Dr. Kathy Shear is the founder and director of the Center for Complicated Grief at the Columbia School of Social Work. She is an internist and a psychiatrist.
Matthew Wynia is the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado. His areas of interest include infectious diseases and public health.
Emily Wang is an associate professor at Yale School of Medicine. She studies health equity for vulnerable populations, including the incarcerated. She helped author a white paper on prioritizing vaccine distribution in prisons.
Eric Toner is a senior scholar with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. His areas of interest include hospital preparedness and pandemic influenza. He authored a paper on the ethical allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine. Direct media inquiries to Margaret Miller.
Avi Schnall directs Agudath Israel of America’s New Jersey office. He spoke out against ending religious exemptions to vaccines when the issue was before the New Jersey Legislature.
Dr. Aaron Glatt is chairman of the department of medicine and chief of infectious diseases at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York. He has urged members of the Jewish community to get vaccinated in columns and interviews, arguing against the idea that vaccines violate Jewish teaching.
Rabbi Yakov Litzman is Israel’s deputy minister of health. Vaccinations aren’t mandatory in Israel, but Litzman has expressed support for changing that in recent years.