ship cosponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Stith Butler, a clinical psychologist, received a doctorate in 1997 from the University of Vermont. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in adolescent medicine and pediatric psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.

Jing Xi, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., is a research associate in the Board on Health Sciences Policy. Prior to joining the IOM, she was a research fellow in the FDA’s Division of Epidemiology, Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Her work at the FDA focused on a regulatory research project assessing publication bias for clinical trials of FDA-approved coronary artery stents. Ms. Xi holds an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan and an M.B.B.S. in clinical medicine from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College.

Thelma L. Cox is a senior program assistant in the Board on Health Sciences Policy. During her years at the IOM, she has also provided assistance to the Division of Health Care Services and the Division of Biobehavioral Sciences and Mental Disorders. Ms. Cox has worked on numerous IOM reports, including In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health-Care Workforce, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, and Ethical Issues Relating to the Inclusion of Women in Clinical Studies. She has received the National Research Council’s Recognition Award and two IOM Staff Achievement Awards.



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