Seun Adebiyi, J.D., is a graduate of the Yale Law School and a practicing attorney of the New York Bar; founder of the Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria; a Nigerian Winter Olympics contender; and a cancer survivor/advocate. In June 2009, Mr. Adebiyi was diagnosed with two rare and aggressive blood cancers, leukemia and lymphoma. His survival hinged on a stem cell transplant, but he was unable to find a matching bone marrow donor due to the scarcity of African donors. Mr. Adebiyi began recruiting bone marrow donors even as he underwent intensive chemotherapy and continued training for the Olympics. He helped recruit more than 10,000 donors around the world and organized the first-ever donors drive in Nigeria, registering more than 300 people in 1 day. Two years later, he also launched the first Bone Marrow Registry in Nigeria so that more people of African descent could receive a lifesaving transplant. Mr. Adebiyi eventually received a transplant when a Nigerian couple donated the umbilical cord from their healthy newborn baby. Now in remission for 3 years, Mr. Adebiyi has resumed training for the Winter Olympics. He hopes to encourage more Nigerian youth to exercise, participate in sports, eat a healthy diet, and adopt other behaviors that can prevent cancer. He also seeks to inspire other cancer patients and survivors with his motto: “Never let reality get in the way of your dreams.”
Sir George Alleyne, M.D., FRCP, FACP (Hon.), D.Sc. (Hon.), a native of Barbados, became director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), Regional Office of the World Health Organization in 1995 and completed a second 4-year term in 2003. In 2003, he was elected director emeritus
of the PASB. From 2003 until 2010 he was the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. In 2003 he was appointed chancellor of the University of the West Indies. He currently holds an adjunct professorship in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Sir Alleyne has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including prestigious decorations and national honors from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, he was made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to medicine. In 2001, he was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.
Cynthia D. Belar, Ph.D., ABPP (Forum Member), is executive director of the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Education Directorate and leads the association’s efforts to advance education in psychology and psychology in education. Directorate initiatives are focused on advancing quality in high school, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education in psychology, as well as K–12 education. Before joining APA, Dr. Belar was professor and director of the clinical psychology doctoral program at the University of Florida, where she is now professor emerita. Her research has focused on pain, applied psychophysiology, and reproductive endocrinology. Prior to this position, she served as chief psychologist and clinical director of behavioral medicine at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Los Angeles, during which time she developed a number of integrated care services and maintained an independent practice. Dr. Belar has chaired the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers, the Council of Chairs of Training Councils, and the Council of University Directors of Clinical Psychology. She was president of APA’s Division of Health Psychology and of the American Board of Clinical Health Psychology. She has chaired three national conferences that developed education and training policy for internships, postdoctoral residencies, and scientist–practitioner programs in professional psychology. Among her awards are the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology, the Division 38 Award for Career Contributions to Health Psychology, and the American Psychological Foundation Timothy Jeffries Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology. Dr. Belar received her Ph.D. from Ohio University in 1974, after an internship at Duke University Medical Center. After graduation, she developed academic and clinical tracks in medical psychology at the doctoral, internship, and postdoctoral levels in the University of Florida Health Science Center’s department of clinical and health psychology.
Elizabeth Bernabeo, M.P.H., Ph.D. Candidate, holds an M.P.H. in community health education from Temple University. She is currently a doctoral
candidate at the Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research at Bryn Mawr College. Ms. Bernabeo is also an adjunct professor at LaSalle University and Immaculata University, having taught numerous courses including Social Welfare Policy, Research Methods, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of the Family, and Social Problems. Ms. Bernabeo has been at the American Board of Internal Medicine for almost 7 years, where she leads a wide range of qualitative research projects. Her areas of expertise are professionalism, shared decision making, faculty development and feedback, and medical education.
