include therapeutic exercise and the management of pain, and her research interests include the effects of exercise training on gait, balance, and fall risk in the elderly.
Richard A. Deyo is a professor of medicine and professor of health services who is the section head of General Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. His research is in the area of low back pain, including the psychosocial predictors of disability. He is currently co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington and principal investigator for the Back Pain Outcome Assessment Team, a multiyear project funded by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. He has a long-standing research interest in the measurement of patient functional status and in the management of low back problems.
Sue K. Donaldson is a professor of physiology and professor and dean of nursing in the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and has been involved in many National Academies activities. She was a member of the IOM Committee on the NIH Research Priority-Setting Process, the Committee on Assessing Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, and the Committee on Enhancing Environmental Health Content in Nursing. Her areas of expertise are physiology and nursing, with interests in academic administration, biophysics, physiology, nursing, and aging.
Colin G. Drury is professor of industrial engineering at the University at Buffalo and the founding executive director of the Center for Industrial Effectiveness. His work concentrates on the application of human factors to error and injury reduction in industrial process control, quality control, maintenance, and safety. Currently, he is principal investigator for studies of human reliability in aircraft inspection and maintenance. He is a member of the Committee on Human Factors, and also served as cochair of the NRC Steering Committee for the Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Research Base.
Michael Feuerstein is a professor of Medical/Clinical Psychology and Preventive Medicine/Biometrics at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at Georgetown University Medical Center. His clinical, research, and consultative activities are directed at the explication of the multidimensional nature of occupational musculoskeletal disorders and disability (with a focus on ergonomic and psychosocial factors) and the development and evaluation of integrated prevention and management strategies.