutical scientist and global health social entrepreneur. Her passion is the development of important new medicines for all of humanity, with the specific goal to reduce health inequities. Dr. Hale is Founder & Chair Emeritus of One World Health, the first nonprofit pharmaceutical company in the US. She founded the company in 2000 and served as its first Chairman and CEO (2000-2008). Under her leadership the organization developed a new cure for visceral leishmaniasis, launched a novel approach to treat dehydrating diarrhea, and developed a platform technology to reduce the cost of malaria drugs by more than 10-fold. She earned her PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from University of California San Francisco, where she presently maintains an Adjunct Associate Professorship in Biopharmaceutical Sciences. She was recently elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies (2007), and was granted the MacArthur “Genius” Award (2006).

Dr. Michael Blum is the Chief Medical Information Officer and a Professor of Medicine in Cardiology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Blum is responsible for the strategic design, implementation, and optimization of enterprise clinical applications for the Medical Center. He is also an active clinician, specializing in preventative cardiology as well as the care of patients with congestive heart failure, valvular heart disease, and general cardiology. Dr. Blum is passionate about wellness and the prevention of heart disease through a heart-healthy lifestyle that includes diet, exercise and stress reduction, as well as early detection of heart disease and aggressive medical intervention to reduce its impact and the need for invasive procedures. Prior to his medical career, Dr. Blum was trained as an engineer and applies his expertise in technology to health care as UCSF’s Chief Medical Information Officer. He is currently overseeing a $160M enterprise deployment of Epic’s electronic health record and the development of a large scale research data repository. He has a special research interest in clinical decision support technology and its impact on the quality and cost of patient care and population health.

Sandeep Sood is the President of Monsoon Company, which is is a web development company with offices in Berkeley and various cities in India. Sandeep conceptualizes, designs, and develops web and mobile applications. He is also an avid writer of screenplays and shorts.

Gavin Yamey spent the last 15 years working as a physician, global health journalist, and journal editor, picking up training in public health along the way. He now puts all these skills together in his leadership of e2pi, the Evidence to Policy initiative, in UCSF’s Global Health Group. e2pi believes that millions of lives could be saved if global health decision-makers made better use of research evidence. The e2pi team delivers timely and targeted evidence to key policymakers to foster evidence-informed policymaking. Yamey was one of the founding editors of PLOS Medicine and PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, two open access journals that have revolutionized biomedical communications. He has been a regular commentator on NPR, including on Science Friday and This American Life, and his writing has been published widely, including in the BMJ, the PLOS journals, The Lancet, and the UK newspapers The Times and The Telegraph. His new book, The Handbook of Global Health Policy, will be published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2013.

A serial entrepreneur and renowned interface and product designer, Aza Raskin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Massive Health. Aza has been the Creative Lead at Mozilla and has founded two companies: Songza—a music meta-search company, and Bloxes—a company which sells cardboard furniture. In 2012, he was named to both Inc and Forbes 30-under-30 and Fast Company’s 2011 Master of Design and top 40 influential US designer.

Jenni “Fang” Lee is featured in the award-winning documentary “Somewhere Between” which follows the lives of four adopted Chinese girls and explores the intrinsic question “Who am I?”. Abandoned at age five on the streets of China as a result of the One Child Policy, she remembers the vivid details of her past life. Jenni was raised in Berkeley, is fluent in Mandarin, and continues to return to China every summer to volunteer in rural orphanages. A double major in sociology and economics, Jenni is currently studying at Mount Holyoke, a premiere liberal arts college for women.

Dr. Daniel Kraft M.D. is a Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist with over 20 years of clinical, research and innovation experience. Daniel is Executive Director for FutureMed & chairs the Medicine track for Singularity University. Daniel has multiple inventions, including the MarrowMiner, and is founder of RegenMed Systems and IntelliMedicine.

A former lead medical illustrator at Yale University, David Bolinsky is the co-founder of XVIVO, which produced the movie The Inner Life of the Cell. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Medical Illustration at Ohio State University and launched his first illustration company, Advanced Imaging Inc

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