Expert Participants

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…

Stephanie Fryberg

Stephanie A. Fryberg is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and an Affiliate Faculty member in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. She was a panelist on the forum’s discussion about Native American Experiences with Discrimination. Her primary research interests focus on how social representations of race, culture, and social class influence Read More…

Jonathan Cohn

Jonathan Cohn, Senior National Correspondent at HuffPost, writes about politics and policy with a focus on social welfare. He is also the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price. Jonathan worked previously at the New Republic and American Prospect, and has written for the Atlantic, Read More…

Thomas Lee

Dr. Lee is interested in application of clinical epidemiology and health services research methods in organizational quality improvement. In the last few years, he has turned his focus from risk stratification strategies for common syndromes (e.g. acute chest pain) to measurement of quality and patient outcomes, and to development and evaluation of interventions aimed at Read More…

Lipika Samal

Lipika Samal, MD, MPH completed a three-year NIH-funded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a Masters of Public Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and additional coursework in a National Library of Medicine-funded training program in Biomedical Informatics. She has been a participant on the Forum’s The Health Data Revolution. During Read More…

Deven McGraw

Deven McGraw is the Director of the Health Privacy Project at CDT. The Project is focused on developing and promoting workable privacy and security protections for electronic personal health information. She has been a participant on the Forum’s discussion on The Health Data Revolution. Ms. McGraw is active in efforts to advance the adoption and implementation Read More…