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David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., is the President of the World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO). Prior to that he served as the Treasurer of the WGO. He is a professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Bjorkman served as Dean and Executive Director of Medical Affairs for the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine from December 2011 to January 2016. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Prior to joining FAU, Dr. Bjorkman served as the Dean of the University of Utah School of Medicine from 2004 to 2011, Executive Medical Director of the University of Utah Medical Group in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2000, as well as a Professor of Medicine. Dr. Bjorkman holds a medical degree from the University of Utah, a master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health at Harvard University, a master’s degree in Public Health and Health Services Administration from the University of Utah, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Utah. He is also board-‐certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Internal Medicine for Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Bjorkman is the Deputy Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine’s Journal Watch. He has over 100 scientific publications and has written over 600 critical reviews for Journal Watch. His research interests include upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Nonsteroidal anti-‐inflammatory drug injury to the gastrointestinal tract and clinical outcomes in gastroenterology. Dr. Bjorkman is a past president of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, the American College of Physicians, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterological Association.
Dr. Lebwohl is Director of Clinical Research at the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University, where he is collaborating with institutions in the United States and abroad in the areas of the epidemiology, patterns of care, and the natural history of celiac disease and gluten-related disorders. Dr. Lebwohl's second and related research interest is quality of endoscopy, including bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy, improving the detection of colorectal adenomas, and improving the diagnostic yield of biopsy of the small intestine. He is the author of more than 140 peer reviewed publications on celiac disease, colorectal cancer, and quality of care. He is the Director of Quality Improvement at the Division of Gastroenterology and is the Director of the Public Health Curricular Thread at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Peter Green, MD, is Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University in New York and the Phyllis and Ivan Seidenberg Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He is also Attending Physician at the New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Green received his medical degree from the University of Sydney. He completed Residency and Gastrointestinal Fellowship in Sydney, became a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Subsequently he moved to the Columbia University Medical Center where he has remained.
Dr. Murray attended medical school at the National University of Ireland (Galway) followed by internal medicine training at Trinity College and internal medicine and gastroenterology training at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. He trained at the University of Iowa as a Fellow in Gastroenterology/Hepatology and earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the National University of Ireland in 1992. He was on the faculty of the University of Iowa (1990-1998), attaining the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine. In 1998, he joined Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and is a consultant in the Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology and Department of Immunology. He was appointed Professor of Medicine in 2004 and designated a research Clinician Investigator in 2010. He has a strong background/experience in basic/clinical gastroenterology, focusing primarily on celiac disease and immune-related disorders of the small intestine. He is a member of many national/international professional scientific committees, review boards and editorial boards of several gastrointestinal journals. He is past president and founding member of the North American Society for the Study of Celiac Disease and Vice Chair of the Intestinal Disorders Section of the American Gastroenterologic Association, serves on advisory boards for lay support groups and consults with several companies on the topic of celiac disease. He has authored more than 250 scientific publications and 106 chapters/reviews. His work has been funded by the NIH, private foundations and commercial entities. His current work spans basic and translational research in the realm of celiac disease focusing on immunology, genetics of the disease and immune responses to food proteins.
Daphne Miller, MD, is a family physician, author and Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco and lecturer at University of California Berkeley. For the past fifteen years, her work has focused on aligning all aspects of food production and agriculture with human health. In 2001, Miller founded WholefamilyMD, the first integrative primary care practice in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Medical School and completed her family medicine residency and an NIH-funded primary care research fellowship at UCSF. She has served as a senior advisor for Prevention Institute, is a past Fellow at the Berkeley Food Institute, and a past Bravewell Fellow at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. As an expert on the links between food production and health, she has consulted for and presented to organizations around the globe including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Indigenous Terra Madre and Slow Food International. Miller is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications and popular magazine articles. She is a past science Contributor to the Washington Post and author of two mainstream press books about food, agriculture and health: The Jungle Effect, The Science and Wisdom of Traditional Diets (HarperCollins 2008) and Farmacology, Total Health from the Ground Up (HarperCollins 2013). Farmacology appears in four languages and was the basis for the award-winning documentary In Search of Balance.