In the Body of the World Act II Discussion Series

Following Eve Ensler’s performance, audience members are invited to remain in the theater for a second act of curated discussions, led by a series of guest activists, artists, medical professionals, and scholars.

These discussions, which run from May 10 – 29, 2016, are free and open to ticket-holders of any In the Body of the World performance, subject to availability. For more information, please contact Ticket Services. Schedule subject to change. 

Listen to recordings of these discussions below.


May 10: Discussion with Diane Paulus, director of In the Body of the World and the Terrie & Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the A.R.T.

May 11: Discussion with Diane Paulus, director of In the Body of the World and the Terrie & Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the A.R.T.

May 12: Discussion with Diane Paulus and Diane Rosenfeld.

Diane L. Rosenfeld is a Lecturer on Law and the founding Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School where she teaches courses on Title IX, Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice, and Theories of Sexual Coercion.  From these classes, she works with her students to develop innovative prevention strategies through the Gender Violence Legal Policy Workshop. Her primary areas of focus are the prevention of and response to campus sexual assault, prevention of intimate partner homicide, and eliminating the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls. A leading national expert on Title IX, Ms. Rosenfeld has advised the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault.   She has worked with students across the country on Title IX issues, as well as advised schools on the development and implementation of best practices for eradicating sexual assault. Ms. Rosenfeld is featured in two recent documentaries on campus sexual assault: The Hunting Ground and It Happened Here. A frequent public speaker, Ms. Rosenfeld has appeared in national and local media including ABC’s “Nightline,” NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the “Diane Rehm Show;” the Katie Couric Show, and featured in the New York Times, the Boston Globe and other national news publications. She was recently awarded a “Woman of Inspiration Award” by Ms. JD, and a “Shatter the Ceiling” Award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard Law School.

May 13: Discussion with Diane Paulus and Dr. Sue Grand.

Dr Sue Grand is faculty at the NYU Postdoctoral program in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis; faculty, trauma program at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies; faculty, Mitchell Center for Relational Psychoanalysis and Fellow at the Institute for the Psychology of the Other in Boston; author The Reproduction of Evil: A Clinical and Cultural Perspective and The Hero in the Mirror: From Fear to Fortitude. She is currently working on a book about race in America. She operates a private practice in New York City and Teaneck, NJ.

May 14: Discussion with Luis Callejas and Finn Ross.

Luis Callejas (Medellín, 1981) Architect, founding partner and former director of Paisajes Emergentes and founder and director of lcla office (Medellín); Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design. Callejas’s design practice and research is positioned at the intersection of architecture, landscape and urbanism, and is oriented toward the generation of new forms of engagement with the public realm by reframing the traditionally limited disciplinary tools of architecture to make meaningful political and spatial impacts at territorial scales. Since starting to practice as an, architect Callejas has been focused in the potentials of landscape as a medium for design in tropical contexts where it is not yet stablished as a field. Having obtained diverse recognition in multiple public space and landscape architecture competitions, Luis Callejas was awarded with the 2013 Architectural League of New York Prize for Young Architects and selected as one of the world’s ten best young practices by the Iakov Chernikhov International Foundation in 2010. Before starting his own practice, Luis Callejas collaborated for two years in the renovation of the Medellín Botanical Garden, which played a key role in the internationally recognized urban transformation of the city of Medellin through public space interventions. In 2010 Luis Callejas completed the aquatic centre for the XI South American games, in association with Edgar Mazo and Sebastian Mejia, and in 2011 he completed  the renovation of “El Campin” Stadium in Bogotá, Colombia. Both projects were commissioned through open international competitions. Since 2008 Luis Callejas has received diverse recognitions in twenty design competitions. Callejas is the author of Pamphlet Architecture 33 (Princeton Architectural Press, 2013). The competition to select the author of PA33 asked previous authors in the series to nominate the architects and theorists whose work represents the most exciting design and research in the field today. Luis Callejas was selected as winner in 2012 and his book Pamphlet Architecture 33: Islands, Atolls asks how architecture might critically repurpose its traditionally limited disciplinary tools in order to make a meaningful impact at a territorial scale.

May 15: Discussion with Dr. Suzanne Koven and Eileen Wyner, NP

Suzanne Koven is a primary care physician and Writer in Residence in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her essays, reviews, and interviews have appeared in The Boston Globe, The New, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, and elsewhere.

