Virginia W. Adams, Ph.D., R.N., earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing at Winston Salem State University; her M.S.N. from University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill; and her Ph.D. from UNC, Greensboro. Previous academic experiences include a 14-year history of being the first African American dean hired at UNC Wilmington and the first African American dean to lead a predominantly white school of nursing in North Carolina. Other academic experiences include: Interim Dean, Department Chair, and Associate Professor in the College of Nursing, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee; Tenured Associate Professor Maternal Child Nursing, Winston-Salem State University, Winston–Salem, NC; and Clinical Instructor, North Carolina Central University. Her 15-year military experience included U.S. Air Force active duty and U.S. Army Reserve. As a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Partnerships Fellow, Dr. Adams explored strategies to build partnerships and bridge gaps in health services with the aim of redirecting health professions education. Dr. Adams currently serves as chair of the Southeastern Area Health Education Board of Directors, and is a member of the New Hanover County Board of Health, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, Coastal Horizons Mental Health Board of Directors, and NC Scholars Commission. Other memberships include the American Nurses Association, NC Nurses Association, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. She has achieved recognition and awards for distinguished contributions to nursing education and regional engagement from her undergraduate and graduate institutions and community organizations. Current activities include chairing the inaugural steering committee of the International Council of Nurses
Education Network and overseeing the joint task force of National League for Nursing (NLN) and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) called INESA (International Nursing Education Services and Accreditation).
Gillian Barclay, D.D.S., M.P.H., D.Ph. (Forum member), is vice president for the Aetna Foundation. In her role, she leads the development, execution, and evaluation of the foundation’s national and international grant programs and cultivates new projects within its three focus areas: promoting integrated health care, reducing obesity by promoting wellness and healthy choices, and improving health equity. Prior to joining the Aetna Foundation, Dr. Barclay was an advisor for the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Office of Caribbean Program Coordination. There, she managed a portfolio of initiatives in the region that focused special attention on human resources for health, health leadership, the social determinants of health and equity, and strengthening health systems as well as the essential public health functions. Previously, she was the Evaluation Manager, Health Programs for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, responsible for the outcomes and impacts of the foundation’s investments to build leadership and increase health equity, to improve quality health and health care, and to enhance community health and wellness through food and community, among others. Dr. Barclay has taught at the Harvard School of Public Health and Hunter College in Manhattan, New York. Dr. Barclay earned her doctorate of dental surgery at the University of Detroit Mercy and completed her residency at New York Hospital Medical Center. She holds a doctorate in public health from Harvard University and a master’s of public health from the University of Michigan. Her undergraduate work was at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.
Jeffery Brenner, M.D., is a family physician that has worked in Camden, New Jersey, for the past 15 years. Dr. Brenner owned and operated a solo-practice, urban family medicine office that provided full-spectrum family health services to a largely Hispanic, Medicaid population, including delivering babies, caring for children and adults, and doing home visits. Recognizing the need for a new way for hospitals, providers, and community residents to collaborate he founded and has served as the executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers since 2003. Through the Camden Coalition, local stakeholders are working to build an integrated, health delivery model to provide better care for Camden City residents. Dr. Brenner’s work was profiled by the writer and surgeon Dr. Atul Gawande in an article in The New Yorker titled “The Hot Spotters” (1/24/11) and in an episode of PBS Frontline (7/27/11). In 2013, he received a MacArthur award. Dr. Brenner is also the medical director of
the Urban Health Institute, a dedicated business unit built at the Cooper Health System focused on improving care of the underserved. Using modern business techniques they are redesigning long-standing clinical care models to deliver better care at lower cost.
Marjorie Cooper-Smith, M.S.W., joined the Care Center in 2012 and serves as the center’s psychotherapist. She has clinical interests in HIV, depression, anxiety, empowerment, and substance abuse. She received her social work graduate-level training at Howard University in social services management and is currently an LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) candidate in the District of Columbia.
