Conference Agenda

Monday, February 22 | Health & Environmental Equity

All Times in Pacific Time (PDT/PST)


Opening Remarks: Finding New Breath

  • Ann Harrison, Dean, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business

  • Michael Lu, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

  • Kim MacPherson, Executive Director of Health Management, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and SPH

  • John Balmes, Environment Health Faculty, UC Berkeley SPH

  • Dr. Tina Sacks, PhD., Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

1:00-2:00 pm

Fireside Chat with Alice Chen: Policy's Role in Advancing Health Equity

  • Dr. Alice Chen, Chief Medical Officer, Covered California


Addressing the Impact of COVID-19 on Low-Income Communities

  • Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Professor & Chair of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Vice Dean for Population Health and Health Equity, UCSF SOM

  • Alicia Fernandez, Director, UCSF Latinx center of Excellence

  • Jan Gurley, Special Project Advisor, Deputy Health Officer at San Francisco Department of Public Health

3:00-4:00 pm

Moving Upstream: Healthcare’s Role in Addressing Social Determinants and Equity

  • Nicole Lowery, Associate Director, Humana

  • Melissa Sherry, Vice President of Social Care Integration, Unite Us

  • Sarah Lewis, Vice President of Health Equity, Hartford HealthCare

  • Aarthi Rao, Director of Design & Innovation Lab, Retail Pharmacy Growth at CVS

4:00-5:00 pm

Sponsor Networking and Happy Hour

Tuesday February 23 | Covid-19 and Pandemic Response

All Times in Pacific Time (PDT/PST)


What's at Stake: Public Health During Climate Change

  • Dr. Kristine Belesova, Deputy Director, Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health at the London School of Hygiene


Fireside Chat with Niranjan Bose: Investing in Preparation

  • Niranjan Bose, Managing Director of Health & Life Sciences Strategy, Gates Ventures


Fireside Chat with Juan José Orellana

  • Juan Jose Orellana, Advisory Committee Member at ScaleHealth, Early Stage Startup Advisor at the Cedars-Sinai Accelerator 


 The Journey to a New Normal

  • John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor Emeritus - Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

  • Art Reingold, Professor of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

  • Chris Scoggins, President, Rapid Diagnostics Division, Abbott

  • Shawn Seamans, President, RxCrossroads at McKesson


The Private, Public, and University Response to COVID-19

  • COVID Small Group Discussions led by the Healthcare Business Association at Berkeley (HBAB)


Panel: Covid-19 Private, Public & University Perspectives​:

  • Dr. Guy Nicolette, UHS Assistant Vice-Chancellor, UC Berkeley

  • Dr. Anna Harte, UHS Medical Director, UC Berkeley

  • Othman Laraki, CEO, Color Health

  • Jenna Bilinski, Health Services Operations Director, SF Department of Health


Prospective Student Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday February 24 | Health Technology & Innovation

All Times in Pacific Time (PDT/PST)


Fireside Chat with Alice Raia & Kim MacPherson: Digital Transformation in Healthcare Systems

  • Alice Raia, VP of Experience Engineering, KP Digital

  • Kim MacPherson, Executive Director of Health Management, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and SPH (Moderator)


Advancing Global Health Initiatives with Technology

  • Natasha Sunderji, Global Health Lead, Accenture

  • Neha Agarwal, Diagnostics Commercialization, PATH

  • Hema Budaraju, Director of Product Management, Google

  • Timothy Peck, Executive Portfolio Director of Health, IDEO

  • Ben Plumley, Founder and Global Health Strategist at Hunuvat Global, Host of A Shot in the Arm podcast (Moderator)


Making Technology Work For Mental Health

  • Prabhat Dhar, Business Development & Partnerships, Headspace

  • Abigail Andrews, Clinical Strategy & Operations, Two Chairs

  • Melissa Miller, Director of Therapy, Vida Health

  • Anita Tarab, Global Sr. Director of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Data Centers @ Google

  • Nicola Kamath, VP of Product Marketing, Ginger

  • Elan Tye (Moderator), Principal, JAZZ Venture Partners


Fireside Chat with Bob Wachter & Courtney Lyles: Digital Health and the COVID-19 Response

  • Robert Wachter, Chair of the Department of Medicine, UCSF

  • Courtney Lyles, UC Berkeley

3:00-4:00 pm

Networking Session

Kaiser Permanente Digital Networking Session:

  • Opening remarks from Raj Desai, VP of Product at KP Digital

  • Kaiser Permanente internship opportunities

  • Kaiser Permanente full-time open positions

  • Learn more about KP Digital


Fireside Chat with Mariya Filipova: Catalyzing Healthcare Innovation

  • Mariya Filipova, Serial Intrapreneur, Health Transformation Catalyst, Co-founder, XPRIZE Pandemic Alliance