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APTA National – Seeking Nominations for United States Preventive Services Task Force 2025

Signup Deadline: 03-03-2024
Starts: 01-01-2025
Ends: 12-31-2028


Please read all of the information below before responding to this call for nominations.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force is currently seeking nominations for new members to serve a four-year term. The USPSTF, an independent body of experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, works to improve the health of all Americans by making evidence-based recommendations about the effectiveness of clinical preventive services and health promotion. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is authorized to convene the USPSTF and to provide ongoing research, technical, administrative, and dissemination support for the USPSTF's operation.

The USPSTF is composed of members appointed by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. AHRQ is authorized to provide ongoing research, technical, administrative, and dissemination support for the USPSTF's operation.

The recommendations made by the USPSTF address clinical preventive services for adults and children, and include screening tests, counseling services, and preventive medications. The Task Force makes its recommendations based on comprehensive, systematic reviews and careful assessment of the available medical evidence. Current recommendations and procedures of the USPSTF may be found at www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org.

Qualifications: Nominated individuals will be selected for the USPSTF on the basis of how well they meet the required qualifications, and the current expertise needs of the USPSTF. It is anticipated that new members will be invited to serve on the USPSTF beginning in January of a given year. For the current nomination period, strongest consideration will be given to individuals with demonstrated training and expertise in the areas of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Qualified applicants and nominees must, at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, expertise, and national leadership in the following areas:

  •        The critical evaluation of research published in peer reviewed literature and in the methods of evidence review.
  •        Clinical prevention, health promotion, and primary health care.
  •        Implementation of evidence-based recommendations in clinical practice, including at the clinician-patient level, practice level, and health system level.

Some USPSTF members without primary health care clinical experience may be selected based on their expertise in methodological issues, such as meta-analysis, analytic modeling, or clinical epidemiology. For individuals with clinical expertise in primary health care, additional qualifications in methodology would enhance their candidacy.

Additionally, the Task Force benefits from members with expertise in the following areas:

  •        Behavioral medicine/clinical health psychology.
  •        Public health.
  •        Health equity and the reduction of health disparities.
  •        Application of science to health policy.
  •        Dissemination and implementation.
  •        Communication of scientific findings to multiple audiences, including health care professionals, policymakers, and the general public.
  •        Decision modeling.

Applicants must have no substantial conflicts of interest, whether financial, professional, or intellectual, that would impair the scientific integrity of the work of the USPSTF, and must be willing to complete regular conflict of interest disclosures.

Applicants must have the ability to work collaboratively with a team of diverse professionals who support the mission of the USPSTF. Applicants must have adequate time to contribute substantively to the work products of the USPSTF.

Years of experience: There are no set years of experience required to serve on the task force, but all APTA nominees must meet the qualifications above and have advanced knowledge and expertise within their field of study.

Next Steps: If you are interested in being nominated by APTA to serve on the USPSTF please click the “Sign-up” button at the top of this page and send an email to Rachel Miller, rachelmiller@apta.org with your CV and contact information by Sunday, March 3rd.

Meetings: Remote with meetings three times a year for 2 days in Washington, D.C. area.

While we appreciate candidates’ willingness to serve, we can neither guarantee that you will be nominated for the position, nor that you will be selected by the commission if nominated. APTA will review CVs and determine the candidate with the best fit in comparison to the task force’s criteria. If you have any questions, please reach out to Rachel Miller, rachelmiller@apta.org.

Volunteers Needed:

25 (25 open slots)

Experience Required:

No experience


Rachel Miller