Marietjie de Villiers, Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., M.Fam.Med., FCFP (Forum member), is deputy dean of education at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) of Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa, where she is also a professor in family medicine and primary care. She is currently responsible for all curriculum development, educational innovation, program implementation, and quality assurance on undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education levels at the FHS. Professor de Villiers is registered as a specialist family physician at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), holds a master’s in family medicine, and completed a fellowship at the College of Family Physicians of South Africa. Professor de Villiers was awarded a Ph.D. in 2004 on the maintenance of competence of rural practitioners. She is chairperson of the Stellenbosch University Rural Medical Education Partnership (SURMEPI) Advisory Committee and is actively involved in the implementation and evaluation of the MEPI project. As chairperson of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Committee of the HPCSA, she was responsible for the national reconfiguration of the Council’s CPD system and implementation. The main innovations Professor de Villiers is currently leading include the integrated learning of African languages in clinical communication courses; extension of medical training in rural settings; interprofessional education; interactive communicative technology in teaching and learning; and in-depth research in the effectiveness of medical education initiatives.
Jehan El-Bayoumi, M.D., attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for both undergraduate and medical school. She then moved to Washington, DC, in 1985 to complete her internship, residency, and chief residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS). After completion of her training, she joined the Division of General Internal Medicine at GWU. Dr. El-Bayoumi served as clerkship director for many years prior to becoming the Internal Medicine Residency Program director in 1998, and remained in that role
for 15 years. Dr. El-Bayoumi is an associate professor of medicine, and she has a very active clinical practice. Learning how to better educate and evaluate learners from all levels has been a long-standing interest of hers. She has lectured and taught in the GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), and the SMHS residency program, as well as in the community about topics such as women and minority health. She has served on the boards of Center for Women Policy Studies, National Women’s Health Network, and Arts for the Aging. She is currently serving as a board member for Whitman Walker Health. Dr. El-Bayoumi founded the Rodham Institute to honor her patient, Mrs. Dorothy E. Rodham.
Lisa Fitzpatrick, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified infectious diseases physician and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-trained medical epidemiologist. She is medical director of the Infectious Diseases Center of Care at the United Medical Center in Washington, DC. She is also a professorial lecturer at the GWU School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatics, and a guest blogger for The Huffington Post. She earned a B.A./M.D. at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and a master’s in public health from the University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health.
Sarah Freeman, Pharm.D., is the Telehealth Program development director for the Alaska Federal Health Care Access Network (AFHCAN) at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC). Over a decade ago, AFHCAN, a program of ANTHC, designed and developed an innovative store-and-forward telehealth solution to meet the health care needs of rural Alaska. AFHCAN has evolved into a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-listed medical device manufacturer that provides an array of telehealth products and services that empower organizations to improve health care delivery worldwide. Dr. Freeman’s role is to work closely with clinical staff to create effective telehealth clinical programs for the Alaska Native Tribal Health System using leading-edge products in the telehealth market. This role includes developing and implementing training and education programs for health care staff to integrate telemedicine into their clinical practice settings. She is a pharmacist by training, receiving her pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a general practice residency at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. She has a diverse health care background prior to settling into telemedicine and has worked in tribal and private sectors, as well as in university and rural settings.
