College of

2004 Election

ACE President-Elect

BETSY FOXMAN, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology and Director of the Center for Molecular and Clinical Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (MAC-EPID) at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Foxman researches the molecular epidemiology of acute, recurring bacterial infections by integrating molecular, genetic, mathematical modeling, and epidemiologic methods. Dr. Foxman received her PhD in Epidemiology from UCLA, and consulted on the RAND Health Insurance Experiment while completing her dissertation. Following a post-doctoral fellowship in environmental epidemiology, she joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 1987, where she been Professor since 1999. Dr. Foxman is the founder and current director of MAC-EPID, and directs an NIH-funded training program focused on interdisciplinary approaches to infectious diseases. Dr. Foxman is principal investigator of an NIH-funded study of Group B Streptococcus, and co-investigator of NIH-funded studies of E. coli, Haemaphilis influenzae, and tuberculosis. She has served as a member of the IOM Immunization Safety Committee, various NIH and CDC review committees, and on the editorial board of the American Journal of Epidemiology. 
Dr. Foxman has been a member of the ACE Executive Board and Education Committee since 2001, and was previously a member of the ACE Doctoral Education Workshop Program Committee. She served previously as Chair of the APHA Epidemiology Section, and as a member of the 2001 Congress of Epidemiology Program Committee. She organized and currently chairs the Epidemiology Society Leadership Group, which includes representatives of 18 national and international epidemiologic societies. This group developed a directory of epidemiology societies, wrote a manuscript on the challenges and future of epidemiology (Annals of Epidemiology, in press), and is working together to develop the program for the 2006 Congress of Epidemiology, for which Dr. Foxman is Program Committee Chair.

Board of Directors

ADOLFO CORREA, MD, MPH, PhD, is an epidemiologist at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is also and adjunct Associate Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and an adjunct Professor at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Correa received a B.S. degree in chemistry from San Diego State University, an M.S. in chemistry and an M.D. from the University of California San Diego, and an MPH and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He also trained in Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and San Francisco General Hospital, CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, and General Preventive Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Before joining the Centers for Disease Control in 1998, he was on the faculty of the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Adolfo’s research interests have included parental occupational and environmental exposures and birth defects and other pregnancy outcomes. He is currently engaged in several studies of birth defects, including surveillance, risk and prevention factors, and mortality. Adolfo was a senior advisor to the President’s Task Force on Environmental Health Risks and Safety Risks to Children, a chair of the Population Sciences work group of the Task Force on The Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Children of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH, and a member of the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Former Prisoners of War. He is a member of the Interagency Coordinating Committee of the National Children’s Study. 

H. IRENE HALL, PHD, MPH, is a Senior Epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, and Associate Editor of the Annals of Epidemiology.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Hall has served on the ACE Publications Committee since 2000, served as Chair of the abstract review committee in 2002 and 2003, and serves as Chair of the poster committee in 2004.

Dr. Hall received her B.S. from Boston University and earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in epidemiology from the Yale University School of Public Health. She joined the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in 1991, where she conducted studies related to hazardous substances released into the environment and surveillance on the health effects related to acute hazardous substance releases. In 1995, Dr. Hall joined CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and was appointed Chief of the Surveillance Research Section in the Cancer Surveillance Branch in 1998. Her research focused on methods used by children and adults to protect from sun exposure, self-reported cancer screening and the validity of recall of screening, the burden of cancer in special populations, patterns of cancer care, and the quality of surveillance data. She is an expert in surveillance methods and administered CDC’s research program for the National Program of Cancer Registries. In 2002, she was invited to join CDC’s HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch, where she introduced new statistical methods to describe the HIV epidemic. Her current research interests include the social determinants of HIV infection.

Dr. Hall has served on various advisory committees for the DOT, NCI, FDA, American Cancer Society, and North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, as well as review committees for the NCI, VA, and Health Canada. She has also served as consultant to WHO for polio radication.

