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Dr. Aruni Jayatilleke, MD, MS

Associate Professor and Program Director, Drexel University College of Medicine
Faculty Advisory Board

Dr. Aruni Jayatilleke, M.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is also director of the Rheumatology Fellowship program, course director for clinical skills and the rheumatology elective rotation, and associate pathways advisor for internal medicine. Dr. Jayatilleke is developing an online game to teach medical students how to conduct exams for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, and intends to expand to other areas of rheumatology. The platform will teach the elements of muskuloskeletal exam using simulation. For this work she received the Clinician Scholar Educator Award from the Rheumatology Research Foundation in 2016. Dr. Jayatilleke completed her residency training in internal medicine at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill-Cornell Campus. She received her medical degree from Duke after completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at Yale University. Dr. Jayatilleke voluntarily mentors students with the general research design and methodologies at the nonprofit organization. Follow her on twitter: @rheumed


Dr. Thomas J. Carlson, MD

University of California Berkeley
Faculty Advisory Board

Dr. Thomas Carlson M.D. is a pediatrician in the greater Oakland area and senior faculty lecturer of the Integrative Biology Department at the University of California Berkeley. He attended medical school in Michigan and completed his residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He is the course instructor for Medicinal Ethnobotany, Human Anatomy, Human Reproduction, and Evolutionary Medicine at Berkeley. His primary research interests are in medical/nutritional ethnobotany, ethnoecology, ethnoepidemiology, and the ecology and evolution of human disease.


Dr. Kristen Madsen, MD, MPH

UCSF School of Medicine
Faculty Advisory Board

Dr. Kristine A. Madsen M.D., M.P.H. is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCSF School of Medicine. She is a research scientist with expertise in the design and evaluation of interventions related to pediatric obesity. She has directed clinic- and community-based studies aimed at increasing physical activity and reducing obesity among children of diverse backgrounds. Dr. Madsen is the Principal Investigator on grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the American Heart Association to study interventions to reduce health disparities and improve child health. She recently completed a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that examine the impact of school-based BMI screening on pediatric obesity.