Ann E. Kurth
Ann E. Kurth, Ph.D., C.N.M., M.P.H., M.S.N., is Dean and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor at Yale University School of Nursing and Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. As an epidemiologist and clinically-trained nurse-midwife, Dr. Kurth’s research focuses on HIV/reproductive health and global health system strengthening, particularly in the context of climate change. Dr. Kurth has published over 225 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and scholarly monographs and has presented at hundreds of scientific conferences and invited talks. She has received awards for her science and leadership including the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research Award and the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the global nursing honor society. Dr. Kurth is a former member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and a current member of the New York Academy of Medicine and of the CT Academy of Science and Engineering as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She has previously served on two NASEM consensus committees, and currently chairs the NAM Board on Global Health. Dr. Kurth has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington; an M.S.N., R.N., and C.N.M. from Yale University in Connecticut; and an M.P.H. from Columbia University in New York. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Tianjing Li, M.D., Ph.D., M.H.S., is Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz Medical Campus with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the CU School of Public Health. Prior to her roles at CU, Dr. Li worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH). The primary focus of Dr. Li’s research is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate efficient methods for comparing healthcare interventions and to provide trustworthy evidence for decision-making. Dr. Li holds leadership roles within Cochrane, including serving as the Associate Director for Cochrane United States from 2012 to 2018, a Coordinating Editor for Cochrane Eyes and Vision since 2018, a co-convener for the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group since 2011, and a member of the Cochrane Methods Executive Committee since 2019. Dr. Li was the 2019 recipient of Cochrane’s Anne Anderson Award, which recognized her cumulative accomplishment, originality and independence of thought, leadership, and inspiration for women within Cochrane. Dr. Li is an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology. She serves as the Society’s Secretary and received its inaugural Early Career Award in 2016. Dr. Li has previously served on a NASEM consensus committee. She has M.D. from Sichuan University in China, and a Ph.D. and M.H.S. from JHBSPH.
K.M. Venkat Narayan
K.M. Venkat Narayan, M.D., M.Sc., M.B.A., is Director of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center, Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Emory Rollins School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Narayan studies diabetes and noncommunicable disease (NCD) epidemiology, control, prevention, and policy. He has been involved in scientific leadership of several major national and international multi-center epidemiological studies, public health surveillance, translation research, intervention studies, economic models and health policy. Dr. Narayan has previously served on two NASEM consensus committees. He has an M.D. from St. John’s Medical College in India, and an M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh and M.B.A from Herriot Watt University in Scotland. Dr. Narayan is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Wanda K. Nicholson
Wanda K. Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., is Chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Working Group on Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, and serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist in North Carolina and a researcher in population health and health equity, population improvement, and access to care for rural populations. Her research focus centers on social determinants of health and management of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Nicholson works to develop research performance measures for value-based care and better health outcomes. She is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and a former member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Nicholson has an M.D. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.P.H. from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.
Elizabeth O. Ofili
Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, is Professor of Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and Chief Medical Officer of the Morehouse Choice Accountable Care Organization in Georgia. Dr. Ofili is a national and internationally recognized clinician scientist with particular focus on cardiovascular disparities and women’s health. As President of the Association of Black Cardiologists, she led the initiative to implement the landmark African American Heart Failure Trial, whose findings led to a change in practice guidelines for the treatment of heart failure in African Americans. She has previously served on a NASEM consensus committee, and currently serves on the Roundtable on the Black Men and Black Women in Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Dr. Ofili has an M.D. from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, and an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Nicolaas P. Pronk
Nicolaas P. Pronk, Ph.D., M.A., is President of HealthPartners Institute and Chief Science Officer at HealthPartners in Minnesota. He serves as Co-Chair of the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. In addition, he holds a faculty appointment as Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Massachusetts and Affiliate Full Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Pronk’s work is focused on connecting evidence of effectiveness with practical applications of programs, practices, policies, and systems that measurably improve population health and well-being. He is a former member of the Community Preventive Services Task Force and the Defense Health Board. He has previously served on four NASEM consensus committees, and currently chairs the Roundtable on Obesity Solutions. Dr. Pronk has a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University College Station and an M.A. from Kearney State College in Nebraska.
Robert B. Wallace
Robert Wallace, M.D., M.Sc., is Irene Ensminger Stecher Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology and Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa (UI) College of Public Health. He is currently involved in several active research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has conducted many population health studies as well as clinical trials, focusing on the prevention and control of chronic illnesses and other disabling conditions of older persons. Dr. Wallace was a member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the National Advisory Council on Aging of the National Institute on Aging and is a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He received the National Academy of Medicine’s Walsh McDermott Medal in recognition for his distinguished service, having participated in more than twenty NASEM consensus committees. Dr. Wallace has an M.D. from Northwestern University in Illinois and an M.Sc. from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.
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