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Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Jolie Bookspan


Jolie Bookspan, MEd, PhD, FAWM

UPDATED CURRICULUM VITAE
JOLIE BOOKSPAN, MED, PhD, FAWM
www.DrBookspan.com


SUMMARY

1. Research Physiologist. University and military laboratory research in
human performance in normal to extreme environments (subaquatic,
aviation, thermal, terrestrial, forensic) acute and extended durations, and
throughout lifespan.
2. Clinical musculoskeletal pain/injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Private and teaching practice. Develop and validate training and injury
rehabilitation and prevention methods used internationally by athletes,
military, physicians, and patients. Named "The St. Jude of the Joints: by
Harvard School of Medicine.
3. University and Post-grad teaching and direction. Anatomy and
physiology, environmental physiology, exercise physiology, statistics,
physical training, health, orthopedic and pain rehabilitation.
4. Technical writing: Medical textbooks and chapters, encyclopedia
chapters, health and physiology books, articles, technical manuals,
public information reviews, board exam review texts, grants.
5. Instructor. Scuba, swimming, life guarding, martial arts, first aid, CPR,
sports medicine, and yoga. Olympic trialst in swimming. undefeated fullcontact
fighter, Inducted to International Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of
Fame.
6. Founding director of world health programming. Fitness Programs
for Cunard Cruise lines in early 1980s, first to put fitness aboard ships.
Founding director , AFEM—Academy of Functional Exercise Medicine.
International teaching and certifying body for evidence-based advances
in functional exercise medicine, no-cost projects for community health.

EDUCATION

Post-Doctoral. Principle Investigator–Detection of Endogenous Gas
Phase Formation In Humans At Altitude. Institute For
Environmental Medicine (IFEM), University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Preliminary work to
titrate dose-response in altitude decompression sickness.
Wrote grant funded by Duke Medical Center.
Ph.D. Environmental Physiology and Exercise Physiology
Individualized Option within Biokinetics Research Lab and
the medical school. Temple University. Passed
comprehensive exams with distinction.
Internship Research analyzing oxygen toxicity and hyperbaric,
hypoxic, and hypercapnic response to rest and exercise.
Fellowship University Fellow cold immersion research. Appointment
awarded twice in two years.
M.Ed. Exercise Physiology. Temple University. GPA 4.0 of 4.0.
B.A. Temple University. Degree completed in three years, with
highest honors.
RESEARCH Statistical and research consultant to US Navy and Army aerospace,
warfare, and medical divisions.
Researcher, Neck and Back Pain Sports Medicine Center. Studies in
musculoskeletal pain and injury syndromes.
Statistical and research consultant to University of Texas Health Science
Center. Various projects including evaluating middle cerebral artery
blood flow during hyperbaric oxygenation.
Principle investigator, School of Engineering and Applied Science,
University of Pennsylvania, Computer automation of interpretation of the
Doppler signal in decompression sickness bubble recognition. Wrote
grant funded by the PADI Foundation.
Adjunct Research Associate, Temple University Biokinetics Research
Laboratory. Quantification of metabolic cost of non-shivering
thermogenesis.
Research Physiologist, US Department of Defense, Navy. Air Vehicle
and Crew Systems Technology Division Environmental Effects Branch.
Heat and cold exposures, primarily extreme cold immersion for pilot
bail-out emergencies, acceleration effects on cerebral oxygenation (jet
pilot G-induced loss of consciousness), and lower body negative
pressure (LBNP) effects on cerebral oxygenation. Extensive cold
modeling using the Wissler (Texas) thermal model.
Research Analyst, Institute For Environmental Medicine (IFEM),
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Data reduction of
oxygen toxicity research, computer analysis, and summary graphs. Strip
chart analysis of Predictive Studies Series: hyperbaric, hypoxic, and
hypercapnic response to rest and exercise.
Principle Investigator in fellowship research, Temple University
Biokinetics Research Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA Posture apnea
interaction during total body cold water immersion.
Grant research of ascent from shallow saturation. MRDC, Key Largo,
FL. NOAA Doppler monitoring (K-M scoring) of divers after saturation
at 16' underwater for 48 hours in a saturation habitat.
Research assistant: Effects of postural variation on the diver’s reflex.
Temple University Biokinetics Research Laboratory, Philadelphia, PA.

