Anne L. Westbrook, PhD
Primary Institution:BSCS Science Learning
Current SEPA Project
Dr. Anne L. Westbrook joined BSCS as a Science Educator in 1999. Currently, she is the principal investigator for the Diabetes Education Curriculum K–12 (DECK–12) project, which is funded by the National Institute for Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Through that funding, BSCS will be developing seven curriculum materials about type 2 diabetes for students in grades K–12. While at BSCS, Anne has worked on a wide variety of projects. She has served as principal investigator for a project funded by the National Institute on Drug Addiction (NIDA) to develop the curriculum module, Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Adolescent Brain. She has also worked on several contracts from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop modules in the NIH Curriculum Supplement Series. Anne led the revisions of 10th edition BSCS Biology: An Ecological Approach and third edition of BSCS Biology: A Human Approach. She has contributed to several projects that involve both print and multimedia formats. In addition to working in curriculum development, she has led numerous workshops and professional development sessions.
Anne’s primary research training is in the areas of neuroendocrinology and developmental neurobiology. She began her work in science education when she developed both a correspondence course and a laboratory course in developmental biology for The Partnership for Minority Advancement in the Biomolecular Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH).
Anne holds a Ph.D. in Biology from UNC-CH. She also did postdoctoral research at the University of Utah.