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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement Workshop Planning Committee Biographical Information Mark L. Rosenberg, Chair, is executive director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, a nonprofit global health organization combining public health expertise with experience in collaboration to address complex public health issues. The task force acts as a neutral convener, bringing critical partners together to do what none could do separately. Before assuming his current position, Dr. Rosenberg served 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where he performed early work in smallpox eradication, enteric diseases, and HIV/AIDS. He was director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control from 1994 to 1999. Dr. Rosenberg is board certified in psychiatry and internal medicine. He has received the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal, as well as the Meritorious Service Medal, Distinguished Service Medal, and Outstanding Service Medals from the U.S. Public Health Service. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM). He received his undergraduate degree and degrees in public policy and medicine from Harvard University. Anthony Bliss is lead road safety specialist in the Transport and Urban Development Department at the World Bank. The focus of his work is on the development and promotion of multisectoral strategies to improve road
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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement safety outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. He is producing a strategic framework to guide future World Bank road safety initiatives and assisting in the preparation of road safety projects in Vietnam, China, and Argentina. Before taking up his current position, he was general manager of the Strategy Division at the Land Transport Safety Authority, New Zealand. He holds bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees in economics, both from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand. T. Bella Dinh-Zarr is national director of traffic safety policy at AAA. She previously worked for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Texas Transportation Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care. Dr. Dinh-Zarr received a bachelor of arts degree in Spanish literature from Rice University and a master of public health and a doctorate in health policy from the University of Texas School of Public Health. She has trained at the Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile, and the Institute of Child Health, London, as part of the Cochrane Collaboration. She has published on the topics of tools to assist older drivers, safety belt policies, and interventions to reduce injuries from problem drinking. Dr. Dinh-Zarr serves on several Transportation Research Board committees, was an appointed member of the 2005 White House Conference on Aging Advisory Committee, and is a member of the American Public Health Association and the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society. J. Michael McGinnis joined IOM as senior scholar in 2005 to develop a program on evidence-based medicine and the expansion of clinical effectiveness studies. From 1999 to 2005 he served as senior vice president at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. From 1977 to 1995 he was assistant surgeon general and deputy assistant secretary for health (disease prevention and health promotion) through the Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton administrations. He is chair of the IOM Committee on Children’s Food Marketing. Dr. McGinnis’ international work includes service as chair of the World Bank–European Commission task force on postwar reconstruction of the health sector in Bosnia in 1995–1996. He is a member of IOM, a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology, and a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. Other recognitions include the Wilbur Cohen Award, the Porter Prize, the National Health Leader of the Year Award, and the Distinguished Service Medal of the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. McGinnis earned degrees in political science, medicine,
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Improving Road Safety in Developing Countries: Opportunities for U.S. Cooperation and Engagement and public policy from the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Harvard University. V. Setty Pendakur is emeritus professor of planning, School of Community and Regional Planning, University of British Columbia, and president, Pacific Policy and Planning Associates, Vancouver, British Columbia. He has chaired the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation in the Developing Countries Committee since 1997. His interests include urban transport in developing countries, congestion management and sustainability in Asian megacities, and nonmotorized transport planning. Dr. Pendakur was a member of the National Research Council’s Panel on Transportation Options for Megacities in Developing Nations in 1995–1996. He received a bachelor of engineering degree from the University of Mysore and a master of science degree in civil engineering and a doctorate in transportation planning from the University of Washington.
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