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Margaret Moore, MBA

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Margaret Moore is a 17-year veteran of the biotechnology industry in the US, UK, Canada, France. In 2000, Margaret founded Wellcoaches Corporation, in strategic partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine, which has trained more than 10,000 health professionals as health and wellness coaches in 45 countries. Margaret is co-founder and co-director of the Institute of Coaching at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate, and co-director of the annual Coaching in Leadership & Healthcare conference offered by Harvard Medical School. Margaret teaches a Science of Coaching Psychology program at Harvard University Extension School. She co-founded and co-leads the National Consortium for Credentialing Health & Wellness Coaches, and led the formation of a strategic partnership with the National Board of Medical Examiners to deliver national standards and certification for health and wellness coaches. Margaret co-authored the Coaching Psychology Manual published by Wolters Kluwer (2009, 2015), and two Harvard Health books: Organize Your Mind, Organize Your Life (Harlequin, 2012), and Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life (William Morrow, 2016).
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Medha Munshi, MD

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Medha Munshi, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. She is a geriatrician and an endocrinologist. She practices primary care geriatrics at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and directs geriatric diabetes program at the Joslin Diabetes Center. This program uses interdisciplinary program beyond the traditional diabetes program that considers clinical, functional and psychosocial barriers faced by older adults before formulating individualized treatment strategies. The primary focus of Dr. Munshi’ s clinical research is to identify challenges faced by older individuals with diabetes, to develop strategies to overcome these barriers, and to improve clinical and functional outcomes, including quality of life. One of the important areas for her investigation has been on the risks and poor outcomes of hypoglycemia in aging population. She has co-edited 2 textbooks on the topic of geriatric diabetes and contributed many chapters on this topic. Under the umbrella of the International Diabetes Federation, she co-authored the global guidelines on managing older people with type-2 diabetes. She also co-authored the consensus report on diabetes management in community-living older adults and the position statement for diabetes management in the LTC facilities published by the American Diabetes Association. She chaired the committee to author the Joslin Diabetes Center guidelines for the care of the older adults with diabetes. She has published many papers of original investigation on the subject of geriatric diabetes and has presented nationally and internationally on this topic.
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Jonathan Nadler, MD

Contributor

Emergency Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance Department of Emergency Medicine Education: Post-graduate Training: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston Doctor of Medicine: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Biology/Biotechnology from Tufts University Medford, MA
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Uma Naidoo, MD

Contributor

Dr. Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist and serves as the director of nutritional & lifestyle psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Naidoo trained at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and completed a consultation liaison fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Naidoo studied nutrition, and she also graduated from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts as a professional chef. She was awarded her culinary school’s most coveted award, the MFK Fisher Award for Innovation. Dr. Naidoo is regarded nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the field of nutritional psychiatry, having founded the first US hospital-based clinical service in this area. She is the author of the upcoming title, This is Your Brain on Food. With her passion for food and nutritional psychiatry, she will share her expertise on the integration of food, mental health, and medicine. Uma Naidoo, M.D. https://www.linkedin.com/in/umanaidoomd/
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James Naples, MD

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James Naples, MD, is a physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He earned his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and stayed there to complete his residency training in otolaryngology–head and neck surgery. He completed a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He has diverse clinical interests that include hearing loss and cochlear implants, skull base surgery, vestibular disorders, and medical history. In addition to his clinical practice, he has performed research in all of these areas. He hopes to integrate his research ideas to improve care and outcomes for all patients with ear-related clinical disorders.
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Pushpa Narayanaswami, MD, FAAN

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Pushpa Narayanaswami is a neuromuscular neurologist. She is the vice chair of clinical operations in the department of neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, and associate professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School. She is a clinician-educator and researcher with special interest in myasthenia gravis, myopathies, and muscular dystrophies.
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Janelle Nassim, MD

