Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors

Katherine Berg is Assistant Professor (Research) at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Recently she has described postacute treatments and subsequent health service use by patients who have experienced a stroke or a hip fracture. Her research interests include the measurement of physical function and health status of the elderly.

Catherine S. Berkey is affiliated with the Channing Laboratory and is a Lecturer on Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School in Boston. She lectures on biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health as well. Ms. Berkey has recently worked on meta-analysis methods, and she has analyzed data on longitudinal blood pressure and breast cancer.

Kathleen Calore is a Research Assistant, Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. She has evaluated the correlation between antidepressants and the risk of falls among elderly patients. She has also examined how the use of antidepressants among nursing-home patients affects their risk of hospitalization.

Graham A. Colditz is affiliated with the Channing Laboratories as an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston. In his continuing work on cancer prevention, he has examined current knowledge and applied it to the development of prevention strategies and policies. Mr. Colditz teaches cancer prevention and screening at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Eugene Declercq is Associate Professor of Public Health in the Maternal and Child Health Department at Boston University School of Public Health. Mr. Declercq’s research has focused on four areas: national and state policy making in maternal and child health; cross-national analysis of maternal and child health systems; analysis of national natality data; and the development of local public health needs assessments. He recently studied British maternity care reforms.

Marjorie C. Feinson is Policy Research Consultant for Mental Health Services in the Israel Ministry of Health and the Israel Women’s Network; she is also a Faculty Member in Health Services at the College of Israel. Ms. Feinson has recently examined patterns of utilization and treatment in Israel, particularly as they compare with the situation in the United States. She is concerned with how service delivery differs by gender in the two countries, particularly with the impact of these differences on the care of poor and minority women.

Jeffrey Hiris is System Manager at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. Mr. Hiris is primarily interested in the development of statistical data- and knowledge-bases. He also conducts research on automated systems management, formal language analysis, and the synthetic, graphical display of statistical system characteristics.

David C. Hoaglin is a Senior Scientist at Abt Associates Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is interested in information gathering and statistical methods as they apply to health care, medicine, and various other fields. His work has involved statistical techniques for meta-analysis and the statistical aspects of the National Immunization Survey.

Orna Intrator is Assistant Professor (Research) at the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University in Providence. She is also a Lecturer in the Statistics Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In her work on statistical models, she has achieved expertise in survival analysis, regression models for joint dependent variables, and the conduct of quasi-experiments based on observational data. Ms. Intrator has applied her research models to health care, focusing particularly on how services are utilized by chronic populations like nursing-home residents and patients with HIV.

Theodore A. Kantner is Hamot Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the MCP*Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Kantner’s interests include medical education and curriculum development for generalist physicians. His clinical interests are in preventing and promoting health through primary care.

Sheila Moriber Katz is Special Assistant to the President and CEO of the Allegheny Health Education and Research Foundation in Philadelphia. She is also Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the MCP*Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia. Dr. Katz numbers among her interests health policy and health care trends; health economics and finance; academic leadership, research, and education; and pathology, particularly transplantation and renal disease.

Linda Laliberte is Associate Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. As part of her research, she has examined reimbursement and regulatory issues in hospices, nursing homes, and residential care facilities. She has recently evaluated the effect of patient and physician interventions, as well as other factors, on the treatment received by older breast cancer patients.

Yaacov Lerner is Director of the JDC-Falk Institute for Mental Health and Behavioral Studies and Director of the Jerusalem Mental Health Center, which provides 75 percent of all mental health services in Jerusalem. In his recent work, Dr. Lerner has examined the psychological aspects of adaptation among immigrants and the utilization patterns of ambulatory mental health services. He has conducted a survey of chronic patients in Israel and has studied the effects of mental health reform law on patient use.

Daphna Levinson is a Researcher in the Department of Information and Evaluation, Mental Health Services, Israel Ministry of Health. In her research on public mental health services, she has examined their availability, accessibility, and utilization patterns, as well as the correlation between hospitalization rates and the availability of ambulatory services.

Vincent Mor is Director of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island. He has published widely on the measurement of quality of life and physical functioning in various chronically ill populations, using both previously standardized and novel measures of functioning.

Miriam Popper is Director of the Department of Information and Evaluation, Mental Health Services, Israel Ministry of Health. She conducts research that applies to Israel’s mental health policies. Among her responsibilities are case register and epidemiological surveys that form the basis for planning and evaluating both inpatient and ambulatory mental health services.

Diana Simmes is a Research Assistant at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, California. Ms. Simmes is engaged in research on maternal and child health policy and practice. She has recently studied the regulation of certified nurse-midwives and the health of women in the military.

William E. Welton is Acting Dean of the School of Public Health at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia. His research and professional interests lie in health care and market systems, integrated systems of care, and the diffusion of technology and its relation to economic efficiency. Mr. Welton is writing a dissertation on the relation between market structure and efficiency, and he recently worked on designing a new and innovative school of public health and creating a model for public health education.

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Volume 75, Issue 2 (pages 289–291)
DOI: 10.1111/1468-0009.00055
Published in 1997