mittee on Opportunities in Agriculture, and the Steering Committee for a Workshop on the Control and Prevention of Animal Diseases.


Margaret Hamburg, Co-Chair, is Vice President for Biological Programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). Dr. Hamburg is a physician and expert in public health and bioterrorism. Before joining NTI, Dr. Hamburg was assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Hamburg was the commissioner of health for the City of New York and former assistant director of the Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Dr. Hamburg is currently serving on several committees at the National Academies, including the Roundtable on Scientific Communication and National Security, the Committee on International Security and Arms Control, and the Working Group on Biological Weapons Control (Chair), and as a member of the Board on Global Health. She previously served on the committee on Science and Technology for Countering Terrorism and the Committee on Emerging Microbial Threats to Health in the 21st Century.


Sharon Anderson is currently Director of the North Dakota State University Extension Service located in Fargo. Dr. Anderson assumed that role in January 1995. Her previous experience with the NDSU Extension Service, which began in 1970, includes serving as a district director, program leader for youth and family, 4-H youth development specialist, and family and consumer science specialist. Dr. Anderson received her Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in higher education administration. Dr. Anderson served on the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy from 1996 to 1999 and was chair in 1999. She has been on the National 4-H Council Board of Trustees since 1997 and completed a term as vice chair in 2002.


Corrie Brown is a Professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia. Her research interests include pathogenesis of infectious disease in food-producing animals through the use of immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization. She is active in the fields of emerging diseases and international veterinary medicine and currently serves as Coordinator of Activities for the College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Brown completed a D.V.M. (University of Guelph), followed by a Ph.D. (University of California at Davis) in veterinary pathology, specializing in infectious diseases. Prior to joining University of Georgia in 1996, she worked at the USDA Plum Island Foreign Animal Disease Cen-



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