Jonathan Metzl is the Frederick B. Rentschler II Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry, and the Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his MD from the University of Missouri, MA in humanities/poetics and Psychiatric internship/residency from Stanford University, and PhD in American Culture from University of Michigan, A 2008 Guggenheim fellow, Professor Metzl has written extensively for medical, psychiatric, and popular publications. His books include The Protest Psychosis, Prozac on the Couch, and Against Health: How Health Became the New Morality.
Warren G. Lavey holds advanced degrees in law, applied mathematics and economics from Harvard and Cambridge Universities. After 23 years as a partner in the global law firm Skadden Arps, his focus since 2010 has been on climate change and public health. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois in law, community health, and environmental sciences. His recent publications analyze the roles of hospitals in addressing climate change and community health. He serves on advisory boards for sustainable technologies and public health.