Population Health Scholar Appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee
April 5, 2012 – The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has appointed population health researcher Michael Stoto to a committee focusing on factors affecting the health of Air Force veterans.
Stoto, a professor in Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies, began his service on the Committee on the Management of the Air Force Health Study Data and Specimens in March.
“The committee’s task is to foster the use of research assets that were produced in the course of the Air Force Health Study in new studies that will provide insight into factors affecting the health of veterans and the population at large, and to review research proposals,” said Dr. Harvey Fineberg, IOM president.
The IOM is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
“The committee’s work will greatly benefit from [Stoto’s] participation,” Fineberg said.
Stoto’s research areas include methodological topics in epidemiology, statistics and demography; research synthesis and meta-analysis and other analytical methods related to comparative effectiveness research; community health assessment; risk analysis; and communication and performance measurement.
He also is an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute and an adjunct professor of biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health.