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Kiri Cole, MBA

Publisher and CEO

Kiri is The Health Examiner’s founder and publisher. More than...

Jameelah A. Melton, MD, MBA

Jameelah is a physician entrepreneur who is committed to developing...

Andrea Hershatter, MBA, PhD

Andrea Hershatter is the Senior Associate Dean and Director of...

Melvin Konner, MD, PhD

Melvin Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology...

Korin Crawford, MS, MSM

Korin Crawford is responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, and closing...

Kiri Cole, MBA

Kiri Cole, MBA

Position: Publisher and CEO

Kiri is The Health Examiner’s founder and publisher. More than 25 years ago, Kiri adopted a Paleo diet, which ignited her fervor for health and wellness and ambition to help others overcome sickness and disease naturally. Prior to launching The Health Examiner, Kiri owned and operated a wellness consultancy. Employing traditional Chinese medicine and fusing raw and Paleo eating regimens, Kiri helped clients vanquish various chronic conditions such as obesity, acne vulgaris, and irritable bowel syndrome. Kiri also worked as the Director of Marketing for a supplement and natural foods company, fueling its transformation from an obscure start-up to a thriving enterprise, and as the Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at the University of Illinois, where her business development activities and strategic marketing initiatives drove double-digit application growth. With a BBA and an MBA from Emory and Duke University, respectively, Kiri fuses her passion for business and health via The Health Examiner and satisfies her zeal to help others experience optimal health.

Jameelah A. Melton, MD, MBA

Jameelah A. Melton, MD, MBA

Kiri Cole Popa: Publisher and CEO

Jameelah is a physician entrepreneur who is committed to developing innovations that improve healthcare access. She currently works with Anthem’s health management team to support clinical care initiatives. Prior to this role, Jameelah served as a medical director and consulting strategist several for digital health companies including TouchCare, backed by Fortress and Echo Health, and ODH, part of Otsuka Holding’s portfolio. Her work in health care innovation includes founding a pediatric direct primary care hybrid practice, telehealth initiatives, care management application development, and analytics. Dr. Melton’s passion for creating change within healthcare stems from her work as a practicing pediatrician in North Carolina. While caring for patients, she saw opportunities for lean care and technology to re-establish connections with patients in a way that could improve their health. Since 2012, she has been on a mission to develop services and applications that achieve these ends.

Dr. Melton’s educational background includes undergraduate and medical degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University. She completed her pediatric residency training at Duke University. Jameelah also holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business where she concentrated in health sector management.

Andrea Hershatter, MBA, PhD

Andrea Hershatter, MBA, PhD

Andrea Hershatter:

Andrea Hershatter is the Senior Associate Dean and Director of the BBA Program in Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for over two decades and helped to achieve its nine consecutive BusinessWeek ranking in the Top 10, a distinction held by only four undergraduate business programs in the world.

She holds a faculty position in the Organization and Management area and teaches entrepreneurship, incorporating business model canvas and design thinking approaches. Andrea is also the creator and chair of the Emory Entrepreneurship Summit. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation, passions she combines with a strong interest in popular culture.

Andrea regularly acts as a consultant on the Millennial generation to corporations and academia. Currently, she serves on the advisory board of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, a non-profit organizations focused on inner-city youth and on the board of directors for The Speech School, the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy.

She is a GoBeyond honoree for the Goizueta 100th Celebration and is the recipient of the university-wide Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the Don Keough Award for Excellence and the Goizueta Outstanding Staff Impact Award, recognizing the most significant contributions to the School’s growth, development and success during its 90 year history.

Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in Business from Tulane and her MBA from Duke University. She is a PhD candidate in advanced standing at Emory University.

Melvin Konner, MD, PhD

Melvin Konner, MD, PhD

Melvin Konner:

Melvin Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. Dr. Konner attended Brooklyn College (CUNY), holds PhD and MD degrees from Harvard University, and has taught at Harvard and then at Emory for over 40 years.

Dr. Konner was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has testified twice at U.S. Senate committee hearings relating to health care policy.