J. Scott Hinkle, Ph.D., is the director of professional development at the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Dr. Hinkle is a National
Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). He has been a practitioner for 35 years in the areas of community and school mental health. As a professor, Dr. Hinkle has taught graduate courses in family counseling, psychological testing, counseling research, and psychodiagnosis. He has taught in Europe and offered numerous courses online using computers in distance education. Dr. Hinkle has served as a team chair for the Council on Accreditation for Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and provided consultation to universities on accreditation matters for more than 20 years. He currently consults with universities on issues concerning distance education and clinical training. Internationally, Dr. Hinkle has co-developed the Mental Health Facilitator (MHF) program, initially in collaboration with the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. In addition to teaching the week-long workshop on MHF, he also presents the global workshop on clinical supervision that has developed an associated international certification in clinical supervision. Dr. Hinkle also has developed certification programs in Human Services (Human Services–Board Certified Practitioner) and Coaching (Board Certified Coach). He also consults on examination committees for other certifications, including the Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
Eric Holmboe, M.D. (Forum member), a board-certified internist, is Senior Vice President, Milestones Development and Evaluation of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Prior to joining the ACGME in January 2014, he served as the chief medical officer and senior vice president of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the ABIM Foundation. He is also adjunct professor of medicine at Yale University and adjunct professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Prior to joining the ABIM in 2004, he was the associate program director at Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, director of Student Clinical Assessment at Yale School of Medicine, and assistant director of the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program. Before joining Yale in 2000, he served as division chief of general internal medicine at the National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Holmboe retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves in 2005. His research interests include interventions to improve quality of care and methods in the evaluation of clinical competence. His professional memberships include the American College of Physicians, where he is a fellow; Society of General Internal Medicine; and Association of Medical Education in Europe. He is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Dr. Holmboe is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He completed his residency and chief residency at Yale–New Haven Hospital and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.
Daveda Hudson joined the Care Center more than 4 years ago as an HIV case manager. She believes that the solutions to improving engagement in HIV care largely involve shifting resources to develop targeted policy and implementing structural interventions. She works with the Care Center and Howard University to improve access to integrated mental health and substance use treatment by expanding clinical hours, engaging the community about health literacy, and discussing HIV and alleviating bureaucratic delays in securing health insurance.
Poonam Jain, M.S., M.P.H., is a professor and the director of Community Dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) in Alton, Illinois. She has taught at SIU SDM since 1997. She obtained her B.D.S. degree from the University of Delhi in 1990 and her master’s in science and a certificate in operative dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1997. She taught operative dentistry in the Restorative Dentistry Department at SIU SDM from 1997 to 2006 and took over as director of community dentistry in the Fall of 2006. Poonam Jain obtained her M.P.H. degree from the School of Public Health, St. Louis University, in 2011. Her teaching responsibilities at the SIU SDM include didactic and clinical courses in cardiology, community and preventive dentistry, special needs patient care, and geriatric dentistry. She directs all community outreach efforts at SIU SDM. At the national level, she served as chair of the Health Care Reform Subcommittee of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, was a member of the Board of Directors of the ADEA Leadership Institute Alumni Association from 2009 to 2011, and has served on the Board of IFLOSS since 2008. Most recently, she is serving on the steering committee of the Illinois Oral Health Plan III. She is on the Board of Directors of the ITS Trail Committee and Staunton Education Foundation.
Pamela R. Jeffries, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, ANEF (Forum member), Vice Provost for Digital Initiatives at Johns Hopkins University and professor at the School of Nursing, is nationally known for her research and work in developing simulations and online teaching and learning. At the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (where she was previously the associate dean of academic affairs) and throughout the academic community, she is well regarded for her expertise in experiential learning, innovative teaching strategies, new pedagogies, and the delivery of content using technology in nursing education. Dr. Jeffries has served as principal investigator (PI) on grants with national organizations such as the National League for Nursing (NLN), has provided research leadership and mentorship on national projects with the National Council State Board of Nursing, and has served as a consultant for health care organizations, corporations, large health
care organizations, and publishers providing expertise in clinical education, simulations, and other emerging technologies. Dr. Jeffries is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), an American Nurse Educator Fellow (ANEF), and most recently, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow (ENF). She also serves as a member of the IOM’s Global Forum on Innovations in Health Professional Education and has just been appointed as president-elect to the interprofessional, international Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) by her health professional colleagues. Dr. Jeffries was newly inducted in the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau Research Hall of Fame and is the recipient of several teaching and research awards from the Midwest Nursing Research Society, the International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulations and Learning (INACSL), and teaching awards from the National League of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, International, and most recently, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Excellence award.
