The interdisciplinary staff at CHSRA have a variety of research, teaching, and professional experience in analytical and clinical areas. Staff members have formal training, teaching, and research experience in analytical and clinical areas such as decision theory, epidemiology, economics, engineering, ergonomics, family resources, information systems, health administration, mass communication, journalism, oncology, policy analysis, program evaluation, psychology, social welfare and statistics. Staff members also possess professional experience in providing and regulating health care. Clinical backgrounds include mental health counseling, nursing, and pharmacy as well as access to physicians of all specialties.

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James M. Robinson, Ph.D., FSA, MAAA
Senior Scientist

Principal Investigators

James H. Ford II, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist, Permanent PI

Robert Newsom, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Permanent PI

Susan Nordman-Oliveira, MSIE
Research Scientist

Barbara Rudolph, Ph.D., MSSW
Senior Scientist

David R. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Senior Scientist, Former Director

Researchers and Staff

Gerard Averill

Patricia Beutel
Associate Researcher

DaRae Coughlin

Samantha Francis
Helpdesk Staff

Kris Gruber-Twardy
Senior Administrative Program Specialist

Laurie Holman
Associate Researcher

Dora Kilburn
Senior Programmer Analyst

Edmond Ramly, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Nate Richgels
Associate Researcher

Jennifer Robinson
Senior Programmer Analyst

Richard Ross

Brenda Ryther

Audriana Sadowicz
Helpdesk Staff

Mary Schlaak
Senior Research Specialist

Mary Ann Sveum
Program Assistant

Renee Valaskey
Associate Research Specialist

Nathan Williams
Associate Researcher

Affiliated Faculty

Barbara Bowers, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Charlotte Jane and Ralph A Rodefer Chair

Chris Crnich, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division

Melissa Dattalo, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Division

David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.
Professor, College of Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dean Krahn, MD
Clinical Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Psychiatry Division

Jane Mahoney, MD
Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Division

Independent Consultants

Wayne Bigelow
Consulting Scientist

Ted Collins
Consulting Pharmacist

Graduate Students

Brianna Krueger

Xufan Wang