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Community Preventive Services Task Force Members

The fifteen Community Preventive Services Task Force (CPSTF) members are appointed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CPSTF members serve five year terms, with possible extensions to maintain a full scope of expertise, complete specific work, and ensure consistency of CPSTF recommendations. CPSTF members disclose potential conflicts of interest in advance, and the Chair announces recusals at the start of the meeting.

CPSTF Members

  • Bruce Nedrow (Ned) Calonge, MD, MPH (chair)
    President and CEO, The Colorado Trust
  • Alison Evans Cuellar, PhD (vice chair)
    Professor, Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University
  • Wendy Barrington, PhD, MPH
    Associate professor in the School of Nursing and adjunct associate professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • John M. Clymer
    Executive Director, National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Loma Linda University School of Public Health
  • Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
    Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
  • Karen Emmons, PhD
    Professor of Social and Behavioral Science, Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Stephen Hargarten, MD, MPH
    Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Associate Dean for Global Health, Director, Comprehensive Injury Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Katrina Hedberg, MD, MPH
    Health Officer and State Epidemiologist, Public Health Division, Oregon Health Authority
  • Susan M. Kansagra, MD, MBA
    Acting Deputy State Health Officer and Senior Deputy Director, North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Thomas E. Kottke, MD, MSPH
    Medical director for well-being, HealthPartners; professor of medicine, University of Minnesota; health services researcher, HealthPartners Institute
  • Michael A. Lindsey, PhD, MSW, MPH
    Executive Director, McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, New York University (NYU); Constance and Martin Silver Professor of Poverty Studies, NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • Joy Melnikow, MD, MPH
    Director, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research; Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Loel Solomon, PhD, MPP
    Professor in the Department of Health Systems Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
  • Sarah Stoddard, PhD, RN, CNP, FAAN, FSAHM
    Associate professor in the School of Nursing and School of Public Health at the University of Michigan; director of the Training and Education Core for the University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
  • Peter A. Wyman, PhD
    Professor and Academic Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine

Previous CPSTF Members