Shannon Brownlee is senior vice president of the Lown Institute and a visiting scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is co-founder of the Right Care Alliance, a network of activist patients, clinicians, and community leaders. Brownlee is author of Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, which she published while serving as acting director of the Health Policy Program at the New America Foundation. She is a nationally recognized writer and essayist whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, Times of London, Time, and others.