Contributor

Janelle Nassim, MD, is a dermatology resident in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Training Program. Her clinical interests are acne, laser and cosmetic dermatology, diet and dermatology, and accessibility and inclusion for patients with disabilities.
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Neera Nathan, MD, MSHS

Contributor

Dr. Neera Nathan is a dermatologist and researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Her clinical and research interests include dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser medicine. She is part of the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School, where she contributes to resident physician education.
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Judy Nee, MD

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Judy Nee, MD is a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. She serves as co-director of the GI Motility Lab at Beth Israel. She specializes in GI motility disorders and functional GI diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, constipation as well as movement disorders of esophagus.
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Justin Neiman

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Justin Neiman serves as the associate ombudsperson for Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is a skilled dispute resolution professional who has experience working in academic, corporate, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to coming to Harvard, Justin served as an assistant dean at Stanford University, working in student affairs and teaching courses on leadership and interpersonal learning.
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Leo Newhouse, LICSW

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Leo Newhouse, LICSW, is a Senior Social Worker in Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). In this capacity, he works with patients and families coping with life-limiting illness, aging, and loss. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing, and—weather permitting—riding his bike along Boston’s Emerald Necklace.
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Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH

Contributor

As a practicing general internist for many years, Dr. Nobel experienced “the front lines” of health care and its delivery. Currently, through his faculty appointments at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nobel’s teaching, research, and community based projects address the design of healthcare delivery systems that improve quality, cost-effectiveness and access. His work has been the basis of significant improvements in preventative, acute, chronic, rehabilitative, and end of life medical care that focus on understanding what quality healthcare means from a patient perspective, and how best to deliver it. Dr. Nobel is also a recognized leader in the field of medical humanities, an interdisciplinary endeavor that draws on a diverse range of fields, including the creative arts, to inform medical education and practice. He is the founder and president of the Foundation for Art and Healing (www.ArtandHealing.org) whose signature initiative, the UnLonely Project (www.UnLonelyProject.org), addressing the personal and public health challenges of loneliness and social isolation, has gained national visibility. His work is dedicated to exploring the important relationship between creative expression and health and well-being, bringing those benefits to individuals and communities through innovative programs and an active research agenda. Also a published poet, Dr. Nobel has received several awards for his poetry including the Bain-Swiggett Prize from Princeton University, and the American Academy of Poets Prize from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Margaret O'Connor, PhD, ABPP

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Dr. O’Connor holds a number of leadership positions in academic medicine and community settings. She is President Elect of the International Neuropsychological Society, a group whose mission focuses on promoting neuroscience and brain health initiatives across the world. As Director of Neuropsychology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, she coordinates the clinical work of a large staff and she has mentored over 80 students. In association with Dr. Alvaro Pascual Leone, she developed therapeutic programs to ehance memory, attention and overall cognitive fitness throug the Brain Fit Club. Dr. O’Connor is Co-Chair of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts and she is on the Board of Directors for the Association. She is Director of Research for DriveWise, an evidence based driving asesssment program, which has provided road tests for over 700 people. She has been involved in a number of public forums and legislative initiatives on impaired driving and she has produced videos to educate the public about this important topic. Dr. O’Connor is an Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School where she has been engaged in teaching and research. With NIH and private foundation support she conducted investigations of age realted memory loss as well as changes in cognition that occur in the context of degenerative brain conditions. Her specific interests have to do with long term retention of autobiographical and news events.
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Isioma D. Okolo, MBChB, MRCOG, DTMH

Contributor

Dr. Isioma D. Okolo is a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellow at the Program in Global Surgery and Social Change (PGSSC), and master of public health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is also an obstetrics & gynaecology senior resident in the National Health Service in Scotland. Twitter: @isiokolo
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Barbara Okun, PhD

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Barbara Okun, PhD, is a professor of counseling psychology at Northeastern University, a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a clinical psychologist and family therapist.
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Rose McKeon Olson, MD

Contributor

Rose McKeon Olson, MD, is a resident physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has special research interests in gender-based violence, social medicine, and global health equity.
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T. Salewa Oseni, MD

