2024 Global Loneliness Awareness Week

2024 Global Loneliness Awareness Summit

The Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine hosted our third annual Global Loneliness Awareness Summit in Washington, D.C. on June 11th.

At this event, we heard from thought leaders and policymakers as well as our many attendees through small group discussion and networking opportunities. Our Coalition members to joined us on June 12th on Capitol Hill to speak directly with policymakers about the need to address social isolation and loneliness.

Our Speakers

Yung Pueblo

New York Times Bestselling Author, Poet, and Speaker

Patrick J. Kennedy

Former Rhode Island Congressman, The Kennedy Forum

Haben Girma

Commissioner of Social Connection, World Health Organization

Senator Tina Smith


Senator Maggie Hassan

U.S. Senator (D-NH)

Amy Perrin

Founder & CEo, Marmalade Trust

Representative Seth Moulton

U.S. Representative (D-MA)

Dr. Arif Kamal

Chief Patient officer, american cancer society

Conchita Hernandez

Disability Rights Advocate, National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities

Erin Peavey

Vice President, HKS Inc.

Nina Goldman

Human Geographer and Social Scientist, A Geography of Loneliness

Mark Meridy

Executive Director, DOROT

Kristine Gloria

Director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation for Young Futures

Jared Seide

Founder & Executive Director, Beyond Us & Them

Frederick Riley

Executive Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute

Ann Shoket

CEO of TheLi.st and Founder of 10 Minutes to Togetherness

Adam Seth Levine

SNF Agora Professor of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins

Josh Penny

Director of Social Impact, Hinge

Leigh Graham

Senior advisor, Innovation Research, Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University

Autumn Saxton-Ross

Chief Education & Equity Officer at the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)

Philippa Pham

Fellow, Agora Institute