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Loel S. Solomon is Kaiser Permanente's vice president for community health. Previously, he served as national director of community health initiatives and evaluation at Kaiser Permanente's Community Benefits Program, a philanthropic venture that sought to improve the health of communities through partnerships, education, sharing clinical expertise, research, grants and services to vulnerable populations.

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Larry Levitt is vice president for special projects at the Kaiser Family Foundation. Previously, he was the organization's vice president for communications and online information and editor in chief of KaiserNetwork.org, the Foundation's online health policy news and information service. He previously served as director of the Foundation's Changing Health Care Marketplace Project. Before joining the Foundation, Mr. Levitt was a senior manager with the Lewin Group, where he advised public and private sector clients on health policy and financing issues.

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Karen Davis is president of The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, and elderly adults.

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Juliette Cubanski is a Principal Policy Analyst with the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, D.C. As an analyst on the Foundation's Medicare Policy Project since 2004, Dr. Cubanski focuses primarily on health policy issues related to Medicare, long-term care, and health coverage for low-income elderly and disabled populations.

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John Golenski is executive director of the George Mark Children's House, a children's respite and end-of-life care facility in San Leandro, Calif., for children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses. All care is informed by the principles of palliative care. Additional support services are available to all family members, and services are provided regardless of a family's ability to pay. Golenski joined the George Mark Children's House after a long career in clinical services, health care ethics and health policy. From 1978 to 1979, he was executive director of the Shanti Project.

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Jean M. Mandler is a research professor in the department of cognitive science at UCSD. A renowned authority on cognitive development in infancy, Mandler's specific areas of interest include concept formation in infancy and the ability of infants to recall the past. She is interested in how babies develop concepts that help them navigate their world. Cognitive scientists have gradually come to realize that one of the best ways to understand the complexities of mental processes is to find their origins in infancy and trace them as they develop over time.

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James A. Kulik is a professor of psychology at UCSD. Kulik studies social psychological principles as they bear on health-related issues, including health promotion, coping, emotion, emotional contagion, and medical care delivery. Of particular interest to him are issues relevant to social comparison processes, social support, and stress and affiliation relationships in acute threat situations, e.g. surgical settings. Recently, he has begun to explore the neural underpinnings of emotion.

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Dr. Needleman is a professor at the UCLA School of Public Health. He was previously an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health for eight years and, for 17 year, vice president of Lewin/ICF (now The Lewin Group), a Washington, D.C. health policy research and consulting firm. He has conducted research on nurse staffing and quality of care, the health workforce, the future of public hospitals, nonprofit and for-profit health care, access to care for mental health and chronic illness.

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Many would describe Dr. Harris as an "activist researcher." She focuses her efforts on combating diseases that primarily afflict people in developing nations. For example, she hopes that her research on the molecular biology of the dengue virus will eventually lead to a vaccine or antiviral therapies, while her work in dengue-endemic countries like Nicaragua will lead to better control of the mosquito that transmits dengue.

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Dr. Elaine E. Batchlor is chief medical officer of L.A. Care Health Plan, a nonprofit, community-accountable health maintenance organization (HMO) that serves more than 750,000 Los Angeles County residents who participate in the Medi-Cal and Healthy Families programs. L.A. Care also administers the Healthy Kids program, which is offered by L.A. Care Health Plan and is sponsored by First 5 L.A. and the Children's Health Initiative of Greater Los Angeles. L.A. Care is the nation's largest public health plan and also one of California's largest health plans. Before Batchlor came to the L.A.

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