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Virginia Moyer, MD, MPH

Chair, United States Preventive Services Task Force

Dr. Moyer is Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Academic General Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, where she was first Chief Medical Quality Officer from 2009-2011. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in 1977, trained in Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC.  She obtained her MPH degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health.  Dr. Moyer has interests in teaching clinical epidemiology and studying the use of diagnostic tests in clinical care.  She is the current chair of the United States Preventive Services Task Force, a member of the Evidence Based Medicine Working Group, the AAP Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, and the International Advisory Board for the Cochrane Collaboration Child Health Field.  Dr. Moyer is author of more than 80 scientific articles and chapters and is Editor in Chief of the book Evidence Based Pediatrics and Child Health.  She is Deputy Editor of Pediatrics and Associate Editor of Evidence Based Child Health: A Cochrane Journal.  In 2004, Dr. Moyer received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award at the University of Texas, and in 2006 was inducted into the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education.