Supporting Presenters


Michael Baiocchi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health

Stanford University

Jessica Moreau, PhD 

Research Health Scientist, CSHIIP

VA Greater Los Angeles

Matt DeCamp, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Humanities, Division of General Internal Medicine

Diane Fairclough, DrPH

Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health


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

Jodi Holtrop, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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 ( 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, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Bioastistics and Informatics

John Rice, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informations

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

Don Nease Jr., MD

Director, ACCORDS Practice-Based Research Network and Community Engagement

Megan Morris, PhD, MPH

Director, ACCORDS Qualitative Core

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.


Marilyn Coors, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Catherine Battaglia, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Colorado School of Public Health

Miriam Dickinson, PhD

Professor, Department of Family Medicine

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

Laura Pyle, PhD

Associate Professor, Director of Child Health Research Biostatistics Core

Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado

Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Brad Morse, PhD, MA

Research Instructor, D2V

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.


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.


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.


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.

Christina Hester

Carter Sevick