Our Trainees are undergraduate, Masters' and Ph.D. level students and postdoctoral fellows who actively participate in the conduct of health services research under the mentorship of CHEAR faculty. These learners come from academic disciplines that include clinical psychology, epidemiology, health informatics, health administration, medicine, and public health. They participate in all facets of CHEAR research including participant recruitment, data collection, management and analysis, literature review, manuscript preparation and the application of machine learning and data mining techniques to advance the CHEAR mission.
Dr. Hogan is a joint fellow in the Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program and the National Clinical Scholars Program. She obtained her M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2018 and completed her residency at Seattle Children's Hospital at the University of Washington. She began her fellowship July 1, 2021 and is investigating the sociopolitical underpinnings of childhood vaccine hesitancy, including concerns regarding SARS-CoV-2 vaccination, as well as novel communication strategies to promote vaccine uptake.
Dr. Rushing received her Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science and a Data Science Certificate from the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She also holds a Master’s in Social Work. Melinda began her fellowship at CHEAR on July 1, 2021. Her research focuses on improving access and quality of care among sickle cell patients as well as the application of various data science techniques to evaluate patient outcomes among sickle cell patients.
Ellen is a doctoral student working with Dr. Lisa Prosser. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from the University of Texas at Austin.