U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Announces Appointment of Three New Members

1/10/23 – The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) announced today the addition of three new members: Sandra Millon Underwood, R.N., Ph.D.; Goutham Rao, M.D., FAHA; and Joel Tsevat, M.D., M.P.H. They are appointed to serve 4-year terms beginning in January 2023.

Dr. Millon Underwood is a professor emerita in the College of Nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a nurse researcher, educator, and clinician with 40 years of experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based programs that aim to foster diversity, inclusion, and health equity, and improve health outcomes among diverse, underserved, and at-risk populations.

Dr. Rao is the chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, and chief clinician experience officer for the University Hospitals Health System. He practices family medicine and leads the medical obesity treatment program. He also serves as division chief of Family Medicine at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. In addition, Dr. Rao is the Jack H. Medalie professor and chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Tsevat is a general internist, professor of medicine, and Joaquin G. Cigarroa, Jr., M.D., distinguished chair in the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is director of the Center for Research to Advance Community Health and director of the health science center’s Clinical and Translational Science Award KL2 program.

Full biographies for the new members and all Task Force members are available here.