School of Medicine; and professor of health promotion at Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts.
HENRY A. ANDERSON is chief of Environmental and Chronic Disease Epidemiology for the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, as well as adjunct professor of preventive medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School with a joint appointment in the Institute for Environmental Studies. He received his M.D. from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine with an occupational medicine subspecialty. He is also a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology. Dr. Anderson currently serves on the Board of Scientific Councilors for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registries and the Surveillance Subcommittee of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Board of Scientific Councilors. His major research interests include the epidemiology of chronic disease, chronic disease surveillance systems, workers' compensation and occupational disease and injury, risk communication, and behavior modification.
PETER W. AXELSON is president of Beneficial Designs, Inc., and a consultant to the rehabilitation community on all aspects of rehabilitation equipment design including testing, marketing, production and documentation of adaptive equipment for people with disabilities. He began his education at the U.S. Air Force Academy, but after a climbing accident which resulted in paralysis from the waist down, he was honorably discharged and continued his studies at Stanford University, where he earned an M.S. in mechanical engineering and design. Following graduation he worked as a rehabilitation engineer at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration's Rehabilitation Engineering Research and Development Center.
Mr. Axelson has written numerous articles and is a member of the board of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA). His work in the design and development of rehabilitation equipment gained the Silver Medal of the British Royal Society of the Arts for his encouragement of arts, manufacture, and commerce in the area of special products. On behalf of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, he also participates in the development of wheelchair standards as chairperson of the American National Standards Institute/Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (ANSI/RESNA) Wheelchair Standards Committee, and as the U.S. delegate to the International Standards Organization (ISO).
HENRY B. BETTS is currently medical director and chief executive officer of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and Magnuson Professor and chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School. He received his bachelor's degree from Princeton University