Juanita Bezuidenhout, M.B.Ch.B., M.Med., Ph.D., is a professor of anatomical pathology and deputy director, research, in the Centre for Health Professions Education, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University and National Health Laboratory Service, South Africa. She is involved in service, under- and postgraduate education, and research in the university and nationally. She is a Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education Research (FAIMER) fellow and co-director of the Sub-Saharan Africa FAIMER Regional Institute, focusing on capacity development in health professions education in Sub-Saharan Africa. She is deputy editor of the African Journal of Health Professions Education and a regular reviewer for both pathology and health professions education journals. She is an active member of the South African Association of Health Educationalists.
Emmanuelle Careau, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the rehabilitation department at the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval (Québec, Canada). She is also an affiliate assistant professor at the College of Health Disciplines at University of British Columbia. Dr. Careau received her Ph.D. in experimental medicine from Université Laval and completed a postdoctoral training on evaluation of interprofessional education and practice. She has given much training on this topic at health care organizations and has been invited as a guest speaker at many universities from the province of Québec. Dr. Careau is currently the lead for Université Laval on the National Steering Committee of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative.
Susan Chimonas, Ph.D., earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan in 2000 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Rutgers University’s Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. Dr. Chimonas is a national expert in the field of physician–industry relationships and conflict of interest in clinical care. Her work explores the implications of physician–industry ties for professionalism. She has written extensively about the issues in peer-reviewed journals and has played a criti-
cal role in the development of stronger conflict-of-interest policies at health care organizations around the country.
Dave Chokshi, M.D., M.Sc., is a primary care physician with interests in public health and innovation in health care delivery. Dr. Chokshi currently serves as a White House Fellow with Secretary Eric Shinseki at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He recently completed an internal medicine residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He practiced at the Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center, where he was a member of the Youth Health Equity Collaborative. Dr. Chokshi’s prior work experience spans the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, including positions with the New York City Department of Health, the Louisiana Department of Health, a startup clinical software company, and with nonprofit organizations seeking to advance global health. Dr. Chokshi helped grow the nonprofit Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), dedicated to improving access to medicines in developing countries; he was a founding member of UAEM’s board of directors. He has done clinical work in Botswana, Ghana, Guatemala, India, and Peru. Dr. Chokshi has written extensively on medicine and public health in journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Health Affairs, and Nature. He received his M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.Sc. in global public health as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University.
Eric Cohen, R.N., is program manager for Patient Education Services at Inova Life with Cancer in Northern Virginia. He has been a hematology-oncology and bone marrow transplant nurse for more than 14 years and is completing his master’s of science in nutrition and integrative health. He approaches food as medicine and is interested in the nutritional aspects of managing chronic illness, fatigue, fluctuating weight issues, chronic pain, headaches, and insomnia. Mr. Cohen combines his strong oncology nursing knowledge with a holistic view of health and wellness. Mr. Cohen is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Oncology Nursing Society, and presents nationally on wellness for survivors of cancer and chronic illness. In 2013, Mr. Cohen was named Hematology/Oncology Nurse of the Year by the National Capitol Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America.
Jordan J. Cohen, M.D. (Forum Co-Chair), is professor of medicine and public health at George Washington University and president emeritus of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). He also serves as chairman of the board of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in
Medicine. As president and chief executive officer of the AAMC from 1994 to 2006, Dr. Cohen led the association’s support and service to the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. He launched new initiatives in each of the association’s mission areas of education, research, and patient care; expanded and modernized the AAMC’s services for medical students, applicants, residents, and constituents; strengthened the association’s communications, advocacy, and data-gathering efforts; and established many initiatives for improving medical education and clinical care. Prior to his leadership of the AAMC, he served as dean of the medical school and professor of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and as president of the medical staff at University Hospital. Before that, Dr. Cohen was professor and associate chairman of medicine at the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine and physician-in-chief and chairman of the department of medicine at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Cohen currently serves on the board of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science & Community Development. He chairs the National Academic Affiliations Council of the Veterans Administration. He is a former chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine and of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, served as president of the Association of Program Directors of Internal Medicine, was a member of the Board of Directors of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation of New York and the National Library of Medicine, and served as chair of the Journal Oversight Committee of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in internal medicine on the Harvard service at the Boston City Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in nephrology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center.
