The Canyon Ranch Institute Visiting Scholar Program recognizes people who are leading change in one or more of our five Focus Areas. We invite the CRI Visiting Scholar to collaborate with Canyon Ranch Institute through interactive workshops, lectures, and seminars. Through these interactions, the CRI Visiting Scholar Program provides an opportunity for thought leaders to help inform and shape our partnerships, programs, and activities.
Lyla Hernandez, M.P.H.
CRI Executive Director and Board Member Jennifer Cabe (left) and Lyla Hernandez.
Paul Lam, M.D.
CRI President Richard Carmona (left) and Paul Lam, M.D.
Ted Vickey, M.S.
Ted led the CRI team in an interactive session on emerging fitness technologies.
Jack Gilbert, Ed.D., FACHE
Jack Gilbert led a discussion about ethical wisdom and leadership in health care.
Kavita K. Patel, M.D., M.S.H.S.
Kavita Patel gave a seminar on health reform at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health at the University of Arizona.
Frederico Peres, Ph.D., MSc.
Frederico Peres led a workshop with the CRI team.
Val Jones, M.D., and Kerri Morrone-Sparling
Val Jones, M.D., and Kerri Morrone-Sparling led a discussion on blogs and how people are using social networking tools to better manage their health.
Andrew Pleasant, Ph.D.
Andrew Pleasant led Pleasant led numerous workshops about health literacy, cultural competency, and community and individual empowerment.