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Jeffery L. Deal, MD, FACS, MA, FRSTMH, DTMH

Senior Fellow of Public Health

Address: Silcox 208
Office Hours: MWF 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Phone: 843-953-7291
E-mail: dealjl@cofc.edu


Author of four novels and an anthropology book on South Sudan, Dr. Deal recently retired from his position as Director of Health Studies for Water Missions International and is Senior Fellow of Public Health with the Department of Health and Human Performance.

He is a member of the London International Development Centre, a Fellow in the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He holds Board Certification in Tropical Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Otolaryngology-- Head and Neck Surgery in the US. He is also a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology.

A Land At the Centre of the World (Markoulakis Publications), his ethnography of the Dinka Agaar of South Sudan is now in its second edition.

In addition to writing fiction, his previous publications span the fields of microbiology, anthropology, and surgery. When not working in the field, he lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with his wife of forty-one years.

His patented robot, Tru-D, is being used around the world and in the US to reduce hospital acquired infections. Watch his TED talk on this topic at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M47LPayN99w&feature=youtu.be.


Education

  • Bachelor of Arts from Furman University - May 1977
  • Doctorate of Medicine from Medical University of South Carolina - May 1981.
  • Internship in Surgery - National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland - June 1981-July 1982.
  • Senior Medical Officer, 3rd Marine Service Support Group. Okinawa, Japan August 1982-July 1983
  • Residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery-National Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland - August 1983-August 1987.
  • Certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners - July 1982.
  • Medical License in South Carolina - #12384.
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons since 1993.
  • Member of the South Carolina Medical Association (retired).
  • Member of the South Carolina Medical Society(retired).
  • Clinical Instructor - Medical University of South Carolina 1988-2002.
  • Master of Arts in Medical Anthropology, University of South Carolina 2009
  • Founding Senior Partner Charleston ENT Associates - 1998-July 2006.
  • Appointed to the Practice Management Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery- May 1987-1992.
  • Tonsillectomy-Adenoidectomy, Study Group of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery - June 1990-1992.
  • Secretary of the Medical Staff of Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital - 1998-2000.
  • President of the Medical Staff of Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital - 2002-2004.
  • Board of Directors of Community First Bank, 1996- Present.
  • Board of Directors for Carolina Financial Corporation, 1996- Present.
  • Chairman of Carolina Financial Corporation Governance Committee, 20013- Present.
  • Member of the Carolina Financial Corporation Audit and Compensation Committee, 2010-Present.
  • Medical Director of the Akot Medical Mission in South Sudan, 2006-2007.
  • Sole Patent Holder for the Ultraviolet Area Sterilizer and Method of Area Sterilization.
  • President and Managing Member for UVAS, LLC.
  • Technical Consultant to the Abbott Fund, Muhimbili Hospital Emergency Department Development Project, 2010.
  • Medical Director, City of Hope, Tanzania, 2009-2014.
  • Director of Health Studies, Water Mission 2008-2015.
  • Contributing Editor to Anthropology News, 2012-2014.
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, January 2015-Present.

Courses Taught

HEAL 215: Introduction to Public Health

HEAL 230: Global Health


Publications

Books

A Land At the Center of the World: An Ethnography of the Dinka Agaar of South Sudan. Jeffery L. Deal. Markoulakis Publications, 2011. Paperback: pages: 310, 15.57 x 23.39 cm, ill. map. ISBN-13: 9780955747465.

The Second Coming, (novel) J.L. Deal, 290 pages, Global Book Publisher, 2003, ISBN-10: 1591098920

Toccoa: Secrets of a Small, Georgia Town. Jeffery L. Deal. Rivendeal House, 2013. ASIN: B004HB1WOQ

The Mark: A Novel of Dinka in the Time of War. Jeffery L. Deal. Rivendeal House, 2013. ASIN: B00H8X877K

Articles

Nasopharyngeal Rhabdomyosarcoma In An Adult With Intra cranial and Infraorbital Extension. Dellitalso AM, Weinstein ZR, Deal JL. Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal, 1986 Sept;65(9);45-9.

Unusual Manifestations of Arsenic Intoxication. Zaloga,OP, Deal JL, Spurling T, Richter J, Chernow LL, American Journal of Medical Sciences. 1985 May; 289(5): 210A.

Gastroesophogeal Fundoplication Improves Symptoms in Refractory Asthma. Zaloga OP, Chernow B, Chin R, Deal JL, et.al. American Surgeon. 1983 July; 49(7)403-404.

High-Dose Ultraviolet C Light Inactivates Spores of Bacillus Atrophaeus and Bacillus Anthracis Sterne on Non-Reflective Surfaces. Marie U. Owens, Michael O. Shoemaker, Gregory B. Knudson, Janet E. Meszaros, Jeffery L. Deal. November 2005, Applied Biosafety.