Rick Kellerman, M.D. (Forum member), has served as chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Kansas School of Medicine–Wichita since December 1996. Dr. Kellerman is a past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and served as chair of the AAFP Board of Directors. He was elected to the AAFP Board of Directors in 2002 and as president-elect in 2005. He chaired the AAFP Commission on Legislation and Governmental Affairs, served on the Publications Committee and the Home Study Self-Assessment Advisory Board, and was the board liaison to the Commission on Health Care Services, the Commission on Membership and Member Services, the Commission on Quality and Scope of Practice, the Committee on Rural Health, the Committee on Chapter Affairs, and the Committee of Special Constituencies. He was president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians in 1992 and served as a Kansas delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates from 1997 to 2002. Between 1988 and 1996, he served as the program director of the Smoky Hill Family Medicine Residency Program in Salina, Kansas. Dr. Kellerman is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He served as chief resident of the Wesley Family Medicine Residency Program in Wichita in 1981 and completed a Clinical Teaching Fellowship at the McLennan County Medical Education and Research Foundation in Waco, Texas, in 1982. Other awards include the national STFM New Faculty Award in 1989, the KUSM–Wichita Golden Chair Award in 1999, and selection by medical students as the KUMC Graduation Marshall in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Kellerman was the inaugural recipient of the Kansas Board of Regents Faculty Award. He is the recipient of the 2008 Dean’s Excellence in Leadership Awards at KUSM–Wichita. In 2010, he received
the AAFP President’s Award, only the third past president of the AAFP to receive this recognition.
Kathryn M. Kolasa, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N. (Forum member), is Professor Emeritus, Departments of Family Medicine and of Pediatrics, Brody School of Medicine (BSOM) at East Carolina University (ECU). She is also nutrition consultant at Vidant Health (formerly University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina). She is a registered dietitian and represents the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) on the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. Dr. Kolasa is active in teaching, research, consulting, and clinical care. Since 1986 she has been primarily involved in medical nutrition education but has taught other health care professionals, including students of nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, nursing, dental medicine, laboratory medicine, psychology, and public health. She has had the opportunity to work with foreign medical and health professions graduates. She has received many awards, including the Centennial Award for Excellence–Service from ECU, ECU Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award, and the Dannon Institute Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education. She was named a Master Educator at BSOM. She was honored with the American Dietetic Association Medallion Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and service to the profession. Dr. Kolasa earned her Ph.D. in food science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and her bachelor of science degree from Michigan State University. She was awarded a Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship. She has also served on the faculty at the University of Tennessee and Michigan State University.
Ruth Lubic, C.N.M., Ed.D., is a nurse midwife and a MacArthur Fellowship recipient who has championed personalized care during labor and childbirth for all women, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods. She co-founded the National Association of Childbearing Centers in 1983 and has helped establish more than 200 freestanding birth centers. Dr. Lubic received a nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a hospital nurse caring for cancer patients. She received her certificate in midwifery in 1962 from the country’s first midwifery school. The program was run by the Maternity Center Association in New York. Dr. Lubic spearheaded the development of the Childbearing Center (known as the CbC), an out-of-hospital birth center. She founded the Morris Heights Childbearing Center in 1988. She founded the DC Developing Families Center in 2000 in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Washington, a city known for its high infant mortality rate. The center includes a health and birth center staffed with midwives and nurse practitioners. Dr. Lubic says that the center’s philosophy of “high-touch, low-tech” has resulted in a lower rate of Cesarean
sections and premature births than the city as a whole. In March 2000, she founded the District of Columbia Birth Center, which provides prenatal care and birthing services to low-income women. She is also a member of Infant Mortality Commission.
Lucinda L. Maine, Ph.D., B.Pharm. (Forum member), serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP). As the leading advocate for high-quality pharmacy education, AACP’s vision is that academic pharmacy will work to transform the future of health care to create a world of healthy people. Dr. Maine previously served as senior vice president for policy, planning, and communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota, where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. Her research includes projects on aging, pharmacy manpower, and pharmacy-based immunizations. Dr. Maine has been active in leadership roles in the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff she served as Speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and as an APhA Trustee. She currently serves as president of the Pharmacy Manpower Project and as a board member for Research! America.
