Commission Members


Scientific Advisory Committee

Alia Alawneh
Assistant Member, Department of Internal Medicine, King Hussein Cancer Center, Jordan

Hector Arreola
Economic Research Coordinator, Mexican Health Foundation

Afsan Bhadelia (Co-Coordinator, Scientific Advisory Committee)
Visiting Scientist, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Instructor, Johns Hopkins University
Adjunct Faculty, Public Health Foundation of India

Nahid Bhadelia
Assistant Professor, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston Medical Center
Director of Infection Control, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL), Boston University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Senior Fellow on Human Security, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Maria Charlotte Bouësseau
Adviser, Service Delivery and Safety (SDS), World Health Organization

Gene Bukhman
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Mariana Calderon 
National Project Coordinator, Access to Palliative Care and Pain Control, Mexican Health Foundation

Stephen Connor
Senior Fellow, Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance

Norman Daniels
Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

Ngan Dinh
Lecturer of Economics, Fulbright Economics Teaching Program
Senior Research Fellow, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Shekinah Elmore
MD Candidate, Harvard Medical School

Victoria Fan
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Hermes Florez
Professor of Medicine & Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Geriatric & Palliative Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Lachlan Forrow
Director, Ethics and Palliative Care Programs
Associate Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
President, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship

Hellen Gelband
Associate Director for Policy, The Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP)

Liz Grant
Senior Lecturer, Global Health and Development, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Deputy Director Global Health Academy, Center for Population Health Science, University of Edinburgh

Eduardo Gonzalez Pier
Secretary, Integration and Health Sector Development, Ministry of Health of Mexico

Emilio Herrera
President, NewHealth Foundation
Director General, Enterprising Solutions for Health

Cassia van der Hoof Holstein
Chief Partnership Integration Officer, Partners in Health

Jimmie Holland
Wayne E. Chapman Chair in Psychiatric Oncology
Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Jorge Jimenez
President, National Cancer Forum Chile
Former Minister of Health, Chile

Nancy Keating
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health Care policy, Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Erin Kobetz
Associate Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Associate Director, Disparities and Community Outreach, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Virginia LeBaron
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Roberts Scholar, University of Virginia

Yuanli Liu
Dean, Peking Union School of Public Health

Silvana Luciani
Advisor, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control, Area of Health Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control, Pan American Health Organization

Joan Marston
Chief Executive, International Children’s Palliative Care Network

Farrah Mateen
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Department of Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital

Luke Messac
MD/PhD candidate, School of Medicine and Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania

Scott Murray
St Columba’s Hospice Chair of Primary Palliative Care, Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh

Christian Ntizimira
Palliative Care Educator
Palliative Medicine Fellow, McConnell Heart Health Center Homereach Hospice
Member Founder, Rwanda Palliative Care and Hospice Organization (RPCHO)

Joseph Rhatigan
Associate Chief, Division of Global Health Equity
Director, Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity and Internal Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gary Rodin
Head, Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network

William Rosenberg
Former Medical Director, Menorah Medical Center CyberKnife Center

Sachin Silva
Research Associate, Global Health Systems Cluster, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Visiting Researcher, Department of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London

Julio Santamaria
Vice Minister of Health, Panama

Dingle Spence
Oncology and Palliative Medicine Physician, Hope Institute, Jamaica

Mark Steedman
Global Health Programme Manager, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London
Former End-of-Life Care Policy Fellow, World Innovation Summit for Health

Julie Torode
Deputy CEO and Advocacy & Programmes Director, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Laura Torres
Operative Professional, Justice Cossio’s Staff, Mexican Supreme Court

Stephane Verguet
Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Senior Health Economist, Disease Control Priorities Network