Christine Gardiner, is a professor of criminal justice at California State University, Fullerton, and senior research fellow for the Police Foundation. She conducted two major studies on the role of higher education in policing (one on California specifically, the other on a National scale). Her fields of expertise include policing, crime policy and juvenile delinquency. She also has studied public opinion on the legalization of marijuana in California, and helped create a “Blueprint for juvenile offender reentry” for Orange County as well as a set of recommendations to improve inter-agency collaboration between Los Angeles County’s public safety agencies. She authored "Policing for the 21st Century: Realizing the Vision of Police in a Free Society" (2016, Kendall Hunt) and edited "California's Criminal Justice System," 2nd edition (2014, Carolina Academic Press) and "Criminal Justice Policy" (2014, Sage).
Dr. Gauduin has more than 25 years of experience in HIV/AIDS research and medical microbiology. She has been working extensively on HIV and the development of novel vaccine strategies using the non-human primate model for AIDS. In her work, she uses epithelial stem cells and weakened recombinant papillomavirus as vaccine- vectors to protect against multiple low-dose mucosal challenges. Dr. Gauduin is also developing a neonatal model for tuberculosis to study HIV/TB co-infection in pediatric AIDS. Her specific research interests are: Early events of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) transmission in a macaque model Host immune responses to infectious diseases Early virus-specific T cell responses in neonates Tuberculosis/SIV coinfection in pediatric AIDS
Dr. George received a doctor of medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in 1996. He completed a residency at University of Colorado and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at University of Chicago in 2002. Dr. George is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine- Hematology and the American Board of Internal Medicine- Medical Oncology. He has a special interest in genitourinary cancers and gastrointestinal cancers.
Effect of user-generated review of products on firm competition and strategy, social movements
Bikram Ghosh joined the Eller College of Management as associate professor in 2013 after previously teaching at the University of South Carolina. He earned his PhD in Marketing in 2007 from Purdue University. His research focuses on analytical models of marketing with a focus on firm pricing strategy and competition, social movements and the effect of user-generated reviews of products on firm competition and strategy.
Michael Giberson is an associate professor of practice in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. He is an expert in the areas of energy economics, U.S. energy policy and the electric power industry. Giberson's research and writing focuses on U.S. energy policy and electric power markets, and on the law and economics of price gouging. He is a faculty affiliate at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. Prior to joining Texas Tech in 2008 he worked with Potomac Economics, Ltd., an economic consulting firm specializing in the electric power industry. Michael Giberson has been published in Nature Energy, the Electricity Journal, the Journal of Regulatory Economics, the Pacific and Asian Journal of Energy, and Regulation magazine, and has written on U.S. energy policies and federal electric power issues for trade publications. He is co-author with Lynne Kiesling of the Knowledge Problem blog discussing economics, energy policy, technology and many other topics. Energy posts at Knowledge Problem are included at Social Media Today's The Energy Collective online community. In addition, his commentary and analysis has appeared at Alternative Energy Stocks and MasterResource. Giberson earned his bachelor's degree in economics from Texas Tech and his master's and doctorate degrees in economics from George Mason University.
Harvinder Gill is a graduate advisor, associate professor and Whitacre Endowed Chair of Science and Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering within the Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering. He directs the Gil Lab where he and his colleagues perform fundamental and translational research in the fields of drug delivery, vaccines, immunotherapy, and nanomedicine to help address some of the pressing biomedical challenges facing human health. His research integrates the knowledge and tools from various disciplines including engineering, chemistry, biology, immunology, recombinant engineering, and micro-nano-technology. Gill currently works to discover innovative drug and vaccine delivery platforms aimed at maximizing stimulation of mucosal immunity in order to address the challenges related to influenza and HIV infectious diseases as well as developing a delivery system for localized delivery of cancer drugs directly into oral tumors. Dr. Gill also is working on developing a delivery method to eliminate peanut allergies through a grant from the NIH, working to transform pollen grain shells into vehicles for delivery of allergy vaccines, and using microneedles to eliminate the need for regular needles to deliver vaccines. Gill earned his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Panjab University in 1994 and his doctorate in bioengineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007.
