Dr. Chris Stout is the Founding Director of the Center for Global Initiatives, a Top Ranked Healthcare Nonprofit. He also is a Clinical Full Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois and Advisory Board Member to their Center for Global Health. He served as a NGO Special Representative to the United Nations. He was appointed by the Secretary of the US Department of Commerce to the Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Award. He is on the Advisory Board of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and numerous other organizations. He was one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow, and he was an Invited Faculty at the Annual Meeting in Davos. He was invited by the Club de Madrid and Safe-Democracy to serve on the Madrid-11 Countering Terrorism Task Force. He is the founder of GordianKnot, LLC, an executive leadership consultancy and he currently runs the Department of Research and Data Analytics for a national sports and rehabilitation medicine organization with $500M in annual revenues.
Dr. Stout authored the highly praised and award–winning three volume set, The New Humanitarians, The Evidence Based Practice (with R. Hayes), and is an Amazon Best Selling Author. Additionally, he has published or presented over 300 papers and 35 books. His works have been translated into 8 languages. He has lectured world-wide, visited 6 continents and over 85 countries. Dr. Stout was educated at Purdue, The University of Chicago, Forest Institute, and was a post-doc fellow at Harvard Medical School. He has won 5 Humanitarian Awards and received four additional doctorates (honoris causa). He is listed in Fast Co.’s Global Fast 50 nominees and in TED Conferences Founder Richard Saul Wurman’s “Who’s Really Who, 1000: The Most Creative Individuals in America.” He endowed a scholarship in perpetuity at Purdue University ‘s School of Engineering and Technology, and is an active Angel Investor and Advisory to numerous start-ups.