health; and managing cultural diversity. Dr. Scrimshaw is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Fernando Trevino, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Executive Director of the Graduate Program in Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. Prior to accepting these positions, Dr. Trevino served as Executive Director of the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C. He also served as the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Public Health. Dr. Trevino was Dean of the School of Health Professions and Professor of Health Administration at Southwest Texas State University. Dr. Trevino has served on numerous national committees and panels including the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the Institute of Medicine's Access to Health Care Monitoring Panel. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Preventive Medicine and Community Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, an M.P.H. degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a B.S. degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Trevino has published and lectured extensively on national statistical data policy and Mexican American and minority health issues.
Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., is a Senior Program Officer in the Health Sciences Policy Division and is Study Director for the Cancer Research Among Minorities and the Medically Underserved study. Dr. Smedley came to the IOM from the American Psychological Association, where he worked on a wide range of social, health, and education policy topics in his capacity as Director for Public Interest Policy. Prior to working at the APA, Dr. Smedley served as a Congressional Science Fellow, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Education Policy Division of the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. Smedley received an A.B. degree in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Smedley's previous research includes studies of the academic and psychosocial adjustment of African-American students at predominantly White and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Yvette J. Benjamin, B.A., B.S., PA-C, M.P.H., is a Research Associate at the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine in the Division of Health Sciences Policy. She is a Physician Assistant, who completed her