Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati; and Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians, a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Thoracic Society, the American Association of Immunologists, the Clinical Immunology Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Norman Breslow, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics, University of Washington, and committee liaison to the IOM Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. A former staff member of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), he is co-author (with Dr. N.E. Day) of two influential IARC scientific publications on the design and analysis of case-control and cohort studies in cancer epidemiology. Dr. Breslow's research interests are in statistical methods for survival and categorical data and in the treatment and epidemiology of childhood cancer, particularly Wilms tumor. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Statistical Association and is a Member of the International Statistical Institute and the Institute of Medicine.

Jesse Berlin, Sc.D., is Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he has been since 1989. He received his doctorate in biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1988. He has participated in both the design and analysis of a wide variety of clinical and epidemiologic investigations. Dr. Berlin's principal research interest lies in the area of meta-analysis, the quantitative analysis of results of multiple studies for the purpose of integrating the findings. He has become nationally recognized in that field and has applied his experience to developing the application of meta-analysis to epidemiologic studies. Dr. Berlin also serves as an Associate Editor for Methodology for the recently initiated Online Journal of Current Clinical Trials, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Karen Bolla, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Division of Occupational Health, the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. She is currently the Director of Neuropsychology at the Francis Scott Key Medical Institution, a Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.

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