Appendix C Biographical Sketches
EDWARD B. PERRIN (Chair), a biostatistician and health services researcher, is professor and former chair of the Department of Health Services and of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington, and senior scientist at the V.A. Puget Sound Health Care System. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and of the Committee on National Statistics of the National Academy of Sciences. He is a former director of the National Center for Health Statistics and past president, member of the Governing Board, and distinguished fellow of the Association for Health Services Research. Dr. Perrin has served as chair of the Health Services Research Study Section and as a member of the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, DHHS, and is currently chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee at the Medical Outcomes Trust. His research and teaching interests and scientific publications focus on the development of new methodologies for the measurement of health outcomes and the use of large health data systems in decision making and policy development. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Middlebury College, an M.A. in mathematical statistics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Stanford University.
JOHN C. BAILAR III is professor and former chair of the Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago. In earlier years he was at the National Cancer Institute, Harvard University, and McGill University. He is trained in both medicine (M.D.) and statistics (Ph.D.), and works mainly on problems in the intersection of these fields. His special interests include cancer epidemiology, data quality, scientific communication, and misconduct in science.
THOMAS J. BARRETT has been director/commissioner for Colorado Mental Health Services since February 1996. He is responsible for planning, policy implementation, and resource allocation for the Colorado public mental health system, including community service contracts for over $150 million. He is also an adjunct full professor at the University of Denver and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is currently an officer for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and cochairs that organization's President's Task Force on Performance Measures. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has published numerous articles in the areas of mental health administration, performance evaluation, and program evaluation.
JANE S. DURCH joined the staff of the Committee on National Statistics in November 1997. Previously she was at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where she participated in several studies on subjects including community health and performance monitoring, vaccine development, and emergency medical services for children. Before coming to the IOM, she worked with the Division of Health Policy, Research, and Education at Harvard University; the Committee on Population and Demography at the National Research Council; and the Population Reference Bureau. She has a B.S.F.S. from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and an M.A. in demography from Georgetown University.
DAVID W. FLEMING is Oregon's state epidemiologist and oversees Health Division programs in communicable disease prevention; HIV and sexually transmitted diseases; health promotion and chronic disease prevention; environmental, occupational, and injury epidemiology; and vital records and community assessment. He received his M.D. at the State University of New York, his training in internal medicine at Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU), and his training in preventive medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is on the faculty of the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU and has authored or coauthored a number of scientific publications. He sits on several national advisory boards and task forces, including the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the U.S. Public Health Service Task Force on Community Preventive Services. He is the immediate past president of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the national association of state epidemiologists.
V. JOSEPH HOTZ is a professor in the Departments of Economics and Policy Studies at UCLA. Prior to his current appointment, he was a founding faculty member of the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at the University of Chicago. While at Chicago, he served as a research associate and director of the Population Research Center. He was involved in the formation of the Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, for
which he is now a national research associate and chair of the Advisory Panel for Research Uses of Administrative Data. He also serves as a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and has served on several National Academy of Sciences panels and as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services' JOBS Evaluation Advisory Panel. Over the past 5 years, he has had an ongoing advisory role on welfare reform with the California Department of Social Services, serving on its Research Advisory Committee and, more recently, on its Welfare Reform Data Collection Advisory Group. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and has published extensively in the areas of the economics of the family, applied econometrics, and the evaluation of social programs.
IRA R. KAUFMAN is clinical associate professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and he teaches at the New Jersey School of Public Health. Currently, he is the director of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation Information Access Program, and he was formerly director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Information for State Health Policy Program. He has advised various federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Health Care Financing Administration, as well as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy. He is a member of the advisory board of the American Hospital Association's Committee on Health Statistics and the executive board of the National Association of Health Data Organizations. He also served on the National Information Infrastructure Health Care Advisory Group of the Council on Competitiveness. Previously, he held positions in the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services, where he directed research and data activities for statewide health data systems. Also, he served as a primary consultant on data issues for Wisconsin's Medicaid program, public health programs, and regulatory programs. He has a B.S. and M.S. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
JOHN R. LUMPKIN was appointed director of the Illinois Department of Public Health in January 1991. He is the first African-American to hold this position. Previously, he was associate director of the department's Office of Health Care Regulation. Before joining the state health department, he was an emergency physician at several Chicago hospitals. He is an expert on public health information systems and performance measurement and teaches these subjects at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health. He is also a leading expert on injury prevention. He has served on several national advisory committees and currently serves on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee to the Director. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Using Performance Monitoring to Improve Community Health and the Public Health Roundtable. He is past president of the Association of State and Territorial Health
Officials and a current member of the executive committee, a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation for Accountability, a past board member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and past president of the Society of Teachers of Emergency Medicine. He received his M.D. in 1974 from Northwestern University Medical School, where he continues to serve as assistant professor in emergency medicine. He trained in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago and earned his M.P.H. from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health.
WILLIAM A. MORRILL is a senior fellow at Mathtech, Inc., a social science applied research consulting firm. As a former Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, he developed a thorough grounding in the nation's public health programs during his 4 years of service. He served more than a decade at the Office of Management and Budget, and also as deputy county executive of Fairfax County, Virginia. His applied research work has been concentrated in education, health, and human services; many of his recent projects have focused on performance measurement, strategic planning, and evaluation. He is a member of the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and has served in leadership roles in NAPA and the Council for Excellence in Government. He has also served on many commissions, standing committees, and panels of the National Research Council. He holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University.