UNCLASSIFIED PAPERS

Bookspan, Comparison of Neutral Spine and Hamstring Stretch for
Relief of Hyperlordotic Lumbar Pain J. Medicine and Science in Sports
and Exercise, Volume 44:5 Supplement. 2012.
Bookspan, J. Comparison of Functional Lower Body Retraining and
Conventional Strengthening in Knee Pain Resolution. J. Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 43:5 Supplement , 2011.
Bookspan, J. Hyperlordosis Retraining Method Relieves
Spondylolisthesis Pain. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise,
Volume 42:5, 2010.
Bookspan, J. Hyperlordosis Retraining Method Relieves Lumbar Disc
and Stenosis Pain - An Unexpected Finding. Medicine and Science in
Sports and Exercise, Volume 41:5 Supplement, 2009
Bookspan, J. Identifying and Reversing Hyperlordosis as a Factor in
Lower Back Pain. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume
39:5 Supplement May 2007.
Bookspan, J. Ab Revolution functional core retraining relieves low back
pain more effectively than conventional physical therapy. Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 38:5, 2006
Bookspan, J. Functional Core Retraining Superior To Conventional And
Pilates Core Training In Remediating Low Back Pain. Medicine and
Science in Sports and Exercise, Volume 37:5 Supplement. May, 2005.
Bookspan, J. Detection of endogenous gas phase formation in humans
at altitude. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise Suppl. Vol. 35,
Num 5, May 2003 # 901, p S164.
Lanphier EH and Bookspan J. CO2 Retention and Nitrox Diving. The
Physiological, Medical and High Tech Aspects Of Recreational And
Scientific Diving. 10-14 November, 1996, Red Sea Medi-Tech, Eilat.
Bookspan J and Lanphier EH. Acclimatization You Don’t Want -
Carbon Dioxide. Immersed Journal of Technical Diving. Vol. I, Issue 2,
1996.
Lanphier EH and Bookspan J. Is Nitrox The ‘Way To Go?’ –
(recommendations on nitrogen-oxygen and helium-oxygen mixtures.)
1996. Proceedings of the 13th Meeting of the United States–Japan
Cooperative Program in Natural Resources (UJNR) Panel on Diving
Physiology, 23-25 October 1995, Miura, Kanagawa, Japan. Published
by JAMSTEC (Japan Marine Science & Technology Center),
Yokosuka.
Bookspan J. Seated Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP) and Its Use
to Alter Cerebral Perfusion. Internal report for Air Vehicle and Crew
Systems Technology Department, Environmental Effects. US Navy.
1991.
Contributor to Air Standardization Coordination Committee (ASCC)
Draft Advisory Publication 61041 Decompression Schedules and
Physiologic Considerations in Flying after Diving. US Navy for
Toronto, Canada: DCIEM, 1990.
Bookspan J, Paolone AM. Posture apnea interaction during total body
cold water immersion. Undersea Biomed Res Suppl abstract 1991; 18:
66.
Empirical Model of Temperature Response to Cold Water Immersion.
Prepared for the Air Vehicle and Crew Systems Technology Department,
Environmental Effects. US Navy, for the Environmental Ergonomics
meeting in Texas. 1990.
Bookspan J. Capability of Lower Body Negative Pressure (LBNP)
Experiments To Augment Acceleration Exposures. Internal report for
Air Vehicle and Crew Systems Technology Department, Environmental
Effects. US Navy. 1990.
Bookspan J, Bove AA. Comparison of proposed new sport diving tables
with navy standard air decompression tables using tissue m-values.
Undersea Biomed Res Suppl abstract 1989; 16:69.
BOOKS Bookspan J. Diving Physiology In Plain English. Undersea and
Hyperbaric Medical Society. Kensington, MD. Sixth Printing Revised
2006. Fifth Printing 2003. Fourth Printing 2001. Third Printing 1999.
Second printing 1997. First printing 1995. Spanish, German, and
Japanese translations in progress. 246 pages.
Bookspan J. Fix Your Own Pain Without Drugs or Surgery. Text of
sports medicine musculoskeletal rehabilitation for the provider and
layperson. Healthy Learning, Monterey, CA. 2006.
Bookspan J. Health & Fitness In Plain English, How to be Healthy,
Happy, and Fit for the Rest of Your Life. Healthy Learning, Marina, CA.
Third Edition 2008, Second Edition 2002., First edition, Kensington
Publications, New York. 1998.
Bookspan J. Healthy Martial Arts. Neck and Back Pain Sports Medicine
Press, 2006. Winner of the Black Belt Hall of Fame Readers Choice
Award.
Bookspan J. Stretching Smarter Stretching Healthier. Neck and Back
Pain Sports Medicine Press, 2006.
Bookspan J. The Ab Revolution™. Neck and Back Pain Sports
Medicine, press. Third Edition, expanded, 2007. Third Edition, 2006.
Second edition, 2003. First edition, 2002.111 pages.
Bookspan J. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Review For Physicians.
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. 2000. Kensington, MD. 220
pages
Bookspan J. Hyperbaric Medical Review For Board Certification
Exams: Certified Hyperbaric Technologist (CHT), Certified Hyperbaric
Registered Nurse (CHRN). 2000. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical
Society. Kensington, MD. 190 pages.
Bookspan J. American Board Of Preventive Medicine, Inc., Core
Content For Certification In Undersea And Hyperbaric Medicine For
Hyperbaric Physicians. 1999. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical
Society. Kensington, MD. 163 pages.
Bookspan J. Extreme Physiology. Text of environmental medicine
covering normal physiology of all body systems, and physiology of
desert, polar, mountain, and jungle crossings; aviation, underwater, and
endurance events. In preparation.

TECHNICAL CHAPTERS: PUBLISHED

Bookspan, J. Exercise, Conditioning, and Performance. In, Auerbach, P
Wilderness Medicine, 4, 5th & 6th edition. Elsevier. 2007, 2009, 2011.
Bookspan, J. Physiology. In, National Oceanic Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) Diving Manual, Diving for Science and
Technology: US Chamber of Commerce 4th Ed., July 2000.
Bookspan, J. Diving Physiology. In, P. Oliver and M. Williams (Eds.)
NAUI Master SCUBA Diver. NAUI: Tampa. August 2000.
Bookspan J, Fife CE, & Fife WP. Vascular Headache. In, KK Jain (Ed)
Textbook of Hyperbaric Medicine. Springer Verlag. 1999.
Lanphier, EH & Bookspan, J. Carbon Dioxide Retention. In, Lundgren
& Miller (Eds.) The Lung at Depth. A monograph for the series “Lung
Biology in Health and Disease” on lung and respiratory adaptation to
increased barometric pressure. 1999.
Bookspan, J. Carbon Dioxide. In, Tom Mount (Ed.) Encyclopedia of
Technical Diving. IANDT: Miami, 1997.
Bookspan, J. Things That Stings. In, The Divers Alert Network Best of
Alert Diver. 1997. p 35-40.
Bookspan J. Effects of Immersion at Rest. In, Ruoti, R. (Ed.) Aquatic
Rehabilitation. J.B. Lippincott. 1996.
Bookspan J. Decompression Theory In Plain English. In, Williams
(Ed.) The Best Of Sources. NAUI, California. 1993.
Borden GJ, Harris KS. Speech Science Primer: Physiology, Acoustics,
and Perceptions of Speech. Williams & Wilkins Company, Maryland
1980. Editorial assistant in preparation and proofreading. Wrote
technical glossary.

