OUR MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
The Axion Health Medical Advisory Board consists of global thought leaders in Occupational Medicine and overall well-being, who advise Axion Health on standards of clinical care and trends in occupational medicine practice.
STEPHEN REYNOLDS, PHD, CIH
Professor, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado
Director of the CDC/NIOSH-funded High Plains Intermountain Chapter for Agricultural Health and Safety
Dr. Reynolds has a solid background in research and has published a variety of papers to include featured articles in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. His course work consists of occupational health and industrial hygiene. As Director of the High Plains Intermountain Center, h is involved in rural and agricultural health research, education, outreach, and policy on a regional and national level.
Dr. Reynolds' research efforts focus on development of exposure assessment methods for organic and biological aerosols and the application of these methods for epidemiological investigations of respiratory disease.
Current research focuses on comparative assay and chemical (GC-MS) approaches to evaluating Gram-negative bacterial endotoxins and their role, along with genetic risk factors, in lung disease among agricultural workers. Related research into environmental causes of asthma and other respiratory disease problems among children and adults in non-industrial environments also focuses on effectiveness of interventions to prevent disease.
Other initiatives include research concerning exposure assessment methods for pesticides, and development of international education programs for the occupational hygiene profession primarily in the former Soviet Union countries (Chair AIHA International Affairs Committee 2004/2005).
Dr. Reynolds’ most recent research projects include CDC: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS) – Administrative Core (9/15/07 – 9/14/11) and CDC: High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHA) – Endotoxin Dairy (9/15/07 – 9/14/11).
Dr. Reynolds received his BA in Chemistry from Carleton College in 1977. In 1983, he received his MS in Environmental Health and his PhD in Environmental Health in 1990; both from the University of Minnesota.
JOHN W. BOUDREAU, PH.D
Professor and Research Director at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business and Center for Effective Organizations
Dr. Boudreau’s is recognized worldwide for breakthrough research on the bridge between superior human capital, talent and sustainable competitive advantage. He consults and conducts executive development with companies worldwide that seek to maximize their employees’ effectiveness by discovering the specific strategic bottom-line impact of superior people and human capital strategies.
Boudreau has published more than 60 books and articles, including Retooling HR: Using Proven Business Tools to Make Better Decisions about Talent
, (Harvard Business, 2010) and Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital, with Peter M. Ramstad
(Harvard Business, 2007), Short Introduction to Strategic Human Resources with Wayne Cascio
(Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), Transformative HR, with Ravin Jesuthasan
(John Wiley and Sons, 2011), Effective Human Resource Management: A Global Analysis, with Edward Lawler
(Stanford University Press, 2012), and Investing in People, with Wayne F. Cascio
, now in its second edition (Pearson, 2011).
Dr. Boudreau’s large-scale research studies and focused field research addresses the future of the global HR profession, HR measurement and analytics, decision-based HR, executive mobility, HR information systems and organizational staffing and development. His scholarly research is published in Management Science, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Asia-Pacific Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, Industrial Relations, and Journal of Human Resources Costing and Accounting.
Features on his work have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company and Business Week, among others.
Professor Boudreau was the first Visiting Director of Sun Microsystems’ unique Research and Development Laboratory for Human Capital. He co-authored a best-selling textbook on human resource management that reached its eight edition including Chinese, Czech, Spanish and other translations. His research received the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior New Concept and Human Resource Scholarly Contribution awards. He received the 2009 Chairman’s Award from the International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM) for lifetime achievement in human resource information management. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and American Psychological Association.
The recipient of the General Mills Award for teaching innovations at Cornell University, Dr. Boudreau founded the Central Europe Human Resource Education Initiative, connecting American HR professionals and academic researchers with faculty and students in the Czech and Slovak Republics. A strong proponent of corporate/academic partnerships, Dr. Boudreau helped to establish and then directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), at Cornell University, where he was a professor for over 20 years, before his current position as Research Director for the Center for Effective Organizations, at the University of Southern California.
Dr. Boudreau is a strategic advisor to a wide range of organizations, including early-stage companies, global corporations, government and military agencies, and non-profit organizations. He is a Foundation Trustee of the National Academy of Human Resources. He has served as a member of the board of advisors the Human Resource Planning Society and WorldatWork. He chaired the Advisory Board of the California Strategic HR Partnership, a silicon-valley HR executive consortium, and served as an advisor to the Saratoga Institute, a global source of human capital benchmarking and performance measures. He has been elected to the executive committees of the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Dr. Boudreau holds an undergraduate degree in business from New Mexico State University, and a Masters degree in Management and Ph.D. in industrial relations from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.
GILAD S. GORDON, MD, MBA
President, Orra Group, LLC
Chief Medical Officer, Inviragen, Inc.
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado Denver
Dr. Gordon’s career has primarily focused on conducting applied medical research within the private sector. He is a world recognized expert in health economics, quality of life assessments and medical information systems. He has recently worked with ...
