Martha Gulati is a professor of medicine and chief of cardiology at the University of Arizona-Phoenix. Her research interests include the study of women’s heart health and heart disease prevention practices in women. Before joining the University of Arizona’s faculty, she held the Sarah Ross Soter Chair in Women’s Cardiovascular Health and was the Section Director for Women’s Cardiovascular Health and Preventive Cardiology at Ohio State University.
Gulati has written extensively about the impact of heart disease on the lives of women. She is the current Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Cardiology’s magazine, CardioSmart and author of Saving Women’s Hearts, a bestseller. In 2012 she was named one of Chicago’s “Top 40 Under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business. Her work has been published in a number of news outlets and peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times and CBS National News.
Professor of Medicine and Chief of Cardiology, University of Arizona at Phoenix
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Areas of Expertise: Cardiology, women’s health, higher education, medical journalism
Nilanjana Bhattacharjya is an ethnomusicologist and popular music scholar who focuses on South Asian popular music and film in India, as well as in the South Asian diaspora. She currently teaches interdisciplinary courses on the humanities, Asian Studies, music, and film at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. She has been researching how respective communities use music to define their identities, and how the meaning of that music changes as it travels one location to another since she began her doctoral research in 1999. Her research has focused on topics including the transnational career of the early 20th century dancer Uday Shankar in the United States and Europe, British popular musicians of South Asian descent in London during the mid 1990s through early 2000s, and Hindi film music sequences’ role in popular Hindi films. She is particularly interested in how the song sequence— once the distinctive marker of an Indian popular film— is evolving to respond to developments in the film and music industries, as well as changing tastes.
Her publications appear in the journals Asian Music, South Asian History and Culture, andSouth Asian Popular Culture, and the books Global Bollywood: Travels of Hindi Music and Dance, and South Asian Transnationalisms: Cultural Exchange in the Twentieth Century.
Most recently, she has been working closely with other scholars who focus on the South Asian diaspora in the United States as a member and current co-chair of the Academic Council of the South Asian American Digital Archive <https://www.saadigitalarchive.org/>, which aims to raise awareness about South Asian American history by preserving historical documents and making them available to the public.
Honors Faculty Fellow at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University
Areas of Expertise: Ethnomusicology, South Asian popular music, Music and migration, South Asian popular culture, South Asian popular culture in the diaspora, South Asian American history, South Asian immigration
He serves as co-director of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, as well as on a number of national boards focusing on Native American development and wellness.
Update [2/9/2021]: Pedro Gomez has passed away. You can read his ESPN obituary here. His previous bio remains below.
Pedro Gomez has been an ESPN baseball reporter and commentator for ten years, covering everything from spring training to the controversy surrounding Barry Bond’s steroid use. He serves as a commentator on SportsCenter, BaseballTonight, and other ESPN studio shows.
Prior to joining ESPN, Gomez was a sports columnist and baseball writer for the Arizona Republic, the Sacramento Bee, the San Jose Mercury News, Miami Herald, San Diego Union, and the Miami News. According to his bio, “Gomez provided personal, passionate reporting for ESPN from MLB’s historic return to Cuba in 2016, giving his own perspective as the son of Cuban refugees and where he was able to take his father’s and brother’s ashes to be left behind in the family’s homeland. He is a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, has covered more than 25 World Series, 22 All-Star Games and is a voting member for the Baseball Hall of Fame.”