Dr. Atkinson has an MD from the University of Rochester and an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Dr. Atkinson has worked in global health and the social determinants of health. She was involved with the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Physicians for Human Rights and served on its board for more than 16 years including four years as its president. Her research focuses on documenting the linkages between the social determinants of disease and health outcomes, especially as it applies to the well-being of women and girls. She has conducted research in several countries around the world, including most recently Bahrain and Burma. She is a member and co-founder of the AMWA’s Task Force on Human Sex Trafficking and also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Professor Carpenter is a public health physician who serves as Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization, as well as a professor of environmental health sciences at University at Albany School of Public Health. He previously served as Director of the Wadsworth Center of the New York State Department of Health, and as Dean of the University at Albany School of Public Health. Professor Carpenter, who received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, has more than 435 peer-reviewed publications, six books and 50 reviews and book chapters to his credit.
Professor Gottlieb held chairs for distinguished visitors at Akron, Marquette, Cleveland-Marshall, and Suffolk schools of law. He served on the board of directors of the New York Civil Liberties Union and on the New York Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. He was assistant general counsel of the Legal Services of New York and practiced poverty law in St. Louis and corporate law in New York City. He was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Iran. He has taught Constitutional Law, Mass Communications Law, Privacy and Jurisprudence.
Dr. Greenberg is a Special Lecturer in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and the Institute of Human Nutrition at the University of Albany. His area of interests is on clinical trials examining various aspects of coronary artery disease and heart failure. He also has an interest in global health with a focus on chronic illness, especially cardiovascular disease. He served on the Board of Governors and was chairman of the Academic Committee on the Human Rights of Scientists. He also served as editor-in-chief of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases journal.
Dr. Khoshnood is a co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a Steering Committee member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency, and Health at the Yale McMillan Center. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than two decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among drug users and other at-risk populations, including its ethical aspects. Dr. Khoshnood’s teaching includes a course focused on the Middle East and North Africa region at Yale School of Public Health. The course "Responding to Violent Conflict: Epidemiological Methods & Public Health Interventions” focuses on how epidemiological methods are applied to understand specific health consequences of violent conflicts, including infectious diseases, mental health, maternal/child health, and chronic health problems. .
Dr. Tdjarati is a board certified in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics and gynecology. He holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Leadership in Healthcare at Yale University. Dr. Tedjarati has served as Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and Robotic Gynecologic Surgery as well as Associate Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2015. Dr. Tedjarati has received multiple awards, including national teaching awards, and he was honored with the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Award, an award that is officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of the nation’s most prestigious awards. His areas of interest include innovation in care and leadership in healthcare management, robotic and radical/advanced surgical technologies and chemotherapy and targeted therapies for gynecologic malignancies. He has 20 years of experience in developing cancer care for women in developing countries.
Dr. Young received a master’s degree in Public Health and a doctoral degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and a post-doctoral training from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is a certified gerontologist and licensed nursing home administrator. Dr. Young’s research interest centers on applied and translational gerontological research, more specifically comparative effectiveness research and health outcome evaluations for improving the health and quality of life of vulnerable populations. Her areas of interests are successful aging and aging pathways, international health policy analysis related to dementia care and caregivers, sensor technology and injury prevention among direct care workers, and aging people living with HIV/AIDS and their long-term care needs.