Chief Editor- Dr. David G. Vequist IV
David G. Vequist IV, Ph.D. is the founder and Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) – the very first academic research center devoted to medical tourism research (www.medicaltourismresearch.org). He is also a Tenured Full Professor of Management in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Before that, Dr. Vequist was an executive for Methodist Healthcare (a billion dollar healthcare system in South & Central Texas) and previously was a consultant for Ernst & Young LLC. He is an accomplished speaker, author, researcher and futurist on the topic of healthcare trends, medical & retirement tourism, health technologies, social media analytics, training, development, leadership, and technology management. He has presented on five continents, consulted with Fortune 500 corporations, NGOs (like the UN), and has also produced numerous articles, papers, and book chapters, as well as being interviewed in publications like the AARP Magazine, the New York Times, AP, Reuters, the Houston Chronicle, Voice of America Radio, Consumers Digest, Texas CEO Magazine, the GE Healthcare website, Workforce Magazine, Texas Public Radio, Medical Tourism Magazine, Benefits Pro Magazine, Travel Market Report, Travel & Leisure, Skift.com, the San Antonio Business Journal, and numerous trade magazines, industry websites, TV and radio stations. His center has held several medical tourism research conferences around the world and has consulted with companies, countries and NGOs such as the UN, the EU, Colombia, Egypt, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Guatemala, Turkey, and the Philippines.
David G. Vequist IV, Ph.D.
Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR)
Social Predictive Analytics Institute (SPAn)
Full/Tenured Professor of Management/Strategy
H-E-B School of Business & Administration (HEBSBA)
University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Editor- Charles Frohman
Charles Frohman consults political and entrepreneurial ventures. Politically since working for members of Congress, a think tank and corporation, and several trade associations, he has helped over the past half decade grow a 50-state advocacy organization tied to a presidential candidacy. Over this history Mr. Frohman has impacted the health debate, organizing one of the first congressional hearings on Health Savings Accounts, Town Meetings including one featuring Steve Forbes lamenting the lack of consumer control in the health market, and representing nonprofit advocacy efforts for natural health rights, empowering consumer-directed care and ending persecution of pain medicine. Charles is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. More at Mr. Frohman’s LinkedIn.
Editor- Jeff Kanter