José Escarce

José J. Escarce is professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and senior natural scientist at RAND. Dr. Escarce graduated from Princeton University, earned a master's degree in physics from Harvard University and obtained his medical degree and doctorate in health economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Escarce has served on the National Advisory Council for Health Care Policy, Research, and Evaluation of the Department of Health and Human Services and the National Advisory Committees of RWJF's Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program.

Joseph Fins

Dr. Joseph J. Fins is The E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics and Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College where he also serves as Professor of Medicine, Professor of Public Health and Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry. He is the founding Chair of the Ethics Committee of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center where he serves as an Attending Physician and Director of Medical Ethics.

David Gaba

David Gaba is a professor of anesthesia and associate dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning at the Stanford School of Medicine, as well as a CHP/PCOR fellow. He is interested in a wide variety of topics related to patient safety, including high-fidelity patient simulation; the effects of fatigue on clinicians' performance; and organizational learning through adverse-event reporting and analysis.

Thomas Gallagher

Thomas Gallagher, M.D., is a general internist who is professor in the departments of medicine and bioethics and humanities at the University of Washington. Dr. Gallagher has a long-standing research interest in the ethical, communication, and policy dimensions of conflicts of interest, with a primary focus on disclosure of medical errors and adverse events to patients.

Alan Garber

Alan M. Garber, MD, PhD became Provost of Harvard University in September 2011. He is also the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, an economics professor in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and a public policy professor in the Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Garber graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1976, and went on to earn AM and PhD degrees in Economics from Harvard University.

Joel Howell

Joel D. Howell is the Victor Vaughan Professor of the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan, where he is also a professor in the departments of internal medicine, health services management and policy, and history. He received his M.D. at the University of Chicago, where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine. At the University of Pennsylvania he was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and received his Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science.

Lisa Iezzoni

Lisa I. Iezzoni, MD, MSc, has been named director of the MGH/Partners Mongan Institute for Health Policy (MIHP). Iezzoni has been associate director of the MIHP since 2006 and is a leading authority on risk adjustment for cost and quality measurement as well as health policy and access issues. She has made many contributions to academia, research, and health policy and delivery, including authoring three books and dozens of articles on topics related to assessing severity of illness, measuring complications of inpatient care, and health care disparities affecting persons with disabilities.

Eiko Ikegami

Eiko Ikegami is a professor on the graduate faculty of sociology at The New School for Social Research. Her research and teaching focuses on comparative historical sociology, Japanese society, and the sociology of culture. Her current work focuses on public spheres in comparative perspective, civility and state formation in Japan, and identities, network, and social change.

Jason Karlawish

Jason Karlawish is a professor of medicine and medical ethics, and senior fellow of the Center for Bioethics and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the associate director of the Penn Memory Center and the director of the Alzheimer's Disease Center's Education, Recruitment and Retention Core. His clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of persons with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Carla Keirns

Carla C. Keirns is Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Previously, she acted as Assistant Professor of preventive medicine, medicine and history at Stony Brook University. She received her undergraduate education at Cornell University, her medical degree (2003) and doctorate in History & Sociology of Science from the University of Pennsylvania (2004).