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.
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.
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.
Wayne Riley is the president and CEO of Meharry Medical College, one of the oldest historically black academic health science centers in the country. He teaches internal medicine at Meharry and Vanderbilt University and is also the senior health policy associate at Meharry’s Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy.
Pierre Vigilance is an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University. He is an expert on health policy, public and community health, social determinants of health, and policy and program development. Previously, Vigilance was the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health. He also served as Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health, and as the Assistant Commissioner for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Baltimore City.