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Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the American Public. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005.

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APPENDIX HCommittee Biosketches

Stuart Bondurant, M.D. (Chair) is Interim Executive Vice President and Executive Dean of Georgetown University Medical Center. Formerly, Dr. Bondurant was Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Bondurant served as the Director of the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies in New York City and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital and Dean of Albany Medical College. He has been an active member of professional organizations including President of the Association of American Physicians and American College of Physicians, and the Chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Dr. Bondurant is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and has served as the Acting-President as well as the Vice-Chair of the IOM Council. Dr. Bondurant's research interests have been in the area of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine as well as issues concerning medical education and public health. He has chaired the following IOM committees: Committee for a Forum on Small-pox: The Scientific Basis for Vaccination Policy Options; Committee on Assessing the Science-base for Tobacco Harm Reduction; Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants; Co-chair of the Committee on Public Health.

Joyce K. Anastasi, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., L.Ac. is the Helen F. Pettit Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing, and Director of both the Center for AIDS Research, and the Integrative Therapies in Primary Care Subspecialty Program. She also maintains a private acupuncture practice and received her degree in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from the New York College for Wholistic Health, Education and Research. She holds a PhD in Nursing from Adelphi University, as well as an MA in Nursing from New York University. Dr. Anastasi has written several articles on symptom management and CAM therapies in HIV/AIDS and has been awarded many research grants including one from NCCAM titled, Acupuncture and Moxibustion: A Randomized Controlled Trial for Chronic Diarrhea in Persons with HIV.

Brian Berman, M.D. is Professor of Family Medicine and Director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine. Trained in family medicine and pain management as well as complementary medical approaches such as acupuncture, Dr. Berman has dedicated his career to evaluating the efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of complementary and alternative medicine. In 1991 he founded the first U.S. academic medical center-based program for complementary medicine. He is principal investigator (P.I.) of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) specialized center grant for the study of complementary medicine in the treatment of arthritis and related disorders and P.I. or co-P.I. on a number of large NIH and Department of Defense-funded clinical trials on modalities such as acupuncture and mind/body therapies. The results of his research and of systematic reviews he has conducted of the literature in complementary medicine have been published in journals such as Pain, Rheumatology, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Family Practice. Dr. Berman chaired the ad hoc advisory committee to the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine when it opened in 1992, as well as the report to the NIH on alternative medicine. Subsequently, he served on the NIH advisory committee for 6 years. Dr. Berman also helped found and now serves as field coordinator for the complementary medicine field of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international organization dedicated to evaluating all medical practices, and is Chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.

Margaret Buhrmaster is the Director of the Office of Regulatory Reform (ORR) for New York State. The ORR was originally created to support the Governor's Regulatory Reform agenda and facilitate a more efficient and user-friendly rule making process, and is now also a central resource for research, policy development, and identification of legal/regulatory issues relating to the practice and use of CAM. Prior to serving as Director, Ms. Buhrmaster served as a Legislator for Schenectady County, New York.

Gerard N. Burrow, M.D. is Dean Emeritus of the Yale University School of Medicine. He was also the David Paige Smith Professor of Medicine and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale. Prior to coming to Yale, he was Vice-chancellor of Health Sciences and Dean of the University of California School of Medicine. He is a board-certified internist and an endocrinologist with a special interest in thyroid disease and an international reputation in thyroid disease during pregnancy. Dr. Burrow is the past President of American Thyroid Association and a recipient of the Association's Distinguished Service Award. He has published over 150 articles in peer reviewed journals concentrating on thyroid disease and has written or edited six books, one of which is in the fifth edition, in addition to numerous chapters on diseases of the thyroid.

Michele Chang, M.P.H., C.M.T. is a certified massage therapist, in private practice in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to working as a massage therapist, she served as Executive Secretary for the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. Ms. Chang is also trained in public health policy and management and worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on tobacco issues for several years. In addition to her time with CDC, Ms. Chang also worked for Senator Tom Harkin as a Senior Public Policy and Program Analyst.

Larry R. Churchill, Ph.D. is the Anne Geddes Stahlman Professor of Medical Ethics at Vanderbilt University. He has expertise in many branches of ethics including: the allocation of medical and health care resources; experimentation with human subjects; policies governing informed consent in research; care at the end of life; and managed care. Dr. Churchill is also interested in philosophy, theology, and social medicine.

