DMRT Team & Collaborators

Directors

Director, Dr. Michael Colvard, DDS, MTS, MS, PhD, FDS RCSEd
Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago;
Diploma (Oral Medicine), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (RCSEd);
Fellow Dental Surgery (FDS), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (RCSEd)

Co-Director, Dr. David Peters, JD
Senior Director of Police Services, Commander of Support Services, UIC Police Department, State of Illinois Police, University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Director, Dr. E. John Wipfler, III, MD, FACEP
Professor of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine;
Attending Emergency Physician, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center;
Medical Director, STATT TacMed Unit, Sheriff's Physician, Peoria County Sheriff's Office;
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP)

 

Group Members

Dr. Benjamin J. Vesper, PhD, MBA, PMP
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago;
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Eva K. Nabuufu, MPA, PMP
Finance and Research Coordinator, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago;
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute

Andrew PachonMPA 
MD Candidate, University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine, Urban Medicine Program, Class of 2018;
Former Emergency Manager in Southern California

Mary Roberg, BS
DVM Student, University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2015;
Vice President, Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA), University of Illinois

Dr. Peter Demitry, MD, MPH
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jim D. Wallace II, MS
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Collaborators

Dr. Kenneth Aschheim, DDS
Private Practice Dentist, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, New York, NY;
Clinical Associate Professor, Cariology and Comprehensive Care, NYU College of Dentistry, New York, NY;
Associate Clinical Professor, Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY;
Assistant Chief Forensic Odontology Consultant, Office of Chief Medical Examiner City of NY, New York, NY

Leo R. Bloomfield, MPH
Public Health Analyst, Program Budget and Extramural Management Branch (PBEMB), Division of Global HIV/AIDS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
*Specialist for Brazil, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guyana, Russia, Senegal, Tanzania, & Ukraine

Robert P. Boehmer, JD
Director, Institute for Public Safety Partnerships, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Michael Cailas, PhD, PE
Associate Professor, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago;
Executive Director, Emergency Management and Continuity Planning Program, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. Carla Evans, DDS, DMSc
Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Ilinois at Chicago;
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioengineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. James James, MD, DrPH, MHA
Executive Director, Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health;
President, Disaster Medicine Associates, LLC

Dr. Linda Kaste, PhD, DDS, MS 
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Ilinois at Chicago;
Division Affiliate, Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

Dr. John Kenney, DDS, MS, DABFO
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry;
Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Odontology

Dr. Karl Larsen, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies for Forensic Sciences and Visiting Clinical Professor in Forensic Science, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago

John Lauder, MS
Advisor, Garfield Institute for Public Leadership, Hiram College

Dr. Koichi Nakakuki, DDS, PhD 
Professor, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Maxillofacial Reconstruction and Function, Division of Maxillofacial and Neck Reconstruction, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. David A. Wold, DDS
Private Practice Dentist, General and Forensic Dentistry, Bensenville, IL;
Special Deputy, Forensic Dental Services, Champaign County Coroner's Office, Urbana, IL