Monday, September 15, 2008, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Michael Kogan, PhD
Director, Office of Data and Program Development
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18-41
Rockville, MD 20857
Michael Kogan holds a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University. He is currently the Director, Office of Data and information Management for the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. In this position he is responsible for directing activities of the office with an emphasis on 1) maternal and child health research; 2) building the data capacity of federal, state and local areas in maternal and child health; and 3) building the maternal and child health epidemiology capacity in the United States.
Prior to this position, he worked as a Senior Epidemiologist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He serves on the editorial boards of the Maternal and Child Health Journal and the American Journal of Public Health. His research interests include: the effect of prenatal and pediatric care services on maternal and child health, the effect of lack of health care coverage on access and continuity of care, multiple births and determinants of preterm birth.
Deb Galuska, MPH, PhD
Associate Director of Science
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
4770 Buford Highway, NE, MS/K-24
Atlanta GA 30341-3717
Deb Galuska, MPH, PhD is Associate Director of Science at the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has conducted and published research in the areas of obesity and weight control; osteoporosis; physical activity; and clinical preventive services. Dr. Galuska received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in the field of microbiology. At the University of Michigan she received both her MPH and PhD in the field of epidemiology; her research focus was osteoporosis. After completing her degrees she moved to CDC as an EIS fellow. At CDC, she has also served as an epidemiologist and the acting chief of the Obesity Prevention and Control Branch in the division. She has been part of federal working groups for the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the 2010 Healthy People Objectives, and the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans.
Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH
Director, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas
Associate Professor in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Practicing General Pediatrician at Arkansas Childrens Hospital
1402 West Capito Avenue
Suite 300, Victory Building
Little Rock, AR 72205
Joseph W. Thompson, MD, MPH, is Surgeon General for the State of Arkansas, and Director of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI). Dr. Thompson works closely with the Governors office, the Arkansas legislature and public and private organizations across the state developing health policy, research activities and collaborative programs that promote better health and health care in Arkansas. Dr. Thompson was the lead architect of the Tobacco Settlement Act of 2000, at the forefront of Arkansass nation-leading efforts against childhood obesity and instituted the Arkansas Health Insurance Roundtable. Under his leadership, ACHI documented the states success in halting progress of the childhood obesity epidemic. He currently serves on the Arkansas Board of Health and is past President of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Thompson earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as the RWJF Clinical Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Luther Terry Fellow in Preventive Medicine advising the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health in Washington, DC, and the Assistant Vice President and Director of Research at the National Committee for Quality Assurance in Washington, DC. In 1997, he served as the First Child and Adolescent Health Scholar of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is currently on the board of AcademyHealth and on the Health Care Financing Organizations National Advisory Panel.
Therese Anne Hoyle
Public Health Consultant
6010 Stewart Woods Drive
Delton, MI, 49046
Therese Anne Hoyle is a public health consultant working with many states across the nation on their Immunization Information Systems and related hild health surveillance systems. She currently contracts with the Public Health Informatics Institute in Decatur, Georgia on their Enhanced Technical Assistance Project, assisting CDC grantees with their Immunization Information Systems. Ms. Hoyle also currently contracts with the Michigan Department of Community Health to assist in planning with the Michigan Care Improvement Registry Child Health Integration Project.. From 1999 to 2008, Ms. Hoyle coordinated Michigans Care Improvement Registry activities at the State level. She also coordinates all the child health linkages with MCIR.
Ms. Hoyle serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for Every Child By Two and is past President of the Board of Directors of the American Immunization Registry Association. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Education from Western Michigan University.