Afaf I. Meleis, Ph.D., Dr.P.S. (Hon.), FAAN (Forum Co-Chair), is the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) School of Nursing, professor of nursing and sociology, and director of the school’s WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing and Midwifery Leadership. Before going to Penn, she was a professor on the faculty of nursing at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and University of California, San Francisco, for 34 years. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing in the United Kingdom, the American Academy of Nursing, and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar National Advisory Committee, and the George W. Bush Presidential Center Women’s Initiative Policy Advisory Council. She is a trustee of the National Health Museum and a board member of CARE, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Macy Faculty Scholars program, and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. She is chair of the IOM Global Forum on Innovation for Health Professional Education. Dr. Meleis is also President and Council General Emerita of the International Council on Women’s Health Issues and currently serves as the global ambassador for the Girl Child Initiative of the International Council of Nurses. Dr. Meleis graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alexandria (1961), earned
an M.S. in nursing (1964), an M.A. in sociology (1966), and a Ph.D. in medical and social psychology (1968) from UCLA.
Donna Meyer, R.N., M.S.N. (Forum member), is the dean of Health Sciences and project director for the Lewis and Clark Community College Family Health Clinic, a nurse-managed center. Her career spans more than 35 years in both practice and education. She began her academic career at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois, as a nursing faculty member and progressed into director of the program and ultimately became the dean of Health Sciences. Additionally, she serves as the project director of the Lewis and Clark Family Health Clinic and mobile unit. Currently, she is serving as the president of the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing. Her professional nursing activities include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Academic Progression in Nursing Advisory Board, American Association of Community Colleges Affiliated Council Member, Illinois Center for Nursing Advisory Board, the Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition for the IOM/Future of Nursing, Team Illinois/Center to Champion Nursing in America, National Nursing Centers Consortium Health Policy Committee, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society, and she is a site reviewer for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. Dean Meyer has received various awards for her work, including the MetLife Community College Excellence Award for Innovation, the Illinois Nurses Association Innovation in Health Care Award, the Illinois Community Administrators Award for Innovation, the Illinois Nursing Pinnacle Leader of the Year, the Southern Illinois University Outstanding Nursing Alumni Award, and the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award. She was recently inducted into the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame. She completed her bachelor’s, master’s degree, and postgraduate work at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.
Eileen Moore, M.D., completed her Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Primary Care Fellowship at Georgetown in 2000 and has been on the faculty since that time. Dr. Moore is a clinician and educator with an exciting clinical practice in General Internal Medicine and a keen interest in progressive medical education. Her interests include access to care and quality of care for underserved and vulnerable populations.
Joseph Morquecho, Officer, is a full-time member of Washington, DC’s Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit (GLLU), a team of dedicated officers that focuses on the public safety needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and their allied communities. The team conducts public education campaigns on issues related to hate crimes and public safety. The team’s primary focus is to gain the trust of the community and seek out information
that leads to the closure of hate crime and violent crime within the LGBT community. Members of the team conduct patrol functions and respond to all citizen complaints.
Jennifer Morton, D.N.P., M.P.H., APHN, is an associate professor and program director of the department of nursing at the University of New England (UNE) and as core faculty for the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (ICE). ICE seeks to develop innovative approaches in educating health professions students’ collaborative practice in the United States and abroad. Dr. Morton has spent more than 15 years traveling to Western Region Ghana with students and faculty of multiple participating universities to deliver primary care and related services alongside the Ghana Health Services. Her research and scholarship interests are improving health and equity for vulnerable populations. Most recently UNE’s department of nursing received an HRSA award aimed at improving health outcomes for immigrant and refugee communities in Portland, Maine, through innovative, culturally attuned team-based approaches with multiple community patterns.
