Expert Directory

Liver Cancer, Pancreatic, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, abdominal cancer , Gastrointestinal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer

Chief Medical Officer, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Areas of expertise: Liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, abdominal tumors, stomach cancer, gallbladder cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

Sociology, Popular Culture, Political, War, Terrorism, Fiscal Crisis

Richard Lachmann is the author of "First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship: Elite Politics and the Decline of Great Powers" (Verso 2020), which examines the decline of dominant economic and military powers in early modern Europe and the contemporary United States. He also is the author of "States and Power" (Polity 2010) and "What Is Historical Sociology?" (Polity 2013). He currently is researching media coverage and governmental commemoration of war deaths in the United States and Israel from the 1960s to the present.

Brad Lander

Psychologist & Clinical Director of Addiction Medi

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

opoid addiction, Addiction Medicine, Alcohol Addiction, Drug Addiction, addiction treatment

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Robert Lanford

Dir. of Southwest National Primate Research Center

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Hepatitis, Primate Research, Liver Disease

Dr. Robert Lanford, PhD, is currently the Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center, one of seven NIH National Primate Research Centers. He is a Scientist at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Dr. Robert E. Lanford received a B.S. degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1974 and a Ph.D. in Virology from Baylor College of Medicine in 1979. He served as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine until 1984 when he moved to the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (now Texas Biomedical Research Institute) to initiate programs on the use of nonhuman primates as models for human hepatitis infections. Dr. Lanford has published over 170 scientific papers and serves as a reviewer for several journals.  His laboratory performs research on multiple hepatitis viruses HAV, HBV, HCV and GBV-B.  One of the primary goals of his research program is to better understand the interactions of the virus with the host, and how these interactions influence either viral clearance or persistence and disease progression. His studies in the chimpanzee were the first to use total genome microarray analysis to examine viral-host interactions and the innate immune response to HCV. In collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, he has utilized the chimpanzee model of chronic HBV and HCV infections to evaluate efficacy of new antiviral therapies as the last preclinical step prior to human clinical trials. These studies contributed to the development of cocktails of antivirals that can now cure HCV infection in 12 weeks. Recently, Dr. Lanford has developed a primate model for liver cancer by the genetic engineering of primary baboon hepatocytes with activated baboon oncogenes and autologous transplantation of the cells to the liver of the immunocompetent hepatocyte donor. Efforts are ongoing in his laboratory to develop new nonhuman primate models for HBV research.

Urban Principals, Faculty careers, Women Faculty Advancement, K-12 Teaching and Learning, Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Ed.D., is an associate professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University and the Director of the IDEPEL Doctoral Program. Dr. Terosky teaches courses in K-12 and Higher Education leadership at the doctoral and masters levels. Prior to her arriving at Saint Joseph's in January 2011, Dr. Terosky was an adjunct assistant professor of higher and postsecondary education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she taught courses on teaching and learning and faculty development in postsecondary education settings. From 2006-2011, she also served as the assistant principal of Public School #334, The Anderson School in New York City, which received the 2007 New York City Blackboard Award for Outstanding Public Middle School. Areas of expertise: urban principals, faculty careers, women faculty advancement, K-12 and higher education teaching and learning

Ricardo Laremont

Professor of Political Science / Sociology

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Sociology, Islam, islamic law, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Politics

Nutrition, Nutrition & Nutrients, nutrition and public health, nutrition expert

Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Neoplasm, Neoplasms, luekemia, tissue donation, Pathology

Mark is the Queen's Lead of the £5M Medical Research Council-Cancer Research UK funded Stratified Medicine in Colorectal Cancer Consortium (S:CORT), a UK-wide consortium investigating novel precision medicine approaches in colorectal cancer(CRC). His international reputation in CRC was instrumental in his leading a Critical Gaps in Colorectal Cancer Research Initiative, recently published in the high impact factor journal Gut; this landmark publication has attracted significant global attention (his podcast had the most “hits” of any article in the journal)    

Mark is Queen's Lead of the Health Data Research UK Substantive Site, one of only 6 in the UK, which aims to drive innovative precision medicine and public health approaches through the use of Big Data. He is also national lead for Cancer Strategy for HDR-UK. Mark was co-chair of the Cancer Task Team of the Clinical Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH), an international cooperative dedicated to effective and responsible sharing of genomic and clinical data. He has authored a number of key papers including a blueprint for cancer date sharing (published in Nature Medicine) and a road map/call to action for a Global Cancer Knowledge Network in the New England Journal of Medicine 

