Vicka Chaplin, MA, Program Assistant, MPH Student—Community and Behavioral Health
Vicka Chaplin performs administrative and research support tasks for PIPER, including public communications, grants editing, and research assistance.Research interests:
interpersonal violence and suicide prevention, military populations
Suzuho Shimasaki, MPH, Research Assistant, DrPH Student—Community and Behavioral Health
Suzuho Shimasaki works with Children’s Hospital Colorado on a safe sleep study as well as a study of the Nurse Family Partnership’s role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect.Research interests:
racial equity, social justice, health equity
Norbert Soke, MD, MSPH, Research Assistant, PhD Student—Epidemiology
Dr. Norbert Soke works with Dr. Carolyn DiGuiseppi, leading a study comparing self-injurious behavior (SIB) in children with autism spectrum disorders to SIB in children with other neurodevelopmental disorders or typical development. Research Interests
: self-injurious behavior, autism spectrum disorder
Current Student Mentees (Faculty Mentor in Parentheses)
Talia Brown, MS – PhD student in epidemiology developing her dissertation on methods used for suicide attempts as a function of cultural influences and collaborating on a project to develop a database of child injury measurement instruments (Runyan).
Michael Frank – medical student, studying the health of former prison inmates (Binswanger).
Erin Martinez, MS – PhD student in epidemiology, doing dissertation research on the epidemiology of prescription opioid abuse (DiGuiseppi, Comstock).
Marie McKinnon – medical student, HPV vaccination in prisons (Binswanger).
Kathryn Marie Nowotny – PhD student in sociology doing dissertation research on the health and healthcare of incarcerated adults. (Binswanger).
Ken Scott, MPH – PhD student in epidemiology initiating a dissertation project to examine fall risk, falls, and fall-related disability in aging workers; Ken also completed a field methods project to design a research protocol for a systematic review assessing the use of smartphones and tablets to measure human movement, including falls. (DiGuiseppi).
Suzuho Shimisaki, MPH – DrPH student in community and behavioral health working on a dissertation project to create measures for racial inequalities (Tung).
Norbert Soke, MD, MSPH – PhD student in epidemiology doing dissertation research on trends and risk factors for self-Injurious behavior (SIB) in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) (DiGuiseppi).
Livia Tsie – medical student exploring patient-centeredness and opioid use (Binswanger).
Ryan Tucker – medical student, completing a mentored research project on the relationship between homelessness and suicide among veterans (DiGuiseppi).