Expert Directory

Black Masculinity, Sexuality, Race Theory, Popular Culture

McCune has written widely on issues relating to masculinity, particularly black masculinity, as well as queer studies, sexuality theory, critical race theory, performance studies and popular culture. His book, “Sexual Discretion: Black Masculinity and the Politics of Passing” (University of Chicago Press, 2014), examines the lives of African-American men who have sex with men while maintaining a heterosexual lifestyle in public.

Kellie A. McElhaney, Ph.D.

Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Founding Director of the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Diversity, Equity, Strategies of Diversity and Inclusion, Equity Fluent Leadership, Gender Equity, Gender Wage Gap, Corporate Social Responsibility, Conscious Inclusion, women in leadership

Kellie A. McElhaney is a leading expert on equity fluent leadership, value-creating strategies of diversity and inclusion, and corporate social responsibility. She is on the Berkeley Haas faculty as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow and is the Founding Director of the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL). 

Launched in November 2017, EGAL’s mission is to educate equity fluent leaders to ignite and accelerate change. Equity fluent leaders understand the value of different lived experiences and courageously use their power to address barriers, increase access, and drive change for positive impact. McElhaney helped develop the equity fluent leadership concept and teaches it across the country and around the world.

In 2003, McElhaney founded the Center for Responsible Business, solidifying corporate responsibility as a core competency and competitive advantage for the Haas School. Haas was rated #1 in the world for corporate responsibility by The Financial Times. She received the Founder and Visionary Award at Haas in 2013 for this work.

McElhaney wrote a book entitled “Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand.” She writes case studies of companies who are investing in women and equity-fluent leadership (Wal-Mart, Gap, Inc., Boston Consulting Group, Zendesk), and conducts research in the area of equal, pay, conscious inclusion, equity fluent leadership, and value-creating strategies of diversity and inclusion.

McElhaney consults and keynotes for Global 1000 companies and organizations all over the world on her areas of expertise, and has a TED talk. 

Jason McLellan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular Biosciences

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Drugs, Immunology

Jason McLellan specializes in understanding the structure and function of viral proteins, including those of coronaviruses. His research focuses on applying structural information to the rational design of vaccines and other therapies for viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. McLellan and his team collaborated with researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Vaccine Research Center to design a stabilized version of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, which forms the basis of several leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates, including those by Moderna, Novavax, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer/BioNTech.

Dr. McLellan earned a BS in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Afterward, he obtained his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland in the laboratory of Dr. Daniel Leahy. He then carried out postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health's Vaccine Research Center in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Kwong and in collaboration with Dr. Barney Graham. In the Fall of 2013, he joined the faculty at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in the Department of Biochemistry, and in January 2018 he moved his laboratory to the University of Texas at Austin and became a member of the Department of Molecular Biosciences.

2020 William Prusoff Memorial Award (International Society for Antiviral Research)

2019 Viruses Young Investigator in Virology Prize

2018 American Crystallographic Association Etter Early Career Award

2015 Charles H. Hood Foundation Child Health Research Award

2012 Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology

Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology

McMichael has published numerous articles and book chapters on the subjects of scalp and hair disorders and quality of life issues surrounding disorders of pigmentation. She is listed in Best Doctors in America and is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. McMichael has served on several editorial review boards and is a contributing editor for Cosmetic Dermatology as well as a contributing editor for reviews in The Dermatologist.

Laxmi Mehta, M.D.

Director, Preventative Cardiology and Women's Hear

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Women's Heart Health, Women's Heart Disease, preventative cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease, cardiovascular disease and women, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cardiac Imaging

Laxmi Mehta, M.D., FACC, FAHA is the Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Health Program and an Associate Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Mehta is also the Associate Program Director for Education for Ohio State’s Center for Women’s Health. 

She is the President of the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and has previously served two terms as Secretary/Treasurer for the Ohio-ACC Chapter. Additionally, she is the Immediate Past President of the metro Columbus Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and now currently serves on the Great Rivers Affiliate Board for the American Heart Association. She sits on several national committees for both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Dr. Mehta was chosen by Business First Magazine as one of Columbus' Top 40 under 40 in 2010 and honored as one of 12 women for the 2012 Women for Economic Leadership (WELD) Women You Should Know Calendar Honoree. 