Eileen Wyner graduated with her BSN from Northeastern University in 1984 and Boston University in 1988 as a Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in many different practice settings in Boston providing primary care to adults and for the last 8 years has been providing care at the Bulfinch Medical Group at MGH. She has also worked with graduate nurse practitioner and midwifery students in the role of preceptor. Eileen cherishes the time she spends with her patients and never forgets what a privilege it is to be trusted with their stories.

May 17: Discussion with Diane Paulus and Dr. Judith Herman and Janet Yassen

Judith Lewis Herman, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry Emerita at Harvard Medical School. For thirty years she was Director of Training at the Victims of Violence Program at The Cambridge Hospital, Cambridge, MA. Dr. Herman received her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and her training in general and community psychiatry at Boston University Medical Center. She is the author of two award-winning books: Father-Daughter Incest (Harvard University Press, 1981) and Trauma and Recovery (Basic Books, 1992). She has lectured widely on the subject of sexual and domestic violence. She is the recipient of the 1996 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the 2000 Woman in Science Award from the American Medical Women’s Association. In 2007 she was named a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2011 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Trauma Psychology division of the American Psychological Association.

Janet Yassen, LICSW has provided direct service, consultation and training about the issues of violence for over 40 years; locally, nationally, and internationally. She is co-founder of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and Crisis services Coordinator for the Victims of Violence Program at the Cambridge Alliance at the Harvard Medical School. Janet is also trained in mindfulness practice and chaplaincy. She combines these with her social justice activism to create personal and professional balance. This has become an integral focus of her writing and teaching.

May 18: Discussion with Jill Johnson and Dr. Annekathryn Goodman

Jill Johnson is Director of Dance, Senior Lecturer in Music and Theater, Dance & Media; and Artistic Director of the Harvard Dance Project, at Harvard University. A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School and a 28-year veteran of the dance field, Johnson choreographs for film, television, and the stage; she has danced in over 50 tours on 5 continents. She was a soloist with the National Ballet of Canada and a principal dancer and researcher in William Forsythe’s company Frankfurt Ballet. Stages Forsythe’s work worldwide, including for Paris Opera Ballet, La Scala, Batsheva Dance Company, Norwegian National Ballet, Netherlands Dance Theater, Boston Ballet, and American Ballet Theater. Johnson is a founding collaborator of The Movement Invention Project in New York, and has served on the faculties of and created choreographic work for Princeton University, Columbia University, the Juilliard School, and NYU, and has created 12 new works at Harvard since 2011 including, Paper WingWhat Moves You?, and dance installations RE: RE: RE:, and LOOK UP. Recent collaborations include those with the Harvard Choruses, Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center, Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Dries Van Noten and the Louvre Musee des Arts Decoratif, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.

Dr. Annekathryn Goodman is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She completed medical school and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and her fellowship training in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). In addition to board certification in gynecologic oncology, she is certified in acupuncture, and has completed training in both pastoral and palliative care. She received a certificate in Clinical Ethics and Health Policy from the Center for Practical Bioethics, University of Kansas Medical School. She received a certificate in Global Health from New York Medical College. She has undergone advanced training in humanitarian disaster relief work through the Harvard Humanitarian studies initiative, Missioncraft in disaster relief operations, and the DelValle Institute’s all hazard disaster response and protection for healthcare personnel. She is the Director of the Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is also a member of the Ethics Committee at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is the past president of The Obstetrical Society of Boston and of the New England Society of Gynecologic Oncologists. She is a member of the national disaster team, IMSuRT (International Medical Surgical Response team), a branch of the US department of Health and Human Services and has deployed to various international disasters including Bam, Iran 2004, Banda Aceh 2005, Haiti 2010, the Philippines 2014, and Nepal 2015.  She received the 2012 ACOG International Service Award for service to pregnant women after the Haiti earthquake. Since 2008, she has been consulting in Bangladesh on cervical cancer prevention and the development of medical infrastructure to care for women with gynecologic cancers. She has also developed a two-month observership in gynecologic oncology at MGH for physicians from resource-limited countries.

May 19: Discussion with Naomi Klein and Monique Wilson.

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo (2000), The Shock Doctrine (2007) and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (2014) which was the 2014 winner of the Hilary Weston Writers Trust Prize for Nonfiction and was one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. Now in paperback, it is being translated into over 25 languages. This Changes Everything, the documentary inspired by the book and narrated by Naomi premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2015 and is available worldwide. Naomi is a member of the board of directors of and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow of the Nation Institute.