A Multidimensional Measure Of Diarrheal Disease Load Changes Resulting From Access To Improved Water Sources In Honduras, Jeffery L. Deal, Sylvia Nazar2, Ronald Delaney II, Micah Sorum, George Green III, Thomas Leatherman, Nicolaas Frans Gijsbert van Vliet, and Parker Wolf . Practicing Anthropology, Vol 32, No 1, page 15-20.

Torture by Cieng: Ethical Theory Meets Social Practice Among the Dinka Agaar of South Sudan, Jeffery L. Deal. American Anthropologist, December, 2010. Vol. 112, Issue 4, pp. 563– 575.

Mixed-methods Study Of Quality Of Care Provided Patients Boarding In The Emergency Department: Comparing Emergency Department And Inpatient Responsibility Models. Liu SL, Chang Y, Camargo CA, Weissman JS, Walsh K, Schuur JD, Deal J, Singer SJ. A. Medical Care Research and Review (2012): 1077558712457426.

Prevalence of intestinal protozoa in communities along the Lake Victoria region of Uganda. James T. McElligott, Christiana Naaktgeboren, Henry Makuma-Massac, Andrea P. Summer, Jeffery L. Deal, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 17 (2013) e658–e659.

Health Impact of Community-Based Water Treatment Systems in Honduras, Jeffery L. Deal. Journal of Anthropology, Volume 2011, Article ID 929860, 5 pages doi:10.1155/2011/929860.

The Day I Touched Jesus, Jeffery L. Deal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Volume 2, Number 2, Winter 2012.

Changes in Pediatric Diarrhoea and Infant Mortality Rates After a Large Scale WASH Program in Honduras. J. Deal, K. Check, and H. Chapman, H. Salguero. Proceeding of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough University, UK, 2015.

Success indicators and barriers to access: a study of community-based water management in Uganda. Check, K. and J. Deal. Proceeding of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough University, UK, 2015.

Patents

Ultraviolet Radiation Emitting Fixture
US 20150041679 A1
ABSTRACT
An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down. The device may allocate power to specific UV-C emitters so as to direct UV-C radiation more uniformly throughout the area, as measured by the sensors.
Type: Grant
Date of Patent: Feb 12, 2015
Inventor: Jeffery L. Deal

Instrument disinfector
Patent number: 9205162
Abstract: A disinfector disinfects an object having channels therein, such as an endoscope, by one or more light emitting diodes that emit UV-C radiation. The object, including interior channels of the object, is exposed to emissions of UV-C radiation. One or more light emitting diodes provide UV-C radiation to the interior channels of the object. Operation of the device through the channels is responsive to cumulative levels of radiation received by the sensor(s) associated with the light emitting diode(s).
Type: Grant
Filed: March 17, 2014
Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
Inventors: Jeffery L. Deal, David R. Deal, Philip J. Ufkes

INSTRUMENT DISINFECTION QUALITY METHODS AND DEVICES
Publication number: 20150190539
Abstract: Devices and methods for defining a data set, referred to herein as a signature, for a particular device having interior channels. A baseline signature is established for the particular device while the particular device is known to be in a decontaminated condition. After use of the device and subsequent decontamination of the device, a signature for the particular device is determined and compared with the baseline signature to verify that the latter signature is within an acceptable range.
Type: Application
Filed: March 16, 2015
Publication date: July 9, 2015
Applicant: UVAS, LLC
Inventors: Jeffery L. Deal, Phillip J. Ufkes

ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION EMITTING FIXTURE
Publication number: 20150041679
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down. The device may allocate power to specific UV-C emitters so as to direct UV-C radiation more uniformly throughout the area, as measured by the sensors.
Type: Application
Filed: October 8, 2014
Publication date: February 12, 2015
Inventor: Jeffery L. Deal

Disinfection device and method
Patent number: 8859994
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down. The device may allocate power to specific UV-C emitters so as to direct UV-C radiation more uniformly throughout the area, as measured by the sensors.
Type: Grant
Filed: April 23, 2013
Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
Inventor: Jeffery L. Deal

INSTRUMENT DISINFECTOR
Publication number: 20140271348
Abstract: A disinfector disinfects an object having channels therein, such as an endoscope, by one or more light emitting diodes that emit UV-C radiation. The object, including interior channels of the object, is exposed to emissions of UV-C radiation. One or more light emitting diodes provide UV-C radiation to the interior channels of the object. Operation of the device through the channels is responsive to cumulative levels of radiation received by the sensor(s) associated with the light emitting diode(s).
Type: Application
Filed: March 17, 2014
Publication date: September 18, 2014
Applicant: UVAS, LLC
Inventors: Jeffery L. Deal, David R. Deal, Philip J. Ufkes

