BCommittee and Staff Biographies

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Neal A. Vanselow, M.D., Chair, is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. He also holds appointments as Professor Emeritus of Health Systems Management in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and as an Adjunct Professor in the School of Health Administration and Policy at Arizona State University. He is a former Chancellor of Tulane University Medical Center and past chairman of the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has also served as chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Academic Health Centers, and as a Senior Scholar in Residence at the Institute of Medicine. He has been a member of the Pew Health Professions Commission and the University of California Commission on the Future of Medical Education. Dr. Vanselow's areas of expertise include medical center administration, allergy/immunology, and health professions education. His research interests have focused on the health care workforce, undergraduate and graduate medical education, and regulation of the health professions. He chaired the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Future of Primary Care and served as cochair of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the U.S. Physician Supply. He has also chaired the Continuing Evaluation Panel of the American International Health Alliance. Dr. Vanselow is a member of the Board of Trustees of Meharry Medical College and a member of the Institute of Medicine.

Robert Daugherty Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is Dean (emeritus) of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and Vice President of the Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include medical education, internal medicine, and physiology. His former positions include Dean and Professor of Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine; Associate Dean and Director of Continuing Medical Education at Indiana University School of Medicine; Dean and Assistant to the President at the College of Human Medicine, University of Wyoming; and acting Associate Dean and Director of the Offices of Curriculum Implementation and Interdepartmental Curriculum, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University. Dr. Daugherty is a member of the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Medical Association, and the Central Society for Clinical Research. He has participated extensively in national medical education activities, including serving on the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He has also chaired the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Peggye Dilworth-Anderson, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Aging and Diversity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her areas of expertise include minority aging, caregiving to cognitively and physically dependent elders, and culture and family development. Dr. Dilworth-Anderson is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer's Association. She also serves on the editorial boards of several major journals in aging and in family studies. She is the recipient of a number of awards and honors for her work, and has numerous articles published and in press. She is a member of the American Sociological Association, the Gerontological Society of America, the National Council on Family Relations, and the American Public Health Association.

Karen Emmons, Ph.D., is Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and a faculty member in the Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). She is also Director of Tobacco Control at DFCI and Deputy Director of CCBR. Her expertise and major research interests include community-based approaches to cancer prevention and control; cancer disparities; motivation for health behavior change; health communication; cancer screening; tobacco control and smoking cessation; environmental tobacco smoke exposure; and behavior change interventions for other behavioral risk factors, including diet and exercise. Her teaching interests include psychosocial theories of health behavior and health and cancer communication. She is the author of numerous published peer-reviewed articles. She is a Member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Researchers and the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Eugene K. Emory, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University. He is also Director of Clinical Training in the University's Ph.D. program in clinical psychology. Dr. Emory is Director of the Center for Prenatal Assessment and Human Development at Emory. His research in developmental and cognitive neuroscience focuses on prenatal brain–behavior relationships, incorporating both micro- and macrolevel analyses. His current research activities are devoted to computational models of prenatal brain, behavior, and cognition in humans and how these topics relate to normal development, mental health, and maternal psychopathology. Dr. Emory's previous work includes studies of fetal and infant neurobehavioral development and reproductive stress. He has served on a number of Institute of Medicine and National Research Council committees and is currently a member of the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dana P. Goldman, Ph.D., holds the RAND Chair in Health Economics and is Director of RAND's Health Economics program. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the David Geffen School of Medicine and School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Goldman's research interests combine applied economics with health care delivery, with a focus on the economics of chronic illness. He was the recipient of the 2002 Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award, which recognizes the contribution of scholars to the field of health services research. He also received the National Institute for Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation award for excellence in health policy. Dr. Goldman is a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and Director of the UCLA/RAND Postdoctoral Health Services Research Training Program.

Tana A. Grady-Weliky, M.D., is Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her expertise and research interests include personal and professional development of physicians across the medical education continuum (medical student to physician in practice), psychiatry residency education, psychopharmacology, and premenstrual dysphoria evaluation and treatment. Dr. Grady-Weliky previously taught at Howard, Georgetown, Duke, and Harvard Medical Schools. A number of her articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Medical Association, Association of Women Psychiatrists, American College of Psychiatrists, Society for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine, Society for Biological Psychiatry, American Medical Women's Association, and North American Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Thomas S. Inui, M.D., is President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Sam Regenstrief Professor of Health Services Research, and Associate Dean for Health Care Research at Indiana University School of Medicine. A primary care physician, educator, and researcher, he previously held positions as Head of General Internal Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and as Paul C. Cabot Professor and founding chair of the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Inui's special emphases in teaching and research include physician–patient communication, health promotion and disease prevention, the social context of medicine, and medical humanities. His honors include elected membership in Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha, and the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars; a U.S. Public Health Service Medal of Commendation; service as a member of the Council and President of the Society of General Internal Medicine; the Robert Glaser Award (for generalism); and election to the Institute of Medicine (and subsequently the Institute of Medicine Council).

