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Timothy Caulfield

Professor of Health Law and Science Policy | Bestselling Author 

Thursday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET

Tim Caulfield

Professor Timothy Caulfield is an unrivalled communicator who debunks myths and assumptions about innovation in the health sector — from research on stem cells to diets to alternative medicine — for the benefit of the public and decision-makers. He is a Canada Research Chair in health law and policy, a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and a research director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.  

Over the past several years, Caulfield has been involved in a variety of interdisciplinary research endeavours that have allowed him to publish more than 350 articles and book chapters. His research focuses on topics like stem cells, genetics, research ethics, and the public representations of science and health policy issues. The recipient of numerous academic and writing awards, Caulfield is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  

Caulfield also writes frequently for the popular press on a range of health and science policy issues and is the author of several bestselling books, including The Cure for Everything; The Vaccination Picture; The Science of Celebrity… Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?; and, most recently, Relax: A Guide to Everyday Health Decisions with More Facts and Less Worry. He is also the host and co-producer of the award-winning documentary TV show, A User’s Guide to Cheating Death, which aired in over 60 countries and is available for streaming on Netflix in North America.

Gloria Wilder, M.D., M.P.H.

CEO, Core Health & VP, Innovation and Preventive Health, Centene Corporation

Friday, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET

Gloria Wilder

Gloria A. Wilder, M.D., MPH a nationally recognized pediatrician, entrepreneur, public speaker and expert on poverty and social justice. Dr. Wilder formerly served as the Chair of Mobile Health Programs at Georgetown University and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. From 2009-2011, Dr. Wilder joined the leadership of United Medical Center becoming Executive Vice President of Physician Integration and Strategic Alliances.  

In 2005, Dr. Wilder used her business expertise to found Core Health a health and wellness company dedicated to assisting underserved communities in improving access to quality holistic healthcare services. Through Core Health and Wellness Centers in Washington DC, Dr. Wilder and her team provide comprehensive primary preventive and alternative health services in beautiful state of the art medical homes.  

In 2007, Dr. Wilder was selected by Michael Neidorff CEO of Centene Corporation to be one of the founding members of the Centene Health Advisory Council where she continues to serve to this day. In 2017, Dr. Wilder accepted the role of VP, Innovation and Preventive Health at Centene Corporation. Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.  

Dr. Wilder believes in raising the bar of quality in the provision of care in historically underserved communities by turning advocacy into action. In 2005, she joined the likes of Jimmy Carter and Mother Teresa when she was awarded the National Caring Award for exceptional generosity and commitment to service. In 2004, she was named Physician Humanitarian of the Year by George Washington University. She was also inducted into the prestigious Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Among her many awards includes the Oprah Winfrey Use Your Life Award. A nationally recognized speaker and expert on poverty and economic segregation in healthcare, Dr. Wilder’s work has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey show, CBS’ 48 Hours and NBC’s Dateline