Annabelle Rodriguez, M.D.

Visiting Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Recipient of Linda and David Roth Chair in Cardiovascular Research · University of Connecticut

Cardiovascular researcher, focusing on genetics and vascular biology

The genetic link between healthy HDL cholesterol, heart disease, and infertility

Heather Tarleton

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Associate Professor of Health and Human Sciences · Loyola Marymount University

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

Cancer Epidemiology Cancer Survivorship Gynecologic Cancers Minority Health

Sam Cykert, M.D.

Professor of Medicine & Clinician and Researcher, Associate Director of Medical Education for NC AHEC Program, & Clinical Director of the NC Regional Extension Center for Health Information Technology · UNC at Chapel Hill

Dr. Cykert's research career has an emphasis on access to care, resolution of health disparities, and primary care practice improvement

Access to Care Resolution of Health Disparities Primary Care Practice Improvement Racial Disparities in Primary Care Lung Cancer

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser

Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research | College of Medicine · The Ohio State University

Medical expert focused on the impacts of stress on metabolic response.

Psychoneuroimmunology Behavioral immunology Close relationships, inflammation, and health Stress and inflammation in cancer survivors Behavioral influences on metabolism following high-fat meals

Kurt Ribisl, Ph.D.

Program Leader, Cancer Prevention and Control Program; Co-Director, Cancer Control Education Program; Professor, Health Behavior, Cancer Prevention and Control · UNC at Chapel Hill

Kurt Ribisl’s primary research interest is improving the reach of population-level efforts to reduce tobacco use, with emphasis on policy.

Tobacco Regulatory Science Public Health Community Outreach Global Health Qualitative Research

Radu Gănescu

Founder · Association of People with Major Thalassemia

Radu Ganescu is the Founder of the Association of People with Major Thalassemia, an organization serving patients with this rare disease.

Chronic Disease Financial Accounting Major Thalassemia Hematologica Diseases Not-For-Profit