Pat F. Bass III, M.D., M.S., MPH
About The Author:
Pat F. Bass, M.D., is the Chief Medical Information Officer and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he also received his medical degree and completed his residency. Aside from his medical endeavors, Dr. Bass also shows strong interest in education and public health. At the University of Kentucky, Dr. Bass was rewarded a Master of Science degree in Instructional Systems Design from the College of Education. He also has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Bass’ passion lies in patient education and improving the patient experience with the current healthcare system. He does this by freelancing medical content, writing for About.com, reviewing work on Everyday Health, editing for HealthDay, and authoring a number of research articles for different journals. He has an expertise in asthma and he works to educate both asthmatics and parents of children with asthma on their conditions. He hopes that his articles and lessons will help improve their quality of life. In addition to working hands-on with patients, Dr. Bass researches how patients can work better with their healthcare professionals. He runs his research with the following two questions in mind: “What do patients need to know?” and “What do patients need to do?”
Carla Nasca, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral fellow of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in the laboratory of Neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University, New York. Dr. Nasca received her B.A. in Molecular Biology and her M.S. in Electrophysiology from the University of Palermo in Italy. She earned her Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Pharmacology from the University Sapienza in Rome, Italy, before moving to The Rockefeller University under the mentorship of Dr. Bruce McEwen.