His research has included statistical methods in epidemiologic studies of AIDS. He was one of the developers of the back-calculation method that is widely used for estimating and projecting the size of the epidemic. In 1992, he was awarded the Spiegelman gold medal by the American Public Health Association for contributions to health statistics. His National Research Council (NRC) committee service includes the Committee on National Statistics, the Committee on Statistical Issues in AIDS Research, and the Panels on Needle Exchange Programs and Social Security Disability Research. He has also served on the Clinical Research Committee for the AIDS Research Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) He was on the editorial board of Statistics in Medicine from 1985 to 1994 and has served on the regional advisory board of the Biometrics Society and as chair of the Biometrics Section of the American Statistical Association. He is a fellow of both the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Deborah Cotton, M.D., M.P.H., is professor of medicine and public health, Boston University School of Medicine, and director, Office of Clinical Research, Boston University Medical Center. She also serves as assistant provost of the Boston University Medical Campus. Dr. Cotton received her A.B. cum laude from Brandeis University, M.D. cum laude from Boston University, and M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University. A specialist in infectious diseases, Dr. Cotton's research concerns the clinical epidemiology of AIDS. Dr. Cotton is a nationally recognized authority on AIDS in women. She is co-editor of the recently published textbook The Medical Management of AIDS in Women with Heather Watts, M.D., and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Women's Health. Dr. Cotton served as a member and then chairman of the FDA's Antiviral Advisory Committee, from 1989 to 1994, and chaired the meeting of the committee at which approval of zidovudine to prevent perinatal transmission of HIV was recommended. Dr. Cotton currently serves on the Advisory Council of the NIH Office of AIDS Research and is a member of the IOM Board on Health Sciences.
Susan Cu-Uvin, M.D., is assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology (research) at Brown University. She provides primary care and obstetric-gynecologic care to HIV-infected women at the Immunology Center, the Miriam Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. Her research activities focus on HIV shedding in the genital tract of women and its relevance to heterosexual and mother-to-infant transmission. Dr. Cu-Uvin graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and finished a residency in obstetrics and gynecology. She completed three-year fellowship in HIV/AIDS at The Miriam Hospital, Brown University, and became an attending physician in immunology and geographic medicine.