Warren Newton, M.D., M.P.H. (Forum member), serves as the vice dean of education at the UNC School of Medicine and is responsible for the medical students and continuing medical education. He also provides strategic direction for GME at UNC hospitals. He has led the expansion of the UNC medical school and the development of a competency-based curriculum, including improving the health of populations and a new integrated clinical clerkship. Dr. Newton also serves as the William B. Aycock Distinguished Professor & Chair of Family Medicine. He is an adjunct professor of epidemiology, and serves as the chair of the Advisory Board for the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services at UNC. Nationally, he has served as president of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine and was founding chair of the Council of Academic Family Medicine. In 2007, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine. He now serves as chair of the American Board of Family Medicine. In fall 2011, he was named to the Board of Trustees of the State Employees Health Plan. Dr. Newton’s major scholarship focus is the organization and effectiveness of health care. Over the past 6 years, his major focus has been care redesign at the practice, community, and state level. He has led the I3 Collaborative of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics residencies dedicated to dramatic improvement of quality of care in academic settings. As chair of the NC Improving Performance In Practice (IPIP) Steering Committee, he has worked with Community Care of North Carolina, AHEC, public health, and physician specialties to improve quality in all primary care practices across the state and now chairs the board of the NC Health Quality Alliance.
Marsha Regenstein, Ph.D., M.C.P., is a professor of health policy at George Washington University. She also directs the Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Doctor of Public Health Program. Dr. Regenstein has conducted dozens of studies that focus on the availability, quality, and cost of care for underserved individuals. Dr. Regenstein is the director of research and evaluation for the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and is principal investigator for an HRSA-funded evaluation of the Teaching Health Center program created by the Affordable Care Act. She has a particular expertise in language services delivery and quality as well as the health care safety net. Previously, Dr. Regenstein was director of the National Public Health and Hospital Institute and vice president of the Economic and Social Research Institute.
Susan Scrimshaw, Ph.D., M.A., is currently the president of The Sage Colleges in Troy, New York. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Scrimshaw was president of Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was dean of the School of Public Health and professor of community health sciences and of anthropology at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) from 1994 through June 2006, after serving as associate dean of public health and professor of public health and anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Scrimshaw is a graduate of Barnard College and obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. Her research includes community participatory research methods, addressing health disparities, improving pregnancy outcomes, violence prevention, health literacy, and culturally appropriate delivery of health care. She is a member of the IOM of the National Academies, where she has been elected a member of the governing council and serves on the Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (COSEPUP), a joint unit of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and the IOM. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Anthropological Association, and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. While in Chicago, Dr. Scrimshaw was an appointed member of the Chicago Board of Health and Illinois State Board of Health. She chaired the IOM Committee on Communication for Behavior Change in the 21st Century: Improving the Health of Diverse Populations and served as a member of the IOM Committee on Health Literacy. She is a past president of the board of directors of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science, former chair of the Association of Schools of Public Health, and past president of the Society for Medical Anthropology. Her honors and awards include the Margaret Mead Award, a Hero of Public Health gold medal awarded by President Vicente Fox of Mexico, the UIC Mentor of the Year Award in 2002, and the Chicago Community Clinic Visionary Award in 2005.
Stephen C. Shannon, D.O., M.P.H. (Forum member), has been president of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) since January 2006. Prior to assuming this position, he had served as vice president for Health Services and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England (UNE) since 1995. He served as chair of the AACOM Board of Deans from July 2003 to June 2005. Dr. Shannon earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in 1986 from the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, Maine, and his master’s of public health degree in 1990 from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board certified in osteopathic family practice and preventive medicine. He also holds B.A and M.A. degrees in American history from the University of Maryland. As president of AACOM, Dr. Shannon serves as spokesperson on behalf of the nation’s 26 colleges of osteopathic medicine. He currently serves as a member of HRSA’s Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. He was instrumental in the development of a master of public health program at UNE, and prior to his appointment as dean was director of Occupational and Environmental Health at the Maine Bureau of Health. He has served on numerous public health boards and commissions and is a founder and past chair of the Board of the Maine Center for Public Health. In addition, he is past president of the Maine Biomedical Research Coalition and was a member of the state’s Biomedical Research Board. He received the Dan Hanley Memorial Trust 2003 Leadership Award in June 2003 and the Finance Authority of Maine’s Distinguished Service Award in the Field of Higher Education in November 2002.
