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Ashish K. Jha | MD, MPH

Dean Brown University School of Public Health
ON LEAVE as White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator

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 | Ph.D

Director Edmond J. Safra Center for EthicsJames Bryant Conant University Professor Harvard University

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 | MD, MPH

SurgeonBrigham & Women’s Hospital ProfessorHealth Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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

Associate Professor of the Practice | Director of Strategy & InnovationBrown University School of Public Health
ON LEAVE as Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Covid-19 Response

Stefanie Friedhoff studies the relationships between information needs, misinformation and health outcomes. She is currently on leave as a senior policy advisor to the White House Covid-19 Response team. 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.  MORE

Megan Ranney | MD, MPH

Deputy DeanBrown University School of Public Health

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 | MD, MPH

Assistant ProfessorHealth Policy & Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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