Today, we are proud to launch our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017. As is our custom and commitment to our thesis—Disruptive Women seeks to highlight women from a broad cross-section of disciplines, all of whom profoundly impact health and health care. This year we are doing something different. Given the enormity of the issues we are facing globally, when it comes to Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias, we are focusing this year’s class of extraordinary women on those who are committed to ridding the world of this scourge. Lest you think this affects only the elderly (whatever that means), have a look at the sobering numbers and impact: start with our Brain Health series.
All of our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017 personify DW’s mission “to serve as a platform for provocative ideas, thoughts, and solutions in the health sphere.”
Disruptive Women in Health Care would like to take a moment to also salute our 16 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2016 and 15 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2015.
Come meet our 17 Disruptive Women to Watch in 2017:
Co-founder 23andMe and Co-founder and CEO, Curious Inc.
Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton
Inaugural Director, Center for Innovation in Brain Science, University of Arizona Health Sciences
Dr. Maria C. Carrillo
Chief Science Officer, Medical and Scientific Relations, Alzheimer’s Association
Founding Board Member, USAgaistAlzheimer’s and President, Geoffrey Beene Foundation Alzheimer’s Initiative
Dr. Glenna Crooks
Founder and CEO SageMy™Life.
Stacy Pagos Haller
President and CEO, BrightFocus Foundation
Marsha B. Henderson
Assistant Commissioner for Women’s Health (OWH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Dr. Jessica Langbaum
Principal Scientist, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Prevention Initiative
Dr. Corinna E. Lathan
Co-founder, Board Chair and CEO, AnthroTronix
President, WomenAgainstAlzheimer’s Network and Board Member, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s
Senator Barbara Mikulski
Founder, President and Board Chair, Women’s Brain Health Initiative (WBHI)
Dr. Pernessa Seele
CEO & Founder The Balm In Gilead, Inc.
Dr. Reisa Sperling
Director, Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment; Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Director of Clinical Research, Memory Disorders Unit, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Director, Neuroimaging Program, Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
Dr. Concetta Tomaino
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function
Founding Board Member and Vice-Chair, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s