Expert Participants

Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma is Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Faculty Chair of theMason Fellows Program. He also directs the Center’s Agricultural Innovation Policy in Africa Project and Health Innovation Policy in Africa projects funded by the Bill and Read More…

Margaret Walsh

Dr. Walsh has contributed to national climate change assessments and projections, including reports issued by the U.S. Global Change Research Program and the National Resource Council, as well as to guidance on greenhouse gas accounting methods for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She coordinates climate research and activities among twenty Departmental subagencies and thirteen Read More…

Caleb Harper

Many people say they want to impact the world. Caleb Harper, principal investigator and director of the Open Agriculture (OpenAG) Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, is actually doing it – by changing how we grow food to feed and nourish the 9 billion people of 2050. An engineer turned urban farmer, Harper is working Read More…

Linda Porter

Dr. Porter was a panelist in the Forum’s discussion on The Chronic Pain Epidemic. Dr. Linda Porter is Director of the Office of Pain Policy at the National Institutes of Health. She received a B.Sc. in Physical Therapy from McGill University. Her clinical practice focused on developmental disabilities. She later earned a Ph.D. in neuroanatomy from Read More…

Cindy Steinberg

Ms. Steinberg was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Chronic Pain Epidemic. Cindy Steinberg is National Director of Policy and Advocacy at the U.S. Pain Foundation and Chair of the Policy Council of the Massachusetts Pain Initiative. In April, 2015, she was appointed to the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), the highest ranking pain Read More…

Anne Louise Oaklander

Dr. Oaklander was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Chronic Pain Epidemic. Dr. Anne Louise Oaklander is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Pathology (Neuropathology) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Cornell University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Read More…

Josephine Briggs

Josephine P. Briggs, M.D., an accomplished researcher and physician, is Director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the leading Federal agency for research on integrative and complementary health practices. In addition to her leadership of NCCIH, Dr. Briggs is currently the interim director of the Read More…

Rachel Schumacher

Ms. Schumacher was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Childcare and Health in America. Rachel Schumacher is the Director of the Office of Child Care, where she is committed to increasing access to quality child care that promotes early learning and development of children — from birth through school age — in partnership with their Read More…

Susan Hibbard

Ms. Hibbard was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Childcare and Health in America. Susan Hibbard, executive director of the BUILD Initiative, has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of early learning, early childhood systems, and social change with a focus on research and analysis, strategic planning, project management and skills training. As Read More…

Gillian SteelFisher

Ms. SteelFisher was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Childcare and Health in America. Gillian SteelFisher is a Senior Research Scientist and is Deputy Director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program.  She directs HORP’s international projects, aiming to better understand the ways that the public is responding to major public health issues across the globe.  Read More…