(PHR) and other human rights groups in Chile, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, Kosovo, the Philippines, and South Africa. In 1996 Dr. Lawrence became founding director of the Center for a Livable Future at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, an interdisciplinary group of faculty and staff that examines the relationships among diet, food production systems, the environment, and human health.
Linda H. Bearinger, PhD, RN, FAAN, is professor in the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing and director of the Center of Adolescent Nursing, with joint appointments in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in adolescent health for more than 30 years, in schools, clinics, and public health settings. In her work with vulnerable youth, she has provided services ranging from home visiting and school health to program development in numerous community settings. Her research focuses on strategies for protecting vulnerable youth from potentially lifelong problems associated with risky behaviors. Dr. Bearinger lectures and consults nationally and internationally on youth development and the translation of research to practice and policy. She has served on adolescent health expert panels for the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the National Institutes of Health, and the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Based on her leadership in the field of adolescent health, Dr. Bearinger was named 2004 Adele Hoffman Visiting Research Professor in Adolescent Medicine and Health—the first nurse ever to receive this award from the Society for Adolescent Medicine. She has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, all of which focus on youth issues, as well as articles on the training of health professionals for work with adolescents. She received a BSN in nursing from St. Olaf College, an MS in community health nursing from the University of Colorado, and a PhD in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Shay Bilchik, JD, serves as research professor and director of Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform. Housed in the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, the Center is supporting juvenile justice reform through a multisystems approach. The primary activity of the Center is the engagement of public agency leaders in short, intensive periods of study focused on the key elements of a strong reform agenda. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bilchik was president and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA). In that position, he was instrumental in formulating CWLA’s child welfare financing reform initiative; began a series of program initiatives and collaborations to strengthen supports for Native American children and families; was an outspoken critic of the death penalty for juveniles; and spearheaded CWLA’s support for gay, lesbian,