Dr. Dee W. Edington

Founder & CEO

Edington Associates

Founder & CEO – Edington Associates

Dee Edington is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Health Management Research Center. In addition to his research and teaching he spent 25 years in academic administration. He has initiated a spin-off company Edington Associates in 2011. Edington Associates was formed to bring Health to the same level at the workplace and workforce as is safety and quality.

Trained in mathematics, kinesiology and biochemistry, Dr. Edington received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Michigan State University and completed his M.S. at Florida State University. He did post-doctoral work at the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Massachusetts before coming to Michigan in 1976.

His interests are in the relationships between a supportive workplace and workforce, a high performing workplace and workforce, and quality of life and sustainability as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is the author or co-author of over 900 articles, presentations and several books, including

Speaker Questionnaire
What is the biggest thing you learned in 2020?

What do you feel are the two most important benefits or areas that need to be a top priority in 2021?

Can you share a story on an area of your healthcare program or employee benefits where you were able to create significant savings or stop costs from rising?

If you could automatically receive a 10-20% reduction in costs in three areas/programs, what would your dream list be?

What is the most innovative program you will focus on in 2021 and/or 2022?

How are you re-imagining corporate culture & well-being?

What virtual care solutions did you roll out during the pandemic? How valuable were they and why?

If you look at our 3 Moonshots - Costs, Culture, and Care; In one sentence, tell us what would be something positive for us to take from 2020 and bring into this new year?

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1 Conference. 3 Moonshots.


Moonshot #1​

Reduce employer healthcare and benefits costs by 25% by 2025.​



Moonshot #2​

Reimagine engagement and well-being.



Moonshot #3

Provide 40% of healthcare services virtually and through technology by 2025.​


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