Statement from Health Care Researchers and Faculty Members Opposing the Nomination of Representative Tom Price for the Position of Secretary of Health and Human Services

To contact the organizers of this letter, write to PriceOppositionLetter@gmail.com.

January 18, 2017

The Honorable Lamar Alexander
The Honorable Patty Murray
U.S. Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
428 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Chairperson Alexander and Ranking Member Murray,

As researchers and faculty members who study public health, health care, and the health care system, we strongly encourage you to reject Tom Price’s nomination. Not only is Congressperson Price accused of compromising himself with insider knowledge concerning stock trades on the health care market, but he has long advocated for changes in our health care system that will have devastating consequences for millions of Americans. Together with other Republicans, Price seeks to privatize Medicare, drastically cut funding for Medicaid and the Child Health Insurance Program, eliminate the Affordable Care Act, end funding for the many services provided by Planned Parenthood, damage women’s access to reproductive health measures more generally, and enable discrimination against LGBT individuals seeking health care. Here are some of the proposals Price supports:

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

Repealing and Defunding the Affordable Care Act: Price has repeatedly said he wants to repeal the ACA — an Act that has extended health care coverage to more than 20 Americans — replacing it with what he calls the Empowering Patients First Act (EPFA). The ACA has many components, but challenging part of the act risks destabilizing other elements. Only 26% of Americans say they support repealing the ACA.

Removing the Individual Mandate: Price’s EPFA would repeal the ACA’s mandate that individuals purchase insurance. That means there won’t be enough healthy people paying into the risk pool, a fact that may make it financially prohibitive to cover individuals with greater needs. The EPFA proposes the establishment of “high-risk pools,” however similar plans have failed to significantly reduce costs in states that have tried them.

Ending Coverage for Preexisting Conditions: Tom Price’s EPFA would end the requirement that insurance companies offer the same coverage to those with preexisting conditions and those without. Instead individuals who are uninsured for more than 18 months will face significantly higher costs for up to three years.

Reducing Work-Related Benefits: The ACA requires companies with more than 50 employees to provide health insurance, and offers tax benefits to help pay for the cost. Price’s EPFA sharply limits the value of these tax benefits, encouraging companies to opt for less comprehensive health care coverage.

Promoting Substandard Coverage: Price’s EPFA allows insurance companies to establish annual and lifetime limits on coverage, greatly reducing the benefits of health insurance to begin with. It also reduces the types of coverage that are covered, ending the requirement that preventative care or reproductive health be included under insurance plans. These changes would greatly reduce the financial protections that insurance is supposed to provide, placing peoples’ life savings at risk.

 Reducing and Restructuring Health Care Tax Benefits: Like the ACA, the EPFA offers tax credits to help pay for health insurance. Unlike the ACA, however, these tax credits are not based upon need, but upon age. Under this plan, people with little money to purchase health insurance will not be offered enough to offset costs, while wealthier individuals will receive a tax break that they do not need.

Medicare

Privatizing Medicare: Tom Price has proposed privatizing Medicare, offering people a voucher to buy private insurance. Since the value of the vouchers would rise more slowly than healthcare costs, an ever-larger cost burden would land on seniors’ shoulders. The Kaiser Family Foundation (a non-profit focusing on health issues) estimated that by 2022, healthcare spending would consume roughly half of the average senior’s Social Security check, compared to only 22% today.

Balance Billing: Price also seeks to let doctors and hospitals bill people for the difference between what they charge and what Medicare will pay. This practice is currently illegal under Medicare, thus keeping costs low and helping to protect the savings of millions of people. Removing these protections will enrich doctors while doing nothing to improve care, devouring the nest eggs of senior citizens in the process.

