b'14BIOGRAPHIESCristal Brown, MD, MHS,is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.She is a board-certified transplant hepatologist, managing patients with acute and chronic liver diseases. Dr. Browns research focus is improving the end-of-life experience for patients with end-stage liver disease by identifying and developing interventions to address gaps in serious illness conversations throughout the trajectory of illness. Her long-term research goal is to improve the delivery of goal-concordant care to patients with advanced liver disease by increasing goals of care discussions, particularlyin patients from disadvantaged populations. [email protected] Cauley, MD, MPH,is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and Colorectal Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Her research focuseson improving care for surgical patients with locally advanced and metastatic colorectal cancer facing fecal ostomy through interventions that support high-quality communication and psychosocial well-being. Dr. Cauley is a 2022 NPCRC grantee. [email protected] Isaac Chua, MD,is an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a palliative care physician at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. His research focuses on improving care for seriously ill patients with concurrent substance use disorder, evaluating and implementing digital health applications (i.e., telehealth and artificial intelligence) to improve palliative care delivery, and developing novel quality measures in palliative care. He recently received a mentored patient-oriented research career development award (K23) from the National Institute on Aging to develop a patient-reported experience measure that measures goal-concordant care among seriously ill older adults with multimorbidity. [email protected] Clarkis the Executive Director of the Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation. The Foundation is a long-time funder and champion of NPCRC. [email protected]'