J. Daniel Bourland, MSPH, PhD, earned his graduate degrees in health and medical physics from the UNC-Chapel School of Public Health. He has served as radiation oncology faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill and Mayo Clinic and is now Professor of Radiation Oncology, Physics, and Biomedical Engineering, Wake Forest University and School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC. His research interests include small-field dose calculations, gamma radiosurgery, imaging applications in radiation oncology, and radiation countermeasures. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics (DABR), and a noted practitioner in gamma radiosurgery. His institutional leadership roles have included Section Head of Radiation Physics, Director of the WFU graduate program in medical physics, Chair of the Promotions and Tenure Committee, and President of the WFU Faculty Senate. His past scientific and professional society service includes the board and/or committees of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American Board of Radiology and the American Institute of Physics. He is a former member of FDA advisory panels on medical devices. He has served as advisor and mentor to numerous graduate and post-doctoral trainees in medical physics and biomedicine who now serve in academics, community practice, and government.
Areas of Expertise: radiation dosimetry, gamma radiosurgery, imaging in radiation oncology, biophysical radiation studies, radiation countermeasures, medical physics education, strategic planning.