Conducting research on the health care utilization of people living with dementia and their caregivers, primarily in Sweden. Estimating the costeffectiveness of different interventions in clinical settings.
Neurologist, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas
Leading efforts to run a behavioral neurology clinic in Peru. Creating a network in frontotemporal dementia and exploring difficulties relating to diagnosis. Researching the validation of cognitive screening tests and the genetics of dementia.
Strengthening local health and social care planning in the face of limited resources through the use of economic evaluation towards outcomeorientated provision by commissioners and providers of health and care services.
Working for the Galician Health Service as a clinician with an interest in dementia and behavioral neurology. Aiming to improve communication between clinicians and patients, and increase patient access to nonpharmacological care and support.
Arts researcher/creative director, NGO Socialiniai meno projektai; co-founder and lead, Association Dementia Lithuania; research assistant, Global Brain Health Institute
Leading local and international arts, health and well-being initiatives developed with heart and shaped considering accessibility, inclusivity, based on cross-disciplinary collaboration and aiming for societal change.
Assistant professor, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; assistant director for Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trials Unit (DIANTU); cognitive neurologist
Researching admixture, ethnicity and health-social disparities in dementia. Developing a program in Cuba to train health care providers and educate the community about aging, mental health and dementia.
Postdoctoral researcher, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/ Information Technologies Institute
Developing computerized memory tests for early detection of Alzheimer's disease, including the first serious game that older adults can use on their own to screen for signs of subtle cognitive decline.
Using cohort studies and epidemiological methods to identify modifiable risk factors for cognitive decline and dementia as well as their social determinants. Conducting lifestyle interventions to mitigate dementia risk.
Patient and public involvement and communications/Dissemination Coordinator, HRB Dementia Clinical Trials Network Ireland (Dementia Trials Ireland or DTI)
Working with people living with dementia and their carers, developing theater and radio broadcasts. In particular working with people affected with Lewy Body Disorders and their caregivers to raise awareness of this disease and build community.
Social Entrepreneurship, Revivendo Memorias social program (NGO)
Developing a social program that uses passion—such as sport, music, movie, poetry, and art—as cognitive stimulation to increase socialization to improve quality of life for older adults and people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.
Policy analyst, Ministry of Health, Government of Bermuda
Developing and strengthening long-term care and social care systems and practices, so they become more equitable through inclusion and by enhancing the quality of life for people with cognitive impairment.
Researcher, French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD)
Developing new aging and brain health research in sub-Saharan Africa to better understand the burden of dementia and raise awareness. Encouraging initiatives that support caregivers and train health care professionals.
Postdoctoral researcher, Endof-Life Care Research Group, Dept of Family Medicine and Chronic Care, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and Mongan Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
Engaging in mixed-methods research and development of interventions to address (palliative) care needs and improve quality of life throughout the care trajectory of older adults, including those with dementia and other serious illnesses.
Lecturer (assistant professor) of global health policy, University of Edinburgh
Improving understanding of the impact of health and social care system design on patterns of care and spending for those with dementia and their families/ caregivers. Aiming to reduce the devastating financial toll of dementia.
Coordinator of the MMENTE Program Head of clinical intervention at LatAmFINGER - Perú, Hospital Central Fuerza Aérea del Perú Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias
Working to develop a comprehensive care program for the management of patients with cognitive disorders and caregiver support. Developing geriatric services to optimize care of chronic diseases, such as dementia, affecting the Peruvian elderly.
Sphere Scholar, School of Public Health, Trinity College Dublin
Researching the relationship between cognitive reserve and cognitive decline by analyzing population data from high, middle and low-income countries to identify mid-life risk factors for dementias. Developing a training program for caregivers.
Assistant professor, Oregon Health and Science University
Developing strategies to reduce the economic burden of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia through public policy interventions that better support individuals, family care partners, and the public programs that fund care.
Assistant professor, University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Investigating how the stress of war and displacement affects dementia rates in refugees in the Middle East. Co-designed the Atlantic Fellows Thematic Forum in Jordan for learning about migration and health.
Neuropsychologist, Hospital Santa Marcelina Private Clinic
Developing strategies to evaluate cognition in populations with low levels of education. Working on developing screening tools to identify cognitive decline in individuals with low levels of schooling.
Research fellow, Centre for Dementia Research, Leeds Beckett University
Leading efforts to build inclusive communities through co-producing research with people living with dementia, and developing social entrepreneurial ventures to connect and support dementia-focused leaders.
Practicing a blend of creative writing, comics, art and anthropology, and believing in the power of the arts for social change. Offering ways to heal from and end global challenges of dehumanization, dementia, racism, and genocide.
