Supporting Presenters

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Michael Baiocchi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Stanford University

Jessica Moreau, PhD, MPH 

Research Health Scientist, CSHIIP

VA Greater Los Angeles

Diane Fairclough, DrPH, is a Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her doctoral degree in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina and has held appointments at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, AMC Cancer Research Center and the University of Colorado Denver. She is a Past President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research and the 2012 recipient of their President's Award for her contribution to the field and the society. Her primary research interest is Quality of Life, outcomes in palliative/hospice care, and psychosocial sequelae of cancer and its therapy in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Fairclough's statistical research interests include the analysis of longitudinal studies with non-random missing data due to disease morbidity or mortality. She has over 200 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of Design and Analysis of Quality of Life Studies in Clinical Trials, 2nd edition (2010).

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Division of General Internal Medicine. A practicing internist, health services researcher and philosopher, Dr. DeCamp employs both empirical and conceptual methods to identify and solve cutting edge problems at the interface of health care, policy and bioethics. Special emphases of his research include engaging patients in health care organizational decision-making, ethical issues in the use of social media, "Big Data," and global health (with a focus on short-term global health ethics?).

Jessica L. Moreau, PhD (Princeton, 2011), MPH (UCLA, 2012), is a medical anthropologist and core investigator at the VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy (CSHIIP) at VA Greater Los Angeles. Her research interests include women’s health, implementation science, and quality improvement. Dr. Moreau specializes in rigorous qualitative methods including qualitative and mixed method study design and rapid methods for data collection and analysis. In her role as CSHIIP Qualitative Methods Group Lead, Dr. Moreau provides expert consulting on study design and grant development to center investigators, mentors junior investigators, and conducts workshops on qualitative methods

Professor Baiocchi, PhD, is an interventional-statistician, creating interventions and the means for analyzing them. He specializes in creating simple, easy to understand statistical methodologies for getting reliable results out of messy data and messy situations

Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD*

Assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, UC San Diego

Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmD is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the School of Medicine, University of California San Diego where she also serves as the co-Director of the UC San Diego D&I Science Center. Dr. Rabin serves as the co-lead of the Implementation Core for the Triple Aim QUERI Program for Denver VA and an Implementation Scientist at the Center of Excellence in Stress and Mental Health at the San Diego VA. She is a member of the ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Science Program at the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on dissemination and implementation (D&I) of evidence-based interventions, adaptations, measurement, and the evaluation and development of interactive, web-based interventions and tools with a special emphasis on tools that can support planning for D&I interventions. She designed and developed a number of web-based resources including the D&I Models in Research and Practice (www.dissemination-implementation.org) websites.

Dr. Holtrop is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine and Associate Director and Senior Implementation Scientist with the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She also is a Senior Scientific Advisor for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for dissemination and implementation science and primary care research.

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Krithika Suresh is a research assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her MMath in Biostatistics from the University of Waterloo, and her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include survival analysis, longitudinal data, joint modeling, and prediction models, with applications in cancer research and other health outcomes.

Dr. John Rice is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health. He received his MSPH in Biostatistics from Emory University in 2010, and his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2015, where his dissertation focused on statistical methods for cancer research. He completed postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester in 2017, where he worked in the areas of HIV testing behavior and cardiovascular outcomes, prior to joining the faculty at UC Denver. His research interests include longitudinal data analysis, recurrent events, and semiparametric regression methods for binary and sem​icontinuous outcomes data.

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Erin Chaussee, MS, PhDc

Senior Professional Research Assistant, Biostatistician

Kate Ytell, MPH

Professional Research Assistant

Kate works as a PRA for the D2V initiative, where she supports various research and evaluation efforts including the Stakeholder Engagement Core and the Post-Acute Care Research and Team Science group. Her research interests include refugee health, culturally effective research, and stakeholder engagement.

Dr. Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine. She earned her BS in Communication Disorders from Boston University, an MS in Speech-Language Pathology, an MPH with a Health Policy and Systems Concentration, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Morris serves as a qualitative and mixed methods expert on multiple health services research studies. She has worked across a multitude of clinical areas and is particularly interested in employing qualitative methodologies and methods to engage key stakeholders in identifying and addressing disparities in care experienced by vulnerable populations. In her own research, she aims to identify and address provider- and organization-level factors that contribute to healthcare disparities experienced by patients with disabilities. She is the founder and director of the national Learning Collaborative to Address Disability Equity in HealthcaRe (LEADERs).

