About the panelists:
Richard J. Jackson, M.D, M.P.H. is the Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Roosevelt House. He hosted the PBS series Designing Healthy Communities (2012) and co-authored a book of the same name. A pediatrician, Dr. Jackson is Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health. He is the former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.
Chris Adrian, M.D. is a practicing pediatrician and teaches in Columbia University Medical Center’s Program in Narrative Medicine. He is the author of numerous works of fiction, including The Great Night (2011), A Better Angel (2008) and The Children’s Hospital (2006). Dr. Adrian presently teaches in Hunter’s MFA Creative Writing program.
Alan Schlechter, M.D. is the Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Schlechter has published widely and received awards at Mount Sinai for excellence in psychiatry, community service and academic achievement.
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