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Betsy Foxman, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases. Her research focuses on the combination of epidemiologic field methods and modern molecular techniques to examine the individual and joints effects of host behaviors, host characteristics and agent characteristics on disease risk, especially on urinary tract infection, vulvovaginal candidiasis, lactation mastitis and otitis media. She serves on various professional organizations, including Chair of the Epidemiology Division of the American Public Health Association, is a member of the program committee for the first North American Congress of Epidemiologists, and is a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Constantine Gatsonis, Ph.D., is Professor of Medical Science and Applied Mathematics, and Director of the Center for Statistical Sciences at Brown University. He has served on numerous review and advisory panels, including, as a consultant/ad hoc panel member on the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, the Data Safety and Monitoring Board of the VA Cooperative Studies in Health Services, the Commission of Technology Assessment of the American College of Radiology, the NINDS Data Safety and Monitoring Board, and the HCFA Technical Experts Panel. Dr. Gatsonis is the founding editor-in-chief of Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology and is on the editorial board of Academic Radiology, Statistics in Medicine, and Medical Decision Making. His research interests include Bayesian inference and its applications to problems in biostatistics, methodologic aspects of health services and outcomes research, and medical technology evaluation with emphasis on diagnostic radiology. Dr. Gatsonis received his Ph.D. in mathematical statistics from Cornell University.

Steven Goodman, M.D., M.H.S., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Oncology, Pediatrics, Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Goodman received his M.D. from New York University, his M.H.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University, and trained in pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a member of two IOM committees: the Committee for a Review of Evidence Regarding the Link between Exposure to Agent Orange and Diabetes, and the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides: Second Biennial Update. As a statistician for the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, General Clinical Research Center and Pediatric Clinical Research Unit, he has participated in the design and analysis of a wide range of clinical and epidemiologic studies. He is co-director of the Johns Hopkins Evidence-Based Practice Center, and has served as Statistical Editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine since 1987. His research interests include meta-analysis, statistical inference, the ethics of clinical trials, and the use of likelihood and Bayesian methodology in clinical research.

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