Predicting the severity of a hurricane can mean the difference between life and death. URI Professor of Oceanography Isaac Ginis makes it his business to predict the power of these ferocious storms with a computer model so successful it was adopted by the National Weather Service. As one of the few scientists worldwide to show the role the ocean plays in hurricanes, Ginis essentially proved that ocean temperature is the most important factor in hurricane intensity and power. Ginis’s research efforts have resulted in pioneering advances in modeling of the tropical cyclone-ocean interactions that have led to significant improvements in hurricane intensity forecast skills. His research group has contributed to the development of the Hurricane Weather Research Forecast model used by the U.S. National Hurricane Center and Joint Typhoon Warning Center for operational forecasting of tropical cyclones in all ocean basins. He is currently leading a project funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop advanced modeling capabilities for more accurate representation of hurricane hazards and impacts in Southern New England. The project allows DHS and other agencies to better understand the consequences of coastal and inland hazards associated with extreme hurricanes and Nor’easters and to better prepare coastal communities for future risks.
In 1993, Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D., founded the Sbarro Institute with a generous donation from Mario Sbarro, the Founder of the Sbarro restaurant chain, following Dr. Giordano’s discovery of the tumor suppressor gene pRb2. Initially named the Sbarro Institute, the research center was located at Thomas Jefferson University, where Dr. Giordano was a professor. When Dr. Giordano moved to Temple University in 2002, he and twenty fellow scientists forged a new, three-year alliance with Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Under the new arrangement, the original Sbarro Institute was renamed the Sbarro Health Research Organization, Inc. (SHRO), which includes the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine at Temple and the SHRO-affiliated laboratory at the University of Siena in Siena, Italy. Under a 2005 agreement, the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine received continued funding from Temple and expanded its program to include work on the relationship between obesity and cancer and instituted a new program on molecular therapeutics to explore how molecular genetic research can be applied to patient therapies and diagnostics. SHRO relies on grants and private donations to fund important biomedical research.
Director, UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT ProgramUniversity of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences
Concussion, concussion and football, traumatic brain injuries, Youth, Neuroplasticity, post-traumatic epilepsy, concussion and sports, Sports-Related Head Injury, Brain Development, helmet studies, Neuroimaging, Genetic Markers
Before joining UCLA, Giza worked on the Yosemite Search and Rescue team. In 2011, he traveled to Afghanistan as a civilian advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense. He co-chaired the American Academy of Neurology committee that developed an evidence-based practice guideline for the management of sports concussions from 2009-2013. He currently serves on advisory committees for traumatic brain injuries/concussion with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Major League Soccer and U.S. Soccer Federation. He has been a clinical consultant for the National Football League, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer.
Tracy R. G. Gladstone, Ph.D., is an associate director and senior research scientist at the Wellesley Centers for Women as well as the inaugural director of the Robert S. and Grace W. Stone Primary Prevention Initiatives, which aims to research, develop, and evaluate programs to prevent the onset of depression and other mental health concerns in children and adolescents. She is also an assistant in psychology at Boston Children’s Hospital, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a research scientist at Judge Baker Children’s Center. At the Wellesley Centers for Women, Gladstone is evaluating an internet-based depression prevention intervention for at-risk adolescents in a multi-site, federally funded trial. As a senior member of the Baer Prevention Initiatives Dissemination Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, she is working on developing and disseminating web-based educational resources for clinicians and for parents who are concerned about depression. She has served as a senior member of the Preventive Intervention Project research team at Judge Baker Children’s Center, which compares two family-based prevention programs for early adolescents at risk for depression because they have a parent with a depressive disorder. She also has developed and piloted a cognitive-behavioral group intervention for women who are recovering from fistula repair surgery in Ethiopia. Gladstone holds a health service provider psychologist license in Massachusetts and has been trained in evidence-based clinical prevention and intervention protocols. She has conducted prevention-oriented work with children and families, and she has served as a clinical supervisor for researchers working with depressed families, as well as for clinical trainees. She has co-authored a number of peer-reviewed manuscripts reporting the results of her research endeavors and has taken an active role in teaching about depression, prevention, and intervention in local, national, and international settings.
Dr. Baron is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She is a clinical psychologist with specialty training in Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Dr. Baron completed her bachelor's degree with honors and distinction at the Ohio State University. She completed her master's degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Utah. Her predoctoral residency in health psychology was completed at Rush University Medical School. After graduate school, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health services research as well as an MPH degree at Northwestern University. Prior to her position at the University of Utah, Dr. Baron held faculty positions at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Rush University Medical School. Dr. Baron is involved in sleep research as well as providing non-drug treatment for sleep disorders. In the clinic, she provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), the most effective treatment for chronic insomnia. She also delivers cognitive and behavioral treatment for other sleep disorders including circadian disorders, problems using CPAP treatment in sleep apnea, nightmares, sleepwalking, and coping with disorders of excessive sleepiness such as narcolepsy. Dr. Baron also translates her passion for the science of sleep and sleep disorders treatment as the director of the behavioral sleep medicine training program and is enthusiastic about increasing the training and awareness of non-drug treatments for sleep disorders because they are highly effective at improving sleep and quality of life. Her research has been supported by the NIH, including the completion of a K23 mentored patient-oriented research award and a current 5 year R01 research project examing the role of sleep and circadian disruption on appetite regulation. Dr. Baron's research has been widely covered by the press including being featured in the press such as the New York Times, Cooking Light, Men's Health, Webmd.com, Wirecutter.com, and US News and World Report.
