Francois Sauer

Francois Sauer

SHINE Advisory Board Member

Francois is the founder of Sauer and Associates, LLC, a Leawood Kansas-based consulting firm that helps executives manifest to the fullest their own talents. Francois has expertise in systems thinking, human relations, and international operations. As acatalyst, author, philosopher, and scientist, his proven problem solving approaches are both innovative and pragmatic. Francois is the author of Relearn, Evolve, and Adapt: An Essay to Integrate Creative Imagination with Socially Conditioned Thought…

Christopher Scheibler

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Chief, Occupational Medicine | Senior Flight Surgeon United States Air Force

Christopher is Chief, Occupational Medicine and Senior Flight Surgeon for the United States US Air Force at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska. He recently completed the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency (OEMR) program for physicians at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. At Harvard, his research focused on a comprehensive review of current research on the health impacts of commercial flight—such as circadian rhythm disruption, decreased cardiopulmonary…

Luis Schwarz

SHINE Advisory Board Member
Founder and CEO, Schwarz Care Institute, and, former Chair, Healthy Staff Working Group, World Bank

Luis Schwarz worked as a Senior Finance Officer and Senior Financial Management Specialist at the World Bank from October 2000 to June 2022. He dedicated 42 years of his life as an MBA in Finance and as a CPA in Accounting supporting projects and programs in 52 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Eastern Europe during his long career in Multilateral International Financial Institutions. In parallel, his passion was promoting…

John (Jack) Spengler

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Spengler has over 40 years’ experience in environmental health and exposure science, characterizing the exposure to and effects of contaminants in outdoor and indoor environments. Through studies of homes, office buildings, schools, and transit systems Spengler’s research has investigated design, materials, maintenance, and behaviors that mitigate exposures to harmful contaminants. During the SARS CoV-2 pandemic, his team examined transmission and mitigation of airborne viruses in schools, airplanes, airports, and buses.…

Steven Staffa

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Biostatistician III, Boston Children’s Hospital

Steven completed his Master’s in Biostatistics from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where his master’s thesis was a study of health effects of textile chemicals after the introduction of new work uniforms in a flight attendant population. Steven is a Biostatistician at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Departments of Anesthesia and Surgery, and he has continued to collaborate on the Flight Attendant Health Study and the SHINE…

Pablo Taddei

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
PhD student, Population Health Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Graduate School of Arts and Science, Harvard University

Pablo holds an M.S. degree in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, where he specialized in the Renewables Energy track. He has worked as a research assistant at the Center for Sustainable Systems. Currently, Pablo is a doctoral candidate at Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Science with vast experience as a teaching assistant for courses like “Confronting Climate Change” and “Design of Renewable…

Sneh Manishi Toprani

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Post Doctoral Research Fellow, John B Little Center of Radiation Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Sneh Manishi Toprani is a post-doctoral fellow at John B Little Center for Radiation Science, Department of Environmental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Toprani is responsible for leading a project that is focused on lung cancer. The major goals of this project are to understand the basis for lung cancer susceptibility and to identify new personalized strategies for radiation therapy…

Tyler Vanderweele

Tyler J. VanderWeele

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Director, Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University

Tyler J. VanderWeele, Ph.D., is the John L. Loeb and Frances Lehman Loeb Professor of Epidemiology in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Co-Director of the Initiative on Health, Religion and Spirituality, faculty affiliate of the Harvard Institute for Quantitative Social Science, and Director of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, University of Pennsylvania, and…

Dorota Węziak-Białowolska

Affiliated Research Scientist, SHINE
Associate Professor, Jagiellonian University and Research Scientist, Human Flourishing Program, Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University

Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska (Ph.D., dr. hab) is an associate professor in sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University (Cracow, Poland). She received her master’s degree in quantitative methods (2003), her doctoral degree in economics (2008), and post-doctoral degree (habilitation) in sociology (2016). Her research interests are in methodology including impact assessment and evaluation as well as psychometrics, composite scales, and indicators. Her recent focus is on positive health and human flourishing. From…