LYNETTE STOKES is chief of the Bureau of Hazardous Materials and Toxic Substances in the Washington, DC, Environmental Health Administration within the Department of Health. Dr. Stokes has developed protocols and questionnaires for a cohort study of young adults to investigate neurologic, kidney, and reproductive outcomes associated with childhood lead exposure; designed and conducted epidemiologic analyses with univariate and multivariate methods; examined environmental factors associated with asthma; and copublished one of the first studies showing the relationship between childhood lead exposure and increased blood pressure in adults. She has also published on the neurotoxic effects of pesticides among agricultural workers. Previously, Dr. Stokes was an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. She received her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and PhD in environmental health and toxicology (concentration in epidemiology) with a minor in neurotoxicology from the State University of New York, Albany.

ROBERT D. UTIGER is clinical professor of medicine at the Harvard University School of Medicine and editor-in-chief of Clinical Thyroidology. He was a deputy editor of the New England Journal of Medicine from 1989 to 2000 and was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism from 1983 to 1989. He is coeditor of Werner and Ingbar’s The Thyroid: A Fundamental and Clinical Text. He previously served on the faculty of the Washington University School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Utiger has extensive expertise in thyroid disease and pituitary-thyroid physiology. He is a master of the American College of Physicians. He served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Medicare Coverage of Routine Thyroid Screening. Dr. Utiger earned his MD from the Washington University School of Medicine.

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