Brandon Lucke-Wold was born and raised in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Neuroscience and distinction in honors from Baylor University. He completed his MD/PhD, Master’s in Clinical and Translational Research, and the Global Health Track at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His research focus was on traumatic brain injury, neurosurgical simulation, and stroke. At West Virginia University, he also served as a health coach for the Diabetes Prevention and Management program in Morgantown and Charleston, WV, which significantly improved health outcomes for participants. In addition to his research and public health projects, he is a co-founder of the biotechnology company Wright-Wold Scientific, the pharmaceutical company CTE cure, and wasa science advocate on Capitol Hill through the Washington Fellow’s program.
He has also served as president of the WVU chapters for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, Neurosurgery Interest group, and Erlenmeyer Initiative Entrepreneur group. In addition, he has served as vice president for the graduate student neuroscience interest group, Nu Rho Psi Honor Society, and medical students for global health.He was an active member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is currently amember of the UF House Staff Council, Positive Culture Committee, Quality Improvement Committee, Board of Directors Alachua County Medical Society, and Accreditation Requirements Review Committee.He is married to Noelle Lucke-Wold and has two children. As a family, they enjoy running with their dogs, rock climbing, and traveling. In his spare time, Brandon frequently runs half marathons and 10ks together with is wife. Brandon also enjoys reading, playing piano, discussing philosophy, and playing chess. He is currently a Pgy5 neurosurgery resident at University of Florida with pursuing endovascular enfolded training and was awarded the Dempsey Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship.
Dr Victor Hoe is a Professor of Occupational and Public Health. He heads the Academic Section in the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine in the University of Malaya and the Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Unit in University Malaya Medical Centre. He started his career as an academic in 2004 when he joins the Department. His passion is in the use of technology to enhance and simplify work. He has been experimenting in various forms of online teaching and assessment since 2012. During the COVID-19 pandemic he was part of the team that transform the 8-weeks Community Posting programme for the undergraduate medical programme from a field posting to an online posting. The core of the programme of appreciating the diversity of medicine and public health was maintain through innovative approaches.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Occupational Health and Safety from Monash University in Melbourne Australia. He also has the Master of Public Health, Master of Public Health (Occupational Health) and Master of Engineering (Safety, Health and Environment) from the University of Malaya, and the Master of Occupational Safety and Health from the University of Turin and the International Labour Organization (ILO) - International Training Centre in Turin, Italy. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia and Fellow of the Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Malaysia. He was the recipient of the first of the two International Commission for Occupational Health (ICOH) and ILO Master Fellowship.
Dr. Pollie Bith-Melander received her BA in Anthropology from University of California at Berkeley, her master’s and PHD degrees from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University at East Bay and Pupil Personnel Service Credit from California State University at San Jose. A former faculty member at San Jose State, she is associate professor of social work at CSU Stanislaus. Her research focus is on ethnomedicine, HIV/AIDS, Trauma, Refugees and Community Mental Health. Her research projects are examining clinical symptoms of burn pits among veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan and the 1.5 Generation of Southeast Asian Refugee Deportation, a visual ethnography entitling “Exiled Once Again.”
Sarah is the Deputy Director of the Intellectual Forum, which is aimed at covering the widest range of academic interests across the College.
Sarah’s research sits at the interface of Law, Criminology, International Relations and Politics, Sociology, and Global Health. It explores how we affect social change around issues that impact upon people's wellbeing in contemporary society. Her research continues to focus on cross-border issues, including human trafficking, the trade in body products and organs, death and suicide tourism, and the growing use of social media by health and other professionals in responding to global health issues.
Having held posts at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Oxford, amongst other institutions in the UK, USA and Australia, Sarah is an experienced lecturer and researcher specialising in policy and public health analysis, as well as legal, qualitative, and ethnographic research.