• Dan Ferber

    Freelance writer; Co-author, Changing Planet, Changing Health

    Dan Ferber is the coauthor, with Paul Epstein, MD, of Harvard Medical School, of Changing Planet, Changing Health, a book that offers groundbreaking coverage of the public-health impacts of climate change, as well as a suite of solutions designed to ease them. Changing Planet, Changing Health was called a "landmark book" by former Vice President Al Gore, a "vivid reminder of the urgency of the need for action" by leading physician Paul Volberding, and "as compelling as a detective novel" by Pulitzer-prize winning science writer Deborah Blum.


  • Katherine Freese

    George E. Uhlenbeck Professor of physics; associate director, Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, Univ. of Michigan

    Katherine Freese earned her physics degrees from Princeton (where, as far as she knows, she was the second woman to major in physics), Columbia and Chicago, then did postdocs at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of California, Berkeley. She has held faculty positions at MIT and Michigan, and been a visiting faculty member at the Max Planck Institute für Physik, Columbia, UC Berkeley and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


  • Katharine Gammon


    Katharine Gammon is a freelance journalist based in Santa Monica, California who reports on science, technology and innovation. She's a regular contributor to FastCompany's FastCo.Exist blog and also writes for WIRED, Popular Science, Los Angeles Magazine, and Nature.



  • Maribeth Gandy

    Senior research scientist, Interactive Technology Media Center, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Maribeth Gandy is a computer scientist who works in the field of human-computer interaction, where she develops novel and scientifically validated games for purposes such as training, rehabilitation and cognitive training. She is currently collaborating with Anne McLaughlin and colleagues at N.C. State on an NSF-funded project to develop cognitive games for older adults. The goal is to both isolate what components are necessary in an activity for it to have general cognitive benefits and to craft a custom game that is accessible and compelling for an older player.


  • Peggy Girshman

    Executive editor, Kaiser Health News & vice-president, NASW

    Peggy Girshman is the executive editor of Kaiser Health News, a nonprofit news service covering health care and health policy. She spent her early years working for commercial television stations in Washington D.C., WNET-TV, and as the senior producer for several PBS series, including Scientific American Frontiers and a 26-part series on statistics. She worked for NPR News for 15 years in several editor positions: in science/health, domestic news and as deputy managing editor, eventually becoming a managing editor responsible for marrying the radio and digital sides.


  • Kevin M. Goldberg

    Member, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C.

    Kevin M. Goldberg is a Member of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, P.L.C. His expertise is in First Amendment, Freedom of Information Act, and intellectual property issues, particularly copyright and trademark matters encountered by content creators and users. He serves as both counselor to and advocate for several major press organizations including, among others, the American Society of News Editors and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors.


  • Fred Gould

    University Distinguished Professor of entomology and genetics, North Carolina State University

    Fred Gould began studying how insects adapt to plant defenses and insecticides after completing his PhD at SUNY Stony Brook in 1977. This work took him to North Carolina, where he began to focus on how transgenic crops can be deployed to suppress the evolution of pest resistance. He now focuses on how insects and other pests might be engineered to protect endangered species, reduce crop losses, restore island ecosystems and suppress diseases such as malaria.


  • Cynthia Graber

    Freelance print and radio journalist

    Cynthia Graber is a radio and print journalist who covers science, technology, agriculture, and any other stories in the U.S. or abroad that catch her fancy. She's won a number of national awards for her radio documentaries, including the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award.



  • Kimberly Gray

    NIEHS Program Director, Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Centers (EPA-NIEHS)

    Kimberly Gray received her B.S. degree in behavioral neuroscience and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh, where as a graduate student she worked on a project examining the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco. During a postdoctoral fellowship in the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch, she examined the long-term effects of polychlorinated biphenyl exposure during pregnancy and childhood development.


  • Liza Gross

    Senior editor, PLoS Biology, and freelance journalist

    Liza Gross (Twitter: @lizabio) is a freelance journalist, a senior editor at the open-access biomedical journal PLoS Biology, and a contributor to Environmental Health News. She studied political science and political theory at Penn State, where she explored structural impediments to social and economic justice, and took a crash course in biology as editor of an environmental health column at Sierra magazine and then staff writer at the Exploratorium.