World Health Day Agenda 2022



9:00 AM Welcome by Mark Ritchie 

  • Message from Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan 

Morning Sessions -Global Action for Health Equity

9:07 AM World Health Organization and World Health Day 2022

  • Christopher Bailey, Arts and Health Lead, World Health Organization

9:30 AM 

  • Dr. Nisha Botchwey, Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of  Minnesota 

10:00 AM 

  • Anne Stake, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Medtronic LABS 

10:30 National Action for Health Equity

  • Andrés J. Gallegos, Esq. Chairman, National Council on Disability 
  • Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group 
  • Dr. Siyabulela Mandela, Team Leader, Journalists for Human Rights

Afternoon Sessions  

12:00 PM Local Action for Health Equity

  • Dr. Niousha Roshani, Co-Founder, Global Black Youth
  • Dr. Rolando A Gittens, Research Engineer, INDICASAT AIP

12:30 PM STEM Equity for Health Equity: Advancing Women in STEM

  • Dr. Jayshree Seth, Chief Science Advocate and Corporate Scientist, 3M

12:55 PM Designing to Accelerate Health Equity

  • Dr. Luqman Lawal, Vice-President of Health Equity, Bright Healthcare 

1:15 PM Using Telemedicine and Artificial Reality/Virtual Reality to Accelerate Health Equity

  • Dr. Shafi Ahmed, Founder and CEO, Medical Realities

1:35 PM Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Health Equity

  • Geo Murickan, Global Ambassador, AIMed and President and CEO, Pioneer Power Mobility

2:00 PM Designing Medical Education to Accelerate Health Equity

  • Dr. Leona Hess, Director of Strategy and Equity Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City
  • Dr. David Muller, Dean for Medical Education, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City

Accelerators – Next Generation Health Equity Leaders

3:00 PM 

  • Tom Murickan, Student Ambassador, AIMed, and Research Assistant, UArizona BIO5 Institute 

3:25 PM

  • Abbey Hauser. Inclusion Advocate, Assistive Technology Program, University of Illinois, Chicago and blogger at

4:00 PM Closing Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota


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