Associate Professor | Academic Director, Dingman Center for EntrepreneurshipUniversity of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business
Technological Entrepreneurship, Technological Change & Policy, Applied Econometrics, Industrial Organization, Economic & Business History, Science Policy, Tech IPOs, Tech Bubbles
Dr. Brent Goldfarb is an Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship in the M&O Department at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business. Goldfarb's research focuses on how the production and exchange of technology differs from more traditional economic goods, with a focus on the implications on the role of startups in the economy. He focuses on such questions as how do markets and employer policies affect incentives to discover new commercially valuable technologies and when is it best to commercialize them through new technology-based firms? Why do radical technologies appear to be the domain of startups? And how big was the dot.com boom? Copies of Dr. Goldfarb's publications and working papers have been downloaded over 1200 times.
Ernest Goss is the Jack MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics at Creighton University and served as the initial director for Creighton’s Institute for Economic Inquiry. He is also principal of the Goss Institute in Denver, Colo. Goss received his Ph.D. in economics from The University of Tennessee in 1983 and is a former faculty research fellow at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. He was a visiting scholar with the Congressional Budget Office for 2003-2004, and has testified before the U.S. Congress, the Kansas Legislature, and the Nebraska Legislature. In the fall of 2005, the Nebraska Attorney General appointed Goss to head a task force examining gasoline pricing in the state.
Scientific Director, Translational Data Science Integrated Research CenterFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
data-driven immunotherapy, technology convergence, Data science research, translational data, Computational Biology, Computational Science, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Stochastic, Flow Cytometry, data-driven research, high-speed genome sequencing
Dr. Raphael Gottardo is a computational biologist who specializes in applying rapidly evolving ideas in data science to solving problems in cancer and related diseases. As scientific director of the Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center, he is at the center of the busy intersection of biology, data science and technology at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. His goal is to expand data-driven innovations for patients by cultivating a cross-disciplinary environment in which doctors and laboratory scientists work seamlessly with their colleagues in biostatistics and computational sciences to take advantage of the flood of information made possible by advanced technologies. The aim is to bring scientific discoveries from research labs to the bedside sooner using data-driven approaches. To do so, bench scientists and clinical researchers from many corners of the Hutch work collaboratively with experts in data science. Much of his work is focused on profiling the cellular components of the human immune system – using data science to understand how to make immunotherapies work better for patients. “It’s when you get into the details that it really becomes interesting,” he said. “The immune system is very complex, and it turns out we don’t know a whole lot about it yet. Looking at these single-cell technologies generating massive amounts of data has brought me to really cool statistical and computational challenges.” Dr. Gottardo’s own research involves the development of computational tools for vaccine and immunology studies, including high-throughput experiments that may use flow cytometry or high-speed genome sequencing. His current studies include: • Statistical and computational analysis of flow cytometry data • Development of statistical and computational methods for single-cell genomics • Immune responses to malaria and HIV infection and immunization within the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC) • Development of the HIPC database and research portal (www.immunespace.org) • Contribution to the Bioconductor project, an open computing resource for genomics • Leadership for the Vaccine and Immunology Statistical Center of the Collaboration for AIDS Vaccine Discovery of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation • Leadership for the Vaccine Statistical Support (VSS) Global Health Vaccine Accelerating Platform (GH-VAP) of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Dr. Gottardo is the J. Orin Edson Foundation Endowed Chair at Fred Hutch and a member of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease and Public Health Sciences Divisions. He, along with other Fred Hutch researchers, is co-leading a collaboration with the Allen Institute for Immunology to chart the human immune system by harnessing big data and emerging technologies. An affiliate professor of statistics at the University of Washington, he teaches courses in stochastic modeling, bioinformatics and statistical computing and supervises biostatistics and statistics doctoral students on statistical-methods research for high-dimensional omics data analysis
Jeremy Grace has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2000. He is also the coordinator of the International Relations program. He is a lecturer of international relations and director of the IR program at SUNY Geneseo. He received his M.A in International Affairs from American University in Washington DC in 1995. Prior to joining the Geneseo faculty in 2000, he worked for four years designing democratization and elections programs with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and East Timor. He has published studies and discussion papers for the IOM, IFES, and the World Bank, and served as Senior Advisor to the IOM Political Rights and Enfranchisement System Strenthening project aimed at protecting the political rights of refugees and conflict-forced migrants. As part of the project, he has provided technical assistance related to peacebuilding, refugees, and democratization to national governments and international organizations through field assessments to Kosovo, Liberia, Uganda, Nepal, and Afghanistan, among others.
