Expert Participants

Celeste Philip

Dr. Philip was a participant for the Forum’s discussion on Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Beyond. Celeste Philip, MD, MPH, was appointed by Governor Rick Scott as Surgeon General and Secretary on May 18, 2016. Most recently, she served as the Interim Surgeon General and prior to that as the Deputy Secretary for Health and Read More…

Cindy Pellegrini

Ms. Pellegrini was a participant for the Forum’s discussion on Zika in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Beyond. Cynthia Pellegrini is Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs at the March of Dimes. In this capacity, Ms. Pellegrini oversees all March of Dimes advocacy efforts at the federal level and in all 50 States, Read More…

Alison Field

Dr. Field was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Body Image. Alison Field’s research focuses on determining the optimal classification for eating and weight-related disorders and identifying the modifiable causes, correlates, consequences, and course of overweight and eating disorders among children, adolescents, and adult women. Her early research on eating Read More…

S. Bryn Austin

Dr. Austin was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Body Image. Dr. Austin is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and mentor. She is Director of Fellowship Research Training in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention Read More…

Thomas Weigel

Dr. Weigel was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Body Image. Thomas J. Weigel, MD, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating with honors and distinction in philosophy and biology. As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Weigel has 10 years of specialized training, including four Read More…

Claire Mysko

Ms. Mysko was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Body Image. Claire Mysko is an internationally recognized leader in eating disorders advocacy and education. She is the author of Does This Pregnancy Make Me Look Fat? The Essential Guide to Loving Your Body Before and After Babyand You’re Amazing! A No-Pressure Guide Read More…

Glorian Sorensen

Dr. Sorensen was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health in the American Workplace. Glorian Sorensen, PhD, MPH, is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Faculty Vice President for Faculty Development at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where she also directs the Center for Community-Based Research. The core Read More…

Marjorie Paloma

Mrs. Paloma was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health in the American Workplace. Marjorie Paloma, MPH, who leads RWJF’s efforts in engaging business for health, believes that the Foundation is uniquely positioned to leverage research, investments, leadership, relationships and networks to create timely and enduring social change. She feels that “businesses have a Read More…

John Quelch

Professor Quelch was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Health in the American Workplace. John A. Quelch is the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He also holds a joint appointment at Harvard School of Public Health as Professor in Health Policy and Management.  In addition, he is a Fellow of Read More…

James Yoo

Dr. Yoo was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Organ Transplantation. James Yoo received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign and his M.D., M.S., and Ph.D. from Korea University Medical College. Dr. Yoo’s research efforts have been directed toward the clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies by developing new Read More…