Moderated by Rachel Issaka, panelists Aaron Lyon, David A. Asch, Reshma Gupta, and Vindell Washington discuss the use of innovation to improve interventions and create equitable health care practices during COVID-19.

Dr. David Asch notes how the pandemic increased the pace of innovation and implementation, enabling researchers to move much faster due to the removal of regulatory processes that slow down innovation. Aaron Lyon, Ph.D. discusses innovating human-centered design—highlighting that products must be accessible, low-cost, and built for diverse users. Panelists Drs. Reshma Gupta, and Vindell Washington also highlight ways COVID-19 revealed inequities in our health systems and interventions. Panelists point to opportunities to remove organizational barriers, build trust, and ensure innovations do not widen inequalities.

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Rachel Issaka, M.D., M.A.S.

Gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor - Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Dr. Rachel Issaka is a Gastroenterologist and Assistant Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cente... Read Bio

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Aaron Lyon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - University of Washington

Aaron Lyon, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavio... Read Bio

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David Asch, M.D.

Executive Director - Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation

David Asch is Executive Director of the Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation and the John Morgan Pr... Read Bio

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Reshma Gupta, M.D., MDHPM

Interim Chief of Population Health and Accountable Care - University of California

Dr. Reshma Gupta, MD, MSHPM is a practicing internist, Interim Chief of Population Health and Accountable Care... Read Bio

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Vindell Washington, M.D., M.S.

Chief Clinical Officer - Verily Life Sciences

Dr. Vindell Washington joined Verily in January 2020 as the Chief Clinical Officer for the Verily Health Platf... Read Bio