TECHNICAL CHAPTERS: IN PRESS

Bookspan, J. Physiology of Martial Arts. In, Maberry, Bookspan,
Borofsky (Eds) Ultimate Self Defense. Strider Nolan Publishing.
Bookspan, J. Fitness for Martial Arts. In, Maberry, Bookspan, Borofsky
(Eds) Ultimate Self Defense. Strider Nolan Publishing.
Bookspan J. Chapter on Osteoporosis, and Chapter on Thermal Effects
of Immersion. In: Women in Diving. Mosby-Jeppesen.

COLUMNS

Bookspan's Bullets. Science Editor, Vidocq Society Journal. 1997 to
present. Column of forensic education.
Healthy Diving. NAUI Sources Journal. Journal of the National
Association of Underwater Instructors. 2003 to present. Quarterly
column of science and health for divers.
The Fitness Fixer™ Column. Health Authority for Healthline.com,
information and search engine site for consumer health information.
Close to 800 articles, 2006 to 2010.
Fit To Be Wild Newsletter of the Wilderness Medical Society. 2002 to
2009. Quarterly column of fitness for wilderness preparedness.
Underwater USA Magazine, 1991-1994. Monthly column of underwater
and environmental physiology.
Skin Diver Magazine, 1991-1994. Monthly column of human
performance, nutrition, and conditioning.
Fitness Cycling Magazine, 1991. Monthly training and fitness column.
The Reflector, US Navy newsletter. 1990-1991. Monthly fitness and
health column.

EDITORIAL

Peer reviewer. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2000 to 2010.
Professional publication of the Wilderness Medical Society. Review
original research and clinical reports from scientists and practitioners on
aspects of wilderness and environmental medicine.
Science Editor. Vidocq Society Journal. 1997 to present. Co-Editor
2002-Present.
Scuba Diving Explained. Martin, L. M.D. Reviewed in entirety for
content and accuracy. Best Publishing 1997.
Travel Medicine Magazine. Book review of Scuba Safety in Australia.
March 1996.
Advanced Diving Technology and Techniques. Mosby/Jeppesen
Publishing Co., 1994. Textbook for advanced scuba diving classes.
Reviewed physiology chapter for content and accuracy.
Scuba Diving. Graver D.K. Human Kinetics Publishers, Illinois, 1994.
Edited chapters of a scuba diving textbook for content and accuracy.
Basic Statistics: Probing the Unknown. Chansky NM. Kendall/Hunt
Publishing Company, Iowa, 1988. Editorial assistant in preparation and
proofreading. Calculated and cross-checked equations and solutions.
Guest Referee. Aquatic Physical Therapy Report Research Committee.

ADVISORY

Vidocq Society Science Officer. International invitation-only forensic
society. 1997-Present.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Advisory and review
board for the Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant to
investigate a number of areas in oxidative stress and hyperbaric
medicine, headed by Dr. Steven Thom. 2000-2006.
International Academy of Functional Sports Medicine and Fitness.
Founding director, overseeing certification and accreditation.
COP-Safe, Inc. Board of Advisors. Program to teach law enforcement
officers to maximize effective control of violent suspects with minimum
of injury to officer and suspect.
National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide).
Training Committee. 2002 to 2003. Review of publications and policies.
Recommendations on training protocol for all divers for certification.
Philadelphia Police Training Bureau. Advisor on physical training
issues.
American College of Sports Medicine. Communications and Public
Information Committee. 2002-2004. Educational outreach to the
community on important areas of consumer health and personal fitness.
ACSM. Project Review Committee. 2000-2001. Internal project review.
ACSM. Media Referral Network. 2000 to present. Member liaison to
media to answer questions from reporters and editors nationwide related
to my areas of expertise.
Sub Ocean Safety (SOS). Board of Directors. 1994-2000. Board of
Advisors, 2000 to present. International project to bring treatment,
education, and intervention to third world areas with epidemics of
decompression sickness among the commercial diving fishermen.
Coordinator for the World DCS project, linking SOS with similar
projects in Europe and Asia.
The Air Aware Project. Lawrence Factor Company, Hialeah, FL.
Founded 1995. Co-developed international incentive program for dive
shops to quality test compressed air for divers’ scuba tanks, and
encourage diver awareness of air quality as an important issue in diver
safety.
National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide).
Technical Advisory Group 1991, and Board of Advisors 1994 to 1999.
Review of publications and policies. Recommendations to Director of
Education on decompression tables and dive physiology, and to
President of NAUI College on physiologic basis of swimming
assessments.
St. Agnes Hyperbaric and Medical Center. Board of Advisors
(Physiology). 1993-1996, White Plains, New York.
Extended Range Diving Organization (ERDO). Board of Advisors
(Medical). 1992-1995. New York, NY.
Beneath The Sea, Annual Expo. Trustee: 1995-1996. Rye New York.
On-line ScubaRT Science Officer. Genie Information Services. 1992-
1994.
On-line Scuba Forum Physiology Advisor. Delphi. 1994.
Personal Medical support to Christopher Reeve (before his accident)
host of the television series, “Today’s Diver” about scuba diving
around the world. Worked as scientist explaining effects of diving
underwater for the show, and private medical advisor to Mr. Reeve.
The Discovery Channel. Advisor for episode on survival at extremes.
Sitmar Cruise Lines. Los Angeles, CA.
Consultant in developing the entire on-board fitness programs for the
fleet of four sister cruise ships.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING

