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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Biographies." Institute of Medicine. 1998. Pacific Partnerships for Health: Charting a New Course. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5941.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Biographies." Institute of Medicine. 1998. Pacific Partnerships for Health: Charting a New Course. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5941.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Biographies." Institute of Medicine. 1998. Pacific Partnerships for Health: Charting a New Course. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5941.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Committee Biographies." Institute of Medicine. 1998. Pacific Partnerships for Health: Charting a New Course. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/5941.
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COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 85 Appendix A Committee Biographies ROBERT S. LAWRENCE, M.D., Committee Chair, is Associate Dean for Professional Education and Programs and Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He served for three years as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Public Health Service. He served as Chief of Medicine at the Cambridge Hospital and the Director of the Division of Primary Care and the Charles S. Davidson Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School until 1991. From 1991 to 1995 he was Director of Health Sciences at the Rockefeller Foundation. From 1984 to 1989 Dr. Lawrence chaired the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force of the Department of Health and Human Services and served on the successor Preventive Services Task Force from 1990 to 1995. Dr. Lawrence is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine and is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine, the Society of General Internal Medicine, and the American Public Health Association. DYANNE D. AFFONSO, R.N., Ph.D., is Dean and Professor at the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, and Associate Professor in the Women's and Children's Division of the School of Public Health. Previously, she was a faculty member at the School of Nursing of the University of California at San Francisco and the College of Nursing, University of Arizona. She is a leading authority in a variety of maternal-child health topics and plays an active role in recruitment and mentoring of minority women in

COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 86 biomedical careers. Her recent publications focus on health issues for women from ethnically diverse and rural backgrounds, with an emphasis on Asian-Pacific Islanders. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine. CAROLYNE K. DAVIS, R.N., Ph.D., is a national and international health care adviser to Ernst & Young. She received a B.S. in nursing from the Johns Hopkins University, and an M.S. in nursing and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Syracuse University. She has been Chair of the baccalaureate nursing program at Syracuse University and held many positions at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, including Dean of the School of Nursing, Professor of both nursing and education, and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. Following this, she became the fourth Administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration and held that position from 1981 to 1985. As Administrator, Dr. Davis oversaw the functions of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, which finance health care services for 54 million poor, elderly, and disabled Americans. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Nursing Economics and has more than 100 publications on a wide variety of issues concerning the health care system. Dr. Davis has received many honorary degrees and alumna awards, is on the board of directors or is a member of the board of several corporations, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine. WILLIAM H.J. HAFFNER, M.D., Captain, U.S. Public Health Service (PHS), has been Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences since September 1992. He began his PHS career with the Navajo Area Indian Health Service in 1971, where he served as Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology until 1980 and then as the Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant for the entire Indian Health Service from 1980 through 1994. Upon his transfer to the National Capital Area in 1981, he has served the Indian Health Service in a variety of consultative roles, and he was appointed the Chief Medical Officer of the PHS for two terms from 1990 through 1994. Dr. Haffner maintains an active clinical practice in obstetrics and gynecology at the National Naval Medical Center and the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Haffner is a graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, including 2 years as Chief of Residents. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. GLEN E. HAYDON, M.S., F.A.C.H.E., recently retired from the position of President of Mercy International Health Services. Mercy International is sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy and is organized to provide leadership and other training for hospital and clinic personnel and counsel to individual hospital, ministry of health, and other governmental leaders. Prior to serving in this position Mr. Haydon had served in various senior hospital

COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 87 administrative positions for the Sisters spanning 26 years. At one point he was responsible for the administration of seven rural hospitals in northern Iowa ranging in size from 35 to 90 beds. Mr. Haydon has served as Chairman of Iowa's Certificate of Need Committee, a member of the Health Systems Agency Board of Directors, and Chairman of the Iowa Health Plan Committee. He also held various positions with the Iowa Hospital Association and was Chairman of the Iowa Commission on Aging for 6 years. During his tenure he served as an Iowa Delegate to the White House Conference on Aging. He has directed medical and relief operations in a number of civil wars and natural disasters in Africa, Bangladesh, and Peru. To date, Mr. Haydon has provided counsel to health care delivery workers in 29 countries. Mr. Haydon has received awards from the International Committee of the Red Cross the White House, and the American Red Cross, for his work in developing countries. Mercy International Health Services also honored him with its highest award for service, recognizing particularly his zeal to assist health care workers in the less developed world. FRANCIS X. HEZEL, S.J., is a Jesuit priest who has worked in Micronesia since 1963, when he first came to Chuuk to teach at Xavier High School. He is Director of the Micronesian Seminar, a pastoral-research institute that has been heavily involved in public education for 25 years. In that capacity he has written articles on many phases of development in the region, sponsored numerous conferences, and authored several books and numerous articles on local history. Since 1992 he has been residing on Pohnpei and is now the regional superior of the Jesuits of Micronesia. AGNES MANGLONA McPHETRES, M.A. Ed., has been President of the Northern Marianas College in Saipan since 1983. From 1978 to 1983 she was the Superintendent of Education for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Ms. McPhetres was actively involved in the educational system of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and served in the Office of Transition when the Northern Marianas Islands achieved commonwealth status. She is a charter member of the Pacific Postsecondary Education Council, on which she served as chair from 1983 to 1985, and from 1993 to the present. She was also chair of the CNMI Humanities Council from 1990 to 1992. She is a member of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and from 1980 to 1984 served on the Commission of Federal Laws Applicable to CNMI. HON. TOSIWO NAKAYAMA is currently advisor to the Pacific Islands Development Bank, as well as Vice President of Governmental Affairs of the Bank of Guam. He comes to that position having served as the Federated States of Micronesia's first President, from 1979 to 1987. Former President Nakayama was the President of the Micronesia Constitutional Convention in 1975 and was a member of the Congress of Micronesia from 1965 to 1979, capping a distinguished political career that began in the Truk District Congress in 1959.

COMMITTEE BIOGRAPHIES 88 He served as advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations for Trusteeship Council in 1962, in 1972, and from 1979 to 1986. He attended the University of Hawaii and in 1982 received its highest alumnus award. the Rainbow Award, and the East-West Center's Distinguished Alumnus award for 1984. The University of Guam awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 1987. PAUL W. NANNIS, M.S.W., is Commissioner of Health, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a position he has held since 1988, with the exception of working for a half year for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as a Senior Program Officer in 1995 and 1996. He was Executive Director of the 16th Street Community Health Center from 1979 to 1988. The 16th Street Community Health Center is a federally funded, multiservice health center caring for an ethnically mixed population in Milwaukee. Paul attended the Health Executives Development Program at Cornell University in 1985 and the Public Health Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the University of California-Santa Cruz in 1992 and 1993. He was President of the Board of Directors of the U.S. Conference of Local Health Officers for two terms between 1991 and 1994, and he is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. Paul also served on the Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Primary Care from 1994 to 1996. TERENCE A. ROGERS, Ph.D., served as Dean of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii from 1971 to 1988. He was the Director of the Hawaii State Hospital from 1991 to 1993 and Counselor for Congressional Relations at the East-West Center in Honolulu from 1989 to 1991. He was Professor of Physiology at the John A. Burns School of Medicine from 1963 to 1989. Dr. Rogers took a sabbatical at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine in Japan from 1969 to 1970 and served on President Carter's Commission on World Hunger in Washington, D.C. from 1978 to 1980. Dr. Rogers has also served on the faculties of Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of Rochester School of Medicine. DAVID N. SUNDWALL, M.D., is President of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), which represents the leading national, regional, and local independent clinical laboratories. Prior to joining ACLA, Dr. Sundwall was Vice President and Medical Director of American Healthcare Systems, the largest coalition of not-for-profit hospital systems in the United States. Previous federal policy positions include Administrator of the Health Resources and Service Administration, U.S. Public Health Service, and Health Staff Director of the Labor and Human Resources Committee in the U.S. Senate. Dr. Sundwall is a graduate of the University of Utah (B.A. and M.D.) and completed his internship and residency in the Harvard University Family Practice Medicine Program. He is board-certified in internal medicine and family practice.

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The U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin consists of six island jurisdictions: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. This book examines one aspect of the ties and U.S. involvement with this part of the world—its role in the region's health care delivery system. Although the health status of the islanders and the challenges faced by the health care systems naturally vary within and among the jurisdictions, in general, almost all health indicators for the islanders are worse than those of mainland Americans. The health systems in the area must deal with conditions normally seen in developing countries (e.g., malnutrition, tuberculosis, dengue fever, and cholera) and in developed countries alike (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, and cancer). In examining the strengths and weaknesses of the area's systems, the volume provides a regional health overview and assessments of health care in individual jurisdictions, evaluates the Pacific Basin Medical Officers Training Program, and lays out a strategic plan for future health services in the U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin.

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