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Dowell Myers, Ph.D, is professor of urban planning and demography in the School of Policy, Planning, and Development, at USC and author of Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America (Russell Sage Foundation, 2007.) He is chair of the school's Faculty Council and directs the school's Population Dynamics Research Group. Professor Myers leads the ongoing USC California Demographic Futures research project, which has recently focused on the upward mobility of immigrants to the U.S.

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David Herzog is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches computer-assisted reporting. He also serves as the academic adviser to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting, a joint program of the Missouri School of Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. He is managing editor of Uplink, the institute's online newsletter on computer-assisted reporting. He is the author of the book Mapping the News: Case Studies in GIS and Journalism, published by ESRI Press.

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David Hayes-Bautista is professor of medicine and founding director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture in the division of general internal medicine and health services research at the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. The center provides resources for training medical students, health care providers and public health officials to manage the care of Latino patients effectively, efficiently and economically. Hayes-Bautista is internationally recognized for his research on the culture and health of Latinos.

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Dr. Kammen brings to the analysis of national and international energy policy an understanding of the technology as well as of the economics and the policy landscape. He sees value in greater emphasis on renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power and biomass, not only because it is better for the environment, but also because it would improve our nation's security by lessening reliance on imported oil. Renewables also would produce more jobs than an equivalent investment in fossil fuel energy sources, according to a recent study by Kammen.

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Cindy Ehnes is director of the California Department of Managed Care. She also is an attorney with 25 years of legal experience, much in the area of health insurance and regulatory law. She served previously in the Department as the Deputy Director for Plan and Provider Relations, as a liaison to HMOs, doctors, hospitals and other providers. Her most recent position was as division manager of the self-funded health plans unit serving 300,000 members at the California Public Employees' Retirement System. Cindy brings a substantial patients' rights and health care background.

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Bob Baker is a freelance writer, editor and writing coach. He was a newspaperman for 34 years, the last 26 as the Los Angeles Times, which he left in 2004. At The Times, Mr. Baker was reporter, deputy metro editor and the papers first full-time writing coach. He is the author of Newsthinking, a book on mental organization for journalists, and co-author of Burn, Baby! BURN!-the autobiography of legendary R&B DJ Magnificent Montague. Mr.

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Dr. Bernard Lo is a professor of medicine and director of the program in medical ethics at the University of Californa, San Francisco. He is national program director for the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics and a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) council. He serves on the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee at National Institutes of Health, which reviews gene transfer protocols. From 1996 to 2001, he served as a member of the National Bioethics Advisory Committee.

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urrently, the Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and the Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Prior to coming to Penn in 1994, Caplan taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University.

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Adela de la Torre, director and professor of the Chicana/o Studies Program, studies health care access and finance issues that affect the Latino community as well as border health issues. From 1996 to 2002, De la Torre was director of the Mexican American Studies and Research Center at the University of Arizona, where she developed and directed the Border Academy, a summer institute that explored issues unique to the U.S.-Mexico border. An economist, De la Torre is the author of "Sana, Sana: Mexican Americans and Health" and "Moving from the Margins: A Chicana's View of Public Policy."

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