Carl C. Bell is president and chief executive officer of the Community Mental Health Council and Foundation, Inc., in Chicago. He is also the director of public and community psychiatry and a clinical professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is principal investigator of Using CHAMP to Prevent Youth HIV Risk in a South African Township. He is a member and former chairman of the National Medical Association’s section on psychiatry, a fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a founding member and past board chairman of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on mental health and African Americans. He is editor of Psychiatric Perspectives on Violence: Understanding Causes and Issues in Prevention and Treatment and author of The Sanity of Survival: Reflections of Community Mental Health and Wellness. He was a member of the IOM Committee on the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adolescent and Adult Suicide. He serves on the National Mental Health Advisory Council of the National Institute of Mental Health. He has a B.S from the University of Illinois and an M.D. from Meharry Medical College.
Anthony Biglan is a senior scientist at Oregon Research Institute and director of the Center on Early Adolescence. He has been doing research for the past 25 years on the prevention of adolescent problem behaviors. His work has included studies of the risk and protective factors associated with tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; high-risk sexual behavior; and antisocial behavior. He has conducted numerous experimental evaluations of interventions to prevent tobacco use through both school-based programs and community-wide interventions. He has also experimentally evaluated interventions to prevent adolescent substance use and high-risk sexual behavior, as well as to prevent reading failure and aggressive social behavior in children. He and colleagues at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences published Helping Adolescents at Risk: Prevention of Multiple Problem Behaviors, a book summarizing the epidemiology, cost, etiology, prevention, and treatment of youth with multiple problems. He also coauthored the monograph Community-Monitoring Systems: Tracking and Improving the Well-Being of America’s Children and Adolescents and the 1995 book, Changing Cultural Practices: A Contextualist Framework for Intervention Research. He has a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana and took postdoctoral training in clinical psychology at the University of Washington.
C. Hendricks Brown is distinguished university health professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida. He holds adjunct professor positions in the Depart-