This conversation will discuss how patients and communities access and communicate with the public health system.
Christel Aprigliano, Chief Executive Officer, The Diabetes Collective
Kelly Close, President and Founder, Close Concerns
Dr. Ronald Tamler, Medical Director, Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute, Mount Sinai Health System
With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
Diagnosed at twelve with Type 1 diabetes, Christel works with other prominent advocates to heighten public awareness and create meaningful positive changes in the diabetes community. She was the co-creator of diabeticfeed, the first podcast about diabetes and diabetes research and is considered a pioneer of the Diabetes Online Community (DOC).
Kelly Close founded Close Concerns in 2002, a healthcare information company focused exclusively on diabetes and obesity. At Close Concerns, Kelly and her team write approximately five million words each year on diabetes, obesity, and digital health.
Mary Louise Kelly
Mary Louise Kelly is NPR's former Intelligence correspondent, and the author of the forthcoming novel Anonymous Sources.
Dr. Ronald Tamler
Dr. Ronald Tamler, medical director of the Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute, is a board-certified endocrinologist and internist and is certified as a nutrition-support physician and diabetes educator. He specializes in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and diabetic complications, but also treats patients with general endocrine problems (e.g. thyroid disease).