We are thrilled to name Dr. Donald McEachron this month’s Man of the Month. Currently, he is a Teaching Professor and serves as the Coordinator for Academic Assessment and Quality Improvement for the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. We will all benefit from the work Dr. McEachron is doing. Below is a brief look into his work. We have no doubt you will understand why we named him Man of the Month after learning more.
Dr. McEachron’s background in evolutionary biology, neuroscience and chronobiology led him to connect with architect and lighting expert Dr. Eugenia Victoria Ellis. Together they have been investigating the impact of built environments on human health, well-being and productivity. They along with collaborators, such as Dr. Elizabeth Gonzalez and electrical engineering Master’s student Greg Yeutter, are developing methods of enhancing artificial lighting systems to provide a closer match to the solar day cycle. In order to fully understand why this is important you need some background on biological rhythms. (more…)