the past two years, she has testified on medical records confidentiality before the U.S. Senate and House committees and the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Dr. Andrews received her masters in public health and health policy and administration and Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. Prior to joining Burroughs Wellcome in 1982, she managed the Statewide Regionalized Perinatal Care Program and directed the Purchase-of-Care Services for the State Health Department of North Carolina.
JOHN COLMERS is executive director of the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC), an agency created through the merger of two existing health regulatory commissions. MHCC is charged with health care reform activities for the state, the development and adoption of a state health plan, and the compilation and analysis of health care datasets, among other responsibilities. Prior to the merger, Mr. Colmers was executive director of the Health Care Access and Cost Commission (HCACC), one of the organizations in the merger. The HCACC implemented many initiatives, including report cards providing information on the quality and performance of health maintenance organizations and standards for the operation of electronic health networks. Before this, Mr. Colmers was the executive director of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, overseeing Maryland's all-payer hospital rate setting system. Mr. Colmers did undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University, received his master of public health from the University of North Carolina, and has returned to Johns Hopkins University for doctoral study of health services research.
GEORGE T. DUNCAN is professor of statistics in the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management and the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University. His current research work centers on information technology and social accountability, especially confidentiality issues. He chaired the Panel on Confidentiality and Data Access of the Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (CBSSE) Committee on National Statistics, which issued the report, Private Lives and Public Policies: Confidentiality and Accessibility of Government Statistics. He chaired the American Statistical Association 's Committee on Privacy and Confidentiality. He served on the American Medical Association's Expert Advisory Panel on Privacy and Confidentiality. He has been editor of the Theory and Methods Section of the Journal of the American Statistical Association. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, an elected member of the International Statistical Institute, and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
JANLORI GOLDMAN directs the Health Privacy Project at Georgetown University's Institute for Health Care Research and Policy. The project is dedicated to ensuring that people's privacy is safeguarded in the health care environment. In 1997, Ms. Goldman was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. In 1994, Ms. Goldman cofounded the Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonprofit civil liberties organization committed to preserving free speech and privacy on the Internet. Ms. Goldman also worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1994. From 1986 to 1994, Ms. Goldman was the staff attorney and director of the Privacy and Technology Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). While at the ACLU, Ms. Goldman led the effort to enact the Video Privacy Protection Act and led efforts to protect people 's health, credit and financial information, and personal information held by the government. She was the legislative director of the Minnesota affiliate of the ACLU from 1984 to 1986. Ms. Goldman has testified frequently before the U.S. Congress and served on numerous commissions