Aaron Kesselheim

Aaron S. Kesselheim is an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, based in the division of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics, department of medicine, Brigham and Women?s Hospital (BWH). He graduated from Harvard College and received his postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Law School, and most recently at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine, serves as a primary care physician, and attends on the general medicine inpatient service at BWH.

Stephen Kunitz

Stephen J. Kunitz. Received his M.D. from the University of Rochester in 1964. After an internship in internal medicine, Dr. Kunitz spent two years as a medical officer at the Indian Health Service hospital in Tuba City, Arizona, on the western end of the Navajo Reservation. It was there that he began working with a medical anthropologist, Jerrold E. Levy, on problems related to alcohol misuse and deviant behavior. Dr. Kunitz received his Ph.D. in sociology from Yale in 1970. His dissertation was based upon continuing fieldwork among Navajo and Hopi Indians.

Lucian Leape

Lucian L. Leape is an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a health policy analyst whose research has focused on error prevention and appropriateness of care. Prior to joining Harvard, he was professorof surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and chief of pediatric surgery at the New England Medical Center. He has been a leading advocate of a non-punitive, systems-based approach to preventing medical errors and has led several studies of adverse drug events and their underlying systems failures.

Barron Lerner

Barron H. Lerner is the Angelica Berrie-Gold Foundation Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Lerner received his M.D. from Columbia in 1986 and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Washington in 1996. His latest book, When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine, was published October 2006 by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

David Meltzer

David Meltzer is professor in the departments of medicine, economics, and the graduate school of public policy studies at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, the Program in Hospital Medicine, and the M.D./Ph.D. Program in Medicine and the Social Sciences. His research is focused in two main areas: the cost and quality of hospital care and the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis.

Leo Morales

Leo Morales is a Professor of General Internal Medicine, School of Public and an Adjunct Professor in Health Services at the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Morales was an associate scientific investigator with the Group Health Center for Health Studies. Dr. Morales was associate professor in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the UCLA School of Medicine and a natural scientist at RAND Corporation. His medical degree is from the University of Washington and his doctorate in philosophy is from the RAND Graduate School in Policy Analysis.

Vanessa Northington Gamble

Vanessa Northington Gamble is University Professor of Medical Humanities and professor of health policy and american civilization at George Washinton University. Previously, Dr. Gamble was director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. The Center, the only bioethics center at an historically black college university, focuses on bioethics, minority health, and public health. The Center was established in 1999 as a result of President Clinton's apology for the United States Public Health Syphilis Study. Dr.

James Perrin

James M. Perrin is a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the former director of the Division of General Pediatrics and the Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, a research and training center with an active fellowship program in general pediatrics. He currently heads the MGH coordinating center for the Autism Treatment Network. He chaired the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Children with Disabilities and is past president of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.

Wanda Ronner

Wanda Ronner MD is a Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ronner is a general gynecologist and the Medical Student Coordinator and Associate Residency Director in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Pennsylvania Hospital. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester. Dr.

Lainie Friedman Ross

Lainie Friedman Ross is the Carolyn and Matthew Professor of Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago where she is a practicing pediatrician, an associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and the co-director of the Institute of Translational Medicine.  She received her undergraduate degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1982, where she was influenced by the late Paul Ramsey to pursue controversial questions raised by children in medical research.