Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology at York University in Toronto. She held a CHSRF/CIHR Chair in Health Services and Nursing Research, and has published on a wide variety of issues related to long-term care, health care policy, and women’s health. She has co-authored and co-edited such books as "Troubling Care: Critical Perspectives on Research and Practices," "Shaping Academe for the Public Good," "Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada," "Women’s Health: Intersections of Research, Policy and Practice," "They Deserve Better: The Long-term Care Experience in Canada and Scandinavia," "A Place to Call Home: Long-term Care in Canada," "Critical to Care: The Invisible Women in Health Services" and "Wasting Away, The Undermining of Canadian Health Care."
Juliana Martínez Franzoni is Full Professor at the University of Costa Rica. She conducts research on social policy formation and socioeconomic and gender inequality in Latin America. She has recently been a Fulbright scholar and a visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (US), DesiguALdades-net (Germany), CIEPP (Argentina), and the University of Austin (US). Her most recent articles were published in Social Politics, Latin American Research Review and ECLAC Review. Her most recent book, written with Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, is "The Quest for Universal Social Policy in the South: Actors, Ideas and Architectures" (Cambridge University Press, 2016). She combines her academic work with policy advocacy and expert advice to governments and international organizations like UN Women and the UN Development Program (UNDP).