Leadership

 

Betsy Jones
Senior Vice President of Medical Product Management

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 S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP
Founder of DynaMed, Vice President of Innovations and EBM Development

Brian Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP is Founder of DynaMed, Vice President of Innovations and EBM Development. He is board certified from the American Board of Family Medicine and a Fellow at the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Brian earned his MD at Hahnemann University, completed his residency in family medicine at Penn State University/Good Samaritan Hospital, and served a fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of American College of Physicians; The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluate (GRADE) Working Group; The World Association of Medical Editors; and the Rosalind Franklin University Global Health Advisory Board. Brian developed DynaMed while still in medical school after recognizing the need for clinicians to have the most useful information available in a format designed for use at the point of care.

 

William Aird, MD, FRCP, FACP
Deputy Editor of Hematology, Endocrinology, and Nephrology

Bill Aird, MD, FRCP, FACP is the Deputy Editor of 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 A. Barron, MD, FAAP
Deputy Editor of Pediatrics

Dr. Barron is the Deputy Editor of Pediatrics at DynaMed.  He has over 20 years of experience in General and Emergency Pediatric Medicine. Dr. Barron 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.  Dr. Barron 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
Vice President of Global Professional Services

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
Deputy Editor of Emergency Medicine

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
Executive Editor, DynaMed

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.

 

Ruth Hertzman-Miller, MD, MPH, FACP
Deputy Editor of Systematic Literature Surveillance

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
Associate Deputy Editor, DynaMed

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
Deputy Editor of Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Rheumatology

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. Dr. Iacoviello is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. Dr. Iacoviello graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency and fellowship in infectious diseases at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston.

 

Kathy A. Jensen, MHA, RN
Medical Client Services Manager

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
Vice President, CINAHL Information Systems

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.

 

Michelle Lin, MD
Deputy Editor of Emergency Medicine

Michelle Lin, MD is an Endowed Academy Chair in Emergency Medicine Education at the University of California, San Francisco.  She is also an Associate Professor and board-certified emergency physician practicing clinically at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.  As the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of “Academic Life in Emergency Medicine,” one of the most popular educational blogs in emergency medicine worldwide with over 100,000 page views monthly, Michelle is an innovative think-leader in disrupting medical education through the use of digital technologies.  She graduated from Stanford University for college and medical school and attended Harbor-UCLA for emergency medicine residency training.

 

Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP
Editor in Chief, DynaMed

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.

 

Diane S. Pravikoff, RN, PhD, FAAN
Vice President, Research/Lead Nurse Planner for EBSCO Health

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.

 

Robert Schafermeyer, MD
Editor-in-Chief, PEMSoft

Robert Schafermeyer, MD is Editor-in-Chief of PEMSoft and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina.  He is also Past Chief and Professor Emeritus in Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in North Carolina.  Robert is Past President of ACEP, is a Board of Director for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine and is board certified from the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.  He was awarded the John G. Wiegenstein Award for Leadership from ACEP.  He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Medicine at Columbia and completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital.

 

Terence K. Trow, MD, FACP, FACCP
Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

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

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.

 

Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
Deputy Editor, Consumer Health

Michael Woods, MD, FAAP is Deputy Editor for EBSCO Health’s Consumer Health Complete. He is board certified from the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Michael graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the Milton S Hershey Medical Center.  He was in primary care pediatric practice for 28 years before joining EBSCO Health. He is also a member of the DynaMed editorial team.

 

Kelly D. Young, MD, MS
Editor-in-Chief

Kelly D. Young, MD, MS is Editor-in-Chief of PEMSoft and Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  She is also Associate Fellowship Director for Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California.  Kelly is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine from the American Board of Pediatrics.  She graduated from the University of California in Irvine College of Medicine, and completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.  She was an NIH K23 mentored patient-oriented research career development awardee, and obtained a masters of science in epidemiology from the UCLA School of Public Health.  She is also an Associate Editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

 


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