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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Principal Investigators

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

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

Susan Nordman-Oliveira, MSIE
Research Scientist, Principal Investigator
Associate Director

Barbara Rudolph, Ph.D., MSSW
Senior Scientist, Principal Investigator

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

Researchers and Staff

Gerard Averill

Patricia Beutel
Associate Researcher

DaRae Coughlin

Kris Gruber-Twardy
Senior Administrative Program Specialist

Madison Helmle
Helpdesk Staff

Laurie Holman
Associate Researcher

Dora Kilburn
Senior Programmer Analyst

Nate Richgels

Jennifer Robinson
Senior Programmer Analyst

Richard Ross
Information Technology Director

Brenda Ryther

Mary Schlaak
Senior Research Specialist

Mary Ann Sveum
Program Assistant

Renee Valaskey
Associate Research Specialist

Nathan Williams
Associate Researcher

Nancy Yang
Helpdesk Staff

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

James H. Ford II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Social & Administrative Sciences Division, School of Pharmacy Scientist

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

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

Edmond Ramly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Independent Consultants

Wayne Bigelow
Consulting Scientist

Ted Collins
Consulting Pharmacist

Graduate Students

Brianna Krueger

Xufan Wang