at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and medical director of the Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health. He specializes in the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, population and community health, public health preparedness, and epidemiological computing. In San Francisco, he oversees disease control and prevention, public health laboratory, and environmental health. At the University of California, Berkeley, he teaches epidemiology and conducts research.
Alfred Berg, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Dr. Berg received his professional education in family medicine and general preventive medicine and public health at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; the University of Missouri; and the University of Washington. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1996. Dr. Berg’s research has focused on clinical epidemiology in primary care settings. He has been active on many expert panels using evidence-based methods to develop clinical guidance, including chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, cochair of the Otitis Media Panel convened by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (now the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), chair and moderator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines panel, a member of the American Medical Association/CDC panel producing Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services, and founding chair of CDC’s Evaluation of Genetic Applications in Practice and Prevention working group. He was recently appointed to the Methodology Committee of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Dr. Berg has served on the Institute of Medicine’s Immunization Safety Review Committee (member), the Committee on the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (chair), the Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Clinical Effectiveness Research (chair), and the Committee on Preventive Services for Women (member) and is currently on the Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.
Stephen L. Buka, M.S., M.A., Sc.D., is a professor in and chair of the Department of Epidemiology at Brown University and also directs Brown’s Center for Population Health and Clinical Epidemiology and Center for the Study of Human Development. He received a Sc.D. in epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1988 and was a faculty member in its Departments of Maternal and Child Health, Epidemiology, and Society, Human Development and Health before moving to Brown in 2005. With training in epidemiology and developmental psychology, his research focuses on the causes and prevention of major psychiatric