Expert Participants

British Robinson

Ms. British A. Robinson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Heart Alliance. She is a visionary leader with over 20 years of experience, leading initiatives in international and domestic health, corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, government relations, and advocacy and policy development. Much of her personal and professional experience has focused on improving Read More…

Marjorie Jenkins

Professor of Medicine Associate Dean for Women in Science Chief Scientific Officer, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Dr. Jenkins serves as a tenured Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Women in Science, Founding Director and Chief Scientific Officer for the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health Read More…

Tim Uyeki

Dr. Uyeki is Chief Medical Officer for the Influenza Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He received a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College, a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a master’s degree in public health (epidemiology) and a master’s degree Read More…

Yonatan Grad

The Grad laboratory studies how pathogens evolve and spread through populations with the motivation of improving clinical and public health strategies for decreasing the burden of disease. To date, our efforts have focused on several pathogens, including Neisseria gonorrhoeae, respiratory syncytial virus, and E. coli. We aim to use a variety of methods, including genomics, Read More…

Alfred DeMaria

Dr. DeMaria is Medical Director of the Bureau of Infectious Disease in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and State Epidemiologist for Massachusetts. In the past, he has also served as Chief Medical Officer, Assistant Commissioner and Acting Director of the state public health laboratory. He has been involved in applied epidemiology and public health Read More…

Peter Sweatman

Peter Sweatman is Executive Advisor for the Connected and Automated Vehicle Business Unit of CAVita and has over 30 years of experience in transportation research and innovation, and the application of R&D. That experience encompasses vehicles, drivers, and infrastructure and impinges on technology, policy, and strategic planning. He is a trusted national voice on safety, ITS, transportation Read More…

John Leonard

John Leonard is Vice President for Driving Research at Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Leonard is conducting research on autonomous driving with a focus on TRI’s Guardian research project. In addition, Leonard is a Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering and Associate Department Head for Research in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Read More…

Deborah Hersman

Deborah Hersman is president and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council. The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes, communities, and on the roads through leadership, research, education and advocacy. Prior to joining the National Safety Council, Ms. Hersman served as chairman of the National Transportation Read More…

Yvette Roubideaux

Yvette Roubideaux, M.D., M.P.H., a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, South Dakota, is the Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS). She was a panelist on the forum’s discussion about Native American Experiences with Discrimination. Dr. Roubideaux was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as IHS Director on May 6, 2009, and she was sworn in Read More…

Michael Painter

Michael W. Painter, senior program officer, is a distinguished physician, attorney and health policy advocate. He was a panelist on the forum’s discussion about Native American Experiences with Discrimination. His work includes identifying cutting edge ideas and investments that could help build a Culture of Health. He and his colleagues scour the nation and the world Read More…