US Preventive Services Task Force

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has funded Evidence-based Practice Centers since 1997 to provide systematic evidence reviews on health care topics related to screening and prevention services, and these reviews are used to inform the recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF is an independent panel of non-Federal experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine and is composed of primary care providers (such as internists, pediatricians, family physicians, gynecologists/obstetricians, nurses, and health behavior specialists). Completed reports, topics under development, and current USPSTF recommendations can be reviewed and downloaded on the USPSTF website. Related journal articles are also published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association), and Pediatrics.

Current Investigators

Roger Chou, MD, FACP, EPC Director / Principal Investigator
Heidi D. Nelson, MD, MPH, MACP, FRCP, Senior Investigator
Marian McDonagh, PharmD, EPC Associate Director / Senior Investigator
Amy Cantor, MD, MPH, Investigator
Shelley Selph, MD, MPH, Investigator
Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu, PhD, Statistician
Steffani Bailey, PhD, Clinical Expert
Janice Jou, MD, Clinical Expert
Nicole Marshall, MD, Clinical Expert
Eli Schwarz, DDS, MPH, PhD, Clinical Expert
Shandiz Tehrani, MD, PhD, Clinical Expert
Kevin Winthrop, MD, MPH, Clinical Expert

Research Staff

Christina Bougatsos, MPH, USPSTF Site Manager / Research Associate
Miranda Pappas, MA, Project Manager / Research Associate
Jessica Griffin, MS, Project Manager / Research Associate
Rebecca Jungbauer, DrPH, Project Manager / Research Associate
Jesse Wagner, MA, Project Manager / Research Associate
Ian Blazina, MPH, Research Associate
Tracy Dana, MLS, Research Associate / Librarian
Rebecca Holmes, MD, MS, Research Associate
Sara Grusing, BA, Senior Research Assistant
Erica Hart, MST, Senior Research Assistant
Lucy Stillman, BS, Senior Research Assistant
Chandler Weeks, BS, Senior Research Assistant
Azrah Ahmed, BS, Research Assistant