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The Team Science Toolkit editorial board is composed of nationally known experts in team science. "Editors' Picks" are Toolkit resources recommended by each Editorial Board member, based on his or her expertise. Explore the links below to quickly find recommended Toolkit resources relevant to your interests.

Bennet

L. Michelle Bennett, PhD

Michelle Bennett is the Deputy Scientific Director for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. The NHLBI Division of Intramural Research comprises approximately 60 intramural scientists and clinicians working in basic, translational and clinical research. Dr. Bennett is responsible for scientific programmatic oversight, strategic planning, and implementing strategies to support the research mission.
Michelle Bennett is the Deputy Scientific Director for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health. The NHLBI Division of Intramural Research comprises approximately 60 intramural scientists and clinicians working in basic, translational and clinical research. Dr. Bennett is responsible for scientific programmatic oversight, strategic planning, and implementing strategies to support the research mission. Having received certification as an executive coach from the Hudson Institute, Dr. Bennett is often sought out as an executive coach for senior and emerging clinical and scientific leaders. She has experience working with individuals to meet their career objectives or overcome challenges and working with groups to help them achieve successful team functioning. Dr. Bennett has extensive practical experience in facilitating transdisciplinary team-based approaches among scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise to solve complex scientific problems. She is actively participating to support efforts to increase diversity in the biomedical workforce at the NIH. Dr. Bennett co-led an initiative to understand the fundamental characteristics that contribute to successful scientific team functioning which resulted in the development of a workbook: Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide that serves as a primer for investigators who are building or participating on a research team.

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Berente

Nicholas Berente, PhD

Nicholas Berente is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. His research focuses on digital innovation in organizations, cyberinfrastructure, and institutional change. Dr. Berente is the principal investigator of a number of NSF-funded projects associated with the management of next-generation scientific activity, including the Virtual Organizations Resources and Toolkits Exchange (VORTEX) project.
Nicholas Berente is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. His research focuses on digital innovation in organizations, cyberinfrastructure, and institutional change. Dr. Berente is the principal investigator of a number of NSF-funded projects associated with the management of next-generation scientific activity, including the Virtual Organizations Resources and Toolkits Exchange (VORTEX) project. He has also contributed to a variety of NSF-funded projects associated with distributed, collaborative innovation in multiple contexts. He has focused much of his research on information technology-enabled innovation at NASA. Dr. Berente has authored more than ninety peer review articles, and his work has been published in Organization Science, Information Systems Research, Translational Behavioral Medicine, MIS Quarterly, Research Policy, and other leading journals in his field. He is an Associate Editor for Information Systems Research and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Liechtenstein. Dr. Berente is the former president and founder of Pentagon Engineering Corporation, a nationwide systems integration & consulting firm specializing in product design & engineering solutions, which he sold in 2002. He was also the founder of the Qube Lab, a student-run mobile application development company.

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FalkKrzesinski

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, PhD

Holly Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President for Global Academic & Research Relations for Elsevier, where she is focused on strategic initiatives, partnerships and stakeholder needs at research institutions and federal funding agencies. Her engagement activities emphasize collaboration opportunities related to scholarly communication, research development, research information management, and strategic planning for the research enterprise.
Holly Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President for Global Academic & Research Relations for Elsevier, where she is focused on strategic initiatives, partnerships and stakeholder needs at research institutions and federal funding agencies. Her engagement activities emphasize collaboration opportunities related to scholarly communication, research development, research information management, and strategic planning for the research enterprise. Prior to joining Elsevier, Dr. Falk-Krzesinski was on faculty at Northwestern University where she led initiatives related to research development, grantsmanship, and team science. She facilitated numerous trans-institutional and interdisciplinary collaborative grant programs spanning art history to bioenergy to translational medicine. Through her leadership of the Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, Dr. Falk-Krzesinski has been instrumental in developing a strong community of practice for team science and interdisciplinary research. She launched the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) in 2008, serving as the organization's founding president and then chair of membership until 2013, and has developed a number of STEM related career development programs with a special emphasis on early career scientists and women such as The Chicago Collaboration for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Fiore