Don Nease is the Vice Chair for Community in Family Medicine, and Director of the Community Engagement and Research for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Dr. Nease’s work is dedicated to improving health from the level of individual doctor-patient interactions to community and population-based interventions. His research is conducted largely within communities and their primary care practices, most notably in the areas of Chronic Illness and Systems Change. Don received both his B.A. and M.D. degrees at the University of Kansas. He did his Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina/Department of Family Medicine and a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina. ​

Erin joined the ACCORDS Biostatistics and Analytics Core in 2014. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Biostatistics & Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research is in cluster randomized trials with a focus on stepped wedge designs.

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Marilyn Coors, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Melinda Davis, PhD

Assistant Director, Oregon Practice-Based Research Network

Dr. Morse earned his Ph.D. in Technology, Media, and Society from the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. A Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology was obtained before finishing his terminal degree. His current academic interests include user experience (UX) research, human-centered design, mHealth, qualitative research design, qualitative methods, ethnography, community engagement, and collaborative video development.

Dr. Battaglia has a background in health services research, D&I of interventions in routine clinical practice and mixed methods analyses. She is the Principal Investigator of two VA QUERI programs and the Designing for Dissemination and Implementation Training Hub. Battaglia is a Professor with the CU School of Public Health and Faculty/Program Administrator for the LEADS Program in the School of Medicine. Dr. Battaglia is Director of the HSR PhD Program and a Nurse Researcher at the Denver VA for the Colorado Research to Improve Care Coordination Program. She received her PhD in Clinical Sciences/HSR from the University of Denver.

Marilyn E. Coors is Associate Professor of Bioethics at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She holds a Ph.D. in bioethics, and the ethical issues in clinical genetics and genetic research are the foci of her research, teaching and professional service. As the Director of Research Ethics for the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute, she is directly involved in research ethics consultation and cross-disciplinary ethics education.

Tisha Felder, PhD, MSW

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of South Carolina

Melinda Davis, PhD, is Associate Director for the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and OHSU-PSU School of Public Health. Dr. Davis is a participatory implementation scientist who collaborates with patient, community, and health system partners to identify and address health disparities in rural and underserved populations.

Dr. Davis was the recipient of an Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institutional K12 and is in the final year of her National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Science, and Population Science Career Development Award (K07). Dr. Davis leads a portfolio of research and technical assistance contracts funded by federal and regional partners – including an NCI funded cancer moonshot award under the ACCSIS (accelerating Colorectal Cancer Screening and follow-up through Implementation Science) program to implement mailed FIT and patient navigation in rural settings and an AHRQ funded R18 to help primary care practices address patients’ unhealthy alcohol use.

Dr. Davis conducts her work in ORPRN, often in partnership with the Community Health Advocacy and Research Alliance (CHARA), Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), and other state and national partners. Dr. Davis brings topical (cancer prevention & control, practice facilitation) and methodologic expertise (qualitative, mixed-methods, participatory research, implementation science) to these interdisciplinary collaborations. 

Dr. Mould-Millman is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado, and a Senior Investigator of Global Health. He is federally-funded physician-investigator with expertise in global emergency medicine and prehospital care systems. He is a researcher and a program implementer who leverages D&I and pragmatic research to improve delivery of emergency and trauma care, predominantly in resource-limited settings internationally.

Dr. Tisha Felder is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of South Carolina (USC). She is also Core Faculty in the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the USC Arnold School of Public Health. Dr. Felder received her PhD in behavioral sciences from the University of Texas School of Public Health and MSW from the University of Michigan. Her current research interests include achieving racial and socioeconomic equity in health, enhancing diversity in biomedical science, mixed methods research and multi-level interventions.

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Dr. Pyle is the Director of the Child Health Research Biostatistics Core at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She collaborates with investigators on research mainly related to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes, helping them design and conduct rigorous research protocols, with a particular focus on clinical trials and longitudinal observational studies.

