Expert Participants

Ed Silverman

Mr. Silverman was the moderator for the Forum’s discussion on The 21st Century Cures Act. Ed Silverman, senior writer and Pharmalot columnist, has covered the pharmaceutical industry for the past two decades. He previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey, New York Newsday and Investor’s Business Daily, among other publications. Read More…

Jeffrey Drazen

Dr. Drazen was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The 21st Century Cures Act. Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., joined the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) as editor-in-chief in July of 2000.  At NEJM, Dr. Drazen’s responsibilities include oversight of all editorial content and policies.  His editorial background includes service as an associate editor or Read More…

Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay

Jacqueline Corrigan-Curay, J.D., M.D., serves as Director of CDER’s Office of Medical Policy (OMP). She leads the development, coordination, and implementation of medical policy programs and strategic initiatives. She works collaboratively with other CDER program areas, FDA centers, and stakeholders on enhancing policies to improve drug development and regulatory review processes. OMP is comprised of Read More…

Otis Brawley

Dr. Brawley was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The 21st Century Cures Act. Otis W. Brawley, M.D., F.A.C.P., chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society, is responsible for promoting the goals of cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education. He champions efforts to decrease smoking, improve diet, detect Read More…

Pete Myers

Dr. Myers was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Hormone-Altering Chemicals. John Peterson “Pete” Myers is founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, a not-for-profit organization that promotes public understanding of advances in scientific research on links between the environment and human health (www.EnvironmentalHealthNews.org). Dr. Myers holds a doctorate in the biological sciences Read More…

Nneka Leiba

Ms. Leiba was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Hormone-Altering Chemicals. Nneka Leiba has a passion for the environment and environmental issues. This passion led her to earn several related degrees, including a Master of Philosophy in zoology from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She joined Read More…

Erin Schumaker

Ms. Schumaker was the moderator for the Forum’s discussion on Hormone-Altering Chemicals. Erin Schumaker is a Senior Healthy Living Editor at The Huffington Post, based in New York. Previously she worked for Departures magazine. She has a masters from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and is a graduate of Union College.

Russ Hauser

Dr. Hauser was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Hormone-Altering Chemicals. Dr. Russ Hauser’s research interests are in the field of reproductive and developmental epidemiology. His research focuses on the impact of environmental and occupational chemicals on fertility and pregnancy. He is currently conducting a NIH funded study on the effects of chemicals classified as Read More…

Tamarra James-Todd

Dr. James-Todd was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Hormone-Altering Chemicals. As an an epidemiologist, Tamarra James-Todd’s research takes a three-way approach to studying and improving women’s reproductive and long-term health by: 1) evaluating the role of environmental chemicals on adverse maternal health outcomes; 2) assessing racial/ethnic disparities in environmental chemical exposures and adverse health outcomes; Read More…

Calestous Juma

Dr. Juma was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Future of Food. 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 Read More…