Social Behavior, and the Academy of Management Review. In addition, he has consulted and taught executive education courses on several topics, including leadership, performance management, high-performance teams, organizational design, and organizational change. Dr. D’Aunno is a past chairman of the Academy of Management Division of Health Care Management and a recipient of that division’s award for career distinguished service.


Frederick (Rick) Erdtmann, M.D., M.P.H., is currently the director of the BSP and the Medical Follow-up Agency at the IOM. Prior to joining the IOM, he was a career military physician in the U.S. Army. While in the military, he served as chief of several large departments of preventive medicine at U.S. and overseas installations. He also was commander of the military community hospital at Ft. Carson, Colorado, and later served as hospital commander for the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Erdtmann had several assignments at the Army Surgeon General’s Office, where he worked on military health care policies. He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and an M.P.H. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a graduate of Temple University’s Medical School and is board certified in the specialty of preventive medicine. The board that Dr. Erdtmann directs was responsible for managing a major study involving the disability decision process for the SSA and two other disability-related studies for the Veterans Administration in the recent past.

Michael McGeary is a senior program officer at the BSP, serving concurrently as the director of the Committee on Evaluation of the Lovell Federal Health Care Center Merger and the Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues. He recently served as the director of the Committee on Social Security Cardiovascular Disability Criteria. He is a political scientist specializing in health, science, and technology policy analysis and program evaluation. Before 2004, he was an independent consultant to government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations in issues of science and technology. Between 1981 and 1995, Mr. McGeary was at the IOM and the National Academy of Sciences, where he was staff director of more than a dozen major reports on such topics as federal funding of research and development; graduate education and employment of scientists and engineers; and priority setting, funding, and management of the NIH. From 2004 to 2007, he was staff director for the IOM committees that recommended improvements in the systems for determining disability of the SSA and the VA, respectively. Mr. McGeary is a graduate of Harvard

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