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June 1996 (Volume 74)
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Edgar F. Borgatta is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Washington, Seattle. His interests center on the methodology of social research, with a special emphasis on issues of measurement and aging. He has recently edited the four-volumeEncyclopedia of Sociology.
James Bowman is professor emeritus in the Departments of Pathology and Medicine at the University of Chicago. He also serves on the Committee on Genetics at the university. Dr. Bowman is interested in human population genetics, particularly the ethical and legal issues involved in human genetics. His book, entitled Genetic Variation and Disorders in Peoples of African Origin, was published in 1990.
Christine Cassel is chairman of the Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Cassel is a specialist in geriatric medicine; her research includes studies of population aging, medical ethics, and health policy.
Howard P. Greenwald is a professor at the School of Public Administration, University of Southern California in Sacramento and Los Angeles, a visiting scholar at the University of Washington in Seattle, and a consultant in health promotion to the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in Seattle. He is a sociologist with interests in health policy, health service delivery, and organizational behavior. Mr. Greenwald studies cancer survival as a means of assessing the impact of social stratification in the United States.
Chris Ham is a professor of health policy and management and director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, England. He is a political scientist whose special interest is the politics of health care. His work focuses on policy making in the U.K. National Health Service and the politics of health care reform. Mr. Ham’s most recent book, Management and Competition in the New NHS, was published in 1994.
Michelle Le Beau is an associate professor in the hematology/oncology section of the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. Ms. Le Beau analyzes recurring chromosomal abnormalities in human tumors and identifies the genetic changes involved in the pathogenesis of malignant diseases.
Jason S. Lee conducted health policy research at the Program Evaluation and Methodology Division of the U.S. General Accounting Office in Washington, D.C., before his recent move to the Library of Congress. While at the General Accounting Office, he examined quality-of-care differences in the treatment of acute myocardial infarction for Medicare patients enrolled in fee-for-service and managed care plans. Mr. Lee is the author of Abstraction and Aging.
Amy Lemke is a genetic counselor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago. She is interested in the factors associated with the utilization of genetic services, attitudes and beliefs about genetic testing, and cross-cultural issues in the delivery of genetic services. Ms. Lemke provides community-based, pre-conception genetic counseling services to underserved populations.
Dana Levinson is a research associate in the general medicine section at the University of Chicago Medical School. She has recently concentrated on geriatric service delivery and has explored ways to improve access and outcomes for older patients.
Mary B. Mahowald is a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. She teaches and writes about ethical issues that are relevant to women. Her most recent book is Philosophy of Woman, published in 1994. She is currently examining the implications of the genome project for primary care through research that is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Ruth McCorkle is a professor in the School of Nursing and director of the Division of Cancer Control, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Her interests center on improving the quality of life of cancer patients. Currently, Ms. McCorkle is working on the assessment and management of symptoms.
David Mechanic is Rene Dubos Professor of Behavioral Science at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. He has recently examined the allocation of health care resources within different organizational forms. Currently he is studying trust as an important factor in the acceptability of rationing decisions within the context of managed care.
Carole Ober is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory at the University of Chicago. She is studying genetic and immunological causes of pregnancy loss and is directing a clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of treatments for this problem. Ms. Ober also is studying immunological genes expressed at the maternal-fetal interface.
Walter A. Orenstein is director of the National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Orenstein serves on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee and the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is an adjunct professor at the Emory School of Public Health in Atlanta. In 1995 Dr. Orenstein was named an assistant surgeon general of the U.S. Public Health Service.
Nayak Polissar owns Mountain-Whisper-Light Statistical Consulting in Seattle, Washington. As a biostatistician who specializes in health and environmental issues, Mr. Polissar is particularly interested in the humanitarian applications of health research and in the prediction and prognosis of disease.
Amy Ravin is a medical student at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. She is collaborating with Mary Mahowald in a survey of attitudes about assisted reproduction techniques and the views of men and women regarding genetic and gestational ties to children.
Joe Tilghman is regional administrator of the Kansas City Regional Office, Health Care Financing Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Tilghman is responsible for the federal administration of the Medicare and Medicaid programs in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. He is also a coleader of HCFA’s Flu 2000 Campaign.
Melissa Times is a first-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
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