Stephen Lockhart

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. He led the development of Sutter’s Health Equity Index, which uses health system data, combined with other information, like demographics, to quantify and predict health outcomes for specific racial or ethnic groups. When the index was launched in 2016, it was used to quantify disparities in patient care for conditions such as asthma and diabetes. 

Previously, Lockhart was the chief administrative officer at the St. Luke’s campus of Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center, located in San Francisco. There, he was involved in the entitlement process for the center’s new hospitals, improving operations and engaging in community outreach.

The National Medical Fellowships awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019 for his service in health care and humanitarian work. Lockhart is also the chairman of the nonprofit Parks California, which supports the state’s parks. 

As a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a Master of Philosophy degree in economics from Oxford University, and Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy in biostatistics degrees from Cornell University.

Location: Oakland, Calif.

Expertise: Health equity, anesthesiology, biostatistics, herd immunity, hospital pandemic preparedness, patient care and safety 

Contact information:

Angie Sheets

Phone: 916-494-9547

Email: sheetsa@sutterhealth.org

Listen to Stephen Lockhart on Insight with Beth Ruyak on CapRadio:

Last updated: May 25, 2020

Michelle Ko

Dr. Michelle Ko is an assistant professor of public health at the University of California, Davis. She researches the connections between policy, health care and social inequality.

Her research and teaching span a range of topics including: 

  • Medicaid
  • Racial inequities in health care 
  • Aging and long-term services and supports
  • Access to care for urban and rural underserved communities
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the health care workforce

Ko was the lead researcher on a study that found women and minority health professionals face harassment and discrimination rural areas, and are sometimes even driven out by it.

Areas of expertise: Medicaid, inequalities in health care, care for the aging

Location: Davis, California

Contact Information: 

Email: mijko@ucdavis.edu

Phone: 530-752-7709 

Twitter: @michelleko2d 

She can be heard here:

 

Last updated: Feb. 12, 2020

Miguel Tinker Salas

Miguel Tinker Salas is a professor of History and Latin American Studies at Pomona College and is an authority on the political and social issues confronting Latin America. Salas is most recently the author of Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know (2015).

His research interests in particular center on Venezuelan politics and culture, and the U.S. presence in Venezuela. He is also interested in Latin American immigration policies and the diaspora. His expertise has been featured in several media outlets, including CNN, NPR, and The New York Times.

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Professor of Latin American Studies, Pomona College

Areas of Expertise: Contemporary Venezuelan Politics and Culture, U.S. Presence in Venezuela, Contemporary Mexican Society and Politics, Latin American History, Latin American Immigration Policies and the Latin American Diaspora

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information:
Email: mtinkersalas@pomona.edu
Phone: (909) 374-7847

As Heard On TRT World: “Venezuela On The Edge: Interview with Miguel Tinker Salas”

Magdalena Cerdá

Magdalena Cerdá is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses primarily on two areas: (1) the causes, consequences, and prevention of violence; and (2) the social and policy determinants of substance use from childhood to adulthood.

Her current studies include a simulation of the impact that different types of firearms disqualification criteria could have on rates of firearm-related violence, as well as other research focused on prescription drugs, opioid overdose, and marijuana legalization.

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Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Davis

Areas of Expertise: Firearms, Firearms Violence, Violence Prevention, Social Determinants of Health, Neighborhoods and Health, Drug and Alcohol Use, Trauma

Location: Davis, CA

Contact Information:
E-mail: cerda@ucdavis.edu | magda.cerda@gmail.com
Phone: (916) 734-3539

Clip from Talk Given by Cerdá: “Neighborhood Influences On Violence: Building Evidence That Leads To Intervention”

Francis Su, Ph.D

Francis Su is the Benediktsson-Karwa professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and past president of the Mathematical Association of America. He has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation to advance his research interests, which involve applying advanced mathematical principles to the social sciences.

Su has a passion for popularizing mathematics and has co-authored a number of publications with his students. He is the author of the website Math Fun Facts and creator of MathFeed, an app for mathematics-related news updates. In 2013 he was awarded the Haino award for distinguished teaching and in 2001 he received the Hasse prize for expository writing.

Francis SuProfessor of Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College

Areas of Expertise: Mathematics, Technology, Diversity, Higher Education

Location: Claremont, California

Contact Information:
Email:
su@math.hmc.edu
Twitter:
@mathyawp

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Tristan Walker

Tristan Walker is a technology entrepreneur who aims to diversify the tech industry by recruiting top young black and Latino/a talent to Silicon Valley. In 2012, he left his position as director of business development at Foursquare to found Walker & Company, a company that creates beauty products for people of color. Its flagship brand the shaving kit Bevel, which is designed for people with coarse, curly hair.

