From bold investors to company builders, from research scientists to patient advocates, here are nearly three dozen women and men who are driving progress in medicine and the business of keeping us healthy.
Former Vice President, Leader of the White House Cancer Moonshot
The 47th Vice President of the U.S. has always been one to roll up his sleeves and get to work. The nation saw that with his tireless effort to boost progress against cancer by changing the culture of research. And he’s still at it.
Bill and Melinda Gates/Sue Desmond-Hellmann
The celebrated New Yorker writer, who also happens to be a surgeon, has eloquently exposed many of the flaws of American health care—and offered some smart ways to address them, too.
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CEO, Thrive Global
The queen of new media has brought “wellness” onto the health agenda as never before—a welcome development for the sleep-deprived masses.
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With the recent nod of the FDA, Wojcicki’s battle-tested startup is now the only company in the U.S. that can sell genetic tests and health-risk reports directly to consumers, no prescription necessary.
CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Tyson leads one of the few organizations in America that seem to get health care right; nonprofit Kaiser—a health plan, hospital system and physicians group all in one—offers high-quality, (relatively) affordable care.
A version of this article appears in the May 1, 2017 issue of Fortune as part of the “Future of Health” package. See the rest of the package here.