R. HEATHER PALMER is director of the Center for Quality of Care Research and Education in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. She led the research team funded by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) that built the prototype system for the collection, retrieval, and evaluation of clinical performance measure sets, which is now available through the AHCPR home page as CONQUEST, the COmputerized Needs-oriented QUality Measurement Evaluation SysTem. CONQUEST is being developed as a national resource through the Quality Measurement Network (QMNet) project, funded by AHCPR. Dr. Palmer's current research focuses on measuring and improving quality of care. She serves on the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) Advisory Council on Performance Measurement, for which she is cochair of the Measure Evaluation Subcommittee; the Performance Measurement Advisory Committee of the American Medical Accreditation Program of the American Medical Association (AMA); and the Performance Measurement Coordinating Council established by the AMA, JCAHO, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr. Palmer is editor-in-chief of the journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care. She earned her baccalaureate from Cambridge University, the M.B. and B.Ch. (equivalent to the M.D. in the United
States) from Cambridge University and the Royal London Hospital Medical College, and an M.S. in health services administration from the Harvard School of Public Health.
J. SANFORD SCHWARTZ is professor of medicine and health management and economics at the School of Medicine and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a senior fellow and former executive director of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He received an A.B. in history from the University of Rochester and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed the Wharton School's M.B.A. program following a residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the evaluation of medical practices and medical decision making, including evaluating trade-offs among cost, quality, and outcomes in health care and optimizing the value of clinical information. He has received research support from and served as an advisor or consultant to a broad spectrum of governmental and private-sector groups, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Department of Defense; the Health Care Financing Administration; the Institute of Medicine; the National Institutes of Health; the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment; the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force; the Veterans Administration; the World Health Organization; health insurers and managed care organizations; the White House Health Care Reform Task Force; and many foundations, private-sector groups, and corporations. He is past president and trustee of the American Federation for Clinical Research and the Society for Medical Decision Making. He currently serves as a trustee of the American Society for Hypertension, associate editor of the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Managed Care.
SUSAN M. SKILLMAN is administrator of the Center for Cost and Outcomes Research at the University of Washington. She has been with the university for 9 years and has directed a wide range of research programs and projects, including the university's Center for Rural Health Services Research, studies of risk adjustment for managed care capitation, and studies of access to health insurance for low-income populations. Previously she worked for 8 years at the Center for Health Studies at Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, where she was coordinator for research development and managed several research projects. She has a B.A. from Whitman College and an M.S. from Washington State University.
MARY E. STUART is executive director of the Maryland Collaboratory for Business and Health. She is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she teaches courses on the organization and delivery of health services and issues in health care. She also holds faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health and the University of Maryland School of Phar-
macy. Previously, she was director of policy for the Maryland state health department and director of Medicaid policy. She has been involved in numerous research studies of factors affecting the cost and outcomes of health care. These include recently completed studies to examine factors contributing to high costs for Medicaid patients, a randomized clinical trial of outreach strategies for pregnant substance abusers, and patient satisfaction studies for Medicaid. She was active in promoting passage of Maryland's health reform legislation in 1993, and was appointed by the Governor to chair the Data Base Work Group of the Maryland Health Care Access and Cost Commission. She has a Doctor of Science degree in health policy and management from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
CYNTHIA P. TURNURE is health care program manager for the Center for Health Statistics, Minnesota Department of Health. Previously, she served as director of Minnesota's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Coordinating Board and as executive director of the Chemical Dependency Program Division of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, a position she held for 15 years. Under her leadership, Minnesota developed a number of state-of-the-art information systems that are considered models for the nation. She also helped develop Minnesota's Consolidated Chemical Dependency Treatment Fund, which combined a number of previously separate state and federal funding sources into one fund that allowed the "dollar to follow the client" based on uniform assessment and placement criteria. She served as a member of the Institute of Medicine committee that produced the 1990 report Broadening the Base of Treatment for Alcohol Problems. She has a B.A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Yale.
PAUL J. WIESNER is director of the DeKalb County (Georgia) Board of Health. He completed his medical training at the University of Wisconsin and his internal medicine and infectious disease training at the University of Rochester and the University of Washington. During a 20-year career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), he directed national programs on the control of sexually transmitted diseases, chronic disease, and public health training. He is on the board of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Center for the Advancement of Community Based Public Health. He is a member of the faculty of the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, the CDC Preventive Medicine Advisory Council, and the Coordinating Council of the Coalition for Healthier Cities and Communities. He is also chair of the Council of the Public Health Leadership Society. As chair of the APEX Workgroup for NACCHO, he is committed to developing local community systems for public health and providing practical tools for the transformation of local health departments. He is the author of more than 70 articles in scientific journals.
GAIL R. WILENSKY chairs the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and serves as the John M. Olin Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, where she analyzes and develops policies relating to health reform and to ongoing changes in the medical marketplace. In both capacities, she testifies frequently before congressional committees; acts as an advisor to members of Congress and other elected officials; and speaks nationally and internationally before professional, business, and consumer groups. Previously, she served as deputy assistant to President Bush for policy development, advising him on health and welfare issues. Prior to that, she was administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration, overseeing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. She is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves as a trustee of the Combined Benefits Fund of the United Mineworkers of America and of the Research Triangle Institute. She is an advisor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Commonwealth Fund and is a director on several corporate boards. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Michigan.