Temple University Center City. Philadelphia, PA 1996-2010.
Musculoskeletal rehabilitation, sports medicine, stretching for orthopedic
health, Thai boxing (Muay Thai), advanced kickboxing, yoga, functional
core training.
Temple University Ambler/Ft. Washington Campus. 1999-2009.
Stretching for orthopedic health, and functional core training and
abdominal use for posture and back pain reduction, and back pain
management seminars.
Thomas Jefferson Medical College. 1997-2000. Health, swimming,
kickboxing, and exercise. Consulted on orthopedic rehab. Philadelphia,
PA
Temple University Main Campus. Philadelphia, PA. 1988-1990.
Daily management of computer lab. Trained and supervised nine
graduate assistants serving as lab consultants. Taught computer based
statistics classes. Conducted faculty and student workshops on computer
applications, provided statistical support to faculty, maintained inventory
and usage records, hardware maintenance and security of micros and
Mainframe ports, and promotion of maximum lab usage by faculty and
students. Answered directly to Associate Dean
Temple University Center City. Philadelphia, PA. 1988-1990.
Consultant for micro and Mainframe lab. Taught Zenith micros and
IBM compatible software for word processing, data base, spread sheet,
and programming. Cyber, VAX, and Library Mainframe using Wyse-50
terminals and decwriter. Senator and Full Screen Editing. SPSS data
entry and analysis.
Temple University Main Campus. Philadelphia, PA. 1985-1987.
Taught three undergraduate beginning and intermediate aquatics classes
per semester, plus 20 hour a week research assistantship while
completing full time graduate program in exercise physiology. Taught
lifesaving, artificial respiration, hypothermia, P.F.D.’s, stroke and turn
mechanics, aquatic exercise physiology, elementary springboard diving,
and skin diving. Used video recording for student stroke mechanics
feedback in all classes. Conducted in-service C.P.R. certification classes
for graduate students in the Physical Education and Recreation
departments.
Escuela de Licenciatura. Guererro, México. 1984-1985.
Taught anatomy, physiology, and competition swimming theory to
physical education majors at a college for licensing professional physical
educators. Taught entirely in Spanish.

GRANTWRITING/FUNDRAISING

Director of Fundraising. The Coast-to-Coast Bike Tour. National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, Delaware Valley Chapter. 1987-1988. Developed a
four-rider, plus sagwagon 4,100 mile bike tour for the benefit of the
Multiple Sclerosis Society, riding from Seattle, Washington to Sea Isle
City, New Jersey. Developed ride, determined routing, wrote cause
statement, determined and contacted corporations for contributions of
money and goods-in-kind, designed logo and T-shirts, and developed
entire media publicity campaign. ProBono.
Grant Writing. Temple University. Philadelphia, PA. 1987-1988. Wrote
proposal for seed funds to launch a $300,000 scholarship program. Seed
money would fund grant writing and program support for acquiring
scholarships for minorities and women to the Sport Administration
graduate program in the Department of Physical Education of Temple
University. ProBono.
Designed “Celebrity Swim” National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware
Valley Chapter. 1981-1988. Annual $10,000+ fund-raiser. ProBono.
Coordinator of Volunteers. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware
Valley Chapter. 1986. Three day “River Spectacular” on the Delaware.
ProBono.
Director of Volunteers. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware
Valley Chapter. 1987. 150 mile Bike Tour fund-raiser. ProBono.
Volunteer. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Delaware Valley Chapter.
Various fundraising special events such as Read-a-Thon, Ugly Bartender.
1985-1988. ProBono.
Swim-a-Thon Director. YM/YWHA, Philadelphia. Developed and
administered four day trademark fund-raiser of the International
Swimming Hall of Fame.
Volunteer leader in fundraising. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Philadelphia,
PA. Developed, directed, and participated in successful coin box
campaigns. ProBono.

CONFERENCE DIRECTION

Conference Director. Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual
International Medicine and Physiology of Diving benefit symposium.
1994, 1995, and 1996. Philadelphia. Developed and directed entire
conference. Selected conference site, sent call for abstracts to selected
experts, recruited keynote speakers, received and screened abstracts,
developed panels, recruited booths and safety demonstrations. Coordinated
audio-visual needs, developed and ran special events. Applied for and
secured accreditation and various CME categories. Designed and printed
brochures, envelop stuffing and mailings, collected tickets. ProBono.
Conference Director. Dive Philadelphia Underwater Expo. 1994 and 1995.
Philadelphia. Selected conference site, sent call for abstracts to selected
experts, recruited keynote speakers, received and screened abstracts,
developed panels, recruited booths and safety demonstrations. Coordinated
audiovisual needs, and developed and ran special events. ProBono.
Program Director. International Conference on Underwater Education
(ICUE). 1992. Philadelphia. Complete program organization and
development for international conference. Selected hotel and conference
site, arranged discount conference flights. Sent call for abstracts to selected
experts, recruited keynote speakers, received and screened abstracts,
developed panels, recruited booths and safety demonstrations. Developed
and ran special events. Applied for and secured various CME
accreditations. Liaison with California headquarters and conference
director. ProBono.
Co-Developer of Tek,. Co-developed, planned, and launched the first
International technical diving symposium, Orlando, FL. Originated the
slogan "Talk Tek to Me." ProBono.

