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Abraham B. Bergman, chief of pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, has been a practitioner of “political medicine” since the mid-1960s. Dr. Bergman was a consultant to the Senate Interior Committee in 1974 during the committee’s consideration of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and he served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Indian Health from 1976 to 1981.
Sarita Bhalotra is a senior research associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She studies chronic disease management in managed care and fee-for-service settings, health issues of older women, and preventive health care.
Andrew Coburn is associate dean and associate professor in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. He also directs the Institute for Health Policy at the Muskie School and the Maine Rural Health Research Center. He has published widely on topics related to rural health, long-term care, and health insurance coverage.
Sam Cordes is professor of agricultural economics at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He has done research on rural health policy and the economics of providing health care in rural areas. He has recently been studying the interrelationship of the local rural health care system and the broader rural economy.
Robert Crittenden is chief of family medicine services at the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He is also an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and director of the Office of Educational Policy at the University of Washington. His work and research are centered on rural and urban populations whose health needs are not well served and on issues of insurance and access to health care.
Angela M. Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe, was a pediatric resident at the University of Washington from 1994 to 1997. She practices community-based pediatric and adolescent medicine for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.
Ralph Forquera, a member of the Juaneno Band of California Mission Indians, is executive director of the Seattle Indian Health Board, which improves services to off-reservation/urban Indians and trains Indians to be health professionals.
John G. Frohna is a clinical assistant professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has been conducting research on substance abuse policy, particularly as it affects youth access to tobacco. As a pediatrician and an internist, Dr. Frohna is particularly interested in health promotion.
David C. Grossman, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, was a pediatrician with the Indian Health Service at Fort Defiance, Arizona, from 1985 to 1988. Dr. Grossman serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Indian Health.
J. Patrick Hart is president of Hart & Associates in Larimore, North Dakota. He provides planning and information networking services to rural hospitals and rural health networks. His research encompasses community health development, change management, and integrated systems of care in rural areas.
Janine Jagger is director of the International Health Care Worker Safety Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her specialty is the epidemiology and prevention of injuries. She has conducted research and has done legislative work on brain trauma and motor vehicle safety, and she has also recently been working to reduce the risks to health care workers from exposure to infected patients.
Gail A. Jensen is a professor at the Institute of Gerontology and the Department of Economics at Wayne State University in Detroit. She has done research on managed care and older adults, employer-sponsored health insurance, and the regulation of markets.
Paula M. Lantz is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As a social epidemiologist, she is interested in cancer prevention and control and in policy for women’s health. She has recently been examining social inequalities in health status and the use of health services.
Timothy McBride is associate professor of economics, public policy, and gerontology at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. His research is in the areas of the economics of health, particularly Medicare, insurance markets, and long-term-care.
Michael A. Morrisey is professor and director of the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. His research interests include the effects of competition and regulation in health care markets and the impact of managed care on employer-sponsored health insurance.
Keith J. Mueller is a professor and the director of the Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. He was president of the National Rural Health Association from 1996 to 1997 and the recipient of the Association’s Distinguished Rural Health Researcher Award in 1998. Among his extensive publications is Health Care Policy in the United States, published by the University of Nebraska Press.
Wayne Myers has been the director of the Office of Rural Health Policy at the Health Resources and Services Administration in Rockville, Maryland, since 1998. Before assuming that position, he worked as a private consultant for a project that was designed to develop education for rural health professionals.
Richard D. Pearson is a professor of medicine and pathology in the Division of Geographic and International Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville. Dr. Pearson is interested in health care worker safety, infectious diseases, and international medicine.
Harold Pollack is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is principal investigator on a research grant, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, for examining public policies toward perinatal substance abuse. He is primary involved in research on HIV prevention and social services for severely disadvantaged men and women.
Scott Rasgon is a nephrologist and the director of the Home Dialysis Unit and the Nephrology Fellowship Program at the Kaiser Permanente- Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Rasgon is studying kidney disease up to the point that end-stage renal dialysis is required (pre-ESRD) and the use of the staphylococcus vaccine for ESRD patients.
Patti Miller Tereskerz is director of health law and policy at the International Health Care Worker Safety Center and assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. She is also of counsel at Buck and Tereskerz, Ltd. Her particular focus is law and policy regarding needlestick injuries to health care workers and the transmission of bloodborne pathogens from health care workers to patients.
John G. Todd served in the Indian Health Service (IHS) from 1962 until 1986. He was director of IHS program operations from 1973 to 1981 and chief of staff to the IHS director from 1981 until his retirement in 1986. He currently does public health mission work in Haiti, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Christopher P. Tompkins is a professor at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. His research focuses on health care financing systems and the effects of managed care interventions on the cost and utilization of services. He is currently studying populations that use behavioral health care services.
Michael Trisolini is a doctoral candidate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he is conducting outcomes research on end-stage renal disease.
Stanley S. Wallack is executive director of the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He is developing Medicare voluntary volume performance standards for physician groups and a capitated program for end-stage-renal dialysis patients.
Hock Yeoh is chief of the Division of Nephrology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, and assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Yeoh is interested in the care of patients before they require end-stage renal dialysis (pre-ESRD) as well as the quality of care received by ESRD patients.
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Volume 77, Issue 4 (pages 605–612) DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00153 Published in 1999
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