Monique Wilson is Director of One Billion Rising and one of the Philippines’ veteran theatre and film actresses–having acted professionally since the age of nine. At 18 she starred as the lead role in the original London West End production of Miss Saigon. In 1994, at 24 years old, she went back to the Philippines and founded the New Voice Company (NVC) theatre group, with a vision to awaken, inspire and transform Philippine audiences with socially provocative and innovative political theatre work. As NVC’s Artistic Director, Monique has steered the company into one of Asia’s leading theatre companies, producing a diversity of shows–from the Asian premiere of Angels in America in 1995, to a devised theatrical piece on the plight of street children (in collaboration with the David Glass company, UK), to their acclaimed original production Revolutionary Hearts about activism, revolution and nationhood. Their recent original production The Male Voice ­ explored roots of violence in Filipino men. In 2012, Monique was awarded the “Light of Culture” Lifetime Achievement Award by UNESCO and the International Theatre Institute for her work in theatre and activism in the Philippines. In 2013 Monique received the Hildegarde Lifetime Achievement Awardgiven by St. Scholastica’s College in the Philippines, for her lifetime contribution to art, culture and empowerment of women and girls through her theatre and activism work. In 2014, Monique left a five year post as head of the MA/MFA Acting International course, which she spearheaded, at the East 15 Acting School in London where she trained postgraduate international actors from over 45 countries, and where she organized V-Day events and directed political plays.

May 20: Discussion with Eve Ensler and Dr. David Jones.

Dr. David Jones is A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. He completed his A.B. at Harvard College in 1993 (History and Science), and then pursued a Ph.D. in History of Science at Harvard University and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School, receiving both in 2001. After an internship in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center, he trained as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and then worked for two years as a staff psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Cambridge Hospital. He joined the faculty at MIT in 2005 as an Assistant Professor of the History and Culture of Science and Technology. From 2004 to 2008 Professor Jones directed the Center for the Study of Diversity in Science, Technology, and Medicine at MIT, organizing a successful series of conferences about race, science, and technology. In 2009 he was appointed as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, MIT’s highest honor for faculty who have made sustained contributions to undergraduate education. He also taught as a lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he was awarded the 2010 Donald O’Hara Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching. In 2011 he left MIT to join the Harvard faculty fulltime as the inaugural A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, a joint position between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine. The Ackerman Program at Harvard University fosters collaborations in the medical humanities and social sciences across the two campuses. His initial research focused on epidemics among American Indians, resulting in a book, Rationalizing Epidemics: Meanings and Uses of American Indian Mortality since 1600 (published by Harvard University Press in 2004), and several articles. Jones has also examined human subjects research, Cold War medicine, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, and the history of cardiac surgery. His current research explores the history of decision making in cardiac therapeutics, attempting to understand how cardiologists and cardiac surgeons implement new technologies of cardiac revascularization. This research is supported by an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, by the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making, and by the National Science Foundation. The first book from this work, Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) examines why it can be so difficult for physicians to determine the efficacy and safety of their treatments. He is now at work on two follow up books.  One, On the Origins of Therapies, will trace the evolution of coronary artery bypass surgery. The other examines the history of heart disease and cardiac therapeutics in India.

May 21: Discussion with Dr. Deborah Rhodes, Dr. Eric Dozois, and Dr. Sean Dowdy from The Mayo Clinic.

The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical practice and medical research group based in Rochester, Minnesota. It is the first and largest integrated nonprofit medical group practice in the world, employing more than 3,800 physicians and scientists and 50,900 allied health staff.

Dr. Deb Rhodes is an internist at Mayo Clinic who focuses on prevention and wellness in women. After graduating from Harvard with a degree in the history and literature of England, she qualified for a job at a temp agency in New York thanks to supernatural typing speeds. At an interview for a job she desperately wanted, she was told by the interviewer she would not be offered the job because she was destined to go to medical school despite the absence of any pre-requisites or evident proclivity. Somehow, eleven years later, she emerged from a residency and fellowship in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins to begin her practice at Mayo Clinic. There, she has focused on leading clinical trials in novel breast imaging techniques that find more cancers than mammography without the squeeze. She is honored to serve as a Komen Scholar to promote informed breast cancer screening decisions. But the real privilege is being present with patients during the times of vulnerability, despair and healing. And sometimes, one patient’s journey can change the body of the world.

