cine; Clinical Decision Analysis; and Hypertension: A Policy Perspective. He is a member of the IOM of the National Academies and a recipient of the Award for Career Achievement from the Society for Medical Decision Making. Dr. Weinstein received his A.B. and A.M. in Applied Mathematics (1970), his M.P.P. (1972), and his Ph.D. in Public Policy (1973) from Harvard University.


Wilhelmine Miller, M.S., Ph.D., is a senior program officer at the IOM and staff director for the Committee. She has been at IOM for seven years, and co-directed the four-year, six-report IOM study on the consequences of uninsurance. Prior to joining IOM, Dr. Miller was an adjunct faculty member in the Departments of Philosophy at Georgetown University and Trinity College, Washington, DC, where she taught political philosophy, ethics, and public policy. She received her doctorate in philosophy from Georgetown in 1997. From 1976–1989 Dr. Miller served as a policy analyst and social scientist within the Department of Health and Human Services. She received her M.S. degree in health policy and management from Harvard University in 1976.

Ryan Palugod, B.A., is a research assistant in the IOM Division of Health Care Services. He has worked with several projects over his five-year tenure at IOM, including studies of uninsurance, immunization and vaccine finance, and the quality of mental health and substance abuse services. Prior to coming to IOM, Mr. Palugod worked as an administrative assistant with the American Association of Homes, Services for the Aging. He graduated from Towson University in 1999 with a degree in health care management and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration at George Mason University.

Lisa A. Robinson, M.P.P., is an independent consultant who specializes in the economic analysis of regulations. She was previously a Principal at Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc), where she directed numerous regulatory impact analyses for the EPA and other clients. Ms. Robinson also developed state-of-the-art methods for benefit–cost analysis and authored several guidance documents. Prior to her employment at IEc, she was the Director of Policy, Planning and Budget for a federal agency and an analyst at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. She received her Master in Public Policy degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1982.

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