College of

2003 Election

ACE President-Elect

MARTHA S. LINET, M.D., MPH, is Acting Chief and Senior Investigator in the Radiation Epidemiology Branch at the National Cancer Institute. Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of ACE, chairs the Publications Committee, and is a long-standing Fellow of the College.

BACKROUND: Martha’s research assesses and quantifies cancer risks associated with occupational, residential, and medical exposures to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. She is an expert on the etiology of hematopoietic malignancies, and authored the internationally recognized text The Leukemias: Epidemiologic Aspects. Martha evaluated power-frequency magnetic fields and radon in relation to childhood leukemia, cell phones in relation to adult brain tumors, and autoimmune diseases, familial and genetic factors in relation to lymphoproliferative malignancies. Martha received her M.D. from Tufts University, her MPH from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine. She was elected to the American Epidemiological Society, and has received the NIH Merit Award, Director’s Award, and Quality of Life Award. Martha is an associate editor of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, the American Journal of Epidemiology, and the Journal of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. She serves on advisory committees to the Leukemia Research Fund (London), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon), the American Cancer Society, and the Committee on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Board of Directors

FAITH DAVIS, PH.D is Professor of Epidemiology in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago.

BACKGROUND: Faith received her B.Sc degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. She attended the Kennedy School of Government, the School of Public Health at Harvard University, where she received Masters degrees in Public Administration and Public Health, and the Yale University School of Public Health where she received her PhD in chronic disease epidemiology. She has been a member of the faculty at UIC School of Public Health since 1984. Her research interests focus on cancer epidemiology, particularly brain tumors and radiation exposures. Faith has over 20 years of experience in conducting epidemiology research and has devoted administrative efforts towards developing an infrastructure to conduct population based studies in the Chicago area. She has served on local, regional and national review and advisory committees and is currently a member of the National Council for Radiation Protection subcommittee on biological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and a member of the Progress Review Group convened by NCI and NINDS for brain tumors. She is on the editorial boards for Neuro-Oncology and the Journal of Registry Management. Faith conducted work with the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the U.S which culminated in a recent change of legislation regarding how brain tumor data will be collected in US surveillance systems in the future. 

F. JAVIER NIETO, M.D., PH.D, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin.

BACKGROUND: Javier received his MD degree from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1978. After completing a residency in Family and Community Medicine in Spain (1983) and an MPH degree in Havana, Cuba (1985), he worked for the Spanish Government in developing primary health care centers in a rural area in central Spain. He resumed his academic training at the Johns Hopkins University where he completed a Master in Health Science (MHS, 1989) and a PhD degree in Epidemiology (1991). In 1991 he joined the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology in the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and served as an Associate Professor between 1998 and 2001. Between 1993 and 2001, he served as a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology. He joined the Department of Population Health Sciences at UW in January 2002. Javier’s main areas of research include cardiovascular disease epidemiology, markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease (homocysteine, inflammation markers, chronic infections), health consequences of sleep disorders and psychosocial stress. He is also interested in methodological issues in epidemiology and in the teaching of epidemiologic methods. Along with Moyses Szklo, he is co-author of a textbook on intermediate epidemiology methods (Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics, Gaithersburg, MD, Aspen Publishers Inc, 2000). In addition to the American College of Epidemiology, Javier is an elected member of the American Epidemiological Society, a Fellow of the American Heart Association (Council on Epidemiology and Prevention), and a member of the American Public Health Association, the Society for Epidemiologic Research, and the Sociedad Española de Epidemiología (Spanish Epidemiologic Society).

JACK SIEMIATYCKI, PH.D, is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Montreal. His main appointment is in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine. He holds adjunct appointments at McGill University and the Institut National de Recherche Scientifique (University of Quebec). He is Associate Director of the Research Center of the University of Montreal Hospital Center.

BACKGROUND: Jack was first trained as a statistician and then received a PhD in epidemiology from McGill University in 1976. After working initially on health survey methods, he shifted focus to environmental/occupational causes of cancer when he spent a post-doctoral year at the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This, and epidemiologic methodology, has remained the primary focus of his research career. He has served on many expert panels, both nationally in Canada and internationally in the US and Europe. Jack has also been active in peer review for journals and grant agencies. He was President of the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics and has been active in Canada in advocating for epidemiology.

LORANN STALLONES, MPH, PH.D, is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins.

BACKGROUND: Lorann received a BA in 1974 in cultural anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MPH in International Health in 1975, and a PhD in Epidemiology in 1982 at the University of Texas, School of Public Health. She served in the Peace Corps in Micronesia. She was a Public Health Analyst at NIH, NHLBI, Epidemiology Branch. She became as Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health in 1984. Lorann moved to the Department of Environmental Health at Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 1990. In 2001, she moved from the Department of Environmental Health to the Department of Psychology with a joint appointment in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. She served APHA as a member of the Epidemiology Section Council (1986-1990); on the Action Board (1989-1994); and on the Joint Policy Committee (1994). She served as Secretary-Treasurer for Society of Epidemiologic Research (1990-1993). She was a member of the Epidemiology Committee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute pre-doctoral fellowship panel (1996, 1998, 1999) and Chair of the Committee (2000, 2001). She was on the first panel convened for the Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship Program, hosted by the National Academy of Sciences (2003). She has served on numerous grant review panels for the CDC/ NIOSH, and CDC/NCIPC. Her research interests are primarily related to agricultural safety and health. She is currently Principal Investigator on a study of adolescent farm work, fatigue and injuries. She is Director of the Colorado Injury Control Research Center, an academic research and training program funded by CDC (1995-present).