Jusie Lydia J. Siega-Sur, M.H.P.Ed., is associate professor and dean of the University of the Philippines Manila School of Health Sciences, Palo, Leyte. She is also the visiting professor emerita at Dokkyo Medical University in Japan. Dean Siega-Sur is an active member of Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet), where she participated in developing a Framework for Evaluation of Social Accountability in Medical Education. She is also a member of the International Reference Group on the Global Consensus on Social Accountability (GCSA) in Medical Education and a UNFPA Technical Consultant for the Ministry of Health in Timor Leste, Philippines. Since 1987, Dean Siega-Sur has completed numerous fellowships, including those with WHO, JICA, and UNFPA and most recently the Fellowship on Team-Based Learning that is a joint activity of Duke University and the National University of Singapore. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing, magna cum laude, from Silliman University College of Nursing in 1979, and her master of health professions education degree in 1989 from the National Teacher Training Center for the Health Professions at the University of the Philippines, Manila. Dean Siega-Sur is currently seeking a
master of arts degree in nursing and nursing administration from St. Jude University College of Nursing.
Zorhray Talib, M.D., is assistant professor of medicine and of health policy at the George Washington University (GWU) Medical School in Washington, DC. Dr. Talib practices internal medicine at GWU and serves as the director of the Internal Medicine Residency’s Global Health Program, where she directs clinical, policy, and research activities. Dr. Talib’s research focuses on strategies to strengthen the global health workforce. She is currently a co-investigator for the Coordinating Center of the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI), working with over 25 medical schools in Africa, examining training models aimed at improving the quantity, quality, and retention of graduates. In particular, she has published and presented on how community-based education (CBE) and eLearning are being leveraged to facilitate the scale-up and improvement of medical education. She convenes two Technical Working Groups within MEPI engaging faculty from across the globe on collaborative research and sharing of best practices in CBE and eLearning. Domestically, Dr. Talib is part of a team evaluating the community-based, primary care training programs affiliated with the Teaching Health Centers in the United States. Dr. Talib has also consulted on projects in Central Asia, East Africa, and India contributing to the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of research, clinical, and education activities of health programs in these regions. Dr. Talib received her B.S. in physical therapy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1997, and her Doctor of Medicine from University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, in 2002. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the George Washington University Hospital in 2005. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Riva Touger-Decker, Ph.D., R.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Nutritional Sciences–School of Health Related Professions and director of the Division of Nutrition–Rutgers School of Dental Medicine at Rutgers University Biomedical and Health Sciences (formerly University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey). She is a registered dietitian and is internationally recognized for her expertise in nutrition and oral health/dental education, nutrition-focused physical exams, and advanced practice dietetics education. She is on the editorial board of Topics in Clinical Nutrition and the Journal of the American Dental Association, where she represents the Nutrition Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research. Dr. Touger-Decker is a recipient of the American Dietetic Association’s Medallion and Excellence in Dietetic Education Awards, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition Dannon Institute Award for Excel-
lence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education, and the UMDNJ SHRP Excellence in Research Award. She is also a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. She holds degrees from New York State University College at Buffalo and New York University. As a dental school faculty member for more than 20 years, she has developed interprofessional approaches in nutrition and oral health education and training for dental students, residents, and faculty as well as dietetic interns and graduate nutrition students. She has collaborated with medical school faculty in the development of dietetic intern experiences in a community-run medical student clinic.
Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. (Forum member), is the executive director of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and president of the ADEAGies Foundation. He joined ADEA in 1997 after more than 20 years in research, practice, and teaching of pediatric dentistry and oral medicine/radiology. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and completed postdoctoral training in pediatric dentistry and dental public health. He previously served on the faculty and administration of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Valachovic has served as president of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions and as executive director of the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA). He is a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat. Dr. Valachovic earned his B.S. degree in 1973 from St. Lawrence University, his D.M.D. in 1977 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, and a master’s in public health degree (1981) and a master of science degree in health policy and management (1982) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Boston in 1979.
Beth P. Velde, M.S., Ph.D., is the director of Public Service and Community Relations at East Carolina University (ECU) and the chair of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities’ Council on Engagement and Outreach. She directs the ECU Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy, an academy focused on the professional development of faculty and students focused on engaged scholarship. She is active on the Service-Learning Committee and has used community-based teaching pedagogies for more than 40 years. She has a B.S. degree in zoology, an M.S. in recreation and parks administration from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in occupational therapy from Misericordia University, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Calgary.
Sarita Verma, L.L.B., M.B., CCFP (Forum member), is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, deputy dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and associate vice provost for health professions education at the University of Toronto (UofT). She is a family physician who originally trained as a lawyer at the University of Ottawa (1981) and later completed her medical degree at McMaster University (1991). She has been a diplomat in Canada’s Foreign Service and worked with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan and Ethiopia for several years. Dr. Verma is the 2006 recipient of the Donald Richards Wilson Award in medical education from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the 2009 co-recipient of the May Cohen Gender Equity Award from the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada. Along with colleagues at McGill University, the University of British Columbia, and UofT, she has been the lead consultant for the Future of Medical Education in Canada–Postgraduate Project on the Liaison and Engagement Strategy and the Environmental Scan Scientific Study. As deputy dean, Dr. Verma leads strategic planning and implementation as well as the communications and external relations. Additionally, she is responsible for integrated education across the health sciences and liaison with affiliated partners.
Ruth Wageman, Ph.D., is a director with ReThink Health and associate faculty in psychology at Harvard University. She specializes in the field of organizational behavior, studying and teaching the design and leadership of task-performing teams. Professor Wageman researches the conditions under which teams are able to accomplish collective purposes and to grow in capability over time. Her work with teams places a particular emphasis on self-governing teams, especially those with complex problem-solving and social change purposes. Her current research focuses on creating and leading effective leadership teams, especially multi-stakeholder groups working to transform regional health systems; identifying the challenges faced by self-organizing groups; and the theory and practice of leadership development. Professor Wageman received her Ph.D. from Harvard University’s Joint Doctoral Program in Organizational Behavior in 1993. She received her B.A. in psychology from Columbia University in 1987 and returned there to join the faculty of the Graduate School of Business, making her the first female alumnus of Columbia College to join Columbia’s faculty. She joined the faculty of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 2000 and returned to Harvard in 2005.
Holly Wise, P.T., Ph.D. (Forum member), is the representative for the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), a component of the American Physical Therapy Association, and she is chair of the ACAPT
IPE Task Force. She is an academic educator and physical therapist with a breadth of experience in IPE and collaborative practice. She is currently a professor at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), an academic health center with six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. A graduate of Wake Forest University, Duke University, and the University of Miami, Dr. Wise has worked in settings ranging from acute care to rehabilitation centers, co-owned a private practice for 13 years, and co-founded two interprofessional post-polio evaluation clinics. Dr. Wise is a member of the MUSC incubator team with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NEXUS), a member of the MUSC Strategic Plan IP/ID Operations Team, and a faculty facilitator for the mandatory MUSC IP course Transforming Health Care. She has also served as a faculty facilitator since the inception of the MUSC campuswide IP day and mentored numerous extracurricular IP activities, including the MUSC Presidential Scholars Program and the yearly MUSC Clarion competition. Dr. Wise has several publications related to her experiences with IPE and collaborative practice and has been actively involved in IP-funded research teams.
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