Michael A. Flatt is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Case Western Reserve University. His research concentration is health policy as it relates to sexual minority populations.

Mark A. Hall is professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University and codirects its Master of Arts in Bioethics program.

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University. He is a coauthor of a casebook, Health Law (West, 2nd ed., 2000), and is also the author of Health Care at Risk: A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement (Duke, 2007). He blogs for Health Affairs on regulatory issues.

Eric T. Juengst is the director of the Center for Bioethics and professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Genetics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In conjunction with the UNC Center for Genomics and Society, his research attempts to anticipate and address ethical issues raised by new advances in human genetics and biotechnology.

Paul T. Menzel is professor of philosophy emeritus at Pacific Lutheran University, the author of two books on philosophical issues in health economics, and coeditor (with Halley S. Faust) of Prevention vs. Treatment: What's the Right Balance? (Oxford, 2012).

Len M. Nichols is a health economist, professor of health policy, and director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University. He is also an Innovation Advisor to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Mark V. Pauly is the Bendheim Professor and professor of health care management, business economics and public policy, and economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author (with Howard Kunreuther and Stacey McMorrow) of the forthcoming book, Insurance and Behavioral Economics: Improving Decisions in the Most Misunderstood Industry (Cambridge).

William M. Sage teaches law at the University of Texas at Austin, where he also serves as vice provost for health affairs. He works on aspects of health reform that emphasize improving the health care delivery system and forging a stronger relationship between health care services and population health.

Richard A. Settersten, Jr., is professor of social and behavioral health sciences and endowed director of the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University.

James Stacey Taylor is an associate professor of philosophy at The College of New Jersey. He writes on the morality of markets, especially those pertaining to health care. His most recent book is Death, Posthumous Harm, and Bioethics (Routledge, 2012).

Simone van der Burg is senior researcher in ethics of medical technology at IQ Healthcare, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research interests include newborn screening, genomics, and responsible innovation.

Marcel Verweij is associate professor at the Ethics Institute, Utrecht University, and member of the Health Council of the Netherlands. Together with Angus Dawson, he is founding editor-in-chief of Public Health Ethics.

Katie Watson is assistant professor in the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, where she teaches law and ethics and edits Atrium. After years as a public interest lawyer, she completed a fellowship in clinical medical ethics at University of Chicago's MacLean Center.

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