He was a regular contributor to the “Mind and Matter” column of The Wall Street Journal weekend Review section (2015-2017). He published seven columns on The New York Times Op-Ed page, was a regular contributor to the “Body and Mind” column of The New York Times Magazine, and wrote the regular column “On Human Nature” for The Sciences, the prizewinning magazine of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has written for Newsweek, The American Prospect, M.D., Psychology Today, Omni, Ms., and other newspapers and magazines. Journals as Science, Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, Child Development, and other academic publications have published his scientific writings.

Dr. Konner has written numerous books including, but not limited to, The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet and Exercise and a Design for Living (the first book about the “Paleo” diet); Medicine at the Crossroads: The Crisis in Health Care (for a seven-hour WNET/BBC series); and Dear America: A Concerned Doctor Wants You to Know the Truth About Health Reform. More recent publications include Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy and Believers: Faith in Human Nature.

Korin Crawford, MS, MSM

Korin Crawford, MS, MSM

Korin Crawford:

Korin Crawford is responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, and closing public-private partnerships (P3s) for Griffin|Swinerton, a joint venture between Griffin Structures and Swinerton Builders with $600 million of public facilities under development. Korin leverages 20 years of experience in infrastructure, real estate, and M&A of property-backed operating businesses with an emphasis on P3s and real estate transactions in complex regulatory environments.

Prior to joining Griffin|Swinerton, Korin was an Executive Advisor to the Los Angeles City Administrative Officer (CAO) as a subject matter expert on infrastructure delivered through a variety of alternative financing methods including P3s. In this role, Korin spearheaded $3.5 billion of investment opportunities spanning municipal facilities, transit, renewable energy, and habitat restoration projects.

From 2006 to 2015, Korin led his own consulting and investment practice, offering advisory services to for profit and non-profit real estate investors, developers, and public agencies (including utilities, ports, city/county, redevelopment, and school districts) to finance and develop land, real estate, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

Korin received a BS degree from Duke University in Electrical Engineering and a MS degree in Management and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

 

Founder

Kiri Cole, MBA

Publisher and CEO

Kiri is The Health Examiner’s founder and publisher. More than...

Kiri Cole, MBA

Kiri Cole, MBA

Position: Publisher and CEO

Kiri is The Health Examiner’s founder and publisher. More than 25 years ago, Kiri adopted a Paleo diet, which ignited her fervor for health and wellness and ambition to help others overcome sickness and disease naturally. Prior to launching The Health Examiner, Kiri owned and operated a wellness consultancy. Employing traditional Chinese medicine and fusing raw and Paleo eating regimens, Kiri helped clients vanquish various chronic conditions such as obesity, acne vulgaris, and irritable bowel syndrome. Kiri also worked as the Director of Marketing for a supplement and natural foods company, fueling its transformation from an obscure start-up to a thriving enterprise, and as the Assistant Director of MBA Admissions at the University of Illinois, where her business development activities and strategic marketing initiatives drove double-digit application growth. With a BBA and an MBA from Emory and Duke University, respectively, Kiri fuses her passion for business and health via The Health Examiner and satisfies her zeal to help others experience optimal health.

 

Advisory Board

Korin Crawford, MS, MSM

Korin Crawford is responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, and closing...

Melvin Konner, MD, PhD

Melvin Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology...

Andrea Hershatter, MBA, PhD

Andrea Hershatter is the Senior Associate Dean and Director of...

Jameelah A. Melton, MD, MBA

Jameelah is a physician entrepreneur who is committed to developing...

Korin Crawford, MS, MSM

Korin Crawford, MS, MSM

Korin Crawford:

Korin Crawford is responsible for originating, evaluating, structuring, and closing public-private partnerships (P3s) for Griffin|Swinerton, a joint venture between Griffin Structures and Swinerton Builders with $600 million of public facilities under development. Korin leverages 20 years of experience in infrastructure, real estate, and M&A of property-backed operating businesses with an emphasis on P3s and real estate transactions in complex regulatory environments.

Prior to joining Griffin|Swinerton, Korin was an Executive Advisor to the Los Angeles City Administrative Officer (CAO) as a subject matter expert on infrastructure delivered through a variety of alternative financing methods including P3s. In this role, Korin spearheaded $3.5 billion of investment opportunities spanning municipal facilities, transit, renewable energy, and habitat restoration projects.

