Expert Participants

Haywood Brown

Haywood Brown was a panelist in The Forum’s discussion on Deaths from Pregnancy and Childbirth. 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 Read More…

Wanda Barfield

Wanda Barfield was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on Deaths from Pregnancy and Childbirth. 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, Read More…

Oren Segal

Mr. Segal was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on The Spread of Hate and Racism. 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 Read More…

Dipayan Ghosh

Dr. Ghosh was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on The Spread of Hate and Racism. 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 Read More…

Maureen Costello

Maureen Costello was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on The Spread of Hate and Racism. Ms. 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 Read More…

Natasha Loder

Natasha Loder is The Economist‘s Health-care correspondent. She covers the pharmaceutical industry, medical science and technology. Between 2011 and 2014 she worked as a foreign correspondent in Chicago, covering the Midwest, American education and agriculture. She is based in Chicago but will return to London as the health-care correspondent in autumn 2015. She has worked at the Read More…

Greg Simon

Greg Simon was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on Rare Cancers. Mr. Simon serves as President of the Biden Cancer Initiative at the Biden Foundation. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice Read More…

Jill O’Donnell Tormey

Dr. O’Donnell-Tormey was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on Rare Cancers. 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 Read More…

Razelle Kurzrock

Dr. Kurzrock was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on Rare Cancers. 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 Read More…

Laurie Glimcher

Dr. Glimcher was a panelist for The Forum’s discussion on Rare Cancers. 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 Read More…