Expert Participants

Douglas Elmendorf

Douglas W. Elmendorf began his tenure as dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in January 2016. He had been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution after serving as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from January 2009 through March 2015. Before CBO, he spent two years Read More…

Stuart Altman

Dr. Stuart Altman, Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, is an economist with five decades of experience working closely with issues of federal and state health policy within government, the private sector, and academia. He has demonstrated leadership in health care through Read More…

Tina Martin

Tina Martin is an Emmy nominated and award winning television and radio anchor, host and reporter. Tina’s work is heard locally on 89.7 FM and seen on the television news program Greater Boston. Tina is also a fill-in host for Basic Black. She contributes to the PBS Newshour, NPR and The Huffington Post. Tina is Read More…

Karen Scott

Dr. Karen Scott is a board certified “recovering” Obstetrician Gynecologist with more than 20 years of experience in caring for persons across the sexual and reproductive life course in high need, low resource communities, across different practice types and locations throughout the Midwest and Northern and Central California. In Chicago, she founded and lead an Read More…

Susan Mann

Dr. Mann received her BA/MD degree in 1984 from the combined six-year program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.  She did her residency training at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. She was a practicing physician at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates for 25 years until transitioning to her own practice.  During her career Read More…

Haywood Brown

Dr. Haywood L. Brown is Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC and his Medical Degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his residency Read More…

Wanda Barfield

Dr. Barfield is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Health (DRH) in CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She is responsible for promoting CDC’s Safe Motherhood Initiative, which works for optimal and equitable reproductive health, maternal health, and infant health through research, surveillance, programs, and partnerships. Dr. Barfield joined CDC Read More…

Oren Segal

Oren Segal is Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism, which combats extremism, terrorism and all forms of hate in the real world and online. Recognized as the foremost authority on extremism, the Center provides resources, expertise and training which enables law enforcement, public officials and internet and technology companies to identify and counter Read More…

Dipayan Ghosh

Dipayan Ghosh, Ph.D. is the Pozen Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he conducts research on digital privacy, artificial intelligence, and civil rights. His research and writing have been cited and published widely, with recent analysis appearing in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Foreign Read More…

Maureen Costello

Maureen Costello brings nearly 40 years of education and publishing experience to her roles as director of Teaching Tolerance (TT) and member of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Senior Leadership Team. Since joining TT in 2010, she has grown the program significantly, adding new initiatives such as: the Teaching Tolerance Award for Excellence in Teaching; Read More…