Potential Keynote Speakers

Dr. Elena Fuentes-Afflick She is Vice Dean for the UCSF School of Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center and Professor of Pediatrics. Previously, she served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine (2012-2022) and Chief of Pediatrics at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (2009-2022).

As a pediatrician and epidemiologist, Dr. Fuentes-Afflick has conducted research studies focused on issues of acculturation, immigrant health, and health disparities. Her scholarship has also focused on professionalism, misconduct, faculty development, and the importance of diversity in academic medicine and academic pediatrics.

Dr. Glenn Flores, Chair of Pediatrics
Senior Associate Dean of Child Health
Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences
George E. Batchelor Endowed Chair in Child Health
Physician-in-Chief Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Health System, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Invited keynote speaker, US Congress
Invited national expert panelist, JAMA Network Open listening session addressing structural racism
David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health, American Public Health Association
Drafted legislation, Federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Dr. Lee Beers, Children’s National Medical Center

Lee Ann Savio Beers, M.D., is a professor of Pediatrics and the medical director for Community Health and Advocacy at Children’s National Hospital. She is the 2021 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She oversees the Child Health Advocacy Institute’s Community Mental Health CORE, which includes initiatives such as the DC Mental Health Access in Pediatrics Program and the Early Childhood Innovation Network, and serves as a catalyst to elevate the standard of mental healthcare for every young person in Washington D.C.

Her clinical and research interests include adolescent pregnancy and parenting, the integration of mental health and pediatric primary care, the impact of adversity and stress on child well-being and advocacy education. She lives in Washington D.C. with her husband Nathaniel and two children.

Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine and the Founder and Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. She is one of the pioneers of Relationship Centered Care and Integrative Medicine. Designed curriculum The Healer’s Art

Rachel Naomi Remen, MD

Dr. Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH is a Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Education, and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a founding volunteer of the Chicago Youth Programs, a community-based organization that works to improve the health and life opportunities of at-risk youth. She is also Associate Chair of Advocacy for the Department of Pediatrics and Medical Director of Lurie Children’s Injury Prevention & Research Center and the Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities.

Academic Focus
Dr. Sheehan is interested in youth development, injury and violence prevention, and population health.
She serves as the Medical Director of the Chicago Youth Programs Clinic at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Mobile Health Program. She is also board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.