Bruce Wright, PhD
Professor, Foundational Sciences
Dr. Wright holds a PhD in physiology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. His postdoctoral training was at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He spent seven years as a faculty member at a liberal arts college in Georgia and then entered medical education in 2004, teaching at various universities in Nevis, St. Kitts, St. Eustasius, Dominica, Alabama, Tennessee, and Barbados, with the majority of his time at Ross University School of Medicine as associate professor, and then professor, of physiology. He has taught undergraduate courses including general biology, public health, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, majors biology and majors genetics and cell biology. At the medical school level Dr. Wright has taught in biochemistry, gross anatomy (including labs), physiology, and neuroscience. While he has taught the entire medical physiology course, most recently he has taught endocrine, digestive, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular physiology.
As a member of the American Physiological Society, he has served as treasurer/event coordinator for the Teaching of Physiology Section and was nominated for election as chair. As a National Member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, he has written and edited items for both Step 1 and shelf examinations. Dr. Wright has performed research in reproductive and endocrine physiology and hypertension, has published on medical school curricular design, and performed and published educational research including creation and validation of a new tool with which to teach and learn the cardiac cycle. He has served on and chaired many academic committees and was most recently co-chair of a task force to create and implement formative assessment across the entire preclinical curriculum at Ross University School of Medicine.