Frates is an associate professor of health policy, management and marketing at Cal State Long Beach, and has worked as a business analysis consultant for Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and as a health economist. She is a licensed clinical social worker.
Garcia is a clinical child development specialist with experience providing therapeutic interventions for traumatized, abused, chronically ill and burn-injured children. She currently serves as child-life specialist at the Grossman Burn Center.
Lawrence N. Gelb
Gelb founded CareCounsel in 1997 to help people navigate the health and managed-care environment. Before starting CareCounsel, he practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist in California and Massachusetts.
Ann Louise Gittleman
Gittleman, a certified nutrition specialist, has written several books, including "Super Nutrition for Women," "Super Nutrition for Men" and "Before the Change." She is on the medical advisory board of the American Menopause Foundation.
Dr. Thomas Finley Godfrey III
Godfrey is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at UCLA and is area medical director for Los Angeles Medical Center.
Dr. David S. Goldstein
Goldstein is co-founder and co-director of USC's Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics. In addition, he is division chief and vice chairman for clinical affairs in the Department of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine.
Joe and Teresa Graedon
Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and his wife, Teresa, a medical anthropologist, are co-authors of "The People's Pharmacy" series of books. The couple also write a syndicated newspaper column, which appears in The Times' Health section, and host a radio talk show, both of the same name.
Hegetschweiler, vice president of chiropractic services at American Specialty Health Plans in San Diego, is a graduate of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He is past president of the California Chiropractic Assn.
Dr. Alan Heilpern
Heilpern is president of Horizon Health Services, a health care management company that provides emergency medical services at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He is a past president of the Los Angeles County Medical Assn.
Hernandez is a nutrition consultant and certified diabetes educator. Hernandez currently works as the nutrition consultant and diabetes program coordinator with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center's outpatient diabetes program.
Dr. Ann Elizabeth Hickey
Hickey is assistant medical director of cardiac transplantation at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is a partner in the Heart Center of Los Angeles, a private cardiology practice.
Dr. Howard N. Hodis
Hodis is an associate professor of medicine and preventive medicine and an assistant professor of molecular pharmacology and toxicology at USC. He specializes in the treatment of lipid disorders and the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis at USC's Lipid and Atherosclerosis Treatment Center.
Charles B. Inlander
Inlander is president of the People's Medical Society, a consumer health advocacy organization founded in 1983 and among the largest such groups in the U.S. He is a health commentator on National Public Radio and has written numerous books on health, including "Men's Health for Dummies."
Iovine, author and columnist, began her writing career with "The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy," and went on to write three other "Girlfriends' Guide" books. Iovine is working on her fifth book. Her column "Girlfriends' Guide to Family" appears in The Times' Southern California Living section.
Dr. John Irvine
Irvine is a professor of ophthalmology at USC and is medical director of the Doheny Eye Medical Group. Certified in multiple refractive surgery techniques, Irvine is a member of the USC Doheny Refractive Laser Medical Center and president of the Research Study Club of Los Angeles.
Carole Schor Isenberg
Isenberg is president of Just for Us Workshops Inc., an organization devoted to enhancing family communication. The company offers workshops to strengthen communication between mothers and pre-adolescent and adolescent daughters, and between fathers and daughters.
Jahnke has practiced and taught qigong, Chinese exercises that aim to improve health, harmony and longevity, for more than 20 years. He holds a doctorate in Oriental medicine from the California Acupuncture College in Los Angeles, operates a practice and teaches in Santa Barbara.
Janklowicz, a former dancer with the British Royal Academy in Israel, offers her "Basic Training" and "Boot Camp" fitness classes in a variety of locations. She began her television exercise show, "Basic Training," in 1988.
Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat
Jean-Murat is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist who has operated a private practice in San Diego since 1982. Jean-Murat, an assistant clinical professor at UC San Diego's School of Medicine, wrote "Menopause Made Easy" and "Staying Healthy: 10 Easy Steps for Women."
Carol S. Jimenez