Philip Kass received his DVM in 1983; Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in 1984, MS in Statistics in 1988, and PhD in Epidemiology in 1990. His post-doc was at UCLA under Dr. Sander Greenland. Currently Professor of Analytic Epidemiology at the School of Veterinary Medicine and School of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Vice Provost of Academic Affairs since July 2017. Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, and is the former Chair of the Department of Population Health and Reproduction.
David Levine, PT, PhD, DPT, Diplomate ABPTS, CCRP, Cert. DN
Dr. Levine is a Professor and the Walter M. Cline Chair of Excellence in Physical Therapy at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is an adjunct professor at the University Of Tennessee College Of Veterinary Medicine and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition, he is board certified as a specialist in orthopedics by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is also certified in dry needling. Dr. Levine has been working and conducting research in many areas with an emphasis in veterinary physical rehabilitation and is co-director of the University of Tennessee certificate program in canine rehabilitation. He is a co-editor of multiple books including “Canine Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy”, “Essential Facts of Physiotherapy in Dogs and Cats”, and Gait Analysis: An Introduction. He continues to practice in canine rehabilitation and human physical therapy in addition to his University position. He has presented at over 100 conferences, and has lectured in more than a dozen countries. Dr. Levine has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals with over 75 publications. His latest research focuses on bacterial contamination in medical equipment, animal assisted therapy, and laser to improve muscle endurance.
Full Professor and Senior Lecturer - Faculty and Nursing, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Director - Research, Health and Podiatry Unit, Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Nursing and Podiatry, Universidade da Coruña, Spain
Dr. Marcellin-Little is a veterinary orthopedic surgeon who has been doing research for approximately 20 years in the field of joint replacement, limb deformities, physical rehabilitation, and biomodeling/biomanufacturing. He has a particular interest in the interface between computers and orthopedics. He is a member of the Center of Additive Manufacturing and Logistics at North Carolina State University and an adjunct in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering (at NCSU), Industrial and Systems Engineering (at NCSU), and Physical Therapy (at UT-Chattanooga).
Dr. Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia completed his degree in Medicine and Surgery with Honors in 2010. He was a resident at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Hospital of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari (Italy). In 2013, he started his fellowship within the International Fellowship Program for Advanced Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Soroka University Medical Center (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel), which he completed in 2016, focusing on fetal medicine, obstetric ultrasound and management of obstetrical emergencies.
In March 2017, Dr. Mastrolia became a senior physician at the Fondazione MBBM (San Gerardo Hospital, Monza, Italy), an institution dedicated to perinatal medicine and affiliated to the University of Milano Bicocca (Milano, Italy).
HIs research Interests include preterm parturition, preeclampsia, recurrent pregnancy loss, intrauterine growth restriction, fetal demise, premature rupture of membranes, placental abruption, and antithrombotic therapies during pregnancy.
Professor of Nursing and Gill Endowed Chair of Cardiovascular Nursing at the University of Kentucky. Director of the RICH Heart Program and the Center for Biobehioral Research in Self-Management of Cardioplumonary Diseases. Co-Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Recipient of the 2012, Southern Nursing Research Society, Distinguished Research Award, and inducted in 2011 to the Sigma Theta Tau International Researcher Hall of Fame.
Lecturer in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Plymouth. My areas of research include appearance psychology with special reference to disfigurement research, cognitive behavioural therapy and acquired brain injuries. I am also involved in medical research with specific expertise in systematic reviewing.
Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Director, Center for Comprehensive Access and Delivery Research & Evaluation (CADRE), Iowa City VA Healthcare System. Primary research areas: infection prevention, multi-drug resistant bacteria, Staphylococcus aureus
Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Recipient of the 2010 Canadian Hospital Librarian of the Year Award. Co-convener of PRESS Forum.
Margaret Sampson is the medical librarian at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Her specialty is information retrieval for systematic reviews. Her research has focused on improving search quality and efficiency. Margaret graduated from the University of Western Ontario with her Master of Library and Information Science degree in 1997, and in 2009 she completed her PhD through the University of Wales. She has over 80 peer reviewed publications and in 2010 was awarded the “Hospital Librarian of the Year” award by the Canadian Health Library Association.
Gavin is interested in applied research synthesis (combining scientific information to inform policy). Primary interests are meta-analysis and Bayesian belief networks. He has a deep mislike of P values much preferring effect sizes and confidence intervals, or better still probabilities of direct relevance to decision-making. Gavin's work on meta-analysis spans applied agriculture, food, rural development, ecology and medicine reflecting a belief in generic methods for Evidence Based X (EBX).
I am an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methods and associate editor of its journal, Research Synthesis Methods. I am also associate editor for PeerJ and statistical editor for the Cochrane Pain and Palliative Care Group. I’m a member of the National Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis Meta-analysis Working Group and co-author of the Handbook of Meta-analysis in ecology and evolution. I am also co-chair and editor of a new Campbell Collaboration Food Security group.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lund University, Sweden. Fellow ad eundum of the Royal Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (UK). Former editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Former chairman and secretary of the Swedish society of medical ultrasound. Member of European Committee for Medical Ultrasound Safety, member of Clinical Standards Committe of International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology.