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September 22, 2015

Anna Greenwald, PhD
Feb 27, 2017

Dr. Anna Greenwald, PhD, began her scientific career while studying psychology at the University of Goettingen, Germany (BS 2003, MS 2006). She obtained her PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Giessen, Germany, in 2009. Parts of her doctoral research were performed as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Rochester, NY, and after completing her degree in Germany, she returned to the US for a postdoctoral... Read More

Ihori Kobayashi, PhD
Sep 15, 2016

Ihori Kobayashi has been involved in research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) since the beginning of her doctoral training at Kent State University. Her clinical research interests include roles of sleep in the development of and recovery from PTSD, and nocturnal autonomic nervous system activity in PTSD and resilience. In addition, working in collaboration with a basic scientist, she started a mouse sleep study to examine sex differences in... Read More

Seble Kassaye MD MS
Sep 20, 2015

Seble Kassaye’s M.D., M.S., career  has been driven by her clinical experiences taking care of HIV-positive patients.  Her research interests in clinical and translational HIV research is primarily derived from a strong interest in increasing access to effective HIV prevention and treatment strategies to the most at risk and indigent populations. This is exemplified in her research on HIV treatment access and service delivery models in sub-Saharan Africa prior to ... Read More

Adeyinka O. Laiyemo, MD, MPH
Mar  02, 2015

1. Describe your research interests and how you chose this area of research. My research interest is colorectal cancer prevention and reducing colorectal cancer disparities among vulnerable populations. I chose this field because we do know that screening interventions do reduce mortality from col ... Read More

Tye Brown
Sep  05, 2014

1. Describe your research interests and how you chose this area of research. My research interests focus on understanding the impact of sleep disturbance on developmental trajectories of health outcomes particularly in inner city populations.  My current research projects examine the relationship b ... Read More

Peggy Compton
Aug  20, 2013

Describe your research interests and how you chose this area of research. I’m very interested in the neurological and clinical overlap between pain and addiction, and the centrality of opioids in both. Opioids are not only powerful analgesics, but are a staple in the management of acute and chronic ... Read More

Brian T. Walitt, MD
Aug  07, 2012

Describe your research interests and how you chose this area of research. My research interest is perceptual illness. In these disorders, a person experiences a range of different bodily sensations, such as pain and fatigue, without any clear external cause. In some, these sensations can be bother ... Read More

Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE
Mar  21, 2012

Dr. Robert E. Ratner is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School and Senior Research Scientist at the MedStar Health Research Institute in metropolitan Washington, DC.  He recently completed a sabbatical as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, having served as ... Read More

Thomas Obisesan MD, MPH
Jan  03, 2012

Dr. Obisesan’s current research focus is on the disentanglement of the overlap of cardiovascular disease with Alzheimer’s disease risk, and finding a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Obisesan has received grant support from the National Institute of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid, Har ... Read More

Jacqueline Jonklaas MD MPH PhD BSc
Jun  20, 2011

Dr. Jacqueline Jonklaas is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University in the Division of Endocrinology. She specializes in the treatment of thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and thyroid cancer. Involved in clinical care, teaching, and research in Endocrinology with a ... Read More