Kif Augustine-Adams is the Charles E. Jones Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University.  She is a Visiting Professor of Law at Boston College this academic year where she teaches a race theory seminar and constitutional law.  Her research interests focus on citizenship, gender and race in the Americas.  Her article "Making Mexico: Legal Nationality, Chinese Race, and the 1930 Population Census" is forthcoming in Law & History Review.  She received a Fulbright Fellowship to Argentina in 2003.

Lawrence Blum is Professor of Philosophy and Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where he teaches moral philosophy, race studies, and multicultural education. He is the author of “I’m Not a Racist, But”: The Moral Quandary of Race, which was selected the Social Philosophy book of the Year by the North American Society of Social Philosophy, and three other books and many articles on moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, race theory, multiculturalism, and philosophy of education.

Timothy Caulfield is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta.  He recently became a Senior Health Scholar with the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Arica L. Coleman is Assistant Professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware.  Her research explores the historical and contemporary encounters of African Americans and American Indians in North America and racial formation among mixed race descendants of the two groups.  She is particularly interested in racial formation within the context of tribal sovereignty with a focus on the ways in which historical and contemporary anti-black racism affects tribal enrollment.  Her publications include “‘Tell the Court I Love My [Indian] Wife’: Interrogating Race and Self-Identity in Loving V. Virginia” in Souls: A Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society (2006) and “Ancestry DNA and the Manipulation of Afro-Indian Identity” in The First and the Forced: Essays on the Native American – African American Experience.   She is currently reworking her dissertation into a monograph tentatively titled Notes on the State of Virginia: The Black – Indian Experience from the Colonial Era to the Present.

Heidi Cooper is serving as a visiting scholar in the honors program at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  She received her doctorate in theater and drama and the University of Wisconsin at Madison in May, 2007.  Her work is interdisciplinary with a special focus on race, ethnicity and popular culture.

Kjell A Doksum is Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and taught for many years in the Statistics Department at University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and of the American Statistical Association. He is an elected foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science (Trondheim) and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He is co-author with Peter Bickel of the book Mathematical Statistics: Basic Ideas and Selected Topics.

George TH Ellison is Professor of Health Sciences at St George's, University of London and co-editor, with Alan Goodman, of The Nature of Difference: Science, Society and Human Biology.  His recent work on the use of race/ethnicity in genetics and biomedical research includes collaborative research with: Simon Outram (now at the Open University) exploring the development of guidelines on race/ethnicity for genetics and biomedical journals; Andrew Smart (at Bath Spa University), Paul Martin (at Nottingham University), Richard Ashcroft (at Queen Mary's, University of London) and Richard Tutton (now at Lancaster University) on the use of race/ethnicity in biobanks and pharmacogenomics research; and with Sarah Salway and colleagues (at Sheffield Hallam University) on the development of guidelines on race/ethnicity in public policy research.

Steven Epstein is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science Studies Program at the University of California, San Diego.  His book Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge won awards from three professional societies.  He recently published Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research, which was awarded the Robert K. Merton Award of the American Sociological Association.  His areas of academic interest and teaching include: sociology of biomedicine, health, and illness; sociology of science and scientific knowledge; gender, sexuality, race, and biomedicine; health and inequality; science policy and health policy; social movements; sociology of sexuality; lesbian and gay studies; and sociological theory.

Joao Feres is Professor of political science at IUPERJ, a leading research institution in Brazil.  He has published on the justification of affirmative action policies in public debate and law, in Brazil and in countries such as the US, India, and South Africa.  He has also written on racial discrimination and racism in Brazil and the use of racial categories in public policies, particularly in higher education admissions.

Joan H. Fujimura is Professor of Sociology and former Director of the Holtz Center for Science and Technology Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Fujimura has written on developments in genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, biomedicine, HIV-AIDS research, and transnational bioscience in Japan and the United States.  Her current projects include studies of race and genetics; and of systems biology research.  Fujimura’s recent publications include “Postgenomic Futures,” New Genetics and Society (2005); “Sex Genes,” Signs (2006); and a special issue on race, genomics, and medicine in Social Studies of Science (forthcoming in 2008).

Seth Hannah received his B.A. from the University of California, Riverside in 1998 with a joint major in Ethnic Studies and Sociology and a minor in Political Science.  He is currently completing his Ph.D. in Sociology at Harvard University.  His academic interests are in the intersection of racial inequality and public policy, with a particular focus on racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care.  His dissertation is a study of multiculturalism in the organizational culture of three psychiatric hospitals in the Boston area.  Seth is a Fellow in the Multidisciplinary Graduate Training Program in Inequality and Social Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, a National Science Foundation IGERT Program and holds a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Walter Harper is a Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Brown University.  He received his PhD in Anthropology from Brown University and his research interests are the anthropology of childhood, educational anthropology, and social inequality.  His most recent article, co-written with Dr. Danel Koonce, "Engaging African-American Parents in the Schools: A Community-Based Consultation Model" was published in the Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation (2005).

Amy Hinterberger is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society (BIOS) at the London School of Economics (LSE). She has a Masters from LSE’s Gender Institute. Her doctoral research addresses the intersections between new technologies and categories of race and ethnicity, along with other articulations of difference. Her research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and by LSE’s Research Studentship Awards.

Angela Jenks is a Ph.D. candidate in Medical Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco.  She is currently writing her dissertation, “‘Cultural Competency’ and the Medical Management of Difference.”  This project examines the ways in which concerns over health disparities, racial and ethnic demographic shifts, and the need for cultural competency affect health institutions and medical care in Los Angeles, California.

