Her current academic focus is on teaching innovation (including integration of the medical curriculum) and educational outcomes research.

Dr. Eckel is the published author of four undergraduate anatomy and physiology laboeratory manuals that are published by McGraw-Hill Education.

Her most recent interest is in developing innovative teaching materials for the Neuroscience & Behavior Course at IUSM.


  • Educational Outcomes Research

Clinical Interests:

  • Integration of pathology, histology, and gross anatomy within the medical curriculum
Past Affiliations

Clinical Associate Professor, IUSM Northwest, College of Health and Human Services, Indiana University Northwest

Human Anatomy, Cell Biology, Allied Health
PhD, University of Utah, 2009
MA, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1993