Dennis Robbins (M.P.H. Harvard, Ph.D., Boston College) is a prominent health and healthcare thought leader, futurist and visionary. His distinguished career spans multiple sectors of health and health care, business, technology, ethics and policy. He deftly traverses multiple ecosystems, people, and organizations to get and stay healthier. Dr. Robbins was a National Fund for Medical Education Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard. He served as an advisor to the Presidential and White House Commissions. He also serves as an advisor to the Office of the Surgeon General of the Army and the Chief Medical Officer of the Navy. His contributions includes chairing the PCMH 2.0 national think tank in Military Health transformation in Washington.
His concept of person-centricity (TM), a major paradigmatic shift in how we think about health, healthcare, self –determination, the person and the future is gaining wide recognition as the way to move beyond patient engagement to true empowerment. His ability to integrate and leverage technology, HIT, with lessons learned from behavioral economics, addiction medicine, exercise physiology, sleep, activity and nutrition to bend the sickness curve is a profound game changer.
Dr. Robbins has authored and published eight books and over 400 articles chapters and reviews in healthcare and health. Dr. Robbins was a major force in the early Hospice Movement and worked closely across both aisles and CMS in helping to promote the Hospice Medicare benefit. He also works closely with disruptive innovative sectors related to medical and surgical devices, information technologies, engagement and comparative effectiveness research.