Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (PDT, EDT, CEST)
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (AEST, NZST)

Tom Stewart is an early career Research Fellow and statistical advisor at the Human Potential Centre, located at AUT University, New Zealand. His research is broadly based in public health, with a focus on physical activity epidemiology, understanding the environmental determinants of health, and finding preventative solutions for reducing the prevalence of chronic disease.

Tom is passionate about all things data, including teaching statistical methods and incorporating data science methodologies into his work. His recent interests include combining big data and machine learning to tackle a range of public health research challenges – particularly the assessment of human behaviour. https://www.aut.ac.nz


Tom will be presenting on:

The evolving role of data science in behavioural research

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (PDT, EDT, CEST)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (AEST, NZST)

Joseph F. Coughlin, PhD is Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology AgeLab. He teaches in MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning and the Sloan School’s Advanced Management Program. Coughlin conducts research on the impact of global demographic change and technology trends on consumer behavior and business strategy. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to the White House Advisory Committee on Aging and by Governor Charlie Baker to the Governor’s Council on Aging in Massachusetts where he co-chaired the Innovation & Technology Subcommittee. He is a Behavioral Sciences Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and a Fellow of Switzerland’s World Demographics & Ageing Forum.

Coughlin was named by Fast Company Magazine as one the ‘100 Most Creative in Business’ and by the Wall Street Journal as inventing the future of retirement. Recently, Coughlin was recognized as one of 15 World Mindsby the Zurich-based World Minds, a select community of global leaders in science, arts and business. His recent book, The Longevity Economy: Inside the World’s Fastest Growing, Most Misunderstood Market (Public Affairs, 2017), is one of CEO READ’s Business Bestsellers.

Joseph will be presenting on:

Living Longer, Better: Designing Wellbeing Into The Longevity Economy

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (PDT, EDT, CEST)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 (AEST, NZST)

Dr. Rachel Blaine, D.Sc., M.P.H., R.D. is an Associate Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics at California State University, Long Beach, where she also serves as Director of a training program for registered dietitian nutritionists. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum and practicing registered dietitian, Rachel uses her personal and professional experiences to inform her research. She is currently working to identify barriers and facilitators to nutrition and healthy lifestyle care for autistic children, with a focus on supporting parents and clinicians. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition from UC Davis, a Master of Public Health from UCLA, and a doctorate in Public Health Nutrition from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is active on her campus as an Autism Ally and in 2019 received the Early Academic Career Excellence Award from her university for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and service. She lives in Orange County and enjoys going to the beach with her two kids and her husband. 

Rachel will be presenting on:

Helping Kids on the Autism Spectrum Thrive: A Vision for Whole Child Nutrition and Wellness Care