Expert Participants

Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent at HuffPost, writes about politics and policy with a focus on social welfare. He is also the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price. Jonathan worked previously at the New Republic and American Prospect, and has written for the Atlantic, Read More…

Thomas Lee

Dr. Lee is interested in application of clinical epidemiology and health services research methods in organizational quality improvement. In the last few years, he has turned his focus from risk stratification strategies for common syndromes (e.g. acute chest pain) to measurement of quality and patient outcomes, and to development and evaluation of interventions aimed at Read More…

Lipika Samal

Lipika Samal, MD, MPH completed a three-year NIH-funded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and additional coursework in a National Library of Medicine-funded training program in Biomedical Informatics. During her fellowship she assisted colleagues with numerous articles about the use Read More…

Deven McGraw

Deven McGraw is the Director of the Health Privacy Project at CDT. The Project is focused on developing and promoting workable privacy and security protections for electronic personal health information. Ms. McGraw is active in efforts to advance the adoption and implementation of health information technology and electronic health information exchange to improve health care. Read More…

John Halamka

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), co-Chair of the national HIT Standards Committee, co-Chair of the Massachusetts HIT Advisory Committee and a practicing Emergency Physician. As Chief Information Officer Read More…

Elizabeth Halprin

Elizabeth Halprin, M.D., is Clinical Director of Adult Diabetes and Member of the Joslin Latino Diabetes Initiative and the Diabetes in Pregnancy Program. She was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on the Diabetes Epidemic. Dr. Halprin is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Halprin graduated from the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Read More…

Howard Wolpert

Howard Wolpert is Vice President for Medical Innovation, Lilly Innovation Center. He was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on the Diabetes Epidemic.

LaShawn McIver

Dr. LaShawn McIver is Senior Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy, of the American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®. She was a participant on the Forum’s discussion on the Diabetes Epidemic. Dr. McIver provides strategic direction and oversight of the American Diabetes Association’s advocacy activities, which Read More…

Sara Bleich

Sara Bleich is a Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management.  She is also the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on the Diabetes Epidemic.  Professor Bleich’s scholarship Read More…

Julie Gerberding

Julie Gerberding was a panelist on the Forum’s discussion about Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment. In her six years as the first woman director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H. guided the nation’s leading health protection agency through an era of rapid growth, globalization and innovative transformation. The Read More…