David M. Irby, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine, Vice Dean for Education, and Director of the Office of Medical Education at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include research on clinical teaching in medicine, faculty development, curriculum reform, and innovations in medical education. Dr. Irby was previously on the faculty at the University of Washington, where he directed the Center for Medical Education Research in the Department of Medical Education. For his research on clinical teaching and his leadership in medical education, he was awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award by the American Educational Research Association, the John P. Hubbard Award by the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the Daniel C. Tosteson Award for Leadership in Medical Education by the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Irby is also noted for his publications and presentations on faculty development.

Dennis Novack, M.D., F.A.C.P., is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Medical Education at Drexel University College of Medicine. His work has focused on clinical skills teaching and assessment, evaluation of the effectiveness of a variety of innovative educational programs, teaching and research in physician–patient communication, the influence of physician personal awareness and growth on well-being and clinical competence, psychosocial aspects of care, and medical ethics. He is Past President of the American Psychosomatic Society and Editor Emeritus of Medical Encounter, newsletter of the American Academy on Physician and Patient (AAPP). He and his colleagues in the AAPP are currently creating a comprehensive web resource on physician–patient communication, supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation. Dr. Novack has published numerous articles, many of which are used in medical school courses throughout the world.

Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., is James L. Knight Professor of Health Psychology, Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Miami. He is also Director of the university-wide Behavioral Medicine Research Center. His areas of expertise include biobehavioral aspects of cardiovascular disease, stress–endocrine–immune interactions, central nervous system control of circulation, AIDS, and noninvasive cardiovascular instrumentation. Dr. Schneiderman is Program Director for projects and research training grants for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has served as editor of two peer-reviewed scientific journals. He is a fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research and American College of Clinical Pharmacology and former president of the International Society of Behavioral Medicine and the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. He has served as advisor to numerous national and international organizations, including NIH. Dr. Schneiderman is the recipient of distinguished scientific awards from the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychological Association.

Howard F. Stein, Ph.D., a medical and psychoanalytic anthropologist, has taught in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for 26 years. He is also director of the behavioral science curriculum at the rural Family Medicine residency program in Enid, Oklahoma. His expertise and research interests include the psychology of physician– patient–family relationships; ethnicity and health; rural medicine; trauma, loss, and grief; and occupational medicine. Dr. Stein was the recipient in 1998 of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Recognition Award for more than two decades of contributions to and leadership in the discipline of family medicine. He has authored and coauthored more than 200 articles and chapters and 24 books. He is past President of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology.

Institute of Medicine Staff

Andrew Pope, Ph.D., is director of the Board on Health Sciences Policy and the Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health at the Institute of Medicine. With a Ph.D. in physiology and biochemistry, his primary interests focus on environmental and occupational influences on human health. Dr. Pope's previous research activities focused on the neuroendocrine and reproductive effects of various environmental substances in food-producing animals. During his tenure at the National Academies and since 1989 at the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Pope has directed numerous studies; topics include injury control, disability prevention, biologic markers, neurotoxicology, indoor allergens, and the enhancement of environmental and occupational health content in medical and nursing school curricula. Most recently, Dr. Pope directed studies on NIH priority-setting processes, organ procurement and transplantation policy, and the role of science and technology in countering terrorism.

Lauren Honess-Morreale, M.P.H., was formerly study director for this study. Previously, she managed community-based research programs at the University of Texas School of Public Health, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her primary area of expertise is the application of behavior change and communication theories to the design and development of community-based programs. She has successfully managed large-scale multistate screening and health promotion programs. She earned her masters degree in public health at the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patricia A. Cuff, M.S., R.D., M.P.H., succeeded Ms. Honess-Morreale as study director for this study. She joined the Institute of Medicine staff in April 2001 to work with the Board on Global Health on the report, Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response. Prior to that, Patricia worked extensively in the field of HIV–nutrition as a counselor, researcher, and lecturer on topics related to adult and pediatric HIV. She received an M.S. in nutrition and an M.P.H. in Population and Family Health from Columbia University in 1995, and performed her undergraduate studies at the University of Connecticut.

Benjamin N. Hamlin, B.A., research assistant at the Institute of Medicine, received a bachelors degree in biology from the College of Wooster in 1993 and a degree in health sciences from the University of Akron in 1996. He then worked as a surgeon's assistant in the fields of vascular, thoracic, and general surgery for several years before joining the National Academies in 2000. As a research assistant for the Division on Earth and Life Studies at the National Academies, Mr. Hamlin worked with the Board on Radiation Effects Research on projects studying the health effects of ionizing and nonionizing radiation on the human body. In addition to this study, his work at the Institute of Medicine has included the reports Testosterone and Aging: Clinical Research Directions, Review of NASA's Longitudinal Study of Astronaut Health, Health Literacy: A Prescription to End Confusion, and NIH Extramural Center Programs: Criteria for Initiation and Evaluation. He is currently pursuing graduate work in the sociomedical sciences. He is also involved with the U.S. Bangladesh Advisory Council, an organization that promotes governmental cooperation between the United States and Bangladesh on matters of trade and health care.

Judith L. Estep is senior project assistant for the Board on Health Sciences Policy and the Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health. She recently completed work on a project that produced the report Testosterone and Aging: Clinical Research Directions. Since coming to the National Academies in 1986 she has provided administrative support for more than 30 published reports. Previously, she worked in the Public Relations Office at The George Washington University Medical Center and with the Department of Social Work.