Charles L Bennett, MD PhD MPP, SmartState Chair and Frank P and Josie M Fletcher Chair of Medication Safety and Efficacy and Director, SmartState Center for Medication Safety and Efficacy, is also a Visiting Scholar at the City of Hope National Cancer Institute Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California and is the co-editor of this book, Cancer Policy (2nd Edition). Dr. Bennett is a Phi Beta Kappa and High Honors graduate in mathematics from Swarthmore College, earned his medical degree in 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and completed internal medicine, hematology, and oncology training at the Michael Reese Hospital and the University of Chicago Pritzger School of Medicine before completing his PhD and Masters In Public Policy degrees with honors in social science at the RAND Pardee Graduate School of Public Policy in Santa Monica, California. He has led a 20- year National Institutes of Health funded pharmacovigilance called the Research on Adverse Drug events And Reports (RADAR) and subsequently called to Southern Network on Adverse drug Reactions (SONAR) at the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy.
Courtney Lubaczewski is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of South Carolina Honors College and the co-editor of Cancer Policy with Charles L Bennett MD PhD MPP. She was a co-author on the 2021 PLOS One article on harms to physicians who report serious adverse drug reactions.
Bartlett Witherspoon, MBA is a third-year medical student at the Medical University of South Carolina and a graduate of Vanderbilt University’s Master’s in Business Administration program. He is an active co-investigator with Dr. Bennett and the SONAR project and has been a lead co-investigator on published manuscripts on fluoroquinolone-associated disability and on biosimilar oncology products.