Kathleen Winter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. She has expertise in immunizations and vaccine-preventable diseases, with particular focus on pertussis, meningococcal disease, and viral hepatitis. Prior to joining the College in 2016, Dr. Winter worked as an epidemiologist in the Immunization Branch of the California Department of Public Health and has more than 15 years of experience in communicable disease surveillance, prevention, and control. She is also a faculty affiliate with the UK Perinatal Research and Wellness Center.
Sarah J. Dash, MPH, is the president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Health Policy. She drives the mission and vision of the Alliance, as well as advances and maintains the reputation of the organization as the leading nonpartisan resource for policymakers and health leaders in an evolving health policy environment. Sarah joined the Alliance in 2014 as the vice president for policy and became president and CEO in May 2017. Sarah has long been an influential force in shaping health policy, having served as a senior aide on Capitol Hill and as a member of the research faculty at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute’s Center on Health Insurance Reforms. Sarah holds a master’s degree in public health from the Yale School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and literature from MIT. Sarah also holds an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.