She specializes in women’s cardiovascular health, prevention and cardiac imaging. Dr. Mehta is an avid promoter and educator on women’s cardiovascular health and has published a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. She received her M.D. degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in Rootstown, Ohio in 1998. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training and Clinical Cardiology fellowship training at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan in 2001 and 2005. 

Dental Health, UTHealth School of Dentistry, oral surgery


Marco Mielcarek, MD

Medical Director of the Adult Blood and Marrow Tra

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Cancer, Bone Marrow, Oncology, Blood Cancers, Stem Cell, Transplantation

Dr. Mielcarek believes that individualizing treatment according to the patient's needs and philosophy, combined with incorporating up-to-date research knowledge, are key ingredients for excellent patient care.
Clinical Expertise

    Blood stem cell and bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies
    Graft-versus-Host Disease (GVHD)


    Medical Director, Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch
    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medical Oncology, University of Washington

Education and Training

    MD: Freie Universität Berlin, 1986
    PhD: Freie Universität Berlin, 1987
    Residency: Freie Universität Berlin, Internal Medicine, 1987-1993
    Research Fellowship: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1994-1999
    Residency: University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 1999-2000
    Fellowship: University of Washington, Medical Oncology, 2000-2003

Functional Trait Diversity and Evolution, Root-Shoot Interaction, G x E Interaction, Agro-Ecosystem Sustainability

The Miller Lab has zeroed in on long-lived crops as one possible tool to build a sustainable agricultural system. Long-lived crops, or perennials, live for many years, enriching the soil, and their deep roots combat erosion and sequester more carbon. In a world where 70% of crops are annuals, conversion of even a fraction to perennial crops would have a big environmental impact. “For years, humans have grown crops to serve human needs, often at the expense of the environment. It’s time we developed crops that can benefit the planet, as well as humans.”

Allison and her team are currently trialing 12 herbaceous perennial species as candidates for crop development. It takes a long time to domesticate plants, and for longer-lived plants, it takes even longer. To speed the process, the Miller Lab is attempting early stage selection—predicting future traits from early life stage traits—an endeavor that she credits to Danforth Center resources. “The Danforth Center has incredible infrastructure. We have the computational power and know-how, unique robotic trait monitoring, the world’s best research greenhouses, expert staff, all under one roof. It makes cutting-edge research possible.”

Today, as a principal investigator at the Danforth Center and professor of biology at Saint Louis University, Allison is still fascinated by the diversity of plants. She sees in them hope and potential to save the world: “Plants offer unlimited potential solutions to every major agricultural and ecological problem we are facing. We are not tapped out—we are not even close to discovering all the plant biodiversity that might help.”

Natalie B. Milman, Ph. D

Professor of Educational Technology and Director of the Educational Technology Leadership Program

George Washington University

Learning, Inclusion, issues of diversity, digital equity

Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D. is Professor of Educational Technology and Director of the Educational Technology Leadership Program at The George Washington University and a member of the interdisciplinary Human-Technology Collaborations Ph.D. program and research lab ( She is on the steering committee and a member of GW’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers and winner of the 2017 Bender Teaching Award. Her research focuses on the design of instruction and models for the effective leadership and integration of technology at all academic levels; online student support needs, engagement, and learning; issues of diversity, inclusion, and digital equity; and the use of digital portfolios for professional development.

She serves as the co-editor of the Current Practice Section of "Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education" and has published numerous journal articles, including in "Computers in the Schools," "Journal of Research on Technology and Education," "Journal of Technology and Teacher Education," "Online Learning," and the "Quarterly Review of Distance Education." She presents frequently at conferences and has co-authored several book chapters and books. Her most recent book is entitled, "Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners."

Dr. Milman earned a doctorate in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education with a graduate specialization designed to prepare technology leaders. She began her career in education as a second grade, science specialist, mentor, and technology teacher in Los Angeles County, California. She has taught at the graduate school level since 1997 and online since 2001.

