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Melnikow appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

 Dr. Melnikow
Joy Melnikow, UC Davis professor of family and community medicine

Joy Melnikow, UC Davis professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Professor Melnikow’s appointment became effective Jan. 1 and extends through Dec. 31, 2012, with an option for a two-year extension.

The USPSTF conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of a broad range of clinical preventive services, including screening, counseling and preventive medications.

The task force is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading source of advice on clinical preventive services for primary care clinicians, health plans and other parties.

Professor Melnikow, who also is associate director of the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, is particularly interested in women's health care, cancer prevention and cost-effectiveness.