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Inspire ’18 – The International Luxury Hotel Association Summit

Transforming Wellness: Incorporating Wellness into Guest Experience   The Luxury Hotel Association’s premier, global conference – Inspire ’18 – will be held on December 13th and 14th in Las Vegas.  Dr. Rohit Verma, CIHF Governing Board member and founding director, and Dean of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business External Relations, will moderate ...
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CIHF Roundtable

2018 Roundtable – Dining and Service Innovations Across the Healthcare Continuum

This Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures Roundtable was aimed at the topic of innovations and successes around ‘hospitality services’ applied in various parts of the health care system.  These included home-based services, ambulatory sites and wellness programs, senior living and care settings, and the more technical hospital/acute care settings.  Among the focal areas of discussion were dining and ...
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Alexis Strong

Alexis Strong, MMH ’08

Ph.D. Student
Alexis Strong is a PhD candidate who has long-since been passionate about the intersection of hospitality and healthcare and the rise of consumerism in an industry that desperately needs that paradigm shift. With a B.A. in Healthcare Policy from Duke University and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University, Alexis spent several ...
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Hessam Sadatsafavi

Hessam Sadatsafavi

Internship and Minor Coordinator | CIHF
Hessma Sadadsafavi, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral associate at Cornell University in the Department of Design and Environmental Analysis and the Cornell Institute for Health Futures. Hessam has earned a doctorate degree in construction engineering and management from Texas A&M University, Zahcry Department of Civil Engineering and an undergraduate degree in architectural engineering from University ...
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Sheryl Kimes

Sheryl Kimes

Professor, Services Operations Management | School of Hotel Administration
Sheryl E. Kimes is a professor of operations management at the School of Hotel Administration. From 2005 to 2006, she served as interim dean of the school, and from 2001 to 2005, she served as the school’s Richard and Monene P. Bradley Director of Graduate Studies. Kimes teaches revenue management, restaurant revenue management, and ...
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