Central America, and the Caribbean; HIV prevention studies in Zambia; clinical epidemiology of HIV in Alabama; molecular epidemiology of Pneumocystis carinii; and several non-AIDS infectious disease epidemiology projects including the study of bacterial vaginosis and early preterm birth. Dr. Vermund serves on the Prevention Research Advisory Committee for the Office of AIDS Research at NIH, on the Centers and Programs Scientific Review Committee of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and as a scientific adviser to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Catalonia Ministry of Health AIDS Research Institute, the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies of the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Columbia University Center for AIDS Research.

Liaison To The Board On Health Promotion And Disease Prevention

Robert Fullilove, Ed.D., is currently the associate dean for community and minority affairs at Columbia University's School of Public Health. He is also an associate professor of clinical public health and co-director of the Community Research Group at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Prior to joining the Faculty of Medicine at Columbia, Dr. Fullilove was the assistant director of multicultural inquiry at the University of California, San Francisco, and the Bayview Hunters Point Foundation, which was headed by his wife, Dr. Mindy Fullilove. The Fulliloves have made numerous presentations on HIV disease among people of color and have published extensively. Their research encompasses a wide range of topics including crack cocaine use and sexually transmitted disease in the AIDS era; trauma-related disorders and their impact on sexual risk taking; and science, mathematics, and medical education for African Americans and other students of color. Dr. Robert Fullilove received his B.A. from Colgate University (1966), his M.S. from Syracuse University (1972), and his Ed.D. from Columbia University (1984). Since 1995, he has served on the IOM's Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Since 1997, he has served as a member-nominee to the CDC's Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention. He is also a widely exhibited painter and a self-described ''francophile."


Michael A. Stoto, Ph.D., is a senior staff officer of the Institute of Medicine, and was formerly the director of the Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Dr. Stoto directed the IOM's effort in support of the U.S. Public Health Service's Healthy People 2000 project and has worked on IOM projects addressing a number of issues in public health, health statistics, health promotion and disease prevention, vaccine safety and policy, environmental health, and AIDS. Dr. Stoto led the staff responsible for the reports Veterans and Agent Orange:

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