Appendix A
Committee Biographies

John W. Rowe, M.D. (Chair), is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From 2000 until late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc, one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, Dr. Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Rowe has received many honors and awards for his research and health policy efforts regarding care of the elderly. He was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and currently leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on An Aging Society. Dr. Rowe was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Lincoln Center Theater.


Paula G. Allen-Meares, B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D., is Dean, Norma Radin Collegiate Professor of Social Work, and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan. Research interests include the tasks and functions of social workers employed in educational settings; psychopathology in children,



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appendix A Committee Biographies John W. Rowe, M.D. (Chair), is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. From 2000 until late 2006, Dr. Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna, Inc, one of the nation’s leading health care and related benefits organizations. Before his tenure at Aetna, from 1998 to 2000, Dr. Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health, one of the nation’s largest academic health care organizations. From 1988 to 1998, prior to the Mount Sinai-NYU Health merger, Dr. Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Before joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School, as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Rowe has received many honors and awards for his research and health policy efforts regarding care of the elderly. He was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and currently leads the MacArthur Foundation’s Research Network on An Aging Society. Dr. Rowe was elected a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and a Fellow of the American Acad- emy of Arts and Sciences and a Trustee of the Rockefeller Foundation and Lincoln Center Theater. Paula G. Allen-Meares, B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D., is Dean, Norma Radin Colle- giate Professor of Social Work, and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan. Research interests include the tasks and functions of social workers employed in educational settings; psychopathology in children, 

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 RETOOLING FOR AN AGING AMERICA adolescents, and families; adolescent sexuality; premature parenthood; and various aspects of social work practice. She is the principal investigator of the School’s Global Program on Youth, an initiative supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation; co-principal investigator of the NIMH Social Work Research Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health; and a co-investigator on an NIMH research grant. Dean Allen-Meares serves on several editorial boards, as well as national professional and scientific committees promot- ing the intellectual and empirical advancement of the profession. She is a past member of the Institute for Advancement of Social Work Research, Treasurer of the Council on Social Work Education, Chair of the Publica- tion Committee for the National Association of Social Workers, and Vice President for the National Association of Deans and Directors of Social Work. Dean Allen-Meares serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the William T. Grant Foundation, and has served as President of the Society for Social Work and Research and a University of Michigan Senior Fellow. She is presently appointed to the New York Academy of Medicine’s panel on long-term care issues in the United States and is a member of the Insti- tute of Medicine of the National Academies. Dean Allen Meares serves on numerous committees at the University of Michigan that promote interdis- ciplinary research and instruction, fundraising, and diversity. Other areas of research/scholarly interest include school social work, racial issues, social work practice, and mental health. Stuart H. Altman, Ph.D., is the Dean and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Manage- ment, Brandeis University. He served as dean of the Heller School from 1977 to a 1993; and, in August 2005, he again assumed the deanship of the Heller School. Professor Altman has had extensive experience with the federal government, serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation/Health in the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1971-1976; as the chairman of the congressionally-mandated Pro- spective Payment Assessment Commission, 1983-1996; and, as a member of the Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare, 1999-2001. In addition, from 1973 to 1974, he served as Deputy Director for Health of the President’s Cost-of-Living Council and was responsible for developing the council’s program on health care cost containment. Dean Altman has testified before various congressional committees on the problems of rising health care costs, Medicare reform, and the need to create a national health insurance for the United States. He chaired the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Changing Market, Managed Care, and the Future Vi- ability of Safety Net Providers. His research activities include several studies concerning the factors causing the recent increases in the use of emergency

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 APPENDIX A rooms. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has taught at Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley. Marie A. Bernard, M.D., is the Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Geriatric Medi- cine, and Professor and Chairman of the Reynolds Department of Geriatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. She also serves as the Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care at the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She is President of the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs, President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, and Past-Chair of the Clinical Medicine Section of the Gerontological Society of America. Dr. Bernard’s research interests include nutrition and function in aging populations, with particular emphasis upon ethnic minorities. She serves on the following national com- mittees: Chair, National Research Advisory Council, Department of Veterans Affairs; Board of Directors, American Geriatrics Society; Board of Directors, Alliance for Aging Research; Board of Directors, International Longevity Center; Editorial Board, Journal of Gerontology—Medical Sciences; Edito- rial Board, Geriatrics. She recently completed a 4-year term on the National Advisory Council on Aging of the National Institute of Aging (2001-2005), during which time she chaired the Minority Task Force (2004-2005). David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P., is Director, Institute for Health Policy and Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and serves on several editorial boards, including the American Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. He is also a National Correspondent for the New England Jour- nal of Medicine. Dr. Blumenthal was the founding chairman of Academy- Health. He is also Director of the Harvard University Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement. From 1995 to 2002 Dr. Blumenthal served as Executive Director for the Commonwealth Fund Task Force on Academic Health Centers. He has served as a trustee of the University of Chicago Health System and currently serves as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine). His research interests in- clude the dissemination of health information technology, quality and safety management in health care, the determinants of physician behavior, access to health services, and the extent and consequences of academic-industrial relationships in the health sciences.