Mark has published over 180 papers in international peer review journals, including key papers in the highest impact journals (New Engl J Medicine, Lancet, Nature Medicine, Lancet Oncology, Cancer Discovery, Nature Comms, Gut etc). He is co-lead of an ambitious proposal to develop a Global Innovation Institute in Belfast which will include the  One Health Innovation Centre (OHIC), the world’s  first Health and Agri-Food Informatics Innovation Centre.  Mark’s work has been recognised by a number of national/international awards including the Vander Molen Prize for Leukaemia Research, the Ely Lilly Prize, the St Lukes Medal for Cancer Research and the Graves Medal for Medical Research. He is frequently invited as a guest speaker to international conferences and sits on a number of high level boards/committees at European level including the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine, the Scientific Board of the European Cancer Patient Coalition and the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) Oncopolicy Forum    

Mark has a strong commitment to patient-centred research/care and to addressing cancer inequalities. He was the architect of the European Cancer Patient's Bill of Rights (BoR), a catalyst for change and empowerment tool for cancer patients which he launched in the European Parliament on World Cancer Day 2014. The BoR has been adopted across Europe and led to the 70:35 Vision, 70% survival for all cancer patients in Europe by 2035 which was recently adopted by ECCO, the largest interdisciplinary cancer organisation in Europe. Mark’s advocacy work was instrumental in the recent decision to include boys in national UK HPV vaccination programmes.  He is also committed to the provision of optimal pathology and laboratory medicine for citizens in resource-limited settings and was senior author of a recent paper in The Lancet as part of The Lancet Series on Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in Low- and Middle- Income Countries. 

Kelvin Lee

Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer, Cancer Immunology, immunotheraphy, Cancer Vaccines, Biotech, mutiple myeloma, Medical Oncology, Medical Research

Jacobs Family Chair in Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Cancer immunology, immunotherapy, cancer vaccines, biotech, multiple myeloma, medical oncology, medical research

African American History, Literature, Race Relations, Literacy, cultural diversity, gender-inclusive language, Social Justice, Civil Rights, Community Service, cultural engagement, hair, the n-word

Neal A. Lester is an expert in African American literary, cultural studies, racial bias and discrimination, especially as regards African Americans.

Lester is a Foundation Professor of English at ASU where he is founding director of the award-winning Project Humanities initiative. He’s also a popular public speaker, radio guest, op-ed contributor, newspaper columnist, blogger, and discussion facilitator. He is the author, co-author or editor of seven books and numerous articles in journal and magazines on topics such as children's literature, drama, folklore, the politics of hair, the "n-word," and racialized images in American cinema. The recipient of dozens of honors and awards for public scholarship and professional service, Lester conducts race and privilege training in the community and leads Project Humanities' Service Saturdays, an outreach to those experiencing homelessness, once per month in downtown Phoenix.

Inflammation, Heart Disease, Vaccine, chronic inflammation, Integrins

Dr. Ley joined LJI in 2007 as the founding Division Head of the Division of Inflammation Biology. Dr. Ley received his B.S. from Altkönigschule-Gymnasium, Kronberg, Germany in 1976. In 1982, he received his M.D. from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität, Würzburg, Germany. Dr. Ley began his postdoctoral training from 1983 to 1987 at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. From 1987 to 1989, Dr. Ley was a visiting research scientist at the University of California, San Diego and returned to Freie Universität Berlin until 1994, when he joined the faculty of the University of Virginia. From 2001-2007, he was director of the Robert M Berne Cardiovascular Research Center at the University of Virginia.

Christina Li

Division Head, Minimally Invasive Surgery

LifeBridge Health

laparoscopic gastric bypass, laparoscopic sleeve gastrecomy, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Christina Li received her medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Maryland and was also a research fellow at the Maryland Center for Videoscopic Surgery. She completed a fellowship in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She has been performing bariatric surgery for LifeBridge Health since 2004 and is a founding member of Sinai Hospital's Bariatric Center for Excellence. 

Neuroendocrine Tumors, Thyroid Cancer, parathyroid tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery

John Licciardone

Regents Professor and Richards-Cohen Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research

Osteopathic Research Center, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Clinical Research, Low Back Pain Research, low back pain guidelines, Preventive Medicine, public health and medicine

David Lintner

Chief of Sports Medicine

Houston Methodist

sports medicine orthopedics, Professional Athlete Care Team, Tommy John Surgery, Orthopedic Surgeon, sports medicine; pitcher injuries

Dr. David Lintner's main clinical interests are arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery and thrower's injuries. Lintner is the head team physician for the Houston Astros and the team orthopedist for the Houston Texans.    

