Expert Participants

Jill O’Donnell Tormey

Jill O’Donnell-Tormey, Ph.D., is chief executive officer and director of scientific affairs of the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1953 that is today the global leader in supporting and coordinating research aimed at harnessing the immune system’s power to conquer all cancers. She joined the organization in 1987, and has been Read More…

Razelle Kurzrock

Dr. Razelle Kurzrock is known for developing one of the largest and best phase 1 clinical trials programs in the nation while at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. A central theme of that program was the personalized medicine strategy, embodied in a protocol called PREDICT (Profile-Related Evidence Determining Individualized Cancer Therapy). This Read More…

Laurie Glimcher

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD, is the President and CEO of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Principal Investigator and Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and the Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she was the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Professor of Medicine of Weill Cornell Medicine and Provost Read More…

Marty Kady

Marty Kady grew up in a newspaper family, and rumor has it that instead of placing a football in his crib, his parents put a reporter’s notebook and a pen next to him shortly after he was born in 1971. Before becoming editor of POLITICO Pro, Kady was congressional editor for POLITICO and has also Read More…

Martin West

Martin West is a professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and editor-in-chief of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research on education policy. He is also deputy director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at the Harvard Kennedy Read More…

Robert Master

Robert J.Master MD has devoted his career to re-imagining care for America’s most socially and medically vulnerable populations, with a vision that includes fundamental values changes, alternative financing approaches, and empowered primary care teams. For nearly four decades, this vision has been pursued not only as a practicing physician but through leadership positions in government, Read More…

Margot Sanger-Katz

Margot Sanger-Katz is a domestic correspondent for The New York Times. She is a previous Knight-Bagehot Fellow in economics and business journalism at Columbia University. She previously worked as a health care correspondent for the National Journal. She’ll continue on the health care beat for The Upshot.

Eric Schneider

Eric Schneider, M.D., M.Sc., is senior vice president for policy and research at The Commonwealth Fund, a national philanthropy engaged in independent research on health and social policy issues. A member of The Commonwealth Fund’s executive management team, Dr. Schneider provides strategic guidance to the organization’s research on topics in policy, health services delivery, and Read More…

Toyin Ajayi

Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, is Chief Health Officer at Cityblock Health, a New York–based health and social services company focused on providing integrated health and social care for low-income urban populations with complex health and social needs. Prior to this, Dr. Ajayi served as Chief Medical Officer at Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA), a Massachusetts nonprofit Read More…

David Terrell

David Terrell is the Executive Director of the Indiana Communities Institute (ICI) at Ball State University and of the RUPRI Center for State Policy. The ICI was formed with the mission to help communities transition from development strategies based on physical capital investment and attraction to strategies based more heavily on human capital.  It does Read More…