TEDx Boston – Reflecting on Our Work

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Seed Global Health CEO, Dr. Vanessa Kerry reflects on her 2013 TEDx Boston talk.

I was so fortunate to participate in 2013 TEDx Boston. Planning my TEDx talk allowed me think about our work in a very personal way. I reflected on an inspirational trip to Viet Nam as a child and dreams that have shaped who I am and what I do today. TEDx reaches an creative and varied audience, but not necessarily a clinical group. Talking to this group about improving global health reinforced for me that the commitment to improving health globally, draws from across so many disciplines. Every person in the audience– all of the online viewers– can be advocates for improving global health. Here is a link to that very meaningful talk.


staff_vkerry_01Dr. Kerry is the co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health. She is also a critical care physician at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Associate Director of Partnerships and Global Initiatives at MGH’s Center for Global Health. Academically, Dr. Kerry spearheads Harvard Medical School’s program in Global Public Policy and Social Change. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and went on to complete her Internal Medicine residency and Critical Care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She also earned a Master’s in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing from the London Schools of Economics and of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.