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.
Huey-Fen focuses on the cost-effectiveness of newborn screening as part of the research team led by Dr. Lisa Prosser. She holds a Master of Health Administration degree from National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan.
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.
Tran conducts cost-effectiveness analysis to project the long-term economic and health outcomes of preventing tooth decay among children as part of the research team led by Dr. Lisa Prosser. She is a doctoral candidate in Health Services Organization and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, a RWJF Health Policy Research Scholar and a Rackham Merit Fellow. Tran's favorite thing about CHEAR is connecting to mentors, faculty, and staff across many departments.
Lydia conducts Medicaid evaluations and assisting with 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. She is pursuing a Master of Public Health degree and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Lydia's favorite thing about CHEAR is her coworkers. In her free time, she loves to read and drinks too much coffee.
Marina performs data analysis and conducts literature reviews as part of the research team led by Dr. Kevin Dombkowski. She is pursuing a Master in Health Informatics degree from the University of Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from Michigan State University. Marina enjoys exercising outside, spending time with her family, and reading.
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.
Cara focuses her research on evaluating and optimizing immunization programs and outcomes. She is a doctoral candidate in Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She also has a Masters of Public Health in Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation and a Masters of Arts in Latin American and Western Hemispheric Affairs. Cara is delighted to continue developing her research goals and career under the mentorship of CHEAR faculty who share a desire to connect research to practice and policy.
Joseph focuses on evaluating and improving long-term outcomes after pediatric respiratory failure. He holds a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Louis University. Joseph enjoys being outside, gardening, cooking, and spending time with his wife Leigh and poodle Lucy.
Lilly supports subject recruitment as part of the research team led by Dr. Ellen Selkie. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan. Lilly's favorite thing about her work at CHEAR is conversing and interacting with patients and their families. Lilly enjoys reading, cooking, and learning new languages.
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.
Danny performs data analysis using machine learning as part of the research team led by Dr. Ellen Selkie. He is pursuing his Masters in Health Informatics degree and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Danny's favorite thing about his work at CHEAR is working with messy data. Danny enjoys running, video games, and drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee.
Xin focuses on applying smartphone/online programs to help the treatment of obesity among adolescents as part of the research team led by Dr. Susan Woolford. She is a doctoral candidate in Dr. Klionsky’s lab in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan. Xin’s favorite thing about CHEAR is that it provides her a great opportunity to learn new skills and conduct more practical disease-related research in the context of public health.