At the 2017 D&I Conference, you will hear from esteemed speakers during four dynamic plenary sessions.

The plenary information is updated as of July 31. Additional speakers will be added to the plenary program.

What is the Minimum Level of Evidence Needed to Implement?

Presenter

Austin Frakt, Ph.D.

Director, Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center (PEPReC) - Boston VA Healthcare System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Austin Frakt is a Health Economist and Director of the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the ... Read Bio

Mark Helfand
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Mark Helfand, M.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology - Oregon Health & Science University

Mark Helfand directs the VA Evidence-based Synthesis Program Coordinating Center and the West Coast Branch of ... Read Bio

Presenter

Melissa Simon, M.D.

George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology; Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences - Northwestern Medicine

Achieving Health Equity: The Role of D&I Research

Theresa Betancourt
Presenter

Theresa Betancourt, Sc.D., M.A.

Associate Professor of Child Health and Human Rights - Harvard/Boston University

Theresa Betancourt is a professor at the Boston College School of Social Work and Director of the Research Pr... Read Bio

Lisa Cooper
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Lisa Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor; James F. Fries Professor of Medicine; Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity - Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Lisa Cooper is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Health E... Read Bio

Uche Uchendu
Presenter

Uche Uchendu, M.D.

Chief Officer for Health Equity, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) - U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Uchenna S. Uchendu was appointed as the Chief Officer for Health Equity, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) ... Read Bio

Reflections on the Impact of a Decade of Research

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Jeffrey Brenner, M.D.

Senior Vice President of Integrated Health and Human Services - UnitedHealthcare

Jeffrey Brenner is the Senior Vice President of Integrated Health and Human Services at UnitedHealthcare Commu... Read Bio

Russ Glasgow
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Russ Glasgow, Ph.D.

Director, Dissemination and Implementation Science Program of ACCORDS - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Russell E. Glasgow focuses on issues of designing for implementation and sustainability, adaptations to pr... Read Bio

Enola Proctor
Presenter

Enola Proctor, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institue for Public Health - Washington University

Dr. Proctor’s teaching and research are motivated by the question, how do we ensure that people receive the ve... Read Bio

Sanghavi
Presenter

Darshak Sanghavi, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation - OptumLabs

Darshak Sanghavi, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Translation at OptumLabs. Read Bio

The Next Generation of D&I Research

Cohen
Presenter

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine - Oregon Health & Science University

Deborah Cohen, PhD, is a Professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon H... Read Bio

Ross Hammond
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Ross Hammond, Ph.D.

Director, Center on Social Dynamics and Policy - Brookings Institution

Dr. Hammond is Senior Fellow in Economics at Brookings and Director of the Center on Social Dynamics & Policy,... Read Bio

Cara Lewis
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Cara Lewis, Ph.D.

Associate Investigator - Kaiser Washington Health Research Institute

Dr. Cara C. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington ... Read Bio