With: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, 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.
Steve Clemons is Washington editor at large for The Atlantic and editor of Atlantic Live. He writes frequently about politics and foreign affairs.
Clemons is a senior fellow and the founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, a centrist think tank in Washington, D.C., where he previously served as executive vice president. He writes and speaks frequently about the D.C. political scene, foreign policy, and national security issues, as well as domestic and global economic-policy challenges.
Barry I. Eisenstein
Barry Eisenstein received his MD from Columbia University followed by training in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina. He has spent his career in academy and industry, serving as chief of the ID division at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio then as Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan.
Wanda D. Filer, MD, MBA, FAAFP, a family physician in York, Pennsylvania, is president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Previously, she served three years as a director on the AAFP Board and one year as president-elect. Filer was chosen president-elect in October 2014 by the Congress of Delegates, the AAFP’s governing body. Filer has been a practicing family physician for more than 25 years. She is the founder and president of the Strategic Health Institute in York, a health care consulting firm dedicated to building awareness of today’s health issues and the need for change. In addition, Filer is a family physician at Family First Health, a federally qualified health center in York and Adams Counties.
Kathy Talkington directs Pew’s work on antibiotics, which seeks to address the growing threat of antibiotic resistance by spurring the innovation of new antibiotics and ensuring the appropriate use of antibiotics in both human health care settings and in food animals.