CHRISTINE MARIE ECKEL, Ph.D., is The Anatomy Professor. She is an author, educator, photographer, and artist.

In 2015, Dr. Eckel presented a TEDx talk about the value of human body donors in health sciences education. She is currently working on a book entitled, Bodies I have Known: Adventures in the Human Anatomy Laboratory, which is an extension of this TEDx talk. Throughout the book, Dr. Eckel educates the public about the human body as told through the stories of the hundreds of body donors who gave their bodies after death for the purposes of education and research.

Dr. Eckel has received several teaching honors, including an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award from U.C. Berkeley, a Teaching Excellence award from SLCC, and the Atlas Club award for Outstanding Teaching at WVSOM. She was awarded the Frank L. Christensen Endowed Fellowship from the University of Utah and was named the Betty Cook Karrh Endowed P.E.O. Scholar for 2004–2005.

Dr. Eckel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Human Anatomy & Physiology Society (HAPS). Her research is in the field of teaching innovation and educational outcomes research.

  • What is the purpose of dissection?
  • How anatomy helps doctors treat better.
  • How anatomy can tell us disease progression.
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