Washington. He completed residencies in Family Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Washington.


Sally C. Morton, Ph.D. (Vice Chair), is professor and chair of biostatistics in the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds secondary appointments in the Department of Statistics and Department of Clinical and Translational Science. Previously, she was vice president for statistics and epidemiology at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Prior to that position, she was head of RAND Corporation’s statistics group, held the RAND-endowed chair in statistics, and was codirector of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center. She was the 2009 president of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Dr. Morton is a Fellow of the ASA and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology. Her interests include comparative effectiveness research, the use of meta-analysis in evidence-based medicine, and the sampling of vulnerable populations. She is a founding editor of Statistics, Politics, and Policy, and served on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, and Statistical Science. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on National Statistics, and has served as a member of several IOM committees concerning comparative effectiveness and systematic reviews. She has a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University.


Jesse A. Berlin, Sc.D., is the vice president of epidemiology at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development. His group is involved throughout the drug development process and in the design, analysis, and interpretation of postapproval studies. At the IOM, he served on the Committee to Review the Health Effects in Vietnam Veterans of Exposure to Herbicides and, subsequently, on the committee’s First Biennial Update. In 1989 he joined the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in a unit that became the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, under the direction of Dr. Brian Strom. Dr. Berlin spent several years as director of biostatistics for the University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center. He has authored or coauthored more than 220 publications in a wide variety of clinical and methodological areas. Dr. Berlin has a great deal of experience in both the application of meta-analysis and the study of meta-analytic methods as applied to both randomized tri-



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