Betsy Jones is Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management. She oversees both the EBSCO Health Medical Product Management department and the Medical Editorial Teams of clinical reference tools such as DynaMed Plus and CINAHL. Betsy is a leader in the healthcare publishing industry and most recently served as Senior Vice President and Publisher at the American Medical Association. She brings a wealth of experience in clinical information, content expertise and industry knowledge to EBSCO Health.
Brian Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP is the Founder of DynaMed and the Vice President of Innovations and Evidence-Based Medicine Development for EBSCO Health. Dr. Alper has developed and scaled operations for systems to provide rapid access to valid clinical knowledge for health care professionals (DynaMed and DynaMed Plus) and patients (Patient Education Reference Center), employing hundreds of people to develop and maintain the content and user interfaces and reaching more than one million physicians worldwide with more than 25 uses per minute. Dr. Alper has advanced research and development for evidence-based medicine for the community at large with methodology development, presentations and publications on randomized trials, systematic reviews, systematic literature surveillance, critical appraisal of clinical research, development and appraisal of clinical practice guidelines, and appraisal of appropriateness of clinical quality measures.
Bill Aird, MD, FRCP, FACP is the Senior Deputy Editor for Hematology, Endocrinology, and Nephrology at DynaMed. He’s a practicing physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, as well as a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, completed his fellowship in Hematology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Scott Barron, MD, FAAP is the Deputy Editor of Pediatrics at DynaMed. He has over 20 years of experience in General and Emergency Pediatric Medicine. Scott is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at the Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, Florida. He also served as the Director of Evidence-Based Pathways for the Pediatric Emergency Department at Nemours Children’s Hospital and as a leader in medical student education. Scott earned his medical degree from the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, FL and completed his Pediatric Residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.
Deborah Breen is Vice President of Global Professional Services in charge of implementation and integration solutions for EBSCO Health point-of-care product lines. She joined EBSCO Information Services in 2006 in Medical Market Development and quickly progressed through a number of key roles including Director of Product Management for DynaMed, EBSCO’s flagship clinical decision support product line. In 2014 she established the EBSCO Health Professional Services team which is now operating in 15 countries worldwide.
Ms. Breen has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare technology market and has managed large scale implementation projects on EMR platforms including Cerner, Epic, MEDITECH and Intersystems at healthcare organizations across North America, Europe & Australia. Earlier in her career, Breen served as an Implementation Manager for Oracle Corporation where she managed enterprise-wide ERP projects for Fortune 500 clients such as Allied Signal, BASF, and Proctor and Gamble.
Rachel Chin, MD is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California, San Francisco and has been an attending physician at San Francisco General Hospital since 1994. Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree from MIT and her MD from State University of New York, Downstate, and completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University/Kaiser-Permanente. She is on the Board of Directors for KidsCareEverywhere, a global nonprofit organization. She is also a Physician Advisor Board Member for Clinic by the Bay, a private, nonprofit medical clinic that provides free health care for working uninsured adults. She is the editor of two medical textbooks, is a frequent speaker at National and International Emergency Medical conferences, and has received numerous teaching awards from the UCSF School of Medicine.
Alan Ehrlich, MD is Executive Editor at DynaMed and a Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is board certified from the American Board of Family Medicine. Alan graduated from Rutgers Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He currently teaches Evidence-Based Medicine to 3rd year medical students and writes the Evidence-Based Medicine column for Clinical Advisor magazine.
Diane Hanson is the Editor in Chief of Dynamic Health at EBSCO Health. In this role she provides leadership direction for nursing and allied health reference and clinical decision support strategies for the organization. After spending several years working in a hospital organization in various clinical and leadership positions, Diane has been focused on improving quality and evidence-based practice at the point of care through clinical decision support, health informatics and analytics. Diane brings over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as Vice President of Product Strategy & Management at Vizient Inc. Previously she served at Elsevier as General Manager within their CDS division and with Eclipsys (Allscripts) in an EVP leadership role. Diane is a published author and speaker on evidence-based practice and clinical decision support. She holds a degree in nursing from Grand Valley State University and a Masters in Management degree from Aquinas College.
Ruth Hertzman-Miller, MD, MPH, FACP is Deputy Editor of Systematic Literature Surveillance at DynaMed. She is a primary care internist at Hebrew SeniorLife and serves as an Associate Editor for Clinical Diabetes. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard College and her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. She completed her internal medicine residency at Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Thomas Hilts, DO, FAAFP is an Associate Deputy Editor at DynaMed and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. He is board certified from the American Board of Family Medicine. Tom attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and served his residency at the Grand Rapids Family Practice Residency. He coordinates the Evidence-Based Medicine curriculum for the Grand Rapids Family Practice Residency and has served as a practicing family physician with Mercy Health Physician Partners for 13 years. He currently assists with the DynaMed Resident Focus program.
