posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 09:52 AM
George Isham, M.D., M.S.
George J. Isham, M.D. is Medical Director and Chief Health Officer for HealthPartners, a large health care organization in Minnesota, representing
nearly 800,000 members. Dr. Isham is responsible for quality, utilization management, health promotion and disease management, research, and health
professionals' education at HealthPartners. He is active in strategic planning and policy issues. He is an experienced primary care clinician and was
chair of the Institute of Medicine committee that produced the report, Priority Areas for National Action: Transforming Health Care Quality.
Michael L. LeFevre, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Dr. LeFevre is a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri. He
is the Medical Director for Family Medicine at Missouri University Health Care; is Director of the Missouri University Health Care Electronic Medical
Record project; Chair of the Credentialing Committee for the Department of Family Medicine; and Director of Clinical Services at the Department of
Family Medicine. He has served on the Commission on Clinical Policies and Research of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. LeFevre is a
researcher, a published author and consultant, and has been invited to give many presentations across the country.
Rosanne Leipzig, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Leipzig, a board-certified internist and geriatrician is a professor in the departments of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Medicine, and Health
Policy at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She also serves as vice chair of Education in the Departments of Education and Geriatrics and
Adult Development at Mount Sinai. She has been a recipient of the American College of Physicians Richard and Hinda Rosenthal award, given for the
notable contribution her work in evidence-based medicine has made to improve clinical care in internal medicine.
Lucy N. Marion, Ph.D., R.N.
Dr. Marion is the new Dean and Professor at the Medical College of Georgia School of Nursing in Augusta, Georgia, after several years as Associate
Dean for Academic Nursing Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing. As a researcher, clinician (family nurse
practitioner), published author, and international consultant, Dr. Marion has received numerous honors and awards. She has served on state and
national advisory groups concerning mental health care, environmental risks to children, the genetics workforce, and the practice doctorate for
nurses, and belongs to several professional organizations. Her NIH-funded translational research focuses on sexual risk reduction interventions for
high risk minority populations. In Chicago, she developed a nurse-managed system in partnership with Thresholds Psychosocial Rehabilitation Agency for
the delivery of integrated primary and mental health care for people with severe and persistent mental illness.
Joy Melnikow, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Melnikow is a professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and associate director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
at the University of California Davis. She is currently a deputy editor of Medical Care, standing member of the health services organization and
delivery study section at the National Institutes of Health, contributing member of the California Health Benefits Program Task Force for the
University of California's Office of the President and associate medical director of Healthwise, Inc. Dr. Melnikow's research interests include
cost-effectiveness analysis to assist clinical and public health policy formulation, cancer prevention in women, patient preferences and decision
making, underserved populations and health disparities.