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Informational Interviews

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The MAVEN Institute Informational Interviews are intended to be one-on-one sessions with a field expert. 


Catherine Alfano, PhD

Vice President, Cancer Care Management and Research; Northwell Health Cancer Institute
Associate Director, Institute of Health System Science; Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research Professor, Department of Medicine; Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

No longer available

Melissa Begg, ScD

Dean, Columbia School of Social Work, and Professor, Social Work & Biostatistics, 
Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

No longer available

Irene V. Blair, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience,
Univerity of Colorado Boulder

No longer available

Elizabeth Brondolo, PhD

Professor, Director, Collaborative Health Integration Research Program (CHIRP),
St. John's University


Deidra Crews, MD, ScM, FASN, MACP

Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity, Director, Doctoral Diversity Program,
John Hopkins University of Medicine

No longer available

Sue Curry, PhD 

Retired Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, and former Dean,
University of Iowa College of Public Health


Brenda Diegaarde, PhD  

Associate Director of Human Genetics, Affiliate Faculty, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, 
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health


Betty Diamond, MD

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Head/Professor,
The Center for Autoimmune, Musculoskeletal & Musculoskeletal Disease

No longer available

Nadine Gaab, PhD

Associate Professor of Education, 
Harvard Graduate School of Education,  Harvard University 


Matthew Harty

Head of Programs in Social Enterprise, & Deputy Associate Dean in Executive Education,
The Tamer Center of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

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Felicia Hill-Briggs, PhD

Vice President, Prevention, Simons Foundation Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research, Professor Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine, Associate Director, Institute of Health System Science 

No longer available

Michaela Kiernan, PhD

Senior Research Scholar,
Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University School of Medicine

No longer available

Tene T. Lewis, PhD, FABMR, FAHA

Associate Professor,
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology


Maria Llabre, PhD

Professor, Director, Biobehavioral Statistics,
University of Miami, Behavioral Medicine Research Center


Alexa McCray, PhD

Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School

No longer available

Lynne Padgett, PhD

Scientific Program Manager, 
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Office of Research, Health Services


Andrea J Romero, PhD

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Professor, Family Studies-Human Development,
University of Arizona

No longer available

John Ruiz, PhD

Associate Professor, Director, Health Psychology Track, Director, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusivity,
University of Arizona

No longer available

Nancy Spector, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Vice Dean for Faculty, Executive Director ELAM,
Drexel University College of Medicine

No longer available

Claire Wang, MD, ScD

Vice President for Research, Evaluation and Policy,
The New York Academy of Medicine

No longer available

Kate Wolin, PhD

Entrepreneurial Executive, Behavioral Epidemiologist, Vice President for Direct-to-Consumer, 

No longer available