Eva J. Gordon, PhD serves as Vice President, Research and Client Communications at Private Health. Dr. Gordon has extensive experience as a medical researcher and science writer, with much of her career focusing on research in cancer and immunology.
Prior to joining Private Health, Dr. Gordon served as the Director of Clinical Research at the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation. She led the clinical research efforts of the Foundation in finding the cause of breast cancer, exploring the role of viruses and bacteria in breast cancer. Dr. Gordon’s research has resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications on the molecular mechanisms of disease. Previously, Dr. Gordon worked for Infinity Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA, where she developed an ultra-high throughput screening technology for the discovery of new cancer drugs.
Dr. Gordon received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her graduate work, she studied the role of carbohydrates in the inflammatory response and gained technical expertise in a wide range of laboratory techniques including organic synthesis, molecular biology, and cell biology. She continued her education as a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Medical School, where she studied how viruses evade detection from the immune system.
Dr. Gordon also has extensive science and medical writing experience, including as a writer/editor of a neuroimaging textbook and eight years of freelance writing for the American Chemical Society, reporting on cutting edge research at the chemistry-biology interface.
Dr. Gordon lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, Marc, a filmmaker, and their four children.