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d19 Lightning Round Talks


d19 Lightning Round Talks

Lightning talks at dSeries events are 10-20 minute lectures given by experts in the field. 

At d19, the Creative Director & CEO of the Lee Strasberg Institute David Lee Strasberg introduced five Lightning Talks focused on Food as Medicine. These talks were presented by Healing Our Village Chief Medical Officer Dr. James Gavin, Duke World Food Policy Center Director Dr. Kelly Brownell, Whole Cities Foundation Wellness Educator Dr. Akua Woolbright, San Francisco Department of Health Assistant Health Officer Dr. Rita Nguyen, and Initium Health Principal James Corbett.

To read the full transcript of the lightning talks, please see the Addendum of the d19 Executive Summary.

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Dr. James Gavin III, Healing Our Village Chief Medical Officer – "The Quest for Wellness and Diabetes Prevention Requires Nutrition-led Obesity Avoidance: Now the Stakes are Global!"


Dr. Kelly Brownell, Duke World Food Policy Center Director – "Bold Actions Needed on Food and Food Policy"


Dr. Akua Woolbright, Whole Cities Foundation Wellness Educator – "An Empowerment Model: Reassessing Barriers and People's Ability to Change"


Dr. Rita Nguyen, San Francisco Department of Health Assistant Health Officer – "Food Insecurity, Health, and Healthcare: The Potential and the Imperative"


James Corbett, Initium Health Principal – "Beyond Charity: Re-Imagined Communities"




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