All vacant Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL) positions have been filled. However, if you are interested in becoming a member, please reach out to us again in May of 2024 where we will be seeking nominations for individuals who can represent the fields of Mental & Behavioral Health Paraprofessionals, Geriatrics, Area Health Education Centers, and Pharmacy.
Nominations for Membership
Thomas A. Teasdale, Dr.P.H., F.G.S.A., F.A.H.G.E.
Dr. Tom Teasdale is a Presidential Professor and health educator with over 35 years in the fields of public health, geriatrics, and gerontology. He contributes to several national committees, has developed many educational products for instruction in aging, and has authored over 60 publications/chapters. He worked for nearly 20 years jointly at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. In 2003, he moved to Oklahoma to join the Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of Oklahoma Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine. At the VA, he led the Geriatrics and Extended Care Service education mission and served as the Oklahoma site leader for the VISN 16 Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). In the College of Medicine Geriatrics Department, he led the department's education mission, was PI of the HRSA-funded Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center, was associate director of the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, and concluded as vice chairman of the Department. In 2015, he moved to the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health where he served as chair of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences until July 2021. His interests focus on the evaluation of health care initiatives and workforce development with priority populations experiencing disparities. He continues as co-PI of the University of Oklahoma GWEP and leads the evaluation efforts for several tribal health care initiatives.
Grace M. Kuo, Pharm.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., FCCP, FNAP
Dr. Grace Kuo is Dean and Professor at the Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is also Professor Emerita of Clinical Pharmacy, Family Medicine and Public Health, and Founding Faculty of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Kuo's clinical expertise is primary care pharmacy practice and medication safety. She is a certified executive team coach and has spearheaded development of innovative pharmacist-physician collaborative practice with reimbursement models, and worked with inter-professional teams to design and implement comprehensive medication management practices in both primary care and specialty clinics. Working with experts and national leaders, Dr. Kuo developed and administered the national pharmacogenomics education program (PharmGenEd), which has been used by more than 3,000 healthcare professionals and faculty in 100+ countries. Being a pharmacist health services researcher, Dr. Kuo is passionate about practice-based research that uses implementation science methods focusing on medication safety and medication management.
ACICBL consists of up to 14 members appointed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for terms of up to three years. By legislation and Charter, the ACICBL is comprised of a fair balance of health professionals that represent both urban and rural areas, with an adequate representation of women and minorities. Members are appointed based on their competence, interest, and knowledge of the following program areas and health professions:
- Area Health Education Centers
- Mental and Behavioral Health
- Graduate Psychology
- Rural Health
- Allied Health
- Pain Care
- Quality Improvement and Patient Safety