Expert Participants

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…

John Spengler

John Spengler is the Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment and Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He has conducted research in the areas of personal monitoring, air pollution health effects, aerosol characterization, indoor air pollution and air pollution meteorology. In Read More…

María Neira

María P. Neira is Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization. She holds a degree in Medicine and Surgery (University of Oviedo, Spain), and a Masters degree in Public Health from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, France. She specialized in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases at the Université Read More…

Barry Levy

Barry Levy is co-editor of Climate Change and Public Health; Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine; and Former President, American Public Health Association. He completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospital and the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, and a preventive medicine residency at the Centers for Disease Control. He is board certified in Read More…