Biostatistics at the University of Washington. Dr. Anderson has been affiliated with the Women’s Health Initiative in numerous capacities since 1993. She has served as associate editor of Controlled Clinical Trials and Clinical Journal of Women’s Health. Dr. Anderson’s research interests include the design, analysis, and conduct of clinical trials, data monitoring, survival analysis, women’s health, and ovarian cancer. She received her Ph.D. in biostatistics from the University of Washington.
Stephen E. Fienberg, Ph.D., is Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously was Professor of Statistics and Law at York University. Dr. Fienberg is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Royal Statistical Society. He has chaired and served on several IOM and NRC committees, including serving as chair of the CNSTAT Subcommittee on Data Sharing that produced the NRC report “Sharing Research Data” in 1985. Dr. Fienberg’s research interests include the development of statistical methodology, especially for problems involving categorical variables; disclosure limitation for statistical databases; statistical methods for large-scale sample surveys, such as those carried out by the federal government; the study of nonsampling errors; and formal parallels in the design and analysis of sample surveys and randomized experiments. He received his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University. Dr. Fienberg is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Debra R. Lappin, J.D., is Senior Advisor to B&D Sagamore, a Washington, DC-based public policy firm. Ms. Lappin serves as a consultant to industry, academic research institutions, nonprofit entities, and government on the structure and execution of collaborative cross-sector partnerships, on the development and implementation of public health initiatives, and on mechanisms for public engagement in science and enhancing public trust as an institutional asset. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Lappin was the Chair of the Arthritis Foundation. She was a charter member of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Council of Public Representatives from 1999 to 2003, and chaired its working group on Human Research Protections. Ms. Lappin lectures as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, chairs the Ethics Committee at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, and speaks often on the subject of the new partnership between the public and the scientific enterprise. Ms. Lappin has served on the IOM Committee on the Organizational Structure of the