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Member Research & Reports

GW Faculty Participate in National Academy of Medicine’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care Initiative

On September 19, Dr. Lynn R. Goldman, Michael and Lori Milken Dean of Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (GW), and other GW faculty members published papers that were commissioned as part of the National Academy of Medicine’s Vital Directions for Health and Health Care. The project is compiling expert information to inform the debate about U.S. health reform.

Dean Goldman served as lead author for one of the published papers, titled “Advancing the Health of Communities and Populations.” She also served as first author of a viewpoint published online September 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, titled “Putting the Health of Communities and Populations First.”

The series also includes the paper “Chronic Disease Prevention: Tobacco, Physical Activity, and Nutrition for a Healthy Start.” Dr. William Dietz, director of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness at Milken Institute SPH, served as lead author and Ms. Kathleen Merrigan, executive director for sustainability at GW, served as a co-author.

Dr. Jeffrey Levi, professor of health policy and management at Milken Institute SPH, also participated in the project, co-authoring the paper “Information Technology Interoperability and Use for Better Care and Evidence.”

Read more about the papers and research by Milken Institute SPH faculty.