CLINICAL LECTURES/WORKSHOPS

International Black Belt Hall of Fame awards weekend. Annual seminars
in healthier training methods for Black Belt rank students. 2004-
present.
Temple University Center City and Ft. Washington campuses. Annual
seminars since 1995 in Medical Breakthroughs in Treatment of Neck
and Back Pain, and evidence-based innovations in Injury management
and Prevention.
Wilderness Medical Society International Meeting on Wilderness
Medicine. Snowmass, Colorado July 2002 to present. Annual
workshops: for physicians and health care personnel in evidence based
treatment and prevention of injuries, and healthier training methods.
Wilderness Medical Elective for 4th year medical students. Wilderness
Medical Society. Three seminars on diving physiology, and
baromedicine, plus sports medicine workshops. Townsend Tennessee.
Feb. 2006, 2007, 2008.
07.
Greater NY Regional ACSM Chapter. Three Quick Techniques for
Three Musculoskeletal Problems Mistaken for Aging. New York, NY, 2
December, 2006.
Special Operations Medicine Association (SOMA). Sports Medicine
Approach to Treating "Mystery” Lower Back Pain. Tampa Florida,
December 2005.
North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting in Philadelphia.
CoChairman, and presenter of Sports Medicine Approach to Lordosis-
Induced Facet Pain. Full day Exercise Therapy and Rehabilitation
Workshop. 27 Sept 2005.
Ground Rounds. Hahnemann Hospital Department of Anesthesiology
245 N. 15th Street Philadelphia Sports Medicine Approach to Facet and
Low Back Pain. 7 June, 2005.
Haverford College. The Ab Revolution™ for coaches and trainers: Coreretraining
and hyperlordosis reduction method 14 August 2004.
Wilderness Medical Society Travel Medicine conference Santa Fe, NM
April 2004. Five hour physician workshop: No More Back Pain in the
Outback.
American College of Sports Medicine 2002 meeting in St. Louis. Two
hour Clinical Lecture: Back and Neck Pain: Why Your Patients Don't
Get Better and What To Do About It—A Mechanistic Approach.
American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) Conference,
Charlotte NC. September 1999. Back and neck pain prevention/ rehab
for health care professionals, functional stretch for posture and pain
management.
American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) Conference
Rehovoth Beach Delaware. April 1999. Back and neck pain prevention/
rehab for health care professionals.
American Fitness Professionals and Associates (AFPA) 2nd annual
Philadelphia Health & Fitness Conference. Jan 22-24 1999. Crown
Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Fitness Factory, Willow Grove Philadelphia. Back and neck pain
prevention/ rehabilitation. Sept 19 1998.
MV Isla Mia Liveaboard Dive Boat, Bay Islands, Roatan, 'Diving
Physiology in Plain English' One week onboard lecturing on diving and
decompression physiology to divers and boat crew/diving staff. 21-28
May 1994.
MV Sea Dancer Liveaboard Dive Boat. Off Turks & Caicos Islands.
Sponsored by Peter Hughes Diving. One week onboard lecturing on
diving physiology to divers and boat crew/diving staff. April 1993.
Grand Cayman Island. Invited lecturer for one week on scuba medicine
and safety to top selected scuba instructors from the islands. Sponsored
by the Cayman Islands Watersports Association. 1992.
MV Little Cayman Diver Liveaboard Dive Boat. Off Little Cayman
Island. One week onboard lecturing on diving physiology to divers and
boat crew/diving staff. 13-20 October 1991.

