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Project Title: Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of Young Adults

PIN: IOM-BCYF-12-07        

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit: Board on Children, Youth, and Families


Stroud, Clare

Subject/Focus Area:  Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education; Health and Medicine

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   11/19/2013

Mr. Richard J. Bonnie - (Chair)
University of Virginia

Richard Bonnie, LL.B., teaches and writes about criminal law, bioethics, and public policies relating to mental health, substance abuse, and public health. Mr. Bonnie has been actively involved in public service throughout his career. Among other positions, he has been Associate Director of the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse (1971 73); Secretary of the first National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (1975 80); chair of Virginia=s State Human Rights Committee responsible for protecting rights of persons with mental disabilities (1979-85), and chief advisor for the ABA Criminal Justice¬ Mental Health Standards Project (1981-88). He recently chaired a Commission on Mental Health Law Reform at the request of the Chief Justice of Virginia (2006-2011). Mr. Bonnie has ¬served as an advisor to the American Psychiatric Association Council on Psychiatry and Law since 1979, received the APA’s Isaac Ray Award in 1998 for contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry, and was awarded a special presidential commendation in 2003 for his contributions to American psychiatry. He has also served on three MacArthur Foundation research networks -- on Mental Health and the Law (1988-96), Mandated Community Treatment (2000–2010) and Law and Neuroscience (since 2008). In 1991, Professor Bonnie was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies and has chaired numerous Academy studies on subjects ranging from elder mistreatment to underage drinking, including the landmark report, Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation (2007). Most recently, he chaired a major National Research Council study on juvenile justice reform. He received the Yarmolinsky Medal in 2002 for his contributions to the IOM and the National Academies. In 2007, Professor Bonnie received the University of Virginia’s highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award.

Dr. Claire D. Brindis
University of California, San Francisco

Claire D. Brindis, Dr.P.H., is director of the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and professor of pediatrics and health policy in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is also a director of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health and Executive Director of the National Adolescent and Young Adult Health Information Center (NAHIC) at UCSF. Incorporating a variety of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as community participatory research, Dr. Brindis’ research focuses on program evaluation and the translation of research into policy at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Brindis’ specific content expertise is in the areas of: young adult, adolescent and child health policy, and analyses of a wide-ranging array of health policies, including improving health care access for under-served communities and pursuing strategies for closing the gap between the emergence of evidence-based innovation and its application to policy and programs. Her research portfolio include policy analyses and evaluations of the state of California’s comprehensive teenage pregnancy prevention programs, the evaluation of California’s Family PACT program, the impact of health care reform on adolescents and young adults’ access to health care, including the incorporation of clinical preventive guidelines aimed at improving the health of young adults, and the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Journalism’s Health Disparities Media Fellowship Program. Dr. Brindis recently served as a member of the Planning Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the California Department of Health Services with the 2000 Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health, the Federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau Director's Award, the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs’s John C. MacQueen Lecture Award, the UCSF’s Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women, and UCLA’s 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Award. She was elected to the IOM in 2010.

Ms. Gladys Carrión
New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS)

Gladys Carrión, J.D., was appointed Commissioner of the New York State Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) in January 2007. The numerous responsibilities she oversees at OCFS include foster care, adoption and adoption assistance; child protective services; preventive services for children and families; child care services; and protective programs for vulnerable adults. Commissioner Carrión is also responsible for directing the oversight, administration and management of specialized programs for juvenile delinquents and juvenile offenders and residential facilities for youth placed in the custody of OCFS by the family and criminal courts. She is also responsible for directing the functions performed by the Commission for the Blind (NYSCB), and state government responses to the needs of Native Americans on reservations and in communities. Previously, Commissioner Carrión was senior vice president for community investment with the United Way of New York City and executive director of Inwood House, one of the oldest youth serving organizations in the city. She began also served for three years as commissioner of the New York City Community Development Agency, where she developed citywide policy and programs designed to address the human services needs of the city's most vulnerable citizens, and ensured the quality performance of more than 300 city-funded community-based organizations. Until her appointment, Commissioner Carrión was chair of the board of the New York Foundation, and served on the advisory board of Child Welfare Watch. She has served on numerous boards including the Executive Committee of Legal Services of New York, the Puerto Rican Policy Institute, and Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice. She served as the chair of the Latino Child Welfare Collaborative, a project of the Committee for Hispanic Children and Families, and was a member of the Children's Defense Fund's New York Advisory Board and a co-chair of Agenda For Children Tomorrow (ACT). Commissioner Carrión is a graduate of Fordham University and New York University School of Law.

