2022 Appointment of New Chair and Vice Chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

March 17, 2022 – The Task Force announced today the appointments of Carol M. Mangione, M.D., M.S.P.H., as chair and Wanda K. Nicholson, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., as vice chair. Michael J. Barry, M.D., will remain in his role as vice chair. Dr. Mangione will assume the role of chair from Karina W. Davidson, Ph.D., M.A.Sc., who will now serve as the immediate past chair.

Dr. Mangione served as vice chair from 2020 to 2022 and as a member of the Task Force from 2016 to 2019. She is the chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research; holds the Barbara A. Levey, M.D., and Gerald S. Levey, M.D., endowed chair in medicine; and is a distinguished professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the executive vice chair for Health Equity and Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine. Dr. Mangione is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Nicholson, who served as a member of the Task Force from 2009 to 2013, will now return to the Task Force as vice chair. She is a tenured professor of obstetrics and gynecology, director of the PoWER (Patient-Centered Women’s Endocrine and Reproductive Health) Program, and director of the Generalist Reproductive Health Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. She is a member and vice-president-elect of the board of directors of the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, past chair of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence Workgroup, and an immediate past member of the executive board of ACOG.

Professional biographies for Dr. Mangione, Dr. Nicholson, and all Task Force members are available on the Task Force website here.