neurological or neuropsychiatric disease. Dr. Constantine-Paton earned her Ph.D. in 1976 from Cornell University. She has received a number of honors and awards, among them the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Neuroscience and a Merit Award from the National Eye Institute. She has served on numerous committees and councils. She has previously worked for the Institute of Medicine on panels that suggested new nutritional guidelines and explored the ethics and value of fetal tissue use. She has been a member of several grant review panels at the National Institutes of Health, including the National Advisory Eye Council and the Child Council Workgroup for the National Institute of Mental Health.
Deborah J. del Junco, Ph.D., is the director of outcomes research at the Center for Translational Injury Research and senior epidemiologist at the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston (UTHealth-H). She is associate professor in the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics (UTHealth-H School of Medicine) and the Division of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences (UTHealth-H School of Public Health). Her research and teaching have focused on epidemiology methods, gene-environment, and other complex interactions among etiologic factors in chronic disease, records linkage, meta-analysis, reproductive health, autoimmune disease, and Rett syndrome. She is a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and has served as an executive editor of Epidemiologic Perspectives and Innovations. She has many publications in peer-reviewed journals and has served on a large number of review panels and advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Department of Defense. Dr. del Junco completed a fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 1984 and received her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Texas Houston Health Science Center in 1988.
Betty A. Diamond, M.D., is head of the Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Her research has focused on the immune system and autoimmune diseases, with an interest in systemic lupus erythematosus. Dr. Diamond is a practicing rheumatologist and has received many honors, including the Outstanding Investigator Award from the American College of Rheumatology, the Lee Howley Award from the Arthritis Foundation, the Recognition Award from the National Association of M.D.-Ph.D. Programs, and election to the Institute of Medicine. She has served on the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, and the Board of Directors of the American College of Rheumatology, and is a past-president of the American Association of Immunologists. She has a