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HMD Request for Nominations for Study Committee: Due October 6

The Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies)* is searching for experts in the scientific, technical, and medical professions to be considered for a study committee titled “Evidence Based Practices for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response: Assessment and Recommendations for the Field.” The committee will conduct a comprehensive review and grading of public health emergency preparedness and response practices, based on literature and evidence generated since September 11, 2001. Specifically, the committee will:

The committees’ report will be sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and addressed to the agency and the broader stakeholder community. Experts in the fields of local, state, and national public health emergency preparedness and response research, public policy, and practice; disaster research; literature review design (e.g. Cochrane review); evaluation and grading of evidence-based practices; public health ethics; and disaster information management are needed for the committee. Suggestions are sought for qualified individuals in all sectors of the scientific and technical community.

Please submit potential candidates for this committee by Friday, October 6. Nominees can be submitted via our online form, or alternatively, submitted directly to preparedness@nas.edu. Please include as much information as you have available about the individuals you are suggesting, including full name, affiliation, and current contact information, as well as your reason(s) for nominating them.