Health Executives Forum 2014
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox is an award-winning television and film actor whose enduring career as a performer has made him an icon to countless fans around the globe. In 1991, at age 29, he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, news he shared with the public in 1998. In 2000, to help advance scientific progress toward a cure for Parkinson's disease, he established The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Today Fox is as famous for his advocacy as for his acting. Sitting on the Foundation's Board of Directors and serving as its inspirational leader, he travels and speaks frequently on behalf of the organization described by the New York Times as "the most credible voice on Parkinson's research in the world." He is admired for his commitment to raising awareness about Parkinson's disease research, his dedication to scientific freedom, and his appreciation of the need for new strategies to accelerate the translation of research discoveries into practical therapies on pharmacy shelves.
Fox has spoken and written extensively about the inspiration he finds in the creativity, passion and commitment of the Parkinson's community. "When the cure is found -- and it will be -- it won't be because of any single individual or because of our Foundation," he says. "It will be because of all of us, working together."
Lawrence H. Summers
Lawrence H. Summers is one of the most influential economists of his generation and a distinguished voice on issues ranging from the global economy to education to the role of the United States in the world.
He is the Charles W. Eliot University professor and president emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, DC, including the 71st secretary of the treasury for president Clinton director of the National Economic Council for President Obama. Dr. Summers also served as president of Harvard University from 2001 to 2006 and as chief economist at the World Bank from 1991 to 1993.
In 2002, Dr. Summers was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. In 2006, Dr. Summers served as one of five co-chairs to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Dr. Summers writes a regular column for the Financial Times, the Washington Post and Reuters. Additionally, he is a frequent commentator on CNN, CNBC, BBC, NPR, and the Charlie Rose show.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and after completing his dissertation, "An Asset-Price Approach to Capital Income Taxation" he was awarded a PhD from Harvard in 1982.
Paul Keckley, PhD
Health Economist, Former Executive Director for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions
Paul H. Keckley, PhD, is a health economist and leading expert on U.S. health reform and its impact. He recently retired as executive director for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions ("the Center") in Washington DC, directing the Center's non-partisan studies, which are prominently featured in Congressional testimony and industry publications.
He is a frequent speaker and regular commentator in media coverage of health reform and its impact in key sectors of the health system. He also teaches in the School of Heath Systems Administration at Georgetown University as an adjunct professor focused on disruptive innovation in healthcare.
Dr. Keckley currently serves on the boards of the Ohio State University Medical Center, Healthcare Financial Management Leadership Council, and Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy. He is member of the Health Executive Network and advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington DC.
Prior to joining Deloitte, he served in leadership roles at Vanderbilt University leading the Medical Center's international joint ventures, the Vanderbilt Center for Integrative Health, the healthcare MBA program launch, and the Vanderbilt Center for Evidence-Based Medicine (VCEBM).
He completed his B.A at Lipscomb University, MA and PhD degrees from Ohio State University, and a fellowship in economic policy at Oxford University.
Elizabeth Teisberg, PhD
Professor, Dartmouth School of Medicine & Harvard Institute for Strategy & Competitiveness
Elizabeth Teisberg is a professor at Dartmouth and senior institute associate at Harvard's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness. Her work centers largely on value creation and its integral role in improving service delivery.
With her deep background in strategy and innovation, Dr. Teisberg collaborates closely with renowned authority on competitive strategy Michael Porter. Together they have co-authored five publications—including "Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results" (Harvard Business Review Press, 2006), which has generated strong international interest in innovation that restructures healthcare delivery to improve results for patients, increase clinicians' professional satisfaction, and reduce costs.
Dr. Teisberg received the Wachovia Award research excellence in 2006 and was honored by the University of Virginia in 2004 with its Frederick S. Morton Leadership Award.
Dr. Teisberg is professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and at the Dartmouth Center for Heath Care Delivery Science. She was formerly professor at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and at the Harvard Business School. She earned a MS and a PhD in engineering-economic systems from the Stanford University School of Engineering. She also holds a M Eng in systems science from the University of Virginia.
Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Global Humanitarian and Chair, Department of Global Health & Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving healthcare for the world's poorest people. He is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct healthcare services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
Dr. Farmer holds an MD and PhD from Harvard University, where he is the Kolokotrones University professor and the chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; he is also chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston. In addition, Dr. Farmer is the United Nations special adviser to the secretary-general on Community-Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti.
Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent book is Reimaging Global Health: An Introduction.
He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Margaret Mead Award from the American Anthropological Association, the Outstanding International Physician (Nathan Davis) Award from the American Medical Association, a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and, with his PIH colleagues, the Hilton Humanitarian Prize. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Maulik Joshi, Dr. P.H
President of the Health Research and Education Trust (HRET)
Sr. VP for Research at the American Hospital Association (AHA)
With a doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) and a master's in Health Services Administration, Dr. Joshi is president of the HRET, which is an independent not-for-profit affiliate of AHA that produces research topics of critical interest to hospitals and health systems. Previously, Dr. Joshi was president and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement.