Institute of Medicine and currently serves as president of the American Pharmaceutical Association.

JOHN P. BURKE, M.D., is director of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, LDS Hospital/Intermountain Health Care and professor of medicine at the University of Utah, where he holds the Ann G. and Jack Mark Presidential Endowed Chair in Medicine. Dr. Burke's primary research interests are in the epidemiology and prevention of adverse clinical outcomes using computer-assisted decision support systems. He is an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society and a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

ELIZABETH DICHTER, M.P.H., is head of strategic marketing at PCS, where she is responsible for creating market opportunities. During her 9 years at PCS, the organization became the leader in managed pharmaceuticals and grew from 15 million to 55 million members. Ms. Dichter spent over 15 years in health policy at both the federal and state levels at the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C., and in the states of Colorado and Ohio. She has served as advisor to health information and research organizations such as Health Data Institute, Codman Research Group, Knowledge Data Systems, and the Association for Health Services Research.

THOMAS R. FULDA, M.A., is program director for Drug Utilization Review at the U.S. Pharmacopoeia, Division of Drug Information Development. He is responsible for the Pharmacopoeia's development of pharmaceutical therapy choice criteria and evidence-based drug-specific criteria for use in prospective DUR, disease management environments. He is also responsible for the development of a disease-specific, annotated, and evaluated bibliography of outcomes and pharmacoeconomic literature. Before joining US Pharmacopoeia, Mr. Fulda was employed by the Health Care Financing Administration, where he received the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary 's Special Achievement Award

MARTHA N. HILL, R.N., Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She holds joint appointments in the School of Hygiene and Public Health and the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Hill was the 1997–1998 president of the American Heart Association; she also serves on numerous review panels, editorial boards, and advisory committees including the Coordinating Committee of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program, the board of directors of the International Society of Hypertension in Blacks, and the American Society of Hypertension.



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