Science Management Team

Our research into clinical patient outcomes is backed by an extraordinary team of doctors and scientists. From their partnerships with U.S. MedSci to their individual research initiatives, their expertise is at the forefront at medical science.

U.S. MedSci’s leadership team is a talented mix of seasoned healthcare business executives and successful technology entrepreneurs – all backed by the expertise of some of the world’s foremost medical and behavioral health experts:

Lewis Jackson, PhD – Chief of Science

Dr. Jackson graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2011 with a PhD in Chemistry.  His dissertation at UK, entitled “Qualitative and Quantitative Determination of Acrolein and 4-hydroxy-2-nonenal Modifications to Proteins using Mass Spectrometry,” focused on early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease through complex analytical techniques.  From 2010 to 2013, Lewis served in the biotechnology sector, specifically working drug discovery from natural products as well as the analytical work associated with a phase I FDA drug trial.  Since 2013, Lewis has focused his talents on bringing cutting edge mass spectrometry methodology to clinical toxicology.  in 2014, Lewis received his accreditation as a CLIA laboratory director through the National Registry of Certified Chemists.  His research interests include bio-marker discovery work, mass spectrometry design and implementation, and the use of analytical techniques to track the pathogenesis of human diseases.  Lewis’ research goal is to bring bio-marker based diagnostic tools from the academic setting to the clinical setting where it can best be utilized by those actually treating patients.  When not working in the lab, Lewis enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs as well as swimming, biking, and running.


Dr. Robert Gatchel

Academic Titles: Distinguished Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychology, College of Science, The University of Texas at Arlington. Recipient of the Nancy P. and John G. Penson Endowed Professorship in Clinical Health Psychology, Clinical Professor and Director of Clinical Research, The Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Clinical Professor, Departments of Psychiatry/Division of Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Areas of Expertise:

  • Comorbidity of physical and mental health conditions
  • Etiology, assessment, and treatment of chronic pain behavior
  • Evaluation of stress management treatment techniques
  • Psychophysiological concomitants of stress and emotion

Biography:  Dr. Gatchel received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently the Nancy P. & John G. Penson Endowed Professor of Clinical Health Psychology, as well as the Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology, College of Science, at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is also a Clinical Professor at the Eugene McDermott Center for Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology & Pain Management, at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Gatchel is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Dr. Gatchel has conducted extensive evidence-based clinical research in this area, much of it continuously funded for the past 30 years by grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was also the recipient of consecutive Research Scientist Development Awards from NIH, and a prestigious Senior Scientist Award from NIH. He has published over 340 journal articles, 118 book chapters and has authored or edited 24 books. Dr. Gatchel is also featured in the Assessment of Pain, which is part of the APA Psychotherapy Videotape Series III, “Behavioral Health and Health Counseling