Juanita J. Anders, Ph.D. is a Professor of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics and Professor of Neuroscience, at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Professor Anders is an internationally recognized expert in Photobiomodulation research and has served as invited Chair and speaker globally. Her specialty is peripheral and central nervous system injury and repair mechanisms, and light tissue interactions. Dr. Anders received her Ph.D. 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. Currently she is funded by the Department of Defense to investigate the use Photobiomodulation Therapy as a non-invasive, non-pharmaceutical alternative for the management of neuropathic pain.
Professor Anders has served and continues to serve as a member of numerous state, national, and international scientific review panels including the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense, and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. She also serves on the Executive Councils and Scientific Advisory Boards of numerous international laser conferences. 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, Past President of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and Past Director of the Optical Society of America Photobiomodulation Technical Group. She has recently been appointed as a board member of the International Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the OSA Photobiomodulation Technical Group. She is a Senior Editor of Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Associate Editor of Lasers in Medical Science, and Frontiers in Neuroscience (Neurogenesis) and on the editorial board of Physiotherapy Practice and Research and Laser Therapy. She has published over 70 peer reviewed articles.
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