DISINFECTION DEVICE AND METHOD
Publication number: 20130234041
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down. The device may allocate power to specific UV-C emitters so as to direct UV-C radiation more uniformly throughout the area, as measured by the sensors.
Type: Application
Filed: April 23, 2013
Publication date: September 12, 2013
Inventor: JEFFERY L. DEAL

DISINFECTION DEVICE AND METHOD
Publication number: 20120126134
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down. The device allocates power to specific UV-C emitters so as to direct UV-C radiation more uniformly throughout the area, as measured by the sensors.
Type: Application
Filed: November 23, 2011
Publication date: May 24, 2012
Inventors: JEFFERY L. DEAL, PHILIP J. UFKES

Area sterilizer and method of disinfection
Patent number: 8067750
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down.
Type: Grant
Filed: January 29, 2009
Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
Inventor: Jeffery L. Deal

C-band disinfector
Patent number: 7829016
Abstract: A C-Band Disinfector disinfects objects placed within the interior of the device by subjecting the objects to emissions of UV-C radiation. Multiple UV-C sensors measure UV-C radiation dosage to the objects and control the period of operation of the device, terminating the emission of UV-C radiation only after all of the UV-C radiation sensors have received a minimum predetermined dosage.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 12, 2007
Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
Inventors: Jeffery L. Deal, Philip J. Ufkes, David R. Deal

AREA STERILIZER AND METHOD OF DISINFECTION
Publication number: 20090191100
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer or disinfector is incorporated into a building structure where concern exists regarding the presence of pathogenic bacteria on environmental surfaces. Ultraviolet C (UV-C) generators generate UV-C that is directed to architectural partitions of an enclosed area. The architectural partitions reflect UV-C to kill pathogens in the enclosed area. The device transmits a calculated dose of UV-C from a fixture mounted to an architectural partition in the enclosed area. Once an effective cumulative dose of UV-C has been reflected to radiation sensors, as measured by the sensors, the device shuts down.
Type: Application
Filed: January 29, 2009
Publication date: July 30, 2009
Inventor: JEFFERY L. DEAL

C-band disinfector
Patent number: 7175806
Abstract: A C-Band Disinfector disinfects objects placed within the device by subjecting the objects to closed-loop emissions of UV-C radiation. UV-C sensors measure reflected UV-C radiation and control the period of operation of the device. In an additional embodiment, UV-C radiation is transmitted by fiber-optic cable to a particular area of an object to be disinfected. After the prescribed dose is applied, the fiber-optic cable is moved to a new area of the object, and the UV-C disinfection process continues until all areas of the object have been disinfected by exposure to the prescribed dose of the UV-C radiation.
Type: Grant
Filed: February 24, 2003
Date of Patent: February 13, 2007
Inventors: Jeffery L. Deal, Philip J. Ufkes, David R. Deal

C-band disinfector
Publication number: 20040009091
Abstract: A C-Band Disinfector disinfects objects placed within the device by subjecting the objects to closed-loop emissions of UV-C radiation. UV-C sensors measure reflected UV-C radiation and control the period of operation
9 of the device. In an additional embodiment, UV-C radiation is transmitted by fiber-optic cable to a particular area of an object to be disinfected. After the prescribed dose is applied, the fiber-optic cable is moved to a new area of the object, and the UV-C disinfection process continues until all areas of the object have been disinfected by exposure to the prescribed dose of the UV-C radiation.
Type: Application
Filed: February 24, 2003
Publication date: January 15, 2004
Inventors: Jeffery L. Deal, Philip J. Ufkes, David R. Deal

Ultraviolet area sterilizer and method of area sterilization using ultraviolet radiation
Patent number: 6656424
Abstract: An ultraviolet area sterilizer (UVAS) is mobile or stationary. The UVAS is positioned in a room, such an operating room or intensive care unit. Motion detectors sense movement, to assure that personnel have evacuated the space to be sterilized. Subsequently, UV-C generators, such as a bank of mercury bulbs, generate intense levels of UV-C. An array of multiple UV-C sensors scan the room, and determine the darkest area, or the area reflecting the lowest level of UV-C back to the sensors. A BASIC Stamp contained in the device calculates the time required to obtain a bactericidal dose of UV-C reflected back from darkest area. Once a bactericidal dose has been reflected to all the sensors, the unit notifies the operator and shuts down. By relying on reflected doses rather than direct exposure, the UVAS is able to sterilize or sanitize all surfaces within the room that are within view of an exposed wall or ceiling.
Type: Grant
Filed: September 19, 2000
Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
Assignee: UVAS, LLC
Inventor: Jeffery L Deal