About

Scientific Advisory Board
Scott W. Atlas

Scott W. Atlas

Robert Wesson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Dr. Scott Atlas is a world renowned physician and scholar of advanced medical care and health care policy. He was Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center for 14 years before his appointment at Hoover Institution.

Dr. Atlas is a frequent policy advisor to policymakers and government officials in the United States and in other countries. He has served as Senior Advisor for Health Care to candidates for President, as well as having counselled members of the US Congress on health care, testified before Congress, and briefed directors of key federal agencies. From July 2020 to December 2020, he served as a Special Advisor to the President and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.

Sucharit Bhakdi

Sucharit Bhakdi

Professor Emeritus of Medical Microbiology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Sucharit Bhakdi is a Thai-born physician and specialist in the fields of Microbiology and Immunology. He was Head of the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the Mainz University from 1990 until his retirement in 2012. He has published over 300 scientific articles on immunology, bacteriology, virology and cardiovascular disease for which he received numerous prestigious awards.
Sucharit Bhakdi co-authored the bestseller Corona: False Alarm? with his wife Dr. Karina Reiss. The German version was published in June and the English version in October 2020. Eight further translations are pending.  (Photo credit: Peter Pulkowski)

Jay Bhattacharya

Jay Bhattacharya

Professor of Medicine, Stanford University

Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. He directs Stanford’s Center for Demography and Economics of Health and Aging.
Dr. Bhattacharya’s research focuses on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations, with a particular emphasis on the role of government programs, biomedical innovation, and economics. Dr. Bhattacharya’s recent research focuses on the epidemiology of COVID-19 as well as an evaluation of policy responses to the epidemic.

Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta

Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Oxford University

Sunetra Gupta is an Indian infectious disease epidemiologist and a Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, England, having graduated from Princeton University and received her PhD from the University of London. She has performed research on the transmission dynamics of various infectious diseases, including malaria, influenza and COVID-19.

Dr Gupta is also an acclaimed novelist and essayist.

Scott Jensen

Scott Jensen

Medical Doctor and former Minnesota State Senator

Dr Scott Jensen served as a Minnesota State Senator from 2016 – 2021. He is Clinical Associate Professor at the  University of Minnesota, Family Practice Department,  as well as the president and practicing physician at Catalyst Medical Clinic.

In 2016, Scott Jensen received the prestigious annual statewide award, Minnesota Family Physician of the Year, from the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians.  In 2019, then-Senator Jensen chief authored and presented seven unique bills on the senate floor – including a groundbreaking Pharmacy Benefit Manager bill – and the seven bills were passed unanimously. In 2020 the Senate Majority Leadership asked him to be chief author of the Insulin Safety Net Bill, which was later signed into law.

Martin Kulldorff

Martin Kulldorff

Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Martin Kulldorff, PhD, is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a biostatistician in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr Kulldorff’s current research centers on developing new statistical methods for post-market drug and vaccine safety surveillance. He has been very outspoken about the grave harms caused by lockdowns, and is one of the authors of the Great Barrington Declaration.

Michael Levitt

Michael Levitt

Professor of Biophysics, Stanford University

Professor Michael Levitt is a South African-born biophysicist and a professor of structural biology at Stanford University. He runs the University’s Levitt Lab.

In 2013, Dr Levitt received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, together with Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel, for “the development of multi-scale models for complex chemical systems”. In 2014 he was awarded the DeLano Award for Computational Biosciences. Michael was elected an ISCB Fellow by the International Society for Computational Biology in 2015.

Paul E Peterson

Paul E Peterson

Senior Fellow at The Hoover Institution, Senior Editor of Education

Paul is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Senior Editor of Education Next, a journal of opinion and research.
He serves as a member of Hoover’s Education Success Initiative (HESI) focusing on the improvement of education policy. Professor Peterson is a former director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and of the Governmental Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.
He holds a Ph.D in political science from the University of Chicago.

Paul is also an author. Four of his books have received major awards from the American Political Science Association. Most recently, he was awarded the Martha Derthick Best Book Award for The Price of Federalism.

Ellen Townsend

Ellen Townsend

Professor of Psychology at The University of Nottingham

Professor Ellen Townsend leads the Self-Harm Research Group (SHRG) within the School of Psychology at the University of Nottingham. Ellen holds PhD in Psychology from the University of Nottingham and completed her postdoctoral work in the Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford. Her group conducts research on self-harm with a particular focus on young people. She has established https://reachwell.org/ to highlight the needs of young people in the global pandemic crisis.

Michael Yeadon

Michael Yeadon

Former CSO and VP, Allergy & Respiratory, Pfizer

Dr. Michael Yeadon is trained in Biochemistry & Toxicology and obtained a research-based PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Surrey. He has spent 23 years working in pharmaceutical Research and Development and is an Allergy and Respiratory Therapeutic Area expert. After Wellcome Labs, Dr Yeadon spent 16 years at Pfizer, first as Chief Scientific Officer, before holding the position of Vice-President. In 2012 he founded the biotech company Ziarco, which was acquired by Novartis in 2017.

Dr. Yeadon has published over 40 original research articles and consults and partners with biotechnology companies. Since September 2020, Dr Yeadon has publicly voiced his grave concerns about the PCR Test and the disproportionate response to the pandemic.