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Project Title: Development of a Case Definition for Chronic Multisymptom Illness

PIN: IOM-BSP-12-07        

Major Unit:
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit: Board on the Health of Select Populations

RSO:

Fulco, Carolyn

Subject/Focus Area:  Health and Medicine


Committee Membership
Date Posted:   08/13/2013


Dr. Kenneth I. Shine - (Chair)
The University of Texas System

Kenneth I. Shine, M.D., is Executive Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs of The University of Texas System, which oversees the six University of Texas health institutions, including medical, dental, and public health schools. He is the former President of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academies, and was the founding Director of the RAND Center for Domestic and International Health Security. Dr. Shine was Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, where he served as dean and provost prior to his appointment at the IOM. A cardiologist and physiologist, he has an A.B. in biochemical sciences from Harvard College and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and American College of Physicians and is a member of many other honorary and academic societies, including the Institute of Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges from 1991-1992, and was President of the American Heart Association from 1985-1986. Dr. Shine’s many publications are not only in the field of cardiology but also on issues of medical research, public health, and public policy. He has served as an advisor to many national commissions and chaired a number of IOM studies.

Dr. Floyd E. Bloom
The Scripps Research Institute

Floyd E. Bloom, M.D., is a past chairman of AAAS, former editor-in-chief of the journal Science and former chairman of the Department of Neuropharmacology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, he is the recipient of numerous prizes for his contributions to science, including the Janssen Award in the Basic Sciences, the Pasarow Award in Neuropsychiatry, and the IOM’s Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health. He has also been named a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and a member of the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Bloom's more than 600 publications include the seminal work, The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology and The Dana Guide to Brain Health. In an important call-to-arms for healing the U.S. health care system, published 13 June in Science and based on his Presidential Lecture at the 2003 AAAS Annual Meeting, he describes how events of the 20th century have produced a system that cannot incorporate or implement new knowledge for the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Dr. Bloom earned his B.A. from Southern Methodist University and his M.D. from the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Bloom is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Deborah A. Cory-Slechta
University of Rochester

Deborah A. Cory-Slechta, Ph.D., is a professor of environmental medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She was formerly director of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her research interests include the relationships between neurotransmitter systems and behavior, and how such relationships are altered by exposure to environmental toxicants, particularly the role of environmental neurotoxicants in developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Cory-Slechta has served on numerous national research review and advisory panels, including those for the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She served on the National Research Council’s Committee on Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene and the Committee on Toxicology and on the Institute of Medicine’s Committees on Gulf War and Health: Literature Review of Pesticides and Solvents. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Fred Friedberg
Stony Brook University

Fred Friedberg, Ph.D., is Research Associate Professor at the Stony Brook University Medical Center. His treatment specialties are chronic fatigue and chronic pain, behavioral self-management, cognitive-behavior therapy, stress management, relaxation techniques, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Friedberg’s research interests are in the areas of chronic fatigue syndrome, unexplained chronic fatigue, illness self-management, cognitive-behavior therapy, fibromyalgia and EMDR. He is the founder and editor of the new peer review journal: Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health and Behavior (Routledge/Taylor and Francis) and lead author of the 2012 ME/CFS Primer for Clinical Practitioners (Wilshire Press). He is also president of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue (IACFS/ME) and a current member of the HHS CFS Advisory Committee. Dr. Friedberg has served as chairperson (2011-13) and a panel member of NIH Special Emphasis Panel to review grant applications on CFS and fibromyalgia Dr. Friedberg received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the City University of New York.

Dr. Joanna G. Katzman
The University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Joanna G. Katzman, M.D., is an Associate Professor in Neurology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Clinical Integration and Ambulatory Services for the University of New Mexico Health System. Dr. Katzman is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Pain Program and the Project ECHO Chronic Pain and Headache tele-ECHO clinic at the University of New Mexico. These two clinics were awarded the American Pain Society's 2011 Clinical Centers of Excellence Award. Dr. Katzman received her M.D. degree from Yale University School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency and Fellowship training in Neuro-Rehabilitation at UCLA Medical Center. She also holds a Master of Science in Public Health.

