VIP Roundtable: Advancing Equity in Health Innovation

BP2C Executive Director, Dr. Scott Ratzan, was a participant in the “VIP Roundtable: Advancing Equity in Health Innovation“. The event, held virtually on December 13, 2022, was hosted by the Social Innovation Summit and AMA.

Black, Latinx, Indigenous, People of Color, and women comprise approximately 70% of the U.S. population but are underrepresented in health solution investment, development, and purchasing. This private conversation among corporate executives, innovators, and experts in public health and policy provided an informal opportunity to discuss the content, tools, resources, and opportunities available to advance equitable health innovation.

In addition to Ratzan, other esteemed participants included:

  • Andrew OmidvarVice President, R&D – Philips
  • Ashlye StewartNational VP & Managing Director, Social Impact Funds American Heart Association
  • Beth WashingtonVice President, Community Health, Equity & Inclusion; Chief Diversity Officer Bronson Healthcare
  • Brenda ThompsonDirector, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Atrius Health
  • Brian CanavanChief Philanthropy Officer, Rowan Medical Center Foundation Novant Health
  • Chris MancillSenior Vice President & Head, U.S. Value, Access & Payment Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Chris Gibbons,AMA External Equity & Innovation Advisory Group Member; Founder & CEO – The Greystone Group
  • Corey ColemanVice President, Health Equity & Strategic Partnerships Optum
  • David Evendon-ChallisExecutive Board Member and Chief Scientific Officer, Head of R&D Consumer Health Bayer
  • Dexter ShurneyChief Health Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Officer – Adventist Health
  • Heidi Evita MooreSenior Director, Diversity & Inclusion Horizon Therapeutics
  • Jahmal MillerChief Administrative Officer CommonSpirit Health
  • James LinAssociate Partner, Portfolio (Health Equity) New Profit
  • Jeanette SchulzDirector, Health Equity & Advocacy Relations Amgen
  • Jennifer MandelVice President, Social Responsibility United Health
  • Kim FortunatoVice President, Community Affairs Campbell Soup
  • Laura MollVice President– Mastercard
  • Lydia IsaacsVice President, Health Equity & Policy National Urban League
  • Mel OchoaChief Operating Officer– Landmark Ventures
  • Michael CurrieChief Health Equity Officer, UnitedHealth Group– UnitedHealth Group
  • Neil WyantVice President, Investment University Hospital Ventures
  • Nelly GanesanExecutive Director, Health Equity, Morgan Health JPMorgan Chase
  • Osama AlsalehHealth Equity Lead– Oracle
  • Sandra Bruce NicholsSVP CMO, Health Inclusion & Community Engagement UnitedHealth Group
  • Sarah MullaneDirector, Digital Health, Global Community Impact Johnson & Johnson
  • Scott C. RatzanExecutive Director – Business Partners to CONVINCE
  • Tramaine EL‑AminClient Experience Officer National Council for Mental Wellbeing