Speaker Bios

Belinda Anderson
Belinda Anderson, PhD, LAc

Academic Dean & Research Director, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York campus
Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University
Principal Investigator, NIH K07 Career Development Award
Advisory Team Member, Project to Enhance Research Literacy (PERL), ACCAHC
Member, Research Working Group, ACCAHC

Being first trained as a molecular biologist, my skills in basic science research have been very useful in my current role as an acupuncturist, and integrated medical researcher and educator. I am the Academic Dean and Research Director at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and an Assistant Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I am currently undertaking a 5-year NIH/NCCIH grant for the project entitled Evidence Informed Practice: Faculty and Curriculum Development. I also work as an acupuncturist at New York University Fertility Center, and have published several articles examining the research on acupuncture to improve IVF outcomes.

Session Title: Strategies for Integrating EIP into the AOM Curriculum

Jason Busse
Jason Busse, DC, PhD
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
Faculty, McMaster University EBCP Workshop

I am a chiropractor and clinical epidemiologist with appointments as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at McMaster University. I have been active clinically in the management of disability secondary to chronic pain and other medically unexplained syndromes since 1999. Also, I have authored over 125 peer-reviewed publications with a focus on chronic pain, disability management, inter-professional collaboration, and methodological research.

Session Title: EIP: Bridging the Gaps and Enhancing Interprofessional Integration

Michael Schneider
Michael Schneider, DC, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Principal Investigator, NIH/NCCIH R21 “Distance Education OnLine Intervention for Evidence Based Practice Literacy”

I have been a clinical chiropractor seeing patients for over 30 years as well as an academic researcher doing scientific work for over 10 years. During my PhD studies, I was immersed in the paradigm of evidence-informed practice (EIP) and began to recognize the EIP gap in chiropractic education. That recognition lead to my collaboration with four chiropractic colleges and successful NIH grant funding to develop an online EIP program for the chiropractic profession, as well as national EIP surveys of U.S. and Canadian chiropractors.

Session Title: Results of DELIVER Research Project and its Implications on EIP literacy in the CAM Professions

Barry Taylor
Barry Taylor, DC
Chiropractic Physician, HealthPartners
Former Co-Investigator, Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) R25 Grant
Former Instructor, Evidence-based courses, NWHSU
Faculty, McMaster University EBCP Workshop

I am a chiropractor practicing full-time in an integrated clinical setting at HealthPartners in Arden Hills, MN. From 2004-2014, I was a faculty member at Northwestern Health Sciences University. My teaching responsibilities at Northwestern included being the lead instructor for the CAM Research Education Partnership Project, funded by the National Institutes of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. As lead instructor for this project I was fortunate to work closely with instructional designers from the University of Minnesota to develop and refine active and collaborative teaching strategies, which I was able to personally test in the classroom. My current academic interest is the pragmatic application of research evidence in clinical practice.

Session Title: Battling Bias: Assessing Validity

Mark Wilson, MD, MPH

Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, The University of Iowa
Site Principal Investigator, Palmer R25 Grant
Faculty, McMaster University EBCP Workshop

I am a general internist, have a long-standing interest to hurdle the challenges of clinical education, and serve as the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education for the University of Iowa. I have been an active member of the international Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group since its inception in 1992 at McMaster University. This collaboration has provided rich opportunities for me to enhance my teaching and scholarly capabilities related to EIP. I have been a contributing author to the popular Users’ Guides Series, published first in JAMA and then updated in 2002 and 2008 as the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice and regularly conduct multiple educational courses to convey these concepts for practicing clinicians, teaching faculty, and residents, with particular emphasis on how to integrate EIP into overcrowded educational programs and busy clinical education settings.

Session Titles: Providing the Best Care for our Patients & Future Directions: Honoring our Learners

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