Expert Participants

David Hammond

David Hammond is Associate Professor at University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems, and Former Advisor to the World Health Organization for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

K. “Vish” Viswanath

K. “Vish” Viswanath is a Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and in the McGraw-Patterson Center for Population Sciences, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Kenneth Warner

Kenneth Warner is Distinguished University Professor of Public Health and Former Dean, University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Vaughan Rees

Vaughan Rees is a Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Interim Director, Center for Global Tobacco Control, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Howard Koh

Howard Koh is Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2014).

Haiden Huskamp

Haiden Huskamp has three primary areas of research: 1) mental health and substance use disorder policy; 2) prescription drug policy; and 3) the financing and utilization of end-of-life care services. Dr. Huskamp has assessed the effect of implementing comprehensive mental health parity (i.e., requiring plans to offer the same level of coverage for mental health and Read More…

Susan Block

Susan Block, MD, is Director of the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. As Director, Susan oversees the research and execution of the Serious Illness Care Program.

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, is a surgeon, writer, and public health researcher.

Rebecca Onie

Rebecca Onie co-founded Health Leads in 1996. In the clinics where Health Leads operates, physicians can prescribe food, heat, and other basic resources, alongside prescriptions for medication.

Dwayne Proctor

Dwayne Proctor, PhD, director and senior advisor, believes that the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s work presents a unique opportunity to lead the way in fostering an inclusive and equitable Culture of Health in America. In his roles, he provides leadership for internal teams as well as for the Foundation’s diverse grantees toward achieving specific strategic interests.