IAN's Advisory Board members are a vanguard of field-leading experts that provide strategic guidance to the organization. They provide sector-specific resources, relationships, and expertise that serve to channel 'knowledge flows' between campus and the community. During the development of new programs, we engage advisory board members in the identification of new methods, insights, and collaborations that advance our mission of putting science to work, for real world impact.
Public Health Policy and Practice
Jeff Oxendine, MBA, MPH
Associate Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health
Jeff is Associate Dean of UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, and founder of the nonprofit Health Career Connections. Jeff is a nationally recognized leader in efforts to strengthen and diversify California's health workforce. His nonprofit operates at local, regional, and statewide levels to expand opportunities for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds to launch successful careers in healthcare. Jeff is a previous James Irvine Foundation Fellow (2013).
Kerry Eaton, MS
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Sacred Heart Health System
Kerry is Senior Vice President and COO of Sacred Heart Health Systems. Kerry previously served as Vice President of Patient Outcomes and Chief Quality Officer at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Kerry has been recognized for her expertise in patient safety outcomes, and has over two decades of experience in hospital leadership. She has served as faculty at Yale and taught at the graduate level on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.
Christa Gannon, JD
Founder and Executive Director, Fresh Lifelines for Youth
Christa is a national leader in juvenile justice youth education and rehabilitation. She founded and serves as Executive Director of the FLY Program, a nonprofit that has reduced the recidivism rates of juvenile offenders in its Santa Clara and San Mateo county programs to ~20%, from ~80% for youths who do not participate in FLY. Christa is an Ashoka Fellow, and a previous James Irvine Foundation Fellow (2012).
Miriam Rosenberg-Lee, PhD
Instructor, Stanford University
Dr. Rosenberg-Lee is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist at Stanford University. Her research sits at the intersection of education and neuroscience, addressing how the brain acquires and masters complex formal systems, like mathematics, and how that process may be perturbed in children with mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. Her recent research focuses on understanding the neuroplastic changes that accompany successful learning, in order to developing and improve effective instruction. Dr. Rosenberg-Lee’s research and training have been supported by the National Institutes of Health (USA) and the NSERC (Canada).
Lara Foland-Ross, PhD
Research Scientist, Stanford University
Dr. Foland-Ross completed her Ph.D. in Neuroscience at UCLA in 2010 where she studied the neural mechanisms of emotion. Eager to apply her research training to children, Dr. Foland-Ross elected to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, where she is currently working to understand how adverse childhood experiences influence brain development in ways that track with an increased risk for disturbances in mental and physical health. Her research and training have been supported by a variety of sources, including the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Hope for Depression Research Foundation.
Jonathan Meer, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics, Texas A&M
Dr. Meer is an associate professor of economics at Texas A&M University, where he is also the Private Enterprise Research Center Professor, a Ray A. Rothrock Fellow, and the department's Director of Undergraduate Programs. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford University in 2009 and graduated from Princeton University in 2002 with an A.B. in Economics and a certificate in Applied & Computational Mathematics. His research work centers on investigating individuals' economic decisions - such as whether to make a charitable donation - and their reasons for making them.