Dr. Eric J. Dozois is Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic Rochester in the Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery. He earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed his General Surgery Residency and Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship at Mayo Clinic. He serves as Associate Dean in the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. His key research interests include complex pelvic tumors, young onset colorectal cancer, recurrent rectal cancer, stem cell therapy for fistulizing perianal disease and surgical education.

Dr. Sean Dowdy is Professor and Chair, Division of Gynecologic Surgery, Deputy Director of Practice, Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at the Mayo Clinic. Sean Dowdy received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Cornell University in 1993 and graduated from Medical School at Georgetown University in 1997. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester in 2001, where he went on to complete his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology. In 2005 he received advanced training in laparoscopic oncology in Berlin, Germany, and Lille, France, under the mentorship of Drs. Achim Schneider, Christhardt Kohler, and Eric LeBlanc. He currently serves as Professor and Chair of the Division of Gynecologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research activities have focused on endometrial and ovarian cancer, and he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Mayo Clinic Ovarian Cancer SPORE grant. He has published over 140 peer reviewed publications. His current research focuses on the study of quality and value in surgery. He is Deputy Director of Practice for the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery at Mayo Clinic, and is the Clinical Director of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program for the eleven divisions within the House of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, Rochester.

May 22: Discussion with Christine Schuler Deschryver

Christine Schuler Deschryver is the director of City of Joy and V-Day Congo. The City of Joy is a transformational leadership community for women survivors of violence, located in Bukavu, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Conceived, owned, and run by local Congolese, the City of Joy has flourished since it first opened its doors in June 2011, healing women from their past trauma through therapy and life skills programming while providing them with the essential ingredients needed to move forward in lifelove and community. Serving 90 survivors of gender violence aged 18 to 30 at a time, in six years the City of Joy will graduate over 1,000 women leaders. The City of Joy is a project of the Fondation Panzi (DRC) and V-Day.

May 25: Discussion with Christine Schuler Deschryver

(For bio, see above).

May 26: Discussion with Dr. Daniel Schrag

Daniel P. Schrag is the Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology at Harvard University, Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, and Director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment. Schrag studies climate and climate change over the broadest range of Earth history. He is particularly interested in how information on climate change from the geologic past can lead to better understanding of anthropogenic climate change in the future. In addition to his work on geochemistry and climatology, Schrag studies energy technology and policy, including carbon capture and storage and low-carbon synthetic fuels. Schrag currently serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Among various honors, he is the recipient of the James B. Macelwane Medal from the American Geophysical Union and a MacArthur Fellowship. Schrag earned a B.S. in geology and geophysics and political science from Yale University and his Ph.D. in geology from the University of California at Berkeley. He came to Harvard in 1997 after teaching at Princeton.

May 27: Discussion with Dr. Ned FriedmanLaurie Taymor-Berry, and
Leonard Tshitenge

William (Ned) Friedman is the Arnold Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and the eighth Director of the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in its 144 year history. He is internationally recognized for his research on the evolutionary history of seed plants. Professor Friedman’s studies have fundamentally altered century-old views of the earliest phases of the evolution of flowering plants, Darwin’s “abominable mystery.” He currently teaches a freshman seminar at Harvard called “Getting to Know Darwin,” in which the students re-create ten of Charles Darwin’s experiments and read correspondence associated with each topic (yes, the students do visit a pigeon fancier and discover whether earthworms respond to the bassoon). As Director of the Arnold Arboretum, Professor Friedman has worked to expand the Arboretum’s societal impact through new and diverse public programming, enhanced communication between scientists and the public, and a reinvigoration of the long-standing relationship between the Arboretum and the biodiversity of Asia. In early 2016, after four years of extensive planning, a ten-year initiative was launched to shape and augment the living collections of the Arnold Arboretum for the next century. Plant exploration around the globe will bring 400 species of woody plants to this Olmsted-designed botanical garden in Boston and ensure that the next generation of plant and environmental scientists trained at Harvard are ready to tackle the challenges of everything from climate change to genomics.

