2022 Innovation Network Gathering: The Human Trial: Improving the Patient Experience in Clinical Trials
Watch this video from YPrime’s 2022 Innovation Network Gathering, to see clips from Lisa Hepner’s documentary, The Human Trial, which explores how we can all improve how we treat clinical trial patients in groundbreaking studies.
Lisa Hepner has lived with type 1 diabetes for 30 years, for about as long as she’s worked in film and TV. She recently directed the feature documentary, The Human Trial, that goes behind the scenes of a clinical trial that might be the cure for diabetes. The film premiered theatrically in the US in June, and will be available on digital platforms in November. When Lisa isn’t traveling with the film, she and her partner Guy Mossman run LA-based Vox Pop Films, a production company specializing in non-fiction content and commercials. Lisa grew up as a producer in NYC, working for acclaimed directors Jonathan Demme, Michael Apted, Julie Taymor, and Lisa F. Jackson, among others. She has produced a variety of films and programs for Sony Pictures Classics, HBO, A&E, PBS, Lifetime, Discovery, MTV, TLC, and the CBC. In 2003, she co-directed the feature documentary, Women on the Frontlines. Shot in Afghanistan, Argentina, Burundi, Bosnia-Herzegovina and the US, the film premiered at the UN in 2003 and aired on PBS in 2004. Her passion is to educate the world about diabetes and to advocate for faster cures.