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Allison R. Webel RN, Kate Lorig, DrPH, Diana Laurent, MPH, Virginia González, MPH, Allen L. Gifford, MD, David Sobel, MD, MPH, Marian Minor, PT, PhD

Allison R. Webel RN, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Kate Lorig, DrPH, is director and professor emerita at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Patient Education Research Center

Diana Laurent, MPH, is a health educator and trainer at Stanford Patient Education Research Center

Virginia González, MPH, is a health educator and consultant to Stanford Patient Education Research Center

Allen L. Gifford, MD, is Professor of Public Health and Medicine at Boston University, acting director of the Department of Veteran Affairs Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research

David Sobel, MD, MPH, was director of patient education and health promotion, Kaiser Permanente Northern California and is now consulting professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Marian Minor, PT, PhD, is professor emerita at the University of Missouri, Department of Physical Therapy

Allison Webel, RN, PhD

Allison Webel, RN, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research focuses on developing and testing HIV self-management interventions and in understanding the social and behavioral determinants of co-morbid chronic disease in people living with HIV. Her long-term goal is to improve the health and wellness of all people living with HIV and chronic co-morbid conditions. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio with her family. 

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Don Vickery, Larry Matson, Carol Vickery

Donald Vickery, MD, was a pioneer in the self-care and wellness movement. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Medical School, he was the author of many books, including Take Care of Yourself and Life Plan and in 2003 he was awarded the American College of Preventive Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award.

Larry Matson, Ed.D., is an expert in the role of physical activity in the management of chronic disease.  As a health/medical writer and fitness coach certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, he specializes in evaluating evidence and making complex information useful and easy to understand.

Carol Vickery, RN, MSN, is a Public Health Nurse with the Nurse Family Partnership Program in Colorado and has nearly 40 years of experience in nursing, including Critical Care, Community Health, Wellness, telephone counseling and Maternal Child Health.