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Pathways to Prevention: Total Worker Health®—What’s Work Got to Do With It? December 9–10, 2015

Refer to caption below.Left to right: David C. Grossman, Alex Ortega, Cathy J. Bradley, Sue Curry, and Rebecca A. Hubbard

The workshop panel is a multidisciplinary body of non-federal representatives that includes an individual representing public-centered values and concerns as well as representatives from many of the following disciplines: biostatistics, epidemiology, practicing and academic health, clinical trial research, and other fields relevant to the topic. Panel members must have no vested financial or intellectual interest in the topic under review.

Workshop & Panel Chair

  • Sue Curry, Ph.D.
  • Dean
  • College of Public Health
  • Distinguished Professor
  • Department of Health Management and Policy
  • University of Iowa
  • Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D., M.P.A.
  • Associate Director of Population Sciences
  • University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor
  • Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy
  • David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H.
  • Medical Director for Population Health Strategy, and a Senior Investigator
  • Group Health
  • Professor of Health Services and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
  • University of Washington
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Rebecca A. Hubbard, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics and a Senior Scholar
  • Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Alex Ortega, Ph.D.
  • Professor and Chair
  • Department of Health Management and Policy
  • Director
  • Center for Population Health and Community Impact
  • Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University

Panel Biographies

Sue Curry, Ph.D.

Sue Curry, Ph.D., is Dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. Prior to joining the College of Public Health in 2008, Dr. Curry served as Professor of Health Policy and Administration and Director of the Institute for Health Research and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). From the late-1980s until joining UIC in 2001, Dr. Curry was Professor of Health Services in the School of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of Washington and Senior Investigator and Director at the Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative. She also served as a scientist in the country’s first Cancer Prevention Research Unit at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Dr. Curry is recognized internationally for her expertise in behavioral science and translation of research findings into health policy. Her extensive research in chronic disease prevention and management includes studies of tobacco cessation, dietary change, modification of risky drinking patterns, and methods of increasing compliance with recommended cancer screening. Dr. Curry's research also encompasses studies of the use and cost-effectiveness of prevention treatments under different health insurance plans, and health care costs and utilization associated with tobacco cessation. Dr. Curry is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and a Fellow of both the Society of Behavioral Medicine and the American Psychological Association. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Society for Preventive Oncology's Joseph R. Cullen Memorial Award in 2000, the Society of Behavioral Medicine's Distinguished Scientist Award in 2001, and the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco's John Slade Award in 2015. Dr. Curry's many professional activities include past service as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Legacy Foundation, member of the Board of Scientific Advisors for the National Cancer Institute, and member of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Dr. Curry's current activities include membership on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Interagency Committee on Smoking and Health, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Board of Directors, and the Membership Committee and Board on Population Health for the Institute of Medicine.

Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D., M.P.A., is the Associate Director of Population Sciences at the University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy. She holds the Grohne Chair in Cancer Prevention and Control Research. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, she was the founding Chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She has been funded as a Principal Investigator by the National Institutes of Health since 1998 and has received funding from the American Cancer Society, The Commonwealth Fund, and various state and international agencies. Dr. Bradley is an internationally recognized expert in health economics. Her expertise is in labor market outcomes of cancer survivors, health policy, and health services research. She pioneered methods in claims files analysis to estimate disparities in cancer diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes. Her work has appeared in leading health economic and health services research journals.

David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H.

David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H., is a board-certified pediatrician recognized for his research on clinical preventive services, injury prevention, and Native American health. He is a practicing pediatrician at Group Health, the Medical Director for Population Health Strategy, and a Senior Investigator at the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Grossman is also a Professor of Health Services and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington. He recently concluded service with the Community Preventive Services Task Force and several terms on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Dr. Grossman has been awarded numerous awards for his research and advocacy on behalf of Native American children, oral health, and injury prevention. His current research focuses on innovations to improve the uptake and delivery of clinical preventive services in primary care.

Rebecca A. Hubbard, Ph.D.

Rebecca Hubbard, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and a Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on statistical methods for comple x longitudinal observational studies, with application to studies of cancer screening, aging and dementia, behavioral health, and women’s health. She has been the recipient of several National Institutes of Health grants to support her work on statistical methodology development for studies of the harms and benefits of cancer screening regimens. Dr. Hubbard has also conducted research on approaches to using electronic health records data to study health care outcomes and interventions in community medical practice.

Alex Ortega, Ph.D.

Alex Ortega, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy and Director of the Center for Population Health and Community Impact at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Prior to his appointment at Drexel, Dr. Ortega served on the faculties of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), The Ohio State University, and Yale University. He has also been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University. At UCLA, he held a variety of leadership positions, including the Director of the UCLA Institute for Social Research, Director of the UCLA Center for Population Health and Health Disparities, and Associate Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. He is a recipient of multiple research awards, including the Distinguished Nationally Known Health Professional Award by the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association.