Expert Participants

Abby Phillip

Abby Phillip is a CNN Political Correspondent covering the 2020 presidential election. She is on the campaign trail but is based in Washington, D.C. She joined the network in 2017 to cover the Trump Administration and served as White House Correspondent through 2019. In January 2020, she moderated CNN’s Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa. Phillip Read More…

Jeffrey Sanchez

Born in Washington Heights in New York City, Jeffrey Sánchez was raised in the Mission Main Housing Development in Boston. He has represented Mission Hill, Jamaica Plain and Brookline in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 16 years where he has been lauded as a leader in healthcare reform housing and infrastructure, gun laws and violence prevention, Read More…

Shekhar Saxena

Shekhar Saxena is Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Havard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. A psychiatrist by training, he has served in the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1998. From 2010 to 2018 he was the Director of the Department Read More…

Ann Lee

Ann Lee is CEO and Co-Founder of CORE, Community Organized Relief Effort. CORE saves lives and strengthens communities affected by or vulnerable to crises. CORE envisions a world where at-risk communities are prepared for, and able to respond and recover quickly and effectively in the face of emergency. Ann also is a First Responders First Read More…

Deborah Marcus

Deborah Marcus is an executive in the CAA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), which represents many of the most successful and innovative professionals working in media and sports. Marcus joined the agency in 2019 to lead its education and youth development efforts. Prior to joining CAA, Read More…

Nancy Kreiger

Nancy Krieger is Professor of Social Epidemiology, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the HSPH Interdisciplinary Concentration on Women, Gender, and Health. She has been a member of the School’s faculty since 1995. Dr. Krieger is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist (PhD, Epidemiology, Read More…

William Hanage

Associate Professor of Epidemiology in the department of Epidemiology, and a faculty member in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics. I employ a mix of theoretical and laboratory work to research the evolution and epidemiology of infectious disease. After my PhD, I did post doctoral study at the University of Oxford and Imperial College London, before being Read More…

Catherine Woteki

Dr. Catherine E. Woteki is a Distinguished Institute Professor with the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia. Dr. Woteki is a well-respected scholar and a leader in science policy. She is known nationally and internationally for her wealth of knowledge of agriculture, food, nutrition and health from her years of leadership in government, industry Read More…

Stephanie Ruhle

Stephanie Ruhle anchors “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” at 9 a.m. ET and “MSNBC Live with Velshi & Ruhle” at 1 p.m. ET on weekdays. Ruhle also appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms, including “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” “TODAY,” and NBCNews.com. Since joining MSNBC, Ruhle has interviewed numerous high-profile newsmakers and Read More…

Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers is President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades he has served in a series of senior policy positions, including Vice President of development economics and chief economist of the World Bank, Undersecretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, Director of the National Economic Council for the Obama Administration from Read More…