ROBERT MCKEOWN, PhD, is Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Chair and Graduate Director for Epidemiology in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

BACKGROUND: Dr. McKeown has been a member of the ACE Ethics and Standards of Practice Committee since 1997 and chair since 2001. He is leading the consultation team for the first ethics consultation by ACE. In addition to an undergraduate degree in chemistry, he holds the PhD in philosophical theology from Duke University and PhD in epidemiology from the University of South Carolina. Dr. McKeown is immediate past-chair of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association, has chaired at various times that Section’s Program, Awards, and Nominations Committees, and has served on the Governing Council. He is currently on the Program Committee for the upcoming Second North American Congress of Epidemiology in 2006. He is also a member of the Society for Epidemiologic Research. Dr. McKeown’s research interests are psychiatric epidemiology, with a focus on children and adolescents, perinatal epidemiology, women’s health, and public health ethics. Current projects include NIH-funded research on depression and diabetes in youth, a CDC-funded project on ADHD in young children, a Duke Endowment-funded intervention to enhance well-being in multi-ethnic groups of older adult in faith communities, an emerging coalition to develop interventions to prevent recurrent preterm births, and several public health ethics projects. His teaching has focused on epidemiologic methods, ethics, and psychiatric epidemiology. He is the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty Service Award, and Distinguished Alumnus Award for the School of Public Health.

ROBERTA B. NESS, MD, MPH, is Chair, Department of Epidemiology, and Professor of Epidemiology, Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the ACE Policy Committee and will Chair the Policy Committee starting in 2005.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Ness is an expert in women’s health and longstanding Director of the Women’s Health Program, University of Pittsburgh. Her research has focused on the etiology of adverse reproductive outcomes and the relationship between reproductive events and later chronic disease. Some of the over twenty federally funded projects she has directed include studies of the relationship between reproductive and gynecologic experiences and cancer outcomes; the role pre-pregnancy cardiovascular risk plays in causing preeclampsia, and the consequences of sexually transmitted diseases. Dr. Ness edited one of the first epidemiologic texts devoted to women’s health, Health and Disease among Women and was a section editor for the award-winning text, Women and Health. She received her MD from Cornell University and her MPH from Columbia, and is board-certified in internal medicine. Her contributions to science have been recognized by elected membership in the prestigious American Society for Clinical Investigation and American Epidemiologic Society. She serves as a standing member of the NIH review group ECD-1 and an editor of Sexually Transmitted Disease Reviews for the World Health Organization. She has served on advisory committees for NICHD, NIAID, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Disease Control, and Department of Defense. 

EDWARD TRAPIDO, SC.D. is Associate Director of the Epidemiology and Genetics Research Program, in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, at the National Cancer Institute.

BACKGROUND: Dr. Trapido earned an M.S.P.H. in parasitology from UNC Chapel Hill(1974), and holds Sc.M. and Sc.D. degrees from Harvard (1981).

Dr. Trapido formerly was Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine and directed the M.P.H. and Ph.D. programs. He also was Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. As a PI, he directed several major cancer control research and education programs at the University of Miami, including the Cancer Information Service covering Florida, Puerto Rico, and the USVI, the Florida Cancer Data System, the Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Initiative, the Early Breast Cancer Detection Program, and Redes En Acción, which focuses on Hispanic cancer prevention and control. He also was Director of the Tobacco Research and Evaluation Coordinating Center and was a consultant to the Florida and Minnesota Tobacco Programs, which have received nationwide acclaim for reducing teenage smoking. Apart from cancer, Dr. Trapido has also worked in research and interventions on HIV, substance abuse, and aging.

Dr. Trapido’s program at the NCI manages a comprehensive program of grant-supported, population-based research intended to increase the understanding of cancer etiology and prevention. 400 research grants and cooperative agreements (totaling $200 million) are supported. His program oversees research in gene discovery, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, environmental epidemiology, including tobacco, occupational exposures, energy balance, hormones and medications, infectious diseases; and clinical epidemiology, including health disparities, and survivorship. He also is a member of the DCCPS Health Disparities Research Committee, the Trans-NIH Tobacco Research Group, the U.S.-Japanese Cancer Consortium, and the World Trade Center Late Emergent Diseases Working Group.

For the past two years, Dr. Trapido has been involved with the planning of the ACE annual meeting, and has further committed his Program to provide ongoing financial support.