About the Author
Dr. Linda Lewis Alexander has an extensive career in public health and women's health. She is currently Vice President, Women's Health and Global Advocacy for QAIGEN, Inc. In this role, Dr. Alexander oversees corporate women's health program efforts in the public sector and advocacy support initiatives in global cervical cancer prevention. Her previous professional experiences include serving as Vice President, Women s Health at Digene Corporation and President and CEO of the American Social Health Association (ASHA). At ASHA she provided national leadership and worked in close partnership with industry and federal leaders to promote national awareness for all sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Judith LaRosa's career has spanned education, research, and clinical practice. Her present position is vice dean and professor, SUNY Downstate Graduate Program in Public Health, where her current research focuses on cultural perceptions of health and disease. Prior to this, she served as professor and chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and Director, Tulane Xavier National Center of Excellence in Women s Health. Helaine Bader has focused her work in the fields of health communications and women s health. In her present position as Director, Women s Health and Global Advocacy at QIAGEN, Inc., Ms. Bader works to ensure access to cervical cancer screening through developing and implementing advocacy and educational initiatives, with the ultimate goal of eliminating cervical cancer. Susan Garfield is a market access, reimbursement, and economics strategist, with expertise in demand creation and advocacy. For more than 12 years, her professional career has focused on women s health, innovations in health care, the economics of practice change, and the role of reimbursement and policy to the adoption of new technologies.