Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Washington.
THOMAS S. INUI, M.D., Sc.M. (Co-Chair), received his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Haverford College, his M.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and his Sc.M. in public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. In 1992, Dr. Inui was appointed head of a new Harvard Medical School/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, which oversees community-based ambulatory care education for all Harvard medical students and provides oversight for a required course in prevention. Dr. Inui is also Director of the Health of the Public Program, which was established in 1986 by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Rockefeller Foundation to introduce population-based perspectives into academic medical centers. He holds academic appointments as Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention at Harvard Medical School and Professor, Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Inui's special emphases in teaching and research have included physician-patient communication, health promotion and disease prevention, the social context of medicine, and medical humanities. He became a member of the Institute of Medicine in 1990 and is a past president and council member of the Society of General Internal Medicine.
ALAN W. CROSS, M.D. (Vice Chair), is a professor in the Departments of Social Medicine and Pediatrics in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and serves as Director of the university's Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Since joining the faculty in 1978, virtually all of Dr. Cross' work has been interdisciplinary and oriented toward communities. His research interests include assessing the effectiveness of community-based strategies for reducing infant mortality, testing methods for improving adolescent health through school and community interventions, improving the delivery of preventive health services to low-income populations, and exploring the dimensions of medical ethics in the doctor-patient relationship. Both in his teaching and as director of the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Dr. Cross is dedicated to facilitating interdisciplinary, collaborative approaches to health problems, including research involving communities across North Carolina.