Gilad S. Gordon, MD received his AB, in Biochemistry from Harvard College in 1979, and his MD from the Health Sciences and Technology program at Harvard Medical School in 1983. Dr. Gordon completed his training in medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1986. Subsequently, he was a Senior Fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington from 1986 to 1988 and concurrently received his MBA. He holds an academic medicine appointment as Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver where he also has served as an attending physician at the Denver VA Medical Center. He began his career at Eli Lilly Company where he developed new methodologies for undertaking cost-effectiveness and quality of life research during clinical trials and was also involved in the development of new drugs for cancer, infectious disease, and mental disorders. He then moved to Colorado to work at Synergen, a bio-technology company developing drugs for sepsis and inflammation. Subsequently, he spent four years designing and utilizing clinical information systems to better understand and improve health care. Since 1998, Dr. Gordon has focused on the clinical development of new chemical entities including RNA based therapies, proteins small molecules, and vaccines and has held senior positions at Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, FeRx, Inc., and Inviragen, Inc.
Over the past 7 years, Dr. Gordon has been a consultant to various healthcare organizations including pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies and universities helping design and manage innovative clinical programs, obtain funding, and gain regulatory approval for new drugs. His major fields of interest have been in oncology, virology, hepatology, and endocrinology. The focus of the work has been on bridging the private and public sectors to accelerate the development of new drugs and technologies with the goal of improving the lifespan and quality of life of patients in both the developed and developing world.
Dr. Gordon is a board member of the Caring for Colorado Foundation, a large foundation dedicated to improving the health of the citizens of Colorado. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of Gastrointestinal Cancers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in Washington DC.
ROBERT M. KROPP, MD, MBA
Regional Medical Director, Aetna, Inc.
Board certified: Neurologist and Pediatrician
Dr. Kropp is a healthcare executive with 12 years of clinical experience and 14 years experience in the managed care field. He is a board certified neurologist, and board certified pediatrician. He has obtained additional training and Special Competencies in Child Neurology, and Neurophysiology.
His degrees and training were obtained from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Emory University. He also holds an MBA from the University of South Florida.
He was in both private and academic child neurology practice in the Tampa area. While in clinical practice he held an academic teaching appointment at the University of South Florida, and an administrative appointment as Head of Child Neurology at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Most recently, he has held a variety of titles and functions in the managed care industry.
M.E. BONNIE ROGERS, DRPH, COHN-S, LNNC, FAAN
Director of the Occupational Health Nursing Program and Professor of Nursing and Public Health at The University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill
Director of the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center
Dr. Rogers is a prominent leader, best-practice authority and clinician in the field of Occupational Health Nursing. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Rogers is a recognized global expert in occupational health, worker health promotion, and occupational health nursing. She directs one of the nation’s top occupational health nursing programs.
She has published nearly 200 articles and book chapters, and two books, including Occupational Health Nursing: Concepts and Practice, and Occupational Health Nursing Guidelines for Primary Clinical Conditions, in their third and fourth editions, respectively. She is a member of several editorial panels and has given more than 450 presentations nationally and internationally on occupational health and safety issues. Dr. Rogers has had several funded research grants on clinical issues in occupational health, health promotion, research priorities, hazards to health care workers, and ethical issues in occupational health. She is Editor of the Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting.
Dr. Rogers has been Chairperson of the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda Liaison Committee for 17 years. She has served on numerous Institute of Medicine committees including the Nursing, Health and the Environment Committee, the Committee to Assess Training Needs for Occupational Safety and Health Personnel in the United States, the IOM standing committee on Personal Protective Equipment for Workplace Safety and Health, Respiratory Protection for Healthcare Workers in the Workplace Against Novel H1N1 Influenza A, and PPE for Healthcare Workers During an Influenza Pandemic: Current Research Issues.
Dr. Rogers is Chairperson of the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors. She is Vice President of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and completed two terms as Chairperson of the Scientific Committee on Education and Training in Occupational Health, ICOH. Dr. Rogers is past president of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, completed several terms as an appointed member of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and is President of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics. She is a consultant in occupational health and ethics and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
Dr. Rogers received her Doctor of Public Health degree (Dr.PH) in Environmental Health Sciences/Occupational Health Nursing, as well as her Masters of Public Health (MPH) with concentration in Public Health Administration and Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She has a Bachelor of Science - Nursing (BSN), from George Mason University, a Nursing Diploma from Washington Hospital Center School of Nursing and has certification as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and an Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist.
Dr. Rogers is an ethicist and was invited to study ethics as a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center in New York. She was granted a NIOSH career award to study ethical issues in occupational health.
WAGNER J. SCHORR, MD
Chairman of the Policy Committee of the Colorado Health Foundation
HealthOne Board of Governors and the Colorado Health Foundation Board of Directors
Dr. Schorr is the newest member of the Axion Health Inc. Advisory Board and provides extensive healthcare industry knowledge and business expertise. He received a B.S. from the University of Arizona and his M.D. from the University of Colorado in 1963. Dr. Schorr completed his internship at the University of Missouri in 1964, his followed by his residency and fellowship at the University of Colorado Medical Center in 1966 and 1967.
ROBERT HARRISON MD, MPH
Associate Director of the UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He has diagnosed and treated individuals with work and environmental injuries and diseases for over 30 years. His research interests include work-related respiratory diseases, carpal tunnel syndrome and traumatic workplace fatalities. He is the Associate Director of the UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program.