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Alison Kempe, MD, MPH, Director of COR

Allison Kempe, MD, MPH

Director of Children's Outcomes Research Program

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Dr. Kempe is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She was a resident in pediatrics at the Strong Memorial Hospital at University of Rochester, and a fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson General Pediatrics Academic Development Program at the University of Rochester, where she received a Master of Public Health degree. She has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado Denver since 1992. She is currently a Professor of Pediatrics, and Director of the Research Division of General Academic Pediatrics and of the Primary Care Research Fellowship and Faculty Development Fellowship. Additionally, she remains actively involved in junior faculty development. Dr. Kempe is a member of the Pediatric Academic Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

In addition to Dr. Kempe, COR’s core faculty and staff includes Elaine Morrato, DrPH, an epidemiologist serving as senior methodologist; Lori Crane, PhD, MPH, a methodology expert on program evaluation and questionnaire design; Miriam Dickinson, PhD, a biostatistician with expertise in health services research; Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH, a pediatric health services researcher, particularly in immunization delivery, vaccine safety, and vaccine hesitancy; and Christina Suh, MD, a pediatric health services researcher focused on obesity prevention and immunization delivery.

Consistent with the NIH roadmap emphasizing interdisciplinary models of research, COR projects rely on multidisciplinary collaborations among clinicians, epidemiologists, health services researchers, behavioral scientists, and statisticians at The Children’s Hospital, Colorado Health Outcomes Program, and University of Colorado Denver. In addition, COR collaborates with The Children's Hospital Outcomes Program; the Jules Amer Community Pediatrics Program; the AAP; the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Kaiser Permanente; Denver Health Medical Center; a network of six private pediatric practices; and Bright Beginnings, a statewide, community-based nonprofit that serves over 15,000 Colorado families. 


Karen Albright, PhD received her Ph.D. in Sociology from New York University in 2004 and was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley, and a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Culture and Health in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, a position she held jointly with Stanford University. Her research interests include health disparities among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, the psychosocial and health implications of socioeconomic mobility, and the social-psychological effects of trauma. Dr. Albright, an expert in qualitative methodologies, is the Qualitative Research CORE Leader at COHO and COR. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the Colorado School of Public Health. She has been the recipient of a National Institute of Health Loan Repayment Program in Clinical Research fellowship and has received a number of honors for her published work, including the 2005 Robert E. Park Award for the most distinguished scholarly paper to be published in urban and community sociology.


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 Mandy Allison, MD, MSPH – Assistant Professor Pediatrics.  Dr. Allison graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1995 then moved to the Mississippi Delta where she taught 9th grade Biology and earned her Masters in Education as part of the Mississippi Teacher Corps program.  Mandy completed her medical school training at the University of Utah in 2001 and continued there to complete her residency in Pediatrics in 2004.  She then completed a Primary Care Research fellowship and MSPH at the University of Colorado, Denver.  After fellowship, she returned to the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics from 2006 to 2012 where her clinical time was spent at a resident continuity clinic serving mainly low-income Latino patients and she continued to develop her research career with an emphasis on immunization delivery and school health.  In addition to her clinical and research activities, Mandy served as the physician consultant to the Salt Lake City School District school nurses, on the Utah School Health Advisory Committee, and was the course director for two research methods classes.  She currently serves in an elected position on the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on School Health Executive Committee.  Mandy’s long term goal as a pediatrician and academician is to conduct teaching, research, clinical, and service activities that improve the health, mental health, and academic outcomes for underserved children by changing systems of care and increasing collaboration between pediatricians, public health officials, and schools. Her current research includes: studying systems to ensure that all children enrolled in child care programs are up to date for required and recommended immunizations, conducting national surveys of primary care providers about vaccine policy issues, evaluating the Bright Beginnings program’s effect on children’s language and cognitive development and school readiness, and using community-based participatory research methods to study how students’ access to health care affects school absenteeism.  Mandy is a Co-Director for the Primary Care Research Fellowship. 



Brenda Beaty joined the Colorado Health Outcomes Program in 2002 and has served as analytic coordinator since that time. She manages the efforts of the COHO analytic team as well as performing data analysis on a number of projects. She has been a SAS Certified Base Programmer since 2003.  Brenda is involved in SAS User Groups at the local, regional and national levels.  She works with projects both at COHO and the Children's Outcomes Research Program (COR) in the Department of Pediatrics.  She received her Master of Science in Public Health in 1993 from the University of Colorado Denver and her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with distinction from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1989.

Patty Braun, MD, MPH, a Colorado native, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She obtained BAs in Biochemistry and in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and went to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency at Yale University in New Haven, CT, she came to Denver Health where she has been a board certified pediatrician for 15 years and teacher of both medical students and residents. She recently completed a HRSA Faculty Development Fellowship during which she completed her Masters in Public Health. Her recent interests include improving the oral health of children. She is an advocate for the Colorado American Academy of Pediatrics oral health chapter. She currently is leading the states evaluation of the Cavity Free at Three Oral Health Initiative; is an original member of the Cavity Free at Three Technical Assistance Team; and is the principal investigator of a Dental Hygienist Co-location project.

