David C. Grossman, professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was appointed vice chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the expert panel that makes evidence-based recommendations about services such as health screenings.
Grossman, a pediatrician, is senior investigator at Group Health Research Institute and medical director for preventive care and population strategy at the Group Health medical cooperative in Seattle. He is also an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine. His term begins March 2015.
Grossman previously served as a member of the task force from January 2008 to December 2013. William Phillips, clinical professor of health services and epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health, has been a member of the task force since January 2013.