has served on four committees and the Board on International Health (now Global Health) of the Institute of Medicine.
Dr. Judith Auerbach is a sociologist and independent science and policy consultant who most recently served as vice president of Research and Evaluation at the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. Her previous positions include vice president of Public Policy and Program Development at amfAR, (The Foundation for AIDS Research); the director of the Behavioral and Social Science Program and the HIV prevention science coordinator in the Office of AIDS Research at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH); assistant director for Social and Behavioral Sciences in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; and senior program officer at the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Auerbach received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and has taught, presented, and published in the areas of HIV/AIDS, social science and public policy, and sex and gender, with articles appearing in such journals as Global Public Health, American Journal of Public Health, Science, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health and Social Behavior. She serves on a number of commissions and advisory and editorial boards, including for the International AIDS Society Governing Council, the Global HIV Prevention Working Group, the NIH Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council, and the Journal of the International AIDS Society. Dr. Auerbach has received a number of awards, including the 2004 Feminist Activist Award from Sociologists for Women in Society, the 2006 Research in Action Award from the Treatment Action Group, the 2008 Career Award from the Sociologists AIDS Network, and the 2010 Thomas M. Kelly Leadership Award from Project Inform.
Dr. Mary T. Bassett joined the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation in 2009 as director for its African Health Initiative, an effort that focuses on strengthening health systems in projects under way in Ghana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Zambia. In late 2011, she additionally assumed leadership for the Child Abuse Prevention Program, which for 10 years has made grants aimed at preventing child maltreatment. Previously, she was a deputy commissioner at the New York City Health Department, where she oversaw programs that addressed noncommunicable disease and maternal and child health, as well as district public health offices based in Harlem, Central Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Between 1985 and 2002, she lived in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she was a member of the medical faculty at the University of Zimbabwe. She has also served for many years as an associate editor of the American Journal of Public Health.
Dr. Ronald Brookmeyer is a professor of biostatistics at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health. Dr. Brookmeyer’s re-