Linda Aiken

Linda H. Aiken is the Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing, professor of sociology, and director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics and research associate in the Population Studies Center. Before joining the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, Aiken was vice president of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Aiken received her bachelors and masters degrees in nursing from the University of Florida, Gainesville, and her Ph.D.

Cynthia Connolly

Historian and pediatric nurse Cynthia Connolly is an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing where she also holds fellowships at the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, and Field Center for Children?s Policy, Practice, and Research. Previously she was on faculty at the Yale University School of Nursing and the History of Medicine program at the Yale University Medical School. She earned her Ph.D.

Julie Fairman

Julie Fairman is a nurse historian whose work on the history of 20th century health care represents a track record of consistent funding, including fellowships from the NLM, NEH and RWJ. Her work on the history of critical care earned her awards from the American Association of the History of Nursing and her first book, Critical Nursing: A History, received favorable reviews in the national and regional popular press and from reviewers in professional journals.