James Stevermer, MD, the University of Missouri School of Medicine’s vice chair for clinical affairs and a professor of family and community medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
“The MU School of Medicine is proud to congratulate Dr. Stevermer on this prestigious new appointment,” said Michael LeFevre, MD, professor and chair of family and community medicine. “His experience in family medicine, dedication to evidence-based care and expertise in guideline development will be a valuable contribution to the task force.”
The task force is an independent volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. The Task Force works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, and preventive medications. The sixteen members come from primary care and prevention-related fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology and nursing. Members are appointed to serve four-year terms.
“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Stevermer to the task force,” said task force chair Alex H. Krist, MD. “Dr. Stevermer’s experience translating clinical research into practice and serving on multiple guideline-making bodies, in addition to his commitment to improving the health of rural communities, will be an important addition.”
In addition to his role at the MU School of Medicine, Stevermer is the medical director of MU Health Care Family Medicine–Callaway Physicians. His scholarship focuses on evidence-based medicine, guideline development and evaluation, and the translation of clinical research into practice. He has written and edited for the Family Physicians Inquiry Network and was an associate editor at the “Journal of Family Practice.”
To learn more about Dr. Stevermer and all of the members of the Task Force, visit the USPSTF website.