ARTICLES

Bookspan J. Raising the flag: the question is - which one? Diver
Magazine, 1987 13. 34-35.
Bookspan J. The ears have it—management of swimmer’s ear. Naui
Diving Association News, 1988 January/February. 36-37.
Bookspan J. Marine envenomation. Naui Diving Association News,
1988 March/April, 13-15.
Bookspan J. Swimming’s most misunderstood ailment. National
Aquatics Journal, 1988; 4. 9-10.
Bookspan J. Why fins work, or propulsive lift and you. Naui Diving
Association News, 1988; September/October, 46-47,49.
Bookspan J. Are new protocols needed for aquatic rescue of spinal
injury? National Aquatics Journal, 1989; 5. 13.
Bookspan J. Decompression theory in plain English. Sources - Journal
of Underwater Education, Jan/Feb. 1990; 42-45. Reprinted in Alert
Diver May/June. 1991.
Bookspan J. The heat’s on electrolyte drinks. Reflector, 1990; July, 7.
Bookspan J. Why diets make you fat, fatter, fattest. Reflector, 1990; Aug,
7.
Bookspan J. Pool questions. Reflector, 1990; Sept, 7.
Bookspan J. Sit-ups, leg lifts, strength, and washboard abdomens: a few
surprises. Reflector, 1990; Oct, 7.
Bookspan J. The lipoprotein, cholesterol, and heart disease link.
Reflector, 1990; Nov, 7.
Bookspan J. Space flight, milk, osteoporosis, calcium, and protein - a
detective story. Reflector, 1990; Dec., 6-7.
Bookspan J. New Year’s thoughts turn to football and hangovers.
Reflector, Jan. 1991; 7-8.
Bookspan J. Answers to students most common questions. Sources -
Journal of Underwater Education, Jan/Feb. 1991; 49-50.
Bookspan J. What is a warm up and why isn’t it a stretch? Reflector,
1991; Feb, 7.
Bookspan J. A bone to pick: The untold calcium story. Woman Diver,
July 1991; 6.
Bookspan J. Neck deep in swimming myths. Men’s Fitness, 1991; July,
110, 112-113.
Bookspan J. Swimmer’s ear can plague divers but can be easily
prevented. Underwater USA 1991; September, 3-4.
Bookspan J. Sit-ups: Abdominal or abominable. Triathlete Magazine,
1991; October.
Bookspan J. Kind of a drag. Underwater USA, 1991; October, 34.
Bookspan J. Things that sting underwater can prove dangerous to divers.
Underwater USA, 1991; November, 35-36.
Bookspan J. How the waist was won. Fitness Cycling, 1991;
November/December, 34.
Bookspan J. Can scuba divers continue in the sport after a lung injury?
Underwater USA, 1991; December, 35.
Bookspan J. Don’t drink and dive this holiday season. Underwater
USA, 1992; January, 34.
Bookspan J. Becoming hot to trot. Fitness Cycling, 1992;
January/February.
Bookspan J. Divers must be kind to their backs. Underwater USA,
1992; February, 34.
Bookspan J. Dive reflex. Underwater USA, 1992; March, 34.
Bookspan J. Two decompression myths. Underwater USA, 1992; May,
34.
Bookspan J. Thinner sanctum: Why divers shouldn’t diet. SkinDiver,
1992; June, 28+.
Bookspan J. Cholesterol. Underwater USA, 1992; June, 34.
Bookspan J. Getting in shape — why bother?. SkinDiver, 1992; July,
48+.
Bookspan J. Sport drinks. Underwater USA, 1992; July, 34.
Bookspan J. Getting in shape part 2: How to get Started. SkinDiver,
1992; Aug.
Bookspan J. Nutrition Myths. SkinDiver, 1992; Sept.
Bookspan J. Halftimes are Real. Underwater USA, 1992; Sept.
Bookspan J. What does Aerobic really mean? SkinDiver, 1992; Oct.
Bookspan J. Is Oxygen a Feel Good Gas? Underwater USA, 1992; Oct.
Bookspan J. Ergogenic Aids. SkinDiver, 1992; Nov.
Bookspan J. Immersion Diuresis. Underwater USA, 1992; Oct.
Bookspan J. How To Get Muscles. SkinDiver, 1992; Dec.
Bookspan J. Thermoregulation in the Cold Pt 1. Underwater USA,
1992; Dec.
Bookspan J. Liquid Diets. SkinDiver, 1993; Jan.
Bookspan J. Thermoregulation in the Cold Pt 2. Underwater USA,
1993; Jan.
Bookspan J. What Does Warm-up Really Mean? SkinDiver, 1993; Feb.
Bookspan J. Thermoregulation in the Cold Pt 3. Underwater USA,
1993; Feb.
Bookspan J. The Five Great Stretching Mistakes. SkinDiver, 1993; Mar.
Bookspan J. Getting Out Of Shape. Underwater USA, 1993; Mar.
Bookspan J. Stumpers. SkinDiver, 1993; Apr.
Bookspan J. April Fools Diving Physiology Myths. Underwater USA,
1993; Apr.
Bookspan J. Bone Health. SkinDiver, 1993; May.
Bookspan J. Understanding Offgassing. Underwater USA, 1993; May.
Bookspan J. Rehydration. SkinDiver, 1993; Jun.
Bookspan J. Cardiovascular Disease. Underwater USA, 1993; Jun.
Bookspan J. Abdominal Muscles. SkinDiver, 1993; July.
Bookspan J. -. Underwater USA, 1993; July.
Bookspan J. Exercises for Divers Pt1. SkinDiver, 1993; Aug.
Bookspan J. Risks of Overweight. Underwater USA, 1993; Aug.
Bookspan J. Exercises for Divers Pt 2. SkinDiver, 1993; Sept.
Bookspan J. Decompression Questions. Underwater USA, 1993; Sept.
Dr. Jolie Bookspan 15
Bookspan J. Overdoing Exercise. SkinDiver, 1993; Oct.
Bookspan J. Why Does Oxygen Become Toxic? Underwater USA,
1993; Oct.
Bookspan J. Calculating Food Fat. SkinDiver, 1993; Nov.
Bookspan J. Diving Headaches. Underwater USA, 1993; Nov.
Bookspan J. Calculating Body Fat. SkinDiver, 1993; Dec.
Bookspan J. How Decompression Bubbles Damage. Underwater USA,
1993; Dec.
Bookspan J. What To Do About Body Fat. SkinDiver, 1994; Jan.
Bookspan J. Two Decompression Illnesses. Underwater USA, 1994;
Jan.
Bookspan J. Back Injury Prevention Part 1. SkinDiver, 1994; Feb
Bookspan J. Handling Diuresis. Underwater USA, 1994; Feb.
Bookspan J. Back Injury Prevention Part 2. SkinDiver, 1994; Mar
Bookspan J. Becoming Physically Fit For Diving. Underwater USA,
1994; Mar.
Bookspan J. Second Annual Stumpers. SkinDiver, 1994; Apr.
Bookspan J. Diving Physiology Myths. Underwater USA, 1994; Apr.
Bookspan J. Why Get In Shape? SkinDiver, 1994; May.
Bookspan J. Decompression Sickness Risk Factors Part 1. Underwater
USA, 1994; May.
Bookspan J. Components of Nutrition Part 1. SkinDiver, 1994; June.
Bookspan J. Decompression Sickness Risk Factors Part 2. Underwater
USA, 1994; June.
Bookspan J. Healthy eating for divers, Protein and Fat. SkinDiver, 1994;
Jul. 26, 44.
Bookspan J. Partial Pressure. Underwater USA, 1994; July.
Bookspan J. Healthy eating for divers, Carbohydrate and Fiber.
SkinDiver, 1994; Aug. 28, 45-46.
Bookspan J. Retinal Lesions - Doctors study bubbles’ effect on eyes.
Underwater USA, 1994; Aug. 20.
Bookspan J. All about sweat – what’s in it, what should divers do?
Underwater USA, 1994; Sept. 32, 52.
Bookspan J. Your main life support – the compressed air you breathe.
Underwater USA, 1994; Oct. 16-17.
Bookspan J. DAN column – Down to the waterline. Scuba Diving,
1994; October. 98-100.
Bookspan J. Three types of drag affect divers as they move through the
water. Underwater USA, 1994; Nov. 30.
Bookspan J. Physiologic facts for divers who swim to stay in shape.
Underwater USA, 1994; Dec. 28.
Bookspan J. Muscle spasms can cramp style. Underwater USA, 1995;
Feb. 44-45.
Bookspan J. Diver defenses against too much oxygen. Underwater
USA, 1995; Mar. 38.
Bookspan J. Dive Physiology Myths for April Fool’s. Underwater
USA, 1995; Apr. 24.
Bookspan J. DAN column – The great bubble hunt. Scuba Diving,
1995; May. 155-156.
Dozens in interim 1995-2002, not cataloged.
Bookspan J. Why fitness isn't working. Alert Diver, July 2002.
Bookspan J. A Revolution in Ab Fitness. Alert Diver, Oct 2002.
Bookspan J. How to avoid injury when working out. Bottom Line
Health Magazine. Dec 2002.
Bookspan J. Back pain, why? Part I. Alert Diver, Jan 2003.
Hundreds more in interim 2003-present, not cataloged.
Quarterly column of forensic science in The Vidocq Society Journal,
called "Dr. Bookspan's Bullets."
Quarterly wilderness medical column in journal of the Wilderness
Medical Society.
Monthly travel medicine column in the international magazine, Good
Morning Chiang Mai, published in Thailand.
Quarterly diving science column in NAUI scuba instructor Journal
Four-times weekly "Health and Exercise Authority column for
Healthline.com - "The Fitness Fixer."
Interviews in various magazines.

