Ana is Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Trained as a pediatrician and public health specialist Ana is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the use of complex systems approaches. She has led large NIH and foundation funded research and training programs in the United States and in Latin America and is currently Principal Investigator of the Wellcome Trust funded SALURBAL (Salud Urbana en América Latina) study. Ana has served on numerous editorial boards, review panels and advisory committees, including the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee and the CDC’s Community Preventive Services Taskforce. She is an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society, the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and the National Academy of Medicine.
Asim is a Professor of Public Policy and Computer Science at the University of Vermont (UVM). Since 2013, he is Director of UVM's Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security and Co-Director of the Social Ecological Gaming and Simulation lab. His research and public service activities have led to foundational advances in complex systems modeling, computational policy analysis, governance network analysis, and social ecological systems. He is a fellow at the Gund Institute for Environment, a senior research fellow for the Earth System Governance project, an academic editor for PLOS ONE and incoming co-editor-in-chief of Complexity, Governance and Networks (2020-2023).
Penny is a Research Associate at the Institute of New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, Oxford Martin Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition, and Research Associate at the Bennett Institute for Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Seeking to better understand the economy as a complex system, Penny’s research looks at novel, data-driven ways of analyzing economic growth and development, occupational mobility, and the post-carbon transition. She also leads a project on ‘Practical wisdom in a Complex World’, which is exploring what the Aristotelian notion of ‘living well’ might mean in the context of the complex adaptive systems that shape our lives.
Sheila is President of The University Group, Inc., a management consulting firm and think tank specializing in foresight methodologies, grand strategy and public policy. She is an Adjunct Professor of Management at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan, where she recently retired as Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Complex and Strategic Decisions. Trained in the behavior of large complex social systems Sheila was Vision Working Group leader of the U.S. Project on National Security Reform and studied the use of foresight methodologies in the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore. She was awarded the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Outstanding Public Service Award and is the the author of more than 300 papers multiple books.