the National Institute of Mental Health. Her interests include assessment of programs for at-risk populations, evaluation research and practitioner training, factors influencing career progression and outcomes in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, and evaluation and survey methodology.
MICHAEL A. RODRIGUEZ is an assistant professor in residence in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is also a faculty member at its Center for Aging in Diverse Communities. He is an undergraduate alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley, attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles, completed his residency training at UCSF, and has a public health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. In addition, he was a Robert Wood Johnson clinical scholar and a Picker/Commonwealth scholar. He conducts research, collaborates with direct service and advocacy organizations, and is responsible for policy development on areas of concern to clinical practice, including violence prevention and minority health. His research includes a focus on improving the health care response to abused women from diverse backgrounds. He also teaches UCSF’s residents and medical students while maintaining a family medicine practice at San Francisco General Hospital.
ROBERT S. THOMPSON is a clinical professor of pediatrics and health services research at the University of Washington and the director of the Department of Preventive Care at the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. A member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Task Force on Community Preventive Services since 1996, he has practiced pediatrics and worked as a clinical epidemiologist at the Group Health Cooperative since 1972. Since 1997, he has devoted professional time to the development, implementation, and evaluation of population-based clinical prevention services. His current funded research projects include adverse outcomes of immunizations, vaccine studies, domestic violence identification and management in primary care, HIV risk identification and management, “Healthy Steps”—a large-scale child development project—and translating knowledge on chlamydia screening into practice. He has a BA from Amherst College and an MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.