and awards, Dr. Luce is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

RUTH McCORKLE, Ph.D., Professor, Adult Health and Illness Division, Director, Center for Advancing Care in Serious Illness, School of Nursing, and Associate Director, Division of Cancer Control, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trained in nursing and mass communication, Dr. McCorkle has specialized in oncological nursing. Her major research interests include patient and family responses to illness and testing of nursing interventions on quality of life outcomes. She is the author of many publications, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

RAYMOND S. NICKERSON, Ph.D., Senior Vice President (ret.), Bolt Beranek and Newman, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Trained in experimental psychology, Dr. Nickerson's professional responsibilities have included both research and management. His research interests are in basic and applied psychological research in several areas including perception, cognition, human factors, and person-computer interaction. He is the author of numerous books and publications, and has received several awards and honors.

MARY J. OSBORN, Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Microbiology, University of Connecticut Health Center School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut. Trained in physiology and biochemistry, Dr. Osborn has specialized in biochemistry and molecular biology. Her research interests are in the field of biogenesis of bacterial membranes. She has received numerous honors and awards, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

CECIL W. PAYTON, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Biology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Payton was trained in microbiology. His research interests are in the fields of microbial physiology and biochemistry.

RICHARD R. RANNEY, D.D.S., Dean, Dental School, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland. Following training in dentistry, Dr. Ranney's work has focused on research, clinical teaching, and program administration in periodontics and dental education. His research interests focus on etiology and pathogenesis of periodontal diseases, particularly in relation to microbiology, immunology, and other host defense mechanisms. He is the author of numerous publications, and has received many awards.

MICHAEL ROTHSCHILD, Ph.D., Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California. Trained in mathematical economics, Dr. Rothschild's research interests include market organization under uncertainty and imperfect information; law and economics; and models of non-optimizing behavior. Dr. Rothschild is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

DONALD STEINWACHS, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Trained in public health administration, Dr. Steinwachs' research interests lie in primary medical care; effects of availability, access, continuity, organization, and financing on cost and quality; information systems; impact of hospital cost containment strategies; models for health resource allocation; and health manpower planning and evaluation.

RICHARD F. THOMPSON, Ph.D, Keck Professor of Psychology and Biological Sciences and Director of the Neural, Informational and Behavioral Sciences Program, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Following training in psychology and psychobiology, Dr. Thompson carried out postdoctoral research in neurophysiology. His area of research and scholarly interest is the broad field of psychobiology with a focus on the neurobiological substrates of learning and memory. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and has received many awards and honors. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.


MICHAEL ROTHSCHILD, Ph.D., (Chair), Dean, Division of Social Sciences, University of California, La Jolla, California. (See Committee biographical listing).

EUGENE HAMMEL, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Demography, Department of Demography, University of California, Berkeley, California. Dr. Hammel's research interests include quantitative analysis of anthropological data, computer microsimulation of demographic and social patterns, and analysis of historical demographic data. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

ALAN KRUEGER, Ph.D., Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

ROBERT MARE, Ph.D., Director, Center for Demography and Ecology; Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

AAGE SØRENSEN, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Trained in sociology, Dr. Sørensen's research interests include the study of labor markets and careers, school organization and education processes, and models and methods for the analysis of longitudinal data.

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