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 RETOOLING FOR AN AGING AMERICA Susan A. Chapman, Ph.D, R.N., is the Director of the Allied Health Care Workforce Program at the UCSF Center for the Health Professions and Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing. Her areas of expertise are nursing and allied health workforce research and policy, program development, managed care, men- tal health, and health system administration. Dr. Chapman’s research fo- cuses on studies of the supply, demand, and need for allied health workers. Past research includes a multi-year effort to develop innovative allied health workforce programs in California, an evaluation of California workforce initiatives focused on nursing and long-term caregivers, and national studies of certified nurse assistants, licensed practical nurses, home-care workers, and other allied health occupations. She teaches health policy and research in the UCSF School of Nursing and serves on the advisory committees for several nursing programs and health workforce initiatives. Terry T. Fulmer, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., is the Erline Perkins McGriff Pro- fessor and Dean of the College of Nursing at New York University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Skidmore College, her master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston College and her Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certificate from New York University. Dr. Fulmer’s program of research focuses on acute care of the elderly and specifically, elder abuse and neglect. She served on the National Research Council’s panel to review risk and prevalence of elder abuse and neglect and has published widely on this topic. She has received the status of Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, the Gerontological Society of America, and the New York Acad- emy of Medicine. She is a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance geriatric measurement assessment panel and the Veteran’s Ad- ministration Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee. She com- pleted a Brookdale National Fellowship and is a Distinguished Practitioner of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Fulmer was the first nurse to be elected to the board of the American Geriatrics Society and the first nurse to serve as the president of the Gerontological Society of America. Tamara B. Harris, M.D., M.S., is Chief of the Geriatric Epidemiology Section in the Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging. The role of the Geriatric Epidemiology Section is to integrate molecular and genetic epidemiology with interdisciplinary studies of functional outcomes, dis- ease endpoints and mortality in older persons. This includes identification of novel risk factors and design of studies involving biomarkers, selected polymorphisms and exploration of gene/environment interactions. The Sec- tion has been particularly active in devising methods to integrate promis-

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 APPENDIX A ing molecular or imaging techniques to explore the physiology underlying epidemiologic associations including adaptation of imaging protocols to epidemiologic studies. Dr. Harris received her M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Montefiore Hos- pital and in geriatric medicine at Harvard University, Division on Aging, where she was a Kaiser Fellow in Geriatric Medicine. She obtained an M.S. in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health and also has an M.S. in Human Nutrition from Columbia University College of Physician’s and Surgeons. Miriam A. Mobley Smith, B.S. Pharm., Pharm.D., is the Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the Chicago State University College of Phar- macy. Before joining Chicago State, she was the Director of Experiential Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. Dr. Mobley Smith is an adjunct faculty member in the Allied Health, Nurs- ing and Human Services Department at South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois, and served on the curriculum advisory board, “Tech Prep Medical Professional” advisory committee and re-accreditation review team. She was a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 2005 Pri- mary Healthcare Policy Fellow and an American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy 2006 Academic Leadership Fellow. She has chaired the Phar- macy Technician Certification Examination Standards Setting Committee, 2005 National Practice Analysis and was Past-President of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Certification Council. Dr. Mobley Smith was featured in the Aetna 2005 African American History Calendar for her impact in older adult communities, received the Illinois Area Agencies on Aging 2006 Sid Granet Aging Network Achievement Award, the 2005 Il- linois Council of Health-System Pharmacists “Pharmacist of the Year,” and the 2004 National Pharmaceutical Association’s James N. Tyson Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in contributions to the profession of pharmacy. She is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists’ Council on Education and Workforce Development, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, The Joint Commission Health Care Professional Education Roundtable and Illinois Drug Policy Coalition. Dr. Mobley Smith received her B.S in Pharmacy from the University of Michigan and her Pharm.D. from the University of Illinois. Her research and grants focus on preventive health-related issues affecting older adults, including an Illinois Department on Aging, Title III-D program entitled “Medication Monitoring and Safety in Older Adults,” the “Senior Medication Education and Review Program” for the Woodlawn Community Development Cor- poration and Chicago Housing Authority, and the Chicago Department on

