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Jessica Donze Black

Director, Kids' Safe and Healthful Foods ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Jessica Donze Black is the director of the Kids’ Safe and Healthful Foods Project, leading research and policy efforts aimed at improving school nutrition.

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Daniel Carlat

Director, Prescription Project ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Daniel Carlat is the director of Pew's prescription project, which seeks to ensure transparency in physician-industry relationships and promotes policies to reduce or manage conflicts of interest that could affect patient care.

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Sonia Chessen

Senior Director, Chief of Staff, Government Performance ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sonia Chessen is senior director for government performance and chief of staff to the Executive Vice President. In this role, she ensures effective functioning of the government performance department and strategic integration of all key activities.

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Gabrielle Cosel

Manager, Drug Safety ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

As project manager of Pew's drug safety project, Gabrielle Cosel works on federal initiatives to ensure the safety and oversight of the U.S. pharmaceutical supply chain.

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Allan Coukell

Senior Director, Drugs and Medical Devices ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Allan Coukell is senior director of drugs and medical devices, overseeing Pew’s initiatives related to drug and medical device innovation and safety, medical conflicts of interest, the pharmaceutical supply chain, pharmacy compounding, antibiotics, prescription drug abuse, the Food and Drug Administration, and specialty drugs, and other efforts related to health costs and care delivery.

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Sandra Eskin

Director, Food Safety ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Sandra Eskin is the director of Pew's food safety project. The campaign seeks to reduce health risks from foodborne pathogens by strengthening federal government authority and the enforcement of food safety laws.

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Gail Hansen

Senior Officer, Human Health and Industrial Farming ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Gail Hansen serves as a senior officer for Pew's campaign on human health and industrial farming, a project aimed at phasing out overuse of antibiotics in food production.

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Elizabeth Jungman

Director, Drug Safety & Innovation ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Elizabeth Jungman is director of drug safety and innovation, overseeing Pew’s initiatives related to antibiotics and innovation, drug safety, and prescription drug abuse.

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Julia A. Moore

Senior Officer, Emerging Issues ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Julia Moore is director for research. The research department provides support to all health-related campaigns and initiatives at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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Anita Pepper

Director, Biomedical Programs ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Anita Pepper is the director for both Pew's latin american fellows and biomedical scholars programs in the biomedical sciences.

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Josh Rising

Director, Medical Devices ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Josh Rising oversees the Medical Device Initiative, which seeks to facilitate innovation of certain new medical devices and to strengthen medical devices by improving the tracking of their safety once they are on the market.

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Laura Rogers

Director, Human Health and Industrial Farming ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Laura Rogers serves as the director for Pew's campaign on human health and industrial farming, an initiative that seeks to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics by phasing out the overuse and misuse of the drugs in food animal production. She has nearly 20 years experience in advocacy, public relations, crisis communications, marketing, brand management, and fundraising.

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Sue Urahn

Executive Vice President ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Susan Urahn, executive vice president of The Pew Charitable Trusts, leads efforts to help policymakers identify and implement pragmatic, data-driven solutions to our nation’s toughest challenges. She directs Pew’s nonpartisan research, technical assistance, and advocacy to promote effective and fiscally sound government, enhance family economic security, and prevent unnecessary health risks. This work is resulting in local, state, and federal policy changes that improve Americans’ lives and provide a strong return on their tax dollars.

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Aaron Wernham

Director, Health Impact Project, ,
The Pew Charitable Trusts

Dr. Aaron Wernham is the director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, established to promote and support the use of Health Impact Assessment (HIA) in the United States.

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