Appendix A. Presenter Bios

Sue Mallonee, MPH, RN

Sue Mallonee is Chief of the Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Oklahoma University College of Public Health.

Her work includes overseeing statewide injury surveillance, analysis of these data, and use of the data to drive program development, implementation, and evaluation, as well as statewide health promotion and public policy development. Sue currently serves as the President of the State and Territorial Injury Prevention Directors' Association (STIPDA) and serves on the Institute of Medicine Committee on Injury Prevention and Control.

Jackie Moore, MPH

Jackie Moore serves as the Injury Prevention Specialist for the U.S. Public Health Service/Indian Health Service. She has been with the Indian Health Service since 1981. She works within the Nashville Area, which covers 16 states from Maine to Florida and includes 26 Indian reservations. Jackie began working in the injury prevention arena at the grassroots level as a local community injury prevention coordinator. Her previous experience includes 12 years in trauma care emergency rooms as a Registered Radiologic Technologist.

Robert (Bob) Parker, MS

Bob Parker is the former public health director for the New Hanover County Health Department in North Carolina and is currently Vice President for Home and Community Health with the North Carolina Baptist Hospitals, Inc. Since the late 1980's Bob has been a strong advocate for injury initiatives in his community. The New Hanover County Health Department, along with many collaborators, has started 14 initiatives, ranging from automobile safety to violence prevention.

Mark Rosenberg, MD, MPP

Mark Rosenberg is Assistant Surgeon General of the United States and is Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He serves on the faculty at Morehouse Medical School, Emory Medical School, Emory School of Public Health, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Mark's research and programmatic interests have concentrated on injury control and violence prevention with special attention to the behavioral sciences, evaluation, and health communications.

Carol Runyan, MPH, PhD

Carol Runyan is Director of the University of North Carolina's Injury Prevention Research Center. She is a tenured Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

Carol's current research as Director of the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center is focused on occupational homicide, work injuries among youth, and violence against women. In her capacity as Associate Professor, she teaches graduate level courses in injury control and violence prevention, as well as on the conceptual bases of public health. She has experience developing and implementing public health programs at the local level.

Don Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA

Don Schwarz is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Acting Division Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, and Director of the Adolescent and Family Planning Clinics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Don has received grant funding for work in teen parenting and pregnancy prevention, injury and violence prevention, and adolescent health in West Philadelphia. He serves on many community boards and advisory panels, and has been an active participant in planning projects related to community health, particularly in West Philadelphia.

Stephen Teret, JD, MPH

Stephen Teret is Professor of Health Policy and Management, and head of the Faculty on Health and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, and is Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Program in Law, Ethics, and Health. He holds joint faculty appointments in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and is Adjunct Professor of Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

His work includes research, teaching and public service in the areas of injury prevention and health law. Steve's current work focuses on the understanding and prevention of violence, with an emphasis on gun policy.

Miriam Thomas

Miriam Thomas is co-anchor of the evening news at NewsChannel 11/ABC, serving the Raleigh/Durham, Chapel Hill and Fayetteville, North Carolina viewing areas. During her career as a broadcast journalist, Miriam has been awarded several honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and commendations from American Women in Radio and Television and the National Commission on Working Women.

Janice Yuwiler, MPH

Janice Yuwiler is the Program Director of the California Center for Childhood Injury Prevention at San Diego State University's Graduate School of Public Health. She also directs the Children's Safety Network Injury Data Technical Assistance Center and is Adjunct Faculty at San Diego State University.

For the past 12 years, Janice has worked with state and local health departments throughout the nation to provide technical assistance and training in the development of child and adolescent injury prevention programs. Her work has emphasized using a systems approach to prevent injuries, using empirical data as the basis for developing prevention programs and institutionalizing effective prevention efforts.

Larry Cohen

The former director of the Contra Costa County Prevention Program, Larry is now Execuitve Director of the Prevention Institute. The Prevention Institute is a recently formed national non-profit organization with a focus on primary prevention implementation, practical research and dissemination. The Institute applies cross-disciplinary approaches and cutting-edge methodology to health issues. He is also the Children's Safety Network/EDC Senior Advisor on Violence Prevention to the US Department of Health and Human Services Maternal and Child Health Division. For further information contact: The Prevention Institute, 1181 Colusa Avenue, Berkely, CA, 94707, (510) 528-4482,

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