Expert Participants

David Cutler

David Cutler is the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the department of economics and Kennedy School of Government.

Toni Clarke

Toni Clarke was a moderator for the Forum’s discussion on What Now? Health Care after the Supreme Court’s Decision. Toni Clarke is a reporter covering the FDA for Reuters in Washington D.C.

Helen Clark

Ms. Clark was the expert participant for the Forum’s discussion on Health as a Gateway to Global Development. Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of Read More…

Lilian Cheung

Dr. Cheung was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Managing Stress. Dr. Lilian Cheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the Editorial Director of The Nutrition Source website (, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s nutrition website for health Read More…

Flavia Bustreo

Dr. Bustreo was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Mammograms. Flavia Bustreo was appointed Assistant Director-General for Family and Community Health at the World Health Organization (WHO) on October 1, 2010. A world-renown physician with a career in international health, Dr. Bustreo has been a key force in prioritizing women’s and children’s health globally. Her Read More…

Patsy Brannon

Ms. Brannon was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Boosting Vitamin D. Patsy Brannon presently serves as a member of the Steering Committee for the International Harmonization and Standardization of Monitoring Vitamin D Status and Chair of the American Society of Nutrition’s Public Policy Committee. Key past service includes the Institute of Medicine Dietary Read More…

Barry R. Bloom

Dr. Bloom was a panelist for the Forum’s discussions on Bird Flu Research, Trust in Vaccines, The Ebola Disaster, Ebola Update, Vaccinating Children, Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment and The Measles Outbreak. Barry R. Bloom is a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and the Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Research Professor of Public Health and Former Dean of Read More…

Robert Block

Dr. Block was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Toxic Stress of Early Childhood Adversity. Robert Block is the current President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was the founding chair of the American Board of Pediatrics subboard on Child Abuse Pediatrics and continues to serve on the subboard. Dr. Block is Emeritus Read More…

Robert Blendon

Robert Blendon is currently the Richard L. Menschel Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Policy Translation and Leadership Development at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He holds appointments as a Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis in both Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. n addition, he directs the Harvard Opinion Research Program.

Paul Biddinger

Paul Biddinger is Director, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Exercise Program, Senior Preparedness Fellow