Helena Hansen, MD, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the departments of Anthropology and Psychiatry at New York University. She has published on her fieldwork in Havana on Cuban AIDS policy, and in Puerto Rico on faith healing in evangelical Christian addiction ministries founded and run by self-identified ex-addicts. Her U.S.
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Eric Klinenberg is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is conducting a multi-year study of the extraordinary rise in living alone. He reported on parts of this research for NPR?s This American Life.
Ed Maibach is a university professor of communication and director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. Previously he has served as worldwide director of social marketing for Porter Novelli, associate director of the National Cancer Institute, and board chair for Kidsave International, and has been a professor of public health at Emory University and George Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. in communication from Stanford and an M.P.H. from San Diego State University. Dr.
Gary A. Taubes is the author of Good Calories, Bad Calories: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control and Disease. He is a co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative. Taubes graduated from Harvard College in 1977 with an S.B. degree in applied physics, and received an M.S. degree in engineering from Stanford University (1978) and in journalism from Columbia University (1981). He began writing and reporting on science and medicine for Discover magazine in 1982.
Nancy J. Tomes is a distinguished professor of history at Stony Brook University. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, she received her undergraduate education at Oberlin College and the University of Kentucky, and her doctorate in American history from the University of Pennsylvania (1978). She is the author of three books, two on the history of American mental hospitals, and most recently, The Gospel of Germs: Men, Women and the Microbe in American Life (1998), which won multiple book prizes.