Ashish Jha is the dean of the Brown School of Public Health and a professor of health services, policy and practice at Brown University. A practicing physician, Dr. Jha is recognized globally as an expert on pandemic preparedness and response as well has health policy research and practice. He has led groundbreaking research around Ebola and is now on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response, leading national and international analysis of key issues and advising state and federal policy makers. MORE
Danielle Allen is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is bringing a novel, integrated policy-making model to the challenges posed by the pandemic that has been widely adopted at every level of government. MORE
Thomas Tsai is a surgeon and health policy researcher. He focuses on understanding the impact of health policy efforts on achieving value in our healthcare system by reducing spending and improving outcomes. Using national Medicare claims data, his work has examined the relationship between hospital quality and readmissions; patient experience as a measure of quality; and racial and socioeconomic disparities in readmission rates. MORE
Stefanie Friedhoff studies the relationships between information needs, misinformation and health outcomes. She is an expert at information creation and verification, and brings her training as a newsroom leader, storyteller, strategist and innovator to global health, crisis response, media ecosystems, and knowledge translation. She has worked as a foreign correspondent, feature writer, editor and photographer on three continents. MORE
Megan Ranney is a practicing emergency physician, researcher, and public health innovator. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she co-founded GetUsPPE, a startup non-profit dedicated to getting personal protective equipment to those who need it most, and has become a key expert explaining evidence about the pandemic to the public. MORE
Jose Figueroa’s research focuses on improving quality of health care for complex and vulnerable populations. Specifically, his work has examined the drivers of poor clinical outcomes and health care spending for high-risk populations, including frail older adults, people with serious mental illness, disabled populations, and racial and ethnic minorities. MORE
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