ment, where she was a senior associate and project director in the Health Program. Her reports addressed such topics as information for consumers on the quality of medical care, Medicare payment for physician services, and the cost-effectiveness of preventive services. Dr. Sisk is currently a member of the IOM/NRC National Cancer Policy Board (2000). She has previously served on IOM’s Committee on Evaluating Telemedicine: Clinical, Economic, and Policy Issues (1995–1996); the Committee on the Children’s Vaccine Initiative (1992–1993); the Committee to Advise the National Library of Medicine on Information Center Services (1990–1991); the Committee on Public/Private Sector Relations in Vaccine Innovation (1985); and the Committee on Issues and Priorities for New Vaccine Development (1982–1986). Dr. Sisk received a Ph.D. in economics from McGill University and a B.A. with honors in international relations from Brown University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. She is an elected fellow in the Association for Health Service Research.

BARBARA WOLFE, Ph.D., is director of the Institute for Research on Poverty and professor of economics, public affairs, and preventive medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches courses in health economics and public economics, and is the coauthor of Succeeding Generations: On the Effects of Investments in Children. She has been a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, a Research Associate for the National Bureau of Economics Research, a member of IOM’s Board on International Health, and a scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation. Dr. Wolfe received a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in economics at Cornell University.


ROSEMARY CHALK is study director for the IOM Committee on Immunization Finance Policies and Practices. She has served as a study director or senior program officer for several projects within both IOM and NRC since 1986, including studies on family violence, child abuse and neglect, research ethics, and education finance. Prior to that time she was a consultant for science and society research projects in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She was program head of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1976–1986. Ms. Chalk has a B.A. in foreign affairs from the University of Cincinnati.

TRACY McKAY is a senior program assistant in the IOM Division of Health Care Services. She has worked on several projects, including the National Roundtable on Health Care Quality; Children, Health Insurance

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