This presentation was given at the 2012 Healthcare Experience Design Conference: hxdconf.com
A former financial and food industry analyst, author, Fulbright grant recipient and mother of four, Robyn O’Brien brings compassion, insight and detailed analysis to her research on the health of the American families and its food system. She has been called "food's Erin Brockovich" by the New York Times.
Following her career as an analyst, Robyn had four children and founded the visionary organization, allergykidsfoundation.org, which is focused on restoring the health of the American children. On Mother’s Day 2009, Random House published her critically acclaimed book, "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It" and today, Robyn is regarded as a health expert and sought after speaker who lectures extensively, appearing on national broadcasts that include CNN, ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's The Today Show.
She has written pieces for the Washington Post, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living and other media. She has been named by SHAPE Magazine as one of 2009’s “Women To Shape the World”, along with First Lady Michelle Obama, was named by Forbes Woman as one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter,” and most recently The Discovery Channel named her one of its 15 Top Visionaries. Her TEDx talk delivered in Austin has been widely received.
Robyn earned an MBA on a full scholarship, graduating as the top woman in her class. And today, her work is recognized and supported by renowned individuals such as Dr. Oz, Robert Kennedy Jr., Ted Turner, Bonnie Raitt and Prince Charles.