Shawna Butler

Shawna Butler

Nurse Economist

A nurse economist, health tech specialist, and the builder of the global EntrepreNURSE movement, Shawna aims to better position nurses in our health innovation agendas as discovery engines, solution designers, and scale agents. Several years ago, she initiated a global conversation highlighting the rarity of nurses in boardrooms, product design, innovation teams, policy development, tech conferences, and health media. She’s on a mission to change that.

As the host of SEE YOU NOW podcast, Shawna highlights the innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. She’s also the managing director of the Exponential Medicine conference working with the pioneers in the thick of integrating robotics, 3D printing, drones, AI, blended reality, voice recognition, digital humans, big data and sensors into our health solutions and lifestyles to improve health, access, experience and outcomes.

Her various roles have taken her across the world and given her an unusually broad understanding of health systems and a population’s health outcomes and the impact technology and policy have on these dimensions. Shawna understands instinctively the need to work cross-sector and upstream to improve health outcomes and has done so throughout her career by working with city planners, musicians, arts organizations, chefs, farmers, food systems, schools, home builders, philanthropists, investors, inventors, rebels, legends, and anyone with a conviction to improve health and our shared human experience.