Dr. James DuBois is the Steven J. Bander Professor of Medical Ethics and Professionalism, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Bioethics Research Center in the Division of General Medical Sciences in the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. DuBois is the founding Editor (with Ana Iltis) of Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics: A Journal of Qualitative Research, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He completed his PhD at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein and his DSc in psychology at the University of Vienna. He is Board Certified Coach specialized in career coaching for researchers.
Dr. Alison Antes is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Medical Sciences and Assistant Director of the Bioethics Research Center at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). She is an industrial-organizational psychologist with expertise in ethical decision-making, leadership, and research integrity. Her research focuses on responsible conduct in research and leadership in research. Dr. Antes teaches in the areas of research ethics, ethics in biostatistics, and leadership. She completed her PhD at the University of Oklahoma.
Jillon S. Vander Wal is a Licensed Psychologist with the Kansas City VA Medical Center and a faculty member with the Professionalism and Integrity Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Vander Wal completed her PhD at the University of Missouri—Columbia. She is a former Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program at Saint Louis University. Dr. Vander Wal additionally served as Director of the Weight Eating and Lifestyle Lab and as a member of the university’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. Vander Wal’s clinical areas of expertise include the evidence-based treatment of psychological disorders. Her program of research includes disorders of eating and weight regulation, health behaviors, psychological measurement, and professional issues.
Steve Mennerick, Ph.D. is Professor of Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. His laboratory research is focused on the alteration of neuronal communication in disease and its restoration with pharmacological treatment. Dr. Mennerick completed his Ph.D. in neuroscience at Washington University and did postdoctoral work in biophysics at Stony Brook University. He has authored over 150 scientific papers. He serves as Vice Chair for research for the Department of Psychiatry and has administrative and service roles in graduate education, curriculum, and professional development.
Emily Schenk possesses more than fifteen years of experience at Washington University as a clinical research project coordinator. She has assisted with project design and coordination of behavioral and psychosocial research projects and possesses skills in the areas of recruitment, interviewing, project coordination, event organization, qualitative data analysis, and stakeholder engagement.
Patti Curran earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in Graphic Design. She worked for more than seven years as the Graphic Designer and Editor for an independent publishing company. Most recently, she served as the Director of Community Relations for a state-operated K-12 school. She was responsible for managing Web content, designing and producing promotional materials, planning special events, overseeing volunteers, and fostering relationships with various stakeholders. Patti joined Washington University in 2019.