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Francine Coeytaux
Francine Coeytaux, MPH, is a public health specialist known for her work on comprehensive reproductive health services, abortion and new reproductive technologies. She was a founder of the Pacific Institute for Women’s Health; has consulted for many organizations including the World Health Organization, International Planned Parenthood Federation, the World Bank, and the Compton Foundation; and has served on the boards of several public interest organizations and on the State of California's Advisory Committee on Human Cloning. She is the recipient of the 2010 Felicia Stewart Award for Lifetime Achievement in Emergency Contraception, the 2011 Carl S. Shultz Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the 2013 Ruth Roemer Social Justice Leadership Award.

Dorothea Roberts
Dorothy Roberts, JD, is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, George A. Weiss University Professor, and the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights at University of Pennsylvania, where she holds appointments in the Law School and Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology. An internationally recognized scholar, public intellectual, and social justice advocate, she has written and lectured extensively on the interplay of gender, race, and class in legal issues and has been a leader in transforming public thinking and policy on reproductive health, child welfare and bioethics. She is the author of several acclaimed books including most recently Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-first Century (The New Press, 2012). She serves on the boards of the Black Women’s Health Imperative, the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform, and the Center for Genetics and Society; and on the Standards Working Group of the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

Alexandra Minna Stern
Alexandra Minna Stern, PhD, is Professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan, and holds appointments in the Departments of History, Women's Studies, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. She directs the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Sterilization and Social Justice Lab, housed in the Department of American Culture. Her research has focused on the history of eugenics, genetics, society, and justice in the United States and Latin America. She has also written about the history of public health, infectious diseases, and tropical medicine.Through these topics, she has explored the dynamics of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability, social difference, and reproductive politics. She is the author of Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (University of California Press, second edition 2015), and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

David Winickoff
David Winickoff, JD, is Associate Professor in Bioethics and Society in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. He is Director of the Berkeley Program in Science & Technology Studies and serves on the Governing Council of the Science and Democracy Network. He previously taught at the Kennedy School of Public Policy at Harvard University. His work analyzes the role of science and expertise in environmental law and politics, and explores biotechnology and medicine from an ethical, legal and social perspective, focusing on questions of biological resources, property rights, and the commons; the role of expert communities in governing institutions; the politics of risk assessment; food safety standards; climate change and geoengineering. Currently he serves as Senior Policy Analyst at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris where he leads the Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies.