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Appendix G: Committee Member Biographies
Pages 203-208

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From page 203...
... He has been active on several expert panels using evidence-based methods to develop clinical guidelines, including chairmanship of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, cochair of the otitis media panel convened by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) , chair and moderator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
From page 204...
... He is the scientific advisor for the National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Technology Assessment Program, was a member of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Commission, and he has participated in a wide range of Institute of Medicine panels and committees: the Committee on Immunization Safety Review, the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides (Second Biennial Update) , Review of Evidence Regarding Link Between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes, Alternative Models to Daubert Standards, and the IOM Workshop on Estimating the Contribution of Lifestyle-Related Factors to Preventable Death.
From page 205...
... Dr. Lezak was Honorary Visiting Professor, West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996, was a recipient of the Annual Award for outstanding service to the brain injured from the Department of Rehabilitation of the Medical College of Virginia, and the Clinical Service Award from the National Head Injury Foundation.
From page 206...
... Until July 2007 he was professor of psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School-­University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and director of research, ­Behavioral R ­ esearch and Training Institute, University Behavioral Health Care. Dr. Vega has conducted field and clinical research projects on health, mental health, drug abuse, and behavior problems in various regions of the United States and Latin America.
From page 207...
... in criminology from the University of ­California, Berkeley. He has been, and is currently, a member of various boards, committees, and councils of the Institute of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and private foundations.

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