Herbert Lourie Memorial Lecture on Health Policy
Guest Speaker: Rajiv Kumar, MD, Founder & CEO of Shape Up | Social Wellness
Friday October 4, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm
Sheraton University Hotel, 801 University Avenue, Syracuse NY
A reception will immediately follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public;
no registration is required. If you need more information please call (315) 443-9040.
Limited free parking is available in the Sheraton Hotel parking lot. We will validate your
parking ticket when you pick up your program at the reception table.
Dr. Rajiv Kumar is the Founder and CEO of ShapeUp, a global wellness company that
leverages a social approach combined with technology to engage employees in
corporate wellness programs. He was also the Founder of Shape Up Rhode Island, a
statewide non-profit organization that he established in 2005 to help Rhode Islanders
improve their health. For his work in public health, Dr. Kumar is one of ten Americans
who received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Community Health Leader
Award in 2009. Dr. Kumar has been able to scale and deliver his social behavior
change model to workplaces worldwide including Cleveland Clinic, Boeing, HP,
Aetna, and Bank of America. ShapeUp’s social wellness platform now covers over
two million individuals in one hundred countries around the world. Dr. Kumar is also
the co-author of numerous health outcome studies that have been published about his
program in peer review journals including Obesity, The American Journal of Public
Health, and Preventive Medicine.
Herbert Lourie, MD, was an active neurosurgeon, Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery
at SUNY Upstate Medical University, and community leader at the time of his death in