Eli and Edythe Broad Professor of English, California Institute of Technology
Recently published “Finding the Right Words: A Story of Literature, Grief, and the Brain,” written with Dr. Bruce Miller, based on her experience of coming to terms with her father's diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Associate professor and Medicine Associate Director of Training in the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies Program
Developing evidence and interventions to address palliative care needs of people with dementia, prion disease, and other serious illnesses through clinical interventions, care system or equitable policy.
Using photography to create social awareness of how older Peruvians living in different regions of the country age, focusing on how different living conditions influence the aging process for better or worse.
Assistant professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Developing an anatomicalspecific and linguistically adapted Chinese Language Assessment in PPA battery for the Chinese-speaking population. Studying impacts of cultural characteristics on social cognitive functions.
Faculty neurologist, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Researching cognitive impairment and biomarkers in the continuum of sporadic Alzheimer's disease and in Down syndrome for insights into the biological and epidemiological contributors to Alzheimer's disease.
Director, Creative Aging International; curator/producer of Creative Brain Week; and arts officer, Irish Hospice Foundation
Developing and sustaining project prototypes, infused with art and creativity, backed by solid evidence and responding to need and local circumstance to help reduce the fear of age and its related illnesses among elders.
Entrepreneur focused on brain health and equity; owner of Three Home Village Assisted Living facility
Researching how animalassisted therapies and interventions could affect care and improve outcomes in a variety of environments and applications; in particular, the use of therapy dogs with dementia patients.
Master’s student, University of the Witwatersrand; volunteer and mentor, Refugee Children’s Project
Supporting vulnerable individuals through community development and advocacy, and volunteering at a refugee center; this social worker is aiming to complete a master’s degree in migration and displacement.
Medical student, University of KwaZulu-Natal; marketing director, Nomandla Leadership Academy
Improving access to sexual reproductive health rights, with a passion for sanitary dignity, maternal care and preventing gynecological ills; exploring sustainable social entrepreneurial models that provide solutions in Africa.
HIV/AIDS counselor and tester, Perinatal HIV Research Unit; health promoter and leader of a community HIV support group
Organizing to eradicate gender-based violence in communities and supporting LGBTQI+ communities; Nonzaliseko is a health promoter and support group facilitator for communities in the Eastern Cape province.
Education development strategist; executive director, Kwankqubela; creative manager, Ingomso
Promoting communitydriven and school-focused health education programs in marginalized communities, with a particular interest in providing a decolonized education system and alternative education models.
Working with civil society to address inequality and striving for social justice for all. Mobilizing community and building community voice through capacity building. Building civil society voice from below for health system strengthening.
Director/chairperson, USAWA for Learning & Healing
Contributing to educational approaches that are empowering and for liberation purposes by understanding the intersectionality of education and health within aspects of adolescent girls and young women.
Project assistant and community mobilizer, Rural Health Advocacy Project
Building social collective power through equipping rural communities with skills and knowledge of realizing their potential toward the advancement of social change and enhancing their agency to advocate for improved and effective access of health care services.
Development and CSI Manager, South African Sugar Association
Advancing rural development through job placement opportunities for young people in the sugar cane value chain; bursaries to rural communities studying agriculture, science and engineering; and supporting enterprise initiatives for women and the youth.
Strengthening, monitoring and promoting quality HIV and laboratory services in South Africa. Passionate about sexual reproductive health rights, primary health care access and health systems strengthening.
Advancing the rights and improving the lives of young people and women living on farms, through experiential knowledge after living on a farm herself. Addressing social injustices and inequalities through a human rights context.
Research assistant, University of South Africa (UNISA); Country Champion, ICOYACA-AFCFTA
Assisting the South African National Aids Council as Trustees Member, also appointed as a student representative in the Ministerial Technical Task Team for Sexual & Gender-Based Violence in Institutions of Higher Learning (2017).
Strengthening girls' and women's leadership skills, so they use their agency to dismantle patriarchal structures and systems, advance climate change adaptation strategies, and restore ecosystems in communities.
Research project manager, Sheiham/Wits Family Programme on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity, University of the Witwatersrand
Advocating and mobilizing for policy reform to ensure affordable and accessible health for all. Using an intersectional feminist, decolonial research and praxis lens to advance health systems thinking, eradicate genderbased violence and address intergenerational trauma.
Public health medicine specialist, Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital; senior lecturer, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand; President, Public Health Association of South Africa
Training future public health medicine specialists and working to improve health care and health equity. Advocating for improved clinical and corporate governance, and overall health systems strengthening. Acting to address the social determinants of health.
Providing support and guidance to women-led, not-for-profit organizations on good governance and best financial management practices. Advocating for parental involvement in sexual and reproductive health education.
