Dr. Stephen Lockhart is the chief medical officer at Sutter Health, where he oversees the quality and safety of the organization’s patient care, as well as research and education. Sutter Health is a nonprofit health care network in California.
Lockhart has more than 30 years of experience in the field, including as a hospital administrator, board-certified anesthesiologist and university professor.
Dean Seneca is CEO of Seneca Scientific Solutions, a consulting agency that provides tribal nations and other clients with assistance in economic and community development. The agency’s services include strategic planning, epidemiology and health research.
Azzeddine Azzam is a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Azzam has worked in the field for about 34 years, and his teaching and research interests include microeconomics and agricultural and natural resource economies.
Georgia’s governor Brian Kemp decided last week to allow several businesses to reopen, such as barbershops and fitness centers. This week, restaurants, theaters and private social clubs will also be allowed to welcome customers.
Source of the Week is spotlighting local business owners of color who will have to choose to either start up business again or stay shut, as deaths caused by COVID-19 in the state continue to increase.
Sylvia Partida is the CEO of the National Center for Farmworker Health, where she oversees efforts to train medical professionals at community health centers serving uninsured or underinsured patients on the health needs of agricultural workers.
Dr. Lona Mody is a professor of internal medicine, geriatrics and epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Her research lab studies antibiotic-resistant pathogens and develops measures to prevent their spread.
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Nat Gyenes is a researcher who focuses on the intersection of the internet and public health. She’s looked at how epidemics, prolonged public health challenges and digital health misinformation affect societies.
Dr. Krutika Kuppalli is an infectious diseases physician who has focused on the care of vulnerable patients in the U.S. and abroad. As the vice chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, she is spearheading efforts to prepare and train physicians to handle infectious diseases.
Kuppalli has recently focused on ways to control the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tiana Epps-Johnson is the executive director of the nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life, which provides training and resources to local election officials. The center also maintains a nationwide dataset of election information, accessible by request, which can tell voters what’s on their ballot and who are their elected officials.
Mutale Nkonde is an artificial intelligence policy analyst and a fellow at both the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and at Stanford University’s Digital Civil Society Lab.
She is the founding president of AI For the People, a nonprofit that aims to “create the narratives needed to create an anti-racist technical future.”
Miesha Marzell is an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University. She is an expert on the causes and prevention of substance abuse among racial/ethnic minority youth. Marzell was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and Prevention Research Center.
Victor Pineda is Senior Research Fellow and visiting scholar at the Haas Institute of the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise lies in the areas of disability rights, urban planning and human rights. Pineda is the President of World Enabled, a non-profit organization that promotes the rights and dignities of persons with disabilities.