Expert Participants

Stephen Kissler

Stephen Kissler is a postdoctoral fellow with Yonatan Grad’s lab in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. He studies respiratory pandemic pathogens and clinical care practices, using mathematical models to uncover geographic and demographic disparities in disease incidence and patient care. He studied applied mathematics at the University of Colorado Boulder (M.S., B.S.) and Read More…

Amir Mohareb

Dr. Mohareb is an adult infectious disease fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His research focuses on the cost-effectiveness of HIV and Hepatitis B management in resource-limited settings. He earned his MD from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Read More…

Kizzmekia Corbett

Dr. Corbett uses her viral immunology expertise to propel novel vaccine development for pandemic preparedness, including mRNA-1273, a leading vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. The vaccine concept incorporated in mRNA-1273 was designed by Dr. Corbett’s NIH team from viral sequence and rapidly deployed to industry partner, Moderna, Inc., for Phase 1 clinical trial, which unprecedently began only Read More…

Esperanza Martinez

Dr. Esperanza Martinez is a global and humanitarian health expert currently leading the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) COVID-19 crisis response. Prior to that, she was ICRC’s Head of Health and responsible for the provision of essential health care services to people affected by armed conflict and violence in more than 80 countries. Read More…

Madeline Drexler

Madeline Drexler is an award-winning journalist specializing in public health, medicine, and science. Based in Boston, Drexler will focus her Schuster Ethics & Justice Investigative Fellowship on investigating food safety, biosecurity, and pandemic preparedness—topics which she has covered widely in recent years. Her book “Emerging Epidemics: The Menace of New Infections” (Penguin, 2010) is an update–with new material Read More…

Claude Bruderlein

Claude Bruderlein, a Senior Researcher at the Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Bruderlein holds a Faculty appointment at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches strategic planning in humanitarian protection. Professor Bruderlein also teaches the winter field session course “Assessing Read More…

Nicholas St. Fleur

Nicholas St. Fleur is a general assignment reporter and associate editorial director of events at STAT. He covers the intersection of race, medicine, and the life sciences, and was previously a Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow for STAT. Prior to joining STAT, he was a freelance science journalist in the San Francisco Bay Area covering archaeology, paleontology, Read More…

Laurie Zephyrin

Laurie Zephyrin, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., is vice president for Advancing Health Equity at the Commonwealth Fund. Dr. Zephyrin has extensive experience leading the vision, design, and delivery of innovative health care models across national health systems. From 2009–2018, she was the first national director of the Reproductive Health Program at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Read More…

Alden Landry

Dr. Landry is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Faculty Assistant Director of the Office for Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership, Associate Director and Advisor for William B. Castle Society, and Director of Health Equity Education at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as Senior Faculty at the Read More…