School of Medicine. She is director of the UCLA Pediatric Pain Program and medical director of the Palliative Care Program at Mattel Children’s Hospital, UCLA. Her program’s research focuses on pediatric chronic pain; experimental pain in children; genetics and pain; end-of-life care in children, including cancer pain; complementary and alternative medicine therapies; and quality of life in survivors of childhood cancer. Dr. Zeltser has received many awards, including the 2005 American Pain Society’s Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy in Children’s Pain Relief, and her program was a 2009 recipient of the American Pain Society’s Clinical Centers of Excellence in Pain Management. She is president of the Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood in the International Association for the Study of Pain and is on the board of directors of the American Pain Foundation. She also is chair of the American Cancer Society’s Palliative Care Study Section and is on the advisory board of the Mayday Fund, a pain education and research-focused foundation. Dr. Zeltser has more than 300 publications, including her book Conquering Your Child’s Chronic Pain: A Pediatrician’s Guide for Reclaiming a Normal Childhood (HarperCollins, 2005). Her nonprofit, Whole Child LA, is dedicated to bringing mind–body pain care to the community’s children (www.wholechildla.org).
Andrew Pope, Ph.D., is director of the Board on Health Sciences Policy in the IOM. He holds a Ph.D. in physiology and biochemistry from the University of Maryland and has been a member of the National Academies staff since 1982 and of the IOM staff since 1989. His primary interests are science policy, biomedical ethics, and environmental and occupational influences on human health. During his tenure at the National Academies, Dr. Pope has directed numerous studies on topics ranging from injury control, disability prevention, and biologic markers to the protection of human subjects of research, NIH priority-setting processes, organ procurement and transplantation policy, and the role of science and technology in countering terrorism. Dr. Pope is the recipient of the IOM’s Cecil Award and the National Academy of Sciences President’s Special Achievement Award.
Adrienne Stith Butler, Ph.D., is senior program officer in the IOM’s Board on Health Sciences Policy. Recently, she served as study director for the IOM reports The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health and A Review of the HHS Family Planning Program: Mission, Management, and Measurement of Results. Previously, Dr. Stith Butler served as study director for the IOM reports Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention and Preparing for the Psychological Consequences of Terrorism: A Public Health Strategy. She also has served as a staff officer for IOM reports pertaining to diversity in the health care workforce and racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Prior to working at the IOM, Dr. Stith Butler served as James Marshall Public Policy Scholar, a fellow-