The TEDMED Research Scholars are a carefully selected group of passionate and objective individuals whose expertise spans the biomedical, public health, and emerging technology spectrums. Every year, Research Scholars help us to vet the science and timeliness of our TEDMED Speaker nominations, allowing us to better examine the diverse nominations we receive.

This year, we have selected 50 Research Scholars with unique backgrounds and areas of expertise. The TEDMED 2020 Research Scholars represent organizations and institutions including the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins University, UnitedHealth Group, University of Toronto, Humana, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and so much more, including Massive Science.

We’re excited to once again partner with Massive, a digital science media publication that brings together scientists and the science-curious public, and tap into their pool of first-rate researchers to help us evaluate this year’s nominations. The TEDMED-Massive Scholars are members of TEDMED’s 2020 Research Scholars Program, and they are denoted by an asterisk in the list below.

We are honored to announce this year’s TEDMED Research Scholars, and we thank them for their generous contribution of time and expertise. Many will join us at TEDMED 2020 and we hope you will meet them there. As a reminder, early bird registration is still open, so register for TEDMED 2020 today!

TEDMED 2020 RESEARCH SCHOLARS:


*TEDMED-Massive Scholar
Learn more about Massive at massivesci.com/

Abe Janis, MS
Regenerative Medicine, Medical Devices, Skin Injury & Healing

Alex Lopez, MS, MD
Healthcare, Medical Technology, Basic & Clinical Research, Augmented Reality, Education

Alexandrea K. Ramnarine, BS
Infectious Diseases, Nanotechnology, Regenerative Medicine

*Alyssa Shepard, PhD Candidate
Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology

Andrew Chou, MD,
Orthopaedics, Biodesign, Medical Devices, Education

Beth Taylor Mack, PhD
Health and Wellness Innovation

Bhanu Ghantasala, MSc
AI / Emerging Technologies, Digital Health Entrepreneurship, Patient-Centric Innovation

Biodun Awosusi, MD, MSc
Health Economics, Health System Innovation, Digital Health

Brendan Brbich, MSc
Public Health (Health Economics)

*Brittney G. Borowiec, PhD Candidate
Comparative Physiology, Zoology, Science Writing

Daniel Bu, MD/MSc Candidate
Behavioral Economics, Global Health, Health Care Delivery

Darren Saunders, PhD
Molecular Oncology, Neurodegeneration

*Devang Mehta, PhD
Genomics and Genetic Engineering of Plants

Elena Minenko, MS
Pharmaceutical Industry, Neuroscience, Health Informatics

Elizabeth W. Mwashuma, MSc, PhD Candidate
Public Health Informatics, Implementation Research

Evan Yates, DO, MBA, MSc
Osteopathic Medicine/ Genetics

Fahima Dossa, BSc, MD, PhD Candidate
Clinical Epidemiology, Health Services Research

Fidaul Alam, MD
Medical Education, Clinical Research, Health Advocacy, Neuroscience

Frank Qian, MPH, MD Candidate
Cardiovascular Medicine, Cancer Epidemiology, Population Health

Jessica Dale, BSHM, MSN, CCFP, CTP DNP
Compassion, Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, Grief, Care Delivery

*Jiwandeep Kohli, PhD Candidate
Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology

*Joshua Peters, PhD Candidate
Bioengineering, Genomics, Infectious Disease, Immunology

Kaitlyn N. Sadtler, PhD
Immunology & Regenerative Medicine

Kanupriya Agarwal, MD, MBBS
Physician Entrepreneur, Digital Health, Precision Oncology

Kelly Jamieson Thomas, MS, PhD
Cancer Prevention, Wellness Education

Kyle Isaacson, PhD
Bioengineering

*Lauren White, Post-doc, PhD
Disease ecology

Mari Teitelbaum, MHA
Maternal-child health, Health information Systems, Strategic Perspectives, Health Outcomes, Innovation

Martin Jensen, PhD
Bioengineering, Emphasis in Biomaterials

Meg Barron, MBA
Digital Health, Healthcare Innovation

*Monica Javidnia, PhD
Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disease, Pharmacology

Nicholas A. Giordano, PhD, RN, AM, MS, BSN
Pain Science

Oyuka Byambasuren, MD, MMedRes
Digital Health, mHealth, Primary Care, Health Apps

*Pallavi Pant, PhD
Air Pollution, Environmental Health, Science Communication

Paul Lindberg, JD
Public Health, Community Health

Peter A. DePergola II, PhD, MTS
Clinical Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Pooja Chandrashekar, MD Candidate
Healthcare Delivery, Digital Health, Population Health

Rachel Rizal, MD
Healthcare Innovation, Digital Health, Entrepreneurship, Health Education

Ria Rungta, MPH Candidate
Epidemiology, Global Health, Chronic Diseases, Genetics, Health Technology

Sara Jiayang Li, BS
Autoimmune Skin Disease, Clinical Research

sj Miller, PhD
Gender Identity in Schooling Contexts

*Sophie Okolo, Ms, MPH
Aging, Health Technology, Bioinformatics, Science Communication

Stephen Chen, MD, PhD
Surgery, Genomics, Oncology, Biotech & Life Sciences

*Tara Fernandez, PhD
Cell & Gene Therapies

Tareq Al Saadi, MD
Medicine, Epidemiology, Public Health, Cardiology

Toyosi Okurounmu, MD, MPH, MBA
Health System Transformation

Victor Ekuta, BA, MD Candidate
Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disease, Neuroimaging

Vivian Ho, MBA
Global Health, Medical Innovation, Neuroscience

*Xinwen Zhu, PhD Candidate
Biotechnology, Systems Cell Biology

Xiya Ma, MSc, MD Candidate
Global Health, Biomedical Research, Innovation