Marsha Pravder Mirkin, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and resident scholar at the Brandeis University Women's Studies Research Center. She is on the faculty at Lasell College. Dr. Mirkin's interest in unheard voices and alternatives to the dominant discourse led her to edit Women in Context: Toward a Feminist Reconstruction of Psychotherapy and write The Women Who Danced by the Sea: Finding Ourselves in the Stories of Our Biblical Foremothers . She has served on the faculties of the Cambridge Hospital Couples and Family Training Program, Harvard Medical School, and the Jean Baker Miller Institute of the Stone Center at Wellesley College. Karen L. Suyemoto, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Psychology and Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts/n-/Boston, where she teaches classes related to race, culture, and gender. She has published and presented primarily on topics related to racial and cultural identity, particularly in multiracial and Asian American people. Dr. Suyemoto's current research projects explore how interventions of education and community programs may affect racial and ethnic identities and empowerment in Asian American youth and college students. Barbara F. Okun, PhD, is Professor and Training Director of the combined school and counseling psychology doctoral program at Northeastern University. She served for 10 years on the faculty of the Cambridge Hospital Couples and Family Training Program, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Okun maintains a diverse clinical practice in individual, couple, and family therapy. Her books include Effective Helping: Interviewing and Counseling Techniques , Understanding Diversity: A Learning-as-Practice Primer , and Understanding Diverse Families: What Practitioners Need to Know .
Jeffrey Kahn is Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins' Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the university's Bloomberg School of Public Health. He received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins (MPH) and Georgetown University, where he received his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1989. He has held faculty positions in the medical schools at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota, where he was professor and director in the Center for Bioethics from 1996-2011; he was visiting professor at the University of Zurich in 2009. Dr Kahn has served as staff or a member of a number of national commissions related to bioethics, including chairing the IOM Committee on the Necessity of Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research in 2011. Dr. Kahn's research interest includes ethics of leading-edge research, ethics and genetics, and ethics and public health.
Anna Mastroianni is Professor of Law at the University of Washington's School of Law and Institute for Public Health Genetics. She has additional faculty appointments in the UW Department of Health Services, School of Public Health and in the Department of Bioethics & Humanities and the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. Professor Mastroianni received her B.A., B.S., and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.P.H. from the University of Washington. She has worked in a number of legal and governmental policy positions in Washington D.C., including Associate Director of President Bill Clinton's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments and Study Director of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences. Previously, she worked in the private practice of law in Washington, D.C.. She has served on a number of government and non-government advisory bodies, including the National Institutes of Health Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee. She has been nationally recognized for her contributions to health policy, law, and bioethics as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Professor Mastroianni's research interests are in the intersections of law, bioethics, public health and medicine, with a special emphasis on the legal and ethical challenges of research with human subjects and assisted reproductive technologies.