in academia. She served as clinical professor of community medicine, pediatrics, and psychiatry at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and is currently visiting professor at the Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies. She serves on the board of directors of Children’s Futures, a multimillion-dollar city-wide initiative in Trenton, New Jersey, focusing on the healthy growth and development of children from birth to age 3. She is also a member of the national advisory committee to the Kellogg Health Scholars Program. Randolph has served on two previous IOM study committees: the Committee on Nutritional Status during Pregnancy and Lactation and the Committee on Improving the Disability Decision Process of the Social Security Administration. She has a B.S. from Howard University, an M.P.H. from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.D. from the Howard University College of Medicine.


Irwin Sandler is Regent’s Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University. He is the principal investigator of the Prevention Research Center for Families in Stress and of the Family Bereavement Program. For over 20 years, he has been involved in the development, evaluation, and dissemination of programs to promote resilience for children experiencing stressful life situations. His current interests focus on the transition of prevention programs from successful efficacy trials to studies of effectiveness and implementation in community organizations. His research focuses on preventive interventions for children in high-stress situations, including the study of mechanisms of resilience, and the longitudinal evaluation of the effects of preventive interventions for children who have experienced parental divorce and bereavement. He has written extensively on evidence-based prevention and treatment, particularly the development and evaluation of prevention programs based on models of resilience in response to serious stressful life events for children. He is coauthor of the Handbook of Children’s Coping and coeditor of The Promotion of Wellness in Children and Adolescents. He has a B.A. from Brooklyn College and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rochester.



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