Medicaid / Child Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Instituting Block Grants and Removing Oversight: Price wants to turn Medicaid and CHIP completely over to the states, giving them a fixed dollar amount each year. These block grants would not be tied to inflation, and the grants would amount to only two-thirds of the amount currently allotted by the 10th year of Price’s plan. Price also want to eliminate federal oversight of Medicaid. States could then drastically tighten who qualifies, what benefits they receive, make them pay more out-of-pocket, and slash how much doctors are paid. These changes would allow states to dismantle the safety net for the nearly 70 million citizens who rely on Medicaid and CHIP — close to 20% of all Americans — including some 31 million children.

Planned Parenthood / Reproductive Health / LGBT Health

Planned Parenthood provides a wide range of sexual and reproductive health services to 2.5 million women, men, and young people around the country. Representative Price seeks to defund Planned Parenthood, an action which would leave millions of low-income women and teens without reliable, affordable access to birth control, breast exams, pap tests, cervical cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, abortions, and other health services. Price has also argued that no woman needs financial assistance in paying for contraception, and would therefore eliminate the regulation requiring insurance companies to cover contraceptive costs. Furthermore, Price is a long-time foe of civil rights protections for LGBT individuals, receiving a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s congressional scorecard. As secretary of Health and Human Services, he would be able to eliminate rules against homophobic discrimination that have been built into the ACA. Prior to the ACA’s protections, this type of discrimination meant that Medicaid did not cover the full costs of HIV medications; the return of this type of discrimination would again hinder access to life-saving drugs and impede the fight against HIV.

As health researchers, we believe that Tom Price’s nomination would seriously compromise the health and well being of growing numbers of Americans. We implore the Congress to reject Tom Price’s nomination to become Secretary of Health and Human Services, and to force the Trump administration to find a more responsible person to administrate this important federal agency.

Signed by 416 individuals (institutions are provided for identification purposes only):

Norman Daniels, Harvard University

Graham Mooney, Johns Hopkins University

Ezra Susser, Columbia University

Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Philippe Bourgois, UCLA School of Medicine

Daniel Wikler, Harvard University

Carole S. Vance, Columbia University

Martha Livingston, SUNY Old Westbury

Nancy Krieger, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

JuLeigh Petty, Vanderbilt University

Mathuram Santosham, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Daniel Bornstein,Ph.D., The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Elisa Ignatius, Emory University

Howard Forman, Yale University

Alice M. Miller, Yale University

Rayna Rapp,  New York University

Heather Aker, Ohio State University

Tanya Nieri, University of CA at Riverside

Valerie A. Yeager, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Siobhan Hayes, UCSF

Kelli Komro, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Anna Jabloner, Stanford University

Stephanie Cascio, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Julie Livingston, New York University

Arachu Castro, Tulane University

Linda Garro, University of California, Los Angeles

Tara Hayden, University of Pennsylvania

Adele Clarke, University of California, San Francisco

Marcia Meldrum, UCLA

Paige Ryland, Emory University

Doree Damoulakis, Columbia University

Marina Marcus, Columbia University

Laura Mamo, San Francisco State University

Tori Mason, Columbia University

Deborah Messina-Kleinman, University of California, Irvine

Carole Browner, UCLA

Brooke Jarrett, Johns Hopkins University

Stan Becker, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Emily Martin, NYU

Nina S. Parikh, College of Global Public Health, NYU

Carole Joffe, University of California, San Francisco

Angela Aidala, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Nancy Scott, Boston University School of Public Health

Susan J. Shaw, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ushma Upadhyay, University of California, San Francisco

Candace W. Burton, University of California Irvine

Jaquelyn Jahn, Harvard University

Dabney P. Evans, Emory University

Sydney A. Spangler, Emory University

Olivia Marcus, University of Connecticut

Sofia Gruskin, University of Southern California

Melody Slashinski, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Vanessa Northington Gamble, George Washington University

Susan E. Bell, Drexel University

Ronald Bayer, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

David R Williams, Harvard University

Margaret Winchester,Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Alessandra Bazzano, Tulane University

