Our Research and Administrative Staff are a group of talented and dedicated individuals who provide the support and expertise necessary to facilitate all aspects of our operations. Our Research Staff include data analysts, project managers, research assistants, data collection experts, as well as a quality improvement specialists and statisticians. Additional staff include volunteer research assistants who are also deeply engaged in the research at CHEAR.
Deb manages the CHEAR Center daily operations. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. Deb's favorite thing about her work is collaborating with a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff. She spends her free time at local skate parks with her son.
Moira manages the infrastructure and personnel for CHEAR-level initiatives and activities. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Biostatistics from the University of California Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Moira's favorite thing about CHEAR is the fabulous people she feels privileged to work with.
Michaella manages the Michigan Sickle Cell Data Collection Program and projects focused on receipt of preventive care among children with sickle cell disease as part of the research team led by Dr. Sarah Reeves. Michaella also manages projects focused on improving outcomes by preventing complications in children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) as part of the research team led by Dr. Jeremy Adler. She holds a Masters of Social Work in Management of Human Services from the University of Michigan. Michaella enjoys traveling, baking, knitting and a good cup of coffee.
Lisa works on claims data analysis and programming as part of the research team led by CHEAR Investigator Sarah Clark. She holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Statistics from Oakland University. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family.
Anne coordinates and manages projects for the research team led by Research Investigator Sarah Clark and Dr. Kevin Dobmkowski. She holds a Master of Public Health degree. Anne enjoys playing tennis and volleyball and spending time with her family.
Emily provides regulatory, financial, and data quality support for the Diabetes Screening Study. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Dickinson College. Emily enjoys traveling, baking, spoiling her dog, and antiquing.
Emilia works on projects regarding conditions affecting reproductive development present at birth as part of the research team led by Dr. David Sandberg. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Butler University. Emilia's favorite thing about CHEAR is the Center's friendly, supportive work environment. Outside of work, she enjoys dancing, painting, and playing music.
Melissa is part of the research team led by Dr. David Sandberg.
Ashley coordinates pediatric diabetes research projects and quality improvement initiatives as part of the research team led by Dr. Joyce Lee. She holds a Master of Public Health degree in Health Behavior & Health Education from the University of Michigan. She enjoys working with a great team and making an impact on the lives of patients and families.
Acham provides statistical support to CHEAR faculty and staff that includes sample size and power calculations and analyzing data. He holds a Master of Science degree in Statistics and in Biostatistics. Acham's favorite thing about his work is answering questions regarding study design, statistical modeling, and data analysis. He enjoys running and playing soccer.
Aria works on smartphone technology to develop individually and culturally tailored messages to encourage African American adolescents to make healthy food choices for the Improving Nutritional Choices in Adolescents project as part of the research team led by Dr. Susan Woolford. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Michigan. Aria enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening.
Zoe works on developing and maintaining REDCap forms and technical documentation for a registry-based transitional research network for differences of sex development (DSD) as a part of the research team led by Dr. David Sandberg. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience from the University of Michigan. Her favorite part of CHEAR is the opportunity to improve the lives of children in healthcare setting while working in a friendly and positive environment.
Krista Latta joined Dr. Reeves and her sickle cell disease surveillance team as a statistician. Krista has experience in grant and data management in psychiatric genetics and infectious disease research. She earned her MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan.
Julie manages the QMETRIC Implementation and Quality Improvement Project and the American Board of Pediatrics Longitudinal Workforce Study as part of the research team led by Dr. Gary Freed. Julie loves traveling with her family and spending time outdoors. Her hobbies include costuming for community theater and middle school plays.
Sophia provides data and analytic support to health services research projects led by Dr. Sarah Reeves and Dr. Kao-Ping Chua. He favorite thin about working at CHEAR is the opportunity to support multi-disciplinary teams. She enjoys nature and being outdoors in her free time.
Pooja Patel joins CHEAR as a Statistician providing analytic support to the research teams led by Drs. Sarah Reeves and Kevin Dombkowkski. She holds both a Masters of Public Health and a Masters of Health Informatics degree from the University of Michigan. Pooja enjoys gardening and spending time in the sun.
Hannah analyzes and interprets data and presents study results (manuscripts, presentations, and reports) as part of the research team led by Dr. Kevin Dobmkowski. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan. Hannah plays kickball and dodgeball in the Ann Arbor Sport and Social Club.
Angela manages projects focused on economic modeling of potential public health interventions and preference measurement surveys as part of the research team led by Dr. Lisa Prosser. She holds a Master of Science degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Virginia. Angela enjoys running, baking, and wrangling her three children.
Justine Allenette Ross is an illustrator who grew up in Metro Detroit. She attended Wayne State University were she majored in Graphic design in 2017. In 2019 she interned at Campbell Ewald as an art director. In 2020 she was a freelance illustrator with clients that included Hour Magazine, Ann Arbor District Library, Taubman College, BLAC Media, and Metro Times. In her free time you can catch her listening to music, gardening, or cooking.
Sara supports the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health (Mott Poll) and other projects as part of the research team led by CHEAR Investigator Sarah Clark. She holds a Master of Professional Studies degree in Publishing from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies from the University of Michigan. Sara enjoys baking, reading, tap dancing, and Broadway musicals.
Dianne is a project manager supporting the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health (Mott Poll) as part of the research team led by CHEAR Investigator Sarah Clark and Dr. Gary Freed; she also supports the National Poll on Healthy Aging as part of the research team led by Dr. Preeti Malani with the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University. Dianne enjoys going up north to her family cabin, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Kristina examines biopsychosocial outcomes and the process of shared decision making among patients with a Difference of Sex Development (DSD) and their caregivers as part of the research team led by Dr. David Sandberg. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Kristina enjoys camping, hiking, and rock climbing.
Viola provides administrative support for CHEAR faculty members. In her free time, she loves cooking, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Alexis provides administrative support for CHEAR faculty members. In her free time she enjoys travelling, crafting and hanging out with her dog.
Kyle is the Office Manager and Human Resources Coordinator for the CHEAR Center. Kyle enjoys working out, exploring new restaurants and hanging out with friends, family, and his dogs.
Becky provides financial support to CHEAR faculty and to primary care physicians in the division of General Pediatrics. Becky's favorite thing about CHEAR is getting to work with everyone in the Center and learning about its different research projects. Becky loves to go up north, swim, and spend time with friends and family.