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APPENDIX B Committee Biographies WILLIAM H. FOEGE, Chairman, is assistant surgeon general and special assistant for policy development at the Centers for Disease Control, where he served as director from 1977 to 1983. Dr. Foege is president-elect of the Amer loan Public Health Association. He is pro ject director for a national health policy project chaired by former President Jimmy Carter and director of an inter- national task force for child survival cosponsored by the World Health Organization, Rockefeller Foundation, United Nations Development Program, World Bank, and UNICEF. SUSAN P. BAKER, Vice~Chairman, is professor of health policy and management and of environmental health ~;cienc:es at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, with a joint appointment in pediatrics at the School of Medicine. An epidemiologist specializing in injury control, Dr. Baker i'; senior author of The Injury Fact Book and chaired the advisory panel for the Department of Transportation ' '; National Accident Sampling System. Ber research has addressed injuries; from motor- vehicle crashes, fires;, and poisoning and occupational injuries. JOHN H. DAVIS is professor and chairman of the Department of Surgery of The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Davis also serves as associate dean for clinical affairs in the College of Medicine and chief executive off icer of the University Health Center. He is the editor of the Journal of Trauma, serves on the board of directors; of , the American Trauma Society and the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and is a past member of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons 149
150 and of the National Research Council. He is pas t chairman of the Surgery Study Section of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. PARK E. DIETZ is associate professor of law and of behavioral medicine and psychiatry and medical director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy at the University of Virginia Schools of Law and Medicine. Dr. Dietz is a psychiatrist and sociologist specializing in criminal violence. He is vice-president of the Amer ican Academy of Psych iatry and the Law, a consultant to the FBI Academy Behavioral Science Unit, and pr incipal investigator for a National Institute of Justice study of mental disorder and violent cr ime . DONALD S. . GANN is chairman of the Depar tment of Sur- gery at Brown University and chief of surgery at Rhode Island Hospital . Dr . Gann specializes in surgery of the injured patient and in the hormonal and metabolic res- ponse to injury. He has been chairman of the National Research Council Committee on Emergency Medical Services since 1974. He is secretary of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and chairman of the Subcom- mittee on Education of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. ALBERT I. RING is professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Bioengineering Center at Wayne State University. Dr. King'= principal research is in injury biomechanics and low back pain. His research is supported by U.S. government agencies and industry. Re is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an associate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. ROBERT R. McME$KIN is director of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. MoMeekin is both a physician and an attorney. Be was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in 1980. His major health policy interests are the health and safety aspects of transportation systems, medical issues in national defense, and the relation of military medicine to other health care systems. He is a recognized authority on aircraft accident investigations, directed the medical investigation of the 747 collision in the Canary Islands and the Jonestown homicides/suicides, and recently led a forensic team to Grenada. Be served with He Rockefeller
151 Commission on CIA activities in the United States regarding the assassination of President Kennedy. JOHN F. MULLAN is professor and chairman of the Division of Neurological Surgery at the University of Chicago and until recently was director of the Brain Research Institute of the university. Dr. Mullan is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, assistant secretary of the World Federation of Neurological Societies, a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (Harvey Cushing Society) and the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, and president of the Society of Neurological Surgeons. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Neurosurgery and the AMA Archives of Neurology. BRIAN O'NEILL is executive vice-president of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Mr. O'Neill is head of the Institute 's research and communication programs and is responsible for developing and imple- menting programs to reduce the losses--deaths, injuries, and property damage--resulting from motor-vehicle crashes. He is vice chairman of the National Safety Council's Committee on Alcohol and Other Drugs and a member of the National Research Counc~l's Committee on Geometric Design Standards for Highway Improvements. He has also served on the advisory committee for the Department of Transportation's National Accident Sampling System. JAMES B. RESWICK is director of the Rehabilitation Research and Development Evaluation Unit at the Veterans' Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Reswick has directed centers at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Southern California Rancho Los Amigos Hospital that develop technologic devices for disabled persons. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering and served as senior scientist at the National Institute of Handicapped Research for 3 years. He was the founding president of the Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America, is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. LEON S. ROBERTSON is a research scientist in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health of the Yale University School of Medicine. For the past 15 years,
152 Dr. Robertson has conducted research on the epidemiology of in jur ies and the ef festiveness of injury control programs. He has served on the faculties of The Johns Hopk ins University, Harvard University Medical School, and Wake Forest University, and has taught for several years in the summer session in epidemiology at the University of Minnesota. He was also a senior behavioral scientist in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. RICHARD G. SNYDER is director of the National Aero- nautics and Space Administration Center for Excellence in Man-Systems Research, a research scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Institute of Science and Technology, and professor of anthropology. Dr. Snyder served as head of the Bio- medical Department of the Highway Safety Research Institute for 14 years, has taught at various univer- sities, and has managed biomechanics and impact in jury research at Ford Motor Company and, as chief of the Physical Anthropology Laboratory, at the Civil Aero- medical Research Institute of the Federal Aviation Administration. He has written some 400 scientific publications, reports, and presentations, primarily on human tolerance, occupant crash protection, and impact · - ~n~urye WILLIAM A. SPENCER is president of The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research at the Texas Medical Center in Houston and professor and chairman of the Fleming Department of Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Spencer, a member of the Institute of Medicine, is a consultant to the National Institute of Handicapped Research and a consultant in rehabilitation to numerous hospitals in Texas. Be serves on the scientific advisory board of the Paralyzed Veterans of America Technology and Research Foundation and the scientific merit review board for rehabilitation research and development of the Veterans' Administration and is a member of the executive committee of the board of the National Association of Rehabilitation Research Centers. He z~ also on the editorial boards of several journals in the fields of computers, information handling, and physical medicine and prosthetics. C. THOMAS THOMPSON is a general surgeon in private practice in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Dr. Thompson has a long-standing interest in injury dating back to his
153 residency years in New Orleans after he received his medical degree at Harvard University Medical School in 1949. He has held various positions on the Committee on Tr auma of the Amer loan College of Surgeons, culminating in appointment as chairman in 1978. He is currently governor and a senior member of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. His interest in standards of injury care has led to publication of the optimal care documents. He has been an administrator at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, and chairman of the executive co~unittee of its board of directors. DAVID C. VIANO is assistant head of the Biomedical Science Department of General Motors Research Laboratories. Dr. Viano is in charge of the research program dealing with the biomechanics and pathophysiology of automotive crash injuries. He is a specialist in the biomechanics of whole-body, internal-organ, and soft-tissue injury and has identified the viscous mechanism of soft-tissue damage. He has degrees in applied mechanics from the California Institute of Technology and has completed postdoctoral research in biomedical sciences. Be is on the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University, where he has taught graduate courses in biomeabanics and conducted research. JULIAN A. WAr7~R is professor of medicine at The University of Vermont. Dr. Waller, an epidemiologist and public health specialist, has carried out research and intervention programs in both highway and nonhighway safety for the last 25 years. He is a past president of the American Association for Automotive Medicine and has served on the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee and the National Academy of Sciences Review Panel for the National Bureau of Standards and as a consultant on injury to the World Health Organization and the National Commission on Causes and Prevention of Violence. He received the National Safety Council' Metropolitan Life Award for Accident Research.