making and identification of mechanisms by which socioeconomic status (SES) influences health. In the area of risk perception, she has studied how adolescents’ perceptions of the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancy influence sexual behavior and use of contraceptives. Dr. Adler’s research on SES and health has focused on how social, psychological, and biological factors associated with SES act together to determine the onset and progression of disease, and how the relationship of SES and health may differ depending on gender and ethnicity. She is the author of more than 150 articles, books, and book chapters and is currently a member of the editorial boards for the journals Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Journal of Health Psychology, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. Dr. Adler was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 1994. She served as a member of the IOM Committee on Prevention and Control of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and chaired the Committee on Psychosocial Services to Cancer Patients/Families in a Community Setting. Dr. Adler received her Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University.
John C. Bailar III, M.D., Ph.D. (planning committee member) is a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and founding chair of the Department of Health Studies there. A retired commissioned officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Bailar worked at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda for 22 years, and since then he has held academic appointments at Harvard and McGill Universities. Dr. Bailar’s research interests focus on the interpretation of statistical evidence in medicine, with special emphasis on cancer. For 6 years Dr. Bailar was editor-in-chief of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. For 11 years he was the statistical consultant for the New England Journal of Medicine, and more recently he has been a member of the editorial board of that journal. Dr. Bailar is a member of the Institute of Medicine and earned his M.D. from Yale in 1955 and his Ph.D. in statistics from American University in 1973.
Scott Barnhart, M.D., M.P.H. is a professor of medicine and global health and division director of Health Systems Strengthening at I-TECH at the University of Washington. Dr. Barnhart’s background and training have included extensive clinical work, as well as developing training and research programs in medicine, occupational health, and health systems in resource-limited environments. Prior to his current position, Dr. Barnhart was the associate dean for clinical affairs, the medical di-