Dr. Mark Courtney
The University of Chicago

Mark E. Courtney, Ph.D., M.S.W, is a Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has also served on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin (1992-2000) and University of Washington (2007-2010). His fields of special interest are child welfare policy and services, the connection between child welfare services and other institutions serving families living in poverty, and the transition to adulthood for vulnerable populations. He is a faculty affiliate of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, which he served as Director from 2001 to 2006. He was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Courtney received the 2010 Peter W. Forsythe Award for leadership in public child welfare from the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators and in 2012 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. He obtained his MSW and Ph.D. degrees from the School of Social Welfare at the University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Robert Crosnoe
The University of Texas at Austin

Rob Crosnoe, Ph.D., is the Elsie and Stanley E. (Skinny) Adams, Sr. Centennial Professor in Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology, Department of Psychology (by courtesy), and Population Research Center. Prior to coming to UT, he received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Crosnoe’s main field of interest is the connections among health, human development, and education and the contributions of these connections to socioeconomic and immigration-related inequalities in American society. This work has been published in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, American Sociological Review, Social Forces, American Educational Research Journal, and Journal of Marriage and Family and supported by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the William T. Grant Foundation, and the Foundation for Child Development. His books include Mexican Roots, American Schools: Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed (Stanford University Press), Fitting In, Standing Out: Navigating the Social Challenges of High School to Get an Education (Cambridge University Press), and Physical Attractiveness and the Accumulation of Social and Human Capital from Adolescence into Adulthood (forthcoming at SRCD Monographs, with Rachel Gordon). Dr. Crosnoe is also a member of the NICHD Early Child Care Network, the Governing Council of Society for Research in Child Development, the Governing Council of Society for Research on Adolescence, and the Advisory Board of the Council of Contemporary Families, and he is Deputy Editor of Journal of Marriage and Family.

Dr. Maryann Davis
University of Massachusetts Medical Center at

Maryann Davis, Ph.D., is a research associate professor with the Center for Mental Health Services Research in the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry. She is also director of the Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions RTC). Dr. Davis is an internationally recognized expert on services for transition age youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Her focus is on improving treatments and services for this population that help support the development of adult role functioning during the transition from adolescence to mature adulthood. She has examined the ways in which policies and practices support or impeded the healthy development of this unique age group. Dr. Davis’ work also emphasizes the development of evidence-based interventions that improve this population’s transition into adulthood, including facilitation of mental health and related treatment, and interventions that reduce criminal behavior and substance abuse while supporting the successful completion of education and training, and movement into mature work lives.

Dr. Kathleen M. Harris
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D., is the James E. Haar distinguished professor of sociology and faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on social inequality and health with particular interests in family demography, the transition to adulthood, health disparities and family formation. She is director and principal investigator of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), in which she is leading multidisciplinary research on the social, environmental, behavioral, biological and genetic linkages in developmental and health trajectories from adolescence into adulthood. She was awarded the 2004 Clogg Award for Early Career Achievement from the Population Association of America and was president of the Population Association of America in 2009. She received her Ph.D. in demography from the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Charles E. Irwin, Jr.
University of California, San Francisco

