Speaker Biographies

Denise Anthony is Associate Professor of Sociology, and also Research Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS) at Dartmouth. Dr. Anthony’s most recent research examines information technology in health care, including its effects on quality of care, and on the privacy and security of protected health information.

Wayne Burleson is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He currently directs and conducts research in Security Engineering.  Although his primary focus is Hardware Security, he also studies higher level issues of System Security and Security Economics, with applications in Medical Devices.

Bob Evans is a software engineer and team lead at Google, where he builds the PACO mobile research platform, an open-source project that enables research into mobile self-tracking. With over 20 years of professional experience, his goal is to develop computational tools that augment human abilities and improve the data handling and privacy practices of software.

Deborah Estrin is Professor of Computer Science at the new Cornell Tech campus in New York City and co-founder of the non-profit startup, Open mHealth. Estrin’s current focus is on mobile health (mhealth), leveraging the programmability, proximity, and pervasiveness of mobile devices and the cloud for health management.

 J.D. Fugate is Assistant General Counsel for Regulatory Affairs – Enterprise Privacy in Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs. He has provided commercial legal support and general counsel over the last 14 years for various Microsoft businesses including Dynamics, HealthVault, Advanced Technologies, and Windows.

Carl Gunter is Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His work on privacy includes the first research on certificate retrieval for trust management and the formal analysis of regulatory privacy rules. His recent research focuses on security and privacy issues for the electric power grid and healthcare information technologies.

Peter Levin is Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Chief Technology Officer at Veterans Affairs. He is the executive sponsor of, among other initiatives, the Blue Button personal health record and the electronic record modernization initiative. Before joining the Obama Administration, he co-founded and led an award-winning semiconductor design software firm.

Arvind Narayanan is Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Princeton. He studies information privacy, security, and technology policy. His research has shown that data anonymization is broken in fundamental ways, for which he jointly received the 2008 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Award. He is currently one of the researchers behind the “Do Not Track” proposal.

Sean Nolan is responsible for Microsoft’s consumer health care platform, Microsoft HealthVault. Available worldwide and sporting over 450 connected applications and devices, HealthVault aims to enable a truly patient-centric health system by giving individuals and families the tools they need to collect, store, share and manage important health information.

Katie Pine is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine Department of Informatics with the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing. Her research focuses on algorithmic and sociomaterial dimensions of medical work, particularly practices of recording, gathering, and measuring data about medical practice in hospitals.

Thomas Trojer is a Ph.D candidate with the Quality Engineering Research Group in the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Innsbruck. He is currently researching methods for informational self-determination of health-care data by patients as part of a national project in Austria, in collaboration with ITH-icoserve (a Siemens subsidiary).

Stefaan Verhulst is Chief of Research at the Markle Foundation and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Global Communications Studies, Annenberg School for Communications, University of Pennsylvania. He has served as consultant to various international and national organizations, including UNESCO, the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, and DFID.

Ann Waldo is a partner with the law firm Wittie, Letsche & Waldo. Her law practice is focused on privacy, information security and health care issues. She has experience with health sector-specific privacy laws and emerging technologies that handle sensitive health information, such as personal health records and Health Information Exchanges.

Henry Wei is a Presidential Innovation Fellow with the White House and the V.A., and a faculty member at Weill-Cornell Medical College. He has been Senior Medical Director for Innovation at Aetna, previously led R&D at ActiveHealth Management, was a consultant at McKinsey & Co., and won the Health 2.0 World Developers Cup.