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Integrating Employee Health: A Model Program for NASA
Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional Achievement by the University of Iowa, and his team has achieved numerous national and international awards in occupational health & safety. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Employee Benefits Research Institute, the Board of Advisors to the School of Public Health at the University of Iowa, the Board of the National Business Group on Health, and is a member of the Wye River Group on Healthcare. He received his M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Harvard University, completed internal medicine residency at the University of California Hospital & Clinics, and occupational medicine residency at NIOSH, CDC.
Ann M. Coulston, M.S., R.D. is a Clinical Development Associate with Eli Lilly and Company, working with the obesity drug development program. Ms. Coulston has a more than 20-year history of clinical research at Stanford University Medical Center where her research is centered on the nutritional management of diabetes and insulin resistance. She is a Registered Dietitian, a Fellow of the American Dietetic Association, and a past-president of the American Dietetic Association. The American Dietetic Association Foundation has recognized her for Excellence in the Practice of Clinical Nutrition and in the Practice of Research. Ms. Coulston holds membership in the American Diabetes Association, the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, and the North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Ms. Coulston received her M.S. in nutritional science from Cornell University in 1972.
Dee W. Edington, Ph.D. is a Professor of Movement Science in the Division of Kinesiology and a Research Scientist in the Health Management Research Center at the University of Michigan. Dr. Edington studies the relationships between individual health behaviors and future health care utilization and costs for both individuals and organizations. His research focuses on the health behaviors of individuals such as physical inactivity, overweight, smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. He is interested in how these health behaviors and risks interact to result in poor health status and future increased utilization of the health care system. He is a member of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and the Society of the Sigma Xi. Dr. Edington received his Ph.D. in Physical Education from the Michigan State University in 1968.
Pamela A. Hymel, M.D., M.P.H. is Senior Vice President and Corporate Medical Director for Sedgwick CMS. She is former Vice President of Medical Services and Benefits at Hughes Electronics, Inc. In her 16 years of employment with Hughes Electronics, Dr. Hymel was instrumental in the development of WorkWell, an integrated wellness program designed to