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BIRCWH Internal Advisory Committee

The UMB BIRCWH Program is governed by an Internal Advisory Committee (IAC), which meets semiannually to evaluate the program and monitor Scholar Progress.

Current IAC members include:

Patricia Langenberg, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Medicine

Istvan Merchenthaler, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., (BIRCWH Research Director) Professor, Departments of Epidemiology & Public Health and Anatomy & Neurobiology, School of Medicine

J. Kathleen Tracy, Ph.D., (BIRCWH PI) Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Medicine

Maureen Black, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine

Angela Brodie, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, School of Medicine

Susan Dorsey, Ph.D., R.N., Professor and Chair, Department of Pain and Translational Symptom Science,  School of Nursing

Joel Greenspan, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, School of Dentistry

Christopher Harman, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine

Jay Magaziner, Ph.D., M.S.Hyg., Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, School of Medicine

Jessica Mong, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine

Mary Rodgers, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, School of Medicine

Linda Simoni-Wastila, B.S.Pharm., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, School of Pharmacy

Jennifer E. Swanberg, PhD, Professor of Social Work at University of Maryland School of Social Work

Leonardo Tonelli, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine

Peixin Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine