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MANAGING MANAGED CARE: QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
standing Teaching Award, and National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Special Achievement Award. Dr. Pechura holds an adjunct faculty position at the George Washington University School of Medicine, teaches a health policy tutorial in the Stanford in Washington program, and chairs the Board of Directors of Student Pugwash USA.
MOLLA S. DONALDSON, MS, is Senior Staff Officer at the Institute of Medicine and adjunct professor at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (GWU). Currently she is project director the IOM's National Roundtable on Health Care Quality and its associated Managed Care Panel. She has been at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) since 1988 when she joined the staff as an Associate Study Director to develop a strategy for quality assurance in the Medicare Program. Since then she has directed studies on conflict of interest in patients outcomes research teams (PORTs), on development of a model process for setting priorities for health technology assessment, on clinical uses of antiprogestins (including RU 486), and on a study of regional health data networks that examined public disclosure of health information and protections for privacy and confidentiality. She co-directed a recently published report, Primary Care: America's Health in a New Era. Before coming to the IOM, she was Associate Professor at GWU in its primary care department. She directed the HMO's quality assurance program and taught in various medical school, health administration, and public health programs on issues of quality assurance, survey research, health services research in ambulatory care, and bioethics. Ms. Donaldson received a Masters of Science degree from the University of Virginia. She currently holds a Pew Doctoral Fellowship in Health Policy at the University of Michigan.
CARRIE INGALLS, MPH, is a Research Associate in the Institute of Medicine's Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health. Since 1993, Ms. Ingalls has worked on several projects at the Institute of Medicine focusing on behavioral health care, substance abuse, genetics, fetal alcohol syndrome, environmental and occupational health, toxicology and environmental health information resources, and risk communication. Ms. Ingalls received her M.P.H. from George Washington University in 1995 with a concentration in health policy and programs. Her interests and research activities include epidemiology, health policy, and environmental and behavioral health.
THOMAS J. WETTERHAN, MA, is a Project/Research Assistant with the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He received his MA in European Studies in 1994 from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Since joining the IOM in 1995, he has worked on projects on behavioral health care, raising the profile of substance abuse research, genetics, toxicology and environmental health information resources, and the health of military women for the Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health and the Food and Nutrition Board.