Starla Kiser, MD, MPA. Starla Kiser is originally from Dante, VA in Dickenson County. She attended Ervinton High School and East Tennessee State University. Starla worked with the local NASA Develop program as an undergraduate, and has a background in space medicine through work at NASA. She attended medical school at Harvard University, where she received a medical degree, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School, studying international development and health policy. She did her residency training at Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She has done work in global health, primary care, and service delivery innovation, in Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, and India. She has a 501(c)3 non-profit, Healios Foundation, that helps invest in high-impact entrepreneurs and social businesses in developing countries and underserved areas in the U.S., and through this helped create a primary school for children in South Sudan. A recent project through the Foundation called Made in Appalachia offers support to young entrepreneurs and artisans in Central Appalachia. Most recently, she worked in clinical innovation at Harken Health, a primary care and insurance start-up under United Healthcare. She cares about transforming primary care in the U.S. and globally, and especially about leveraging technology and creating innovative delivery models to increase access to care in underserved areas like her home of Southwest Virginia.