Alessandro Grattoni obtained his bachelor's and master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino. Grattoni also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in nanomedicine and biomedical engineering at The University of Texas Health Science Center. His research focuses on the development and clinical translation of implantable nanofluidic technologies for drug delivery, molecular sieving and cell transplantation. Grattoni areas of expertise are nanomedicine, nanofluidics, drug delivery, implantable devices, silicon technologies, and space medicine.
Autumn Green, Ph.D., is an applied sociologist and nationally recognized scholar in higher education and anti-poverty programs. Her research and advocacy focus on college access and success for low-income, first-generation, and non-traditional students, especially student parents. As a research scientist at WCW, Dr. Green is finalizing multiple publication projects based on her research on college access and success for student parents and their children, particularly a book-length manuscript (with Amanda Freeman, University of Hartford) tentatively titled Low-Income Parents in Higher Education, with the support of a Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award; she is also working on several article-length manuscripts. Additionally, Dr. Green is developing a pilot and demonstration project proposal for, The Two-Generation Classroom, offering a new approach to postsecondary teaching & learning. Green has presented across the country on two-generational anti-poverty approaches. Most recently, she served as principal investigator on major grants through the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Ascend at the Aspen Institute, and the U.S. Department of Education as director of National Replication for the Keys to Degrees Program, founding director of the National Center for Student Parent Programs, and assistant professor of Sociology at Endicott College. Green earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology at Boston College, where she was awarded a nationally competitive American Dissertation Fellowship by the AAUW, as well as multiple competitive awards. She also holds an M.Ed. in Community, Arts and Education from Lesley University, and completed her undergraduate degrees at the University of Oregon and Chemeketa Community College.
Dr. Daniel Green is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and director of the Pediatric Sports Program at HSS. He has special expertise in pediatric sports medicine, specifically knee injuries and pediatric knee surgery, with over 80 percent of his surgical practice focused on knee surgery in children and adolescents. Dr. Green serves as fellowship director of the Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and associate director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Training Program at HSS. He has authored over 100 articles and a dozen book chapters on conditions of the knee. Dr. Green has provided care to young athletes involved at the highest level of a variety of sports and understands the emotional impact associated with sports injuries. Athletes from regional all-star teams and high performance national teams, including Olympic athletes, have sought Dr. Green’s professional medical advice and opinion. He typically follows his athlete patients through their college careers and has also had the opportunity to follow some into their professional careers. He is credentialed as a team physician by the FIVB (Federation Internationale De Volleyball) and provides medical coverage for the USA Women’s National Volleyball Team. Dr. Green has over 20 years of experience in managing difficult fractures and injuries in children and adolescents, often providing emergency care. He is actively involved as a faculty member and leader in AO North America and AO International, one of a limited number of organizations that educate surgeons from around the world on the surgical treatment of pediatric fractures. After being nominated by the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, Dr. Green became a member of the US Government’s Medical Specialty Enhancement Team (MSET). This program links pediatric orthopedic surgeons to federal disaster medical teams when needed during disaster response.
