Dr. Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
Dr. Paula Johnson, Executive Director, Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Moderated by: Olga Khazan, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
Georges Benjamin is known as one of the nation’s most influential physician leaders because he speaks passionately and eloquently about the health issues having the most impact on our nation today. From his firsthand experience as a physician, he knows what happens when preventive care is not available and when the healthy choice is not the easy choice. As executive director of APHA since 2002, he is leading the Association’s push to make America the healthiest nation in one generation.
Dr. Paula Johnson is a women's health specialist and a pioneer in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. She conceived of and developed one of the first facilities in the country to focus on heart disease in women. At Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Dr. Johnson was made chief medical resident in 1990--the first woman to hold that position in the history of the hospital. Dr. Johnson is serves as head of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health and Gender Biology and is chief of the Division of Women's Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She also directs the Center for Cardiovascular Disease in Women.
Olga Khazan is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where she covers health.