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DOROTHY P. RICE, Ph.D. (Chair) is Professor Emeritus of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Nursing, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and holds joint appointments at the Institute for Health and Aging and the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF. From 1983 to 1994, she was Professor-in-Residence at UCSF. Previously she served as Director of the National Center for Health Statistics and was Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Research and Statistics at the Social Security Administration. Professor Rice's major research interests and expertise include health statistics; survey research, design, and methods; disability; chronic illness; and the economics of medical care. She has achieved national and international renown for her leadership role, extensive research, and scholarly publications. Professor Rice has received numerous awards including an honorary Doctor of Science from the College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She is a Fellow of the American Public Health Association and the American Statistical Association, and a member of the Institute of Medicine.
MONROE BERKOWITZ, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Director of Disability and Health Economics in the Bureau of Economic Research at Rutgers University. He has served as a consultant to various government agencies including the Social Security Administration, the World Health Organization, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Berkowitz is a leading authority on the economics of disability and rehabilitation in public programs (SSA disability insurance and worker's compensation), private disability insurance, and public and private rehabilitation systems; and has conducted extensive comparative analysis of foreign systems. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the National Academy of Social Insurance, the American Economic Association, and the Industrial Relations Research Association.
RONALD S. BROOKMEYER, Ph.D., is Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has been a Visiting Biostatistician at the National Cancer Institute and the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Dr. Brookmeyer's research interests and expertise are in statistical modeling and methodology, biometrics, and epidemiology. He is the recipient of the Spiegelman Gold Medal awarded by the American Public Health Association for contributions to health statistics. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Biometrics Society and the Society for Epidemiological Research.
GERBEN DEJONG, Ph.D., is Director of the National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Center and Professor of Family Medicine and Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Institute of Public Policy. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., he served as Associate Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. DeJong has a special interest in managed care's impact on medical rehabilitation--people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations; health outcomes measurement, and medical ethics. He is probably best known for his seminal work on disability and health policy and the independent living movement. Dr. DeJong was a Fulbright Scholar in the Netherlands on the research staff of the Social Security Council. He is a member of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Association for Health Services Research, and the National Academy of Social Insurance.
MARSHAL F. FOLSTEIN, M.D., is Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the New England Medical Center (NEMC). Prior to joining NEMC, he was Eugene Meyer III Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. His expertise and research interests are in neuropsychiatry, disability research, and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Folstein created the Mini-Mental State Examination, widely used for assessing cognitive mental status in medical patients and in population surveys. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association, and the Gerontological Society; and a member of the American Neurological Association and the Society for Epidemiological Research.
ROBERT M. GROVES, Ph.D., is a Professor of Sociology and Research Scientist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and is Director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology, based at the University of Maryland, a National Science Foundation-sponsored consortium of the University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and Westat, Inc. From 1990 to 1992, Dr. Groves was an Associate Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, on loan from Michigan. He has over 25 years of experience with large-scale surveys, and has investigated the impact of alternative telephone sample designs on precision, the effect of data collection mode on the quality of survey reports, causes and remedies for nonresponse errors in surveys, estimation and explanation of interviewer variance in survey responses, and other topics in survey methods. His current research interests focus on theory-building in survey participation and models of nonresponse reduction and adjustment. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, former President of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and currently Chair of the Survey Research Methods Section of the American Statistical Association.
ALAN M. JETTE, Ph.D., is Professor and Dean of Boston University's Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health. His previous appointments have included: Chief Research Scientist, New England Research Institute; Associate Professor, Massachusetts General's Institute of Health Professions; and Assistant Professor, Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jette's research interests include measurement, epidemiology, and prevention of disability and the critical evaluation of treatment outcomes in the medical and rehabilitation fields. He has developed several disability outcome instruments, widely used in health services research in the United States and abroad. Dr. Jette recently directed several health services research projects focusing on disability prevention, home care, and geriatric rehabilitation.
WILLIAM D. KALSBEEK, Ph.D., is Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Survey Research Unit at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His prior experience includes statistical research with the Office of Research and Methodology at the National Center for Health Statistics and at the Sampling Research and Design Center at the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina. Dr. Kalsbeek's research interests and areas of expertise are in biostatistics, survey design and research, spinal cord injuries, and assessment; and he is well known for his work in survey methods. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a member of the Biometrics Society and the American Public Health Association.
JERRY L. MASHAW, LL.B., Ph.D., is Sterling Professor of Law and Management and Professor at the Institute of Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. He is a leading scholar in administrative law and has written widely on social insurance, social welfare issues, and disability policy. Dr. Mashaw recently chaired the National Academy of Social Insurance's Disability Policy Panel. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and founding co-editor of the Journal of Law Economics and Organization.
CATHARINE C. (KATIE) MASLOW, M.S.W., is Director of the Initiative on Alzheimer's and Managed Care at the Alzheimer's Association. Prior to this, she was at the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment (OTA), and has experience in public welfare, mental health, and nursing home settings. Her research and consumer interests include aging, disability, criteria for long-term care, client assessment, and Alzheimer's disease. Ms. Maslow is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Public Health Association, the Gerontological Society of America, and the American Society on Aging.
DONALD L. PATRICK, Ph.D., M.S.P.H., is Professor of Health Services and Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Program at the University of Washington School of Public Health. He holds adjunct appointments in epidemiology, sociology, and rehabilitation medicine and is a senior investigator at the University's Center for Disability Policy and Research and the Northwest Prevention Effectiveness Center. He is also Director of the U.S. Field Centre for the World Health Organization quality-of-life measures. Dr. Patrick's research interests and expertise are in health services, public health policy for people with disabilities and older adults, and quality-of-life assessment. He is a Fellow of the Association of Health Services Research, and a member of the American Public Health Association, the British Society of Social Medicine, and the Society for Disability Studies. He was the inaugural president of the International Society for Quality of Life Research and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.
HAROLD A. PINCUS, M.D., serves as a senior scientific consultant for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the RAND Corporation. Dr. Pincus was the Deputy Medical Director of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and founding director of the APA's Office of Research. He is Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University, and a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He has led major health policy and services research and training projects, and co-directs the Practice Research Network, a practice-based psychiatric research network. His research interests are in the relationships between mental health and general medical care; the diagnosis, classification, and treatment of mental disorders; and functional assessment and rehabilitation. Dr. Pincus is the 1997 recipient of the William C. Menninger Memorial Award of the American College of Physicians for distinguished contributions to the science of mental health.
JOHN A. SWETS, Ph.D., is Chief Scientist for Information Sciences at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School on health care policy, and Senior Research Associate in Radiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. His research interests are behavioral modeling and analysis, specifically in applied signal detection theory to human perception and decision-making. Dr. Swets' theory created a new paradigm for the study of human sensory systems and addressed new areas in psychology and medicine. He is a member of The National Academies (NAS); the National Research Council's Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences; and the immediate past chair of the NAS Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Dr. Swets is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society.
EDWARD H. YELIN, Ph.D., is Professor of Medicine and Health Policy at the University of California, San Francisco, where he has primary academic appointments in the Department of Medicine and Institute for Health Policy Studies. He is also the Director of the Arthritis Research Group at UCSF. Dr. Yelin's research interests concern the impact of managed care on persons with chronic conditions and disability and employment problems among persons with disabilities. He has over 80 publications in these areas, including Disability and the Displaced Worker (Rutgers University Press). Dr. Yelin is a member of the American Public Health Association and American College of Rheumatology. He has received many academic awards, including the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals.