Marietta Anthony, Ph.D., is director of women’s health programs at the Critical Path Institute, which builds collaborative partnerships to support a new model of drug development. She is the associate director of the Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT), which focuses on drug safety. She was a senior health-policy analyst at the Agency for Healthcare Policy and Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). Dr. Anthony was the deputy director of the Office of Women’s Health of the Food and Drug Administration and director of research programs in the Office of Research in Women’s Health of the National Institutes of Health. She was in the Department of Pharmacology at Georgetown University and later vice president for health sciences in women’s health the University of Arizona, where she founded and directed a National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Dr. Anthony served on the Institute of Medicine panel on Women’s Health Research: Progress, Pitfalls, and Promise.
Floyd Bloom, M.D., is the executive director of scientific communications and professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Neuropharmacology at the Scripps Research Institute. He is a past editor-in-chief of Science and served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 2002 to 2003 and as chairman of its board of directors from 2003 to 2004. Dr. Bloom is the recipient of numerous prizes for his contributions to science, including the Janssen Award in the Basic Sciences and the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry, and is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. A member of the National Academy of Sciences since 1977 and a member of the Institute of Medicine since 1982, Dr. Bloom has participated on over 35 National Academies committees, including his current appointments on the Committee on Publications and the Report Review Committee.
Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D., served as the editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine from 1991 to 1999. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he has also served as vice chairman of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Kassirer’s current interests are in clinical decision-making, teaching of clinical cognition, assessment of the quality of health care, professionalism, ethical scientific conduct, and financial conflict of interest. He has been highly critical of for-profit medicine, abuses of managed care, and political intrusion into medical decision-making. He has served on the American College of Physicians Board of