Advisory Board


Advisory Board

We have assembled a dedicated group of experts, thought leaders and community voices who will provide strategic direction and guidance to Our Ohio Renewal.

Keith Humphreys

Keith Humphreys is a Professor of Psychiatry and addiction researcher at Stanford University. Previously, he served as a member of the White House Commission on Drug-Free Communities in the Bush Administration and as Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama Administration. For his humanitarian work responding to the mental health needs of the people of Iraq and of U.S. Veterans of the Iraq war, he won the American Psychological Association award for Distinguished Public Service. A native West Virginian, he is deeply committed to improving the well-being of the people of Appalachia, including by helping policy makers in the region respond to the opioid addiction epidemic.

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani is a lawyer and nonprofit executive. He is currently a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto where he focuses on community organizing and local economic development. He previously worked for an international business law firm and taught constitutional law for high school students in New Haven, CT. In recognition of his work with youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods, Jamil was named the 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers and a recipient of Thomson Reuters’ Lexpert Zenith award. He is a graduate of Humber College, York University and Yale Law School. Jamil’s first book, a look at the lives of disaffected young men in Europe and North America, will be published in 2018.

Yuval Levin

Yuval Levin is the editor of National Affairs, a quarterly journal of essays on domestic policy and politics. He is also the Hertog Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to National Review and the Weekly Standard. He has been a member of the White House domestic policy staff (under President George W. Bush) and a congressional staffer. His essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications and he is the author, most recently, of The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism. He holds a PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Sally Satel

Dr. Sally Satel is a resident scholar at AEI and the staff psychiatrist at a local methadone clinic in D.C. Dr. Satel was an assistant professor of psychiatry at Yale University from 1988 to 1993 and remains a lecturer at Yale. From 1993 to 1994 she was a Robert Wood Johnson policy fellow with the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee. She has written widely in academic journals on topics in psychiatry and medicine, and has published articles on cultural aspects of medicine and science in numerous magazines and journals. She has testified before Congress on veterans’ issues, mental health policy, drug courts,and health disparities.  She will direct AEI’s Opioid Policy Project.

Dr. Satel is author of Drug Treatment: The Case for Coercion (AEI Press, 1999), and PC, M.D.: How Political Correctness Is Corrupting Medicine (Basic Books, 2001). She is coauthor of One Nation under Therapy (St. Martin’s Press, 2005), co-author of The Health Disparity Myth (AEI Press, 2006), and editor of When Altruism Isn’t Enough: The Case for Compensating Kidney Donors (AEI Press, 2009). Her recent book, co-authored with Emory psychologist Scott Lilienfeld is Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience(Basic, 2013).Brainwashed was a finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles TimesBook Prize in Science.