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Summer J. Decker, PH.D.

Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE RADIOLOGY

Assistant Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE RADIOLOGY

Director of Imaging Research, Dept. of Radiology, Morsani College of Medicine

Assistant Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE SURGERY

Assistant Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & CELL BIOLOGY

Assistant Professor, PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION SCIENCES

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Contacts
Email: sdecker@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 259-8782
Office: STC, 7033
Mailing address 2 Tampa General Circle STC 7033
Tampa, FL 33606
 
Education
  • PhD, Medicine, University Of South Florida, Tampa, United States - 2010.
  • MS, Medical Science (Pathology), USF College of Medicine, USA - 2008.
  • MA, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, USF College of Medicine, USA - 2007.
  • MA, Physical (Forensic) Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA - 2004.
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA - 2001.
  • BA, Spanish, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA - 2001.
 
 
Research Summary

Three-dimensional (3D) medical imaging and anatomical modeling, biomedical engineering, rapid prototyping, 3D geometric morphometric analysis, experimental radiology, medical device development. Applied virtual anatomy/anthropology, forensic radiology/imaging, Virtopsy (virtual autopsy), surgical simulation and training, craniofacial identification, Forensic Anthropology and Pathology, Medical and Research Ethics and Law.

 
Links

Lab Link:  www.health.usf.edu/medicine/radiology


Selected Publications

Positions Held

Memberships
  • National Academy of Inventors (Member, 2016 - Present)
  • Association of University Radiologists (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Radiological Society of North America (Member, 2008 - Present)
  • Sigma Xi: The Science Research Society (Associate Member, 2003 - Present)
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Member, 2000 - Present)


Awards/Honors
  • 2014 Dean's Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence (USF Morsani College of Medicine - 2014)


Patents & Licensing
  • CUSTOM REDUCTION SPLINT FOR EDENTULOUS PATIENTS (Decker, Ford, Ching - 2015)


Lectures
  • "Keynote Speaker: From the Outside Looking In: Transitions in Medical Research" University of Tampa Scientific Research Day. FL, United States - 2014.
  • "Virtual Technologies and Forensic Medicine" Steinbrenner High School. FL, United States - 2012.
  • "Distinguished Lecture Series: The Human in 3D: Advances in Morphometric Analyses" Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. PA, United States - 2011.
  • "Behind CSI: The REAL Forensic Sciences" Lake Gibson High School. FL, United States - 2011.
  • "Behind CSI: The REAL Forensic Sciences" Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. MN, United States - 2010.
  • "Virtual Anatomy in Clinical Medicine" LSU Medical School. LA, United States - 2009.
  • "Introduction to Craniometrics" Liverpool John Moores University. United Kingdom - 2009.

Profile last modified on 04/08/2016