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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is made up of 16 volunteer members who are nationally recognized experts in prevention, evidence-based medicine, and primary care. Their fields of practice and expertise include behavioral health, family medicine, geriatrics, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and nursing. The panel is led by a chair and two vice chairs.
Task Force members are appointed by the Director of AHRQ to serve 4-year terms. Members are screened to ensure that they have no substantial conflicts of interest that could impair the scientific integrity of the Task Force's work.
Current members of the Task Force are listed below. Click on each member's name for a biographical sketch and complete biography.
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Current Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Virginia A. Moyer, M.D., M.P.H. (Chair)
Michael L. LeFevre, M.D., M.S.P.H. (Co-Vice Chair)
Albert L. Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H. (Co-Vice Chair)
Linda Ciofu Baumann, Ph.D., R.N.
Professor Emerita, School of Nursing
Affiliate Faculty, School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Susan J. Curry, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Public Health
Distinguished Professor, Health Management and Policy
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Karina W. Davidson, Ph.D., M.A.Sc.
Professor, Behavioral Medicine
Director, Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Mark Ebell, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
The University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Francisco A.R. García, M.D., M.P.H.
Director and Chief Medical Officer
Pima County Department of Health, Tucson, AZ
Matthew W. Gillman, M.D., S.M.
Professor and Director, Obesity Prevention Program
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA
Jessica Herzstein, M.D., M.P.H.
Global Medical Director
Air Products, Allentown, PA
Alex R. Kemper, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Duke University Medical School, Durham, NC
Associate Division Chief for Research, Division of Children’s Primary Care
Duke University, Durham, NC
Ann E. Kurth, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N., M.P.H.
Professor, College of Nursing and the Department of Population Health
Associate Dean for Research, Global Institute of Public Health
New York University, New York, NY
Douglas K. Owens, M.D., M.S.
Associate Director, Center for Health Care Evaluation, VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Director, Center for Health Policy, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
William R. Phillips, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Family Medicine and Health Services
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Maureen G. Phipps, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Assistant Dean for Teaching and Research on Women’s Health
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, RI
Michael P. Pignone, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Current as of February 2014
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