President and CEOCompany: Critical Measures
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Clinical Competence in a Globally Mobile World—An Evidence-based Approach to Reducing Medical Disparities in Minority Patient Populations (S3-I)
David Hunt is the president and chief executive officer of Critical Measures, a management training and consulting firm that assists employers to harness the power of diversity to create more productive, profitable and inclusive workforces. Over time, David has developed substantial expertise on diversity-related matters in law, business, and medicine.
Health Care: Two-thirds of the Critical Measures work is in the area of health equity and cross-cultural health care. David is a sought-after national and international speaker on issues of racial and ethnic disparities in health care, the law of language access and medical disparities that result from globally mobile populations. He has delivered keynote presentations on The New Science of Unconscious Bias for the AMA and the AHA, and The Law of Language Access for the American Bar Association. Together with physician partners from Harvard and the University of Minnesota Medical School, David has created some of the nation’s first e-learning programs on cross-cultural medicine. More than 175,000 providers have now been trained in these programs. In 2015, the American Hospital Association selected Critical Measures as the national consultant for their #123forEquity campaign—a national effort designed to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
Business: David has worked with leading American corporations such as Microsoft, Prudential, American Family Insurance and 3M on diversity matters. For six years, Critical Measures had an exclusive national contract to provide diversity training to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and its member institutions.
Law: David has worked with the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, national law firms and the Minnesota State Bar Association to provide training programs for judges and attorneys on diversity and the elimination of bias in the legal system. Prior to working in the diversity field, he worked as an attorney, specializing in employment and civil rights law. A former adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law, David has mediated employment law matters for the EEOC and the Minnesota Office of Dispute Resolution as part of the Minnesota Human Rights Mediation Program.
A writer, speaker, and current events commentator, David has appeared on the “McNeill-Lehrer News Hour” and has published numerous articles. He received his B.A. from Carleton College and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.