Merlin Chowkwanyun, Columbia University

Maren Spolum, University of Michigan

Sara Groves, Johns Hopkins

Marysol Asencio, University of Connecticut

Alice Bodson, Des Moines University

Shivani Patel, Emory University

Elizabeth Mosley, MPH, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Rachel Waford,Ph.D., Emory University

Shelley Geballe, Yale University

Lawrence Cohen, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Edward Hutchinson, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics

Joseph Schneider, Drake University

Michelle Long, University of Missouri

Dr. Jackie Orr, Syracuse University

Annika Shore, Planned Parenthood and Columbia University

Cecilia A Green, Syracuse University

Zackary Berger, MD,Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Mark Padilla, Florida International University

Sarah Willen, University of Connecticut

Elizabeth Bernstein, Barnard College, Columbia University

Craig Willse, George Mason University

Mary K. Anglin,Ph.D, MPH, University of Kentucky

Lynn M. Morgan, Mount Holyoke College

Craig Robert Janes, University of Waterloo

James A. Trostle, Trinity College, Hartford

Danielle Bessett, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati

Julie Stewart, Association Professor of Sociology, Westminster College

Daniel M. Hausman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jennifer A. Hamilton, Hampshire College

Alissa Leiser, Amherst College

Blair G Darney,Ph.D., MPH, Oregon Health & Science University

Amy Agigian, Suffolk University

Haeinn Woo, NYITCOM

Debra Harkins, Suffolk University

Jose Ramon Fernandez-Pena, San Francisco State University

James Shearer, Homeless Empowerment

Christina Athineos, Suffolk University

Jenesse Kaitz, Suffolk University

Wendy Simonds, Georgia State University

Vicki Hsueh, Western Washington University

Laura Lovett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Theresa Morris, Texas A&M University

Lisa Frazier, Ohio State University

Janelle S. Taylor, University of Washington

Kristen Abatsis McHenry, Spelman College

Jennifer Craft Morgan, Georgia State University

Katie Stemen, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Liz Chiarello, Saint Louis University

Alice A. Frazier, MD, Ohio State University

Michelle Ronayne, Suffolk University

Cathleen Willging, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Allison McKim, Bard College

Francoise Grossmann, Tulane University

Judith Barnstone, New Mexico Highlands University

Claire Wendland, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Daniel Carlson, University of Utah

Amanda Dennis, The Society of Family Planning

Joanna Mishtal, University of Central Florida

Tiffany Joseph, Stony Brook University

Rena Arcaro-McPhee, Caring for Children

Marc Aaron Guest, University of Kentucky

Paul Kelleher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Susan Sered, Suffolk University

Katherine P. Theall, Tulane University

Leslie Kantor, Columbia University

Julie Gast, Utah State University

James Quesada, San Francisco State University

Adrienne Pine, American University

Daniel Swartzman, Loyola University Chicago

Lynn Unruh , University of Central Florida

M.L. Edwards, Colorado Bar Association

Kristin E. Yarris, University of Oregon

Eric Buhi, San Diego State University

Margaret Walsh, MPH,Ph.D. , San Diego State University

Heather M. W. Huffman,Ph.D.,  Joint Initiatives for Youth and Families

M. Cameron Hay, Miami University

Athena McLean, Central Michigan University

Larry K. Olsen, A.T. Still University of Health Sciences

Megan Carney, University of Washington

Elizabeth A Jarpe-Ratner, University of Illinois at Chicago

Nicholas Rubashkin, MD, University of California, San Francisco

Mara Buchbinder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Scott L. Tomar, University of Florida

