World Health Innovation Summit Podcast

UN SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing - expert discussion on Breathing and the Environment

December 16, 2021
World Health Innovation Summit Podcast
UN SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing - expert discussion on Breathing and the Environment
Show Notes


Sandy Abrams, Founder,, United States

Sandy Abrams is a longtime entrepreneur and author (Your Idea, Inc. and Breathe to Succeed) now focused on sharing the power of BREATH through her unique and empowering BREATHE experiences. She shares her 30 years of experience and training utilizing the power of breath and mindfulness in business and life. Her business sensibility about “breath as meditation at the speed of life” resonates with the fast pace of our on-demand lifestyle. Sandy has led “Breathe to Succeed” workshop experiences with several Google offices, WW (formerly Weight Watchers) HQ, Universal Music, Facebook HQ, McKinsey & Co., Women Presidents Org., YPO, Canyon Ranch resorts, and many entrepreneurial groups, conferences and events. Sandy is on a mission to empower people to create their optimal energy for success and wellness…one deep, mindful breath at a time.

Dr. M. Nami, MD, PhD, Director, Department of Neuroscience, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran

Mohammad Nami is a medical doctor and applied neuroscientist holding a PhD in clinical/cognitive neuroscience and clinical fellowship in sleep disorders. He is currently the director of Brain, Cognition and Behavior at the Department of Neuroscience at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is also enrolled at the EWHC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and serves as the SBMT/Brain Mapping Foundation scientist, Los Angeles, CA. His clinical interests in the neuroscience of breathing and breath science in general fall upon how the lung-brain axis and breathing patterns regulate our brain, cognitive, behavioral and affective health, and overall wellbeing both during sleep and wakefulness.

Ian Robertson, MPhil, PhD, FTCD, Co-Director GBHI

Ian is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (1999–2016) and was the founding Director of Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, as well as Dean of Research of Trinity College, from 2004–2007. Ian is Co-Director of GBHI.

Isabelle Wachsmuth, Art Impact For Health Initiative, WHO

Isabelle WACHSMUTH has 24 years of experience in an international network promoting and implementing knowledge management and collaborative solutions in both high and low-income countries.

Moderator: Gareth Presch, CEO & Founder WHIS 

Gareth is a global healthcare thought leader and the Founder and CEO of the World Health Innovation Summit. He is the Expert Lead on SDG3/4 for the UNGSII Foundation, Founder of the Global Social Prescribing Alliance, and a Member of Pope Francis's Vatican COVID19 Commission Group 2 Looking to the Future.

You can watch the discussion LIVE here