You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the upcoming 16th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University <> on April 13-14, 2019, which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.

Register during October<> for a highly reduced registration rate (more than 40% lower than the full rate charged in April).

Confirmed speakers to date: Learn from more than 250 speakers who are committed to effective, responsible programs in health, development, entrepreneurship, and education. See the confirmed 2019 conference speakers<> to date, including keynote speakers Agnes Binagwaho, Joia Mukherjee, Sanjiv Chopra, Gary Cohen, and Jordan Levy.

Call for Abstracts: Abstracts are currently being accepted for research presentations, program presentations, and for the social impact pitch presentations, including submissions for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize. The final abstract deadline is October 15<> for those submitting a research or program abstract.


Global Health & Innovation Conference

April 13-14, 2019 | Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 16th annual conference


The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,000 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during October for a more than 40% discount off of the full rate<>.



The conference’s confirmed speakers to date include:


Keynote Addresses


*   Agnes Binagwaho, Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda; former Minister of Health, Rwanda; Senior Lecturer, Harvard Medical School; Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine

*   Sanjiv Chopra, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*   Gary Cohen, President, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth

*   Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Pathways

*   Joia Mukherjee, Chief Medical Officer, Partners In Health; Associate Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

*   Presenters TBA


Design Thinking Speakers


*   Jessa Blades, Managing Director,

*   Stefanie Drake, Founder and Lead Strategist, Drake Strategies

*   Isaac Holeman, Co-Founder & Research Lead, Medic Mobile

*   Ted London, Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan; Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute

*   Eliza Squibb, Executive Director, GAIA Vaccine Foundation; Assistant Professor, Textiles Department, Rhode Island School of Design

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Education and School-Based Program Speakers


*   Rhonda Bondie, Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

*   Tovah Klein, Director, Barnard College Center for Toddler Development; Associate Professor, Barnard College

*   Julie Mountcastle, Head Teacher and Director of Creative Arts, Slate School

*   Ana Rowena McCullough, Co-Founder and CEO, QuestBridge

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Environmental Health, Energy, Food, and Agriculture Speakers


*   Howard Mielke, Research Professor, Tulane University

*   Kim Nace, Executive Director, Rich Earth Institute

*   Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement


*   David Aylward, Senior Advisor, Community Health Center, Inc.

*   Pam Bolton, Head of Partnerships, Tech Care for All

*   Keegan Checkett, Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Partners In Health; Director of International Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago

*   James Clarke, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director

*   Corrado Cancedda, Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*   Jacqueline Edwards, Chief Operating Officer, Medic Mobile

*   Molly Forrest Franke, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*   Kaveh Khoshnood, Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases), Yale School of Public Health; Program Director, BA-BS/MPH Program in Public Health, Yale University

*   Regan Marsh, Director of Clinical Systems, Partners In Health; Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*   Julius Mbeya, Managing Director, Lwala Community Alliance

*   Lynn Murphy Michalopoulos, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Columbia School of Social Work

*   Roger Ohanesian, Founder and President, Armenian Eye Care Project

*   Daniel Palazuelos, Senior Health and Policy Advisor for Community Health Systems, Partners In Health; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*   Claire Qureshi, Senior Advisor, Frontline Delivery, Office of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria

*   Shada Rouhani, Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Advisor, Emergency Medicine, L’Hopital Université de Mirebalais, Haiti

*   Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner

*   Adam Schwartz, Health Program Manager, BRAC USA

*   Mahek Shah, Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School

*   Andrea Tenner, Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of California at San Francisco

*   Sten Vermund, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

*   Seth Wanye, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Health Policy & Advocacy


*   Kelly Brownell, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Director of the World Food Policy Center at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

*   Sam Daley-Harris, Founder and Principal, Civic Courage, A Program of RESULTS Educational Fund

*   Dan Pawson, Vice President, Global Health Strategies

*   Linda Reinstein, President and Co-Founder, Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

*   Michael Schmoyer, Assistant Deputy Secretary for National Security and Director, Office of Security & Strategic Information (OSSI), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Health Systems Strengthening


*   Neelam Sekhri Feacham, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco

*   Additional Speakers TBA


Implementation Science


*   Paul Park, Director of Implementation, NCD Synergies, Partners In Health

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Mental and Neurological Health Speakers


*   Shin Daimyo, Senior Advisor for Mental Health, Partners In Health

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Nursing & Global Health


*   Patricia Davidson, Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

*   Jennifer Dohrn, Director, Office of Global Initiatives and WHO Collaborating Center in Advanced Practice Nursing, Columbia University School of Nursing

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Other Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers


*   Aron Rose, Bioethics Chair, Cancer Diagnosis and Care in Sub-Saharan Africa, a White House Initiative; Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine; Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Nursing Faculty; Program in Bioethics, Yale University

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Philanthropy, Investment, and Organizational Management Speakers


*   Jane Aronson, Pediatrician; President and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation

*   Jana Zindell, Chief Strategy Officer, Ubuntu Pathways

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health Speakers


*   Annette Cycon, Founder and Director MotherWoman and GPS: Group Peer Support

*   Alicia Ely Yamin, Member, UN Secretary General’s Independent Accountability Panel for the Global Strategy in Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health; Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers


*   Audrey Chapman, Professor of Community Medicine and Healthcare; Healey Chair in Medical Humanities and Bioethics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

*   Naz Karim, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Director of Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Brown University

*   Shubha Kumar, Assistant Professor & Director of Programs, University of Southern California (USC)

*   Kala Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

*   Shira Mitchell, Statistician, Mathematica Policy Research

*   Ian Saldanha, Assistant Professor, Brown University School of Public Health

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Social Entrepreneurship Speakers


*   Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors

*   Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

*   Cleveland Justis, Executive Director, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management

*   Matt Nash, Center Director, Social Entrepreneurship Accelator at Duke (SEAD), Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE)

*   Nnamdi Oranye, Author, Disrupting Africa: The Rise and Rise of African Innovation

*   Mark Roithmayr, CEO, Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Social Media, Communications, and Marketing Speakers


*   Charlotte Cole, Executive Director, Blue Butterfly Collaborative

*   Alexandra Kendall, Vice President, Global Health Strategies

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Technology in Global Health Speakers


*   Bobby Jefferson, VP, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health

*   Ashok (AJ) Kumar, Chief Scientific Officer, Jana Care; formerly Harvard University

*   Gene Kwan, Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine; Health and Policy Advisor, Partners In Health

*   Sri Muthu, CEO and Founder, HealthVenture

*   Jake Porway, Founder and Executive Director, DataKind

*   Arti Varanasi, President & CEO, Advancing Synergy, LLC

*   Additional Presenters TBA


Unintentional Injury Prevention


*   Woodie Kessel, Senior Scholar, Koop Institute, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College; Professor of Pediatrics, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College; Professor of the Practice, School of Public Health, University of Maryland

*   Rebecca Wear Robinson, Founder and President, Make the Minute Matter

*   Additional Presenters TBA


University Education Initiatives in Global Health and Social Entrepreneurship Speakers


*   David Bouslough, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Life Support Education, Clinical Advisor for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Palliative Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa

*   Patricia Davidson, Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

*   Ted London, Senior Research Fellow, Scaling Impact Initiative, William Davidson Institute; Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

*   Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

*   Harsh Sule, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Associate Director, Office of Global Health, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

*   Additional Presenters TBA