Prior to joining CBO, Todd worked as a Health Insurance Specialist at the Health Care Financing Administration and as a revenue analyst for a private-sector health care contractor. He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington.
Eric Feuer, Ph.D., Eric J. “Rocky” Feuer, PhD, has been the Chief of the Statistical Research and Applications Branch since 1999. Prior to that he was head of the Surveillance Modeling and Methods Section in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. He has been at the NCI since 1987. Before coming to NCI, he was the Chief Statistician for the Cancer Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Feuer received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1983. His research has focused on evaluating and developing new cancer progress measures; modeling the impact of cancer control interventions on the cancer burden; and developing statistical methods for the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of national cancer statistics. He is the author of over 75 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Feuer was elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2000. He received the NIH Director’s Award in 1999 in recognition of his work with advancing statistical methods to interpret national cancer statistics. He serves on the Regional Committee of the Eastern North America Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society and was the program chair of its annual meeting in 1997. He was a statistical editor for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute from 1994 to 2000. He is a co-founding editor of the JNCI Cancer Surveillance Series, and serves as a reviewer for journals in statistics, epidemiology and cancer surveillance and control.
Karen M.Kuntz, ScD., is Associate Professor of Decision Science at the Harvard School of Public Health and is based at the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis. Dr. Kuntz’s research focuses on the methodology and application of decision analysis and cost-effectiveness analysis in the evaluation of clinical and public health strategies. She is Principal Investigator of one of the NCI-funded Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modeling Network (CISNET) grants to evaluate national trends in colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. She is also directing another NCI-funded project to develop a simulation model of colorectal and breast cancer that incorporates risk factors, screening, and treatment. Dr. Kuntz has also been involved in a number of other cancer-related disease models that evaluated health gains and/or cost-effectiveness associated with cancer prevention strategies as well as treatment and staging strategies for patients with cancer. In addition, Dr. Kuntz has extensive modeling experience in the clinical area of cardiovascular disease, conducting economic analyses on treatment and diagnostic approaches for patients with suspected carotid disease, patients after myocardial infarction, patients with stable chest pain, and primary prevention. In addition to specific applications, Dr. Kuntz has published on a number of methodological issues involving the evaluation of biases in decision modeling and the relationship between expert panel and decision-analytic outcomes. Recently, Dr. Kuntz was elected President Elect of the Society for Medical Decision Making and has assumed the role of Director for the AHRQ-funded Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at Harvard. Dr. Kuntz received her masters and doctorate, both in biostatistics, from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Uri Ladabaum, M.D., M.S., is currently Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ladabaum completed undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, in 1987 and graduated from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine in 1991. He served as a Resident in Internal Medicine from 1991 to 1994 and then as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine from 1994 to 1995 at Stanford University