Expert Participants

Ronald Schouten

Dr. Schouten was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Building Resiliency in an Age of Terrorism. Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D., is the Director of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has served as a teacher, consultant to organizations, and expert witness Read More…

Juliette Kayyem

Ms. Kayyem was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Building Resiliency in an Age of Terrorism. Juliette Kayyem has served as a national leader in America’s homeland security efforts in government, the academy, as well as the private sector and journalism. Kayyem is founder of one of the few female-owned security businesses and provides Read More…

Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Dr. Jenkins-Scott was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health Care Inequalities in America. On July 1, 2004, Jackie Jenkins-Scott became the thirteenth President of Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts-a private college with a mission to improve the lives of children and families. President Jenkins-Scott has been a passionate advocate in fulfilling the unique and compelling mission Read More…

Katherine Hempstead

Dr. Hempstead was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health Care Inequalities in America. Since late 2013, Katherine Hempstead, PhD, has directed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work on health insurance coverage. In addition, Hempstead works on issues related to health care price transparency and value. She joined the Foundation in 2011 as a senior program Read More…

Benjamin Sommers

Dr. Sommers was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health Care Inequalities in America. Dr. Benjamin Sommers is a health economist and a physician whose main research interests are health policy for vulnerable populations, the uninsured, and the health care safety net. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the Outstanding Dissertation Award, Read More…

Jill Goldstein

Dr. Goldstein was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Drug Trials. Jill M. Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Director of Research at the Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). Dr. Goldstein is also a Senior Scientist in the Department Read More…

Pamela Tenaerts

Ms. Tenaerts was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Drug Trials. Pamela Tenaerts works closely with the CTTI Executive Committee to develop and implement strategies to accomplish CTTI’s mission.  She provides senior level oversight of the day-to-day operations of CTTI and orchestrates efforts to effectively engage all interested stakeholders to improve the conduct of clinical Read More…

James Ware

Dr. Ware was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Drug Trials. James Ware’s current research interests focus on methods for clinical trials and the application of biostatistics to clinical/translational research. In 2008, Harvard received an award from the National Institutes of Health to support a Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), since named Harvard Catalyst (www.catalyst.harvard.edu) to Read More…

Reisa Sperling

Dr. Sperling was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Drug Trials. Reisa Sperling is a neurologist, specializing in dementia and imaging research. She is a Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.  She is also the Director of the Center for Alzheimer Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Director of Read More…

Marcia Castro

Dr. Castro was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on the The Zika Crisis. Marcia Castro is a founding member of the Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital’s Scientific Advisory Board. At Harvard, Castro serves as a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Brazil Studies Program, a member of the Brazil Read More…