Vice President of Consulting & Applied Research
Assistant Professor of Finance and Economics
Faculty Research Fellow
Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice, Director of Health Promotion & Wellness
Research Program Manager
Thursday, October 4, 2018
8:30 am – 9:15 am
This keynote session offers the latest research and scientific evidence related to health and well-being (HWB) programs and their impact on health, medical costs, and business outcomes, including preliminary findings from a wellness program study at the University of Illinois. As has become a HERO Forum tradition, Dr. Ron Goetzel will facilitate a lively panel discussion. This year we will hear from two university-based researchers/practitioners who have implemented successful workplace wellness programs. The presenters and panelists will probe deeply into questions of program design, effective implementation, and rigorous evaluation. Controversial issues relating to cost-shifting and confirmation bias along with ethical considerations in designing programs that satisfy the needs of diverse populations will be explored.