SummerDecker

Summer Decker, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Radiology

College Of Medicine Radiology

Director of Imaging Research, Dept. of Radiology, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
STC 7033
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: sdecker@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 259-8782

Education

  • PhD, Medicine, University Of South Florida, 2010
  • MS, Medical Science (Pathology), USF College of Medicine, 2008
  • MA, Bioethics and Medical Humanities, USF College of Medicine, 2007
  • MA, Physical (Forensic) Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004
  • BA, Anthropology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2001
  • BA, Spanish, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2001

Research Interests

  • Three-dimensional (3D) medical imaging and anatomical modeling, 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, educational technologies, craniofacial identification, Forensic Anthropology and Pathology, Medical and Research Ethics and Law.

Memberships

  • International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Association of University Radiologists (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (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 (Associate Member, 2000 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Decker, S.Ford, J.Davy-Jow, S.Faraut, P.Neville, W.Hilbelink, D. Who is this person? A comparison study of current three-dimensional facial approximation methods. Forensic science international. 229(1-3) : 161.e1-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23628365
  • McCullough, MC. Decker, S. Ford, J. Downes, K. Hilbelink, D. Ordorica, R. Hoyte, L. Hart, S. Third sacral foramina morphometry for sacral neuromodulation. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery. 19(1) : 23-30, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23321655
  • Komar, DA. Davy-Jow, S. Decker, SJ. The use of a 3-d laser scanner to document ephemeral evidence at crime scenes and postmortem examinations. Journal of forensic sciences. 57(1) : 188-91, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21939441
  • Davy-Jow, SL. Decker, SJ. Ford, JM. A simple method of nose tip shape validation for facial approximation. Forensic Science International. 214(1-3) : 208.e1-3, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21839596
  • Decker, SJ. Davy-Jow, SL. Ford, JM.Hilbelink, DR. Virtual determination of sex: metric and nonmetric traits of the adult pelvis from 3D computed tomography models. Journal of forensic sciences. 56(5) : 1107-14, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21595690
  • Davy-Jow, SL. Decker, SJ. Schofield, D. Virtual Forensic Anthropology: Applications of Advanced Computer Graphics Technology to the Identification of Human Remains. Book Chapter in "Handbook of Research on Practices and Outcomes in Virtual Worlds and Environment". : 217-235, 2011.