Vito Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA is Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Rheumatology at DynaMed. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Mount Auburn Hospital. Vito is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.
Kathy Jensen, MHA, RN, serves as the Medical Client Services Manager for EBSCO Health and is responsible for medical/nursing point-of-care database education and training of customers throughout the US and Canada. She works directly with nursing and physician leadership to integrate clinical decision support and evidence-based practice into their workflows. Kathy previously served as Clinical Sales Solution Specialist at McKesson Provider Technologies, where she was responsible for enterprise clinical software solution sales and implementation in SE US. Kathy has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare management/operations and medical information technology (sales, product management and training) and her clinical background includes CSICU, CV Surgery and ED. She is a Registered Nurse, Health Care Risk Manager and holds a Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration.
June Levy, MLS has been with Cinahl Information Systems for over 20 years. Cinahl Information Systems is the provider of the CINAHL suite of databases providing a cumulative index for nursing and allied health literature. She and her team are responsible for the content in the CINAHL product line as well as several EBSCO Health point-of-care products including Nursing Reference Center, Rehabilitation Reference Center, and Social Work Reference Center. Ms. Levy has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC is Editor in Chief of DynaMed. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Preventive Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He graduated from University of Connecticut Medical School and completed internal medicine residency training at Tufts New England Medical Center, and a Cardiology Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his clinical interests in preventive cardiology, he has conducted basic research in vascular biology for over 20 years and received a Physician Scientist Award from the National Institutes of Health and an Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association.
After spending 15 years in various clinical nursing and leadership positions, Diane Pravikoff, RN, PhD, FAAN has worked in the area of information literacy/nursing informatics for the last 25 years with Cinahl Information Systems. She has been particularly concerned with the difficulty many nurses have had accessing evidence-based information for practice. She earned her doctorate at the University of California, San Francisco, and has served as co-chair of the Nursing Informatics & Technology Expert Panel of the American Academy of Nursing and as Chair of the Research Committee of the Interagency Council on Information Resources for Nursing. She is currently Executive Editor of Nursing Reference Center and Nursing Reference Center Plus, evidence-based, point-of-care products/services for nurses, and Vice President of Research and Lead Nurse Planner for EBSCO Health. Her focus is to encourage nurses’ spirit of inquisitiveness, information-seeking and provision of optimal evidence-based nursing care.
Alex Rae-Grant, MD, FRCP (C) is Deputy Editor of Neurology at DynaMed. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a practicing neurologist at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Brain Health. Alex holds the title of Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine where he also served as the Director of the Center for Continuing Education. He received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his medical degree from McMaster University Medical School. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Toronto before his post-graduate fellowship training in neurology at the University of Western Ontario.
Terence Trow, MD, FACP, FACCP is Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at DynaMed. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians as well as the American College of Chest Physicians. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine where he served as the Director of the Yale Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program prior to assuming his current position at DynaMed. Terence received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School with Alpha Omega Alpha distinction. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The New York Hospital Cornell program before his post-graduate fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at the Yale New Haven Hospital. He has received numerous teaching awards, has served on the ACCP Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network Planning Committee, and served as the state of Connecticut Governor on the US and Canadian Governors Council for the ACCP as well. He currently serves on the Scientific Leadership Council of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Association.
Ellen Westling, Biomedical and Corporate Services Manager, is an experienced medical librarian who has been providing customer support and training with medical and corporate products at EBSCO Information Services for over 14 years. Prior to joining EBSCO, she worked as the Associate Director at the Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and also as a medical librarian at the Treadwell Library at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a Distinguished Member of the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals. Ellen has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Maine and a Master of Library Science and Master of Business Administration from Simmons College.
Eileen Yoshida is the Deputy Editor of Medication and Clinical Informatics at DynaMed. In this role, she leads the medication and clinical informatics strategies for the organization. Eileen brings over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently leading the Clinical Knowledge Management and Decision Support team at Partners HealthCare. Previously, she served with Capgemini as an EHR implementation strategist and with the University of Chicago Hospitals in a special projects role. Eileen has extensive experience in clinical informatics, EHR implementation, healthcare consulting and clinical pharmacy and is a published author and speaker on clinical decision support. She holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.