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Baruch Fischhoff is university professor of social and decision sciences and of engineering and public policy in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. His expertise is in the areas of social sciences and psychology, and his research is in judgment and decision making, risk perception, risk management, risk communication, informed consent, science policy, and decision procedures and theory. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and was a member of the NRC's Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. He was a member of the NRC Steering Committee for the Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Research Base.

John W. Frymoyer is the dean (retired) of the College of Medicine, emeritus professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, and former director of the McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center at the University of Vermont. The McClure Center performs research in the areas of low back pain, sports medicine, scoliosis, and joint replacement. He is the editor of the two-volume The Adult Spine and founding editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Orothopaedic Surgeons.

Jeffrey N. Katz is associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a practicing rheumatologist and co-director of the Spine Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He has performed research on clinical, epidemiologic, and health services delivery aspects of carpal tunnel syndrome and other upper extremity disorders, lumbar spinal stenosis and other spinal conditions, and total joint arthroplasty.

Kurt Kroenke is a medical doctor at Regenstrief Institute for Health Care in Indianapolis and a professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His clinical research has focused on the optimal evaluation and management of common symptoms, such as fatigue, dizziness, and other physical complaints. He conducts research on depression and other mental disorders in primary care.

Jeffrey C. Lotz is the director of the University of California at San Francisco Orthopaedic Bioengineering Laboratory. The laboratory is within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and devoted to conducting basic research in several areas of orthopaedics, including the biomechanics of the spine, intervertebral disc, and the hand. He is an expert in medical engineering and has received awards in the areas of low back pain research and spinal research.

Susan E. Mackinnon is chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Shoenberg professor of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the

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