Dr. Howard M. Kipen
UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway

Howard M. Kipen, M.D., M.P.H., is professor of environmental and occupational medicine, acting Associate Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute, and Director, Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine Division at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His research focus is the effects of exposure to environmental agents, such as ambient air pollution, benzene, asbestos, and airway irritants. He has served as a member or chair of several IOM committees, including the Committee on the Persian Gulf Syndrome Comprehensive Clinical Evaluation Program. He received his M.D. from University of California at San Francisco and his M.P.H. from Columbia University School of Public Health. He is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine.

Dr. James Levenson
Virginia Commonwealth University

James L. Levenson, M.D., currently serves as Professor of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Surgery, Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Chair, Division of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. He specializes in psychiatric problems in the medically ill, with subspecialties in psychosomatic medicine and geriatric psychiatry. He was the editor of the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine (2005, 2011). Dr. Levenson has also been recognized with VCU's highest teaching award and its Distinguished Clinician Award. He received his M.D. in 1977 from University of Michigan.

Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth
University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth, M.D., Ph.D., is director of the ALS Center at UCSF Medical Center and Professor of Neurology at UCSF. She is a specialist in treating patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and is particularly interested in research involving electrophysiological and genetic predictors in ALS. Dr. Lomen-Hoerth also is interested in the overlap of ALS and frontotemporal dementia, a related neurodegenerative disease. She is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the Bay Area chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Dr. Lomen-Hoerth earned a M.D. and a Ph.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine in neurosciences. At UCSF, she served as chief resident in neurology and completed a fellowship in electromyography and neuromuscular disorders. Her bachelor's degree is in biochemistry from the University of Arizona.

Dr. Thomas J. Mason
University of South Florida

Thomas J. Mason, Ph.D., is Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of South Florida. His research interests include assessment of environmental and occupational exposure-related health effects with emphasis given to screening for bladder cancer within occupational cohorts, population surveillance systems, evidence-based clinical decision making, biochemical and molecular epidemiology, and disaster management. Dr. Mason served as the Chair of the Veterans Affairs Merit Review for Epidemiology Subcommittee from 1997 – 2002. Dr. Mason was commissioned at the CDC in 1967. He served Intermittent Tours of Active Duty at the rank of CAPT (O-6) from 1987-2001 at the NCI/NIH, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, and post 9/11 was activated to serve at the CDC, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (2001-2010). Dr. Mason was appointed to the Armed Forces Epidemiological Board/ Defense Health Board serving on the Core Board and the Occupational/Environmental Health and Medical Surveillance Subcommittee from 2006-2010. He also serves as an Associate Dean of the International Center for Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine. He was recently appointed as a Senior Scientific Advisor to the Joint Forces Command, Joint Center for Operational Analysis. Dr. Mason has held appointments at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology as a Visiting Scientist, as well as, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, Uniformed Services University. He received his B.A. from St. Bernard College, his M.S. from the University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. from University of Georgia.

Dr. Linda Anh B. Nguyen
Stanford University

Linda Anh B. Nguyen, M.D., is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology and Hepatology department of Stanford University. Her research interests focus on disorder of gastrointestinal motility. Specifically, those related to nausea and vomiting with or without gastroparesis, reflux and swallowing disorders, and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Nguyen received her M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. F. Javier Nieto
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

F. Javier Nieto, M.D., Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, Helfaer Professor of Public Health, and professor of population health sciences and family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. His research interests include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and health consequences of sleep disorders and psychosocial stress. He is a co-author of a textbook on intermediate epidemiology methods titled Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, and has served as a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology. Dr. Nieto received his M.D. from the University of Valencia, Spain, and completed a residency in Family and Community Medicine in Spain and an MPH degree in Havana, Cuba. After a brief period of working for the Spanish Government in developing primary health care centers in a rural area of central Spain, he came to the United States. At Johns Hopkins University he earned a M.H.S. and Ph.D. in epidemiology.