Michael Rodriguez, UCLA

Ann Dozier, University of Rochester

Mary Alice Scott, New Mexico State University

David E. Drake, D.O., Des Moines University

Tammy Stines, Family Promise of Linn County

Jessica Robbins-Ruszkowski, Wayne State University

Karin L. Brewster, Florida State University

Nora Kenworthy, University of Washington Bothell

Brooke Bocast, The University of the Witwatersrand

Rene Almeling,Ph.D., Yale University

Jennifer Reich, University of Colorado-Denver

Gregg Gonsalves, Yale University

Judith D Weissman, NYU Medical Center

Maya Rockeymoore, Center for Global Policy Solutions

Jessica Goodkind,Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Adam M. Lippert, Ph.D., University of Colorado Denver

Edward Mamary, San Jose State University

David Rosner, Columbia University

Liesl Nydegger, Medical College of Wisconsin

Virginia Adams O’Connell, Moravian College

David Schwartz, Westchester Center

Annette Ghee,Ph.D., MPH, University of Washington

Anna Kirkland, University of Michigan

Amy Zlot, Public Health Professional

Chris M. Coombe,Ph.D., MPH, University of Michigan

Lauren Carruth, American University

Stephanie M. McClure, Saint Louis University

Laura Ferguson, University of Southern California

Nora Jacobson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rachael Dombrowski, Wayne State University

Danya Keene, Yale School of Public Health

Lynn Freedman, Columbia University

Gil Zicklin, Montclair State University, emeritus

Steven Epstein, Northwestern University

Alex Pirie, Tisch Center for Community Research, Tufts University

Aislinn D. Black, DO, MPH, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Risa Cromer, Stanford University

Sarah B. Andrea, MPH, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health

Rachael Bonawitz, MD, Boston University School of Public Health and School of Medicine

Lori Freedman, University of California, San Francisco

Marta Schaaf, Columbia University

Maryam Guiahi, University of Colorado

Dr. MaryAnn Sorensen Allacci, NYSID

Laura Carpenter, Vanderbilt University

Will Robertson, University of Arizona

Megan Calpin, University of California, Berkeley

Aalap Bommaraju, University of Cincinnati

James Plumb MD, MPH, Thomas Jefferson University

Christine Mitchell, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Richard David, University of Illinois at Chicago

Robert Padgug, Brooklyn College, Health & Nutrition Sciences

Mardge Cohen, Department of Medicine, Stroger Hospital

Vikas Gampa, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School

Gordon Schiff, Harvard Medical School

Kathryn Ratcliff, University of Connecticut

Ariane Rung, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Jonathan Kahn, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Megan Winkler, University of Minnesota

Jason Beckfield, Harvard University

Ilana Weiss, La Isla Foundation

Hannah L. Helmy, Montclair State University

Sara Bergstresser, Columbia University

Carolyn Prouty, DVM, The Evergreen State College

Kerri Brown, Southern Methodist University

Deborah Karasek, University of California, Berkeley

Erica Prussing, University of Iowa

Alicia Riley, University of Chicago

Peter J. Taylor, University of Massachusetts Boston

Joe Feinglass, Ph.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Judy McClure, Iowa State University Alumna

Cristina Redko, Wright State University

Leslie R Lewis,Ph.D., MPH, University of California, San Diego

Lisa Cacari, Stone College of Pop. Health, RWJF Center for Health Policy, UNM

Ho Luong Tran, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians

Victoria Sanchez, University of New Mexico

Rachel T. Moresky, MD, MPH , Columbia University

Jhumka Gupta, George Mason University

Michael Gelder, University of Illinois Chicago

Emily Wentzell, University of Iowa

Nina Wallerstein, University of New Mexico

Mary K. Canales, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Susan M. Seibold-Simpson, SUNY-Broome Community College

Catherine A. Taylor, Tulane University

Peter Lee, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Joanna Kempner, Rutgers University

Laury Oaks, UC Santa Barbara

Luisa N. Borrell, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Jim Bloyd, University of Illinois at Chicago

