Interdisciplinary, international, inter-agency: Take a look at the diverse voices that made Outbreak week unique.


  • Emmanuel AkyeampongEllen Gurney Professor of History; Professor of African and African American Studies; Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies at Faculty of Arts and Sciences 


  • Satchit BalsariFellow, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Emergency Medicine Department and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Michele BarrySenior Associate Dean of Global Health; Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health; Professor of Medicine; Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment and Freeman Spogli Institute all at Stanford University
  • Allan BrandtProfessor of the History of Science; Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine 
  • Helen Branswell, Senior Writer for Infectious Diseases and Public Health, STAT
  • Caroline BuckeeAssociate Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Assistant Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics (CCDD)
  • Jesse BumpLecturer on Global Health Policy; Executive Director of the Takemi Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Scott Z. BurnsProducer and Director; Screenwriter of Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Informant!; Producer, An Inconvenient Truth


  • Peter CanellosEditor-at-Large, POLITICO
  • Dennis CarrollDirector of the US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Global Health Security and Development Unit
  • Hillary Carter, Director for Countering Biological Threats, National Security Council
  • Marcia CastroProfessor of Demography, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


  • Aashka Dave, Research Reporter, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
  • Michaeleen Doucleff, Reporter, NPR Science Desk and Goats and Soda, NPRs Global Health and development blog 


  • Jon EpsteinVice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance; Executive Director, Consortium for Conservation Medicine  


  • Mosoka FallahDeputy Director General/Technical Services, National Public Health Institute of Liberia 
  • Margaret FarleyExecutive Vice President of Global Crisis and Risk, Edelman
  • Anthony FauciDirector, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,National Institutes of Health
  • Stefanie FriedhoffSenior Editor and Assistant Director of Communications, Harvard Global Health Institute, Nieman Fellow ’01


  • Provost Alan M. GarberChief Academic Officer, Harvard University; Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School; Professor of Economics,  Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Professor, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


  • Cameron HickeyTechnology Manager, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy; Journalist, cinematographer and software developer


  • Ashish K. JhaDean for Global Strategy and K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Director, Harvard Global Health Institute


  • Ingrid KatzAssociate Faculty Director, Harvard Global Health InstituteAssistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Juliette KayyemFormer Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs, US Department of Homeland Security; Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Ron KlainExecutive Vice President & General Counsel, Revolution LLC; Ebola response coordinator during the Obama Administration (also known as the Ebola Czar)


  • Heidi Larson, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP)
  • Ramanan LaxminarayanFounder & Director, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP); Senior Research Scholar & Lecturer, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University; Affiliate Professor, University of Washington; Visiting Professor, University of Kwazulu Natal
  • Heidi LeggDirector of Special Projects, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy
  • W. Ian LipkinJohn Snow Professor of Epidemiology; Director, Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health; Professor of Pathology and Neurology, College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University
  • Marc Lipsitch, Director of Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
  • Daniel Lucey, Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute; Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Law, Georgetown University, Anthropology Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Nicole LurieDeputy Director, CEPI (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation), formerly Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), US Department of Health and Human Services


  • Larry MadoffProfessor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Director of Emerging Disease Surveillance & Editor, ProMED-Mail; Director, Division of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Tobias Meier, Key Account Manager, Vice President, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
  • Nicco MeleDirector, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Nancy MessonierDirector, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Gerard MeuchnerChief Global Communications Officer and Vice President, Henry Schein
  • John MonahanAdvisor to the President for Global Health, Senior Fellow at the McCourt School of Public Policy, and Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University
  • Ryan MorhardProject Lead, Global Health and Healthcare Industries, World Economic Forum


  • Lydia OgdenAssociate Vice President Global Enterprise Policy, Merck Pharmaceuticals; Affiliate Faculty, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University


  • Michael T. OsterholmDirector, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) all at the University of Minnesota; Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health; Distinguished Teaching Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health; Professor, Technological Leadership Institute, College of Science and Engineering; Adjunct Professor of Medicine
  • Tara O’TooleExecutive Vice President and Senior Fellow, In-Q-Tel; Former Under Secretary for Science and Technology, US Department of Homeland Security


  • Jane PickeringExecutive Director, Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
  • Scott PodolskyProfessor of Global Health and Social Medicine; Director, Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library of Medicine


  • Jonathan Quick, Senior Fellow Emeritus, former President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health; Instructor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Author of The End of Epidemics (2018)


  • Eugene RichardsonAssistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Michael Ryan, Assistant Director General, Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme, WHO


  • Carmel ShacharExecutive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School
  • Sabrina Sholts, Curator, Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History; Director, Smithsonian Institution Bio-Imaging Research Center
  • Ross Silverman, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Gabriela Soto LaveagaProfessor of History of Science, Faculty of Arts and Sciences 
  • Gillian SteelFisherSenior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Deputy Director, Harvard Opinion Research Program (HORP); Director, Global Polling Unit
  • Larry Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; President Emeritus, Harvard University
  • Lena SunNational Reporter focusing on health, The Washington Post


  • Setti WarrenExecutive Director, Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy; Former Mayor of Newton
  • Karen WeintraubIndependent Health/Science journalist 
  • Marian Wentworth, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health
  • Dean Michelle WilliamsDean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School