The Global Interdependence Center – Solve Long Covid Initiative Program Series: Session II

VIDEO April 13, 2022

Speaker / Author

Katie Bach

Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings

Katie Bach is an expert in job quality and low-wage work. She has a particular interest in the incentives and structures that lead companies to underinvest in workers. Bach has worked with dozens of companies, ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups, on improving frontline jobs. Most recently, Bach was the Managing Director of the Good Jobs Institute, a non-profit founded by MIT Sloan professor Zeynep Ton. There, she helped companies build systems to maximize the motivation, productivity, and contribution of employees in ways that led to better business results. Previously she was the Director of Corporate Strategy at Starbucks, where she ... Read More

Lisa McIntire Shaw

Founding Partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC

Lisa McIntire Shaw is a founding partner of Cygnus Asset Management, LLC based in Charlotte, NC. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial arena. Her areas of special interest include international markets; charitable trusts; strategic wealth preservation; and domestic, corporate, government and municipal bonds. Lisa earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the College of Financial Planning and her credentials as a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A native ... Read More

Melissa Smallwood

Co-Author: Long Covid Impact on Adult Americans: Early Indicators Estimating Prevalence and Cost

Melissa Smallwood (MS 2021, MA 2016) is a Science and Technology Policy researcher with a background in neuroscience, psychology, social science, and disability studies. She is a recent graduate of Arizona State University's School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where she worked on her Master's Thesis with Brian David Johnson's Threatcasting lab. Her current work explores the long-term policy implications of Long-Haul COVID-19 and other enduring consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Smallwood is working with the Solve M.E. Research Team to develop models and write a white paper on the prevalence and economic impact of Long-Haul COVID in ... Read More

Emily Taylor

Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement, Solve M.E.

Emily Taylor is the Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement for Solve M.E. She brings to the organization over fifteen years of policy, organization, and advocacy experience in both the non-profit and government sectors. With five years’ experience on Capitol Hill, Emily contributes a keen understanding of both state and federal policy processes while cultivating strong grassroots organization and patient representation. Prior to joining the Solve M.E., Emily served as the director of policy and advocacy for an award-winning autism organization. There she spearheaded major overhauls in disability, early intervention, and education policies. She is also a veteran of several successful ... Read More