Stephen M. Fiore, PhD

Stephen Fiore is a faculty member in the University of Central Florida's Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and serves as Director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. He is current President of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) and a founding Program Committee member for the annual Science of Team Science conference.
Stephen Fiore is a faculty member in the University of Central Florida's Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and serves as Director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. He is current President of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup) and a founding Program Committee member for the annual Science of Team Science conference. Dr. Fiore’s multidisciplinary research incorporates aspects of the cognitive, social, organizational, and computational sciences in the investigation of learning and performance in individuals and teams. His primary area of research is the interdisciplinary study of complex collaborative problem solving and understanding how humans interact socially and with technology. Dr. Fiore has been a visiting scholar for the study of shared and extended cognition at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in Lyon, France (2010) and he was a member of the expert panel for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) which focuses on collaborative problem solving skills. As Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator he has helped to secure and manage over $20 million in research funding. He is co-Editor of recent volumes on Shared Cognition (2012), Macrocognition in Teams (2008), Distributed Training (2007), and Team Cognition (2004), and has co-authored over 150 scholarly publications in the area of learning, memory, and problem solving at the individual and the group level.

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Gadlin

Howard Gadlin, PhD

Howard Gadlin has been Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health since 1999. From 1992 through 1998 he was University Ombudsperson at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also director of the UCLA Conflict Mediation Program and co-director of the Center for the Study and Resolution of Interethnic/Interracial Conflict.
Howard Gadlin has been Ombudsman and Director of the Center for Cooperative Resolution at the National Institutes of Health since 1999. From 1992 through 1998 he was University Ombudsperson at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was also director of the UCLA Conflict Mediation Program and co-director of the Center for the Study and Resolution of Interethnic/Interracial Conflict. While in Los Angeles, Dr. Gadlin served as consulting Ombudsman to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Prior to working at UCLA, Dr. Gadlin was Ombudsperson and Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. At present, Dr. Gadlin is studying the dynamics of scientific teams and collaborations and developing new approaches to addressing conflicts among scientists. An experienced mediator, trainer, and consultant, Dr. Gadlin has years of experience working with conflicts related to race, ethnicity and gender. Currently he is developing new approaches to addressing conflicts among scientists. He is often called in as a consultant or mediator in cases of “intractable” disputes. Dr. Gadlin has designed and conducted training programs internationally in dispute resolution, sexual harassment and multicultural conflict. Dr. Gadlin is past President of the University and College Ombuds Association (UCOA) and of The Ombudsman Association (TOA). He was formerly chair of the Ethics Committee of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Chair of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsmen, and Chair of the Federal Inter-Agency Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group steering committee.

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Hall

Kara L. Hall, PhD

Kara Hall is Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team, and Co-Director of the Theories Project in the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Hall helped launch the SciTS field by co-chairing the 2006 conference "The Science of Team Science: Assessing the Value of Transdisciplinary Research" and co-editing the 2008 American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement on the Science of Team Science, which has been the most cited and downloaded AJPM supplement to date.
Kara Hall is Director of the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team, and Co-Director of the Theories Project in the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Hall helped launch the SciTS field by co-chairing the 2006 conference "The Science of Team Science: Assessing the Value of Transdisciplinary Research" and co-editing the 2008 American Journal of Preventive Medicine Supplement on the Science of Team Science, which has been the most cited and downloaded AJPM supplement to date. Dr. Hall provides continued leadership for the SciTS field through roles such as planning committee member and contributor to the Annual International Science of Team Science Conference (2010-2014), and serving as Program Chair (2013) and Conference Chair (2014). Dr. Hall was instrumental in the development of a National Research Council consensus study and serves as member of The National Academies Committee on the Science of Team Science (2012-2014). Dr. Hall also co-chairs a Trans-Agency Subcommittee on Collaboration and Team Science of the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program in the National Science and Technology Council in the Executive Office of the President. Dr. Hall has focused on advancing the SciTS field by developing new metrics, measures and models for understanding and evaluating team collaboration in research, and by working to facilitate team science through the advancement of organizational supports (e.g., tenure and promotion policies), the use of innovative grant mechanisms, and the development of tools to support scientists engaging in and studying team science, including the Team Science Toolkit.

