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Elaine D. Eaker, ScD

Dr. Elaine EakerDr. Eaker holds a Doctor of Science degree from the Harvard University School of Public Health. Prior to forming Eaker Epidemiology Enterprises, LLC, she was a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University. She has also held the positions of Senior Epidemiologist at the Marshfield Medical Research and Education Foundation, Chief of the Cardiovascular Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Epidemiologist at the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Dr. Eaker has served on the American Heart Association (AHA) National Research Committee, the AHA National Research Program and Evaluation Committee, the Executive Board of the Epidemiology and Prevention Council of the American Heart Association and for five years chaired the Behavioral Science, Epidemiology and Prevention Study Committee for the National AHA. Click here for additional information on Dr. Eaker's background in the health care industry.

Dr. Eaker has recently been funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, to develop TalkToYourDoc, a commercial website to help improve communication and decision-making processes between health care providers and their patients on selected health issues. Click here for more information on the interactive tool TalkToYourDoc.

Alan C. Eaker, MBA

Mr. Eaker is co-owner and Business Manager of Eaker Epidemiology Enterprises, LLC. He is responsible for managing all business functions including planning, sales, budgeting, financial management and all non-scientific aspects of the business. Mr. Eaker developed the TalkToYourDoc business plan and commercialization plan. He was instrumental in securing and coordinating the beta test site for the TalkToYourDoc service.

Mr. Eaker holds a Master of Business Administration degree with emphasis on finance from the University of Washington. He has completed post MBA graduate studies in marketing management at the University of Washington and the Capital Planning Program for strategic planners at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business.

During his career at a Fortune 500 company, Mr. Eaker directed business activities including marketing, sales, operations, accounting, billing, construction, and regulatory affairs. He is now responsible for the business management of Eaker Epidemiology Enterprises, LLC and is dedicated to the successful commercialization of the TalkToYourDoc service.