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Elizabeth M. Badley, DPhil, is a professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist and head of the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research at the Toronto Western Research Institute of the University Health Network. She has a DPhil from the University of Sussex, UK. She is an epidemiologist and health services researcher with major interests in the epidemiology and population impacts of chronic and disabling conditions associated with aging, including risk factors for disablement and strategies for prevention and control. A particular focus of her research is on the impact of musculoskeletal disorders, including health services research on the utilization of health, community, and related services.
Colleen L. Barry, PhD, MPP, is an associate professor and associate chair for research and practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Barry conducts policy analysis and political communication research with a focus on vulnerable populations and often-stigmatized health conditions including mental illness, substance use, and obesity. Much of her current research involves examining the implications of various aspects of the Affordable Care Act for persons with mental illness or substance use disorders. She has also led studies examining public opinion and political persuasion in the context of childhood obesity, mental illness, and gun policy. She teaches courses in health policy and in public opinion research.
Mayilee Canizares, MSc, is a doctoral student at the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. She also has training in the applications of multilevel analysis and longitudinal data analysis, She has 16 years of international experience in health-related analyses, which resulted in publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as working reports. Her research interests include how individual and contextual factors influence health care use over the life course, and how they do so across birth cohorts. Related to this, she is interested in examining the statistical methods to fit age-period-cohort models.
Jonathan Cohn is senior national correspondent for The Huffington Post and the author of Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Healthcare Crisis—and the People Who Pay the Price (HarperCollins Publishing, 2007). He has been a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation and a senior fellow at Demos, and is currently a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has also written for the The New Republic, the Atlantic, The New York Times, and Self, among other publications.
Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, is Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor Emerita and professor emerita at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine (Pediatrics) and Public Health (Health Policy and Management), and editor-in-chief emerita of JAMA, where she served as the first woman editor-in-chief from 2000 to 2011. She received her MD from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine, her MPH from the Harvard Graduate School of Public Health, and her pediatric specialty training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has authored or edited 12 books on pediatrics, medical education, and patient care and professionalism and has published over 250 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and editorials. Her recent publications have focused on professionalism and integrity in medicine, conflict of interest in medicine, women in medicine, and medical education. DeAngelis is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Royal College of Physicians (UK). She currently serves on the advisory board of the US Government Accountability Office, is a member of the board of Physicians for Human Rights, and serves on the board of trustees of the University of Pittsburgh.
Daniel M. Fox, PhD, an author, policy adviser, mentor, and visiting faculty member, is president emeritus of the Milbank Memorial Fund. He has, since 1961, been publishing articles and books in the literatures of health services research, health and social policy, law, medicine, economic, cultural and intellectual history, public health, and the history of medicine and health. His most recent book is The Convergence of Science and Governance: Research, Health Policy, and American States (University of California Press, 2010). Fox has served in 3 federal agencies, government in 2 states, and as a faculty member and administrator at Harvard and Stony Brook University. He holds AB, AM, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.
Monique A.M. Gignac, PhD, is an associate scientific director and senior scientist with the Institute for Work & Health and an affiliate scientist with the Division of Health Care and Outcomes Research at the Toronto Western Research Institute. She is also an associate professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Gignac’s research expertise is in the areas of health and social psychology, including health models of disability. Her research examines psychosocial factors like stress, coping, and adaptation and their importance in understanding the impact of chronic, disabling health conditions in the lives of adults across the life course, including participation in employment and other valued roles and activities.
Sarah E. Gollust, PhD, is assistant professor of health policy and management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Her research examines the influence of the media and public opinion in the health policy process, with a focus on issues that evoke deeply held ethical and political values. Gollust’s recent research on political communication and public opinion regarding obesity policy and health disparities has been published in the Journal of Health Communication, the American Journal of Public Health, and the New England Journal of Medicine. She earned her PhD from the University of Michigan and was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008 to 2010.
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, is University Professor in Global Health Law at Georgetown University, faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Public Health Law and Human Rights. He has chaired numerous National Academy of Sciences committees, proposed a Framework Convention on Global Health endorsed by the United Nations Secretary-General, served on the WHO Director-General’s Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Reforming the WHO, drafted a Model Public Health Law for the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and directed the National Council of Civil Liberties and the National Association for Mental Health in the United Kingdom, where he wrote the Mental Health Act and brought landmark cases before the European Court of Human Rights. In the United Kingdom, he was awarded the Rosemary Delbridge Prize for the person “who has most influenced Parliament and government to act for the welfare of society.”
Peter W. Groeneveld, MD, MS, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and a staff physician and research associate at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He received his master’s in health services research from Stanford University and his MD from Tufts University. His research is focused on investigating the clinical and social outcomes and economics of medical technologies, and he is currently funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for scientific studies focused on these topics. He is codirector of research and director of the Health Services Research Data Center at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics.
Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, PhD, MMath, is associate scientific director and senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health in Toronto, Canada, and associate professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a biostatistician by training with a PhD from the University of Toronto and MMath from the University of Waterloo. Her research interests include drivers of prolonged disability after work injury, the role of targeted health and safety inspection in improving occupational health and safety, and measuring leading indicators of health and safety.
David A. Kindig, MD, PhD, is emeritus professor of population health sciences and emeritus vice-chancellor for health sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine. He currently is cochair of the Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement and codirects the Wisconsin site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program. He was an initial co-principal investigator on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation MATCH grant under which the County Health Rankingswere developed and was the founder of the RWJF Roadmaps to Health Prize. He received a BA from Carleton College and MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago School of Medicine.