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L. Miriam Dickinson, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, adjunct professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, a senior biostatistician in the Biostatistics Core of the ACCORDS Center for health outcomes research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and Senior Scientist for the National Research Network of the American Academy of Family Physicians. With post-doctoral training in health services research and a PhD in biostatistics, she brings a strong methodological background to inform study design and apply rigorous methods and innovative approaches to practice-based research, study design, covariate constrained randomization, and the application of complex analytic methodologies to the challenges associated with cluster randomized pragmatic trials and stepped wedge trials. She has many years of experience as lead methodologist/evaluator and co-investigator on numerous federally funded grants focused on research in practice-based and community settings, as well as serving as PI on an NIMH R03 grant to use multilevel modeling to examine contextual effects on depression process of care in primary care practices.

Particular areas of interest include designing and evaluating pragmatic trials, and a general focus on underserved populations, chronic disease, behavioral health, and immunization.

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Julie Ressalam, MPH

Senior Research Coordinator,

Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Julie is the Senior Research Coordinator for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and a project manager for the Data Science to Patient Value Initiative's Stakeholder Engagement and Governance Core. She holds a Masters of Public Health and her work is at the intersection of public health, bioethics, and community engagement. Julie is currently working on projects including measuring the impact of medical aid in dying laws in Colorado on physicians, understanding physician's attitudes towards people with disabilities, and creating a stakeholder engagement toolkit for healthcare researchers.

Ian Graham, PhD

Professor, University of Ottawa

Christina Hester, PhD, MPH

Director of Research, American Academy of Family Physicians

Ian Graham, PhD, FCAHS, FNYAM, FRSC is a Professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa and a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Practice-Changing Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. From 2006 to 2012 he was seconded to the position of Vice President of Knowledge Translation at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His research program focuses on understanding how engaging patients and other stakeholders in the research process (known as integrated knowledge translation) works and the impact it produces. He is co-originator of the Ottawa Model of Research Use; the Practice Guideline Evaluation and Adaptation Cycle; the Knowledge to Action framework; CAN-IMPLEMENT, and a founding member of the international ADAPTE collaboration.

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Hester is the Research Director of the American Academy of Family Physicians' National Research Network. Through the AAFP NRN, she leads practice-based research projects in primary care practice settings on a broad spectrum of topics and has led several large projects in primary care clinical and community settings.

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Cara Lewis, PhD

Associate Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Dr. Cara C. Lewis is a clinical psychologist, associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and affiliate faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. She is Past President of the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration and co-founding Editor-in-Chief of the proposed SIRC journal. Her research focuses on advancing pragmatic and rigorous measures and methods for implementation science and practice, and informing tailored implementation of evidence based practices. She is also a Beck Scholar with expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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Gregory A. Aarons, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Calfiornia San Diego

Gregory Aarons, PhD is a clinical and organizational psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, Co-Director of the UCSD Dissemination and Implementation Science Center (UCSD-DISC) and Director of the Child and Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC). He is co-developer of the Exploration, Preparation, Implementation, Sustainment (EPIS) framework (https://episframework.com) and developer of the Leadership and organizational Change for Implementation strategy (https://implementationleadership.com). Dr. Aarons has published over 230 peer-reviewed papers. His work has been featured in policy reports from the Institute of Medicine including “New Directions in Child Abuse and Neglect Research” and “Psychosocial Interventions of Mental and Substance Use Disorders.”

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Liz Salmi, A.S.

Project Lead, Patient-Researcher

Liz Salmi is a former punk rock drummer turned brain cancer patient who now co-leads the Brain Cancer Quality of Life Collaborative. Established with support from PCORI in 2017, the Brain Cancer Quality of Life Collaborative has a mission to meaningfully engage diverse stakeholders (including patients and care partners) in the prioritization, design, and conduct of research that improves the quality of life for people with malignant brain tumors. In addition to the collaborative, Liz is now Senior Strategist of Research Dissemination for OpenNotes at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Carter Sevick, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant, Data Analyst

Dr. Juarez-Colunga is an assistant professor in the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her BS in Applied Mathematics and MSc in Statistics in Mexico, and her doctoral degree in Statistics from Simon Fraser University in Canada. Elizabeth’s areas of expertise and interest include: (i) analysis of data with dependencies at different levels including longitudinal and clustered data, which builds upon generalized linear and nonlinear mixed models, (ii) analysis of repeated events data such as pulmonary exacerbations, which evolve as extension of survival analysis methods, (iii) joint modeling of multiple outcomes, and (iv) analysis of observational data. She has been involved in the design and analysis of several health outcomes research studies, including for instance, the The Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network (SAFTINet) project, a pragmatic trial to assist weight loss in a low-income population, and several observational studies in surgical outcomes.

