2016 Plenary Speakers

“The Race Problem” In American Health Care – The Work That Remains

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD
Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School and Colorado School of Public Health
Author, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care

Reducing Disparities in Health Care Outcomes: Engaging Physicians and Communities in Reporting Results by Race and Ethnicity

Jim Chase
President, MN Community Measurement: A non-profit organization that creates and refines measures, and collects and reports health care data used to drive improvement in health care

From Tuskegee to Precision Medicine: A Look Back To Move Forward

Robert A. Winn, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor, Community Based Practice and Director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center, University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System
Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

Working Together to Achieve Health Equity

Cara V. James, PhD
Director, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Vanguard Award Recipient

Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, MD
Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

How Inequality Kills: Doctors, Hospitals and the American Death Gap

David A. Ansell, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, Systems Integration, Rush University Medical Center
Author, County: Life, Death, and Politics in Chicago’s Public Hospital – Hailed as a “landmark book” by the Chicago Tribune

Resurrecting Recess: From Capitol Hill to the Community

Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu, MD, MPH
Instructor of Physiatry, Harvard Medical School
Member, International Paralympic Committee
Competitive Track and Field Athlete