HONORS/ AWARDS

International Martial Arts Association, Humanitarian Award, 2010.
NAUI Hall of Honor, 2009. National Association of Underwater
Instructors.
International Martial Arts Association, Master Instructor of the Year,
2009.
USA Martial Arts Association, International Martial Artist Award, 2007.
Advanced to Renshi (Master) rank martial arts instructor, 2007.
Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, 2007.
Eastern USA Martial Arts Association, Martial Arts Readers Choice
Award, 2006.
American Red Cross Service Award for 30 years of distinguished
volunteer service, 2005.
Eastern USA Martial Arts Association, Martial Arts Pinnacle of Success
award, 2005.
Eastern USA International Martial Arts Association, Martial Arts
Woman of the Year, 2004.
Inducted to International Black Belt Hall of Fame 2003
International Black Belt Hall of Fame Special Recognition, 2003.
Inducted to Vidocq Society, an International Forensic Think-tank.
Inducted to Diver's Hall of Fame. Beneath The Sea.
Medal of Excellence for Education. Beneath The Sea.
Outstanding Service Award NAUI 1992
Outstanding Contribution to Diving. NAUI.
Outstanding Contribution to DAN’s Oxygen Provider and Instructor
Program. Divers Alert Network.
Outstanding Service Award for volunteer projects. National Multiple
Sclerosis Society.
Master’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Temple University.
University Fellowship For Research In Cold Exposure, Temple
University.
Outstanding Service Award, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Pennsylvania State Scholastic Merit Award.

SCUBA INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION

Free Lance Scuba Guide. 1980 to 1987, and 1993 sporadically to
present.
Philadelphia Sea Horses Scuba Club. Philadelphia, PA. 1985-1989.
Vice President and Chairman of Diver Education 1985-1988. Scuba
instructor of group and private classes, and specialty introductory
classes. Developed a member incentive program of continuing diver
education workshops for members including rescue, dive fitness,
oxygen use, CPR, first aid, stroke mechanics. Wrote educational articles
for newsletter. Lifeguard for pool sessions. Equipment purchase
coordinator.
Divers de México. Acapulco, Guerrero México. 1984 to 1985.
Scuba instructor and divemaster of resort course program for local and
tourist clientele. Taught in English and Spanish.
Cunard Cruise Lines. M.V. Cunard Princess Cruise Ship. 1983-1984.
Founding Fitness Director. Developed and taught comprehensive
fitness program- the first aboard cruise lines. Taught skin diving
classes, and led reef trips. Repair, maintenance, and inventory of gear.
Conducted all activities in English and Spanish.
Permanent Mooring Program. Co-developed and led dives to place
Caribbean boat moorings to prevent reef damage from anchors. Late
1970s through early 1980s.
YM/YWHA. Philadelphia, PA. 1979-1983.
Aquatics Director. Initiated and developed a scuba certification
program. Hired and supervised NAUI scuba instructors for certification
classes. Conducted Swim-a-Thon fundraiser to purchase equipment.
Inventoried and repaired equipment. Taught snorkeling workshops.
Free Lance Scuba Guide. 1980 to 1987.
SCUBA tour leader 1979-1986. Scheduled, booked, and led complete
trips and classes to the Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire,
U.S. Virgin Islands, Florida Keys, Jamaica, Cancun and Sea of Cortez.

