named the first director of the Science, Technology, and Law Program. Between October 1999 and October 2000, she divided her time between the Science, Technology, and Law Program and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she served as a Senior Policy Analyst.

Michelle C. Catlin, M.Sc., Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen’s University, Canada; Ph.D., Environmental Health-Toxicology Program, University of Washington, also is Senior Program Officer for the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Before joining IOM, she served as a Program Officer with the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Research Council. She has worked on numerous National Academies reports, including Copper in Drinking Water, Toxicological Effects of Methylmercury, Arsenic in Drinking Water: 2001 Update, and Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2000 and Update 2002.

Kathi E. Hanna, M.S., Ph.D., is a science and health policy consultant, writer, and editor in the Washington, D.C., area specializing in biomedical research policy and bioethics. She has served in senior staff and consulting positions with the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses, the congressional Office of Technology Assessment, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institutes of Health, and the Institute of Medicine.

Stacey Speer, B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, joined the National Academies’ Science, Technology, and Law Program in September 2002 as the Christine Mirzayan Intern. Stacey is now the Senior Program Assistant of the Science, Technology, and Law Program. She is attending the George Washington University, pursuing a Master’s of Forensic Science.

Sara Davidson Maddox, M.A., is a science and health policy writer and editor, with extensive experience in the areas of bioethics, biomedical research, and health services and quality. She was editor for the National Bioethics Advisory Commission and has participated in projects for the National Institutes of Health and the Institute of Medicine.

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