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Howison

James Howison, PhD

James Howison is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the the University of Texas at Austin, serving as part of the Information Work Research Group. His research focuses on the interaction of technology and human collaboration, and how this influences the organization of work. He studies the organization of free and open source software development and is currently researching how scientists work together building software, forming a scientific software ecosystem.
James Howison is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at the the University of Texas at Austin, serving as part of the Information Work Research Group. His research focuses on the interaction of technology and human collaboration, and how this influences the organization of work. He studies the organization of free and open source software development and is currently researching how scientists work together building software, forming a scientific software ecosystem. He has been co-PI on multiple National Science Foundation (NSF) supported grants. Dr. Howison has been published in MIS Quarterly, ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE Computer, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communications, Knowledge, Technology and Policy and the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Dr. Howison did his post-doctoral work at the Institute for Software Research at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science, and his doctoral work at the School of Information studies at Syracuse University.

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Klein

Julie Thompson Klein, PhD

Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities in the Department of English and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has also held appointments as Visiting Professor in Japan, Fulbright professor in Nepal, Foundation Visitor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Mellon Fellow and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Michigan.
Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities in the Department of English and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. She has also held appointments as Visiting Professor in Japan, Fulbright professor in Nepal, Foundation Visitor at the University of Auckland in New Zealand, and Mellon Fellow and Visiting Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Michigan. In addition, she has been a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity. Klein is past president of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies (AIS) and former editor of the AIS journal. Her books include: Crossing Boundaries: Knowledge, Disciplinarities, and Interdisciplinarities (1996), Transdisciplinarity (co-edited, 2001), Interdisciplinary Education in K-12 and College (edited, 2002), Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity (2005), and the Oxford Handbook on Interdisciplinarity (co-editor 2010). Klein has been honored with the Kenneth Boulding Award for outstanding scholarship on interdisciplinarity, Yamamoorthy & Yeh Distinguished Transdisciplinary Achievement Award, and Joseph Katz Award for Distinguished Contributions to General and Liberal Education. She is currently co-editor of the University of Michigan Press series, Digital Humanities@digitalculturebooks and is completing a book on Mapping Digital Humanities. Klein also serves on the board of the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC).

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Pohl

Christian Pohl, PhD

Christian Pohl is co-director of td-net – the Network for Transdisciplinary Research, of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and a core member of the Transdisciplinarity Lab of the Department of Environmental Systems Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich.
Christian Pohl is co-director of td-net – the Network for Transdisciplinary Research, of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and a core member of the Transdisciplinarity Lab of the Department of Environmental Systems Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich. Over the last decade, Dr. Pohl has made important contributions to the advancement of theory and practice as related to transdisciplinary research, specifically in the field of sustainable development (cf. Principles for Designing Transdisciplinary Research, Handbook of Transdisciplinary Research, Methods for Transdisciplinary Research). Currently he is engaged in developing a compilation of methods for coproducing knowledge and in chairing the Sustainable Development at Universities Programme (2013-2016). Dr Pohl received a PhD in environmental sciences, with a doctoral thesis on uncertainty in environmental assessments. As a post-doc he moved to the field of science studies and analysed inter- and transdisciplinary research.

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Rosen

Michael A. Rosen, PhD

Michael Rosen is a Human Factors Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research and applied work focuses on teamwork, simulation, leadership, decision making, and safety in healthcare organizations.
Michael Rosen is a Human Factors Psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research and applied work focuses on teamwork, simulation, leadership, decision making, and safety in healthcare organizations. He is currently deputy technical program chair for the Healthcare Technical Group of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the co-chair of the Healthcare Systems Modeling and Simulation Group of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. Prior to his appointment at Johns Hopkins, he supported the Department of Defense’s Patient Safety Program where he led efforts in the development of simulation, measurement, and evaluation tools for teamwork training in healthcare. He received his Ph.D. in Human Factors Psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2010.

