Ans Irfan, MD, EdD, DrPH, MPH,

Ans Irfan, MD, EdD, DrPH, MPH, is a faculty member, researcher, and critical public health scholar at Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University. He is the Director of Climate & Health Equity Practice Fellowship, an international fellowship focused on training the next generation of climate medicine leaders in the Global South. He also is a Robert Wood

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Katie Schenk, PhD, MSc

Dr. Katie Schenk is an infectious disease epidemiologist and public health informatics specialist. She has been working on the public health frontline for governmental Health Departments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, Dr. Schenk is serving as a member of the US Medical Reserve Corps at COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites. She teaches Public Health and Global Health at American University in

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Kevin A. Kovach, DrPH, MSc

Kevin A. Kovach, DrPH, MSc, is an epidemiologist, mixed-methods researcher and public health professional. In his most recent role, he served as the Senior Manager of the American Academy of Family Physicians’ Department of Population and Community Health. Prior to this, he worked in local and state public health for almost 15 years. Dr. Kovach’s work focuses on health equity,

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Christiaan Abildso, PhD

Christiaan Abildso

Dr. Christiaan Abildso is an associate professor in the Department of Social and Behavior Sciences in the West Virginia University School of Public Health in Morgantown, WV where he’s lived since 2004 with his wife and two children since. His research interests include health promotion program evaluation and social-ecological determinants of physical activity, including policy and the built environment. Dr. Abildso

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Jonathon P. Leider, PhD

Jonathon P. (JP) Leider, PhD, is an independent consultant in the public health and health policy space, as well as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Minnesota and Associate Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has active projects and collaborations with foundations, national public health organizations, public health researchers and academics, and public health

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Erika Martin, PhD, MPH

Erika Martin, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor and PhD Director at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany-SUNY. As an applied health policy researcher, she uses mixed methods to evaluate issues related to the allocation of scarce public health resources, the adoption and impact of public health policies, with a focus on domestic HIV and related syndemics. She also

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Edward Baker, MD, MPH, MSc

Dr. Edward L. Baker, a former Assistant Surgeon General in the US Public Health Service and former Director of CDC’s Public Health Practice Program Office, currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at UNC, Harvard, and Indiana University schools of public health. At UNC and Harvard, he teaches courses on the theory and practice of leadership. While at UNC, he directed

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Molly J. Gutilla, DrPH, MS

Molly Gutilla bio

Molly J. Gutilla, DrPH, MS, is an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University, Colorado School of Public Health. She works to have her feet, head, and heart on the academic campus and immersed in public health practice. She has worked on campuses including The Ohio State University, Williams College and the University of Colorado. She also spends time in public health

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Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH

Tina Batra Hershey bio

Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is also the Assistant Director for Law and Policy at the Center for Public Health Practice at Pitt Public Health, where she researches legal, policy, and ethical issues related to the

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Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD

Elizabeth Van Nostrand bio

Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, is an Associate Professor and the Director of the MPH and JD/MPH Programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Pitt Public Health, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow, Director of Pitt Public Health’s JD/MPH program, and Principal Investigator/Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Training Center.  (Photo: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public

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