Advisory Board and Editors Science & Medical Education

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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.

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 Eley is the Director of MD Research in the School of Medicine at The University of Queensland. She also chairs the School of Medicine's low risk ethics committee and is post graduate coordinator for the MD-PhD program. Her research career began as a bench scientist in reproductive physiology in the USA, Kenya and the UK but her move to Australia in late 2003 shifted her research focus to medical education, rural health and workforce. Her particular research interest is around personality and its influence on medical student and physician well being.

Gregory E. Gilbert

Dr. Gilbert is a biostatistician with Learning Sciences, Adtalem Global Education. He also holds appointments as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Teaching & Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and the Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Drexel University. He received a BA in Psychology from Baylor University, Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Biostatistics & Epidemiology from the University of South Carolina, and a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University. Dr. Gilbert is also credentialed as a Professional Statistician (PStat®) by the American Statistical Association.

He has extensive experience in survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis including the use of mixed models, psychometrics, and G theory. Dr. Gilbert also has substantial experience in medical education, nursing education, veterinary education, and the quantitative evaluation of instructional modalities and health educational systems.
Dr. Gilbert holds membership in four scholastic honor societies is a reviewer for of numerous journals, and serves on the editorial board for three journals. Dr. Gilbert has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles & has made numerous conference presentations in fields of study complementing his interests.

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 .

Henrike Heise

Since 2007 based at the Institute for Physical Biology at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Research Center Jülich. Professor, and head of the Solid-State NMR group.

Lydia E Kavraki

Lydia Kavraki received her B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Crete in Greece and her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University. Her research contributions are in physical algorithms and their applications in robotics as well as in computational structural biology and translational bioinformatics. Kavraki is the recipient of the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award; a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, AAAS, AAAI, and AIMBE; and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

David Levine

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.

Edward Maibach

Edward Maibach is a distinguished University Professor at George Mason University, and director of its Center for Climate Change Communication. Ed’s research – funded by the NSF, NASA and private foundations – focuses on public engagement in climate change.

Ed earned his MPH at San Diego State University, and his PhD in communication science at Stanford. He has previously served as Worldwide Director of Social Marketing at Porter Novelli, Associate Director of the National Cancer Institute, and Board Chair for Kidsave International.

Ana Marusic

Ana Marušić is Professor of Anatomy and Chair of the Department of Research in Biomedicine and Health at the University of Split School of Medicine, Split, Croatia. Professor Marušić is the founder of the Croatian branch of the Cochrane Collaboration. She is on the Steering Group of the EQUATOR Network, an international initiative for promoting transparent and accurate reporting of health research. She is the editor in chief of the Journal of Global Health.

Professor Marušić teaches gross anatomy but also the principles of research methodology and scientific communication. Her biomedical research is focused on the interactions between the immune and bone systems. Her research interests also include peer review and research integrity. She is the principal investigator of several national and international research grants.

Maria Julia Massimelli

Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of California, Irvine. Formerly Visiting assistant professor at the Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Microbiology major, PhD in Biology, National University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina. Postdoctoral training in the area of onco-virology and posttranscriptional gene regulation at Dr. Zheng’s virology and RNA biology laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Received American Society for Microbiology international fellowship award (2006), ASM-NSF Leaders Inspiring Networks and Knowledge (LINK) travel grand and seed grant awards (2014, 2015) and has has participated in educational programs such as ASM teaching fellows (2013-2014 cohort) and Biology scholars Assessment residency (2015-2016 cohort).