Dr. Ron F. Teichman
Independent

Ron F. Teichman is board certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine and currently runs an occupational and environmental health consulting practice in West Orange, N.J. He spent almost 10 years as the Medical Director/Associate Director for Clinical Services, Education and Risk Communication at the Department of Veterans Affairs War Related Illness and Injury Study Center, in East Orange, New Jersey. This is a clinically focused national program established in 2001 by the VA to evaluate and address the needs of combat Veterans, initially focusing on GW Veterans, with Medically Unexplained Symptoms. He has been involved with the comprehensive evaluation of hundreds of Gulf War Veterans with Medically Unexplained Multi-System Illness. In this capacity, Dr. Teichman became a national subject matter expert on exposure concerns of Veterans Dr. Teichman received his M.D. degree from the New York Medical College and his M.P.H. in occupational health from the Columbia University School of Public Health.

Dr. Suzanne D. Vernon
CFIDS Association of America

Suzanne D. Vernon, Ph.D., is the scientific director of the CFIDS Association of America, the nation’s leading nonprofit group for education, research and public policy initiatives related to Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Dr. Vernon designed, implemented and leads the organization’s innovative Research Institute Without Walls, the platform for patient-centered participatory, predictive and personalized research for safe and effective treatment for ME/CFS. She has successfully identified and funded young investigators, seeded cutting-edge microbiome, metagenome, epigenetic and drug-repurposing research and successfully “de-risked” ME/CFS research making it attractive to larger funding agencies and to industry. Before coming to the CFIDS Association of America in 2007, Dr. Vernon served as a team leader in the Chronic Viral Diseases Branch at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She currently serves on the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program Gulf War Illness Research Program integration panel. Dr. Vernon serves as a subject matter expert in numerous settings, including scientific proceedings, policy meetings, development activities and conferences for health care professionals and patients. Dr. Vernon received her Ph.D. in Virology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Dr. Karon F. Cook
Northwestern University

Karon Frances Cook, PhD, is Research Associate Professor in Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Dr. Cook is a psychometrician, outcomes researcher, and leading expert in the development and evaluation of measures of self-reported health outcomes. Her work focuses on item response theory applications including computer adaptive testing. She is currently principal investigator (PI) for a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to examine the impact of trans-diagnostic symptoms on the measurement of depression. She also is completing work as PI on a grant funded by NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research. This American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project is developing self-and observer-reported measures of pain behaviors. In addition to these projects, she is funded on the NIH Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological Function and Behavior and on the NIH Roadmap Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Technical Center.

Dr. Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos, PhD, MPH, is Assistant Professor and Director, Psychiatry Biostatistics and Methodology Core, Joint Appointment in Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Leoutsakos research involves the application of biostatistics to psychiatric research, both clinical and epidemiological. I am primarily interested in latent variable methods, including latent class analysis and growth mixture models which allow for the modeling of risk factors, treatment response, or outcomes as a function of latent class membership based on patterns of symptoms or shapes of trajectories over time.

Dr. Anne L. Oaklander
Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD is Associate Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant in Pathology (Neuropathology) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Cornell University and M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After neurology residency at UMDNJ, she undertook postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins and joined their Neurosurgery faculty until moving to MGH, where she attends for the neurology service and directs the neurodiagnostic skin-biopsy service. Dr. Oaklander directs an NIH, DoD, and foundation-funded laboratory that studies causes of chronic pain and itch. She is known for discoveries on post herpetic neuralgia and pruritis. Her group was among the first to identify nerve injuries in patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome type I. Small-fiber polyneuropathies are another interest. She has more than 75 publications and serves on the editorial board of the journal PAIN. She is a member of the American Neurological Association and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. She serves on advisory and review panels for the NIH, the VA, and the Institute of Medicine.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Note (08-13-2013): There has been a change in committee membership with the appointments of Karon Cook, Jeannie-Marie Leoutsakos, and Anne L. Oaklander.