Elizabeth Moore, Duke University

Harrison Alter, MD, MS, Alameda Health System

Jonathan Stillo, Wayne State University

Alexa Eisenberg, University of Michigan

Andie Thompson, Oregon Health & Science University

Sanghyuk Shin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

Lee Taylor-Penn, University of Michigan

Jacob Bor, Boston University

Elizabeth Lilliott, PhD, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

Lorraine Halinka Malcoe, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Susan M. Reverby, Wellesley College Emerita

Howard Waitzkin, University of New Mexico

Sarah Roberts, University of California, San Francisco

Amy DeSantis, RAND Corporation

Jennifer Merchant, University Paris II

Jennifer Hirsch, Columbia University

Alina Schnake-Mahl, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Benjamin Mason Meier, University of North Carolina

Rachel Kreier, PhD, Saint Joseph’s College Patchogue NY

Geri Donenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago

Karina S. Descartin, University of Florida, Health Jacksonville

Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin

Deborah Rosenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago

Juliana Anastasoff, University of New Mexico

Catherine Duarte, University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health

Carolyn Sargent, Washington University in St. Louis

Danielle Brittain, Colorado School of Public Health at UNC

Ellen Wright Clayton, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jonathan D. Moreno, University of Pennsylvania

Bill Wiist, Oregon State University

Irene H. Yen, University of California, San Francisco

Judy Margo, Boston University School of Public Health

Alamelu Natesan, University of California, San Francisco

Suzanne Gaulocher, Stanford University

Janet Turan, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ashley Kendall, University of Illinois at Chicago

Moriah McSharry McGrath, Pacific University Oregon

Musab Al-Yahia, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Katrina Kimport, University of California, San Francisco

Elizabeth Fore, Idaho State University

Mimi Kiser, Emory University

Melissa Higdon, Johns Hopkins University

Maria Deloria Knoll, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Tiane Kneerim, Mount Holyoke College

Arnab Mukherjea, California State University, East Bay

Lynn Van Hofwegen, California State University East Bay

Rashmi Kudesia, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Gretchen Sisson, University of California, San Francisco

Jessica A. Ritter, Ph.D., MSW, Pacific University Oregon

Adrienne Strong, Washington University in St. Louis

Minha Husaini, AMHP

Drew Waford, University of Louisville

Lauri Goldkind, Fordham University

Betty J Ruth, Boston University School of Social Work

Abigail Ross, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service

Charlene Galarneau, Wellesley College

Linda Gordon, NYU

Adriana Garriga-López, Kalamazoo College

Ellen Lewin, University of Iowa

Jana Peterson-Besse, Pacific University

Elana Buch, University of Iowa

Sarah McNeil, UCSF

Kendra Yoder, Goshen College

Kathryn Anastos, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Kaitlin Potts, Tulane University

Khadeja Najjar, Cleveland State University

Donald Thea, Boston University School of Public Health

Saema Khandakar, Hofstra University

Jennifer Brody, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Justice Mbizo, University of West Florida

Anthony Santella, Hofstra University

Darleen Peterson, Claremont Graduate University

Shauna Stapleton, Purdue University

Dr. George Stewart, University of West Florida

Corinne Kyriacou, Hofstra University

Lillian Chen, University of California, Berkeley

Sally Brocksen, Ball State University

Victoria Rivkina, DePaul University

Meredith Marten, University of West Florida

Jason Smith, CSU East Bay

Dr. Elizabeth Samuels, Yale National Clinician Scholars Program

Fernando De Maio, DePaul University

Natali Valdez, Rice University

Forrest W. Crawford, Yale School of Public Health

Laura Heinemann, Creighton University

Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, Department of Sociology – American University

Alicia Agnoli, Yale School of Medicine

Ranelle Brew, Grand Valley State University

Matthew Moore, California State University East Bay

Anna Abelson, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Steven L. Bernstein, MD, Yale School of Medicine

Don Schweitzer, Pacific University

Victoria Stanhope, New York University

Jennifer C. Greenfield, PhD, MSW, University of Denver

B. Schieffelin, New York University

Julie Becker, PhD, MPH, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

Lalitha Ramanathapuram, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Faye Ginsburg, NYU

