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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.
Young Anna Argyris is an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Information at Michigan State University. She researches the design, development and use of information technology for public health campaigns, and studies the health misinformation propagated via social media.
Dr. Jorge O. Moreno is an assistant professor of medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and an internist. During the pandemic he has worked to increase vaccination among people with diabetes and obesity-related conditions, and creates informational videos in Spanish that discuss COVID-19 vaccines.
Anup Malani is an economist who holds professorships at the University of Chicago’s law school and medical school. He also holds research positions at the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Kishana Taylor is a postdoctoral researcher of virology at Carnegie Mellon University and the co-founder and president of the Black Microbiologists Association. Her work looks at the role of two types of white blood cells — monocytes and macrophages — in the development of severe COVID-19.
Dolores Albarracín is the 28th Penn Integrates Knowledge University Professor and the Alexandra Heyman Nash University Professor, with joint appointments in the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania. She also leads the Social Action Lab.
Dr. Aletha Maybank is the first chief health equity officer of the American Medical Association and one of its vice presidents. Her role is to oversee efforts across the entire organization to address disparities in health care, and she leads the association’s Center for Health Equity.
Sylvia Partida is the CEO of the National Center for Farmworker Health, where she oversees efforts to train medical professionals at community health centers serving uninsured or underinsured patients on the health needs of agricultural workers. The organization works with 174 community health centers across the country that receive federal funding to serve farmworker families.
Angela Anandappa is the founding executive director of the nonprofit Alliance for Advanced Sanitation, an organization focused on improving food safety. Anandappa has researched and worked in food industry safety and genomics for over 20 years.
Nat Gyenes is a researcher who focuses on the intersection of the Internet and public health. She leads the Digital Health Lab at Meedan, a technology nonprofit, and studies health and technology as a research affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Pierre Vigilance is associate dean for public health practice and an associate professor of health policy and management 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. She studies immigrant and global health, social penalties on health and access to health care, and health disparities among different populations in the U.S.
Magdalena Cerdá is an associate professor and director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s department of population health. Previously, she was an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Dior Vargas is an activist and spokesperson with expertise in mental health, especially in communities of color. She works with schools, organizations and companies to discuss self-care, wellness, and related topics, and aims to normalize conversations about mental health.
Yanira Cruz is CEO and president of the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), which focuses on improving the quality of life for the older Latino population as well as their families and caregivers. Cruz is an expert in public health, aging issues and health programs and policies for Hispanics.
Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s department of medicine, and visiting professor at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, where she teaches crisis management and communications.
Diana Hernández is an associate professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She is an expert on community-based health care, minority health, environmental risk factors and urban health. She focuses her work on the social and environmental determinants of health in vulnerable populations.
Aida Luz Maisonet Giachello is a research professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on social and racial health disparities and chronic diseases, particularly among Latinos and African Americans. She is a member of the board of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee at the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Raina Merchant is an associate vice president of the University of Pennsylvania Health System and an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She’s also the director of the Center for Digital Health and co-director of the National Clinician Scholars Program.
Dr. Julio Frenk is the president of the University of Miami. He was previously the dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Minister of Health of Mexico. He has written extensively about universal health coverage and health equity.
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. Ortega is an epidemiologist, health services researcher and community health interventionist.
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. She is a Harvard-trained obstetrician and gynecologist and a specialist in women’s and minority health issues.
Dr. Pedro “Joe” Greer is the founding dean of the Roseman University College of Medicine, a Nevada-based medical school in the planning stages. Previously, he was a professor of medicine, founding chair of the Department of Humanities, Health, and Society, and associate dean for community engagement at Florida International University.
Edwin Park is a research professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Previously, he was vice president for health policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He also worked as a Medicaid professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and as an attorney specializing in health law.
Dr. Wayne Riley is 17th president of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is a primary care general internist with experience in academic medicine, patient care, research administration, academic health center administration, health care management, health policy, biotechnology, the corporate sector, government service, advocacy and organized medicine.
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal is the executive director of Lawyers for Civil Rights and a civil rights attorney specializing in immigration law and legal issues affecting the LGBT community and those living with HIV.