Jonas, Wayne B(oice) 1955-

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JONAS, Wayne B(oice) 1955-

PERSONAL:

Born April 10, 1955, in Twin Falls, ID; married; wife's name, Susan C.; children: three. Education: Davidson College, B.A., 1977; Bowman Gray School of Medicine, M.D., 1981; attended Wellspring Center, 1993-96.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Samueli Institute for Information Biology, 121 South St. Asaph St., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; fax: 703-535-6752; and c/o Department of Family Medicine, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814-4799; fax: 301-295-3100. E-mail—[email protected] and [email protected]

CAREER:

U.S. Army, career officer, 1981-2001, intern in family medicine at DeWitt Army Hospital, 1981-82, resident in family medicine, 1982-84, commander of 130th General Hospital, Dexheim, West Germany (now Germany), 1982-84, officer in charge of South Post Family Practice Clinic, Fort Belvoir, VA, 1986-88, staff officer and consultant to health promotion program, Personal Readiness Division, Office of the Surgeon General (Army), 1988-90, medical research fellow at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, 1990-91, member of research staff in cellular immunology department, 1990-93, director of medical research fellowship program, 1991-95, brigade surgeon, 1999-2001, retiring as lieutenant colonel; Samueli Institute for Information Biology, Alexandria, VA, director, 2001—. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, assistant clinical professor, 1986-99, assistant professor, 1999-2000, associate professor, 2000-01; also lecturer at other schools, including Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of South Florida, Wake Forest University, Howard University, and Arizona State University; presenter of workshops and retreats on healing traditions. Certified by National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Homeotherapeutics, and American Board of Family Practice; American Institute of Homeopathy, diplomate, 1984. New Creek Foundation for Low-Impact Therapy and Evaluations Research, cofounder and member of advisory board, 1994-95; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, coordinator of Russian exchange program with Moscow State University, 1994-95; Cochrane Collaboration Field Group for Complementary Medicine, cofounder and member of advisory board, 1994—; Cochrane Collaboration Group on the Quality of Randomized Clinical Trials, member, 1994-2000; National Institutes of Health, cochair of Methodology and Epistemology Panel, Office of Alternative Medicine, 1993, director of Office of Alternative Medicine, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 1995-98, member of therapeutic coordinating committee for Office of AIDS Research, 1995-97, cochair of Trans-National Institutes of Health Group on Religion and Spirituality, 1998; World Health Organization, director of Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, 1996-98; White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy, member, 2000—; Tai Sophia Institute, trustee, 2002—. Cancer Treatment Research Foundation, member of scientific advisory board, 1999—; Friends of Health, Washington, DC, member, 2000—; consultant or advisor to numerous academic medical programs; testified on approaches to bio-terrorism before U.S. House of Representative Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, 2001. Burgundy Farm Country Day School, teacher, 1989—, teacher at middle school, 1996-98, on-call physician at summer camp, 2001; Cooper's Cove Wildlife Camp, consulting physician, 2001; public speaker on cancer and healing, alternative medicine, preventive health care, and spiritual healing; presenter of poetry readings; guest on media programs. Mount Vernon Athletic Association, children's basketball coach, 1997-2000.

MEMBER:

International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, International Research Group on Very-Low-Dose Effects, American Academy of Family Physicians (fellow), Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society for Scientific Exploration (member of council, 2000—), Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Society for the Biological Effect of Low-Level Exposures, Fairfax County Medical Society, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Sigma Delta.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Military: Army Commendation Medal; two Meritorious Service Medals, one with oak leaf cluster; Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Other: Henry Clay Reister Memorial Award for Research, 1992; honorary gold medal, University of Milan, 1997; Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association, 2002; Meritorious Activity Prize, International Society of Life Information Science, 2002; grants from National Institutes of Health, Rockefeller Family Foundation, Borion Research Foundation, and Standard Research Foundation.

WRITINGS:

(With J. Jacobs) Healing with Homeopathy: The Complete Guide, Warner Books (New York, NY), 1996.

(Editor, with Jeffrey S. Levin, and contributor) Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (Philadelphia, PA), 1999.

(Editor, with G. L. Lewith and H. Walach, and contributor) Clinical Research Methods in Complementary Medicine, Harcourt Health Sciences (London, England), 2002.

(Editor, with C. Crawford) Intention, Healing, and Energy Medicine: Science, Methodology, and Clinical Implications, Churchill Livingston (London, England), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Complementary Medicine: An Objective Appraisal, edited by E. Ernst, Butterworth-Heinemann (Oxford, England), 1996; The Ecology of Health: Identifying Issues and Alternatives, edited by J. Chasworth, Sage Publications (Thousand Oaks, CA), 1996; The Education of Health Professionals in Complementary/Alternative Medicine, edited by M. Hager, Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation (New York, NY), 2001; Principles and Practice of Clinical Research, edited by J. Gallin, Academic Press (New York, NY), 2002; and The Role of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Accommodating Pluralism, edited by D. Callahan, Georgetown University Press (Washington, DC), 2002. Contributor of articles to medical journals and other periodicals, including Lancet, Military Medicine, Nature Medicine, and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Editor, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 1994-95; guest editor, Evaluation and the Health Professions, 1999-2000; associate editor, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 1999—, and Non-linearity in Biology, Toxicology, and Medicine, 2001—. Member of editorial board, Cancer Prevention International, 1995—, Journal of Scientific Exploration, 1996—, Forschende Komplementämedizin, 1996—, British Homeopathic Journal, 1998—, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 1999—, PDQ/CAM Cancer Information, 2001—, Integrative Cancer Therapies, 2001—, and Seminars in Complementary Medicine, 2001—.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research on information biology, toxicology, stroke, cancer, the biological effects of low-level exposures, homeopathy, spiritual and "energy" healing, placebo, and the effects of research methodology on outcomes.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of Family Practice, October, 2000, John Haggarty, review of Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, p. 955.

Journal of the American Medical Association, November 22, 2000, Alexander A. Levitan, Harriet S. Meyer, David H. Morse, and Robert Hogan, review of Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, p. 2649.