Advocating for access to community-based mental health care and treatment services in underserved communities. Addressing bottlenecks in the health system with design strategies that enhance service delivery.
Concert pianist, music educator, and founder of Wonder
Enabling others to see wonder in the arts and to experience their transformative power, especially through music. Working to promote empathy and social and cultural understanding through the power of music.
Researcher; Ph.D. candidate at the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Researching social injustice and examining the effects of social capital on the wellness of Rohingya refugees. Also trying to understand the health literacy of refugees and build non-communicable disease profiles of refugees.
Researcher and founder of Yayasan Sejuta Harapan (Hands of Hope)
Conducting research into the impacts of climate change. Supporting the poor and marginalized people in East Nusa Tenggara province to enable them to gain better access to education and health services.
Pathologist and head of Blood Bank, Cotabato Regional and Medical Center, Mindanao
Advocating for Ibadahfriendly health facilities and reforming health education through inclusion of Islamic teachings, mobilizing community leadership, bridging social and economic divides to improve health equity.
Executive vice director of the Medical Education Center, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy
Developing high-capacity medical education and improving quality of care at public hospitals. Integrating transformative medical education into medical education reform and building innovative ideas into curriculum development.
Researcher and public health specialist, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA
Conducting research and advocating for the rights and protection of older adults, refugees and migrant workers. Building and training young minds to stand up for equity and social justice from the health perspective.
Senior researcher, International Health Policy Program, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Focusing on research into universal health coverage, especially in low and middle- income countries. Researching the health of migrants and vulnerable populations, applying epidemiology and econometrics.
Technical officer, WHO Health Emergency Programme, World Health Organization
Strengthening public health emergency preparedness and response capacity through engaging with stakeholders to implement the national health security plan, ensuring equitable access to health services.
Leading field implementation of UNICEF's landmark research project on the management of severe acute malnutrition, which contributed to the effective scale up process of this life-saving intervention for children.
Lecturer, Social Work, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Viet Nam National University
Creating change through supporting access to health and social services for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations, such as children in special circumstances, persons with disabilities, HIV/AIDs patients and marginalized groups.
Strengthening health systems to tackle health and social inequity issues for the poor and vulnerable populations, through the strategic purchasing of primary health care services to improve quality in the non-public sector.
Health systems researcher and faculty member, Ramathibodi Medical School, Mahidol University
Applying systems thinking to solve complex issues, such as regional governance of Thailand's universal health coverage, communitybased health interventions for vulnerable populations and patient safety in health workforce planning.
Writing about culturally taboo topics such as sexual and reproductive health to bridge the gap between vulnerable women in Philippine society and legislators who draft policies that affect their rights.
Attorney/Law Reform Specialist IV, Law Center, University of the Philippines
Developing coherent positions, using primarily the rights-based approach, to ensure that government agencies' requests for legal assistance to their bills, rules and regulations are in line with the constitution and laws.
Research scientist, Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
Enhancing social justice in health through research of vulnerable populations. Initiating efforts to improve the practice of evidencebased policy-making by mentoring and facilitating data to the policy program in Myanmar.
Co-founder and chief commercial officer, VIDA Digital Identity
Enabling Digital Trust and catalyzing financial inclusion through VIDA, a technology company providing a frictionless and secure digital identity system. Supporting entrepreneurs, investing and health equity issues.
Co-founder and executive director, myME: Myanmar Mobile Education Project
Providing education via mobile classrooms to children in Myanmar who are in indentured servitude at teashop restaurants. Working to develop policies and strategies to address inclusivity and equity in education.
Strengthening primary health care by focusing on the community-based health service through private sector involvement. Running two community medical centers providing over 100,000 outpatient visits a year.
Chief executive officer, World Wide Fund for Nature, Thailand
Leading the organization toward conservation excellence and efficiency. Protecting biodiversity and preserving its habitats, combating illegal wildlife trade, and implementing plastic pollution reduction programs in major coastal cities.
Director, Thailand Research Center for Health Service Systems, Chulalongkorn University
Focusing on health service systems in Thailand, including universal coverage, quality management, health sector financing and health security schemes. Also working to promote equity and quality in education.
Vice-rector and director of Center for Population, Hanoi University of Public Health
Publishing widely in scientific journals; undertaking research studies on health and health care in Viet Nam on topics including the social determinants of health, non-communicable diseases and universal health coverage.
Director, National Institute of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Cambodia
Leading research into maternal and child health and the health system in Cambodia. Leading in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Working to develop a national health management and leadership training curriculum.
