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Board of Regents Profiles

Official Membership Roster

The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents meets three times a year. There are ten appointed members and nine ex officios. The following are the current appointed members with their dates of office.

Robert A. Greenes, M.D., Ph.D.


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Dr. Robert A. Greenes is the current chair of the Board of Regents.

Dr. Greenes is Ira A. Fulton Chair and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Arizona State University and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Mayo Clinic. Before that, he was the founder and director of the Decision Systems Group, a Harvard-based biomedical informatics laboratory at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Program Director of the National Library of Medicine-supported Boston Research Training Program in Biomedical Informatics. He was Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Informatics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The chair now bears his name. He was also Professor of Radiology, Health Sciences and Technology, and Health Policy and Management at Harvard.

With an M.D. and Ph.D. in applied mathematics/computer science from Harvard, he is a member of the Institute of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine.

Alessandro Acquisti, Ph.D.


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Dr. Alessandro Acquisti is Professor of Information Systems and Public Policy at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and a member of Carnegie Mellon CyLab. He is the co-director of the CMU Center for Behavioral Decision Research and a member of the National Academies’ Committee on public response to alerts and warnings using social media and associated privacy considerations. His research focuses on the economics of privacy. His studies have spearheaded the application of behavioral economics to the analysis of privacy and information security decision making, and the analysis of privacy risks and disclosure behavior in online social networks.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and Master’s degrees from UC Berkeley, the London School of Economics, and Trinity College Dublin.

Sandra Martin, M.S.L.S.


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Ms. Sandra Martin is the Director of the Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University.

She leads the library's Public Services Team and has created several guides for the Shiffman library including Shiffman Medical Reference Tools and Services, Shiffman Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Timesaver, and Shiffman Sleep Medicine Timesaver. She is also a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

She received her MSLS from Wayne State University.

Daniel R. Masys, M.D.


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Dr. Daniel Masys is an Affiliate Professor of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. Dr. Masys previously chaired the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, the largest academic department of biomedical informatics in the U.S., until his retirement in 2011. He has served in several leadership roles in his field throughout his career for more than 30 years. Dr. Masys is a Fellow and former President of the American College of Medical Informatics, and is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, a component of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Dr. Masys received his M.D. degree from Ohio State University.

Esther Sternberg, M.D.


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Dr. Esther Sternberg is Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine. She is also Founding Director of the University of Arizona Institute on Place and Wellbeing, a unique interdisciplinary Institute linking biomedical, health professionals and design professionals to research and create places supporting health and wellbeing. Dr. Sternberg is internationally recognized for her discoveries in brain-immune interactions and the effects of the brain's stress response on health: the science of the mind-body interaction.

Prior to her work at the University of Arizona, Dr. Sternberg worked at the NIH and served as Chief of the Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology & Behavior, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Director, Integrative Neural Immune Program, NIMH.

She received her MD degree and trained in rheumatology at McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Jill Taylor, Ph.D.


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Dr. Jill Taylor is Director of the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and her background is in the area of public health services research. She is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the Biggs Laboratory, maintaining close communication with Executive Staff within the Office of Public Health, the Department of Health and outreach to external organizations. She is also responsible for the development of the annual budget and new funding initiatives, determining scientific and research priorities for the Center, planning for a new laboratory facility and management of the laboratory’s response to public health emergencies.

Dr. Taylor received her Ph.D. from the University of Queensland.