Richard L. Cruess, M.D., graduated with a B.A. from Princeton University in 1951 and an M.D. from Columbia University in 1955. He is professor of orthopedic surgery and a member of the Centre for Medical Education at McGill University. An orthopedic surgeon, he served as chair of orthopedics (1976–1981), directing a basic science laboratory and publishing extensively in the field. He was dean of the faculty of medicine at McGill University from 1981 to 1995. He was president of the Canadian Orthopedic Association (1977–1978), the American Orthopedic Research Society (1975–1976), and the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges (1992–1994). He is an officer of the Order of Canada and of L’Ordre National du Québec. Since 1995, with his wife Dr. Sylvia Cruess, he has taught and carried out independent research on professionalism in medicine. Drs. Cruess have published widely on the subject and have been invited speakers at universities, hospitals, and professional organizations throughout the world. In
2010, McGill University established the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education.
Sylvia R. Cruess, M.D., graduated with a B.A. from Vassar College in 1951 and an M.D. from Columbia University in 1955. She is an endocrinologist, professor of medicine, and member of the Centre for Medical Education at McGill University. She previously served as director of the Metabolic Day Centre (1968–1978) and as medical director of the Royal Victoria Hospital (1978–1995) in Montreal. She was a member of the Deschamps Commission on Conduct of Research on Humans in Establishments. Since 1995, with her husband Dr. Richard Cruess, she has taught and carried out research on professionalism in medicine. Drs. Cruess have published extensively on the subject and have been invited speakers at universities, hospitals, and professional organizations throughout the world. Dr. Cruess is an officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2011 McGill University established the Richard and Sylvia Cruess Chair in Medical Education.
Marietjie de Villiers, Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., M.Fam.Med., FCFP (Forum Member), is deputy dean of education in the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of Stellenbosch University in South Africa, where she is also a professor in family medicine and primary care. She is currently responsible for all curriculum development, educational innovation, program implementation, and quality assurance on undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education levels at the FHS. Dr. de Villiers is registered as a specialist family physician at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), holds a master’s in family medicine, and completed a fellowship at the College of Family Physicians of South Africa. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2004 on the maintenance of competence of rural practitioners. Dr. de Villiers is chairperson of the Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Education Partnership Advisory Committee and is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative project. As chairperson of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee of the HPCSA, she was responsible for the national reconfiguration of the council’s CPD system and implementation.
Charlotte Exner, Ph.D., M.S., has served as dean of the College of Health Professions at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, for 14 years and is a professor of occupational therapy and occupational science. Previously, she served as chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at Towson University and as assistant director of occupational therapy at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She received her baccalaureate degree in occupational therapy from the Ohio State University, her master’s degree in education of individuals with severe disabilities from
Johns Hopkins University, and her Ph.D. in human development from the University of Maryland, College Park. The College of Health Professions includes five academic departments and an Office of Collaborative Programs with undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs. She has supported the development and implementation of several interdisciplinary academic programs and inter-institutional programs. In addition, she supported the development of the college’s Institute for Well-Being, which includes five centers that provide outreach to the community, with substantial interprofessional activities inherent to their mission.
Jody S. Frost, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D., is the lead academic affairs specialist and program director, Education Leadership Institute Fellowship, in the Department of Academic Services at the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Frost is responsible for facilitating physical therapist academic/clinical education, professionalism, interprofessional education, and higher education leadership initiatives. She has been involved in facilitating initiatives including the development of Normative Curricular Models of Physical Therapist (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Education, Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Programs, Clinical Performance Instruments for PT and PTA students, Clinical Site Information Form Web, Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values, online physical therapy professionalism module series, Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative, and interprofessional education. She received her doctor of physical therapy degree from Marymount University, her Ph.D. from Temple University, her master’s in counseling and personnel studies from Glassboro State College, and her bachelor’s in physical therapy from Ithaca College. Dr. Frost was formerly an assistant chair/faculty member at Temple University and a clinical manager, teacher, and practitioner in pediatric and orthopedic/sports medicine facilities. She has presented at numerous conferences on academic and clinical education, professionalism and interprofessional professionalism, performance assessment, mentoring, strategic planning and facilitation, and interprofessional education. She also provides consultation as an expert facilitator for strategic planning and consensus building. Her published works focus on interprofessional professionalism, professionalism, and clinical education assessments, academic and clinical teaching, and mentoring.
