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Dawn N Albertson

Ph.D. in Cellular & Clinical Neurobiology from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Associate Professor of Psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Jumana Antoun

I am an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the American University of Beirut. I am interested in obesity and health informatics. I am CPHIMS certified and interested in research related to electronic health records. I am also interested in healthcare communication, especially technology or EMRs are invovled.

Eric B Bauman

Dr. Eric B. Bauman is an award-winning educational designer and author, and proven researcher who promotes the integration of innovative educational technology for clinical teaching and learning within the health sciences. He is best known for his analysis and synthesis of contemporary pedagogy that supports the integration of innovative technology such simulation, VR/AR/XR, game-based teaching and learning across the health sciences. Dr. Bauman's portfolio has been widely published and disseminated through peer reviewed journals, textbooks and conference proceedings. He has presented and/or facilitated well over 100 venues, including the White House and National Academies of Science.

Ksenija Bazdaric

Ksenija Baždarić is assistant professor at the Department of Medical Informatics Rijeka University Faculty of Medicine in Croatia from 2012. Her academic background lies both in social sciences and biomedicine. She received her master’s degree in psychology (2002) and PhD in social medicine (2012). She teaches medical informatics, statistics and scientific methodology. Her investigation for the PhD thesis ''The Value of Plagiarism Detection Procedure in a Biomedical Journal'' was focused on the detection of similar texts with web-services CrossCheck and eTBLAST in the Croatian Medical Journal (www.cmj.hr) during 2009-2010, and the development of standard operating procedure for detecting and dealing with plagiarism in biomedical journals. She became Research Integrity Editor at the Croatian Medical Journal (http://www.cmj.hr) in 2012 and Chief Editor of European Science Editing (http://www.ease.org.uk/publications/european-science-editing), the offical journal of the European Association of Science Editors (http://www.ease.org.uk/) in 2015.Her current research activities include open science.

Rüdiger Bieler

Curator (research professor) in the Integrative Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago and Member of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago

Research interests include evolutionary systematics, biogeography, comparative morphology, and taxonomy, with special focus on marine Mollusca, especially Gastropoda and Bivalvia. As a “museum person,” he is particularly interested in the development and application of organismal, collections-based research, ranging from extensive new field surveys and large-scale specimen and data management issues, to the integration of morphological, paleontological, and molecular data to address biological research questions. He recently served as lead PI of the Bivalve Assembling-the-Tree-of-Life (BivAToL.org) effort and is involved in coral reef restoration projects and associated invertebrate surveys in the Florida Keys. Past offices include service as president of the American Malacological Society and of the International Society of Malacology (Unitas), and he currently is a chief editor in the MolluscaBase.org effort.

Glen M Borchert

Dr. Glen Borchert holds joint appointments as an Assistant Professor in Biology and Pharmacology at the University of South Alabama. He originally received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Tennessee then completed a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Borchert’s research focuses largely on identifying novel genetic regulators and defining their roles in oncogenesis, microbiology and speciation. Since starting his laboratory at South Alabama in August 2012, Dr. Borchert has published dozens of papers in peer reviewed journals and had numerous grant applications funded including a highly prestigious NSF CAREER award (2014-2019).

Robert O Deaner

I earned my PhD in the Department of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy at Duke University (1995 – 2001), and my advisor was Carel van Schaik. Although I conducted some research on wild primates, my doctoral research consisted of comparative studies of primate life history, social systems, and cognition.

I did postdoctoral research in Duke’s Department of Neurobiology (2001-2006), and my supervisor was Michael Platt. My research focused on mechanisms of social attention in primates. During this time I took up distance running and began investigating sex differences in performance and motivation.

In 2006, I joined the Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University.

Diann S Eley

Associate Professor Diann (Di) Eley is the Director of MD Research in the Faculty of Medicine at The University of Queensland (UQ). Di chairs the Student Research Committee, the Faculty Low Negligible Risk Ethics Committee, and is deputy chair of the UQ Human Research Ethics Committee. Di’s research career began with an MSc in reproductive physiology at the University of Florida. She subsequently worked for nearly 20 years as a bench scientist in Kenya and the UK. In 2000, she began her academic career after receiving a PhD in health and exercise psychology at the University of Bristol. She moved to the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland in late 2003.
The primary focus of Di’s research is medical education, research training and rural health workforce. Her specific area of research interest deals with personality and behaviour around student well-being and career choice. Di has over 120 peer-reviewed publications, and over 20 externally funded research projects in medical education and rural workforce. She leads the medical student research program at UQ and is responsible for the development and implementation of the Clinician Scientist Track, which encourages student interest and experience in research, and facilitates medical students undertaking a research higher degree alongside their medical degree.

Gregory E. Gilbert

Currently Dr. Gilbert works for ICON plc, one of the leading CROs in the world, as a Senior Statistical Analyst. He has over 25 years of research and statistical programming experience. Before joining ICON, Greg supported 2 medical schools, a nursing school, & a vet school doing educational & clinical research. Greg is an accredited statistician by the American Statistical Association. In his position he leads development of statistical analysis plans, executes programming deliverables on multiple projects, and applies standard programming methods using SAS® for complex data reporting tasks. He communicates deliverable results with clients participating in the development of abstracts, presentations, and manuscripts. In addition to working at ICON plc, Dr. Gilbert is a biostatistician at SigmaStats Consulting, LLC a firm specializing in assisting doctoral students in completing their research or projects. Greg has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and 4 book chapters. He has experience with complex statistical methodologies including survival analysis (Kaplan Meier and proportional hazard), linear regression, mixed model regression, reproducible results, G theory, psychometrics, and R. Prior to receiving his EdD, Greg received a MSPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the Univ of South Carolina (1991) and a BA in Psychology from Baylor (1987). He currently resides in Charleston, SC USA with his wife of over 30 years and 2 basset hounds.

Andrew R Gray

I am a biostatistician in the Biostatistics Centre at the University of Otago, a role I have held since 2004. Most of my work involves collaborating on a wide range of research projects in the health sciences, particularly in paediatric obesity, sleep, and physical activity; respiratory epidemiology, mostly asthma and COPD; dentistry; and health systems. I also work on statistical methods research, mostly topics inspired by these collaborations.

Prior to my current position I was a software metrics and machine learning researcher in the Department of Information Science at the same institution.

Anita C Hall

PhD in Neurobiology (UCL, UK), two post-docs in cellular neuroscience and stem cell biology (KCL, UK and Karolinska Institute, Sweden), appointed as a Neuroscience Lecturer at Imperial College London, UK and I have recently become one of its first Senior Teaching Fellows. For full information see my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/anitahall1 .