R. Gregory Lande, DO is a graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Lande joined the US Army and completed a twenty year career in recognition of which he received the Legion of Merit Award. Following his military service, Dr. Lande’s active professional career turned to successive state, federal, and private work at all levels including administrative, clinical, academic, and research activities. Dr. Lande specializes in adult psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, and addiction medicine. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Addictive Diseases and is a psychiatry and behavioral science clinical investigator. Dr. Lande is a past president of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine and continues to actively support their mission. In addition to his medical career, Dr. Lande is an independent history scholar. His interest in historical research focuses on the human side of America’s Civil War era and his latest book, Spiritualism in the American Civil War, is a continued effort in that direction.