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National Advisory Committee

The National Advisory Committee (NAC), which consists of distinguished representatives from academia, government agencies and public policy, guides program policy, reviews scholar applications, participates in annual meetings and assists in monitoring site performance.

Jonathan M. Samet, M.D., M.S. (Chair)
Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair
Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine
Director, Institute for Global Health
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Faculty
Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
Mark D. Hayward, Ph.D.
Director, Population Research Center
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

George Isham, M.D., M.S.
Senior Advisor
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sherman James, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Tené T. Lewis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Rollins School of Public Health
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Mark Andrew Nichter, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor, School of Anthropology
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
José A. Pagán, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Health Innovations
The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM)
New York, New York
Amelie Ramirez, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Health Promotion Research
Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dielmann Chair in Health Disparities Research and Community Outreach
Director and Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Endowed Chair in
Cancer Healthcare Disparities and Outreach
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Lisa Simpson, M.B, B.Ch., M.P.H., F.A.A.P.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Academy Health
Washington, District of Columbia

David T. Takeuchi, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Dean for Research
Dorothy Book Scholar Graduate School of Social Work
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Steven Teutsch, M.D., M.P.H.
Independant Consultant
Los Angeles, California
Keith Wailoo, Ph.D.
Townsend Martin Professor of History and Public Affairs
Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Department of History
Program in the History of Science
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Former NAC Members of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars
Melissa Austin, University of Washington
Christine Bachrach, University of Maryland
Martha Bruce, Weill Cornell Medical College
Robert Croyle, National Cancer Institute
Jonathan Fielding, UCLA School of Public Health
Harvey V. Fineberg, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
David Fraser, Independent Consultant
M.R.C. Greenwood, University of California, Davis
Sherman James, Duke University
Raynard S. Kington, Grinnell College
Ruth J. Katz, Aspen Institute
James Knickman, New York University
Muin Khoury, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Thomas LaVeist, George Washington University
James S. Marks, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Sarah S. McLanahan, Princeton University
David Mechanic, Rutgers University
Kenneth Olden, National Institutes of Health
Alonzo Plough, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Susan Scrimshaw, The Sage Colleges
Teresa Seeman, University of California, Los Angeles
Harold T. Shapiro, Princeton University
Alvin Tarlov, Tufts Medical Center