Florence Comite, M.D., an Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, has been involved in developing new therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis, fibroid disease, and infertility. Dr. Comite has been a leader in women's health for over 15 years. Founding Women's Health at Yale in 1988, Dr. Comite has long pioneered integrated approaches to health care delivery. The culmination of this work is an innovative model of health care, DestinationsHealth, which has proven to have wide-scale benefits for women and men alike. She is also interested in exploring how delivery systems impact health outcomes and has focused on this problem as a Senior Clinical and Research Advisor to the Offices of Alternative Medicine (OAM) at NIH.

Jeanne Drisko, M.D. is a full-time faculty member in the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUMC) and has developed the Program in Integrative Medicine at KUMC. She has been instrumental in developing research projects in the area of CAM therapies and plays an active role in education of medical students, nursing students, residents, and practicing physicians. Dr. Drisko has worked closely with the Kansas Legislators, Kansas Board of Healing Arts, and Kansas Medical Society to develop and pass laws and to define policy in the area of CAM. In addition, Dr. Drisko is active in several physician member organizations for CAM therapies in which she participates at the board level and has a national reputation for her work. Dr. Drisko also serves as the Program Director of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). At ACAM, Dr. Drisko tracks and evaluates many trends in CAM and selects appropriate speakers in conformance with exacting CME requirements. She has familiarity with a wide spectrum of CAM modalities.

David M. Eisenberg, M.D. is the Director of the Osher Institute at Harvard Medical School and the Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies. He is also the Bernard Osher Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1979, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Eisenberg served as the first U.S. medical exchange student to the People's Republic of China. In 1993, he was the medical advisor to the PBS Series, “Healing and the Mind” with Bill Moyers. More recently, Dr. Eisenberg has served as an advisor to the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Federation of State Medical Boards with regard to complementary and alternative medicine research, education, and policy. Dr. Eisenberg has authored numerous scientific articles involving complementary and integrative medical therapies.

Alfred P. Fishman, M.D. is the William Maul Measey Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Program Development at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is Director of the Office of Complementary Therapies at the University of Pennsylvania and serves as representative of the University to the Consortium of the Association of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. In 1966, he became Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. In 1969, he joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania as Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean of Research. He currently serves as Chair of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Council, Chair of the Steering Committee on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and is also on the Board of Directors of the Metanexus Institute. Dr. Fishman has been a consultant to the executive office of the President of the United States; a member of the Council of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and Chairman of the Health Sciences Policy Board of the Institute of Medicine, NAS. He has served on numerous editorial boards and as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Fishman was President of the American Physiological Society, and is or has been a member of several national honor societies and serves on a number of Boards of Directors, including the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI). He is a past President of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He has edited nine books and published over 250 scientific articles.

Susan Folkman, Ph.D. is internationally recognized for her theoretical and empirical contributions to the field of psychological stress and coping. Her work since 1988 has focused on stress and coping in the context of HIV disease and other chronic illness, especially on issues having to do with caregiving and bereavement. In addition, Dr. Folkman also serves as Director of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Osher Foundation Distinguished Professor of Integrative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). She currently serves on the NIH/NIMH National Advisory Mental Health Council and the NIH/Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society; has chaired or been a member of various NIH proposal review committees; served on Institute of Medicine and NIH workgroups; and was Co-chair of the American Psychological Association task force on ethics in research with human participants.

Albert Mulley, M.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Health Policy at Harvard Medical School, and Chief of the General Medicine Division and Director of the Medical Practices Evaluation Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has served on the Clinical Practice and Clinical Efficacy Assessment Committees of the American College of Physicians and on a number of committees of the Institute of Medicine addressing issues in clinical research and clinical quality improvement. He has served as a Visiting Professor and Consultant for medical centers and health care systems in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, France, and Japan. Dr. Mulley's recent research has focused on the use of decision theory and outcomes research to distinguish between warranted and unwarranted variations in clinical practice. This work has led to development of research instruments and approaches, including shared decision-making programs, to support clinicians and patients in their decision-making roles, and to catalyze prospective clinical trials. These approaches have been shown to decrease utilization of high cost medical and surgical interventions while improving measures of patient satisfaction and decision quality, including stronger associations between patients' personal preferences for health outcomes and the care that they receive.

