Announcing the TEDMED 2017 Editorial Advisory Board

Blockchain in healthcare; Synthetic genomics; Healthcare reform; The opioid epidemic; Drones for good; The effect of social determinants on health; Cost of drug innovation; Impact of climate change on health. These are just a few of the topics that we explored in our first Editorial Advisory board meeting last week in New York City. We’re looking forward to our second meeting in San Francisco this week, as we begin to design the stage program for TEDMED 2017. We work hard to ensure that the most important and timely topics in health and medicine are covered every year, and in order to curate a truly multidisciplinary program, we rely on the guidance and participation of the TEDMED Community – more specifically, TEDMED’s Editorial Advisory Board (EAB).

The EAB members contribute their time, expertise and insights to help design TEDMED’s annual program. This year’s passionate EAB represents organizations that intersect all areas of health and medicine, including technology, academia, philanthropy, journalism, foundations, and much more. Their diversity ensures that TEDMED’s stage program represents a broad range of cutting-edge ideas in health and medicine.

The 21 thought-leaders that make up this year’s EAB represent influential leaders across the landscape of health and medicine. Some share their expertise from serving on the board in previous years, while others bring the fresh perspective of new members.

We’re delighted and honored to announce the members of the TEDMED 2017 Editorial Advisory Board and we thank them for their collaboration:

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, Director of the Institute of Computational Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco

Bijan Salehizadeh, MBA, MD, Managing Director, NaviMed Capital

Celine Gounder, MD, ScM, Internist, Epidemiologist, Journalist, and Filmmaker

Daria Mochly-Rosen, PhD, Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University and Founder and Director of Stanford University’s SPARK program

Giles Newton, PhD, Head of Editorial at Wellcome Trust; Editor-in-Chief of Mosaic

Hemai Parthasarathy, PhD, Scientific Director, Breakout Labs and Founding Partner, Breakout Ventures

Jeff Karp, Associate Professor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University

Leonard Sender, MD, Director of Cancer Services at University of California

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford School of

Michael Painter, MD, JD, Senior Program Officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michael Penn, MD, PhD, Vice President of Diversity, Outreach, and Mentoring at the
Gladstone Institutes

Orin Levine, PhD, Director of Vaccine Delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates

Pam Belluck, Health and Science Writer, New York Times

Roxanne Khamsi, Chief News Editor at Nature Medicine

Sandeep “Sunny” Kishore, MD, PhD, Associate Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health

Stacey Chang, Executive Director of the Design Institute for Health, University of Texas at Austin

Susan Skochelak, MD, MPH, Group vice president, Medical Education American Medical Association

Udaya Patnaik, Founder and Principal, Jump Associates

Ursheet Parikh, Partner, Mayfield Fund

Vanessa Ruiz, Founder of Street Anatomy