poration. His research interests and health-care reform initiatives include patient-centered primary care and medical homes, care management and coordination, total health management, workplace health promotion, risk-reduction program measurement, value-based health-care purchasing, and global occupational and health services delivery. He is a fellow of the IBM Corporation, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the American College of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Sepúlveda was recently chosen as an IBM Fellow, IBM’s highest technical achievement; was awarded honorary membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians; and received the John D. Thompson Distinguished Fellow Award from Yale University and the Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement from the University of Iowa. His team has received numerous national and international awards in health care, health promotion, and occupational health and safety. He serves on the IOM Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice, the Board of Directors of the Employee Benefits Research Institute, the Board of Advisors to the School of Public Health of the University of Iowa, and the Board of the National Business Group on Health; and he chairs the Global Health Benefits Institute. He received his MD and MPH from Harvard University.


Samuel So, MB, BS, is a professor of surgery and the Lui Hac Minh Professor at Stanford University. He is also the director of the Asian Liver Center and director of the Multidisciplinary Liver Cancer Program at the same institution. He has published numerous studies on solid-organ transplantation and gastric and liver cancers. Dr. So is well known for his work on hepatitis B and liver-cancer education and prevention programs. Through his research, Dr. So has identified the need for a public-health approach to liver-cancer prevention in recent Asian immigrants and first- and second-generation Asians living in the United States. Those populations have not been the typical focus of US screening and prevention programs. Dr. So is listed in The Best Doctors in America, published by Woodward/White, Inc. For his work in education and prevention, he received the 2005 National Leadership Award from the New York University Center for the Study of Asian American Health, the 2008 American Liver Foundation Salute to Excellence Award, and the 2009 Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Award from the California Asian Pacific Islander Joint Legislative Caucus. He is a member of IOM’s Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice. Dr. So received his MB and his BS in medicine and surgery from the University of Hong Kong and did postdoctoral and clinical fellowships at the University of Minnesota.



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