Doug Everett (Curran-Everett for publications) grew up in upstate New York and graduated from Cornell University. He later graduated from Duke University (MS in physical therapy) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (PhD in physiology). At Buffalo, Doug worked with John Krasney and enjoyed the privilege of knowing people like Leon Farhi, Suh Ki Hong, Al Olszowka, Charles Paganelli, Dave Pendergast, Hugh van Liew, and Hermann Rahn.
After a post-doc at Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Doug joined the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. With Doug Jones, he studied dynamic characteristics of the cerebral circulation using engineering and statistical approaches.
It was during this period that Doug developed science activities for elementary school children—these activities revolved around animal lungs and Möbius bands—and got involved with K–12 outreach. He remains involved with the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair.
In 2000 Doug joined the Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at National Jewish Health as a staff statistician. In 2005 he was promoted to Associate Professor and Assistant Head of the Division. He is now Professor and Division Head with an affiliate appointment as Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver.
In 2011, Doug was accredited as a Professional Statistician by the American Statistical Association. He considers this quite an accomplishment for a basic cardiorespiratory physiologist.
Doug has written invited reviews on statistics for the Journal of Applied Physiology (1998) and the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative, and Comparative Physiology (2000); with Dale Benos he has written guidelines for reporting statistics (2004); and he has written educational papers on statistics for Advances in Physiology Education (2008 to present).
Doug is delighted to continue his editorial relationship with Advances in Physiology Education, a relationship that began when he joined the Editorial Board in 2001.