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HHS Secretary appoints new members to AHRQ National Advisory Council

HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson has named nine new members to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The council provides advice to the Secretary and to the Director of the Agency. The council comprises 21 members from the private sector and eight ex-officio members from other Federal health agencies.

The new council members are:

Andrew Balas, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Public Health
St. Louis University St. Louis, MO

Doug Campos-Outcalt, M.P.A.
Medical Director
Maricopa County Department of Public Health
Phoenix, AZ

Michael Everett, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Avator International, Inc.
Lake Mary, FL

Andrew Fishman, M.D.
Cogent Healthcare, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA

Arthur Garson, M.D., M.P.H.
Dean, School of Medicine
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Jessie Gruman, Ph.D.
President and Executive Director
Center for the Advancement of Health
Washington, DC

Terry Jacobson, M.D., Director
Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Grady Health Systems
Atlanta, GA

James J. Rohack, M.D.
Senior Staff Cardiologist
Scott and White Clinic
Temple, TX

Paul Wallace, M.D.
Executive Director
Care Management Institute
Kaiser Permanente
Oakland, CA

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