Jonathan Koffman: Hull York Medical School, United Kingdom
Jonathan Koffman, BA (Hons), MSc, Ph.D., is a medical sociologist who has conducted studies examining the interface of social inequity and palliative care experiences and outcomes for over 20 years. Recent world events, including the Empire Windrush scandal, Black Lives Matter, and the Covid-19 pandemic, with their disproportionate impact on those from minoritized communities and those from low socioeconomic positions, have radically changed his views on the experience of those dying in the margins, questioning previous research on the manner in which study questions have been constructed, the methods chosen to address those question and the way findings have been reported.
Christian Schulz-Quach: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Dr. Schulz-Quach, MD MSc MA MRCPSych, is a staff psychiatrist at the Department of Supportive Care, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. He is a Clinician Educator and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Schulz-Quach is a board-certified Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist with work experience in Germany, the UK, the US, and Canada. He has specialty training in Psychosomatic Medicine, Medical Psychotherapy, and Palliative Medicine. He is a candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and has a special interest in Existential Psychoanalysis.
Gilla K. Shapiro: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Gilla Shapiro, MA (Cantab), MPP/MPA, Ph.D., is a Psychologist and Clinician-Scientist in the Department of Supportive Care at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Gilla completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at McGill University and her dual-degree MPA/MPP at the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Hertie School of Governance. Gilla has conducted research for the Hospital for Sick Children, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, the Global Public Policy institute, and the Social Science Research Center Berlin, among others. The Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research have funded her research. Gilla’s clinical and research interests include psychosocial oncology, palliative care, health behavior, the social determinants of health, health equity, and policy analysis.