Director, University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland SecurityUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore
Public Health, Emergency & disaster management, Terrorism, Homeland Security, financial regulation, Derivatives, Markets, National Security, Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity, ransomware, covid 19 economy, Defense Production Act, domestic terrorism
Michael Greenberger is the Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) and a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. CHHS works on a broad range of homeland security and emergency response issues for federal, state, and local governmental agencies, as well as universities and public health entities. CHHS has a staff of more than 40 professionals, many of whom are recent graduates of the School of Law. More information about CHHS can be found at www.mdchhs.com. Since joining the School of Law in 2001, Professor Greenberger designed and teaches two courses focused on counterterrorism and emergency response, “Homeland Security and the Law of Counterterrorism,” introduced in 2002, and “National Security, Foreign Intelligence, and Privacy,” which was taught for, and taught in, the first time in the Spring 2014 semester. Professor Greenberger also served as the administrator for a course entitled “Freddie Gray’s Baltimore: Past, Present, and Moving Forward,” a course that examines the causes of the 2015 Baltimore unrest and possible solutions by focusing on social, economic and other issues, including policing practices, criminal justice, access to housing, health care, education, joblessness and community development. He also led the development and oversees the teaching of four related crisis management courses taught by CHHS senior attorney staff members at the law school: “Law and Policy of Emergency Public Health Response;” “Law and Policy of Cybersecurity;” and “Law and Policy of Emergency Management;” and “Cybercrimes.” Professor Greenberger has also taught Constitutional Law and a seminar on “Futures, Options, and Derivatives,” and furthers the academic efforts of the University of Maryland, Baltimore as a member of the Faculty Senate and Faculty Senate Advisory Committee, as well as the Faculty Advisory Council for the Maryland Higher Education Commission. Professor Greenberger is often called upon to lend his extensive professional expertise outside the Center and University. He is currently a member of the Baltimore Washington Cyber Task Force; served by appointment of the Governor of Maryland on the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence, and now serves by appointment of the Maryland Attorney General on the Maryland Cybersecurity Council. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Law and National Security Advisory Committee, and a member of The National Academies’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law. He has also previously served as both the Vice Chair and Chair of the Maryland Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council. Professor Greenberger regularly comments on homeland security and emergency management topics for local and national media outlets, presents at professional conferences, and is among a handful of experts chosen in 2014 on the inaugural Editorial Board for the International Journal for Disaster and Military Medicine.
Tom Greenfield, PhD, is Scientific Director of the Public Health Institute’s Alcohol Research Group, in Emeryville California, which involves 15 multi-disciplinary research scientists bringing a broad range of expertise to bear on alcohol, other drug and mental health problems. Since 1995 Greenfield led and now co-lead the bi-decadal National Alcohol Surveys (NASs) conducted by the NIAAA-funded National Alcohol Research Center, that he directed from 1999 to 2015 (P50 AA005595, Years 20-35). Over time, the NAS has incorporated measures and interview modalities that he helped refine in a series of methodological studies. Greenfield trained as a clinical psychologist, afterwards adding epidemiological and health services expertise in part through postdoctoral years at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. Educated at Caltech, MIT and the University of Michigan, he has authored or coauthored over 250 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, books and monographs. Many are on health effects of alcohol and alcohol policy, often in collaboration with senior colleagues, early career scientists, and postdoctoral fellows. In addition to participating in many national and international projects, Dr. Greenfield has led numerous R-mechanism National Institutes of Health projects on such topics as alcohol policy evaluation, health disparities and alcohol-related mortality, alcohol intake measurement, and comparative cross-national studies. He currently leads two team-based Alcohol's Harms to Others R01 grants funded by NIAAA. One, together with his ARG colleague Dr. Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, examines ways that secondhand drinking can victimize partners, families, children, coworkers, and communities, using metrics such as the damage to mental health, health quality of life, and a family’s finances. A second is a similar multinational collaboration involving standardized questionnaires in over 30 countries that surveyed victims and perpetrators of alcohol’s harms, and involves multiple PIs and 15 international co-investigators. Both grants are examining in depth state and national policies, contextual, and protective influences, and ways to best reduce the toll of alcohol’s harms to communities. Selected recent publications: Wilsnack, S.C., Greenfield, T.K., Bloomfield, K.A., (in press). The GENAHTO Project (Gender and Alcohol's Harm to Others): design and methods for a multinational study of alcohol's harm to persons other than the drinker. International Journal of Alcohol & Drug Research. Greenfield, T. K. & Martinez, P. (2017) Alcohol as a risk factor for chronic disease: raising awareness and policy options. In: Giesbrecht, N. & Bosma, L. (Eds.), Preventing Alcohol-Related Problems: Evidence and Community-based Initiatives (pp 33-50). Washington, DC: APHA Press. Greenfield, T.K., Ye, Y., Lown, E.A., Cherpitel, C.J., Zemore, S., & Borges, G. (2017) Alcohol use patterns and DSM-5 alcohol use disorder on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research 41:769-778. [DOI: 10.1111/acer.13356] PMICD: PMC5378627 Greenfield, T.K., Karriker-Jaffe, K.J., Kerr, W.C., Ye, Y., & Kaplan, L.M. (2016) Those harmed by others’ drinking are more depressed and distressed, Drug and Alcohol Review, 35(1):22-29 [doi: 10.1111/dar.12324]. PMCID: PMC4775452 Greenfield, T.K., Bond J., Kerr W.C. (2014) Biomonitoring for improving alcohol consumption surveys: the new gold standard? Alcohol Research: Current Reviews 36(1): 39-44. PMCID: PMC4432857 Greenfield, T. K. (2013) [Editorial] Alcohol (and other drugs) in public health research. American Journal of Public Health 103(4):582.