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Project Title: Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process

PIN: PGA-DSC B-09-02        

Major Unit:
Policy and Global Affairs

Sub Unit: Committee on Science, Engineering, Medicine, and Public Policy


Arrison, Tom

Subject/Focus Area:  Policy for Science and Technology

Committee Membership
Date Posted:   02/12/2012

Dr. Robert M. Nerem - (Chair)
Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Nerem is an Institute Professor and Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as the Director of the Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) for Regenerative Medicine. He is a member of the NAE and the IOM. His research focus is cellular and tissue engineering as applied to the vascular system. He received his B.S. from the University of Oklahoma, and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.
He is nominated to chair the committee as a leading active researcher, with deep experience in international and interdisciplinary research collaborations. He has served on and chaired a wide range of National Academies standing and study committees.

Dr. Ann M. Arvin
Stanford University

Dr. Arvin is the Lucile Packard Professor in Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, and the Vice Provost and Dean of Research at Stanford University. She is a member of the IOM. Arvin received her bachelor’s degree from Brown University, an M.A. in philosophy from Brandeis University and her M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has done groundbreaking research on the varicella zoster virus (VZV), a herpes virus that causes chicken pox and shingles. She was nominated as a leading researcher in her field, with significant adminstrative responsibilities and experience related to the study charge. She has extensive National Academies committee experience.

Mrs. Rebecca M. Bergman
Medtronic, Inc.

Mrs. Bergman is Vice President, New Therapies and Diagnostics, Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management at Medtronic, Inc. She is a member of the NAE. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. She is nominated as an expert on industrial research, and has significant National Academies committee experience.

Dr. Moses H. W. Chan
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Chan is Evan Pugh Professor of Physics at Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the NAS. He received a B.A. from Bridgewater College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University. His research interests are phase transitions, particularly quantum fluids and solids at cryogenic temperatures, reduced dimensionalities, and the presence of disorder. He is nominated as a leading researcher in his field. He is a member of the NAS-NAE-IOM Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy.

Prof. R. A. Charo
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Charo is Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Law. She is a member of the IOM. She was on leave 2009-2011 to serve as a senior policy advisor on emerging technology issues in the Office of the Commissioner at the US Food & Drug Administration. She received a AB in Biology from Radcliffe College and JD from Columbia University. She has focused on various areas of biomedical ethics and related policies. She is nominated as a leading bioethics and legal scholar.

Ms. C.K. (Tina) Gunsalus
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professor Gunsalus is Director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics, Professor Emerita of Business, and Research Professor at the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received an AB in History and a JD from the University of Illinois. She is nominated as a leading expert on responsible conduct of research training and education, as well as institutional policies related to research integrity.

Dr. Deborah G. Johnson
University of Virginia

Dr. Johnson is Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia. She was previously at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has focused on computer ethics and engineering ethics. She received her B.Ph. from Monteith College, Wayne State University, and her M.Phil. M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. She is nominated as a leading expert on engineering ethics. She has significant National Academies committee experience.

Mr. Michael A. Keller
Stanford University

Mr. Keller is the Ida M. Green University Librarian, Director of Academic Information Resources, Publisher of HighWire Press, and Publisher of the Stanford University Press. As of January 2009, HighWire Press has grown to support over 1,200 high-impact STM journals among more than 130 major scholarly societies, over 1.8 million articles of which are available free online. Keller was educated at Hamilton College (B.A. Biology, Music 1967), SUNY Buffalo (M.A., Musicology, 1970)), SUNY Geneseo (M.L.S., 1971), and SUNY Buffalo (a.b.d. Ph.D., Musicology). He is nominated as an expert on scholarly communications and scientific publishing. He has significant National Academies committee experience.

Dr. W. Carl Lineberger
University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Lineberger is the E.U. Condon Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a fellow at JILA, a joint University of Colorado-NIST facility. He is a member of the NAS. He received his B.E.E., M.S.E.E., and Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, Dr. Lineberger held various positions including that of research physicist at the U.S. Army Ballistic Research Laboratory and chair of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics. He is nominated as a leading researcher in his field. He has served on numerous National Academies committees.

Dr. Brian C. Martinson
HealthPartners Research Foundation

Dr. Martinson is a Senior Research Investigator at Health Partners Research Foundation. He received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, and M.S. and Ph.D. degreees in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has focused on studying research integrity among biomedical and social scientists to better understand determinants of ideal scientific behavior, questionable research practices, and misconduct. He is nominated as a leading expert on responsible conduct of research training and education.

Dr. Roger A. Pielke, Jr.
University of Colorado Boulder

Dr. Pielke is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his B.A. in mathematics, M.A. in public policy, and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. His interests include understanding the politicization of science, decision making under uncertainty, and policy education for scientists in areas such as climate change, disaster mitigation, and world trade. He is nominated as a social scientist focused on the interaction between scientists and the public. He has served on several National Academies committees.

Dr. Robert Proctor
Stanford University

Dr. Proctor is Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University. He received a Ph.D. and MS from the Department of History of Science at Harvard University, and a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University. He specializes in 20th century science, technology, and medicine, especially the history of controversy in those fields. He is nominated as a leading science historian.

Dr. Victoria Stodden
Columbia University

Dr. Stodden is Assistant Professor of Statistics at Columbia University. She serves as a member of the National Science Foundation's Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI) and is a Science Commons fellow. Dr. Stodden received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Ottawa, a Master's degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia, a Ph.D. in Statistics from Stanford University and a Master's in Legal Studies from Stanford Law School. She is nominated as a young faculty member with extensive knowledge of how new technologies are impacting the research enterprise.

Dr. Sara E. Wilson
University of Kansas

Dr. Wilson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Kansas. She received Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She obtained a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests include biomechanics and control of spinal motion, examining the risk of age-related vertebral fracures during falls and controlled activities, assessing kinematics of spinal motion in scoliosis and low back pain, and investigating position sense and proprioception in the low back. She is nominated as a young faculty member with deep interest in research ethics issues.

Dr. Paul R. Wolpe
Emory University

Dr. Wolpe is the Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics, the Raymond F. Schinazi Distinguished Research Chair in Jewish Bioethics, a Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University. Previously, he was at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. degree in in the sociology and psychology of religion at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Yale University. He is nominated as a leading bioethicist.

Dr. Levi Wood
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Wood completed the requirements for the Ph.D. degree in October 2011 (the degree will be awarded in February 2012) in the mechanical engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a postdoctoral fellow in the molecular pathology department at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He received his B.S. in Mechanical Enginering from Oregon State University. He is nominated as a postdoctoral fellow with a deep interest in research ethics issues.

Committee Membership Roster Comments
Note (11/19/2013): There has been a change in committee membership with the resignation of Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel.