Featuring Dr. David Agus, CEO of the Ellison Institute of the University of Southern California and author of the bestselling book “The End of Illness,” in conversation with Dr. Jessica Herzstein, specialist in preventive and environmental health. In his most recent book, “The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health,” Dr. Agus posits that we are entering the golden age of health and doctors will soon be able to harness the power of technology to customize our care. Are we there yet? How has technology changed the way we approach health and wellness?
Dr. David B. Agus is the CEO of the Ellison Institute of the University of Southern California and author of the bestselling book “The End of Illness.” He is one of the world’s leading physicians and the cofounder of several pioneering personalized medicine companies. His second book, New York Times best-selling “A Short Guide to a Long Life”, was published January 2014, and his newest book “The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health”, also a New York Times bestseller was published in 2016. He is presently working on his fourth book, tentatively called “Deep into Nature: What We Can Learn from the Tree of Life.”
Jessica Herzstein, M.D., M.P.H. is a specialist in preventive medicine, internal medicine, and occupational and environmental health. Her work focuses on workforce health and safety and health crisis preparedness and communications. Among her past roles, Jessica directed medical programs for a global manufacturing company. Her work focused on health surveillance, exposure assessment and risk communication, health crisis planning and management, environmental hazards, and wellness and behavior change. She currently advises organizations regarding adapting workplaces to local and regional outbreaks of COVID-19 as well as coronavirus and related health communications in retail and supply chain operations.