CERTIFICATIONS/TRAINING/REHABILITATION/ INJURY PREVENTION AND SPECIAL POPULATIONS

AWLS. Advanced Wilderness Life Support. 2006.
ACSM Team Physician PreCourse, Medical care in boxing and the
martial arts. February , 2004.
Praxis Clinical Services. Advanced Technologies in Wound
Management.
POSSM (Phila. Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine). Disorders of
the Athlete’s Shoulder, Coursework.
AAHFP (American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals). Post
Rehab Conditioning Specialist.
AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates.) Certification in
Training Special Populations.
AFPA (American Fitness Professionals & Associates.) Certification in
Training Pre and Post Natal Populations.
ACE (American Council on Exercise). Exercise Considerations for
Individuals with Knee, Shoulder, and Back Injuries. Coursework
Parts I and II.
Wilderness Medical Society, Wilderness Dental Emergencies.
Red Cross. Back Injury Prevention Instructor.

FITNESS

ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine), ACSM Certified Health
Fitness Specialist .Previously Health/Fitness Instructor since 1991.
ACE (American Council on Exercise), Personal Trainer.
ACE (American Council on Exercise), Specialty Recognition-Strength
Training.
ACE (American Council on Exercise), Specialty Recognition-Flexibility.
ESA (Exer-Safety Association), Abdominal Exercise Specialty.
AAAI/ISMA (American Association of Aerobics Instructors,
International Sports Medicine Association) Advanced aerobics
instructor specialization–Floorwork choreography.
Temple University, T.I.M.E Advanced Aerobics Instructor Certification.
AAAI (American Aerobic Association International), Personal Fitness
Trainer.
AAAI (American Aerobic Association International), Fitness Expert
Instructor.

MARTIAL ARTS / YOGA

4th degree black belt (yondan) 2007. Instructor rank of Master. Shodan
black belt in Shotokan Karate, 1983.
Multi-year training in various forms: Muay Thai and American
Kickboxing, Shotokan, TaiChi, Balintawak, Judo, Wu Shu. Studied
in India, China, Thailand, The Netherlands, and the United States,
Ranked Black belt in Shotokan Karate. Former undefeated ring
boxer.
Instructor Certification with Thomas the Promise in KickBoxing.
ACE (American Council on Exercise), Specialty Recognition in Boxing.
Multi-year training in various yoga styles: Ashtanga in the United States
and India, Daoist in the United States and China, various Hatha
styles in India and Thailand.
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor, 500 hours of teacher training
and 5000 hours documented teaching.
AAAI (American Aerobic Association International), Yoga Instructor.
AAAI (American Aerobic Association International), Tai Chi Fitness
Instructor.
Massage - Certified in Thai Massage in the United States, and to Level 4
in Northern Style Nuad Bo-Rarn in Thailand. Studied TuiNa in
China, and Shiatsu in Japan.

NUTRITION

AAAI (American Aerobic Association International), Certification in
Sports Nutrition.
ACE (American Council on Exercise), Lifestyle and Weight
Management Consultant. Gold Certified.

AQUATICS

AAAI (American Aerobic Association International), Aqua Exercise
Instructor.
Water Safety Instructor, Red Cross (new method). Certified instructor
since 1975.
Lifeguard Training, Red Cross (new method). Certified lifeguard since
1975.
Lifeguard Training Instructor, Red Cross (new method) includes Head
Lifeguard Instructor and Waterfront Lifeguard Instructor
Canoeing, Red Cross.

SCUBA DIVING

NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors). Scuba
Instructor.
CMAS (Conféderation Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques). Three
Star Instructor.
NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors). Rescue Diver
Instructor.
Hyperbaric Chamber Operations. Ocean Divers International. Key
Largo, FL
MRDC (Marine Resources Development Center). Aquanaut-Habitat
Diver
NASAR (National Association of Search and Rescue). Oxygen
Administration and Field Management of Scuba Diving Accidents.

HEALTH/SAFETY

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-M), Pennsylvania State DOT
(Department of Transportation.) Certified since 1975.
CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Red Cross (new method). Certified
instructor since 1975.
Adult CPR-AED-MAST Instructor, Red Cross.
Community First Aid and Safety Instructor (new method), Red Cross.
Standard First Aid, Red Cross.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American College of Sports Medicine
Wilderness Medical Society
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
American Council



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Articles by Dr. Bookspan on our web site:

MANY ARE COLD BUT FEW ARE FROZEN:
ANOTHER LOOK AT HYPOTHERMIA

36 Myths Common to Diving Physiology

Acclimatization to CO2
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Cold Acclimatization
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No More Back Pain
   Back Pain, II
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