Kathryn Colborn, PhD
Assistant Professor of Research
Katie is an Assistant Research Professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She is also a principal investigator with the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science, she holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health, she is a Senior Investigator with the Center for Global Health, and she is the Chair of the Data, Informatics, and Statistics Core of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group. Her expertise is in applications of statistical models to global infectious disease data, especially complex modeling of vector-borne diseases, statistical models for clustered longitudinal data and machine learning methods for prediction of health outcomes. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Colorado, she lived in Mozambique for two years and worked as a contractor for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. During that time, she also collaborated with researchers from the University of Barcelona, the Mozambique Ministry of Health and the Manhica Health Research Center on developing strategies for malaria elimination. The primary focus of her PhD dissertation was development of statistical models for longitudinal mixed species malaria infections in Papua New Guineans. She received her PhD in biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and her Master of Science in Public Health in biostatistics from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She is passionate about reducing the burden of infectious diseases that plague people living in low resource countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is her goal to make major contributions to the eventual elimination of malaria and HIV.
James A. Feinstein, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Feinstein is a pediatrician and health services researcher who specializes in the outpatient care of children with special healthcare needs. His research interest and expertise is in database research with goals of improving medication safety and the surveillance of adverse outcomes in this fragile group of children. Dr. Feinstein graduated from Dartmouth College in 2001 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 2007. He completed his pediatrics internship at Seattle Children’s Hospital and completed his residency training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Feinstein then completed the Primary Care Research Fellowship and obtained his MPH with a focus in Biostatistics at the University of Colorado in 2012. Now an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Dr. Feinstein attends in the Children’s Hospital Colorado Special Care Clinic, and he also provides pediatric support to the Regional Epidermolysis Bullosa Multidisciplinary Team. His current research focuses on pharmacoepidemiology and pharmaceutical safety in children, in particular, the identification of drug-drug interactions in pediatric patients and the detection of subsequent adverse events.
Nichole E. Carlson, PhD
Director of the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC)
Research Interests include . . .
- Models of Driver-Response and Feedback/Forward Associations in Biologic Data
- Bayesian Models of Pulsatile Hormone Data
- Point Process Models applied to Biologic Data
- Hormone Data and Alzheimer's Disease Research
Courses Taught include . . .
- BIOS 6623: Advanced Data Analysis
NIH - Colorado Clinical and Translational Research Institute: Statistical Methods for Endocrine Physiology and Pathophysiology (KL2 Mentored Career Award): The purpose of this career development award is to develop a class of Bayesian statistical models to fit population and bivariate time series of hormone data and for me to develop additional training in endocrine physiology and computer programming.
L. Miriam Dickinson, PhD
Professor, Senior Biostatistician
After completing a liberal arts degree with majors in music and German at Tulane University, I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Dr. Joycelyn Elders in a research lab in Pediatrics Endocrinology at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. While learning how to do bioassays, radioimmunoassays, and a variety of other research lab tasks, I completed my Master of Science in Biometry. Following that, I worked as a consulting biostatistician and statistics instructor at University of South Alabama, eventually returning to Tulane School of Public Health to pursue a doctorate in biostatistics. I came to the Department of Family Medicine at University of Colorado as an Assistant Professor in 1999. As a researcher, I consider myself to be a generalist. In addition to my training as a biostatistician, I completed the American Academy of Family Physicians Grant Generating (GGP) fellowship and the NIMH Mentoring and Education Fellowship in mental health services research. Both provided intensive grant-writing education and experience. This has been invaluable to me as a primary care researcher. I usually function as a co-writer for proposals and papers, particularly the analytic methods section, but can also carry out independent investigations and assist others in areas not limited to statistical methods.
Richard Lindrooth, PhD
Richard C. Lindrooth, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado. He is also a co-Director of the Department's Health Service Research PhD program. He teaches graduate-level Health Care Financial Management and Health Services Research Methods.
Dr. Lindrooth's research has primarily been focused on three topical areas: The economcs of the hosptial industry, mental health services research, and health policy. His ongoing research is focused on understand the role that management practices play in determining differences in the quality of care and treatment decisions in cardiac care units. He recently started a project funded by the NIH Common Fund focused on understanding the differences in outcomes and cost between a system using global bundled payments and one that uses fee-for-service and primary care capitated payments in Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations. Dr. Lindrooth has been PI on several R01 grants funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He has also been PI on projects funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Berlex Laboratories.
Dr. Lindrooth was awarded the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize in 2007 for his joint research with Dr. Jeffrey McCullough on Medicaid women's health policy. He received his PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from the University of Vermont.
Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley, PT, PhD
Dr. Stevens-Lapsley received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida. Her research uses a multifaceted approach to evaluate intervention strategies designed to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation in older adult patient populations. As such, her research ranges from understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction to studies of implementation of best rehabilitation practices in post-acute care settings. More specifically, her research includes the evaluation of care bundling strategies for joint arthroplasty, pragmatic trials in medically complex patient populations, and health services research to understanding how rehabilitation services impact hospitalization rates and functional performance. One additional area of research emphasis is the developing and refinement of more intensive and progressive strategies for the rehabilitation of older adult populations. For example, her team has been investigating more intensive approaches to rehabilitation for patients after joint arthroplasty as well as medically deconditioned, frail older adults in numerous healthcare settings (inpatient, skilled nursing, and home health). As such, her team is developing evidence to shift treatment away from generalized low intensity interventions in these settings towards evidence-based higher intensity therapies.
Andrew Kittelson, DPT
Andy Kittelson recently finished his PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. His work focuses on understanding heterogeneity in knee osteoarthritis, with the goal of tailoring conservative therapies to the factors most relevant to knee pain at the individual level. His postdoctoral work explores data science and prediction methods to improve clinical decision-making for individuals undergoing total knee arthroplasty surgery.
W. Chase Cameron, MPH
Planning Faculty and ACCORDS Education Program Coordinator
Please contact Chase with any questions about this workshop at Chase.Cameron@ucdenver.edu