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December 1993 (Volume 71)
Paul S. Appelbaum is Arnold Frank Zeleznik Professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester.
Sybil L. Crawford is a research scientist at the New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts. She directs statistical analyses in two studies of patterns of care in disabled elders and their informal caregivers. Her statistical research interests include methods of analysis for missing data.
Mark A. Hall is professor of law and public health at the Wake Forest School of Law and the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston- Salem, North Carolina. His primary research interests center on economic and regulatory aspects of health care law and public policy. Mr. Hall’s article in the Milbank Quarterly is part of a more extensive inquiry into the law, ethics, and economics of health care rationing.
Diane E. Hoffmann is associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore. She is a member of the ethics committees at University Hospital in Baltimore and at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Ms. Hoffmann edits the Mid-Atlantic Ethics Committee Newsletter and chairs the Baltimore Area Ethics Committee Network.
Joan M. Kiel is manager of research and grants at the Mercy Life Center Corporation in Pittsburgh and adjunct professor of business at Carnegie Mellon University-Heinz Graduate School of Management and Policy, Pittsburgh, and at Robert Morris College in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. She has done research in long-term care, health policy, and management and has lectured on consortia development, health policy, and organizational management.
John B. McKinlay is vice president and director, New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts. He is currently conducting epidemiologic studies of men and women in their middle years, especially during menopause, and the correlates of impotence. In addition, Mr. McKinlay is leading studies of clinical decision making, minority help seeking behavior, and the effect of presentational styles on breast cancer care.
Richard Rothenberg was associate director for science, National Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. He is currently teaching at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. In addition to his long-term interest in the dynamics of sexually transmitted disease, Dr. Rothenberg has been involved in chronic disease program development, surveillance, and evaluation. His recent work has focused on the role of social networks in disease occurrence.
May W. Shayne is research associate, Institute for Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University. She is currently involved in two studies of the elderly who need long-term care: one focuses on Medicaid and the other examines continuing-care retirement communities. Ms. Shayne also studies public policies that affect children with severe chronic illnesses and their families.
Frank A. Sloan is Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management at Duke University. He is currently studying the impact of public programs, especially Medicaid, on family decisions regarding formal and informal care. In addition, Mr. Sloan is evaluating the care and housing delivered to the elderly by continuing-care retirement communities.
Sharon L. Tennstedt is director, Institute for Studies on Aging, New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts. Her research interests include the health status, health care utilization, and long-term care of older adults. She is particularly interested in how informal care interfaces with the formal service system. Ms. Tennstedt is currently conducting a cross-cultural observational study of disability and receipt of care among African-American, Puerto Rican, and white elders.
Deborah Wallace is project leader of the public service and policy department of Consumers Union. She has conducted research in the following areas: urban ecology and public health, occupational health, combustion toxicity, and environmental impacts. For the past 18 years, Ms. Wallace has used analytical approaches from population ecology to study the dynamics of housing loss in New York City and its impact on public health.
Rodrick Wallace is a research scientist at the New York Psychiatric Institute. He is currently studying the epidemiology of mental disorders and the impact of public policy on public health and order. Mr. Wallace’s most recent publications have examined the impact of municipal service reductions on the spread of AIDS.
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