WPC 2021 Speakers

  • Holden Thorp, PhD

    Holden Thorp, PhD

    Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine

    Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor at Washington University in St. Louis

    Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and the Academy Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Ernest Madu, MD

    Ernest Madu, MD

    Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean, Ltd.

    Faculty of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee

    Managing Partner of IHS Group, Nashville, TN, USA

  • Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD

    Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD

    Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences & Technology (HST) at Harvard Medical School

    Program Director of the NIH-funded Autoimmune Center of Excellence at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Director of the Harvard Immunology PhD and Master in Medical Sciences programs

  • Tammy Boyd, JD MPH

    Tammy Boyd, JD MPH

    Chief Policy Officer and Counsel for the Black Women’s Health Imperative

  • Anne Fadiman

    Anne Fadiman

    Author of "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures"

    Francis Writer in Residence

    National Book Critics Circle Award Recipient

  • Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD

    Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, MD

    William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor and Chair of Neurologic Surgery

    Author of "Becoming Dr Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon"

  • Karen Thornber, PhD

    Karen Thornber, PhD

    Acting Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

    Author of "Global Healing: Literature, Advocacy, Care"

    Harry Tuchman Levin Professor in Literature

    Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations



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