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12 Dec - 17 Dec, 2010
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Session Participants:
Robinah Alambuya Robinah Alambuya (Fellow)

Robinah N. ALAMBUYA, Uganda Robinah N. Alambuya is an information/psychosocial and advocacy officer at Mental Health Uganda. She is well acquainted with psychosocial counseling, lobbying and advocacy ...

Shayma Ali Shayma Ali (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Shayma ALI, UK Shayma Ali is a senior healthcare consultant with experience of health analytics and designing and delivering change solutions. She has overseen and managed the delivery of healthcare ...

Kathi Apostolidis Kathi Apostolidis (Fellow)

Kathi APOSTOLIDIS, Greece Kathi Apostolidis is a destination marketing consultant at Independent Consultant and an associate consultant at Creation Healthcare. She also engages in community work, namely ...

Molly Beinfeld Molly Beinfeld (Fellow)
United States of America

Molly BEINFELD, USA Molly Beinfeld is director of independent research at the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston. Prior to this assignment she served as a consultant research associate ...

Sanjay Bijwe (Fellow)

Sanjay R. BIJWE, India Sanjar R. Bijwe is officer on special duty to the Minister for Public Health, Environment, Protocol and Additional Charge of Sports & Youth Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, ...

Paulina Bravo Valenzuela Paulina Bravo Valenzuela (Fellow)

Paulina BRAVO, Chile Paulina Bravo is an assistant coordinator hardship fund, children with AIDS charity, United Kingdom. She is also an associate instructor at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, ...

William Brocklehurst William Brocklehurst (Fellow)
United Kingdom

William BROCKLEHURST, UK William Brocklehurst works as corporate affairs manager at Bupa, an international healthcare group, since March 2010. In this role, he delivers policy development and public ...

Rachel Davis Rachel Davis (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Rachel DAVIS, UK Rachel Davis is a research psychologist at Imperial College London. Her research interests include patient’s involvement in safety as well as patient participation in healthcare in general. ...

Dave deBronkart Dave deBronkart (Fellow)
United States of America

Dave DEBRONKART, USA Dave deBronkart, known on the internet as 'e-Patient Dave,' was diagnosed in January 2007 with Stage IV, Grade 4 renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) at a very late stage. With tumors ...

Anubhav Dhir Anubhav Dhir (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Anubhav DHIR, UK Anubhav Dhir is an orthopaedic surgical trainee. He is currently working at Bupa Health Dialog London, as a clinical advisor to the medical director, as part of the Department of Health ...

Carole Dodd Carole Dodd (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Carole DODD, UK Carole Dodd is programme manager, MAGIC (making good decisions in collaboration) Programme. She began her career in the NHS as a radiographer, and has worked in a number of clinical, ...

Marie-Anne Durand Marie-Anne Durand (Fellow)

Marie-Anne DURAND, France Marie-Anne Durand is development manager for patient decision aids at NHS Direct. Before she served as a research fellow at the Centre for Behavioural Medicine, School of Pharmacy, ...

Simon Eaton Simon Eaton (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Simon EATON, UK Simon Eaton is a consultant physician and diabetologist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Tyneside. He is also the clinical lead for long term conditions, NHS North ...

Marjan Faber Marjan Faber (Fellow)

Marjan FABER, The Netherlands Marjan Faber is a senior research fellow at IQ healthcare, a leading research institute on quality and safety in healthcare in the Netherlands. In her research she builds ...

Christine Fisler Christine Fisler (Fellow)
United States of America

Christine FISLER, USA Christine Fisler is chief financial and operating officer at the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston. She is responsible for financial management and oversight ...

Peg Ford Peg Ford (Fellow)
United States of America

Peg A. FORD, USA Peg A. Ford, ovarian cancer survivor and patient advocate, launched the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance's (OCNA) 'Survivors Teaching Students: Saving Women's Lives' Program at UCSD ...

Marion Grote Westrick Marion Grote Westrick (Fellow)

Marion GROTE WESTRICK, Germany Marion Grote Westrick is a project manager at the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany. She is responsible for the international network health policy & reform as well as for ...

Dance Gudeva Nikovska Dance Gudeva Nikovska (Fellow)
North Macedonia

Dance GUDEVA NIKOVSKA, Republic of Macedonia Dance Gudeva Nikovska is a teaching assistant at the School of Public Health, Republic of Macedonia, where she lectures in statistical and research methods. ...

Mark Hendy Mark Hendy (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Mark HENDY, UK Mark Hendy is group strategy manager at Bupa, London. Prior to this assignment he served as an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, London as well as a policy analyst within the UK ...

Carole Johnson Carole Johnson (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Carole JOHNSON, UK Carole Johnson is a quality and compliance manager for clinical education at UnitedHealth UK. Prior to this assignment she served as a clinical educator for Bupa UK Membership. She ...

