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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

David J. Ballard, MD, MSPH, PhD
Chair (January 2013 - December 2014)
Chief Quality Officer
Baylor Scott & White Health


Members

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

George Bo-Linn, MD, MHA
At-large Consumer Sector Member
Chief Program Officer
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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

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

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

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

Michael S. Lauer, MD
At-Large Federal Government Member
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH)

Gilbert J. L'Italien, ScD
At-large Industry Sector Member
Executive Director, Global Health Outcomes & Epidemiology
Bristol Myers Squibb

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

Scott Smith, RPh, PhD
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Member
Director, Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research
Center for Outcomes and Evidence

Anne Trontell, MD, MPH
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Member
CERTs Program Director
Center for Outcomes and Evidence

Gwen Zornberg, MD, ScD
Food and Drug Administration Member
Team Leader, Regulatory Science, Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

Current as of November 2013

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