Suzanne Mettler is the Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University. She studies American political development, public policy, and political behavior, focusing particularly on citizenship, inequality, social welfare policy, student aid policy, and health care policy. Her most recent book is The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy (University of Chicago Press).
Dr. Yelin is Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at UCSF and has been on the faculty since 1980. His research has emphasized health policy issues related to chronic disease, including the causes and consequences of work disability, the role of changes in the health care system in access to care, and the sources of disparities by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status in outcomes of severe autoimmune diseases. His research has been continuously funded by NIH and AHRQ since 1980.