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Department of Health and Human Services
Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry
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Members of the Committee

Caswell A. Evans, Jr., DDS, MPH, Chair
Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences
UIC College of Dentistry
Chicago, IL
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

William T. Betz, DO, MBA, Vice Chair
Senior Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education
University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pikeville, KY
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

David J. Keahey, MSPH, PA-C, Vice Chair
Associate Professor (Clinical)
University of Utah Physician Assistant Program
Department of Family and Preventive Medicine
Salt Lake City, UT
Term Ends: 03/01/2015


Vicki Chan-Padgett, PAC, MPAS
Director and Associate Professor
School of Physician Assistant Studies
Touro University Nevada 
Henderson, NV
Term Ends: 05/17/2017

Frederick J. Fox, MD, MPP, FACP
The Palliative Collaboration
San Francisco, CA
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

Jean Johnson, PhD, RN
Dean and Professor School of Nursing
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

David Keller, MD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Clinical Transformation
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, CO  80045
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

Elizabeth (Lia) Kalliath, DMD
Resident, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Term Ends: 05/17/2017

Linda C Niessen, DMD, MPH
Dean and Professor
College of Dental Medicine
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Term Ends: 05/03/2017

Kara Odom Walker, MD, MPH, MSHS
Program Officer
Improving Healthcare Systems Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI)
Washington, DC 20036
Term Ends: 01/30/2016

Allen Perkins, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL
Term Ends: 05/03/2017

Yilda M. Rivera Nazario, DMD, FAAPD
Advisor to the Chancellor
Medical Sciences Campus
Professor Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dental Medicine
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

Gina Sharps, MPH, RDH
Regional Oral Health Coordinator
Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Term Ends: 03/01/2015

Eve Switzer, MD, FAAP
Northwest Pediatrics
Enid, OK
Term Ends: 05/03/2017

Elizabeth Wiley, MD, JD, MPH
Family Medicine Resident, University of Maryland
Past President, American Medical Student Association
Baltimore, MD
Term Ends: 05/03/2017

Stephen A.Wilson, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Director, Faculty Development Fellowship 
Assistant Professor
University of Pittsburgh Department of Family Medicine
Director, Medical Decision Making
UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program
Pittsburgh, PA
Term Ends: 06/28/2017


Joan Weiss, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN
Designated Federal Official

Candice Chen, MD
Director, Division of Medicine and Dentistry

About the Committee


Charter (PDF - 129 KB)