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National Steering Committee

The CERTs National Steering Committee (NSC) provides scientific and policy guidance to the CERTs program and receives both scientific and logistical support from the CERTs Coordinating Center, which works closely with the NSC Chair and Chair-Elect in the executive and logistical planning of program activities, including meetings of the NSC. Members of the NSC include representatives from each CERT Research Center and the Coordinating Center, the Federal Government, and an at-large member from each of three sectors: patients/consumers, health care professional groups, and the therapeutics industry.

Chair

Sam Nussbaum, MD
Chair (January 2015 – December 2016)
Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Offer
Well Point


Members

David W. Bates, MD, MSc
CERTs Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Stephen Crystal, PhD
CERTs Principal Investigator
Board of Governors Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Darren A. DeWalt, MD, MPH
Federal Agency At-large Member
Director, Learning and Diffusion Group
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Stephen P. Fortmann, MD
CERTs Principal Investigator
Senior Investigator
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Thomas Gross, MD, MPH
Director
Office of Surveillance and Biometrics
Center for Devices and Radiologic Health
Food and Drug Administration

Trent Haywood, MD, JD
At-large Healthcare Sector Member
Chief Medical Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Bruce L. Lambert, PhD
CERTs Principal Investigator
Professor, Communication Studies
Northwestern University

Carole Lannon, MD, MPH
CERTs Principal Investigator
Professor of Pediatrics
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Amye Leong, MBA
At-large Patient Representative
President & CEO
Healthy Motivation

Newell McElwee, PharmD, MSPH
At-large Industry Sector Member-Elect
AVP, Core
Merck & Co., Inc.

Therese Miller, DrPH
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Member
Deputy Director, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Director, Division of Practice Improvement
Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

Parivash Nourjah, PhD
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Member
Epidemiologist
Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH
CERTs Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center

Robert Reynolds, DSc, MSc
At-large Industry Sector Member-Elect
Vice President & Global Head, Epidemiology, Worldwide Safety Strategy
Pfizer, Inc.

Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc
CERTs Principal Investigator
Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Current as of September 2015

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