Martha (Meg) Gaines, J.D., L.L.M., is the associate dean for academic affairs and experiential Learning at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she has served as a clinical professor of law for 25 years. She is also founding director of the interdisciplinary Center for Patient Partnerships, which trains future professionals in medicine, nursing, law, health systems, industrial engineering, pharmacy, genetic counseling, and other disciplines
that provide advocacy services to patients with life-threatening and serious chronic illnesses. Ms. Gaines teaches courses related to consumer issues in health care advocacy to graduate students pursuing various health professions and law. Following her graduation from law school, she served as a law clerk to the late Honorable Thomas Tang, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and as a trial attorney for the Wisconsin State Public Defender.
Elizabeth (Liza) Goldblatt, Ph.D., M.P.A./H.A. (Forum Member), is the chair of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care. Dr. Goldblatt is a leading educator in the acupuncture and Oriental medicine profession. She served as vice president of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) from 1990 to 1996 and as president from 1996 to 2002 and is currently on the CCAOM Executive Committee. Dr. Goldblatt also co-chaired the Education Committee of the North American Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Council from 1993 to 2007. She served on the board of trustees for Pacific University for 10 years, from 1994 to 2004. Dr. Goldblatt was president of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) from 1988 to 2003, was the vice president for academic affairs for the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) from 2003 to 2011, and currently serves as director of assessment and planning at ACTCM in San Francisco, California. Dr. Goldblatt also had the lead in creating two of the eight clinical doctoral programs in acupuncture and oriental medicine at OCOM and ACTCM. These programs focus on collaborative and integrated medicine, which she views as a major step for educational programs in this field. In 2008–2009, she served as a member of the planning committee for the Institute of Medicine’s National Summit on Integrative Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Goldblatt is currently working with the University of California, San Francisco, Osher Center and the California Pacific Medical Center in acupuncture internship placements, cross-education projects, exploring collaborative research, and placing medical doctors from both institutions on ACTCM’s faculty. Dr. Goldblatt has an M.P.A. in health administration from Portland State University. She earned her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles, which combined anthropology and ritual arts. Her emphasis was on Tibetan culture.
Catherine L. Grus, Ph.D., is the deputy executive director for education at the American Psychological Association (APA) and has been on the staff of the APA since 2005. Dr. Grus received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Nova University in 1993. She completed a doctoral internship at the University of Miami School of Medicine and a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Grus works to advance policies and practices that promote high-quality education and
training at the doctoral, postdoctoral, and post-licensure levels. She serves as a liaison to numerous national, inter-organizational, and interprofessional education and training groups. Areas of focus for Dr. Grus include the development of models and tools for competency assessment in professional psychology, supervision, and primary care psychology practice.
Frederic W. Hafferty, Ph.D., is professor of medical education and associate director of the Program for Professionalism & Ethics at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hafferty received his undergraduate degree in social relations from Harvard University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in medical sociology from Yale University in 1976. He is the author of Into the Valley: Death and the Socialization of Medical Students (Yale University Press); The Changing Medical Profession: An International Perspective (Oxford University Press, with John McKinlay); and The Sociology of Complexity: A New Field of Study with Brian Castellani. He is currently working on a volume tracing the hidden curriculum in medical education. He is past chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association and associate editor of the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. He currently sits on the Association of American Medical College’s Council of Academic Societies and the American Board of Medical Specialties Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism. His research focuses on the evolution of medicine’s professionalism movement, mapping social networks within medical education, the application of complexity theory to medical training, issues of medical socialization, and disability studies.
