Health Datapalooza sits at the nexus of ideas, evidence, and execution. Where Federal policymakers and regulatory leads take their seats beside Silicon Valley startups and the health system’s chief information officers. More than a meeting, Health Datapalooza is a diverse community of big thinkers and roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done problem solvers who share a mission to liberate and use data to improve health and health care.

Today, as the challenges facing health and health care continue to evolve, we’re digging into the real world experience of turning information into innovation. What works, what doesn’t, why, and what’s coming next?

Hear From Some of the Best and Brightest in Their Fields


  • Alex Azar, Secretary - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Main Stage)
  • David Ballard, Chief Quality Officer - Baylor Scott & White Health
  • Niall Brennan, Executive Director - Health Care Cost Institute
  • Patricia M.C. Brown, ESQ, Sr. VP, Managed Care and Population Health - Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Janet Campbell, Vice President of Patient Experience - Epic
  • Emma Cartmell, Managing Director - Cappello Group
  • Joanne M. Conroy, MD, President and CEO - Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health (Main Stage)
  • Rob Coppedge, CEO - Echo Health Ventures (Main Stage)
  • Gus Crothers, Medical Director of Clinical Personnel - GrandRounds
  • Nick Culbertson, Co-Founder and CEO - Protenus
  • Amar Das, Director, Learning Health Systems - IBM Research
  • Leonard D’Avolio, PhD, CEO and Co-Founder - Cyft (Main Stage)
  • Michelle Dennedy, Vice President and Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco
  • Stephanie Devaney, Deputy Director - All of Us Program
  • Paul Edmiston, Chief Information Officer, Tivity Health
  • Rachael Fleurence, Executive Director - National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center (NESTcc)
  • Richard Foster, BS, MS, PhD, Chairman - higi; Ancera (Main Stage)
  • Dan Gebremedhin, Principal - Flare Capital
  • Thomas Goetz, Chief of Research - GoodRX
  • Scott Gottlieb, MD, Commissioner - U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Main Stage)
  • Tina Grande, Senior Vice President for Policy - Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Sarah Greene, Executive Director - HCSRN
  • Bruce Greenstein, BS, MS, CTO - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Main Stage)
  • Fiona Greig, Director of Research - JP Morgan Research Institute
  • Cyndi Grossman, Director, Science of Patient Input - Faster Cures
  • Syed Haider, Director, Head of Data Science - Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions
  • Adrian Hernandez, Vice Dean for Clinical Research - Duke University School of Medicine
  • Charles Jaffe, CEO - HL7
  • Tim Kelsey, MA, CEO - Australian Digital Health Agency (Main Stage)
  • Milind Kamkolkar, Chief Data Officer - Sanofi
  • William Kaufmann, Senior Principal, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC)
  • Kat Kuzmeskas, MPH, CEO and Co-Founder - SimplyVital Health (Main Stage)
  • Annie Lamont, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Oak HC/FT (Main Stage)
  • Laura Landro, Journalist and Author - Formerly with the Wall Street Journal (Main Stage)
  • Timmeko Love, MBA, Business Development Manager - Mayo Clinic Ventures (Main Stage)
  • Luther Lowe, Vice President - Yelp
  • Josh Mandel, Health IT Ecosystem Lead - Verily
  • Chris Mansi, Co-Founder and CEO - Viz.ai
  • Mark McClellan, Director - Duke University, Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Health Policy
  • Deven McGraw, Chief Regulatory Officer - Ciitizen
  • Aaron McKethan, Chief Data Officer - NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • Michelle McMurry-Heath, Worldwide Vice President and Global Head, Regulatory Affairs - Johnson & Johnson
  • David Muhlestein, Chief Research Officer - Leavitt Partners, LLC
  • Aaron Neinstein, MD, Director of Clinical Informatics - University of California, San Francisco, Center for Digital Health Innovation (Main Stage)
  • Todd Park, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman - Devoted Health
  • Bray Patrick-Lake, Director of Stakeholder Engagement - Duke Clinical Research Institute
  • Pamela Peele, Chief Analytics Officer - UPMC Health Plan
  • Oxana Pickeral, Global Segment Leader - Healthcare & Life Sciences - Amazon Web Services
  • Allison Pinkerton, Therapist (Main Stage)
  • Jules Polonetsky, CEO - Future of Privacy Forum (Main Stage)
  • Andrew Renda, MD, MPH, Director of Bold Goal (Population Health) - Humana (Main Stage)
  • Bryan Roberts, PhD, Partner - Venrock  (Main Stage)
  • Iyah​ ​Romm, Founder​ ​and​ ​CEO - Cityblock​ ​Health (Main Stage)
  • Don Rucker, MD, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Main Stage)
  • Patrick  Ryan, Sr. Director and Head, Epidemiology Analytics - Janssen Research and Development
  • Judith A. Salerno, MD, MS, President - The New York Academy of Medicine (Main Stage)
  • Lucia Savage, Chief Regulatory and Privacy Officer - Omada Health
  • Mario Schlosser, CEO and Co-Founder - Oscar Health (Main Stage)
  • Darren Schulte, CEO - Apixio, Inc.
  • Darshan Shah, Chief Data Officer - State of Indiana
  • Kevin Shekleton, Vice President & Distinguished Engineer, Cerner
  • Mansur Shomali, Medical Director - WellDoc
  • Rasu Shrestha, MD, MBA, CIO - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) (Main Stage)
  • Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer = HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton, VP, Intersectionality, Culture, and Diversity (ICD) - Twitter (Main Stage)
  • Glenn Steele, Chairman, Founder, xG Health Solutions - Health Transformation Alliance
  • Lisa Suennen, Managing Partner - Venture Valkyrie, LLC  (Main Stage)
  • Micky Tripathi, President and CEO - Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
  • Fred Trotter, Chief Technology Officer - CareSet Systems
  • Seema Verma, Administrator - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • David S. Wichmann, CEO - UnitedHealth Group (Main Stage)
  • Adam Wilcox, Chief Analytics Officer - UW Medicine
  • Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, FAAEM, Health Commissioner - Baltimore City
  • Lisa Woods, Senior Director of US Health Care - Walmart

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