Anthroplogy, Environmental Studies, human population, Cultural Transmission, Remote Sensing, Geophysics

Lipo’s research interests include studying the cultural change of human populations. Lipo uses evolutionary theory as a means of developing methods for studying cultural transmission and the process of natural selection, acting on cultural systems. His work has explored community patterning among prehistoric potters of the Mississippi Valley, patterns of inheritance among stone tools producers in North America and the conditions that led the populations of Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Chili) to construct their famous monumental statues. 
In addition to the study of artifact variability and geochronology, Lipo has interests in remote sensing, as a means of efficiently and non-destructively studying the archaeological record. This work includes the use of magnetometry, resistivity, conductivity, thermal imagery, photogrammetry, LiDAR and ground penetrating radar.

Nursing, Diabetes, Teaching, Chronic Disease, Research, clinical work

Michelle Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, is an expert in diabetes care and using social media and other online resources to monitor how people with diabetes manage their own health in the real world. 

Litchman is an Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing and School of Medicine. Her position includes research, teaching, and clinical work at the Utah Diabetes and Endocrinology Center. She is passionate about teaching and precepts health sciences students and teaches didactic courses at the College of Nursing. Dr. Litchman’s program of research emphasizes the social context of chronic disease management across the lifespan with a particular emphasis on diabetes and technology. Her research examines online environments to understand the influence of peer support on health outcomes and diabetes management in the “real-world”. Dr. Litchman also examines family dynamics to understand how diabetes management is supported or derailed, and how technology might be helpful.

Kamala Littleton

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement

Mercy Medical Center

Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Surgery, Orthopedic, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement, Arthritis, Arthroscopy, shoulder compression fracture, Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement

Kamala H. Littleton, M.D., is an expert orthopedic surgeon with Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Board Certified, Dr. Littleton specializes in joint replacement and reconstruction for the hip, knee and shoulder, including:

Anterior hip replacement
MAKO® knee resurfacing and knee replacement
Minimally invasive total knee replacement
ACL reconstruction
Shoulder surgery and reconstruction

Dr. Kamala Littleton is committed to providing her patients some of the best treatment options for their joint, hip, knee and shoulder pain. Dr. Littleton offers years of experience and specialized training to perform anterior hip replacement as well as MAKO knee resurfacing and knee replacement. These innovative orthopedic procedures enable her to help patients reduce their hip or knee pain so they can get back to normal daily activities.

Dr. Kamala Littleton leads The Women’s Orthopedic Program at Mercy, which was developed to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic conditions which most frequently affect women. Dr. Littleton recognizes that women have hormonal, anatomical and biomechanical characteristics that make them more vulnerable to certain orthopedic injuries and diseases. 

Some of the conditions more common to women include ACL tears, arthritis and osteoporosis. Prevention, treatment and avoiding reoccurrence are Dr. Littleton’s focus when treating women for their joint conditions. Her conservative approach coupled with her surgical expertise make her a top choice for patients seeking relief from hip, knee and shoulder pain. 

Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Evolution Biology

Losos is an internationally renowned scholar in the field of evolutionary biology. In partnership with the Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Zoo, Losos leads the Living Earth Collaborative, an academic center dedicated to advancing the study of biodiversity. The Living Earth Collaborative serves as a hub to facilitate interdisciplinary research among plant and animal biologists and other scholars across a wide range of fields, bringing together the world’s leading scholars in the field of biodiversity to address the most pressing issue facing humankind today — the ability to sustain life on Earth. 

Paul Lucas

Director, The Vascular Center at Mercy

Mercy Medical Center

Vascular, Vascular Surgery, Venefit, Veingogh, Varicose Veins

Paul R. Lucas, M.D., is an experienced vascular surgeon and Director of The Vascular Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. He is Board Certified in Vascular Surgery and has been recognized as a Top Doc by Baltimore magazine numerous times. 

Dr. Lucas leads a team of vascular surgeons and technologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseased blood vessels. His patients admire his attentive and caring professionalism and he is noted for taking the time to be sure they understand their condition and treatment options.

Dr. Paul Lucas utilizes the latest technologies to care for patients experiencing vascular disorders. He specializes in Venefit™ (formerly known as VNUS Closure™) and Veingogh© procedures for varicose vein removal and is continuously seeking advanced diagnostic and treatment options for more efficient care.

Dr. Paul Lucas is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation and was instrumental in the establishment of Mercy's nationally accredited Vascular Laboratory at The Vascular Center at Mercy. Patients can be screened at all of Mercy’s physician office locations throughout Greater Baltimore, making diagnosis and subsequent scheduling for treatment convenient. Using non-invasive Doppler ultrasound equipment, lab technologists screen patients for circulatory problems like mini-strokes, circulation issues, leg swelling or pain, blood clots and aneurysms.
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