Monday, March 12, 2018
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Sue Curry

Sue Curry, University of Iowa interim executive vice president and provost, has been appointed as chair of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

“As a long-standing member of the task force, Dr. Curry’s understanding of the task force’s mission, her deep knowledge of primary and preventive care and behavioral medicine, and her commitment to evidence-based medicine have served the task force well,” says immediate past chair, David C. Grossman, M.D., M.P.H. “I am confident that the task force will continue to do important work under her strong leadership.”

The task force is an independent, volunteer panel of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine. Members come from many health-related fields, including internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, behavioral health, obstetrics/gynecology, and nursing.

Curry previously served as a member of the task force from January 2009 through December 2014 and as vice chair from March 2016 to March 2018. She served as dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health from 2008 to 2017. Prior to joining the University of Iowa, she held senior leadership positions at the Institute for Health Research and Policy in the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and the Group Health Cooperative in Seattle. She is also a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

To learn more about Dr. Curry and all members of the task force, visit