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February 23, 2005 10:27 pm by Gene Borio

Testimony of Ira Ockene, M.D.

From the DOJ’s Witness List:

Ockene, Ira M.D.

US Expert Witness

Dr. Ockene is a preventive cardiologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. Before coming to the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Ockene held the following positions:

–1970-1972 Chief of Cardiology U.S. Army Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado

–1972-1974 Research Fellow in Cardiology Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

–1972-1974 Research Fellow in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

–1974-1975 Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School

–1974-1975 Junior Associate in Medicine Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

In 1975, Dr. Ockene became an Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1984 he became a full Professor of Medicine. In 1985, Dr. Ockene became the Associate Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, a position he holds today. In 1987 Dr. Ockene became the Director of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, a position he also continues today. In 1998, Dr. Ockene became an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 1999 he became an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nutrition in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. In 2001, Dr. Ockene was named the David and Barbara Milliken Professor of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Ockene is actively involved in committee work both at the University and throughout the country, including the American Heart Association.

Dr. Ockene has published voluminously on the subject of preventive cardiology, and has been a consultant to such organizations as the Centers for Disease Control and the office of the Surgeon General. He is a reviewer for numerous publications, including JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Ockene also participates as an investigator in various research grants to study elements of preventive cardiology.

Testimony of Cheryl G. Healton

From the DOJ’s Witness List:

Healton, Cheryl G.

US Fact Witness

Dr. Healton is currently the President and CEO of the American Legacy Foundation. The American Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization, created as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement (”MSA”) between a coalition of attorneys general and the tobacco industry, which works to reduce tobacco use among youth and to eliminate disparities in access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

Dr. Healton has an extensive background in the area of public health. She has served on numerous national, state and local commissions and task forces for public health and policy issues on tobacco, HIV/AIDS, violence and alcoholism, and has published more than 80 articles, abstracts and reports on public health topics.

In addition, Dr. Healton has led projects for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (”CDC”) to investigate the effects of marketing and counter-marketing on youth tobacco use, and developed a series of prevention partnerships linking public health researchers with New York state tobacco-health policy makers.

Dr. Healton is the former Head of the Department of Sociomedical Sciences and Associate Dean for the School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Healton’s work has been recognized by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the American Lung Association and the New York Department of Health.

Dr. Healton holds a Doctorate with Distinction from Columbia University, School of Public Health and a Masters of Public Administration, Health Policy and Planning, from New York University.

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