Andrew Self, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Jeremy O’Connor, Yale National Clinician Scholars Program

Emma Jones, Stony Brook University

Peter Memiah, University of West Florida

Michael Stanton, CSU East Bay

Tania Basta, Ohio University

Dr. Michele Morrone, Ohio University

Mary Anne McDonald, Duke School of Medicine

Wendy Chavkin, Columbia University

Caroline Kingori, Ohio University

Megan Schmidt-Sane, MPH, Case Western Reserve University

Chandra Ford, University of California, Los Angeles

James H Conway, MD, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Leslie Brody, Boston University

Lance Davidow, Harvard University

Awa Sanneh, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Stephen Monroe Tomczak, Southern Connecticut State University

John McDougall, Yale University

Kristin Luker, University of California, Berkeley

Kyle Mushkin, Columbia University

Cory Cronin, Ohio University

Edward Bernstein MD, Boston University Medical Center

Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law

Diana Romero, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Rose Ernst, Seattle University

Barbara Schwartz, Sarah Lawrence College

Musarrat Rahman, New York Medical College

Liza Fuentes, Guttmacher Institute/CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy

Betty Wolder Levin, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Spring Cooper, CUNY School of Public Health

Abigail Greenleaf, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Emma Tsui, CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy

Linda Groetzinger, Loyola University Chicago, University of Illinois School of Public Health (Retired)

Barrie Raik, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Bruce Levin, Columbia University

Anu Manchikanti Gomez, University of California, Berkeley

Terry Huang, City University of New York

Dana Watnick, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Sarah Gollust, University of Minnesota

Peter D. Jacobson, University of Michigan SPH

Erin McKinney-Prupis, CUNY School of Public Health

Dominic Montagu, UCSF

Sachin Bagade, ECDHD

Rosy Chhabra, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Lynn Roberts, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Arlene Spatk, EdD, RD, FADA, FACN, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Lisa Goldman Rosas, Stanford University

Ellen Johnson Silver, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Heather Wallace, Grand Valley State University

Abigail Baim-Lance, City University of New York, School of Public Health

Jessica Mulligan, Providence College

Nancy Fleischer, University of Michigan

Jessica Dirkes, DePaul University

John Mazzeo, DePaul University

Malissa Shaw, Chang Gang Memorial Hospital

Aaron Seaman, University of Iowa

Michele Greene, Brooklyn College, CUNY

Ann T. Greene, Yale School of Medicine

Cary Gross, Yale School of Medicine

Beatrice J. Krauss, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, City University of New York School of Public Health

Emily Harville, Tulane University

Meredith Manze, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy

Giuseppina Holway, UTSA

Peggy S. Oba, RDH, MPA, MBA, Fetal Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Information Network

Kathryn Rolland, Hunter College, CUNY ( Emerita)

Katie Barnhart, Grand Valley State University

Lisa Stern, University of California San Francisco and

Planned Parenthood Northern California

Randolph D. Hubach, Ph.D., MPH, Oklahoma State University

Heidi Jones, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Krista Sigurdson, Stanford University

Ariana Thompson-Lastad, UC San Francisco

Christoph Hanssmann, MPH, UC San Francisco

Alexander C. Wagenaar, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Kentston Cripe, California School of Podiatric Medicine

Sheigla Murphy, Institute for Scientific Analysis

Jessamyn Bowling, UNC Charlotte

Patricia Clough, CUNY

Hal Strelnick, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Monica Kriete, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

William Lopez, MPH Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Public Health

Alex Orr, UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Public Health

Mansi Agarwal, Columbia University

Betty Teng, Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy

Lee Brando, NSSR

Kyle P. Edmonds, MD, UC San Diego

Jenny Ostergren, University of Michigan School of Public Health

Melissa Creary, University of Michigan

Kerwin Kaye, Wesleyan University