Expert Participants

J. Corey Feist

Mr. Feist has served as Chief Executive Officer of UPG since 2018. Prior to this appointment, he served as Chief Operations Officer for UPG beginning in 2016. Prior to assuming that role, he served as UPG General Counsel for ten years; the last five of which he also served as Chief of Staff. Before joining UPG, Read More…

Ann Marie Lipinski

Ann Marie Lipinski is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, home to an international fellowship program and an innovative group of publications about journalism, including Nieman Lab, Nieman Reports and Nieman Storyboard. Before coming to Harvard, Lipinski was the editor-in-chief and senior vice president of the Chicago Tribune. As Read More…

Isabel Wilkerson

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, is the author of the critically acclaimed bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns, and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.  Warmth won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named to TIME’s 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade. Caste became a Number 1 New York Times bestseller and was hailed by The Times critic Read More…

Sandra Nelson

Sandra Nelson, MD is associate physician, Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Nancy Messonnier

Nancy Messonnier, MD, is the Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and is currently leading CDC’s efforts on COVID-19 vaccine. In late 2019, Dr. Messonnier directed NCIRD to activate a center-based response to an unknown respiratory disease in China that later transitioned to a full agency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More…

Meira Levinson

Meira Levinson is a normative political philosopher who works at the intersection of civic education, youth empowerment, racial justice, and educational ethics. In doing so, she draws upon scholarship from multiple disciplines as well as her eight years of experience teaching in the Atlanta and Boston Public Schools. She is currently working to start a global Read More…

Megan Murray

Megan Murray, MD, MPH, ScD is an epidemiologist and an infectious disease physician with over 25 years of experience in the management of TB programs and TB epidemiology, as well as the transmission dynamics of emerging infectious diseases. She is a Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Read More…

Rochelle Walensky

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing Infectious Disease physician at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Walensky’s research interests focus on model-based analyses of the cost-effectiveness of HIV testing, care, and prevention strategies to inform HIV/AIDS policy internationally and domestically. Using both Read More…

Sarah Fortune

Sarah Fortune is the John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Director of the TB Research Program at the Ragon Institute of MGH, Harvard and MIT and Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. She received a bachelor’s of science in biology from Read More…