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The NCVHS NHII Working Group

NCVHS Membership of the WORKGROUP on the

The NCVHS serves as the statutory public advisory body to the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the area of health data and statistics. In that capacity, the Committee provides advice and assistance to the Department and serves as a forum for interaction with interested private sector groups on a variety of key health data issues. The NCVHS home page is


John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H., Chair
Jeffrey S. Blair, M.B.A.
Simon P. Cohn, M.D.
John W. Danaher, M.D.
Richard K. Harding, M.D.
John P. Houston, J.D.
Stan M. Huff, M.D.
Robert W. Hungate
Clement Joseph McDonald, M.D.
Edward H. Shortliffe, M.D.
Kepa Zubeldia, M.D.
Mary Jo Deering, Ph.D., OPHS, Lead Staff
Jorge A. Ferrer, M.D., CMS
Trent T. Haywood, MD, JD
Eduardo Ortiz, M.D., M.P.H., AHRQ
Steven J. Steindel, Ph.D., CDC
Michelle Williamson, NCHS
William Yasnoff, M.D., Ph.D., HHS


To contact the workgroup, you should write, call, or e-mail the Lead Staff



John R. Lumpkin, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President and Director, Health Care Group
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
P.O. Box 2316
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
(Express Mail: Route 1 and College Road East
Princeton, New Jersey 08643-2316)
Phone: 609-627-5724
Fax: 609-419-8372
Term: 07/01/00 - 06/30/04


Mary Jo Deering, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for eHealth and Management
Department of Health and Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Room 738-G
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-260-2652
Fax: 202-205-0463

Jeffrey S. Blair, M.B.A.
Vice President
Medical Records Institute
8701 New Hampton Road, N.E.
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111
Phone: 505-856-9167
Fax: 505-856-9170
Term: 05/08/01 - 05/08/05
Jorge A. Ferrer, M.D., M.B.A.
Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Office of Clinical Standards & Quality
Information Systems Group
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 410-786-2604
Fax: 410-786-8532
E mail:
Simon P. Cohn, M.D., M.P.H., FACP
National Director for Health Information Policy
Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program
One Kaiser Plaza
Oakland, California 94612
Phone: 510-271-6461
Fax: 510-267-2194
Term: 06/30/99 - 06/30/03
Eduardo Ortiz, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Service Fellow
Center for Primary Care Research
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
6010 Executive Blvd., Suite 201
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: 301-594-6236
Fax: 301-594-3721
John W. Danaher, M.D.
120 North Street
Litchfield, Connecticut 06759
Phone: 203-722-5234
Fax: 203-245-3977
Term: 10/25/01 - 06/30/03
Trent T. Haywood, MD, JD
Region V Chief Medical Officer
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-353-5928

Richard K. Harding, M.D.
Interim Chair
Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science
University of South Carolina
3555 Harden Street Ext., Suite 104-A
Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Phone: 803-434-4266
Fax: 803-434-4277
Term: 03/05/01 - 03/05/05

Steven J. Steindel, Ph.D.
Supervisory Health Scientist
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Public Health Practice Program Office
Division of Laboratory Systems
Laboratory Performance Assessment Branch
1600 Clifton Road, MD D-45
Atlanta, Georgia 30333
Phone: 404-639-7484
Fax: 404-639-7711

John P. Houston, J.D.
UPMC Health Systems
200 Lothrop Street
Forbes Tower, Suite 10072
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-8043
Fax: 412-647-6003
Term: 10/22/02 - 06/30/06

Michelle Williamson
Health Informatics Specialist
Classifications & Public Health Data Standards Staff
Office of the Director
National Center for Health Statistics, CDC
3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402
Hyattsville, MD 20782-2002
Phone: 301-458-4618
Fax: 301-458-4022
E-Mail: mwilliamson

Stanley M. Huff, M.D.
Professor, Medical Informatics
University of Utah
College of Medicine
Intermountain Health Care
4646 West Lake Park Blvd.
Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Phone: 801-442-4885
Fax: 801-442-6996
Term: 10/27/02 - 06/30/06

William Yasnoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, National Health Information Infrastructure
Department of Health and Human Services
Room 440D, Hubert H. Humphrey Building
200 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20201
Phone: 202-690-7100
Fax: 202-690-5882

Robert W. Hungate
Physician Patient Partnerships for Health
333 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Phone: 781-235-3681
Fax: 781-235-1286
Term: 10/24/02 - 06/30/06


Clement Joseph McDonald, M.D.
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Regenstrief Institute
1050 Wishard Boulevard
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Phone: 317-630-7070
Fax: 317-630-6962
Term: 07/01/98-06/30/02


Edward H. Shortliffe, Ph.D., M.D.
Department of Medical Informatics
Columbia University
Vanderbilt Clinic Building, Fifth Floor, Room 550
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-305-6896
Fax: 212-543-8788
Term: 11/30/00 - 06/30/04


Kepa Zubeldia, M.D.
371 Sanders Lane
Kaysville, Utah 84037
Phone: 801-444-0339
Fax: 801-444-0340
Term: 09/30/99 - 06/30/03



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