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Preliminary Considerations Regarding Federal Investments in Vaccine Purchase and Immunization Services: Interim Report on Immunization Finance Policies and Practices COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES Bernard Guyer,MD, MPH (IOM), (Chair), is chairman of the Department of Population and Family Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He also holds joint appointments in Pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in International Health in the Vaccines Sciences Program. He is the co-editor (with H. Grason) of the text Assessing and Developing Primary Care for Children: Reforms in Health Systems (National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 1995). David R. Smith, MD, (Vice-Chair), was appointed the President of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in 1996, following a 5-year term as the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health. He previously served as senior vice president of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and chief executive officer and medical director of Parkland's Community Oriented Primary Care Program. E. Russell Alexander, MD, is a pediatrician who recently retired as the Chief of Epidemiology with the Seattle-King County Health Department (1990-98). He previously served in the Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1983-89) and was an epidemic intelligence service officer for the CDC in 1955-57 and 1959-60. Dr. Alexander is also professor emeritus for the University of Washington School of Public Health (1969-79 and 1990-98). Gordon Berlin, MA, is vice president of the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (a social policy research and demonstration intermediary that develops and manages large-scale, multi-site demonstration projects designed to test new social policies in the areas of work, training, income support, and social services for at-risk populations). He also was the founding executive director of the Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, a sister organization operating in Canada. Previously he was the executive deputy administrator for management, budget and policy for the New York City Human Resources Administration. Mr. Berlin has also served as a program officer and deputy director of the Urban Poverty Program of the Ford Foundation. Steve Black, MD, is Co-Director of the Kaiser Pediatric Vaccine Study Center in Oakland, California. The Center was established in 1984 for the pre-licensure and post-licensure evaluation of adult and pediatric vaccine safety, immunogenicity, efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Dr. Black is also a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Oakland. In addition, he is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Sheila Burke, MPA, RN, FAAN currently the Executive Dean and a Lecturer in Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, most recently served as the Chief of Staff to former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (1986-96). She was also elected to serve as Secretary of the Senate in 1995. Ms. Burke served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Senate Majority Leader (1985-86), and was a professional staff member of the Senate Finance Committee (1979-80) and Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Finance Committee (1981-1985).
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Preliminary Considerations Regarding Federal Investments in Vaccine Purchase and Immunization Services: Interim Report on Immunization Finance Policies and Practices Janet Currie, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Economics at UCLA (1996-present) where she has served on the faculty from 1988-91 and 1993-present. Her recent work examines the effects of welfare programs on poor children. In particular, she has focused on the Head Start program (an enriched preschool program for poor children) and Medicaid (health insurance for low income women and children). Her books include Welfare and the Well-Being of Children (Harwood Academic Publishers) and Caring for Kids: Pubilc Policy and Child Health (under review at Harvard University Press). Barbara DeBuono, MD, MPH, is the former Commissioner of Health for New York State (1995-98) and has recently been appointed as the chief executive of the New York Presbyterian Healthcare Network and executive vice president of the New York Presbyterian Healthcare System. Prior to joining the New York State Department of Health, Dr. DeBuono was the Director of Health for the state of Rhode Island (1991-95), also serving as a medical and state epidemiologist and medical director in that state (1986-91). Gordon H. DeFriese, PhD (IOM), is Professor of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Administration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the past 25 years, he has also held an appointment as Director of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. DeFriese is a past president and distinguished fellow of the Association for Health Services Research. He was also the editor (1983-96, now editor emeritus) of the journal Health Services Research. In 1990 he joined with others to form a new national organization called Partnership for Prevention, a coalition of private sector business and industry organizations, voluntary health organizations and state and federal public health agencies based in Washington, DC. Walter Faggett, MD, is a pediatric consultant in the Washington DC area and chairs the pediatric section of the National Medical Association. He also serves as NMA's liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. He has extensive experience in working with managed care organizations that serve disadvantaged families. He has recently served as the medical director for Grady Health Care, Inc. in Atlanta; medical director for Omnicare HMO in Memphis, TN; and was the assistant medical director and pediatrician for Medlink Hospital's Primary Care Center in Washington, DC. In addition he is a retired United States Army colonel, having served 21 years. Samuel Katz, MD (IOM) For 22 years (ending in 1990) Dr. Katz was Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University School of Medicine. His career has been devoted to infectious disease research, focusing principally on vaccine research and development. Dr. Katz's research included an extensive collaborative effort with Nobel Laureate John F. Enders, during which time they developed the attenuated measles virus vaccine now used throughout the world. Dr. Katz has chaired the Committee on Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics (the Redbook Committee), the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the CDC, the Vaccine Priorities Study of the IOM, and several NIH, WHO and CVI vaccine and HIV panels. He has been president of the American Pediatric Society and of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairmen. He is the co-editor (with A. Gershon and P. Hotez) of a textbook (now in its 10th edition) on infectious diseases. Currently he co-chairs, with Dr. Louis Sullivan, the Vaccine Initiative of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.
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Preliminary Considerations Regarding Federal Investments in Vaccine Purchase and Immunization Services: Interim Report on Immunization Finance Policies and Practices Sara Rosenbaum, JD, is director of the Center and professor in the Department of Health Services Management and Policy in the School of Public Health and Health Services at The George Washington University. Ms. Rosenbaum also holds appointments in the Schools of Law and Medicine and Health Sciences. Ms. Rosenbaum has worked extensively in the areas of health law for the poor, health care financing and managed care, and maternal and child health. During 1993 and 1994 she worked with the White House Domestic Policy Council and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where she directed the legislative drafting of the Health Security Act for the President. She has served on policy advisory boards for the United States Congress Office of Technology Assessment, the United States Public Health Service, and the Health Care Financing Administration. Cathy Schoen, MA joined The Commonwealth Fund in September 1995 as director of research and evaluation. Prior to joining the Fund, she was director of special projects at the University of Massachusetts Labor Relations and Research Center. She also serves as program director of the Fund's Health Care Coverage and Quality Program, a policy and research grant program established to help inform national and state health insurance and delivery system policy decisions. Jane Sisk, PhD, is Professor of Public Health and Director of the Master's Program in Effectiveness and Outcomes Research at Columbia University. Her current research is focusing on the cost-effectiveness of health care interventions, including pneumococcal vaccination for elderly people, implementation of evidence-based guidelines, and evaluation of Medicaid managed care. Before coming to Columbia in 1990, Dr. Sisk directed health policy projects at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, where she was a Senior Associate and Project Director in the Health Program. Rosemary Chalk, BA (Study Director) has been a member of the professional staff of the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council since 1987. She has directed studies and edited reports on family violence, child abuse and neglect, child welfare, youth development, research ethics, and education finance. Jane Durch, MA, (Project Officer) joined the staff of the Institute of Medicine in 1990. She has participated in studies on children's health, immunization, vaccine development, monitoring the health of Gulf War veterans, and performance measurement in public health programs and in community health improvement activities.
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