Expert Participants

Martina Vandenberg

Martina Vandenberg has spent nearly two decades fighting human trafficking, forced labor, rape as a war crime, and violence against women. Vandenberg has represented victims of human trafficking pro bono in immigration, criminal, and civil cases. Widely regarded as an expert on an array of human rights issues, she has testified before the Senate Judiciary Read More…

Jocelyn Kelly

Jocelyn Kelly is the director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in War program, where she designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. Kelly has been conducting health-related research using qualitative and quantitative research methods for over eight years both in national and international settings. She Read More…

Dan Vexler

Dan Vexler joined the Freedom Fund as Director of Programs in June 2014. Dan oversees the Freedom Fund’s research and grant-making activities around the world, including its six “hotspot” programs in regions of high prevalence of slavery. Dan was previously Head of Program Quality and Impact at CARE UK, an international NGO fighting global poverty Read More…

Lowell Schnipper

Lowell E. Schnipper, MD, is an internationally renowned leader in hematology-oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Center. He chaired the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Value in Cancer Care Task Force. He is also the Theodore and Evelyn Berenson Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His personal research interests and contributions have Read More…

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. .