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Unless otherwise noted below, each presenter provided full disclosure information, does not intend to discuss an unapproved/investigative use of a commercial product/device, and has no significant financial relationship(s) to disclose. If unapproved uses of products are discussed, presenters are expected to disclose this to participants.​

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Lisa A. Cooper, MD, MPH, is the James F. Fries Professor of Medicine, and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Health Equity at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Bloomberg School of Public Health. A board-certified internist and an award-winning researcher, Dr. Cooper was one of the first scientists to document racial and ethnic disparities in patient-physician communication and the negative influence of implicit racial bias among physicians on the patient-physician relationship. Since then, she has designed innovative interventions targeting physicians’ interpersonal skills, patients’ self-management skills, and healthcare organizations’ ability to address the needs of socially at-risk populations.  In 2010, Dr. Cooper founded the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, where she and her team work with health system and community stakeholders to implement rigorous clinical trials,  identifying interventions that alleviate disparities in healthcare and outcomes, and to train the next generation of health equity researchers, educators, practitioners, and leaders.

James Won.jpgDr. Renuka Gupta MD, FHM, FACP is in her 10th year as a hospitalist and an Assistant Professor at NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine.  She completed medical school in India, where she also served as a captain in the army.  Her academic interests include hospital operations, wellness, work–life balance, nutrition, and both doctor–patient and inter-professional communication.  Dr. Gupta is the Physician-Liaison for Operational Efficiency and Throughout at New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell.  She was honored with the Physician Partner award.  Most recently, Dr. Gupta has been invited to give Grand Round talks nationwide regarding discrimination and racism in the healthcare industry.  She has also contributed for several years to UptoDate, and her perspective in Annals of Internal Medicine, titled “Slaves,” has generated widespread discussion of discrimination and racism in medicine.
John J. (Jack) Lynch III has served as president and CEO of Main Line Health since 2005, providing executive leadership to suburban Philadelphia’s most comprehensive health care system. Main Line Health is comprised of four of the region’s respected acute care hospitals --Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital -- as well as one of the nation’s premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center, one of the leading addiction treatment programs in the Northeast; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research; and the Home Care Network, which provides at-home nursing and hospice care throughout the five county region.

During his tenure with Main Line Health, Lynch and his leadership team have been credited with strengthening the organization’s commitment to safety, quality and equity and enhancing the technology necessary to support significant advances in those areas. He has also fostered a period of expansion, including the addition of an acute care hospital and four health centers to better serve the needs of the Main Line and western suburban communities, and has cultivated an employee work environment that has garnered recognition from several independent rating organizations. Prior to joining Main Line Health, Lynch served nearly 20 years as an executive with the St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston, Texas, where he advanced to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the system, as well as CEO of the system’s flagship facility, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.