Committee and Staff Biographies
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.
Dr. Adams-Campbell holds three positions at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She is currently the Associate Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Cancer Control and Associate Professor of Oncology at the Howard University College of Medicine. She is also a Graduate Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Howard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Adams-Campbell received her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1983, where she was a Post Doctorate Fellow in Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Adams-Campbell is a member of several professional organizations, and has served on the boards of the Association of Black Cardiologists, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, SER, and the Society for Analysis of African-American Public Health Issues. Dr. Adams-Campbell has been awarded many academic and professional honors, the most recent being the Searle Distinguished Research Award in 1992.
Abdelmonen A. Afifi, Ph.D.
Dr. Afifi is the Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of California at Los Angeles, after serving as Head of the Biostatistics Division. He completed his Ph.D. in Statistics in 1965 at the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.S. degree at the University of Chicago in 1962. Dr. Afifi was a Guest Scholar at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria. Dr. Afifi is a member of several scientific organizations, including APHA, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the American Statistics Association, and the Biometric Society. Dr. Afifi reviews articles for many scientific journals, and is an associate editor for Computation Statistics and Data Analysis, Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - An International Journal, and Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. Dr. Afifi is also the recipient of many awards, and most recently received the Lowell Reed Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research from the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association.
Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.
At Yale University, Dr. Brownell is a Professor of Psychology, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and the Co-Director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders. Earlier, he was a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. In 1977, Dr. Brownell received his Ph.D. in
Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University, after completing an internship at Brown University. Dr. Brownell has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Academic Book Award from the American Library Association for Handbook of Behavioral Medicine for Women. His paper on “Understanding and Preventing Relapse” published in the American Psychologist was identified as one of the ten most frequently cited papers in psychology. Dr. Brownell has served as President of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and has served on the Board of Directors of other organizations including the North American Association for the Study of Obesity and the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Gary R. Cutter, Ph.D.
Since 1991 Dr. Cutter has been the President of Pythagoras, Inc. Prior to this he was Chairman, Biostatistics and Information Systems at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and prior to that was a Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Cutter received his M.S. in 1971 and his Ph.D. in 1974 in Biometry from the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. Dr. Cutter has been involved with and directed numerous coordinating centers of multi-center research, the most recent being the Umbilical Artery Catheter Placement Study, the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study, and the Contact Lens Ocular Complications Study. Dr. Cutter is a current member of several government advisory committees including the Data and Safety Monitoring Committees for the Hydroxyurea in the Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease; the Diabetes Control and Complications Trial and its Biostatistics Monitoring Group; and the Dietary Effects on Lipoproteins and Thrombogenic Activity Study. He serves as an administrator as Chairman NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel and is a member of the study section, the NHLBI Clinical Trials Review Committee. He is a member of the Research Committee of the American Sports Medicine Institute and serves on several committees for various professional associations.
John W. Farquhar, M.D.
Dr. Farquhar is the Director of the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, and is the C.F. Rehnborg Professor of Disease Prevention, and a Professor of Medicine and of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his M.D. in 1952 from the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco. Dr. Farquhar completed a residency in medicine at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and returned to San Francisco as a USPHS Postdoctoral Fellow in Cardiology. Dr. Farquhar took a sabbatical leave at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the Department of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics in 1968-69. Dr. Farquhar has received many academic honors, including the American Heart Association's Research Achievement Award in 1992. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences in 1978.
Marion J. Finkel, M.D. (Chair)
Dr. Finkel is the Vice President of Drug Registration and Regulatory Affairs of Sandoz Pharmaceuticals. She received her M.D. from Chicago Medical School in 1952, completed a Rotating Internship at the Jersey City Medical Center in 1952-1953, and did her residency in Internal Medicine at the Cumberland Hospital (1953) and Bellevue Hospital N.Y.U. Post Graduate Medical Division (1954-1956). Dr. Finkel worked with the Food and Drug Administration from 1963 to 1985, beginning as Medical Officer in the Bureau of Medicine and serving as Director of the Division of Metabolism and Endocrine Drugs, Deputy Director, Bureau of Drugs, Director of the Office of Scientific Evaluation, and Director of the Office of Orphan Products Development. Dr. Finkel is active with numerous professional organizations. Dr. Finkel has received many Federal awards, including a presidential award, public health service awards and FDA awards. She has published and presented over 100 papers.
Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Ph.D., R.D.
Dr. Kris-Etherton is Professor of Nutrition at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her M.S. degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University and became a Registered Dietitian in 1973. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Human Nutrition (supporting field: biochemistry and physiology) in 1978 from the University of Minnesota. As a Katherine McCormick Scholar, Dr. Kris-Etherton was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in Lipid Metabolism. She was a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention in 1986-1987, and a Visiting Scientist at the University of Hohenheim, West Germany, Institute of Biological Chemistry and Nutrition. From 1987 to 1991, Dr. Kris-Etherton served on the Arteriosclerosis, Hypertension and Lipid Metabolism Advisory Committee of the NIH, and participates in many professional activities. She has also served as a federal government consultant for NIH and NHLBI. Dr. Kris-Etherton has received many honors, and in 1991 received the Lederle Award for contributions to human nutrition research from the American Institute of Nutrition.
Jennifer L. Kelsey, Ph.D.
Dr. Kelsey is Chief of the Division of Epidemiology and Professor of Health Research and Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelsey was awarded her Ph.D. in Epidemiology (chronic diseases) at Yale University in 1969. Dr. Kelsey is an active member of professional groups, and is currently on the editorial board for the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, the Merck Scientific Advisory Committee for fellowships in clinical epidemiology, a series editor for the Oxford Monographs in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and an editor for Epidemiologic Reviews. In 1991, Dr. Kelsey received the John Snow Award from the American Public Health Association for contributions to epidemiology.
D. Joanne Lynn, M.D.
Dr. Lynn is a Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine, Associate Director of the Center for the Aging, and a Senior Associate in the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Before moving to
Dartmouth, Dr. Lynn held various positions in geriatrics and health services research at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Lynn received her M.D. in 1974 from Boston University and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at The George Washington University. Dr. Lynn earned an M.A. in Philosophy and Social Policy in 1982. She is Co-Director of SUPPORT, the Study to Understand Prognosis and Performance for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments, and was Assistant Director of the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research. Dr. Lynn is active in several professional groups, including the American Hospital Association, Technical Panel on Biomedical Ethics; the American Geriatrics Society, Committees on Public Policy and Ethics and Board of Directors; and the Geriatrics and Gerontology Advisory Committee to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Lynn Rosenberg, Sc.D.
Dr. Rosenberg is a Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health and Assistant Director of the Slone Epidemiology Unit, both at the Boston University School of Medicine. In 1978 Dr. Rosenberg received her Sc.D. in Epidemiology. She also received an M.S. in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health, and an M.S. in Chemistry from Boston University, Graduate School of Chemistry. She was a National Science Foundation Fellow from 1960-1961. Dr. Rosenberg is active in several professional groups, including the Society for Epidemiologic Research, of which she was President in 1992, and acts as Associate Editor for the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Diane B. Stoy, Ed.D., R.N.
Dr. Stoy is the Operations Director of the Lipid Research Clinic at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where she is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Care Sciences, and Legislative Director for the D.C. Cardiovascular and Renal Education Consortium. Dr. Stoy received her Ed.D. from The George Washington University in 1993 in Human Resources Development/Cross Cultural Studies, and completed her M.A. in Adult Education with distinction in 1983. Dr. Stoy received her Diploma in Nursing in 1966. As clinical director of one of the original Lipid Research Clinics she has directed numerous federally sponsored clinical trials, including the Coronary Primary Prevention Trial, the Postmenopausal Estrogen Progestin Interventions Trial, the Cholesterol Reduction in Senior Persons Study, as well as the Heart Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Therapy. Dr. Stoy is active in many professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and co-chair of the Interdisciplinary Professional Education Program; the American Public Health Association; the American Society for Health Education and Training; the International Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research. Dr. Stoy is also a member of the NIH Task Force on the Recruitment and Retention of Women in Clinical Trials. She has served as a health care consultant on a variety of organizations within the federal government and private sectors, and has received numerous awards for her work in health education.
