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.
Jean Accius is senior vice president of thought leadership and international affairs for AARP. His expertise is in aging, longevity, health and long-term care policy.
Accius holds a master’s degree in aging studies from Florida State University, and a doctorate in public administration from American University.
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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.
Una Osili is a professor of philanthropy and economics at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She is also the associate dean of the school’s international and research programs.
Dr. Michelle Ko is an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Davis. She researches the connections between policy, healthcare and social inequality.
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.