Deborah W. Louda, Ph.D.

Deborah W. Louda

Associate Professor of Population Health and Social Medicine

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

BC-71, Room 145

p: 561-297-3622

dlouda@health.fau.edu

Department: Population Health & Social Medicine

Biography

Deborah W. Louda, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Population Health and Social Medicine at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Louda has conducted basic science research in the areas of cellular growth control and the development of metal-containing anticancer therapeutic agents. In addition, she has directed projects in chemical education including the creation of new activities to promote student learning in general chemistry and biochemistry. Dr. Louda has served as Director of the M1M2 Basic Science Curriculum at the FAU College of Medicine and has conducted research in medical education focusing on problem-based learning. 

Education

  • 1973: B.S., Chemistry, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1978: Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1978-80: Post-Doctoral Fellow, Molecular Biology, University of Miami, Miami, FL

Work History

  • 2020- Present: Associate Professor of Population Health and Social Medicine, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU
  • 2014-2020: Director of M1/M2 Basic Science Curriculum, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU
  • 2010-2020: Associate Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, FAU
  • 1988-2009: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, FAU
  • 1982-1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, FAU
  • 1981-1982: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, FAU
  • 1980-1981: Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry, University of Miami

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Chamely-Wiik D, Haky JE, Louda DW, Romance N, Goode ABC, Vitale MR: The effects of a university/secondary school partnership on the communication skills of STEM graduate students, International Journal of Science Education, Part B, 2019, 9(1): 72-81
  • Drowos J, Lizotte-Waniewski M, Louda D: Pandemic influenza: What if? MedEdPORTAL Publications, 2015, available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/10162, http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10162
  • Chamely-Wiik DM, Haky JE, Louda DW, Romance N: SQER3: An instructional framework for using scientific inquiry to design classroom demonstrations. J Chem Ed, 2014, 9: 329-335
  • Siegmann-Louda DW, Carraher C: Polymeric platinum-containing drugs in the treatment of cancer, Macromolecules Containing Metal- and Metal-Like Elements, 2004, 119-192, (Carraher, Pittman, Abd-El-Aziz, Zeldin, Sheats, eds.) Wiley, New York

Scholarly Activity

Honors and Awards

  • 2021: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Outstanding Lecturer Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2019: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Michael. L. Friedland Educational Leadership Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2015: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Outstanding Lecturer Award, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2013: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Dwight D. Warren Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2012: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Dwight D. Warren Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2012: University Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2008: College of Science Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Florida Atlantic University
  • 2007: College of Medicine Dwight D. Warren Award for Excellence in Teaching, Florida Atlantic University

Selected Presentations

  • Lizotte-Waniewski M, Louda DW, Caceres J, Markowitz S, Wood SK (2019). Student engagement in a holistic USMLE Step 1 preparation program. Presentation at the Southern Group on Education Affairs (AAMC) Regional Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Wood SK, Louda DW, Lizotte-Waniewski M, Di Corcia M, Goldman S, Schwartz M (2019). Enhancing student preparation for clerkships through student-led problem-based learning in the pre-clinical years. Presentation at the Southern Group on Education Affairs (AAMC) Regional Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Lizotte-Waniewski M, Iragavarapu-Charyulu V, Louda D, Wood SK (2019). Paving the way for success in the basic sciences for incoming medical students. Presentation at the Southern Group on Education Affairs (AAMC) Regional Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Lizotte-Waniewski M, Louda DW, Caceres J, Markowitz S, Wood SK (2018). A multifaceted holistic approach to preparing students for the USMLE Step 1 Exam. Presentation at the Southern Group on Education Affairs (AAMC) Regional Conference, Jackson, MN.
  • Wood SK, Lizotte-Waniewski M, DiCorcia M, Schwartz M, Goldman S, Louda D (2017). A developmental competency-informed approach to problem-based learning. Presentation at the AAMC Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Books

  • Biomolecules: Organic Compounds with a Purpose in Life, Louda DW, Thomson 2007 (with new editions in 2008-2010)
  • OrgoBONDing Activities for Organic Chemistry, Louda DW, Haky JE, Rezler EM, Thomson 2007 (with new editions in 2008-2012)
  • BONDing Activities for General Chemistry, Haky JE, Louda DW, Carraher CE, Huchital D, Romance N, Thomson 2007 (with new editions in 2008-2013)

Teaching Interests

  • Biochemistry (7 courses created)
  • Problem-based learning (~50 PBL cases written or edited)
  • Course Director (M1 Fundamentals of Biomedical Science)
  • Consultant for Nova Southeastern University, 2015- 2019, providing faculty development for problem-based learning case writing and facilitation
  • Consultant for Dominica Medical Board, 2017- 2020, providing review of medical programs at Ross University and All Saints University

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Address
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828