Charles E. Irwin, Jr., M.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Director of the Division of Adolescent & Young Adult Medicine, and Director of Health Policy in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. Dr. Irwin is a graduate of Hobart College, Dartmouth Medical School and UCSF. He heads two national policy centers focusing on adolescents & young adults: The National Adolescent Health Information and Innovation Center (NAHIC) and the Public Policy Analysis and Education Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health. His current health services research program focuses on improving preventive screening practices in clinical settings and the financial and structural issues altering adolescents and young adults ability to access health care in the United States. He has received numerous awards including the Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Outstanding Achievement Award; the American Academy of Pediatrics Adele D. Hofmann Lifetime Achievement Award in Adolescent Medicine; the Swedish Medical Society’s Lectureship Award; the National Center for Youth Law’s Annual Award for Improving the Lives of At Risk Youth and the Society for Adolescent Medicine’s Hillary E.C. Millar Award for innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles and several chapters in medical textbooks. He served as the first Chairman of the Subspecialty Board in Adolescent Medicine of the American Board of Pediatrics, a member of the Executive Council of the Section of Adolescent Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics, President of The Society for Adolescent Medicine. Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Adolescent Health, the official journal of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. He has just completed being Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality Subcommittee on Quality Measures for Children’s Healthcare (SNAC). He has played an active role in the three reports issued from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) / National Academies (NAS) on adolescent and young adult health: Loosing Generations: Adolescents in High Risk Settings (1993); Adolescent Health Services: Missing Opportunities (2008); and Improving the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Young Adults Workshop Summary (2013).

Dr. Beatriz Luna
University of Pittsburgh

Beatriz Luna, Ph.D., is the Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Luna’s research focuses on the brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level cognitive control of behavior. She uses neuroimaging methods (fMRI, DTI and MEG) to characterize changes in brain function underlying developmental improvements in core cognitive and reward processing tasks. In 2005 Dr. Luna received the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering for her pioneering work on the brain basis of development. Her work has informed three Supreme Court Decisions related to extended sentences for juveniles, pediatric practice (National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health), and education. Dr. Luna received her B.A. in psychology at American University, her M.A. in clinical psychology at Duquesne University, and her Ph.D. in developmental psychology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Velma McBride Murry
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

Velma McBride Murry, Ph.D., is the Betts chair of education and human development in the Peabody School at Vanderbilt University. Her work has focused on the significance of context in studies of African-American families and youth, particularly the impact of racism on family functioning. This research has elucidated the dynamics of this contextual stressor in the everyday life of African Americans and the ways in which family members buffer each other from the impact of the external stressors that cascade through African-American lives. Prior to joining the Vanderbilt faculty in 2008, Dr. Murry was professor of child and family development and co-director of the Center of Family Research in the Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia. She received a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. Zizi Papacharissi
University of Illinois at Chicago

Zizi Papacharissi, Ph.D., is professor and head of the Communication Department at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. Her book, A Private Sphere: Democracy in a Digital Age (Polity Press, 2010), discusses how online media redefine our understanding of public and private in late-modern democracies. She also recently edited a volume on online social networks, titled A Networked Self: Identity, Community, and Culture on Social Network Sites (Routledge, 2010). She is author of three books, and over 40 journal articles, book chapters or reviews, and editor of the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. Dr. Papacharissi serves on the editorial board of ten journals, including the Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, and New Media and Society. She is presently working on a new book, titled Affective Publics: Politics, Emotion and Twitter, out in 2014 by Oxford University Press.

Dr. John Schulenberg
University of Michigan

John Schulenberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Developmental Psychology, Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research and Center for Human Growth and Development, and Associate Director of the Survey Research Center, all at the University of Michigan. He has published widely on several topics concerning adolescence and the transition to adulthood, focusing on how developmental tasks and transitions relate to health risks and adjustment difficulties. His current research is on the etiology and epidemiology of substance use and psychopathology, focusing on risk factors, course, co-morbidity, and consequences during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. He is Co-PI of the NIDA-funded national Monitoring the Future study concerning substance use and psychosocial development across adolescence and adulthood. He collaborates on two international interdisciplinary projects involving several long-term studies to address key questions about life course pathways. His work has been funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, NIMH, NSF, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. For these and other institutes and foundations, he has served on numerous advisory and review committees, including chairing the NIH Psychosocial Development and Risk Prevention (PDRP) Study Section. He is on several editorial boards and guest-edited special issues of Addiction, Applied Developmental Science, Development and Psychopathology, and Journal of Longitudinal and Life-course Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and President-Elect of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Dr. Martin Jose Sepúlveda
IBM Research

