The event will be moderated by Dr. Thomas R. Cole,
the McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities and founding Director of the John P. McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics
at the UT Health Science Center in Houston. He has authored, edited, or co-edited 10 books and has produced or co-produced four documentary films. His book, The Journey of Life: A Cultural History of Aging in America,
was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
Roberta Schwartz is a recognized leader in health care management and Senior Vice President of Operations for the Methodist Hospital.
She oversees all service line operations and outpatient departments, and plays a key role on the organization leadership team. She has also been Director of Business Development and a Consultant and Project Manager to several medical centers.
Dr. Pauline Rosenau
is Professor of Management, Policy, and Community Health at the UT–Houston School of Public Health.
She is the author/editor of seven books and more than 60 journal articles and book chapters on health system reform, comparative international health policy, public/private policy partnerships, the implications of investor status for the provision of health services, and pharmacy policy.
Dr. Laurence B. McCullough
is the associate director for Education and professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics, and Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
He is the inaugural holder of the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He is the author of two books, 370 papers, and 150 chapters.