Expert Participants

Kimberly Gray

Kimberly Gray, Ph.D. received both her B.S. degree in behavioral neuroscience and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh. During her graduate training, Gray gained experience as an interviewer and assessor while working on the Women’s Health Initiative and Cardiovascular Health study. She received a National Research Service Award from NIAAA with Dr. Read More…

Jeffrey Griffiths

Jeffrey Griffiths, MD, MPH, AB, TM, is the Director of Global Health and a Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Engineering, and Nutrition, and Veterinary Medicine here at Tufts University.  He earned his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his MPH from Tulane University School of Public Health in Tropical Read More…

Philippe Grandjean

Philippe Grandjean was born in Denmark in 1950. He graduated with his MD from the University of Copenhagen at age 23, and six years later he defended his doctoral thesis on the ‘Widening perspectives of lead toxicity’. He became Professor of Environmental Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark in 1982. A Fulbright Senior Scholarship award brought him Read More…

Chris Arnold

NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR’s award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. He joined NPR in 1996, and was based in San Francisco before moving to Boston in 2001. Most recently, Arnold has been reporting on financial challenges facing millions of working Read More…

Christina Matz-Costa

Christina Matz-Costa, PhD, joined the Boston College School of Social Work faculty in 2011. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Center on Aging & Work. Her research focuses on understanding the changing needs and preferences of older adults with regard to engagement in paid and unpaid work (e.g., volunteering, informal helping, and Read More…

Debra Whitman

Debra Whitman is AARP’s chief public policy officer, leading policy development, analysis and research, as well as global thought leadership supporting and advancing the interests of individuals 50-plus and their families. She oversees AARP’s Public Policy Institute, Research Center, Office of Policy Integration and AARP International. She is an authority on aging issues and has Read More…

Mike McLively

Mike McLively tracks Second Amendment litigation and legislation nationwide as a Staff Attorney for the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.McLively attended the University of Virginia School of Law and worked as a corporate litigator for several years at Jones Day in San Francisco before joining the Law Center in 2013. The Law Center is Read More…

Edward Giovannucci

Edward Giovannucci’s primary research efforts focus on how nutritional, hormonal, and genetic factors are related to various malignancies, especially those of the prostate and large bowel. Much of this work is based on the Nurses’ Health Study, the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Physicians’ Health Study cohorts. For prostate cancer, his work has centered on Read More…

Marjorie McCullough

Marjorie McCullough is a registered dietitian and a nutritional epidemiologist in the Epidemiology Research Program at the American Cancer Society. She oversees dietary assessment and analyses of dietary data in the Cancer Prevention Studies, and is leading an ongoing biomarker- and recall-based study to validate a modified dietary assessment instrument tailored to the Society’s newly enrolled Read More…

Aaron Bernstein

Aaron Bernstein is the Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment and a pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital. Bernstein’s work examines the human health effects of global environmental changes, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, with the aim of promoting a deeper understanding of these subjects among Read More…