David R. Nerenz, Ph.D. is a Senior Staff Investigator in the Center for Health Services Research at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Most of his current work is focused on the issue of racial and ethnic disparities in quality of care and on the ways in which health care organizations can reduce or eliminate disparities. He is also Director of Outcomes Research for the Department of Neurosurgery and the Neuroscience Institute at Henry Ford and is the site Principal Investigator for a national study of patterns and outcomes of care for patients with lung or colorectal cancer. Formerly, Dr. Nerenz held the position of Professor in the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University (MSU) and Director of Health Care Studies in MSU's Institute for Managed Care. Dr. Nerenz received his Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979.

Mark Nichter, Ph.D., M.P.H. is a Professor of Anthropology, Family and Community Medicine, and Public Health at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on health behaviors related to infectious and vector borne diseases, reproductive health, pharmaceutical practice, tobacco use and dependency, and health care seeking in pluralistic health care arenas in diverse populations throughout the world. He has experience on several transdisciplinary projects and networks. At the University of Arizona, Dr. Nichter also heads the Medical Anthropology Graduate program within the Anthropology department, and teaches courses in ethnomedicine, international health, and applied medical anthropology in Western contexts. Dr. Nichter has served as the Health Social Science Advisor to the international network of clinical epidemiology for over 15 years. Dr. Nichter previously served on the IOM Committee on Preventing Nicotine Dependence in Children and Adolescents.

Bernard Rosof, M.D., F.A.C.P. is Senior Vice President for Corporate Relations and Health Affairs at the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Prior to assuming a full-time hospital position Dr. Rosof was in the private practice of internal medicine and gastroenterology for 29 years. He is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine of the State University of New York at Stonybrook and an Attending Physician at Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Rosof has been a driving force in American medicine. He has chaired committees and task forces for the State of New York, the Institute of Medicine, the American Medical Association (AMA), and various specialty societies. He has achieved national recognition in the areas of health quality and clinical practice guidelines and is the current Chair of the Physician Consortium for Performance Measures convened by the AMA. Dr. Rosof has spoken nationally and internationally on issues of quality and patient safety. Dr. Rosof is past President of the American Society of Internal Medicine and the internal Medicine Center to Advance Research and Education. He became a Regent of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP/ASIM) following the merger with the ACP and is currently Chair Emeritus of the Board of Regents of the ACP.

Harold Sox, M.D., F.A.C.P. has been the Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine since 2001. Previously, he was the Joseph M. Huber Professor of Medicine and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, as well as on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine, where he was the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of Ambulatory Care at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. Dr. Sox was the President of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine during 1998–1999. He chaired the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force from 1990 to 1995, the Institute of Medicine Committee to Study HIV Transmission through Blood Products, and the Institute of Medicine Committee on Health Effects Associated with Exposures Experienced in the Gulf War. He chairs the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee of the Center for Medicare Services and serves on the Report Review Committee of the National Research Council. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1993 and to fellowship in the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2002. His books include Medical Decision Making, Common Diagnostic Tests: Selection and Interpretation, and Graduate Education in Internal Medicine: A Resource Guide.

Liaison to IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Ellen Gritz, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Behavioral Science and holds the Frank T. McGraw Memorial Chair in the Study of Cancer at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Before joining M.D. Anderson in 1993, Dr. Gritz was Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. From 1986–1993 she also served as director of the Division of Cancer Control in the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Gritz was a contributing editor to the 2001 Report of the Surgeon General on Women and Smoking, served as author and editor of the Annual Report of the Surgeon General on Smoking and Health, and has been a consultant to the Office on Smoking and Health since 1980. She wrote the section on behavioral aspects of smoking and smoking cessation in the 1980 Report of the Surgeon General— The Health Consequences of Smoking for Women, the first Surgeon General's Report on women's smoking. Dr. Gritz is a psychologist who is an established leader in cancer prevention and control research and is an internationally known investigator in smoking-related research. She has published extensively on cigarette smoking behavior, including prevention, cessation, pharmacologic mechanisms, effects on weight and special issues of concern to women and high-risk groups including minorities, young individuals, and medical patients.

Committee Consultant

Michael H. Cohen, J.D., M.B.A., M.F.A. is Director of Legal Programs at the Harvard Medical School Osher Institute and Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Cohen is also the author of Complementary & Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives, Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution, and Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health and Healing in Human Transformation. He earned his J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley; his M.B.A. from the Haas School of Management, University of California, Berkeley; and his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, University of Iowa. He served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Thomas P. Griesa in the U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, and as a Wall Street lawyer.

Copyright © 2005, National Academy of Sciences.
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