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FORUM STAFF Scott Wollek Forum Co-Director, Senior Program Officer Lisa Brown Forum Co-Director, Senior Program Officer Aurelia Attal-Juncqua Associate Program Officer Michael Berrios Research Associate Kim Sutton Senior Program Assistant BOARD ON HEALTH SCIENCES POLICY STAFF Andrew Pope Board Director Bridget Borel Research Associate/Program Coordinator 16
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ABOUT THE FORUM ABOUT THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE Formed in 2007, the Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies convenes The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and public- and private-sector leaders to improve the nationâs National Academy of Medicine work together as the National Academies of preparedness for, response to, and recovery from disasters, Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies) to provide public health emergencies, and emerging threats. independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The forum fosters in-depth policy discussion and The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize collaboration to identify barriers and explore solutions to outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding ensure and sustain national security, promote recovery, and in matters of science, engineering, and medicine. enhance resilience. It is a self-governing body composed of members and other key stakeholders at the federal, state, The Health and Medicine Division (HMD), formerly known as the program unit and local levels representing government, nongovernment, of the Institute of Medicine, is a division of the National Academies. HMDâs aim and private sectors. is to help those in government and the private sector make informed health decisions by providing evidence upon which they can rely. Each year, more than Its membership identifies meeting and workshop topics 3,000 individuals volunteer their time, knowledge, and expertise to advance the for exploration and discussion and creates strategic nationâs health through the work of HMD. direction to advance the field of medical and public health preparedness. Many of the studies that HMD undertakes are requested by federal agencies and independent organizations; others begin as specific mandates from To learn more about the forum, visit Congress. While our expert, consensus committees are vital to our advisory http://nationalacademies.org/MedPrepForum. role, HMD also convenes a series of forums, roundtables, and standing committees, as well as other activities, to facilitate discussion, discovery, and critical, cross-disciplinary thinking. Learn more about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at www.nationalacademies.org.