Erin Hanlon

Erin C. Hanlon, PhD. is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Chicago. As a behavioral neuroscientist, she is interested in the relationship between behavior, brain mechanisms, and physiology that may impact human health. She has extensive experience administering and analyzing behavioral tasks, polysomnography, and metabolic measures in both rodent and human models.

Geoffrey Preidis

Dr. Preidis is a physician-scientist at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, where he is clinically trained in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. His laboratory seeks to to define mechanisms through which early life undernutrition alters metabolism and to determine how undernutrition influences intestinal and liver function. Undernutrition causes acute medical problems, but also long term health problems that may result from permanent epigenetic changes that alter transcription or via changes in the gut microbiome.

Erika Claud

Erika C. Claud, MD is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Sections of Neonatology and Gastroenterology at The University of Chicago. She completed medical school, Pediatric Residency, and Neonatology Fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School/Children’s Memorial Hospital followed by a research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and initial faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

Stacy Lindau

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, MAPP is an expert in engineering solutions to injustice with the patients and communities she serves. A tenured associate professor and practicing gynecologist at the University of Chicago, she shines light on the “unvisible” – especially the problems related to human sexuality, poverty and aging that we don’t see because of our biases.

Dana Suskind

Dana Suskind is Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, and Founder and Director of the Thirty Million Words® Initiative. This innovative initiative is an evidence-based intervention designed to ameliorate early language disparities in typically-developing children in disadvantaged families. Based on scientific research that shows that early language exposure is vital to a child’s brain development, Dr.

Funmi Olopade

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, MD Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics Associate Dean for Global Health Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health Dr. Olopade is a Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health at The University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Olopade graduated with distinction from the University of Ibadan College of Medicine in Nigeria and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital where she also served as Chief Resident.

David Meltzer

David O. Meltzer M.D., Ph.D. is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at The University of Chicago, where he is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Department of Economics and the Harris School of Public Policy Studies. Meltzer's research explores problems in health economics and public policy with a focus on the theoretical foundations of medical cost-effectiveness analysis and the cost and quality of hospital care.

Peter Gluckman

Professor Peter Gluckman's research focuses on what gives us a healthy start to life: understanding how a baby's environment between conception and birth determines its childhood development and life-long health - and the impact that this knowledge has for individuals and whole populations. His research has won him numerous awards and international recognition including Fellowship of the Commonwealth's most prestigious scientific organisation, The Royal Society (London).

Steve Cole

Steve Cole is a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Science in the UCLA School of Medicine. His research maps the molecular pathways by which social and environmental factors influence the activity of human, viral, and tumor genomes. He uses computational models of gene regulation to integrate results from epidemiology, clinical research, and laboratory experimental studies of neural influences in gene expression and disease processes.