Primary Care, healthcare purchasers, Healthcare, Policymakers, Social Policy

As President and CEO, Elizabeth Mitchell advances the organization’s strategic focus areas of redesigning health care delivery, driving affordability, and optimizing markets. Mitchell leads PBGH in mobilizing purchasers, to support high-quality affordable care – achieving measurable impacts on health outcomes and affordability including quality, patient-reported outcomes and satisfaction, and the appropriateness of delivered care.

At PBGH, Mitchell leverages her extensive experience in working with healthcare purchasers, providers, policymakers, and payers to improve quality and cost. Mitchell previously served as Senior Vice President for Healthcare and Community Health Transformation at Blue Shield of California, during which time she designed Blue Shield’s strategy for transforming practice, payment and community health. Mitchell also served as the President and CEO of the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement (NRHI), a network of regional quality improvement and measurement organizations; served as CEO of Maine’s business coalition on health (the Maine Health Management Coalition); worked within an integrated delivery system (MaineHealth); and was elected to the Maine State Legislature, serving as a State Representative.

Mitchell served as Vice Chairperson of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee, Board and Executive Committee Member of the National Quality Forum (NQF), Member of the National Academy of Medicine’s “Vital Signs” Study Committee on core metrics, and a Guiding Committee Member for the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network.

Mitchell holds a degree in religion from Reed College and studied social policy at the London School of Economics.

Todd Mockler, Ph.D.

Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator, Member

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center

Biotic and Abiotic Interactions, crop improvement, Sustainable Bioenergy, Genomics and Data Science, Metabolic Systems and Synthetic Biology

Todd is the Geraldine and Robert Virgil Distinguished Investigator at the Danforth Center and cofounder of Benson Hill. He is renowned as one of the pioneers who helped marry big data to plant science.

The Mockler Lab is working at the forefront of sorghum research, but that focus developed almost through chance. Todd was working mostly in model plants in 2012, when he was invited to attend a sorghum conference as an external observer. “Sorghum has this amazing crop with innate drought and heat tolerance—I realized I wanted to work with it.” Today, 80 percent of the Mockler Lab’s work is sorghum-focused, both for food and biofuel.

The work he’s most proud of so far is the TERRA-REF project. Plant breeding is currently limited by the speed at which phenotypes can be measured and how efficiently actionable biological information can be extracted from these measurements. The TERRA-REF field scanner is an outdoor phenotyping system in Maricopa, AZ, equipped with sensors to monitor crops growing in field conditions. The data collected and analyzed in the project is being used to accelerate sorghum breeding. “In 4 years, we went from an empty field to operating the world’s largest agricultural robot,” says Todd. The project includes more than 50 researchers, 14 different entities, has sequenced 400 sorghum genomes and established a data science infrastructure and knowledge base. As the initial project winds down, that infrastructure remains, and Danforth Center colleague Andrea Eveland, Ph.D., among others, have new projects that will continue to use it.

Alcohol, HIV, TBI, metabolic alterations , Muscle, Inflamation

Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD, is the Richard Ashman Professor and Head of Physiology, and Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans’ School of Medicine.  Dr. Molina's training as a physician prior to completing training in physiology provides her with a unique systems approach to study the biomedical consequences of chronic heavy alcohol use, with emphasis on the pathophysiological mechanisms that aggravate HIV disease progression. Her research focuses on the interaction of chronic alcohol consumption on progression of HIV disease in preclinical models and in translational studies.  Her research involves integrating in vivo with ex vivo approaches to understand the contribution of organ systems to disease pathogenesis. Another area of research interest and ongoing investigations is the interaction of alcohol with outcomes from traumatic brain injury. Her work examines the mechanisms that lead to greater alcohol drinking during the post-injury phase, and the potential role of the endocannabinoid system in modulating those responses. Dr. Molina is interested in translating research findings to the community at large, and in educating the lay public on the consequences of excessive alcohol consumption. This is particularly relevant to young students and parents as they make decisions on alcohol drinking throughout their life.
Senior advisor for global health to Georgetown University President John J DeGioia; senior fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy; and senior scholar, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Monahan served as the special advisor for Global Health Partnerships at the US Department of State (2010-2014) as well as a counselor to the secretary and director of global health affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2009-2010). While at HHS, Monahan served as the U.S. Government’s primary contact with the leadership of the World Health Organization during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and helped coordinate the U.S.-led diplomatic strategy to secure commitments from developed countries for donating influenza vaccines to low-income countries.

