Dr. William Cooke is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine, specializing in family medicine, addiction medicine, and HIV medicine, and serving the rural community of Austin, Indiana. He has received national recognition for his unique approaches to addressing the challenges faced by communities with limited resources, as has been covered by CBS, NBC, PBS, the BBC, USA Today, the New York Times, and NPR. He has been named Family Physician of the Year by the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians and received the national Physician of the Year Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians. When U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams was the Indiana State Health Commissioner he presented Dr. Cooke with the Award for Exceptional Public Health Service. Dr. Cooke lives outside of Austin, Indiana with his wife and six children.
Laura Ungar is an investigative reporter at The Courier Journal in Louisville, KY and USA Today. She has won more than fifty national, regional, and local awards in her twenty-nine years as a journalist. She has covered the health beat for more than half her career and written two award-winning series on Austin, Indiana.