Kirsten Austad is an MD candidate in the class of 2013 at Harvard Medical School. She received a BS in Medical Microbiology & Immunology and English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. Read more about Kirsten Austad
Senior Economist, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Financial Markets and Community Investments Group
Brown received her PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School in 2006. Prior to joining the Center, she was a postdoctoral fellow in Finance and Economics at the University of Technology, Sydney and a temporary assistant professor at American University. Read more about Abigail Brown
Professor, University of Massachusetts-Boston Clinical Psychologist
Cosgrove is Associate Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duquesne University. Her latest book, Psychiatry Under the Influence, written with co-author Robert Whitaker, was published in April 2015.
Desai is Assistant Professor at the Kenan-Flagler Business School in the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has a bachelor's degree in engineering, a master's degree in Finance, and a doctoral degree in Management.
Director of Bioethics Research and Policy, Cleveland Clinic Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Case Western
Rose completed her PhD in Health Policy in 2010 at Harvard University, and prior to joining the Cleveland Clinic, she held a pre- and post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIMH and NCI). Read more about Susannah Rose
Aaron Swartz is a writer, hacker, and activist. He co-authored the RSS 1.0 specification, helped develop standards for the Semantic Web, and designed the metadata system for Creative Commons. He co-founded Reddit.com, an online news startup acquired by Condé Nast, and architected OpenLibrary.org. His writing has appeared in a variety of magazines and journals and he has been profiled in Wired and Newsweek. He is on the board of Change Congress and is the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. During the fellowship year, he will conduct experimental and ethnographic studies of the political system to prepare a monograph on the mechanisms of political corruption.