Monahan can discuss the obligation of WHO and member states to support and respond to disease outbreaks.

Risk Analysis, Engineering Economic Analysis, Health Policy, decision analysis, strategic decision making, emerging threats

Gilberto Montibeller is a Full Professor of Management Science at Loughborough University (UK) and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southern California (USA). He joined Loughborough in 2015 after spending a decade as a tenured faculty in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. He has taken senior management roles at Loughborough University, as Associate Dean for Enterprise and Head of the Management Science and Operations Group.

He has a BSc in Electrical Engineering (UFSC), MSc in Engineering Economic Analysis (UFSC) and PhD in Engineering Economic Analysis (UFSC/Univ. of Strathclyde). After his doctorate, he continued his studies as a pos-doc research fellow in Management Science at the University of Strathclyde.

Prof Montibeller is an expert on strategic risk and decision analysis. His main areas of application are global health prioritisations and health risk management, having led projects for the World Health Organization, Pan-American Health Organization, UK Department for Environment, Health and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK Department of Health, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), USAID, among others.

He is Associate Editor of the Informs Decision Analysis journal and has served as area editor of the Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis. He has published widely in top journals in decision sciences. The quality of his research has been recognised by best publications awards from the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Informs), the Society for Risk Analysis, and the International Society on Multi-Criteria Decision Making.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria), and CNRS Lamsade at Paris Dauphine University (France). He is a visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Adjunct Professor at the Hertie School of Government (Germany) and IE Business School (Spain). 

Prof Montibeller has extensive experience with executive education over more than 20 years, having taught courses at the LSE executive schools (UK), LSE corporate education (UK), Warwick Business School (UK), Hertie School of Government (Germany) and IE Business School (Spain).

Addiction, Opiods, Cannabis, Alcoholism, Psychiatry

Dr. Larissa Mooney is a board certified addiction psychiatrist with expertise in the treatment of substance use disorders and psychiatric comorbidity.  After obtaining residency training at New York University, she completed a fellowship in addiction psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.  Dr. Mooney is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic, where she teaches psychiatrists in training in the clinical management of dual diagnoses.  Dr. Mooney serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).  She has conducted research on treatment interventions for addictive disorders, including methamphetamine, cocaine and opioid use disorder and has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to study clinical outcomes in individuals with cannabis use disorder.   

Amy Moore, Ph.D.

Director of Science & Research,GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer

Cancer, Lung Cancer, Virology, Vaccines

Dr. Amy Moore is the Director of Science and Research at GO2 Foundation. Dr. Amy C. Moore is a PhD-trained virologist and cancer researcher and has spent over a decade working on large statewide and multi-institution initiatives in cancer and vaccines. She currently serves as Director of Science & Research for the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer and also works closely with GO2 Foundation's sister organization, the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI), to build research capacity in emerging areas of concern to the lung cancer community.  

Because of her virology training and position as a leader in the advocacy community, Dr. Moore has become a highly sought-after expert to discuss the intersection of lung cancer and COVID-19. Since early March, she has participated in over half a dozen panel discussions, webinars, and interviews with leading groups such as IASLC, CURE, US News & World Report to discuss the threat COVID-19 presents to patients with lung cancer and how we can mobilize research to understand this risk. 

Don A. Moore, Ph.D.

Professor | Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business

Organization Behaviour, Overconfidence, Negotiation, Ethical Choice

Don Moore is the Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication at Berkeley Haas. He received his PhD in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University. His research interests include overconfidence—including when people think they are better than they actually are, when people think they are better than others, and when they are too sure they know the truth. He is only occasionally overconfident.

