Dr. Ivan Lugo is a purpose-driven published researcher, author and academic entrepreneur focusing on the integration of healthcare services, education, leadership and advocacy for equality in health and education. He holds executive leadership positions in the public and private sector and lectures globally on innovation in healthcare, oral health access and delivery methods and policy matters. In 2010, after a successful academic and social entrepreneurial career, he was recruited by The Procter & Gamble Company to lead the North America Professional and Scientific Relations group in the global R&D division. After a successful tenure with P & G, he started his own venture and became the creator of the Reading Innovation Lab in Pennsylvania to focus on strategy and social innovation through private and public ventures.
His vision and passion continue to be to transform the US healthcare education and delivery system through policy and public-private partnerships. He received his B.S. from Syracuse University, a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Connecticut and a MBA from Temple University. Dr. Lugo has been selected by his peers and inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, oral health professional’s honorary organizations. He has extensive board leadership experience as a past president of the Hispanic Dental Association (1995) and currently serves on the board of Harcum College in Pennsylvania, and was elected in September 2017 by the Pennsylvania Senate to a second six-year term on the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. He is the national CEO/ED of the Hispanic Dental Association.