Jonathan Kahn is Associate Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law.  He holds a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Cornell University and a J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.  His current research focuses on the intersections of law, race, and genetics, with particular attention to how regulatory mandates intersect with scientific, clinical and commercial practice in producing and classifying genetic information in relation to racial categories.  He has received research grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  He is the author of numerous articles on law, genetics, and identity, including “How a Drug Becomes ‘Ethnic’:  Law, Commerce and the Production of Racial Categories in Medicine,” in the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, and “Race-ing Patents/Patenting Race: An Emerging Political Geography of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology,” in the Iowa Law Review.  His article, “Race in a Bottle,” appeared in the August, 2007 issue of Scientific American.

Jay S. Kaufman is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the UNC School of Public Health at Chapel Hill, and a Fellow of the Carolina Population Center.  He currently holds a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator Award with Richard Cooper for a project involving the use of race in clinical decision making. His other research interests include epidemiologic methods, epidemiology of reproductive health and the relation between social factors and health.

Nancy Krieger is a social epidemiologist and Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her work focuses on three aspects of social inequalities in health: (a) etiologic studies on the determinants of health inequities, including the impact of racism on health, (b) methods for improving monitoring of social inequalities in health, and (c) development of theoretical frameworks, including ecosocial theory, to guide work on understanding and addressing health inequities, as informed by analysis of the history and politics of epidemiology and public health. In 1994 she co-founded, and still chairs, the Spirit of 1848 Caucus of the American Public Health Association, which is concerned with the links between social justice and public health.

Stewart Landers is an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health and senior consultant at John Snow Incorporated.

Christopher McDermott is a historian for the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command participating in the recovery and identification of U.S. service members lost in past conflicts.  He is also working to complete his dissertation on the history of forensic anthropology for completion of the doctoral degree in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Tech.  His research focuses on the historical development of key identifying biological categories for the classification and analysis of human skeletal remains.

Cynthia Casson Morton, Ph.D. is the William Lambert Richardson Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Cytogenetics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Morton’s research applies methods in human genetics for gene discovery in acquired and constitutional human disorders; a major effort is to identify genes that predispose women to develop uterine leiomyomata, common benign pelvic tumors that are a significant health disparity for Black women and the most frequent indication for hysterectomy in the United States.  Additional areas of research include identification of genes involved in human development (Developmental Genome Anatomy Project) and, specifically in hearing and deafness disorders.  She is the current Editor of The American Journal of Human Genetics.  Since its inception in 1948, The American Journal of Human Genetics has provided a record of research and review relating to heredity in humans and to the application of genetic principles in medicine and public policy, as well as in related areas of molecular and cell biology.

Pilar N. Ossorio, Ph.D., JD is Associate Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin, and faculty of the Graduate Program in Population Health.  She has published widely in bioethics, including several articles on the intersection of race, genetics research and justice.

Erica Prussing is a medical anthropologist who received her PhD from UC-San Diego (1999), and earned an MPH in epidemiology from UC-Berkeley (2000).  She is assistant professor of anthropology and public health at the University of Iowa, where her courses include a graduate seminar in feminist science studies.  Her interests in racialization and health developed over a decade of ethnographic research about gender and the cultural politics of health care Native North America (published in recent & forthcoming articles in Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and Ethos). Her current work analyzes the rhetorical dimensions of scientific authority in U.S. epidemiological research about "racial disparities" in maternal & child health.

Ramya Rajagopalan completed her Ph.D. at MIT in 2007 in molecular biology and is working as a postdoctoral researcher in Sociology and STS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is part of a research team examining the ways in which the notion of population is operationized in human genetic variation studies.

Dorothy Roberts is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Northwestern University School of Law, with joint appointments in the Departments of African American Studies and Sociology (courtesy), and as a faculty fellow of the Institute for Policy Research. She has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues concerning reproduction, bioethics, and child welfare.  She is the author of the award-winning Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty (1997) and Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare (2002), as well as the coauthor of casebooks on constitutional law and women and the law. She has published more than seventy articles and essays in books and scholarly journals, including Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, and Stanford Law Review.  She is currently a visiting fellow at Stanford’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. She serves on the board of directors of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, and Generations Ahead and on the executive committee of Cells to Society: The Center on Social Disparities and Health. She is currently working on a book project studying race consciousness in biotechnology, law, and social policy.

Pamela Sankar is an Associate Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Medical Ethics and a Fellow at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research project, "Beyond Stigma: Interpreting Genetic Difference" examines the relationship between genetic conditions, racial and ethnic identities, and stigma. This work is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Richard Tutton is Senior Lecturer at the Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) at Lancaster University, UK. Cesagen is part of the Genomics Network, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to investigate the development and use of the science and technologies of genomics. His research interests are in the social and ethical issues of banking human tissue for biomedical research; implications of developments in science, technology and medicine for cultural and social identity, and debates about the meaning and use of race and ethnicity in genomics and biomedicine.

Margaret Winker, MD, is Deputy Editor, JAMA, and has been an editor at JAMA for 15 years. In addition to handling manuscripts submitted for publication she is Web Editor for JAMA and 9 Archives Journals. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine with Fellowship training in Geriatrics and Clinical Pharmacology. She is a coauthor of the 9th and 10th editions of the AMA Manual of Style and is currently President of the World Association of Medical Editors and Chair of the Research Presentation Task Force of the Council of Science Editors.

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