As Sustainable Health evolves and builds momentum, we will continue to draw on an international spectrum of faculty talent.
Director, Division of Affordable Health Technologies, Public Health Foundation of India; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Arizona State University; Research Collaborator, Center for Sustainable Health
Kanav Kahol, PhD, is the Director of the Division of Affordable Health Technologies in the Public Health Foundation of India. The Affordable Health Technologies division drives innovations that are defining future approaches to information, education and knowledge management in clinical care and public health. A recent project on enabling point-of-care diagnostics with the mobile tablet has been designed to assist healthcare workers in delivering antenatal, intranatal, postnatal, and neonatal care in rural villages in India. This is an example of a vision of sustainable healthcare which builds on technology to enable the efficient delivery of healthcare. In his collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Health, Dr. Kahol aims to develop methodologies to leverage India’s strength in technology development to fulfill the vision of a truly sustainable healthcare system.
Director, Virginia G. Piper Center for Personal Diagnostics, Biodesign Institute, and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Arizona State University
Joshua LaBaer, M.D., Ph.D., formerly the Director of the Harvard Institute of Proteomics (HIP), is the Piper Chair in Personalized Medicine and Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics. His efforts involve leveraging the Center’s formidable resources for the discovery and validation of biomarkers—unique molecular fingerprints of disease—which can provide early warning for those at risk of major illnesses, including cancer and diabetes. He completed medical and graduate school at the University of California, San Francisco, where he studied steroid regulation of DNA transcription and protein-DNA interactions. He completed his internship and residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a clinical fellowship in Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. LaBaer is a member of the National Cancer Institute Board of Scientific Advisors. Recently he was elected Chair of the EDRN Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee. Dr. LaBaer serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Proteome Research, and a member of the editorial boards of Analytical Chemistry, Current Opinion in Biotechnology, Cancer Biomarker, Molecular Biosystems, and Clinical Proteomics. He is a Research Affiliate with the Mayo Clinic, treasurer and president-elect of the US Human Proteome Organization (USHUPO), a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Promega, Provista, the NRC Genomics and Health Initiative, and Protein Forest.
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Sustainable Health; Physician, National Health Service, England and Wales
Alex Lee joined the Center for Sustainable Health as a visiting scholar for the academic year 2011-2012. Dr. Lee is a junior doctor from the United Kingdom who graduated in 2011 with both a Master’s degree in Medical Sciences Research (MRes) and Medicine (MBChB) from The University of Manchester. During his one-year MRes, Alex worked at the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research (PICR) with Professors Goran Landberg and Nigel Bundred, focusing his research on the role of inflammation on the carcinogenesis, metastasis and molecular pathology of breast cancer and other solid tumors. He was commended in the Pfizer Oncology Awards 2011 at the National Cancer Research Institute Conference in Liverpool, UK for his work at the PICR.
Full Member, Cancer Prevention Research Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Research Collaborator, Center for Sustainable Health
Scott Ramsey, MD, PhD, is a Full Member in the Cancer Prevention Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where he directs the Research and Economic Assessment in Cancer and Healthcare (REACH) group, a multidisciplinary team devoted to clinical and economic evaluations of new and existing cancer prevention, screening and treatment technologies. He is also a Professor in the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, and Institute for Public Health Genetics at University of Washington. He also directs the cancer Prevention and Survivorship Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Trained in Medicine and economics, his primary research interest is in studying the economic aspects of new medical technologies. Dr. Ramsey is a leader in the field of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), and current President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR).
Director, Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University; Research Collaborator, Center for Sustainable Health; Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State
NJ Tao joined the ASU faculty as a professor of electrical engineering and an affiliated professor of chemistry and biochemistry in August 2001. Before coming to ASU, he worked as an assistant and associate professor at Florida International University. He holds US patents, has published refereed journal articles and book chapters and has given invited talks and seminars worldwide. His current research interest includes mobile health devices, chem-and bio-sensors, molecular and nano-electronics. To visit Dr. Tao’s lab: http://www.public.asu.edu/~ntao1/
Adjunct Faculty, Center for Sustainable Health; Physician, Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center
Daniel Warren, ND, joined the Center for Sustainable Health as an academic scholar during the summer of 2012. Dr. Warren is a naturopathic doctor who graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. He previously worked as a fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, focusing his research on the link between casein-free diets and the bone health of children with autism spectrum disorders. In his collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Health, Dr. Warren helps create platforms for various policies, programs, and technologies to effectively address global aging issues.