Expertise and Research Interests:

Ethical Choice

Positions Held:

2016 – present, Professor, Management of Organizations Group, Haas School of Business
2010 – 2016, Associate Professor, Management of Organizations Group, Haas School of Business
Courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
2015 – present, Faculty Director, Xlab
2000 – 2010, Assistant to Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Sport, Sport In Society, Sport culture, Sport and politics, Sport and media

Stephen Mosher is a professor of sport management and media. Mosher has coached youth sports himself for over 25 years and studies the issues of sport in popular culture. He is currently working on an ethnography of bowling, which discusses how that sport plays a central role in the civic engagement of blue collars workers. In 2001, he wrote a series of columns for on the Little League World Series scandal involving pitcher Danny Almonte, who played despite being two years over the age limit.

Neta Moye, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Leadership | Assistant Dean and Executive Director of the Office of Career Services

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business

Leadership, Workplace Adaptability, Career Strategy

Dr. Moye has over 25 years of experience in the field of human resources with particular expertise in helping individuals develop leader skills. She has spent the last 10 years focused on the practice of leadership development across academic, industry, and government settings. She has experience both designing and delivering leadership development solutions across the full range of development activities including formal classroom curricula, experiential development activities, executive coaching, and leader assessments and debriefs. 

Dr. Moye’s background has given her broad exposure to the practice of leadership development. As a former faculty member of Vanderbilt University, Neta was the founding faculty director for Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management Leadership Development program; a program ranked among the top 10 in the world by BusinessWeek rankings. She also supported Executive Education at Vanderbilt, helping to build and deliver innovative leadership development programming for corporate clients.  As a consultant with PDRI, A CEB Company, she led the design and development of cutting edge products and services to help clients build their next generation of leaders in both government agencies and private sector corporations.

The particular leadership development challenge that Dr. Moye is focused on at the moment is how to help leaders leverage the developmental power of day-to-day experiences, and how to more fully integrate experiential learning into formal leadership development programs. This includes exploring how to increase a leader’s learning agility; that is, their willingness and ability to learn from experience.  

Dr. Moye’s involvement in leadership development also includes being an award winning instructor; she has designed and delivered courses to thousands of individuals spanning private and public sector, all levels of leaders, and both non-degree and degree students within three top-25 MBA programs. Most recently, in her work with the Department of Defense, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, Dr. Moye has designed and delivered workshops to global audiences of staff and managers on the topics of adaptability, conversations about performance, and collaborating to improve performance.

Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology and Founder, Institute for International Internet Interventions for Health (i4Health)

Palo Alto University

Depression, Internet Intervention for mental health, tele-mental health

Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D. is a depression prevention and treatment researcher and Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology at Palo Alto University. From 1977 to 2012, he was professor of psychology at the School of Medicine of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), based at San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH), where he served as Chief Psychologist for 26 years. Dr. Muñoz has been the recipient of many awards, including the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from UCSF and the George Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching from the UCSF Department of Psychiatry. He is now Professor Emeritus at UCSF. He has been a pioneer in the development of Internet interventions for health since the 1990’s and was a founding member of the board of directors for the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions from 2010 to 2013. He has most recently founded i4Health, an institute dedicated to developing, evaluating, and disseminating evidence-based psychological interventions in multiple languages for people worldwide using Internet sites and mobile applications.

Muñoz immigrated from Perú to the Mission District in San Francisco in 1961, at age 10. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford and his doctorate at the University of Oregon in Eugene. He was the first psychologist to join the faculty of the UCSF Department of Psychiatry at San Francisco General Hospital in 1977. In 1985, he founded the SFGH Depression Clinic, the first cognitive-behavioral service at UCSF. He became Chief Psychologist at SFGH in 1986, and Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Program from 1992 to 2012. His research focuses on the development of prevention and treatment interventions for depression and applications of these methods to help people stop smoking. He founded the UCSF/SFGH Latino Mental Health Research Program in 1992. He began work on international randomized trials via the Internet in 1998, and founded the UCSF/SFGH Internet World Health Research Center in 2004. He was the PI on the first randomized controlled trial to prevent major depression. He has served on both Institute of Medicine committees which produced major reports on prevention of mental disorders in 1994 and 2009. His latest contributions to the area of prevention of depression include articles in the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology (2010), the American Psychologist (2012), and a chapter in the Handbook of Depression (2014).