paredness, advising HHS on vaccine safety infrastructure, serving as Adjunct Staff for the RAND Corporation, serving on the Science Advisory Board of George Mason University, and performing volunteer work for St. John’s Church, Chevy Chase, Maryland. Dr. Raub held a wide variety of positions within the federal government, including Science Advisor to the Secretary, HHS (1995-2009); Science Advisor to the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (1992-1995); Special Assistant within the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States (1991-1992); Acting Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1989-1991); and Deputy Director, NIH (1986-1991). Dr. Raub received numerous awards, including the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award, the HHS Distinguished Service Award, the American Medical Association’s Nathan Davis Award, and the Society of Research Administrators’ Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research Administration.
James W. Buehler, M.D., is the director of the Public Health Surveillance Program Office (PHSPO) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 1981 to 2002, Dr. Buehler served as a medical epidemiologist in the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) at CDC, where he worked in general field epidemiology, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and, for a short period in 2001, anthrax. His work in public health surveillance has spanned analysis, methods development, surveillance system design and management, assurance of ethical practice, and linkage of surveillance and other scientific evidence to program management, policy development, and community-based prevention planning. In 2002, he joined the faculty of the Epidemiology Department at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, where he focused on the role of epidemiology in public health preparedness and response programs and on the emerging field of public health systems research. In 2009, he returned to CDC to contribute to surveillance of pandemic H1N1 influenza. Since 2010, he has served as the Director of PHSPO, which is responsible for managing several national surveillance systems, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, BioSense, and the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, and for providing a focal point at CDC for advancing surveillance science and practice in support of public health programs.