Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Michael Kogan, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Data and Information Management
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.
Christina Bethell, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Associate Professor and Director
The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
707 SW Gaines Road, Mail Code CDRCP
Portland, OR 97239-2998
Phone: (503) 494-1892
Dr. Bethell is Associate Professor at the Oregon Health and Science University and the founding Director of The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI). Established in 1998, the CAHMI aims to advance a high quality, consumer-centered health care system for children, youth and families. Dr. Bethell is also leading projects related to the development and testing of hospital quality measures for children from limited English proficient families. Prior to OHSU, Dr. Bethell was Senior Vice President at the Foundation for Accountability (FACCT), where she served as chief scientist responsible for developing methods to measure and communicate the quality of health plans, medical practices and other settings of care on topics ranging from asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease, end of life, early childhood development, adolescent preventive care and children with special health care needs. Dr. Bethell earned both an M.P.H. and an M.B.A from the University of California, Berkeley and has earned a PhD in Health Services and Policy Research from the University of Chicago. Her research focuses on understanding and enhancing the role of the health care system to protect and improve health and the development and testing of indicators of performance for the health care system in the areas of prevention, primary care and chronic disease.
Stephen Blumberg, Ph.D.
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Road, Room 2112
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Phone: (301) 458-4107
Dr. Stephen Blumberg is a senior scientist at the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For several years, he has been the lead statistician for the State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey. This random-digit-dial telephone survey mechanism has fielded several population-based surveys on child health and well-being, including the National Survey of Early Childhood Health, the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, and the National Survey of Children’s Health. Dr. Blumberg’s published research focuses on survey strategies for identifying vulnerable populations, including children with special health care needs, children without health insurance, persons with mental or emotional disorders, adults with high risk sexual behaviors, and households with food insecurity or hunger. More recently, Dr. Blumberg has also written about the impact of cellular telephones on coverage bias for telephone surveys. Prior to arriving at CDC, Dr. Blumberg was on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin as an instructor for research methods. While at the University of Texas, he also received his Ph.D. in social psychology.
Paul W. Newacheck, Dr.P.H.
Professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street, Suite 265
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 476-4921
Dr. Newacheck is Professor of Health Policy and Pediatrics at the Institute for Health Policy Studies and the Department of Pediatrics at UCSF. He is also a co-director of the Maternal and Child Health Policy Research Center. His research focuses on health care delivery for vulnerable children, including chronically ill and poor children. He is currently the Principal Investigator for a multi-year study of financing health care for children with special health care needs funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. He is also the Principal Investigator for a Robert Wood Johnson sponsored project on improving health insurance for children. Dr. Newacheck is a member of the Board on Children, Youth and Families for the National Academy of Sciences and a member on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, which advises the Secretary of DHHS in the areas of health data and statistics. He is also the author of numerous reports and publications concerning access to health care for children and the epidemiology of childhood chronic illnesses and disabilities.