Nancy R. Kressin, PhD, is professor of medicine, director of the Health Care Disparities Research Program in the section of general internal medicine of the Department of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and a Department of Veterans Affairs health services research and development senior research career scientist in the VA Boston Healthcare System. She is nationally known for her research on racial/ethnic disparities in health care processes and outcomes; her research has examined possible underlying mechanisms for such disparities by studying patient and provider perspectives on treatment decision making and on patients’ adoption of recommended therapies for chronic diseases.
Marian Moser Jones, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor of family science at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on family health and human services. Her historically based research focuses on the institutionalization of benevolence in the 20th-century United States. Jones’ first book, The American Red Cross From Clara Barton to the New Deal, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in December 2012. Her lead-authored article “Poison Politics: A Contentious History of Consumer Protection against Dangerous Household Chemicals in the United States” received the 2012-2013 Article of the Year award from the American Journal of Public Health. Jones received her PhD and MPH degrees in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University, and her AB from Harvard College. She has also taught at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2010 to 2011, Jones served as DeWitt Stetten postdoctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, researching the federal response to homelessness.
Jeff Niederdeppe, PhD, MA, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Cornell University. His most recent work seeks to understand conditions under which forms of strategic messages undermine or enhance support for collective, multisector solutions to health and social problems. His recent work has appeared in the Journal of Communication, Social Science and Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and the New England Journal of Medicine. His work has been funded by the US National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Agriculture, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Anthony V. Perruccio, PhD, is a scientist in the Arthritis Program at Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto, Canada, and assistant professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management & Evaluation of the University of Toronto. He is an epidemiologist with a PhD from the University of Toronto. His research interests include characterizing clinical phenotypes of osteoarthritis, understanding comorbidity in osteoarthritis, identifying prognostic factors in the surgical management of osteoarthritis, and understanding how self-perceptions of health influence and are influenced by physical, mental, and social health, particularly among populations with musculoskeletal conditions.
Sara Rosenbaum, JD, is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and founding chair of the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She also holds professorships in the Schools of Law and Medicine and Health Sciences. A graduate of Wesleyan University and Boston University Law School, Rosenbaum has devoted her career to issues of health justice for populations that are medically underserved as a result of race, poverty, disability, or cultural exclusion. Between 1993 and 1994, Rosenbaum worked for President Clinton, where she directed the drafting of the Health Security Act and designed the Vaccines for Children program, which today provides near-universal immunization coverage to low-income and medically underserved children. Rosenbaum is the leading author of Law and the American Health Care System(Foundation Press, 2012) and has received many national awards for her work in public health policy. She is past chair of AcademyHealth and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Rosenbaum also serves on the CDC Director’s Advisory Committee and is a founding commissioner of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, which advises Congress on federal Medicaid policy.
David Rosner, PhD, MPH, is the Ronald H. Lauterstein Professor of Sociomedical Sciences and professor of history at Columbia University and codirector of the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. He is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. In addition to receiving numerous grants, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award, a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a Josiah Macy Fellow. He and Gerald Markowitz are coauthors on 10 books including Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (University of California Press / Milbank Memorial Fund, 2002; 2013) and Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children(University of California Press / Milbank Memorial Fund, 2013).
Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, is associate dean for public health practice and training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He served as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2011 to 2014, as principal deputy commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration from 2009 to 2011, and as the commissioner of health in Baltimore, Maryland, from December 2005 to March 2009. From July 2001 to December 2005, Sharfstein served on the minority staff of the Committee on Government Reform of the US House of Representatives, working for Congressman Henry A. Waxman. He serves on the Health Information Technology Policy Committee for the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice of the Institute of Medicine, and the editorial board of JAMA. He is a 1991 graduate of Harvard College, a 1996 graduate of Harvard Medical School, a 1999 graduate of the combined residency program in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, and a 2001 graduate of the fellowship program in general pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine.
David M. Studdert, LLB, ScD, is professor of medicine at Stanford University Medical School and professor of law at Stanford Law School where he teaches health law and torts. Before joining Stanford University, he was at the University of Melbourne (2007-2013) and the Harvard School of Public Health (2000-2006). His research explores how the legal system influences the health of populations.
Gail R. Wilensky, PhD, is an economist and senior fellow at Project HOPE, an international health foundation. She directed the Medicare and Medicaid programs and served in the White House as a senior adviser on health and welfare issues to President George H.W. Bush. She was also the first chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. Her expertise is in strategies to reform health care, with particular emphasis on Medicare, comparative effectiveness research, and military health care. Wilensky currently serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mine Workers of America and the National Opinion Research Center, and is on the Board of Regents of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Medical School, and the Board of Directors of the Geisinger Health System Foundation. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and chair of its Healthcare Servicing Board. She is a former chair of the board of directors of AcademyHealth and a former trustee of the American Heart Association. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a PhD in economics at the University of Michigan and has received several honorary degrees.
Julia A. Wolfson, MPP, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Wolfson’s dissertation explores public perceptions of home cooking and the policy implications of home cooking trends. Her recent work has examined the relationship between home cooking and diet quality and the associated implications for obesity prevention strategies. Wolfson’s work has been published in Public Health Nutrition, the American Journal of Public Health, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and Preventive Medicine.
Volume 93, Issue 1 (pages 215–222) Published in 2015
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