Research Issues Experts
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Physicians Committee president and founder. Nutrition researcher. Author of 15 books and many scientific articles on nutrition and health. Directs numerous innovative campaigns to promote healthy eating. Rigorous opponent of unethical research practices. Spearheaded the Physicians Committee's lawsuit against the U.S. government's unethical experiments giving healthy short children a genetically engineered growth hormone. Advocate for higher standards in human research and for alternatives to animal research. Full-length bio>
Kristie Sullivan, M.P.H.
Vice President of Research Policy. Promotes human-relevant alternatives to the use of animals in the research and testing of pesticides, drugs, and industrial chemicals by influencing scientists, legislators, and government agencies. Coordinates the Physicians Committee’s efforts as Secretariat of the International Council on Animal Protection in OECD Programmes (ICAPO). Full-length bio>
John J. Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director of academic affairs. A board-certified cardiologist, Dr. Pippin has been on faculty at Harvard Medical School, received the Clinician-Scientist Award from the American Heart Association, and served as an invited speaker and panelist for the NIH National Human Subjects Protection Workshop. Dr. Pippin is the author of dozens of articles and abstracts that have been published in such leading medical journals as Circulation and The American Journal of Cardiology. Full-length bio>
Charu Chandrasekera, Ph.D.
Charu Chandrasekera, Ph.D., is director of laboratory science with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nationwide organization of physicians and laypersons that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, and addresses controversies in modern medicine, including ethical issues in research. Full-length bio>
Elizabeth Baker, Esq.
Elizabeth Baker, Esq., is a senior science policy specialist for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Ms. Baker works to modernize drug development to save human and animal lives by shifting preclinical research from the use of animal models to modern technologies that are relevant to human biology. Full-length bio>
Ann Lam, Ph.D.
Ann Lam, Ph.D., is a senior medical research specialist at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nationwide organization of physicians, scientists, educators, and laypersons that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, and addresses controversies in modern medicine, including ethical and scientific issues in education and research. Full-length bio>