SPEAKER BIOS

David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and Guggenheim Fellow. He is the writer and presenter of the Emmy-nominated series “The Brain” on PBS, as well as “The Creative Brain” on Netflix. In Palo Alto, California, he teaches at Stanford University, runs a startup neurotech company called Neosensory, and directs the Center for Science and Law. He is the author of eight books, including the international bestsellers “Sum and Incognito”, and his newest book, “Livewired”. 

Heather Berlin

Dr. Berlin is a neuroscientist, clinical psychologist, and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She explores the neural basis of impulsive and compulsive psychiatric and neurological disorders with the aim of developing novel treatments. She’s also interested in the brain basis of consciousness, dynamic unconscious processes, and creativity. Berlin is a committee member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange and AAAS’s Committee on Science and Technology Engagement with the Public. She co-hosts StarTalk with Neil DeGrasse Tyson and hosted a series on PBS and Discovery Channel. Berlin co-wrote and starred in a critically acclaimed off-Broadway show, and made numerous media appearances including on the BBC, History Channel, Netflix, NatGeo, and TEDx. She received her doctorate from the University of Oxford, Master of Public Health from Harvard, and trained in neuropsychology at Weill Cornell Medicine.

William E. Morgan

Parker University President Dr. William E. Morgan, former Chiropractor to Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House, has a long and distinguished career highlighted by numerous major accomplishments.

A pioneer in integrating chiropractic into hospitals, Dr. Morgan has been credentialed in five hospitals, including the National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. In 2015, Walter Reed recognized him with its highest honor for clinical excellence, the Master Clinician’s Award. Dr. Morgan has cared for Congress and the Supreme Court as the Capitol chiropractor for the past 16 years and has served the White House as a visiting consultant since 2007.

With an unparalleled career, Dr. Morgan worked briefly in Liberia, West Africa, followed by 13 years of private practice in California, then 18 years in Washington, DC, in military hospitals, and in the clinics at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, and on the sidelines of the Naval Academy Football team (which never lost to Army while under his care).

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Dr. Morgan has completed a 2000-hour fellowship in integrated healthcare. He is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management and has held adjunct faculty positions at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and New York Chiropractic College. Additionally, Dr. Morgan has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), helping to implement the VA’s chiropractic service while advocating for chiropractic research.

In 2011, Dr. Morgan was appointed to the United States Navy Musculoskeletal Continuum of Care Advisory Board – an entity created to address the prevalent injuries sustained by U.S. Armed Forces Personnel during active-duty operations. He also served on the Spine Subcommittee, which helps develop care algorithms for treating spinal conditions and determining the future of musculoskeletal management in the U.S. Armed Forces. A past member of the Board of Trustees for Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Morgan is also a veteran of military service.

Jay Shah

Jay P. Shah, MD is a physiatrist and clinical investigator in Bethesda, Maryland.  His research interest/expertise is in elucidating the underlying pathogenesis and pathophysiology of chronic myofascial and neuro-musculoskeletal pain secondary to active myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). He is especially intrigued by the processes of neurogenic inflammation, central sensitization, somato-visceral and viscero-somatic reflexes, spinal facilitation, limbic system dysfunction, and neuroplasticity. In particular, what role do each play in the initiation, amplification and perpetuation of spontaneous pain associated with MTrPs? 

Jay and his co-investigators have utilized novel microanalytical techniques that have uncovered the unique biochemical milieu (e.g., inflammatory mediators, neuropeptides, catecholamines and pro-inflammatory cytokines) of active MTrPs. These substances are associated with inflammation, pain, tenderness, central sensitization and intercellular signaling.  

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They have also used applications of ultrasound imaging to visualize MTrPs, measure their viscoelastic properties and the unique blood flow waveform characteristics of active MTrPs. Their studies have also identified objective, reproducible and quantifiable muscle tissue properties associated with MTrPs and have measured the objective effects of dry needling on these tissue properties.  

Jay has given many invited international lectures and hands-on courses for physicians, chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, osteopaths, and dentists, among other professional groups. His presentations integrate the fascinating and clinically impactful knowledge emerging from the pre-clinical and clinical pain sciences.  

Jay was selected by the American Academy of Pain Management as the 2010 recipient of the Janet Travell Clinical Pain Management Award for excellence in clinical care and by the National Association of Myofascial Trigger Point Therapists as the 2012 recipient of the David G. Simons Award for excellence in clinical research. 

 

Tammy Fogarty

Dr. Tammy Fogarty is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist with over twenty years of clinical experience. Dr. Fogarty earned her Ph.D. in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Dr. Fogarty’s research focused on improving the quality of life in breast cancer survivors by incorporating healthy dietary behaviors and restorative yoga. As a researcher, educator, and nutritionist, she is passionate about providing education to health and wellness providers to prevent and manage chronic illness.  

 

Dr. Fogarty is currently the Dean of Health and Human Performance at Parker University, where she teaches the Functional Nutrition program and oversees various degree programs. 

Richard Harris

Dr. Richard Harris is a board-certified internal medicine physician and pharmacist.  Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas at Austin for pharmacy school then pursued medical education at the McGovern School of Medicine in Houston.  Dr. Harris is a lifelong learner and completed his MBA at the University of Houston.  Dr. Harris has a client-centric view focusing on building relationships and trust through a comprehensive lifestyle medicine system. He currently hosts the Strive for Great Health Podcast, has several online wellness courses, and consults for several companies.  He is an avid reader, weightlifter, video game enthusiast, and author in his spare time. Dr. Harris also enjoys sports, traveling, philanthropy, church, and keto donuts.

David Seaman

Dr. Seaman is a chiropractor and has BS and MS degrees in biology/nutrition. He has been writing about chronic inflammation for almost 30 years. He wrote the first published scientific article about how diet can induce inflammation and promote pain. His articles about pain, inflammation, diet, and obesity have been referenced by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Harvard Medical School, and many other universities in the United States, as well as universities in Canada, Brazil, Europe, Middle East, India, Australia, Russia, and other Asian countries. He is a consultant for Anabolic Laboratories and has written several books for the general public including:

  • The DeFlame Diet (2016)
  • Weight Loss Secrets You Need To Know (2018)
  • The DeFlame Diet for Breast Health and Cancer Prevention (2019)
  • The DeFlame Diet to Stop Your Joints, Muscles, and Bones from Rotting (2020)
  • The DeFlame Diet for Immune Health (2020)

Brandon Brock

Dr. Brock is a clinician in Dallas, Texas, who works for Foundation Physicians groups, Erchonia, and Carpathia Collaborative. Dr. Brock received the most outstanding functional neurology teacher of the year from the ACA council of Neurology four years straight and two times from IAFNR. He also received the humanitarian award from IAFNR. Dr. Brock is also the honorable recipient of the prestigious Living Legacy Award from Samford University.

  • Doctoral Ph.D. Student, Texas Woman’s University
  • Doctorate in Nursing Practice: Duke University
  • Doctorate in Chiropractic: Parker University
  • Family Nurse Practitioner: Samford University
  • Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner: Duke University (Student)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: Hardin Simmons University
  • Bachelor of Science in Anatomy: Parker University
  • Global Clinical Research Scholar: Harvard Medical School
  • Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Fellowship Training: A4M
  • Global Clinical Research Scholar from Harvard Medical School