Amanda L. Roby, MHHS, RRT, RPSGT, RST, is the director of clinical education for the BSRC and PSG programs as well as an assistant professor for the Master of Respiratory Care program at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH. Areas of research interest include healthcare management, respiratory care fundamentals, polysomnography, and higher education of healthcare professionals. She currently is the president of the Ohio Sleep Society Board of Directors, serves on the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care (OSRC) program planning committee, AAST Standards and Guidelines Committee, and is an active member of the AARC and CoBGRTE. Her experience as a registered polysomnography technologist and registered respiratory therapist leaves her with global understanding of the purpose of the respiratory and polysomnography professions. Amanda L. Roby can be contacted at email@example.com.
George A. Wistreich, PhD, F(AAM), was professor of life sciences and the former Chair of Life Sciences and director of Allied Health Sciences at East Los Angeles College, where he taught for more than 35 years. Earlier he had served as a lecturer at the University of Southern California Medical School and California State University, Los Angeles. In 1983 and 1989, he received a Distinguished Teaching Award and Outstanding Educator Award from the Chicanos for Creative Medicine and the East Los Angeles Alumni Association, respectively. Dr. Wistreich received a bachelor’s degree in bacteriology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a master’s degree in infectious diseases from the UCLA Medical School, and a doctorate in bacteriology from the University of Southern California. He continued his research studies with the aid of a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellowship. Currently, Dr. Wistreich is a Fellow of the American Academy for Microbiology, Linnean Society of London, Royal Society of Health, and the American Institute of Chemists. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 texts, laboratory manuals, study guides, and instructor’s manuals in the areas of anatomy, microbiology, physiology, sexually transmitted diseases, and medical terminology. He has served as Chair of Precollege Education for the American Society of Microbiology for 12 years and is a reviewer for Science Books & Films (SB&F).