Walker has been named one of Ebony Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful people, Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40, Vanity Fair’s “Next Establishment” and was a USA Today Person of the Year in 2014. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University, where he graduated as valedictorian, and the Stanford University School of Business.


CEO, Walker & Company Brands

Areas of Expertise: Technology, Diversity, Education, Branding, Marketing and Communications

Location: Palo Alto, CA

Contact Information:
E-mail: walkerco@theoutcastagency.com
Twitter: @tristanwalker

Heard on NPR: For a full list, click here.

All Things Considered: Meet The Man Who Wants To Diversify Silicon Valley By 2040

 

Paloma Vargas

Paloma Vargas is an Assistant Professor of Biology and the Hispanic-Serving Institute Coordinator at California Lutheran University. As an expert in the study of microbiology and host-parasite relationships, her research interests include infectious diseases and cell culture.

Before joining California Lutheran’s faculty, Vargas taught at both the high school and community college-levels. She led a number of outreach efforts at Northeastern Illinois University’s Student Center for Science Engagement, where she was a STEM specialist. When she is not teaching, Vargas mentors and recruits underrepresented minority students, particularly those of Latino/a heritage. She is an alumna and active member of the Linton-Poodry Leadership Institute of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans in Science.

Vargas
Assistant Professor of Biology, California Lutheran University

Areas of Expertise: Microbiology, Cell Activity, Higher Education, Diversity, STEM

Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

Contact Information:
E-mail: palomav@calutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3069

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Tina Trujillo

Tina Trujillo is an Associate Professor at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education. She is an expert on education inequality, federal educational policymaking, and test-based educational reforms. Trujillo’s research focuses on the politics of urban district reform and the effects of standardized testing. The American Educational Research Journal and Teachers College Record are among the numerous journals that have published her work. She can be heard contributing her expertise on NPR’s Morning Edition, here.

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Associate Professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education 

Area of Expertise: Educational Inequality, Federal Education Policymaking, Test-Based Educational Reforms and High-Stakes Testing

Location: Berkeley, CA

Contact Information:

Email: trujillo@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 642- 6272

[cell] (510) 517-0874;

[fax] (510) 642-4803

Twitter: @TinaTrujillo10

Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition: California Brings Gay History Into The Classroom 

Adriana Galván

Adriana Galván, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA. She is an expert on teenage brain development, behavior and related public policy. Her work is centered on the emotional reactivity, learning,  and decision making process of adolescents. Galván is able to characterize neutral changes in the developing brain using brain imaging technology. She also serves as the Jeffery Wenzel Term Chair in Behavioral Neuroscience. Several organizations have funded her research including the National Science Foundation.

Galván is a lively and engaging speaker as heard in her TedxYouth talk: “Insight Into the Teenage Brain”

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Associate Professor of Psychology and the Brain Research Institute at UCLA 

Areas of Expertise: Teenage Brain Development, Teenage Behavior, Juvenile- Related Public Policy

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information: 

Email: agalvan@psych.ucla.edu

Phone: 310-206-4850

Heard presenting at a TedxYouth@Caltech: “Insight into the Teenage Brain”

Ian Haney-López

Ian Haney López is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. One of the nation’s leading thinkers on racism’s evolution in the United States since the civil rights era, Ian’s current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions and growing wealth inequality in the United States. His most recent book, Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, lays bare how over the last fifty years politicians have exploited racial pandering to convince many voters to support policies that ultimately favor the very wealthiest while hurting everyone else.

A constitutional law scholar, he has written extensively on how once-promising legal responses to racism have been turned into restrictions on efforts to promote integration. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, New York University, and Harvard, where he served as the Ralph E. Shikes Visiting Fellow in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. He holds a master’s in history from Washington University, a master’s in public policy from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard, and is a past recipient of an Alphonse Fletcher Fellowship, awarded to scholars whose work furthers the integration goals of Brown v. Board of Education.

Ian Hanley-Lopez

John H. Boalt Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley

Areas of expertise: Race, Class, Latinos, Racism, Race Law, Constitutional Law

Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Contact Info: ihl@law.berkeley.edu 808.729.1811

Heard on Moyers & Company: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part I

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