Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

 Session Chair Profile

Ph.D., Co-Director of Precision Medicine, CA Governor's Office

Biography
Dr. McCall oversees cross-sector health policy working groups, research grantmaking, and public interagency efforts, which include serving on Governor Newsom's COVID-19 Testing Task Force and as co-author of the CA Surgeon General's Report. Previously, McCall worked at the California Senate Office of Research and as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology. Prior to state government, she spent sixteen years in neuroscience research labs, including as a Fulbright Fellow. In the community, Dr. McCall teaches Science Policy at UC Davis and UC Riverside, serves on the Editorial Board of the California Journal of Politics and Policy, occasionally directs the International Brain Bee, and is the co-founder of TEDxFulbright, the German Neuroscience Olympiad, and a chapter of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network for racial justice. She earned a PhD from Heidelberg University, Master's degree from UC San Diego, and Bachelor's degree from Denison University.


 Speaker Profile

M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Population Health; Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine

Biography
Dr. Maldonado is a pediatric infectious diseases epidemiologist. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine, completed pediatric residency and pediatric infectious diseases fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, and was an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention before joining the faculty at Stanford University. She has led a number of NIH, CDC, Gates Foundation and WHO funded domestic and international pediatric infectious diseases studies, focused on pediatric HIV and pediatric vaccine preventable diseases. More recently, she has focused on health disparities and infectious diseases outcomes, including COVID-19 in pediatric and adult populations. She is chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases and a liaison to the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. She has over 230 peer reviewed publications and is co-editor of the textbook “Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant” and the American Academy of Pediatrics “Red Book”.


 Speaker Profile

M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Biography
Robert M. Wachter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He coined the term “hospitalist” in 1996 and is often considered the “father” of the hospitalist field, the fastest growing medical specialty in U.S. history. His 2015 book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, was a New York Times science bestseller. Thirteen times, Modern Healthcare magazine has ranked him as one of the 50 most influential physician-executives in the U.S.; he was #1 on the list in 2015. In 2020-21, his tweets on Covid-19 served as a trusted source of information on the clinical, public health, and policy issues surrounding the pandemic.


 Speaker Profile

M.D., Dr. P.H., State Health Officer & Director, California Department of Public Health

Biography
Striving to embody and promote the universal values of dignity, equity, compassion and humility, Dr. Aragón works to mobilize communities and institutions to transform policies and systems towards a culture of equity, antiracism, healing and health for all people and our planet. As State Public Health Officer, he exercises leadership and legal authority to protect health and prevent disease. As CDPH Director, he directs a nationally accredited state health department. Prior to coming to CDPH in January, 2021, he was the Health Officer of San Francisco for 10 years. He has served in leadership roles for more than 25 years, including principal investigator and director of a public health emergency preparedness and response research and training center at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. On March 16, 2020, he and six other Bay Area health officers issued the first stay-at-home orders in the US.