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Spotts

Erica L. Spotts, PhD

Erica Spotts is a health scientist administrator at the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was formerly a program officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging, where she was hired to lead the Behavioral Genetics portfolio.
Erica Spotts is a health scientist administrator at the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research in the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was formerly a program officer in the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging, where she was hired to lead the Behavioral Genetics portfolio. In that capacity, she was integral to the efforts to conduct genome-wide scans on 20,000 subjects of the Health and Retirement Study and to more fully develop the genetics portfolio for BSR. Dr. Spotts also initiated and developed the Family and Interpersonal Relationship portfolio, and oversaw the Health Disparities portfolio. Dr. Spotts’ interdisciplinary background includes a PhD in Developmental Psychology from The George Washington University and postdoctoral training at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Karolinska Institute. The focus of her research and publications has been on using behavioral genetic methods to better understand dynamic relationships within families, and how these relationships influence mental health. She is interested in catalyzing the integration of genetics and genomics with behavioral and social science to better understand individual differences in health and health behaviors.

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Stokols

Daniel Stokols, PhD

Daniel Stokols is Research Professor and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine. He holds courtesy appointments in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Sciences at UCI. Dr. Stokols served as Director and founding Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine from 1988 to 1998.
Daniel Stokols is Research Professor and Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Social Behavior and Planning, Policy, and Design at the University of California, Irvine. He holds courtesy appointments in Public Health, Epidemiology, and Nursing Sciences at UCI. Dr. Stokols served as Director and founding Dean of the School of Social Ecology at UC Irvine from 1988 to 1998. He is co-author of Behavior, Health, and Environmental Stress (1986) and co-editor of the Handbook of Environmental Psychology (1987), Environmental Simulation (1993) and Promoting Human Wellness (2002). Dr. Stokols served as scientific consultant to the National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences and as a member of NCI’s Science of Team Science (SciTS) team from 2005 to 2011. He is currently a team science consultant for the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) and a member of the National Research Council Committee on the Science of Team Science. Stokols' research interests include: (1) the science of team science (SciTS) and factors that influence the success of transdisciplinary research and training programs; (2) the environmental psychology of the Internet, especially the ways in which qualities of virtual life affect people's behavior and well-being; (3) the health and behavioral impacts of environmental stressors such as traffic congestion, crowding, and information overload; (4) the application of environmental design research to urban planning and facilities design; and (5) the design and evaluation of community health promotion programs.

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Amanda L. Vogel, PhD MPH

Amanda Vogel is a Behavioral Scientist with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., supporting the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team in the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Vogel works to advance the SciTS field by generating novel mixed methods research to better understand the unique processes and outcomes of transdisciplinary team science projects and initiatives in the cancer arena.
Amanda Vogel is a Behavioral Scientist with Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., supporting the Science of Team Science (SciTS) Team in the Science of Research and Technology Branch (SRTB) of the Behavioral Research Program (BRP), National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Vogel works to advance the SciTS field by generating novel mixed methods research to better understand the unique processes and outcomes of transdisciplinary team science projects and initiatives in the cancer arena. She also develops conceptual and theoretical scholarship related to efficient and effective processes in team collaboration in science. In addition, Dr. Vogel serves on the planning committee of the Annual International Science of Team Science Conference (2010-2014), and is involved with the Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program, where she is working to develop guidance for collaboration planning. Dr. Vogel provides leadership for the Team Science Toolkit website. In addition to her work in the SciTS field, Dr. Vogel provides leadership for a survey research project to examine the cognitive, emotional, and motivational factors that influence oncologists' decisions to offer cancer clinical trials to their patients. Dr. Vogel’s other areas of experience and interest include Community Engaged Participatory Research and Citizen Science.

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Wuchty

Stefan Wuchty, PhD

Stefan Wuchty is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Miami. He was formerly at the National Center of Biotechnology Information, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Stefan Wuchty is Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Miami. He was formerly at the National Center of Biotechnology Information, the National Library of Medicine, and the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the NIH, he led research teams that dealt with the computational integration and investigation of biomedical and disease systems, and continued his work on team science. Dr. Wuchty was a postdoctoral fellow at Notre Dame and Northwestern Universities, where he worked with Brian Uzzi and Ben Jones to explore the changing emerging patterns of team science based knowledge production. Through that collaboration, he coauthored two highly cited articles on team science, published in Science magazine. Dr. Wuchty obtained a masters degree in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Biochemistry and Bioinformatics from the University of Vienna, Austria. His doctoral thesis analyzed biological networks with computational tools.

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