Donna F. Allen
Donna F. Allen is the Project Assistant for the Committee to Review the NIH Women's Health Initiative. Mrs. Allen is a practiced meeting coordinator, and has acquired over twenty years of administrative, supervisory, and logistics experience in business administration and computer science. She is competent in a myriad of software and database maintenance tools. Prior to coming to the Institute of Medicine, she was the Administrative Assistant to the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, National Research Council and has supported several other committees in her twelve years of service at the National Academy of Sciences. Mrs. Allen is working towards her degree in Business Administration.
Dana Hotra, M.H.S.
Dana Hotra is a Research Associate at the Institute of Medicine. She received her B.A. in anthropology at the University of California at Santa Barbara and her M.H.S. from the Department of Maternal and Child Health, The Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Prior to joining the Institute of Medicine in 1991, she coordinated the Volunteer Program at the National Abortion Rights Action League in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hotra works on two projects at the Institute of Medicine: the Committee to Review the NIH Women's Health Initiative in the Food and Nutrition Board, and the Study of Female Morbidity and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa in the Division of International Health.
Felice H. LePar, A.B.
Felice LePar was the Research Assistant for the Committee to Review the NIH Women's Health Initiative from June through July 1993. She graduated in June 1992 from Princeton University with an A.B. with High Honors in Chemistry and a Certificate in Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Ms. Lepar held an internship in the Congressional Research Service and has interests in bioethics and women's health. She attends Harvard Medical School, and plans to study for an M.P.H. or M.P.P. after graduating in June 1996.
Valerie Petit Setlow, Ph.D.
Valerie Petit Setlow is Director of the Health Sciences Policy Division, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. She received her B.S. from Xavier University of Louisiana in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from The Johns Hopkins University in 1976. After Postdoctoral research at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, and NIH intramural laboratories, Dr. Setlow joined the National Institute of Arthritis, Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases successively as Special Assistant and Assistant Program Director for the Diabetes Research Program and then as Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Research Program. She served concurrently as Assistant to the Division Director of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases Division for management and operations. Dr. Setlow later joined the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health as a Senior Health Policy Analyst.
Subsequently, she joined the National AIDS Program Office (NAPO) as the NIH Desk Officer and then held increasingly responsible positions in NAPO; as the Director of the Policy Analysis and Coordination staff, as Deputy Director, and then as Acting Director of the office. Dr. Setlow is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists (ASBMB). Dr. Setlow is the recipient of a number of individual and group honors and awards from the Public Health Service.
Susan Thaul, Ph.D. (Study Director)
Serving as Study Director of the Committee to Review the NIH Women 's Health Initiative has been Susan Thaul's first assignment at the Institute of Medicine, where she is also the Director of the National Forum on Health Statistics. She received a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University and an M.S. in health policy and management from Harvard University. Dr. Thaul most recently led the health staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, where she developed legislation in preventive health care and research, women's health care, sexual assault services and prevention, nurse and physician pay, and health effects of environmental hazards during military service. Earlier positions were with the Hospital Studies Program of what is now the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, working on the costs of pediatric AIDS and the costs of hospital care for research subjects; the Harlem Hospital Prevention of Prematurity Project; and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, where Dr. Thaul held successive positions leading to Associate Director of the NYC Emergency Medical Service.
Catherine E. Woteki, Ph.D., R.D.
Catherine E. Woteki is Director of the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board. Prior to joining the IOM, she was Deputy Director of the Division of Health Examination Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She has served in important health posts at the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Information Service. Dr. Woteki is co-editor of the FNB publication, Eat For Life: The Food and Nutrition Board's Guide to Reducing Your Risk of Chronic Disease. She was a recipient of an IOM Distinguished Staff Award in 1991 and holds various honors from the Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Woteki currently serves as a member of the Council on Research of the American Dietetic Association, and on the editorial advisory board of the American Institute of Nutrition. Dr. Woteki holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Mary Washington College, Fredricksburg, Virginia; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Human Nutrition from Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.