disparities, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology. She has been deeply involved in the investigation of neighborhood and community health effects and the application of multilevel analysis in public health. Other areas of research include the integration of social and biologic factors in health research, complex systems approaches to population health, the impact of stress on cardiovascular disease, and air pollution effects on health. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine. She was recently awarded the Wade Hampton Frost Award of the American Public Health Association for her contributions to public health. She holds an M.D. from the University of Buenos Aires and an M.P.H. and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Dean T. Jamison is a professor of global health at the University of Washington. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles, and he also spent many years at the World Bank where he was a senior economist in the research department; division chief for education policy; and division chief for population, health, and nutrition. He served as director of the World Development Report Office and as lead author for the World Bank’s World Development Report 1993: Investing in Health. His research and publications are in the areas of economic theory, public health, and education. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine. He holds an M.S. in engineering sciences from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

Johan P. Mackenbach is a professor of public health and chair of the Department of Public Health at Erasmus University Medical Center at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is also an honorary professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His research interests are in social epidemiology, medical demography, and health services research. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the European Journal of Public Health and has coordinated a number of international comparative studies funded by the European Commission. His current research focuses on socioeconomic inequalities in health, on issues related to aging and the compression of morbidity, and on the effectiveness and quality of health services. He is actively engaged in exchanges between researchers and policy analysts, among others, as a member of the Health Council and the Council for Public Health and Health Care in the Netherlands. He holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in public health, both from Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

David V. McQueen is a behavioral scientist, currently serving as an adjunct professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Previously, he held several positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including associate director for Global Health Promotion, director of the Division of Adult and Community Health at the National Center for

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