Expert Participants

Caroline Humer

Caroline Humer is a New York-based Reuters reporter on the legal team, responsible for covering financial restructurings and bankruptcy.

Meredith Rosenthal

Meredith Rosenthal, PhD, is Professor of Health Economics and Policy and the Associate Dean of Diversity at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a member of the Massachusetts Public Health Council and an elected board chair of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. Dr. Rosenthal’s research focuses primarily on policies that will help Read More…

Steven Pearson

Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc, FRCP is the Founder and President of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER), an independent non-profit organization that evaluates the evidence on the value of medical tests, treatments, and delivery system innovations and moves that evidence into action to improve patient care and control costs. ICER’s programs include Read More…

Karl Kaiser

Karl Kaiser is Director of the Program on Transatlantic Relations of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.

Simon Henshaw

Simon Henshaw is Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. State Department.

Phillip Martin

Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter, WGBH, and a former National Race and Culture Reporter, NPR. .

Bill Berkrot

Bill Berkrot is a correspondent for Reuters who primarily covers the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, as well as other publicly traded companies involved in health care.

Paul Ridker

JANUARY 22, 2009 – LIGHTCHASER PHOTOGRAPHY – BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL - Brigham and Women's Hospital research teams for Heart Research studies collect and store samples from thousands of participants and safeguard study samples in cold storage. Thursday January 22, 2009.

Dr. Paul M. Ridker is director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, a translational research unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also the Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine (HMS). Dr. Ridker received his medical degree from HMS. He then completed an internal Read More…

Patrick O’Gara


Dr. Patrick Thomas O’Gara is director of Strategic Planning for the Cardiovascular Division at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A cardiovascular medicine specialist, he is also a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. O’Gara received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Read More…

Caitlin Cahow

Caitlin Cahow was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Sports and Health. Caitlin Cahow was a member of the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team from 2005 to 2013. The Team won a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada and a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympic Read More…