Nancy Hanrahan, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College. Currently, Dr. Hanrahan has a faculty appointment as an associate professor at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. In 2011, she was named the Champion of Games & Technology. She teaches an interdisciplinary course called Innovation & Technology for Healthcare that integrates students and faculty from schools of engineering, computer science, design, Wharton, education, medicine, and arts and sciences. Dr. Hanrahan is an advanced-practice psychiatric mental health nurse, teacher, and researcher. Her clinical expertise is with individuals who have serious and persistent mental illness including HIV and individuals with neuropsychiatric conditions secondary to brain trauma. Her program of research spans mental health policy, outcome measures, risk adjustment, and evaluation of the quality of the mental health delivery systems, specifically, general hospital psychiatric services. She teaches courses on the neuroscience of mental disorders and technology. In her current research, she is studying mobile technology and gamification of learning for novel
interventions, particularly for individuals who have expressed learning difficulties in neurological processing. Dr. Hanrahan is a member of the National Quality Behavioral Health Steering Committee.
Patrick W. Kelley, M.D., Dr.P.H. (IOM Board on Global Health Director), joined the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in 2003 as director of the Board on Global Health. He has also been appointed as director of the Board on African Science Academy Development. Dr. Kelley has overseen a portfolio of IOM expert consensus studies and convened activities on subjects as wide-ranging as the evaluation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, the U.S. commitment to global health, sustainable surveillance for zoonotic infections, cardiovascular disease prevention in low- and middle-income countries, interpersonal violence prevention in low- and middle-income countries, and microbial threats to health. He also directs a unique capacity-building effort, the African Science Academy Development Initiative, which over 10 years aims to strengthen the capacity of 8 African academies to provide independent, evidence-based advice to their governments on scientific matters. Prior to joining the National Academies, Dr. Kelley served in the U.S. Army for more than 23 years as a physician, residency director, epidemiologist, and program manager.
Sandeep Kishore, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network, a global network of 400 young professionals from 50 countries committed to the equitable prevention and treatment of noncommunicable diseases as a social justice issue. He seeks to leverage lateral thinking and transdisciplinary approaches at universities worldwide, with the goal of preparing and cultivating the next generation of young leaders to tackle health challenges of the 21st century. In this capacity, he served as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 2011. He is a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values and a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. He completed his medical training at Cornell University’s medical college in 2012.
Barbara L. Kornblau, J.D., OTR, FAOTA, CCM, CPE, currently serves as the executive director of the Society for Participatory Medicine. She is also the founder of the Coalition for Disability Health Equity, which brings together cross-disability advocates, researchers, health and rehabilitation providers, and disability advocacy groups. An occupational therapist, attorney, certified case manager, certified pain educator, e-patient, and parent of six children with disabilities and multiple chronic conditions, Ms. Kornblau is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health
Policy Fellow for Senators Harkin and Rockefeller and past president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She was a dean and professor of nursing at the University of Michigan–Flint and a professor of occupational therapy, public health, and law at Nova Southeastern University. Ms. Kornblau served as a senior government relations consultant for the Special Olympics and the Health Reform Czar for the American Association of People with Disabilities. Her successful coalition building and advocacy for the cross-disability community and the Affordable Care Act provisions that cover health disparities, data collection, cultural competence, and antidiscrimination led Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to appoint Ms. Kornblau to represent the cross-disability community on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Negotiated Rulemaking Committee on medically underserved populations and health professional shortage areas, on which she served for 14 months. She is co-author of Ethics in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Approach and author of numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed papers. She is has an academic appointment in the School of Allied Health Sciences at Florida A&M University.
Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, is the director of the interdisciplinary Center for Spirituality & Healing and a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Minnesota, where she also serves as the co–faculty lead of the doctorate of nursing practice program specialty in integrative health and healing. Dr. Kreitzer was the principal investigator (PI) on recently completed studies funded by the Medical Research Institute on the outcomes of health coaching, the co-PI of a clinical trial funded by BlueCross/Blue Shield Minnesota on the impact of an integrated residential treatment program on women with eating disorders, and the co-PI of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) R21 grant on mindfulness-based stress reduction for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients. She is also the co-PI of a NIH NCCAM R25 grant focused on integrating research in a complementary and alternative medicine educational institution. From 2004 to 2007, she served as the vice chair of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. In 2009, she testified at a U.S. Senate hearing titled Integrative Health: Pathway to Health Reform as well as at the Institute of Medicine Summit titled Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public. Dr. Kreitzer earned a doctoral degree in health services research and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in nursing.
Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., B.Pharm. (Forum Member), serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). As the leading advocate for high-quality
pharmacy education, AACP’s vision is that academic pharmacy will work to transform the future of health care to create a world of healthy people. Dr. Maine previously served as senior vice president for policy, planning, and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where she practiced in the field of geriatrics, and she was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. Her research includes projects on aging, pharmacy manpower, and pharmacy-based immunizations. Dr. Maine has been active in leadership roles in the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff, she served as speaker of the APhA house of delegates and as an APhA trustee. She currently serves as president of the Pharmacy Manpower Project and as a board member for Research!America.
Susan H. McDaniel, Ph.D., is the Dr. Laurie Sands Distinguished Professor of Families & Health. She is director of the Institute for the Family in the Department of Psychiatry, and associate chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). She is also the director of the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Physician Coaching Program for URMC. Her special areas of interest are behavioral health and family-oriented primary care and physician–patient communication. Dr. McDaniel is the author of many journal articles, including an upcoming paper in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, “Physicians Criticizing Physicians to Patients.” She is an associate editor of the American Psychologist and has co-authored or co-edited 13 books. Her latest book, with William Doherty and Jeri Hepworth, titled Medical Family Therapy and Integrated Care, 2nd edition, was published by the American Psychological Association Publications in July 2013. Dr. McDaniel is on the board of directors of the American Psychological Association and the board of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association. She has received many awards, including the American Psychological Foundation/Cummings PSYCHE Prize in 2007, the Donald Bloch MD Award for Outstanding Contributions to Collaborative Care in 2009, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Recognition Award in 2011, and the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award for Mentoring in 2012.
Himanshu Negandhi, M.D., M.M., is currently contributing to academic activities and research in his position as an assistant professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health–Delhi. He is a community medicine postgraduate from a premiere national institute engaged in service, research, and training in medical disciplines. Dr. Negandhi has also acquired a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Sydney–Australia. He has served
as a doctor in an urban metropolitan hospital with experience teaching public health to postgraduate medical students, paramedics, and in-service public health professionals over his career. He has actively contributed toward the curriculum design of a postgraduate diploma program in public health management offered by Public Health Foundation of India, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders from the government and teaching institutions. This included identifying the core competencies, framing the learning objectives, creating a draft course curriculum, and creating a plan for the course delivery. He has also assisted in developing an evaluation framework for the program. His research interests include human resources in health, education for health professionals, and program evaluation. He has worked on creation of a competency framework for public health professionals in India as part of a World Health Organization–India–supported activity. He was a core team member in a cross-country comparison of master’s- and doctoral-level public health programs with a focus on competency-driven curricula across select countries. He is currently involved in a five-country network study that is undertaking a situation analysis of health professional education across five Asian countries. He is also the academic coordinator for the postgraduate program in public health management at the State Institute for Health Management and Communication–Gwalior. He coordinates the epidemiology module across various academic programs at the institute and substantially contributes in modules pertaining to health systems, economic evaluation, and systematic reviews.