Martin Sepúlveda, M.D., FACP, is an IBM Fellow and Vice President of Health Systems and Policy Research in the Research Division of the IBM Corporation. He collaborates in research with a diverse global team of computational, informatics and other IBM scientists for population health improvement through health systems and healthcare innovation. Before this, he served as IBM VP for Integrated Health Services and led health policy and strategy, health benefits and clinical care program design, occupational and behavioral health, wellness, safety and productivity for IBM globally. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Family Medicine and serves on the Institute of Medicine’s Population Health and Public Health Practice Board, the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and the Council on Health Research for Economic Development. He received his M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Harvard University. He completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of California San Francisco Hospitals, Occupational/Environmental Medicine at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, trained in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the US Centers for Disease Control, and completed a fellowship in internal medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Leslie R. Walker
Seattle Children's Hospital

Leslie R. Walker, M.D., is chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She also directs the UW Leadership Education in Adolescent Health ( LEAH) Maternal and Child Health funded training program. She was the 2011-12 President of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and has served on many national committees and boards dedicated to the health and well-being of adolescents. She has been a member on previous National Academies of Science, Institute of Medicine committees including Adolescent Health Care Services and Models of Care for Treatment, Prevention and Healthy Development and the Standing Committee on Family Planning. Dr. Walker is currently involved in national and local efforts to address workforce diversity in the field of Pediatrics. Her research interests and publications are in the areas of ADHD and substance abuse, adolescent health care transition and teenage pregnancy prevention.

Dr. Harry J. Holzer
Georgetown University

Harry J. Holzer, Ph.D., is a professor of public policy at Georgetown University and an Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research. Since receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, Holzer has also served as a professor of economics at Michigan State University, the Chief Economist of the US Department of Labor (in the Clinton Administration), and an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute. He has been the co-founder and co-director of the Georgetown Center on Poverty, Inequality and Public Policy. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Skills Coalition and the Economic Mobility Corporation, as well as several other advisory or editorial boards. Dr. Holzer has authored or edited 11 books and has published several dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, focusing heavily on employer behavior and job quality but also on particular groups of low-income workers - such as current/former welfare recipients, less-educated young men, ex-offenders and non-custodial fathers in the job market. His policy interests include workforce development, EEO and affirmative action, the Earned Income Tax Credit, Pell Grant reform, immigration reform, and removing barriers to work for ex-offenders.

Dr. Kasisomayajula Viswanath
Harvard School of Public Health

Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), a faculty member with the Center for Community-Based Research (CCBR) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), and Faculty Director of the Health Communication Core of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC). Dr. Viswanath is also the Leader of the Cancer Risk and Disparities (CaRD) Program of the DF/HCC. He is the founding Director of DF/HCC’s Enhancing Communications for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Laboratory. He also chairs the Steering Committee for the Health Communication Concentration (HCC) at HSPH and teaches health communication courses within this concentration. Before coming to Harvard, Dr. Viswanath was the Acting Associate Director of the Behavioral Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Populations Sciences at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Viswanath’s work, draws from literature in communication science, social epidemiology, and social and health behavior sciences, and focuses on translational communication science to influence public health policy and practice. He particularly focuses on elucidating the relationship between communication inequalities and disparities in public and individual health in diverse populations and the implications for knowledge translation to influence public health practice and policy. His research is supported by funding from private and public agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Note (11-19-2013): There has been a change in committee membership with the appointment of Harry Holzer and Kasisomayajula Viswanath; and committee member LaDonna Pavetti resigned from the committee.