Laurie Taymor-Berry began social and economic justice work as an organizer for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1971.  She worked as a Protective Social Worker and Program Development Specialist for the Massachusetts Department of Social Services for over a decade before serving as the Legislative Liaison for a low-income women’s Nonprofit called Survivors’ Inc. for the next twenty years.  Currently, she serves on the External Advisory Board of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at UMass, Boston and has been a longtime member of the Boston Branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom.  She earned a B. A. in International Relations from Briarcliff College and a M. Ed in Human Service Administration and Criminal Justice from the Boston University Graduate School of Education and Social Work.

Well known as Afroblues in  the Boston Poetry Community, Leonard Tshitenge is a dynamic and engaging Poet, Master of Ceremony, Speaker, Youth Worker, and dedicated father and husband. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa, Leonard uses his poetry to advocate for underprivileged Continental Africans and for the people in the Eastern Congo impacted by the Congo’s Wars, The deadliest War since World War II. He is currently involved in the Stand With Congo Campaign launched by House of Cards Star Robin Wright, a campaign with Congolese and American activists to end the pillaging of Congo’s vast mineral resources. Leonard uses his poetry to promote conflict-free products in electronic gadgets and transparency, democracy, and human rights in the Democratic of Republic of Congo. He also use his poetry and community engagement skills to promote social issues in the Boston area, which led him to established Consciously Exposed Café, a monthly community forum for adults of all ages from Boston’s African-American community, African Diaspora community and open to all demographics.

May 28, after the 2pm matinee: Discussion with Dr. Chris Reddy and Tony Montenieri

Chris Reddy is a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA. His research interests focus mainly on marine pollution. Since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, he has spent most of his time studying this iconic and unprecedented event. Chris was awarded the 2014 C.C. Patterson Award, which is awarded internationally for leading an innovative breakthrough of fundamental significance in environmental geochemistry, particularly in service to society. He received his PhD in chemical oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. Chris has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and holds four US patents. He has testified before the US Congress and Senate several times and frequently briefs members of the executive branch, written over 25 opinion pieces about science and policy, and given hundreds of interviews for print, radio, and television.

Tony Montenieri is the Director of Lotus Productions. Tony holds a BS in Business and Dance from Skidmore College and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Arts Administration at Goucher College.

May 28, after the 7:30pm show: Discussion with Dr. Susan Pories

Susan Pories, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Medical Director of The Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the Secretary/Treasurer for Mount Auburn Hospital Medical Staff. Dr. Pories is a Past President of the Association of Women Surgeons and the Vice Chair of the American College of Surgeons Women in Surgery Committee. She co-chairs the HMS Academy Writing for Scholarship Interest Group and is the Associate Co-Director of the Arts & Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School. She was awarded the 2010 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award by Harvard Medical School and 2010 Mount Auburn Hospital Rheta Foster Award for the care of breast cancer patients and their families. She has published several books including The Soul of a Doctor, Cancer: Biography of a Disease, and Navigating Your Surgical Career, The AWS Guide to Success.

May 29: Disussion with Dr. Pardis Sabeti

Dr. Pardis Sabeti is an Associate Professor at the Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and the Department of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard School of Public Health, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and a Howard Hughes Investigator. Dr. Sabeti is a computational geneticist with expertise developing algorithms to detect genetic signatures of adaption in humans and the microbial organisms that infect humans. Her lab’s key research areas include: (1) Developing analytical methods to detect and investigate evolution in the genomes of humans and other species (2) Examining host and viral genetic factors driving disease susceptibility to the devastating and deadly diseases in West Africa, Ebola Virus Disease and Lassa hemorrhagic fever.  (3) Investigating the genomes of microbes, including Lassa virus, Ebola virus, Plasmodium falciparum malaria, Vibrio cholera, and Mycobacterioum tuberculosis to help in the development of intervention strategies. (4) Determining the microbial cause of undiagnosed acute febrile illness. Dr. Sabeti completed her undergraduate degree at MIT, her graduate work at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and her medical degree summa cum laude from Harvard Medical School as a Soros Fellow. Dr. Sabeti is a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and was named a TIME magazine ‘Person of the Year’ as one of the Ebola fighters. Her awards included the  Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award for Natural Science, the Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise, the NIH Innovator Award, the Packard Fellowship, and an Ellis Island Medal of Honor. She has served on the MIT Board of Trustees and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Women in Science, Medicine, and Engineering. Dr. Sabeti is also the lead singer and co-song writer of the rock band Thousand Days.