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Allison Kempe, MD, MPH*

Director, ACCORDS 

Professor of Pediatrics

Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH*

Director, ACCORDS Education Program,

Associate Professor of Family Medicine,

D2V Dissemination and Academic Industry Collaboration Core

Amy Huebschmann, MD, MS, FACP*

Associate Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine

 

Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, PhD*

DIrector, ACCORDS Biostatistics and Analytics Core

Russell Glasgow, PhD*

Director, ACCORDS Dissemination and Implementation Program

She is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health and has conducted health services, outcomes, and implementation/dissemination research for over thirty years. She has extensive experience in conducting pragmatic trials, in program evaluation and in the conduct of surveys, with over 200 publications focusing on improving health care and health care delivery. Finding and testing methods of improving immunization rates and other preventive care delivery and decreasing disparities in health and health care delivery for children have been the major focus of her own research. She has received numerous R01 level grants from NIH, AHRQ, and the CDC throughout her career. Additionally, Dr. Kempe has played a major mentorship role for many fellows and junior faculty. She directed two federally funded primary care research fellowships for over 10 years and developed a fellowship for surgical and subspecialty faculty who wish to become outcomes or health services researchers. Currently, she is a Co-Director of a K12 from NHLBI that focuses on implementation and dissemination science.

Carter has been working in applied statistics for over 15 years. For the first 9 years of his career, he worked in maternal-child health research at the Naval Health Research Center (San Diego, CA) deriving and analyzing data from electronic medical records (EMR) system serving US Military health. Carter currently supports analytics at the Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The optimal alignment of research hypotheses, data, and statistical analysis is his driving passion and he is very excited to be able to contribute to such an important conference. Carter is currently working toward a PhD in Biostatistics from the Colorado School of Public Health.

Dr. Glasgow is Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Program of ACCORDS and research professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to Fall 2013, he was Deputy Director for Implementation Science in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science at the U. S. National Cancer Institute (http://cancercontrol.cancer.gov/IS/). Dr. Glasgow is an implementation scientist and evaluation expert who has worked on many transdisciplinary research issues including chronic illness self-management, worksite health promotion, primary care based interventions, and community-based prevention programs involving community health centers. ​

Bethany Kwan, PhD, MSPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Anschutz Medical Campus. She received her PhD in social psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2010, following a MSPH from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2005. She holds a BS in Chemistry and Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University (’01). As an investigator in the University of Colorado’s Adult & Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), she conducts pragmatic, patient-centered research and evaluation on health and health care in a variety of areas. With an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and dissemination and implementation (D&I) methods, her work addresses the integration of physical and behavioral health, chronic disease self-management, improving processes and systems of care to achieve the Quadruple Aim, pragmatic trials using electronic health data, and enhancing quality of life for patients and care partners. She works with patients and other stakeholders at all phases of research, from prioritization, to design, implementation, and dissemination of research. She mentors and teaches students, trainees, and fellow faculty on Designing for Dissemination to ensure that research innovations are efficiently and effectively adopted, used, and sustained in real world settings to improve health and well-being for all. Dr. Kwan directs the ACCORDS Education program as well as the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Dissemination & Implementation Research Core.

Dr. Huebschmann began her education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning a BS in Environmental Engineering. She earned her medical degree in 2000 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Continuing her education, most recently she earned an MS in Clinical Sciences in 2015 at the University of Colorado.​ Dr. Huebschmann is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine with the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Center for Women’s Health Research. She is funded by a K23 career development award from the National Heart Lung Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and was previously funded by a KL2 award from the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Her overarching research goal is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in people with type 2 diabetes by overcoming barriers to physical activity and by optimally controlling other cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension. To achieve this overarching goal, Dr. Huebschmann seeks to work with clinics and communities to implement evidence-based programs to promote physical activity for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

*Denotes COPRH Con Planning Committee Member