Ling is the Executive Producer and host of This Is Life on CNN. She has also been a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and a contributor to ABC News’ Nightline.
France is an award-winning American investigative reporter, non-fiction author and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker. His directorial debut, “How to Survive a Plague,” is hailed as an innovative and influential piece of storytelling that is credited with renewing a conversation about AIDS in the United States. His new critically acclaimed documentary film, “Welcome to Chechnya,” premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and won awards at festivals around the world.
Having spent two decades at the nexus of science, policy and business, in January 2020 Dr. Parikh became the 19th Chief Executive Officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Executive Publisher of the Science family of journals. An active member of the scientific advocacy community, Dr. Parikh serves as a board member and officer for several impactful organizations, including Research!America, Friends of Cancer Research and ACT for NIH.
Woolley is the President and CEO of Research!America, the nation’s largest not-for-profit grassroots public education and advocacy organization committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority. Woolley is a longtime leader of advocacy for science, especially medical and health science. She’s also a high-profile speaker, writer and promoter of public engagement by scientists.
Kumar is Vice President, Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication at Johnson & Johnson and a world-renowned champion of the value of science and science journalism. Kumar drives public engagement and trust in science through development of storytelling initiatives and programs that create positive societal impact.
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