International Health at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is adjunct professor of medicine (infectious diseases), family medicine, and health services, and clinical consultant with the Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease Service at the University of Washington Medical Center. His areas of expertise include medical geography including comparative public health systems; geographical patterns of disease, with an emphasis on infectious disease; disease ecology; new and emerging infectious diseases; infectious disease epidemiology; and clinical applications of medical geography. He travels to Africa frequently to do field work. Dr. Mayer is a member of the Geographical Sciences Committee of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources. He is a member of the NRC Committee on Research Priorities in the Earth Sciences and Public Health, and a member of the National Institute of Health’s committee on the Epidemiology of Clinical Disorders and Aging. He was a member of the joint Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Committee on Climate, Ecosystems, Infectious Diseases, and Human Health.
DAVID R. RAIN, Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, is an assistant professor of geography at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. His areas of expertise include demography, population and the environment, international development, urban geography, and U.S. federal census GIS analysis and applications. He has experience analyzing international population data at the national and subnational scale, analysis of data on the international geographic distribution and redistribution of population, geographic information systems, and international experience. Dr. Rain is a member of the Urbanization Working Group of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, the Roundtable on Sustainable Forests, and the Population-Environmental Policy Forum.
HAVIDÁN RODRÍGUEZ, Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been appointed vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Delaware in Newark where he is a professor of sociology and core faculty member of the Disaster Research Center. His areas of expertise include sociology, disaster research, population composition, geographic distribution, and analysis of population vulnerability. His research has focused on population composition, geographic distribution, national hazards, and vulnerability in the coastal regions of Puerto Rico. Dr. Rodriguez serves on the NRC Disasters Roundtable and served on the Committee on Assessing Vulnerabilities Related to the Nation’s Chemical Infrastructure.
BARBARA BOYLE TORREY, M.S. from Stanford University, is a visiting scholar at the Population Reference Bureau in Washington, D.C. Her areas