Milken Institute: Loneliness as a Risk Factor

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Loneliness and social isolation are on the rise, leading many to call these phenomena a public health epidemic in the United States. Loneliness is an emerging risk factor that has huge implications for personal, economic and societal well-being. This session will explore the health risks of social isolation as well as solutions including new care models and technology to strengthen social connections and, in turn, improve health outcomes.


  • Lisa Marsh Ryerson President, AARP Foundation


  • Lynn Goldman Michael and Lori Milken Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
  • Sachin Jain President and CEO, CareMore
  • Jeremy Nobel Founder, UnLonely Project; Faculty, Harvard Medical School
  • Anand Parekh Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center

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