David B. Thomas is head of the program in epidemiology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash. He received his M.D. from the University of Washington in 1963 and his Dr.P.H. in epidemiology from the Johns Hopkins University in 1972.

Susan Wiltshire is a senior associate at JK Research Associates, Inc., in Hamilton, Mass. She has been trained as a mediator and works in risk communication. She was president of the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts from 1977 to 1979 and now works on the league's nuclear-waste education project. She has directed and been a member of a number of local and national energy policy groups. Her degree is from the University of Florida.


Paul Gilman is executive director of the Commission on Life Sciences and project director for this committee. Before joining the National Research Council in 1993, he served as associate director for natural resources, energy, and science in the Office of Management and Budget, staff director of the Subcommittee on Energy Research and Development of the Energy Committee and executive assistant and technical adviser to Secretary of Energy James D. Watkins. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Deborah D. Stine is a senior program officer for this committee. At the Academy complex since 1989, her other report topics include the national biological survey, risk assessment of hazardous air pollutants, and greenhouse gas mitigation. She has a B.S. in mechanical and environmental engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in public administration and political science from the American University.

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