Closing Keynote Speaker

Brian Smedley, PHD

National Collaborative for Health Equity

Brian D. Smedley is Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, a project that connects research, policy analysis, and communications with on-the-ground activism to advance health equity.  From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Smedley was Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a research and policy organization focused on addressing the needs of communities of color.

Formerly, Dr.  Smedley was Research Director and co-founder of a communications, research and policy organization, The Opportunity Agenda, and was a Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served as Study Director for several IOM reports on health disparities.