Researcher, Center for Health and Policy Management, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, University Gadjah Mada
Supporting hospitals to improve services in collaboration with local government to strengthen Indonesia's health system. Researching the inequitable distributions of hospitals and health services of remote areas in Indonesia.
Director, National Law Enforcement Development, International Justice Mission
Building the capacity of public law enforcement to rescue and protect children in vulnerable communities against violent offenders, with current project focused on the online sexual exploitation of children.
Infectious disease physician, clinical instructor, and translational health policy research fellow, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Utilizing politics and policy to improve health care access in rural U.S., including COVID policy. Researching social innovation for sexual and reproductive health in resource-limited settings globally.
Inpatient medical director for Psychiatric and Behavioral Health Services, The George Washington University Hospital
Improving health care access and quality across multiple domains by overseeing consultation and inpatient psychiatric services. Working to decrease stigma in mental health, and caring for marginalized populations.
Family and community medicine physician, Contra Costa Health Services; core faculty, Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program
Bringing a radical love, tender heart and strident values to reimagine and cultivate spaces of belonging where we can collectively heal, dismantle racism and oppression, and manifest equity and justice.
Professor and chair, family medicine and rural health, Florida State University College of Medicine
Leading in family medicine and rural health to promote health equity for underrepresented communities and champion well-being globally via partnership, engagement, primary care, research and education.
Cultivating leadership of movements that foster effective, powerful coalitions and cross-issue solidarity; currently supporting youth power and building power across the climate and racial justice movements.
Operations and finance manager, Institute for Economic Justice
Empowering Black women and youth to tell their stories as a founder and co-director at Osibakhulu Development Initiatives; also working as operations and finance manager at the Institute for Economic Justice.
Empowering Black, Indigenous and other communities of color, strengthening the internal practices of organizations that partner with them on strategy, organizational culture, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism.
Executive director, Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative
Driving public and private resources to communities most impacted by racial and economic injustice, with a particular focus on Black communities; sometimes working for municipal government or as an external partner.
Serving as a co-founder of a U.S. nonprofit organization that is building momentum toward a comprehensive financial and nonfinancial federal racial repair program by providing resources to truth, reconciliation and reparations efforts.
Director of programming and artistic director, Folger Theatre
Widening access to the experiences of creating and seeing theater to communities that historically have not had access, including incarcerated communities; telling stories as an actor, director, playwright, vocalist and musician.
Improving services and leadership capacity of organizations working toward criminal justice reform. Founder and CEO of The Precedential Group Social Enterprises, and host of the DEcarcerated Podcast series. In 2021, his book “Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song” was published.
Creating new narratives to invoke soul consciousness as a tool for shaping private and public sector leadership in Africa. Imagining new political economic paradigms for ending racial injustice globally.
Commissioner, South African Competition Commission
Positioning the Commission as a world-class regulatory agency and one of South Africa's best performing public institutions. Serving also as an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law and the Nelson Mandela University Business School.
Coordinating a democratic process to build a broadbased and sustainable alliance that represents community-based organizations, social movements, NGOs and trade unions across South Africa's nine provinces.
Supporting policy and outreach for the public school network; also the co-founder of The Hustlers Guild, a nonprofit that uses hip hop to expand access and opportunity to Black and Latinx youth in the innovation space.
Executive director, New York Mayor's Office to Prevent Gun Violence
Leading the city's efforts to synchronize its anti-gun violence initiatives that respond to the individual, familial and communitybased needs of historically disinvested and marginalized communities of color.
Leading Decolonizing Wealth Project, which aims to collectively promote a world vision in which everyone can live their best lives, thrive in their cultures and bring about healing from generations of colonial trauma.
Former general secretary, Social Justice Coalition
Serving as an activist and the former general secretary of the Social Justice Coalition, a grassroots social movement campaigning for safe, healthy, and dignified communities in some of South Africa's most underdeveloped townships.
Innovating to advance access to justice and building the capacity and infrastructure for collective participation in rural areas. Working for quality and equality in education and early childhood development services.
Developing an infrastructure of a strategic Black response to the needs and injustices of the Black community; and campaigning for changes in employment, the economy, voting, criminal justice, news and entertainment.
Coach, facilitator and storyteller, Obenewa Amponsah & Associates
Advancing racial and gender equity through training to help organizations become more diverse and inclusive spaces; supporting individuals/ teams through coaching, management, and leadership development.
Leading AmeriCorps, the U.S. federal agency that deploys more than $1 billion and 250,000 AmeriCorps members annually to address the nation's most pressing challenges, improve lives and communities, and strengthen civic engagement.
Head of Municipal Sustainability, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
Leading sustainability efforts with a range of stakeholders in sectors including small-scale agriculture, environment, climate change, renewable energy, gender and land rights at local, national and international levels.