Robert Johnstone Robert Johnstone (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Robert JOHNSTONE, UK Robert Johnstone is a trustee and IAPO representative from National Voices in the UK. Having had chronic rheumatoid arthritis for more than 50 years, he has not had a conventional ...

Steven Laitner Steven Laitner (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Steven LAITNER, UK Steven Laitner’s professional background is in both general practice and public health, and his interests are shared decision making, chronic conditions management and pathway redesign/ ...

Lydia Lam Lydia Lam (Fellow)


Daniel Lee Daniel Lee (Fellow)
United States of America

Daniel LEE, USA Daniel Lee currently is a program officer for the Dartmouth Center for Health Care Delivery Science in Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. He recently served as a 2009 presidential fellow in ...

Holly Lynch Holly Lynch (Fellow)
United States of America

Holly LYNCH, USA Holly Fernandez Lynch is the author of Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise, published by MIT Press. She holds a JD, a Master of Bioethics, and a BA in ...

Parag Mankeekar Parag Mankeekar (Fellow)

Parag C. MANKEEKAR, India Parag Mankeekar is managing director and CEO of Neeti Solutions Private Limited. Parag has been a forerunner in the fields of disaster risk awareness, risk reduction and preparedness, ...

Lairumbi Mbaabu Lairumbi Mbaabu (Fellow)

Lairumbi K. MBAABU, Kenya Lairumbi Mbaabu is a social scientist working with the Child & Newborn Health Group at the Centre for Geographic Medicine, KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme. His professional ...

Layla McCay Layla McCay (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Layla MCCAY, UK Layla McCay is assistant medical director at Group Medical, Bupa. Prior to this assignment she served as a psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as well as ...

Marco Monti Marco Monti (Fellow)

Mario MONTI, Italy Marco Monti is a post doc research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. He is also an instructor of the Italian Cooperative Banks Group and a freelance ...

Benjamin Moulton Benjamin Moulton (Fellow)


Tendani Muthambi Tendani Muthambi (Fellow)
South Africa

Tendani C. MUTHAMBI, South Africa Tendani Muthambi is a monitoring and evaluation advisor at Management Sciences for Health – Integrated Primary Health Care Project. Prior to various assignments within ...

Jenniffer Paguio Jenniffer Paguio (Fellow)

Jenniffer T. PAGUIO, Philippines Jenniffer T. Paguio is an instructor at the College of Nursing, University of the Philippines, Manila. Prior to this assignment she served as a nurse and nurse training ...

Tessa Richards Tessa Richards (Fellow)
United Kingdom

Tessa RICHARDS, United Kingdom Tessa Richards is assistant editor at the British Medical Journal where she currently runs the Analysis and Comment section. Prior to joining the BMJ editorial staff she ...

Nadia Sawicki Nadia Sawicki (Fellow)
United States of America

Nadia N. SAWICKI, USA Nadia Sawicki is assistant professor at Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy, Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she is teaching health law and bioethics. Prior ...

Medha Talpade Medha Talpade (Fellow)
United States of America

Medha S. TALPADE, USA Medha S. Talpade is associate professor at the department of psychology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia. She has conducted numerous research projects, over the past ...

Heather Tesoriero Heather Tesoriero (Fellow)
United States of America

Heather TESORIERO, USA Heather Tesoriero is a staff producer at CBS News, New York where she produces healthcare and medical news. Prior to this assignment she worked for The Wall Street Journal where ...

Ruth Tunick Ruth Tunick (Fellow)
United States of America

Ruth TUNICK, USA Ruth Tunick is an associate professor of psychology at Davis and Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia. She also works as a physical therapy consultant, W.V. Therapy Services, Clarksburg ...

Eckhard Volbracht Eckhard Volbracht (Fellow)

Eckhard VOLBRACHT, Germany Eckhard Volbracht is project manager of the health department at Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany. Prior to this assignment he served as the head of quality management in three ...

Bruce Wade Bruce Wade (Fellow)
United States of America

Bruce WADE, USA Bruce Wade is professor of sociology at the Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. His research and teaching areas include the sociology of health (health disparities - behavioral risk factors ...

Christopher Weaver Christopher Weaver (Fellow)
United States of America

Chris WEAVER, USA Chris Weaver is a healthcare reporter for Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service in Washington, DC. He is also a contributor to National Public Radio's health blog, and has written ...

Richard Wexler Richard Wexler (Fellow)
United States of America

Richard WEXLER, USA Richard Wexler is director of patient support strategies at the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, Boston. He is the architect and implementer of $3.4 million grant ...

Biao Xu Biao Xu (Fellow)

Biao XU, China Biao Xu is professor of epidemiology and deputy chair of the department of epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fudan University, China. Her main research areas include infectious disease ...

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