ences in Susceptibility to Environmental Factors. He is currently chair of the NRC Committee on External Evaluation of NIDRR (National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research) and Its Grantees.
LAURA O. BRIGHTMAN, M.D., is an internist at Cambridge Health Alliance and clinical instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brightman works at the Broadway Community Health Center and has been involved in a study to collect and record information about occupation and work-relatedness in its electronic health record system. Dr. Brightman received her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
CURTIS L. COLE, M.D., is the chief information officer at Weill Cornell Medical College, where he is responsible for the core information services that support the research, clinical, education, and administrative functions of the college. Previously, as chief medical information officer he led the implementation of a new electronic medical record system. He is also actively involved in the development of computer systems that support Clinical Research and Terminology Services. Dr. Cole is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1994. He completed his internal medicine residency program at the New York Hospital in 1997. After residency Dr. Cole continued at New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell as a clinical investigator in medical informatics. He also completed a course in leadership development of physicians in academic health centers in 1999 at Harvard University. In 2002, Dr. Cole participated in the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University, Executive Development Program. Dr. Cole has several active research projects including participation in the national VIVO consortium. VIVO is a semantic web-based system to help researchers find one another though a national network.
LETITIA K. DAVIS, Sc.D., EdM., is Director of the Occupational Health Surveillance Program in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where she has worked for over 25 years to develop state-based surveillance systems for work-related illnesses and injuries. She has overseen the formation of a physician reporting system for occupational disease, the Massachusetts Occupational Lead Registry, a comprehensive surveillance system for fatal occupational injuries, the Massachusetts Sharps Injury Surveillance System, and a model surveillance system for work-related injuries to children and adolescents less than 18 years of age. She has conducted numerous surveillance research studies exploring