Over the past 35 years – from Boston to Brussels, London to Little Rock, Peoria to Paris and Harrisburg to Havana, Cuba – Michael Samuelson has lectured on leadership, health promotion, patient experience, health policy, disease prevention and the dynamics of behavior change. An author of five books and numerous articles on leadership and behavior change, his work has been featured on the ABC News program, 20/20, The CBS Morning Show, CNN and MSNBC as well as numerous national print publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, The Lancet, Employee Benefit News, Business Week and USA Today.
Michael completed his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, is a Vietnam Era veteran of the US Air Force (1967-1971) and a recipient of the Commander’s Coin of Excellence from the US Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine.
His distinguished professional resume includes successful entrepreneur, senior executive in the health insurance industry, CEO, university professor and US health policy advisor. His writings, audio work and behavior change programs have been distributed to millions throughout the world and have been publicly endorsed by scientists, politicians, advocacy organizations, business leaders and media personalities including: George H.W. Bush, Betty Ford, C. Everett Koop, Ken Blanchard, The Lance Armstrong Foundation and Larry King.
Practicing what he preaches, Michael is an avid world trekker with high altitude mountain adventures logged in Asia, Europe, Africa, Alaska and the US lower 48.