CHRISTOPHER P. HOWSON is Deputy Director of the Division of International Health and Senior Program Officer in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received an A.B. in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has directed two other studies for the National Academy of Sciences assessing the role of diet in chronic disease risk and planning for an evaluation of the Artificial Heart Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. His research interests include epidemiology in public health policy, environment and population health, program evaluation, and health services research.
CYNTHIA J. HOWE is a Program Officer in the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. She received a B.A. degree in psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and has done graduate work in experimental psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Other projects during 10 years on the Institute of Medicine staff have included an evaluation of poliomyelitis vaccine policy options; a study of pain, disability, and chronic illness behavior; the setting of health objectives for the year 2000; and a review of the organizational structure of the National Institutes of Health.
DOROTHY R. MAJEWSKI is a Senior Secretary in the Institute of Medicine and has been with the National Academy of Sciences for three years. She served as project assistant on this study and previously was project assistant for studies on nuclear energy engineering for the Energy Engineering Board and on diet and health for the Food and Nutrition Board.
MICHAEL A. STOTO is a Senior Staff Officer with the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received an A.B. in statistics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in statistics and demography from Harvard University. He was formerly an associate professor of public policy at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He recently directed the Institute of Medicine's effort in support of the Public Health Service's Healthy People 2000 project. His current projects address a number of issues in public health, health statistics, health promotion and disease prevention, and AIDS.
CYNTHIA H. ABEL is the Administrative/Financial Associate in the Office of Administration and Finance at the Institute of Medicine. She received a B.A. degree in government and policy from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has done graduate work in technology man-