Contributor

T. Salewa Oseni, MD, is a breast surgical oncologist at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. She specializes in breast oncoplastic surgery, and has an appointment as an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Her research areas include management of high-risk DCIS and health care disparities. Dr. Oseni received her undergraduate training at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and her medical degree from the Case Western Reserve University. Following this, she was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy, and completed her general surgery training at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. She received her fellowship training in surgical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
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Andrew Oseran, MD, MBA

Contributor

Andrew Oseran MD, MBA is a clinical cardiology fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oseran graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in economics in 2010. He received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine as well as a master’s in business administration (MBA) from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2019. His research interests include questions related to the delivery of health care and understanding how domestic policy initiatives impact health care outcomes and cost.
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Reena L. Pande, MD

Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Reena Pande is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on the mechanisms by which exercise benefits people with cardiovascular disease.
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Wendy E. Parmet, JD

Guest Contributor

Wendy E. Parmet is the Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, where she is also the faculty director of the Center for Health Policy & Law. Her research focuses on access to health care and the use of the law to protect public health.
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Ann Partridge, MD, MPH

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Dr. Ann Partridge is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is vice chair of medical oncology and director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where she also leads the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. As a medical oncologist and clinical and health services researcher, she has sought to improve the care and outcomes of patients with cancer by conducting research and by developing innovative clinical programming. Her research focuses on communications with cancer survivors; risk perceptions; decision-making and quality of life; behavioral aspects of cancer care, including adherence with anticancer therapy; age and race disparities in breast cancer outcomes; understanding and intervening to improve survivorship care; long-term effects of cancer and cancer treatment; and the unique disease and issues facing young women with breast cancer. Her main focus in recent years is younger women with breast cancer. She co-founded and directs the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer. This novel program aims to improve care and health outcomes in young women with breast cancer at Dana-Farber, throughout New England, and beyond. In light of this highly successful program, Dr. Partridge was selected to lead the Adult Survivorship Program to enhance care and programming for the growing population of cancer survivors. Dr. Partridge is principal investigator for the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Study (YWS), a multi-institutional cohort of young women with breast cancer. The study enrolled over 1,300 women age 40 and younger at diagnosis. Dr. Partridge also serves in numerous leadership roles nationally and internationally. She is co-chair of the Breast Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, chair of the scientific program committee for American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2018, and co-chair of the biennial ESMO-ESO sponsored Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference. She served as chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women from 2010 to 2017. She has received numerous awards and grants, including a Champions of Change award from the White House, an ASCO Improving Cancer Care Grant, and the Edward J. Benz Jr. Award for Advancing the Careers of Women Faculty. After graduating from Georgetown University, Dr. Partridge received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, pursued an internal medicine residency at the Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a medical oncology and hematology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare. She earned a master of public health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Trisha Pasricha, MD, MPH

Contributor

Trisha Pasricha, MD, MPH, is a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a recipient of a Research Scholar Award from the American Gastroenterological Association for her work studying the cellular underpinnings of gastrointestinal motility disorders. She is also a medical journalist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.
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Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD

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Vikram Patel, MBBS, PhD, is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School. He was the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Laureate in Global Health in 2019, and was listed in Time magazine’s 100 most influential persons in 2015. To get involved with the GMH@Harvard initiative, write to: GMH_admin@hms.harvard.edu.
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Payal Patel, MD

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Dr. Payal Patel is a dermatology research fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical and research interests include autoimmune disease and procedural dermatology. She is part of the Cutaneous Biology Research Center, where she investigates medical applications of laser technology.
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Chirag Patel, PhD

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Chirag Patel, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. His long-term research goal is to address problems in human health and disease by developing computational and informatics methods to reason over both genomic, metagenomic, and exposomic information, spanning molecules to populations toward more precise medicine, specifically type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Patel received his graduate degrees in biomedical informatics (MS, PhD) from Stanford University. https://www.chiragjpgroup.org/
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