Monday, May 8, 2006, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Michael Kogan, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Data and Program Development
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 443-3145
Fax: (301) 443-3145
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.
Paul Wise, M.D., M.P.H.
Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society
Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research
Stanford University School of Medicine
117 Encina Commons
Stanford, CA 94305-6019
Paul Wise, M.D., M.P.H., is the Richard E. Behrman, M.D. Professor in Child Health and Society at Stanford University School of Medicine and director of the Stanford Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention. His research focuses on social disparities in child health status and child health policy, including working to improve healthcare practices and policies in developing countries.
Before coming to Stanford in July 2004, Dr. Wise was vice-chief of the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and visiting professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Also until July 2004, Dr. Wise was professor of pediatrics in the Boston University School of Medicine, professor of maternal and child health in the Boston University School of Public Health, director of social and health policy research in the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, and associate in medicine at the Children’s Hospital Boston.
Dr. Wise received his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University, completed his pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital Boston, and received his Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. His earlier positions include serving as the director of emergency and primary care services at Children’s Hospital Boston and director of the Harvard Institute for Reproductive and Child Health at Harvard Medical School. He also served as a special expert at the National Institutes of Health and as special assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General. From 2000-2006, Dr. Wise was chair of the steering committee of the NIH Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research.
Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Center on Social Disparities in Health
University of California, San Francisco
MU306E, Box 0900
San Francisco, California 94143-0900
Paula Braveman, M.D., M.P.H. is Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A member of the Institute of Medicine, Dr. Braveman has for over 2 decades conducted research on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care and actively engaged in bringing attention to this field in the U.S. and internationally. Her domestic research has focused on socioeoconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in maternal and infant health and health care, as well as work on the measurement of socioeconomic position, the measurement of experiences of racial discrimination, and the development of systematic approaches for ongoing study of social inequalities in health in relation to social and healthcare policies. Her international contributions have included conceptual and methodologic work to inform the measurement of health and health care disparities, particularly in resource-poor countries. She has numerous publications on these issues. She graduated from the UCSF School of Medicine in 1979 and completed a residency in Family Medicine at UCSF in 1982, an MPH in Epidemiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987, and a Health Policy Fellowship at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies in 1988. From 1995-1998 Dr. Braveman worked with WHO staff in Geneva to develop and launch a global WHO initiative on equity in health and health care; since then she has continued to provide consultation to WHO and other international agencies, particularly the Rockefeller-funded, South Africa-based Global Equity Gauge Alliance, regarding policy-oriented research on health equity in resource-poor countries. She directs the Center on Social Disparities in Health at UCSF, which conducts and disseminates research on socioeconomic and racial/ethnic inequalities in health with the goal of informing policies to reduce disparities.