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June 1990 (Volume 68)
Larry R. Churchill is professor and chair, Department of Social Medicine, and adjunct professor, Department of Religious Studies, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His professional interests center on ethics in medicine and health care, and the allocation of medical resources and social justice. Dr. Churchill’s most recent book examined issues in rationing health care in America.
Denis A. Evans is director of the Center for Research on Health and Aging at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. The study reported on here was conducted while he was at the Harvard Medical School and the Channing Laboratory. A physician, he currently works on the epidemiology of Alzheimer’s disease and the epidemiology of common chronic diseases of older persons.
Alan L. Hillman is assistant professor of medicine and health care management at the Wharton School and director of health policy at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics of the University of Pennsylvania. His fields of study include physicians’ incentives and economic analysis of new health-care technologies. Dr. Hillman, a physician, coauthored a forthcoming article on an academic medical center’s view of mandatory managed care and Medicaid.
Karen C. Holden is assistant professor in the Department of Con- sumer Science and the Robert M. LaFollette Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Health-care policy and the economics of aging figure prominently among her professional fields of work. Dr. Holden has completed a study of the effects of Social Security policy on younger and older widows.
Jared B. Jobe is director of collaborative research programs in the Office of Research and Methodology of the National Center for Health Statistics. He works professionally in the fields of cognitive science, behavioral medicine, and questionnaire design. Dr. Jobe recently coauthored an article on cognition and survey measurement in historical and current perspective.
Catherine L. Kelley is survey statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. Her professional work focuses on cognitive aspects of survey methodology. Ms. Kelley is coauthor of a study on the cognitive basis of response to sensitive survey questions.
Elizabeth F. Loftus is professor of psychology at the University of Washington. Her professional fields of study include memory and the relations between psychology and law. Dr. Loftus is the coauthor of the forthcoming volume, Witness for the Defense.
Claire W. Maklan is a sometime poet whose professional area of expertise is in health-services research.
DavidJ. Mingay is survey methodologist with NORC at the University of Chicago. His current professional interests include questionnaire design and autobiographical memory as well as survey methodology. Last year Dr. Mingay coauthored an article on memory bias and response-order effects.
Mark V. Pauly is Bendheim Professor of Health Care Systems, Public Management, Insurance, and Economics, and Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His work focuses on medical economics, health insurance, and incentive structures. Dr. Pauly coauthored a forthcoming article on the role of for-profit ownership on managing physician incentives in managed care.
Rosa Lynn B. Pinkus is associate professor of medicine/neurosurgery at the School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. Among her fields of work are applied ethics and the history and ethics of medicine. Dr. Pinkus is the author of a forthcoming volume on legal and ethical issues in neurosurgery, and a historical review of neural transplants and the mind-body duality.
James C. Robinson is assistant professor of health economics at the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley. His areas of professional interest include the economics of health care, environmental policy, and occupational health and safety. Dr. Robinson is the author of a forthcoming volume on worker rights, industrial conflict, and public policy on occupational health.
Marcus J. Sanchez is statistician with the National Center for Health Statistics. His fields of study include statistical computing, health statistics, and computer science. Mr. Sanchez wrote an article last year on Assist, a data access and analysis system.
Timothy M. Smeeding is professor of economics and public administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Economic insecurity among the aged, the well-being of children, and cross-national analyses of social policy represent his current fields of work. Dr. Smeeding has completed a study of the meaning of retirement from an international perspective.
W. Pete Welch is senior research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Health maintenance organizations, geographic aspects of health care, and physician payment systems constitute his present professional interests. Dr. Welch recently coauthored an article developing a geographic index of physician practice costs.
Andrew A. White is chief of the statistical technology staff in the Office of Research and Methodology of the National Center for Health Statistics. His current professional interests include statistical cartography, automated data access, and survey and questionnaire design. Dr. White this year coauthored an article concerning recognition and classification of a metabolic disturbance.
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Volume 68, Issue 2 (pages 291–293)
Published in 1990
The Quality of the Last Year of Life of Older Persons
Estimated Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease in the United States
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