from training.npr.org: https://training.npr.org/sources/payal-chakraborty/
Payal Chakraborty is a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine. She specializes in sexual and reproductive health and focuses on reproductive health disparities among LGBTQ individuals.
Elle Lett is a Black, transgender woman; a statistician-epidemiologist; and a physician-in training at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. She applies the theories and principles of Black Feminism to understanding the health impacts of systemic racism, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination on oppressed groups in the United States.
Dr. Adewole “Ade” Adamson is a dermatologist, a professor at the University of Texas, Austin. He cares for patients at high risk for skin cancer or who have atypical moles. He also studies access to healthcare, especially to dermatology and skin cancer treatment.
Dr. Donald Warne serves as the associate dean of diversity equity and inclusion and director of the department of Indigenous health at the University of North Dakota. He leads the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) and masters in public health program as well as one of the world’s first doctoral programs in Indigenous health.
Lesley Green-Rennis is a professor and chair of the health education department at City University of New York, Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Henna Budhwani is an associate professor at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, School of Public Health. A medical sociologist, Budhwani researches the causes and effects of health disparities among populations stigmatized due to their background, health status and residence in areas that lack resources. Her recent research focuses on improving COVID-19 and HPV vaccine uptake by addressing hesitancy.
Tonia Poteat is an associate professor of social medicine, core faculty in the Center for Health Equity Research and a clinical provider certified in HIV medicine and gender-affirming medical care.
Priti Krishtel is a health justice lawyer and the co-founder of I-MAK, a nonprofit that focuses on improving global access to vaccines and medicines by challenging drug patent monopolies. Krishtel has spent nearly two decades exposing structural inequities affecting access to medicines and vaccines across the Global South and in the United States.
Marsha Jones is a grassroots organizer and health educator, and the co-founder and executive director of The Afiya Center, a reproductive justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black women.
Dr. Aletha Maybank is the first chief health equity officer of the American Medical Association and one of its vice presidents.
Dr. Michelle Ko is an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Davis. She researches the connections between policy, health care and social inequality.
Dr. Pierre Vigilance is a lecturer at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He is an expert on health policy, public and community health, social determinants of health, and policy and program development.
Ninez A. Ponce is a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Utah State University.
Diana Hernández is an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello is a research professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University.
Akilah R. Carter-Francique is the founder of Francique Sport and Education Consulting LLC, which provides education, research and development for sports participation. She is an associate professor at San Jose State University (SJSU) in the department of African American studies.
Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable is director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.
Alex Ortega is a professor of health policy and the director of the Center for Population Health and Community Impact at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.
Keisha L. Bentley-Edwards is an assistant professor in medicine at Duke University, and affiliated with the Duke Global Health Initiative and the Duke Cancer Institute.
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is the president and dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine. Rice is the first woman to lead a freestanding medical school.
Dr. Kavita Patel is a nonresident fellow in economic studies at the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, and a primary care physician.
Dr. Wayne Riley is 17th president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Janet Tomiyama is an associate professor of psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the DiSH (Dieting, Stress and Health) Lab.