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Juanita J. Anders, PhD

Juanita J. Anders, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics, and Professor of Neuroscience
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Anders_250Juanita J. Anders is a Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics and Professor of Neuroscience at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She specializes in peripheral and central nervous system injury and repair mechanisms, and light tissue interactions. She is recognized as an expert in photobiomodulation and has been invited to speak and chair sessions at numerous international laser conferences.

Dr. Anders received her PhD in Anatomy from the University of Maryland Medical School then joined the National Institutes of Health in the Laboratory of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomical Sciences, NINDS. Dr. Anders serves on the Executive Councils and Scientific Advisory Boards of several laser societies. She is the past president of the North American Association of Laser Therapy, a founding member of the International Academy of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and currently is the immediate past President of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and also is a member of their Executive Council and Governing Board. She is Senior Editor of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Associate Editor of Lasers in Medical Science, and is on the editorial board of Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and Physiotherapy Practice and Research and has published over 70 peer reviewed articles.

In the past year, Dr. Anders has served on the following scientific review panels:

  • 2014    Member of ZAT1 HS-15 Non-pharmacological Management of Pain in Military Personnel Study Sections, Special Emphasis Panel/Scientific Review Group, NCCAM, NIH
  • 2014    Spinal Cord Injury Research Program CDMRP review panel
  • 2014    Invited member of the technical review committee for program review of FDA/OSEL’s laboratory of optical therapeutics and medical nanophotonics, CDRH
  • 2015    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering’s SBIR Health Disparities Review Panel

She has also been active in  local, national and international societies:

  • 2014 -2015    President of the American Society for Laser medicine and Surgery
  • 2014    Organizer and Chairperson for Photobiomodulation Sessions at the 33rd Annual Meeting       American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • 2014    Workshop Director on the Basic Mechanism of Photobiomodulation , ASLMS
  • 2014    Member of the ASLMS Journal Structure and EIC Search Task Force to appoint the new editor   of the ASLMS journal
  • 2014    Member of the Scientific Program Committee and the abstract review committee for the Joint WALT/NAALT meeting in Washington DC
  • 2014   Co-Organizer of the Optical Society of America Incubator, Low Level Light Therapy: The Path Forward
  • 2015   Invited guest to the Opening Ceremonies for the International Year of Light UNESCO Paris Jan 19 -20
  • 2015   Organizer and Chairperson for Photobiomodulation Sessions at the 34th Annual Meeting  ASLMS
  • 2015   Workshop Director and Presenter Basic Mechanism of Photobiomodulation, ASLMS
  • 2015   Creator and Organizer of ASLMS Women in Energy Based Devices
  • 2015 Member of the Scientific Committee and Invited Speaker for the International Phototherapy Association Conference to be held in Nice, France, July

And was an invited speaker at:

  •  Brazilian Laser Society Sao Paulo, Brazil Oct. 2014
  • Invited Plenary Speaker Academy of Laser Dentistry Palm Spring CA Feb, 2015
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