December 1999 and has worked with the committees that produced No Time to Lose: Getting More from HIV Prevention and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000. Before joining IOM, she worked at the Baltimore Women's Health Study. Ms. Staton graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a BA in visual arts (major) and women's studies (minor). She earned her MPA in nonprofit management at the George Washington University School of Business and Public Management.
Elizabeth J. Albrigo is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is involved with the IOM Committee on the Review of the USDA E. coli O157: H7 Farm-to-Table Process Risk Assessment and Committee on the Assessment of Wartime Exposure to Herbicides in Vietnam.
Joe A. Esparza is a project assistant in the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Joe attended Columbia University in the City of New York where he studied biochemistry. Before joining IOM, he worked with the Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources (BANR) of the National Research Council. While with BANR Joe was involved with the committees that produced Frontiers in Agricultural Research: Food, Health, Environment, and Communities; Air Emissions from Animal Feeding Operations: Current Knowledge, Future Needs; and Publicly Funded Agricultural Research and the Changing Structure of US Agriculture. Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2002, is Joe's first report with IOM.