Elaine A. Anderson, Ph.D., is Director of the Maryland Family Policy Impact Seminar.  She is Chair and Professor in the Department of Family Science, University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Anderson is a former Congressional Science Fellow who has conducted policy research for several state legislatures as well as presidential campaigns.  She has written numerous policy publications and conducted policy research on a variety of family policy issues, including family health and child obesity, mental health policy, low-income fathers, homelessness, and work policy.  For more information about Dr. Anderson, please visit her webpage.  

Bonnie Braun, Ph.D., is Co-Director of the Maryland Family Policy Impact Seminar.  She is a Professor in the Department of Family Science and an Extension Family Policy Specialist with over 30 years of experience in family public policy.  Her research focuses on informing public policy and program issues especially as they relate to vulnerable populations.  She was the first Herschel S. Horowitz Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Health Literacy in the School of Public Health and holds an appointment in the Center as Faculty Scholar. Her most recent public policy focus is on health reform and specifically on health insurance literacy. For more information about Dr. Braun, please visit her webpage.