Expert Participants

Frank Sacks

Frank Sacks is Professor of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and a senior attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where he has had a specialty clinic in hyperlipidemia with the cardiovascular division.

Paula Johnson

Paula Johnson is an internationally recognized women’s health specialist and a pioneer in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease.

David Harris

David J. Harris is the Managing Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. Mr. Harris has extensive experience in many facets of civil rights issues from police brutality and racial profiling, to redistricting and domestic violence, as well as fair housing and community development.

David Willams

David R. Williams is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (Harvard Chan School) and Professor of African and African American Studies and of Sociology at Harvard University. He is internationally recognized as a leading social scientist focused on social influences on health.

Nancy Krieger

Dr. Nancy Krieger’s work focuses on social inequalities in health. She is a social epidemiologist, with a background in biochemistry, philosophy of science, history of public health, and involvement as an activist in issues involving social justice, science, and health. Her work involves: (a) etiologic studies of health inequities, (b) methods for improving monitoring of social inequalities in health, and (c) development of theoretical frameworks, including ecosocial theory, to guide work on understanding and addressing societal determinants of health.

Shahin Lockman

Shahin Lockman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Mark Wainberg

Mark A. Wainberg is head of AIDS research at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI), Director of the McGill University AIDS Centre, and Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University in Montreal.

Kenneth Mayer

Kenneth Mayer is Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director of HIV Prevention Research and Attending Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Community Health, Brown University.

Max Essex

Myron (Max) Essex is Chair of the Harvard AIDS Initiative (HAI), the Lasker Professor of Health Sciences at Harvard University, and Chair of the Botswana–Harvard AIDS Institute (BHP).

Anthony Fauci

Anthony Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the NIH.