Understanding the Brain: What Drugs Can Tell Us
Rochelle D. Schwartz-Bloom, Ph.D.
Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom is a Professor of Pharmacology at Duke University Medical
Center and Director of the Duke Center for Science Education. She obtained her Ph.D.
from the Department of Pharmacology at Georgetown University School of Medicine
in 1983, pursued post-doctoral studies at the National Institute of Mental Health,
and then in 1986, joined the faculty at Duke. Dr. Schwartz-Bloom carried out 29
years of research in the field of neuropharmacology studying how drugs affect the
brain. In addition, she has 16 years of experience in science education research,
conducting studies nationally with hundreds of science teachers, and over 40,000
Dr. Schwartz-Bloom is also an avid educator--teaching pharmacology and neuroscience
at the precollege, college, and professional school levels. With funding from the
National Institutes of Health (NIDA and NIAAA) she spends much of her time designing
science curricula, developing novel educational tools, providing professional development,
and conducting student assessments. She has earned several national awards as a
Science Educator, and some of her findings have been published in journals such
To learn more about Rochelle’s science education resources for teachers, go to her
website at: http://www.rise.duke.edu
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Underwritten by the National Institutes of Health.