Announcement of New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Chair
4/10/2015 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) today announced the appointment of Albert L. Siu, M.D., M.S.P.H., as chair of the Task Force. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Ph.D., M.D., current vice chair, will remain in her position and, as previously announced, David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H., will be rejoining the Task Force as vice chair. Dr. Siu was appointed to his position by the director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Dr. Siu previously served as a member of the Task Force from June 2001 to December 2006 and as vice chair from March 2011 to March 2015. He is the Ellen and Howard C. Katz Mount Sinai Health System chair and professor of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also director of the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and has served as deputy commissioner of the New York State Department of Health. Dr. Siu serves as a senior associate editor of Health Services Research, and his research focuses on the measurement and improvement of functional outcomes in the elderly.
Dr. Siu replaces Dr. LeFevre as chair of the Task Force and will serve a 1-year term. Dr. LeFevre first joined the Task Force as a member in January 2005, later serving as vice chair from March 2011 through February 2014 and chair from March 2014 through March 2015. He became the immediate past chair in March 2015.
Dr. Siu’s professional biography and biographies of all Task Force members are available on the Task Force Web site at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Name/our-members.
The Task Force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services, such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medicines. More information on the Task Force is available at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.
Internet Citation: Announcement of New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Chair. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. April 2015.