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 RETOOLING FOR AN AGING AMERICA Aging Wellness Program (in collaboration with Area Agencies on Aging). She has delivered over 100 invited local, regional and national presentations and published in areas relative to her areas of focus. Carol Raphael, M.P.A., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit- ing Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), the largest nonprofit home health agency in the United States. She oversees VNSNY’s comprehensive programs in post-acute care, long-term care, children’s and family services, end-of-life care, rehabilitation, mental health and public health, as well as its health plans for dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Ms. Raphael developed the Center for Home Care Policy and Research, which conducts policy-relevant research focusing on the management and quality of home and community-based services. Previously, Ms. Raphael held positions as Director of Operations Management at Mt. Sinai Medi- cal Center and Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Human Resources Administration in charge of the Medicaid and Public Assistance programs in New York City. Between 1999 and 2005, Ms. Raphael was a member of MedPAC. She served on the New York State Hospital Review and Planning Council for 12 years (1992-2004) and chaired its Fiscal Policy Committee. She chairs the New York eHealth Collaborative and is a member of the IOM’s Committee to Study the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans, Harvard School of Public Health’s Health Policy Management Executive Council, the Markle Foundation Connecting for Health Steering Group, Atlantic Philanthropies Geriatrics Practice Scholars Program, the Advisory Board for The Jonas Center for Excellence in Nursing, the Na- tional Advisory Committee of the Caregiving Project for Older Americans, and the AHA’s Health for Life Expert Advisory Group on Chronic Care Management. She is also on the Boards of Barrier Therapeutics, Excellus/ Lifetime Healthcare Company, the American Foundation for the Blind, Pace University and the Continuing Care Leadership Coalition. She has authored papers and presentations on post-acute, long-term and end-of-life care and co-edited the book Home Based Care for a New Century. Ms. Raphael has an M.P.A. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and was a Visiting Fellow at the Kings Fund in the United Kingdom. Ms. Raphael was recently listed in Crain’s New York Business Top 25 Most Influential Businesswomen in New York City. David B. Reuben, M.D., is the Director of the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, Archstone Professor, and Director of the UCLA Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. He is a Geriatrician-researcher with expertise in studies linking common geriat- ric syndromes (e.g., functional impairment, sensory impairment, malnutri- tion) to health outcomes such as mortality, costs and functional decline. He also has extensive experience with interventional research (e.g., comprehen-

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 APPENDIX A sive geriatric assessment) that has focused on health care delivery to older persons. His most recent work focuses on developing and testing interven- tions to improve the quality of care that primary care physicians provide for geriatric conditions. In 2000, Dr. Reuben was given the Dennis H. Jahnigen Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to education in the field of geriatrics. He is a past-president of the American Geriatrics Society and the Association of Directors of Geriatric Academic Programs (ADGAP). Dr. Reuben is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine and sits on its Executive Committee. He is lead author of the widely distributed book Geriatrics at Your Fingertips. Dr. Reuben has served on two previous IOM Committees: Strengthening the Geriatric Content of Medical Training (1993) and Nutrition Services for Medicare Beneficiaries (2000). Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., is the UPMC Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) and Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Science (University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health). Dr. Reynolds directs the NIMH-sponsored Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research in Late-Life Mood Disorders and the John A. Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is internationally renowned for his research in the mood and sleep disorders of old age, with a particular focus on mental health services in primary care, preventive interventions, and suicide prevention. He has served as a member of the National Advisory Mental Health Council of the NIMH (2003-2006) and as President of the American College of Psychiatrists (2004-2005) and the International College for Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology (2004). Dr. Reynolds has served on two previous IOM studies (Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative, 2001-2002; and Sleep Disorders: An Unmet Public Health Problem, 2005-2006). He currently serves as Senior Associate Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and is a graduate of the Yale Medical School (1973). Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine. Dr. Scherger is Medical Director for County Medical Services in San Diego, administered by AmeriChoice, a subsidiary of United Health Group. He is also Consulting Medical Director of Infor- matics for Lumetra, the Quality Improvement Organization for California. Dr. Scherger’s main focus is on the redesign of office practice using the tools of information technology and quality improvement. Dr. Scherger is an IOM member and served on the Committee on the Quality of Health Care in America from 1998-2001. Dr. Scherger has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.

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 RETOOLING FOR AN AGING AMERICA Paul C. Tang, M.D., M.S., is an Internist and Vice President, Chief Medi- cal Information Officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (Palo Alto, California), and is Consulting Associate Professor of Medicine (Biomedical Informatics) at Stanford University. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Elec- trical Engineering from Stanford University and his M.D. from the Univer- sity of California, San Francisco. Dr. Tang is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a member of the IOM Health Care Services Board, and a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He chaired the IOM Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety, which pub- lished: Patient Safety: A New Standard for Care, and Key Capabilities of an Electronic Health Record System. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board for the American Medical Informatics Association, a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), and a member of the American Health Information Community Consumer Empowerment Workgroup. Dr. Tang chairs the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Health Information Technology Expert Panel and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Council for Project HealthDesign and co-chairs the NCVHS Quality subcommittee and the Measurement Implementation Strategy work group of the Quality Alliance Steering Com- mittee. Dr. Tang’s medical informatics research interests involve electronic health record (EHR) systems, personal health record systems, EHR-based quality measurement, clinical decision support, online disease management, and health information technology public policies. He is a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Physi- cians, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. Joshua M. Wiener, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow and program director of the Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care Program at RTI International; he has more than 30 years of experience as a health care researcher and gov- ernment official. His specialties are long-term care, Medicaid, and health care for the elderly population. Dr. Wiener has directed projects analyzing changes in state health policies, the long-term care workforce, Medic- aid eligibility for the aged, blind, and disabled, and Medicaid home and community-based services. He is the author or editor of eight books and more than 100 articles on long-term care, people with disabilities, health reform, health care rationing, and maternal and child health. In addition to RTI International, Dr. Wiener has done research and policy analysis for the Urban Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Health Care Financing Administration, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the New York State Moreland Act Commission on Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities, and the New York City Department of Health.