US Preventive Services Task Force

Our Evidence-based Practice Center has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality since 1997 to provide systematic evidence reviews for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is an independent task force that issues recommendations for a variety of screening and preventive interventions. Our reviews are used to inform the USPSTF Recommendations.  We are currently contracted through 2014.


Roger Chou, MD, FACP, EPC Director, USPSTF Investigative Lead, Senior Investigator
Heidi D. Nelson, MD, MPH, Senior Investigator
Marian McDonagh, PharmD, EPC Associate Director, Senior Investigator
Linda Humphrey, MD, MPH, Senior Investigator
Shelley Selph, MD, MPH, Investigator
Amy Cantor, MD, MPH, Investigator
Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu, PhD, Statistician


Research Staff

Christina Bougatsos, MPH, USPSTF Coordinator, Research Associate
Tracy Dana, MLS, Research Librarian, Research Associate
Miranda Pappas, MA, Project Manager, Research Associate
Bernadette Zakher, MBBS, Research Associate
Ian Blazina, MPH, Research Associate
Sheryl Elliott, MUS, Research Assistant
Monica Fraenkel, BA, Research Assistant
Sara Grusing, BS, Research Assistant
Andrew Hamilton, MLS, MS, Research Librarian