Aspen Ideas: Health


Aspen Ideas: Health


Join the Aspen Global Innovators Group at Aspen Ideas: Health

Aspen, CO | June 20-23, 2019

The Aspen Global Innovators Group is excited to co-host the sixth annual Aspen Ideas: Health conference (previously Spotlight Health), the opening segment of the Aspen Ideas Festival. The three-day health conference, taking place June 20 - 23, 2019, features an exceptional mix of inspiring and provocative experts who dive into topics of medicine and health. Explore, contemplate, and discuss the latest scientific, medical, social, technological, and public health breakthroughs from around the world alongside the scientists, medical practitioners, policy makers, executives, journalists, and philanthropists who are building better health for all.

Attendees are surrounded by the wondrous peaks of Aspen, Colorado, alongside some 125 presenters, 80 sessions, and 1,500 attendees. Register today to join us for the nation's premier health gathering.





Our Inspiring and Provocative Experts

Find the following members of the Aspen Global Innovators Group community speaking and presenting at Aspen Ideas: Health this June:

  • Agnes Binagwaho | Global Innovators Partner; Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity

  • Jerry Blassingame | Healthy Communities Fellow; Founder and CEO, Soteria Community Development Corporation

  • Irin Carmon | The Bridge podcast guest; National Reporter, MSNBC

  • Dave Chokshi | Ideas Incubator Partner; Chief Population Health Officer, New York City Health and Hospitals

  • Peggy Clark | Executive Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group

  • Megan Cunningham | Healthy Communities Fellow; Managing Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health

  • Devita Davison | Ideas Incubator Presenter; Executive Director, FoodLab Detroit

  • Minda Dentler | New Voices Fellowship Alumna; Director of Multinational Operations, AIH; Wheelchair Athlete

  • Katie Drasser | Managing Director, Aspen Global Innovators Group

  • Michelle Dubon Estrada | New Voices Fellow; Medical Director, WINGS Guatemala

  • Shadia Elshiwy | New Voices Fellow; Assistant Regional Director, International Planned Parenthood Federation

  • Garth Graham | Ideas Incubator Partner; President, Aetna Foundation

  • Rachel Jones | Healthy Communities Fellowship Mentor; Journalist & Media Consultant

  • Jennie Joseph | Healthy Communities Fellow; Midwife; Founder & Executive Director, Commonsense Childbirth

  • Isabella Kamariza | New Voices Fellow; Founder & President, SolidAfrica

  • Imran Khan | Global Innovators Partner; Head of Public Engagement, Wellcome Trust

  • Primah Kwagala | New Voices Fellow; Health Rights Lawyer; CEO, Women’s Probono Initiative

  • Courtney Martin | New Voices Fellowship Mentor & The Bridge podcast guest; Speaker & Columnist, On Being

  • Edinah Masiyiwa | New Voices Fellow; Executive Director, Women’s Action Group

  • Pat Mitchell | The Bridge podcast guest; President & CEO, Pat Mitchell Media

  • Robert Newman | Director, AMP Health, Aspen Global Innovators Group

  • Joy Phumaphi | Global Innovators Partner; Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance





Undaunted: Stories from the Front Line

Hotel Jerome Ballroom | June 21, 2019

As our planet warms and we face an acrimonious fight over resources of all kinds, how do the global health movement's most impassioned advocates take care of themselves and others? In this dynamic evening of short personal stories, hear doctors, farmers, scientists, educators, and activists from all over the world zero in on why precariousness is only properly met with communities that care for one another. These experts will share what they have learned living and working in some of the world’s hardest-to-reach communities, where developing trust is crucial to building healthy communities. 

Get to know the New Voices Fellows speaking at Undaunted this year:

  1. Wendo Aszed; Founder and Executive Director, Dandelion Africa

  2. Michelle Dubon Estrada; Medical Director, WINGS Guatemala

  3. Edinah Masiyiwa; Executive Director, Women’s Action Group

  4. Brenda Moore; Founder & Executive Director, Kids Educational Engagement Project

  5. Walter Ochieng; Surgeon & Public Health Economist, Center for Global Health, US CDC

  6. Fredros Okumu; Director of Science, Ifakara Health Institute

  7. Adaeze Oreh; Senior Medical Officer, Nigerian Health Ministry

  8. Monalisa Padhee; Program Head, Women Wellness Initiative, Barefoot College

  9. Tabitha Saoyo; Deputy Executive Director, KELIN-Kenya

  10. Maulik Sisodia; Executive Director, Tarun Bharat Sangh



Aspen Ideas Incubator

Aspen Ideas Incubator


Aspen Ideas Incubator: Driving Ideas to Action

Aspen meadows resort | June 18-20, 2019

Each year, the Aspen Global Innovators Group curates a powerful multi-disciplinary group at the Aspen Ideas Incubator to tackle critical issue areas in global and community health – issues that no single individual or organization can solve alone. Over the past 4 years, the Incubator has convened more than 120 health leaders, mobilized significant investments in global and community health, and has incubated major ideas to action, including the Last Mile Health’s Community Health Academy, the University of Global Health Equity, and the Community Health Impact Coalition. 

In 2019, the ideas selected to be incubated address the social determinants of health - the conditions that affect life expectancy outside the doctor’s office, including income, food, housing, education, gender, and race. The ideas that will be workshopped at the Incubator this year present three audacious ideas with the potential for creating a large impact at scale. Meet the 2019 Aspen Ideas Incubator presenters:

  • Devita Davison of FoodLab Detroit, driving a just and inclusive food system through local leadership and entrepreneurship

  • Alice Lin Fabiano & Kenneth Turner of Johnson & Johnson, investing in sustainable solutions for the global nursing workforce

  • Larry Wolk of The Wonderful Company, mobilizing the private sector to address the social determinants of health

These presenters will be joined by an expert community of implementers, partners, field experts and others eager to drive these ideas to action, and will bring forward new projects and learnings to the global Aspen Ideas: Health community.  



Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation


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