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Helen E. Moewaka Barnes is the Director of the Whariki Research Group at Massey University, Auckland. She has carried out extensive research and evaluation of community action, community development, and public health projects, with particular experience in Maori research and evaluation. She has a doctorate in public health looking at Maori theory, research, and practice and has published a Web-based book on evaluation.

Belinda Borell has a background in Maori health and social science research. She has experience in the fields of cultural identity, community action, public health, and evaluation particularly as they pertain to young people. She is interested in developing a diverse range of research projects that position indigenous people at its core. She is currently exploring how Maori (indigenous people in Aotearoa New Zealand) understand, interpret, and deconstruct dominant cultural values and practices in the media and the health system.

Amanda Gregory is a member of Te Ropu Whariki, a research group with Massey University, Aotearoa. She is interested in academic activism that challenges injustice and contributes to an egalitarian future. To these ends she is, and has been, involved in a range of research projects from alcohol marketing and young people to antiracism. She is presently on research teams working on Privilege and Power in Aotearoa, and Media Representation and Well-being.

Jessica Hubbard is an undergraduate Honors student at Southern Wesleyan University, in Central, South Carolina, majoring in special education. Her senior thesis uses participant observation and standardized techniques to assess educational deficiencies among AIDS orphans at a children's home in Guyana. Her research is funded by the Honors Program at Southern Wesleyan University and private donations.

Victoria Jensen has a background in law to which she has added qualitative skills and approaches to public health. Her interests are particularly based within her Samoan community in Auckland in which she has completed a master's thesis around the health and well-being of young Samoan women. Recent projects include the structure of ethnic privilege and positive youth development, and evaluation research in the area of family violence prevention and youth, alcohol, and drugs. [End Page 139]

Simon J. Craddock Lee is a medical anthropologist and tenuretrack assistant professor of Clinical Sciences, Division of Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, where he is also a member of the Simmons Cancer Center. His program of research on institutional culture and organizational ethics has engaged fieldwork in Catholic health care, cancer disparities, and clinical translational health science. His current research problematizes recent national efforts to increase access to participation in clinical research for underserved and minority populations given limited access to basic cancer care. A Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology since 2006, Lee currently serves an elected term as chair for the Committee on Minority Issues in Anthropology of the American Anthropological Association.

Tim0 Mccreanor's background is in critical and discursive approaches to social psychology, with experience in qualitative research design, analysis, and synthesis within public health. He is interested in social change to enhance the health and well-being of diverse populations within Aotearoa. Current projects include research into the impacts of media depictions of Maori and investigations of the ways in which ascribed privilege contributes to health disparities.

Dr. Edward O'Neil Jr. earned his medical degree from George Washington University, and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Boston Medical Center. Dr. O'Neil completed the three-year Kellogg National Leadership Program, studying leadership, international development, and politics. In 1998, he founded the nonprofit organization Omni Med (, which focuses on health volunteerism and ethical leadership. Dr O'Neil is the author of two highly acclaimed books published by the American Medical Association in 2006, Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global Service, and A Practical Guide to Global Health Service. Dr. Paul Farmer, who wrote the foreword to Awakening Hippocrates, described it as "magisterial." Since April 2007, Dr. O'Neil has served as chair of a Brookings Institution taskforce on Health Service in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a practicing emergency physician at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston...


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