Expert Participants

Stephen Gire

Stephen Gire is a research scientist focusing on viral evolution and population dynamics for some of the world’s most deadly viruses, as well as developing methods for identifying fevers of unknown origin. With a background in public health and virology, he can be seen trudging through the rainforest of Africa with a camera in one Read More…

David Heymann

Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Former WHO Assistant Director-General for Health Security and Environment

Jim Doyle

Jim Doyle is of counsel and a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is the former governor and attorney general of Wisconsin.

Igor Grant

Igor Grant is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He is the Director of the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research.

A. Eden Evins

A. Eden Evins is Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the William Cox Family Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Jeffrey Miron

Jeffrey Miron is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at Harvard University, as well as a senior fellow at the Cato Institute.

Jane Kim

Jane Kim is Associate Professor of Health Decision Science at Harvard School of Public Health, and her research focuses on the development and application of mathematical modeling methods to evaluate health policy issues related to women’s health.

Seth Mnookin

Seth Mnookin is the Associate Director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing and author of The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy

Joe Neel


Joe Neel is Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR

Gregory Fricchione


Gregory Fricchione is Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Director of the Division of Psychiatry and Medicine, and Director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.