From 2006 to 2015, Korin led his own consulting and investment practice, offering advisory services to for profit and non-profit real estate investors, developers, and public agencies (including utilities, ports, city/county, redevelopment, and school districts) to finance and develop land, real estate, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.

Korin received a BS degree from Duke University in Electrical Engineering and a MS degree in Management and Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Melvin Konner, MD, PhD

Melvin Konner, MD, PhD

Melvin Konner:

Melvin Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology and of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University. Dr. Konner attended Brooklyn College (CUNY), holds PhD and MD degrees from Harvard University, and has taught at Harvard and then at Emory for over 40 years.

Dr. Konner was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has testified twice at U.S. Senate committee hearings relating to health care policy.

He was a regular contributor to the “Mind and Matter” column of The Wall Street Journal weekend Review section (2015-2017). He published seven columns on The New York Times Op-Ed page, was a regular contributor to the “Body and Mind” column of The New York Times Magazine, and wrote the regular column “On Human Nature” for The Sciences, the prizewinning magazine of the New York Academy of Sciences. He has written for Newsweek, The American Prospect, M.D., Psychology Today, Omni, Ms., and other newspapers and magazines. Journals as Science, Nature, The New England Journal of Medicine, Child Development, and other academic publications have published his scientific writings.

Dr. Konner has written numerous books including, but not limited to, The Paleolithic Prescription: A Program of Diet and Exercise and a Design for Living (the first book about the “Paleo” diet); Medicine at the Crossroads: The Crisis in Health Care (for a seven-hour WNET/BBC series); and Dear America: A Concerned Doctor Wants You to Know the Truth About Health Reform. More recent publications include Women After All: Sex, Evolution, and the End of Male Supremacy and Believers: Faith in Human Nature.

Andrea Hershatter, MBA, PhD

Andrea Hershatter, MBA, PhD

Andrea Hershatter:

Andrea Hershatter is the Senior Associate Dean and Director of the BBA Program in Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for over two decades and helped to achieve its nine consecutive BusinessWeek ranking in the Top 10, a distinction held by only four undergraduate business programs in the world.

She holds a faculty position in the Organization and Management area and teaches entrepreneurship, incorporating business model canvas and design thinking approaches. Andrea is also the creator and chair of the Emory Entrepreneurship Summit. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation, passions she combines with a strong interest in popular culture.

Andrea regularly acts as a consultant on the Millennial generation to corporations and academia. Currently, she serves on the advisory board of the Economic Empowerment Initiative, a non-profit organizations focused on inner-city youth and on the board of directors for The Speech School, the nation’s most comprehensive center for language and literacy.

She is a GoBeyond honoree for the Goizueta 100th Celebration and is the recipient of the university-wide Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the Don Keough Award for Excellence and the Goizueta Outstanding Staff Impact Award, recognizing the most significant contributions to the School’s growth, development and success during its 90 year history.

Andrea received her bachelor’s degree in Business from Tulane and her MBA from Duke University. She is a PhD candidate in advanced standing at Emory University.

Jameelah A. Melton, MD, MBA

Jameelah A. Melton, MD, MBA

Kiri Cole Popa: Publisher and CEO

Jameelah is a physician entrepreneur who is committed to developing innovations that improve healthcare access. She currently works with Anthem’s health management team to support clinical care initiatives. Prior to this role, Jameelah served as a medical director and consulting strategist several for digital health companies including TouchCare, backed by Fortress and Echo Health, and ODH, part of Otsuka Holding’s portfolio. Her work in health care innovation includes founding a pediatric direct primary care hybrid practice, telehealth initiatives, care management application development, and analytics. Dr. Melton’s passion for creating change within healthcare stems from her work as a practicing pediatrician in North Carolina. While caring for patients, she saw opportunities for lean care and technology to re-establish connections with patients in a way that could improve their health. Since 2012, she has been on a mission to develop services and applications that achieve these ends.

Dr. Melton’s educational background includes undergraduate and medical degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University. She completed her pediatric residency training at Duke University. Jameelah also holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business where she concentrated in health sector management.

 

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