Expert Participants

Halima Gikandi

Halima Gikandi is The World’s Africa Correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya. She reports on current affairs in Africa, with a focus on politics, security and human rights. Her reporting has taken her across the continent, from Sudan to South Africa. Before joining The World in 2019, Halima was a freelance journalist based in East Africa, where Read More…

Wafaie Fawzi

Contributions to Research The primary focus of my research is on the discovery and translation of interventions to enhance maternal and child health and development. Over the past 25 years my group has led the design and implementation of more than 30 randomized controlled trials of maternal/neonatal and child/adolescent health, and infectious diseases, with emphasis on nutritional factors. We Read More…

Derrick Sim

Director, Vaccine Supply & Demand, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance

Nina Schwalbe

Nina Schwalbe began her career in health over 25 years ago in a refugee camp in Northern Thailand. Nina current currently leads a public health advisory service which provides policy and strategy guidance to governments, international organizations and foundations. Nina has served as the acting Associate Director of the Program Division and Chief of Health Read More…

Kate Kelland

Kate Kelland is Global Consumer Health Correspondent at Reuters.

Louise Ivers

Dr. Louise Ivers is executive director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, an associate professor of global health and social medicine and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, an associate physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at MGH, and an associate physician in the Division of Global Health Equity Read More…

Paul Watanabe

Paul Watanabe is currently director of the Institute for Asian American Studies and associate professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Boston. His principal research and teaching interests are in the areas of American political behavior, ethnic group politics, Asian Americans, and American foreign policy. He is the author of Ethnic Groups, Congress, and Read More…

Russell Jeung

Dr. Russell Jeung received a BA in Human Biology and a MA in Education from Stanford University. After working in China and in the Mayor’s Office of San Francisco, he obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000. After teaching at Foothill College for two years, he came to San Read More…

Juliet Choi

Juliet K. Choi is an accomplished strategist, thought leader and social justice attorney who specializes in the transformation of policies and programs for entities that serve the public at large, in both federal and NGO settings. A Presidential appointee and respected leader at the highest levels of federal and third sector governance, Juliet’s diverse roles Read More…

Andrew Chan

Dr. Andrew T. Chan is Chief of the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit (CTEU) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of Cancer Epidemiology at the MGH Cancer Center, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He also co-leads the Cancer Read More…