ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS, AND HONORS
Positions and Employment:
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, 7/08 to pres.
Presidents Teaching Learning Collaborative Member, 2008
Co-Chair & Expedited Reviewer, Human Subjects Research Committee/Colorado Institutional Review Board, 05/08 to 05/09
Assistant Professor, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, 9/00 to 6/08
Professional Research Assistant, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, 1/00 to 9/00
Assistant Professor, Western Illinois University, 8/96 to 7/99
Lecturer, Arizona State University, 8/95 to 8/96
Lecturer, Northern Arizona University, 6/93 to 8/94
Wayne Thompson Professorship, 1998 & 1999
Golden Apple Teaching Award (student nominations), 1997
Steve Duck Young Scholar Award Recipient (International Network on Personal Relationships), 1996
Clinical Trials Training for Investigators and Coordinators (CTTIC)
This is a 24 hour curriculum being created to train trial coordinators and investigators. I am currently the PI of the part of the CTSA grant charged with creating this curriculum. I created the unit on Informed Consent, Recruitment, Budgeting, and Grants and Contracts. I teach recruitment and co-teach the informed consent course. I am also responsible for overseeing the progress on the curriculum.
Writing at Lower Reading Levels
I received a diversity grant from UCDHSC and created a course to teach Principle Investigators and Coordinators how to write recruitment and consent materials at lower reading levels. When the grant ended, I was able to secure funding from COMIRB to continue with the 2 hour course as well as conduct labs and offer one-on-one assistance for anyone referred by COMIRB. This course will become part of the CTTIC when it is established. In December 2007, I learned that I will get to be part of the President’s Teaching Learning Collaborative (PTLC) for 2008. The project I submitted for the PTLC was a research project measuring the efficacy of this course. As part of the collaborative, I will get to work with a mentor to evaluate the course and write-up my findings for publication.
Trainings for Program Staff on Evaluation Topics
I have created courses/trainings on recruitment, conducting focus groups, and privacy laws. These courses are provided to all new staff on Colorado WIN Partners grants.
Courses Taught/Trainings Since 2000
- Conducting Clinical Trials (graduate student course)
- Patient Navigation Basic Skills
- Patient Navigation Basic Health Promotion
- Program Evaluation
- Conducting Focus Groups
- Research Recruitment
- Writing Consents - CTTIC
- Budgeting for Clinical Trials – Online Course for CTTIC
- Ethics Break-Out Session for School of Medicine
- Consent and Recruitment Literacy Lab
- Submitting to COMIRB: Insight and Tips from my Experience
- Health Literacy and Making Health Information More Accessible
- Making Informed Consent Possible for People with Low Literacy
- Including Persons with Disabilities in Research
- Effective Communication (Disability Program Navigators)
- Interpersonal Communication Skills & Effective Listening (Disability Program Navigators)
- Field Research Staff Training
- Conducting Focus Groups & Conducting Literature Reviews
SCHOLARSHIPS AND PUBLICATIONS
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Alberts, J., Kellar-Guenther, Y., & Corman, S. (1996). That's not what I meant: The role of attribution in teasing. Western Journal of Communication, 60, 337-357.
Trost, M.R., Langan, E., & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (1999). Drug resistance in relational context: When adolescents will and won't "Just Say No." Journal of Applied Communication Research, 27, 120-138.
Kellar-Guenther, Y. (1999). The power of romance: Changing the focus of AIDS education messages. In W. Elwood (Ed.) Power in the Blood: A Handbook on AIDS, Politics, and Communication (pp. 215-229). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2000). "Why hast thou forsaken me?" The feeling of abandonment. In D. Levinson, J. Ponzetti, & P. Jorgensen (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions. New York: McMillan.
Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2000). The role of emotion in conflict. In D. Levinson, J. Ponzetti, & P. Jorgensen (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions. New York: McMillan
Block, S.R., Rosenberg, S.A, Kellar-Guenther, Y., Rees, D., & Hodges, N., (2001). Improving human services for children with disabilities and their families: The use of vouchers as an alternative to traditional service contracts. Administration in Social Work, 26, 23-36.
Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2003). Family and relational rules. In J.J. Ponzetti, Jr., et al. International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (2nd edition) (pp. 559-562). New York: McMillan
Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2003). Health and families. In J.J. Ponzetti, Jr., et al. International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (2nd edition) (pp. 795-796). New York: McMillan.
Ponzetti, Jr., J.J., & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2003). Family stories, myths, and metaphors. In J.J. Ponzetti, Jr., et al. International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family (2nd edition) (pp. 635-637). New York: McMillan
Conrad, D. & Kellar-Guenther, Y. (2006). Compassion fatigue, burnout, and compassion satisfaction among Colorado child protection workers. Child Abuse and Neglect: An International Journal, 30 (10), 1071-1080.
Kellar-Guenther, Y., Koester, N., Emery, J., & Trutko, J. (September 2007). Findings from focus groups conducted with Colorado Works applicants and participants. Submitted to the State of Colorado Department of Human Services September 7, 2007: The Lewin Group.
Kellar-Guenther, Y. (under submission). Recruiting Youth With Disabilities Into A Random Assignment Study: Lessons From the Field.
Grants and Contracts (Current):
06/09 to 11/11 - Measuring Collaboration in Medical Homes
Sponsor: Colorado Health Foundation
My Role: PI
Co-PI: William Betts, Ph.D.
05/09 to 06/10 - Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs for Children and family Health)
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Human Services, TANF
My Role: PI
Co-PIs: William Betts, Ph.D., Kathy Watters, MS
06/08 to 06/13 - Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA)
Amt: $76.2 million total; $15.2 million per year
Sponsor: National Institute of Health (NIH)
My Role: PI of Clinical Trial Training for Investigators and Coordinators
PI of CTSA: Ron Sokol, M.D.
06/08 to 06/11 - Integrated Systems Grant
Amt: $300,000/year/ $66,874/year to UC Denver
Sponsor: CDPHE was awarded grant from HRSA
My Role: PI on UCD Contract and Project Coordinator
PIs: Kathy Watters and Laura Pickler, M.D., MPH
06/08 to 10/09 - Patient Navigator Curriculum
Sponsor: Colorado Department of Health and Environment Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease Competitive Grants Program.
My Role: Evaluation and Quality Control
PI: Betsy Risendal, Ph.D.
09/07 to 09/09 - US Department of Labor W.I.R.E.D. (Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development) Demonstration Grant
My Role: Design Self Assessment Questionnaire
05/06 to pres. - Mathematica Policy Research Colorado Youth WINS Evaluation (Proj. # 2580726)
Sponsor: Mathematica Policy Research and Social Security Administration
My Role: Principal Investigator
Co-PI: Judith Emery
10/04 to pres. - Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies
Sponsor: U.S. Department of Education-Office of Special Education Programs
Amt: $1,250,000 each year for 5 years
PI: Assistive Technology Partners/University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
My Role: External Evaluator (for 1 year); Consultant on as needed basis.