Sally Okun, R.N., MMHS, is the vice president for Advocacy, Policy & Patient Safety at PatientsLikeMe, an online patient-powered research network. Ms. Okun joined the company in 2008 as manager of health data integrity, overseeing the site’s medical ontology, patient-reported health data, drug safety/pharmacovigilance platform, and the site’s ever-evolving patient voice vocabulary. Ms. Okun participates in numerous collaboratives of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care; she is a member of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Standards Committee Consumer Technology Workgroup and the Program Advisory Board for the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care in Boston. Ms. Okun practiced patient-centered palliative and end-of-life care for more than three decades in community- and home-based settings engaging with patients and families living with the challenges of illness, caregiving, and complicated aging. Ms. Okun completed her nursing education at the Hospital of St. Raphael School of Nursing and Southern Connecticut State University and her master’s degree at the Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University and was a fellow at the National Library of Medicine Program in Biomedical Informatics.
Nelson K. Sewankambo, M.B.Ch.B., M.Sc., M.M.Ed., FRCP Doctor of Laws (HC) (Forum Member), trained in general medicine and internal medicine at Makerere University (MU) in Uganda and later graduated with a degree in clinical epidemiology from McMaster University, Canada. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom, a professor of medicine at MU, and is the principal (head) of MU College of Health Sciences. He was dean of MU Medical School for 11 years (until 2007). He contributed to the seminal work of the Sub-Saharan African Medical Schools Study (2008–2010). As co-chair of the education/production subcommittee of the Joint Learning Initiative, he contributed to the landmark report titled Human Resources for Health; Overcoming the Crisis, which had a major influence on the World Health Organization’s 2006 report Together for Health, which focused on the global crisis of health workers and the need for urgent action to enhance health of populations.
Jacquelyn Slomka, Ph.D., M.A., R.N., has a perspective on public health that has been informed by training and practice as a registered nurse, doctoral education in cultural anthropology, a professional work history in nursing and clinical bioethics, and academic experience in public health and community health nursing. As a nurse, she was able to view health care as an “insider.” Training in cultural anthropology provided the perspective of an “outsider” and a view of health and health care in a broad, “holistic” sense. Through dissertation research in Morocco, she was exposed to a different cultural model in which the relative scarcity and expense of clinical biomedicine necessitated reliance on a public health system to provide universal care and disease prevention, and where modern biomedicine existed alongside a traditional medical system. Dr. Slomka’s professional career has focused on health care ethics in both the clinical and public health arenas. She has extensive experience in clinical ethics consultation and ethics education. She has taught health care ethics to physicians, medical students, nurses, allied health professionals, and public health graduate students. Her research interests are the social and cultural factors influencing health care decision making, with a particular focus on health care and health research as social and cultural processes. Her current research involves an academic–community partnership to enhance quality of life for persons living with HIV and other chronic conditions through the provision of early palliative care services.
Richard (Rick) Talbott, Ph.D., FASAHP, FASHA, FAAA (Forum Member), is currently the dean of the College of Allied Health Professions at the University of South Alabama and the president of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions. He also serves on the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) Foundation Board and the ASHA Committee on
Honors and is a founding past board member of the American Academy of Audiology. He has previously served as president of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, president of the Speech and Hearing associations of Oklahoma and Georgia; head of the Division for Exceptional Children at the University of Georgia; and chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders programs at the University of Virginia and Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Talbott received his doctoral degree in audiology with an emphasis in auditory neurophysiology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1973. He has published and/or presented more than 100 scientific papers on topics ranging from the role of the Rasmussen’s bundle in audition, efficacy of otoacoustic emissions in newborn hearing screening, and controlling variables affecting hearing-aid performance.
Maria Tassone, M.Sc., B.Sc.P.T., is the inaugural director of the Centre for Interprofessional Education, a strategic partnership between the University of Toronto and the University Health Network (UHN). She is also the senior director of health professions and interprofessional care and integration at the UHN in Toronto, a network of four hospitals comprising Toronto General, Toronto Western, Toronto Rehab, and Princess Margaret. Ms. Tassone holds a B.S. in physical therapy from McGill University and an M.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario, and she is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. Ms. Tassone was the UHN project lead for the coaching arm of the Catalyzing and Sustaining Communities of Collaboration around Interprofessional Care, which was recently awarded the Ontario Hospital Association international Ted Freedman Award for Education Innovation.
Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. (Forum Member), is the executive director of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and president of the ADEAGies Foundation. Dr. Valachovic joined ADEA in 1997 after more than 20 years in research, practice, and teaching of pediatric dentistry and oral medicine/radiology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and completed postdoctoral training in pediatric dentistry and dental public health. He previously served on the faculty and administration of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Valachovic has served as president of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions and as executive director of the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations. He is a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat. Dr. Valachovic earned his B.S. degree in 1973 from St. Lawrence University;
his D.M.D. in 1977 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine; and an M.P.H. (1981) and an M.S. in health policy and management (1982) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston in 1979.
Sarita Verma, L.L.B., M.B., CCFP (Forum Member), is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, deputy dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and associate vice provost for health professions education at the University of Toronto (U of T). She has been a diplomat in Canada’s foreign service and worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan and Ethiopia for several years. Dr. Verma is the 2006 recipient of the Donald Richards Wilson Award in medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the 2009 co-recipient of the May Cohen Gender Equity Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada. Along with colleagues at McGill University, the University of British Columbia, and U of T, she has been the lead consultant for the Future of Medical Education in Canada–Postgraduate Project on the Liaison and Engagement Strategy and the Environmental Scan Scientific Study. As deputy dean, Dr. Verma leads strategic planning and implementation as well as communications and external relations. In addition, she is responsible for integrated education across the health sciences and liaison with affiliated partners.
Patricia Werhane, Ph.D., is the Wicklander Chair of Business Ethics and Director, Institute for Business and Professional Ethics, at DePaul University and professor emerita at the Darden School of Business. She received her B.A. from Wellesley College and M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Dr. Werhane is a founding member and past president of the Society of Business Ethics. She has been a Rockefeller Fellow at Dartmouth and visiting professor at the University of Cambridge. She is the author or editor of more than 25 books, including Ethical Issues in Business, edited with Tom Donaldson (eighth edition); Adam Smith and His Legacy for Modern Capitalism; Moral Imagination and Managerial Decision-Making; and Organization Ethics for Health Care, published by Oxford University Press. Her latest book, with Laura Hartman, Crina Archer, Elaine Englehardt, and Michael Pritchard, published by Cambridge University Press, is titled Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making.
Matthew Wynia, M.D., M.P.H., FACP, has medical training in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health, and health services research. He cares for patients at the University of Chicago. Dr. Wynia’s work at the American Medical Association (AMA) has included developing a
research institute focusing on bioethics, professionalism, and policy issues; he founded the AMA’s Center for Patient Safety; and he has led a variety of projects on understanding and measuring the ethical climate of health care organizations and systems, communication and team-based care, defining physician professionalism, ethics and epidemics, medicine and the Holocaust, and inequities in health and health care. He is the author of more than 130 published articles and a book on fairness in health care benefit design.
Sanjay Zodpey, M.D., Ph.D. (Forum Member), presently works as director of public health education at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi, and holds a leadership role as director at Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPH), Delhi. Dr. Zodpey also served as director of Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar and Bhubaneswar. He earlier worked as professor of preventive and social medicine and vice dean at Government Medical College, Nagpur. By training, he is a physician, public health specialist, and epidemiologist. Dr. Zodpey completed his medical education—MBBS, M.D., and Ph.D. (preventive and social medicine)—from Government Medical College, Nagpur, India. He has also acquired postgraduate qualifications in sociology, public administration, and economics. He has been awarded a fellowship of the Indian Public Health Association and the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. Dr. Zodpey is involved in designing several capacity development initiatives, including long-term academic programs at PHFI. He is currently leading the project supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development for designing human resources for health policy for the Government of Jharkhand (India). He is also providing leadership to Technical Assistance Project of Madhya Pradesh (India) for creating a public health cadre in the state. He has recently authored two monographs related to education of health professionals in India. He also leads the Cluster for Health Workforce (with focus on education of health professionals) established at PHFI (IIPH, Delhi) in 2010.
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