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Robert Mittman

Director, Biomedical Strategy and Knowledge Engineering; Complex Adaptive Systems, Arizona State University

As founder of Facilitation, Foresight, Strategy, Robert Mittman works with groups of organizations to discover and implement shared approaches to complex and intractable problems. He engages audiences in a lively exchange of perspectives to turn simple meetings into forums that allow diverse individuals to work productively together.

Robert specializes as a scientific strategist. He helps large groups of scientists from diverse disciplines articulate shared areas of interest, frame significant and innovative research questions, and identify opportunities for new partnerships and collaborations to advance the development of new fields of science.

Robert facilitates strategic thinking with non-profit health organizations, government agencies, and the for-profit health care industry, including the National Cancer Institute; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Association for Cancer Research; the University of California, San Francisco’s School of Medicine; Health Level 7; the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; the Angiogenesis Foundation; the California HealthCare Foundation; Johnson and Johnson; Ascension Health; and Kaiser-Permanente. Recent work has included integrating the disciplines of biophysics, physical chemistry, and mathematics into biological research; developing a vision of how information technology can improve quality and safety in a range of health care settings from research to the clinic to the home; and crafting a vision for personalized health care.

For nearly two decades, Robert provided strategic advice to health care organizations as director at Institute for the Future. Robert holds graduate degrees in computer science and public policy analysis, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, all from the University of California at Berkeley.