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Dr. Rachel Bervell is a medical resident at John Hopkins University who focuses on health equity and reproductive health and justice. She co-founded The Black ObGyn Project, an organization for Black OB-GYN residents that focuses on anti-racism, equity and inclusion.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nat Gyenes is a researcher who focuses on the intersection of the Internet and public health. She has looked at how epidemics, prolonged public health challenges and digital health misinformation effect societies.
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.
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.
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. Merchant’s work is at the intersection of health and social media, mobile media and crowdsourcing.
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