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Interview with Yvette Fontenot

By   /  April 17, 2014  /  Cover Interviews  /  No Comments

Yvette Fontenot is a partner at Avenue Solutions, a democratic government affairs firm that offers strategic advice, policy development, and counsel in federal legislative and executive areas. She previously held the position of Deputy Director of the Office of Health Continue Reading

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How the Health Impact Fund is Tied to the American Pharmaceutical Industry: An Interview with Dr. Thomas Pogge

By   /  December 9, 2013  /  Cover Interviews  /  3 Comments

Dr. Thomas Pogge is the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. He is currently the Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center, which focuses on several projects including developing and implementing a … Continue Reading

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From Accidental to Transformational: An Interview with Pete Stark, Former Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Heath Care

By   /  December 9, 2013  /  Cover Interviews  /  No Comments

If you could define Pete Stark in one word, it would be accidental. According to Mr. Stark’s autobiography from his personal website, from being born eight months after his parents married to flunking out of MIT (and promptly returning) to … Continue Reading

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Interview with Dr. Mark Fishman ’72, President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

By   /  April 17, 2013  /  Cover Interviews  /  No Comments

Dr. Mark Fishman ’72 is the President of the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, the research branch of the pharmaceutical company Novartis. Before joining Novartis in 2002, Dr. Fishman was chief of cardiology and director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, as well as a medical professor at Harvard Medical School. Read More →
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Interview with Judith Krauss, Master of Silliman College

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Cover Interviews  /  No Comments

Judith B. Krauss, MSN, RN, FAAN is a Professor of Nursing at Yale University and Silliman College’s Master. She was the Founding Editor of Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, a practice, research and policy journal, and served as editor for 20 Continue Reading

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Interview with Dr. Francis Collins, Head of the National Institutes of Health

By   /  April 9, 2011  /  Cover Interviews  /  14 Comments

1. You were the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute and oversaw the Human Genome Project.  How has your background as a geneticist affected the way you approach managing the NIH and developing strategies to address national (and Continue Reading

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Interview with Dr. Stephen Oesterle

By   /  October 20, 2010  /  Cover Interviews  /  6 Comments

Stephen N. Oesterle, M.D., joined Medtronic in 2002 as its Senior Vice President for Medicine and Technology, overseeing the company’s scientific research, formation of technological strategies and continued development of strong cooperative relationships with the world's medical communities, such as

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Interview with Dr. Thomas R. Frieden MD MPH, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

By   /  February 24, 2010  /  Cover Interviews  /  1 Comment


Dr. Thomas R. Frieden was appointed Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by President Barack Obama in May 2009. Pre¬viously, Dr. Frieden had been Commissioner of the New York City Health Department, since January 2002.

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Interview with Dr. Howard Forman, Founder of Yale University’s MD/MBA Program

By   /  November 1, 2009  /  Cover Interviews  /  No Comments


Dr. Howard Forman is the founder and director of Yale University’s MD/MBA program. As a Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine and the Yale School of Management, Dr. Forman is a health services researcher focusing on

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Interview with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

By   /  November 16, 2008  /  Cover Interviews  /  No Comments

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) ’78 was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006, after serving as U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island and then as the state’s Attorney General. In these roles, he fought organized crime and public corruption and founded

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