For more than 10 years, the Health Datapalooza has been turning information into innovation by supporting a healthy exchange of ideas from a variety of voices in a setting where meaningful and consequential conversations take place.

Co-Located with the National Health Policy Conference

As an additional benefit to this year's show, Health Datapalooza attendees will gain new opportunities (if you choose) to engage in expansive discussions with participants “across the hall" at the National Health Policy Conference (NHPC) and pick and choose relevant sessions to attend from both events.

Featured Speakers

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Amy Abernethy

Principal Deputy Commissioner - U.S. Food and Drug Administration

As the Principal Deputy Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Dr. Amy P. Abernethy, M.D., Ph.D., helps oversee the a... Read Bio


Ardy Arianpour, M.B.A.

CEO & Co-Founder - Seqster

Ardy Arianpour is CEO & Founder of Seqster, an award-winning SaaS healthcare platform that enables organizatio... Read Bio

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Paul Black

Chief Executive Officer and Director - Allscripts

Paul Black is the chief executive officer and a director of Allscripts. As CEO, Paul guides the company’s visi... Read Bio

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Dan Brillman

Founder and CEO - Unite Us

Dan Brillman is the founder and CEO of Unite Us, a mission-driven technology company integrating the delivery ... Read Bio

Member, Presenter

Melinda B. Buntin, Ph.D.

Professor and Mike Curb Chair - Vanderbilt University

Melinda Buntin joined Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 2013 as professor and chair of the Department of Health... Read Bio

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Robert Califf, M.D., M.A.C.C.

Head of Medical Strategy and Policy - Verily and Google Health

Robert M. Califf, MD, MACC, is the Head of Medical Strategy and Policy for Verily and Google Health and Adjunc... Read Bio

Mandy K. Cohen

Mandy K. Cohen, M.D., M.P.H.

Secretary - N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Mandy Cohen was appointed to the role of Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Se... Read Bio

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Andrea Downing

Community Data Organizer - Brave Bosom

Andrea Downing is a Community Data Organizer and an ePatient hacker. Read Bio

Katherine Hempstead

Katherine Hempstead, Ph.D.

Senior Policy Adviser - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Katherine Hempstead is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She works on health care... Read Bio

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Thacher Hussain

UX Engineer - Tidepool

Thacher Hussain is a software engineer, patient advocate, and type 1 diabetic. Read Bio

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Joanne Kenen

Executive Editor, Health Care - POLITICO

Joanne Kenen, Executive Editor, Health Care at POLITICO, is a veteran Washington reporter who has covered all... Read Bio

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Gopal Khanna, M.B.A.

Director - Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Appointed in May 2017, Director Gopal Khanna leads AHRQ’s efforts to meet the Agency’s mission of producing ev... Read Bio

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Bon Ku, M.D., M.P.P.

Assistant Dean - Thomas Jefferson University

Bon Ku, MD, MPP is the Assistant Dean for Health & Design at Thomas Jefferson University. Read Bio


Angelica Parente, Ph.D.

Scientist, Computational Chemistry & Data Science - Nurix Therapeutics

Angelica Parente, Ph.D., is a biophysicist and rare disease patient whose primary focus is the translation of ... Read Bio


Hemant Pathak, J.D.

Associate General Counsel - Microsoft

Hemant Pathak is Associate General Counsel at Microsoft. He leads the North America legal organization support... Read Bio


Michael Petersen, M.D.

Social Determinants of Health Lead - Accenture

Dr. Michael Petersen is a transformative Physician Executive with Accenture’s Social Determinants of Health team. Read Bio

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Sylvia Romm, M.D., M.P.H.

Chief Innovation Officer - Atlantic Health System

Sylvia Romm, MD, MPH, is driven by a passion for transforming health care delivery to patients and communities. Read Bio

Don Rucker

Don Rucker, M.D.

National Coordinator for Health Information Technology - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. Don Rucker is the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the U.S. Department of Health ... Read Bio

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Aaron Sheedy

Chief Operating Officer & Founder - Xealth

Aaron Sheedy is Chief Operating Officer of Xealth, a digital health platform that drives activation and engage... Read Bio

Rasu Shrestha
Committee Member

Rasu Shrestha, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President - Atrium Health

Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at Atrium Health. Read Bio

Committee Member, Presenter

Ed Simcox

Chief Technology Officer and Acting Chief Information Officer - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Ed Simcox is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Departm... Read Bio

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Board Member, Committee Member, Staff

Lisa Simpson, MB, BCh, M.P.H., FAAP

President and CEO - AcademyHealth

Dr. Simpson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of AcademyHealth since 2011. A nationally recog... Read Bio


Jessica Zeaske, Ph.D.

Partner - Echo Health Ventures

As a Partner at Echo Health Ventures in Boston, Jessica A. Zeaske identifies and invests in health care compan... Read Bio


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