Maya Bunik, MD received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis in 1988. She completed a residency, including a chief residency, in pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver and The Children's Hospital in 1992. She was Clinical Assistant Professor UCSF working at Children's Hospital in Oakland for over 10 years. She returned to Colorado to complete the primary care research fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver including MPSH 2003-2005. Dr. Bunik is currently Associate Professor in Pediatrics and medical director of the Child Health Clinic. Her main health services research interest lies in improving breastfeeding initiation and duration and healthy early infant feeding practices (ages zero to three) as they relate to the continuum of obesity for low-income populations and more specifically, Latinos. Her other interest lies in quality improvement with asthma, second hand smoke and integrated mental health in the outpatient setting. She has published investigations in combination feeding (breast and formula) in Latina mothers as well as telephone support and culturally-enhanced scripted guidelines to support breastfeeding in low-income Latinas; completed secondary database study of breastfeeding and enrollment in the Special Supplementation Program for Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program. Also, she published the evaluation of an innovative field trip model breastfeeding curriculum that she developed during her time at Children's Hospital Oakland. She was recently invited to speak about Planning A Research Agenda for WIC and Breastfeeding by the Institute of Medicine. 


Dempsey_Mandy 2012.JPGAmanda Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH graduated from the University of Rochester in New York in 1991 and earned her Doctorate degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee in 2000. Amanda completed her residency at Seattle Children’s/University of Washington in 2003. In addition, she is involved in Health Services Research/epidemiology. Amanda has been affiliated with Pediatric Academic Society for 7 years, the Society for Pediatric research for 4 years, the International Papillomavirus Society for 6 years and the Academic Pediatric Association for 5 years.  Before Amanda began her career in January 2012 with University of Colorado as the Associate Professor of Pediatrics, she held the positions of Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan from 2006-2011 and Acting Instructor for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington from 2003-2006.  Amanda’s interests include Immunization Delivery, vaccine refusal, human papillomavirus infection and mathematical modeling. Her clinical interests include sick and well general pediatrics, well newborn care and pediatric dermatology. 


Sheri Eisert, PhD has been conducting health services research focused on vulnerable populations for the past 15 years.  As an economist, her areas of research interest include access, insurance, cost effectiveness, utilization and comparative health care systems.  The majority of her funding has been through AHRQ where over the past 10 years she has led 2 master task order contracts-the Integrated Delivery System Research Network (IDSRN) and Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks (ACTION).  Through  these contracts she has led 22 task orders representing over $10 million in funding.  Most recently she has collaborated with the University of Utah, Intermountain Healthcare, the University of Colorado, COHO, the Denver and Salt Lake City VA and Denver Health to create the Rocky Mountain Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research.  After 10 years as Director of Health Services Research at a safety net, she has expanded her research interests to veterans through her recent appointment at the VA.  Prior to Denver Health, Dr. Eisert was an Assistant Professor in the University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs as the Director of the Health Policy Concentration. Dr. Eisert received her PhD in Economics from the University of Washington, her MS in Public Finance from the University of Wisoconsin Madison and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University.  Dr. Eisert is currently serving as the health economist for the NIH Challenge grant focused on pediatric immunizations, led by Dr. Allison Kempe.

David Fox, MD received his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ in 1996 and completed his residency and chief residency at the Children’s Hospital of New York.  For the next five years he served as the Director of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at St. Barnabas hospital in the Bronx, NY.  While there, he helped to start a new pediatric residency at St. Barnabas, and served as an Associate Residency Director for three years.  After moving to Colorado in 2006 and working as a hospitalist and ambulatory pediatrician, he began a Primary Care Research fellowship.  His research interests include regional variation in pediatric care, the utilization of pediatric decision aids and fundoplication in the special needs population.


Laura Hurley MD, MPH received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico in 1997 and completed her internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Colorado.  She worked as a hospitalist for two years, both in Colorado and New Mexico, before joining Denver Health's medical staff in 2004 as a primary care physician.  She completed a HRSA Faculty Development Fellowship in 2008 during which time she completed her Masters in Public Health.  She has been involved in research related to adult immunization since 2005 when she began working on the Vaccine Policy Collaborative Initiative with Dr. Kempe.  Her other research interests include cardiovascular health disparities and healthcare for undocumented individuals.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine.  She is a member of the American College of Physicians as well as the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Karen Kelminson, MD, MPH performed her residency and earned her MD in pediatrics at UCD.  As a member of the Primary Care Research Fellowship at UCD she also earned her MPH. Karen is an Assistant Professor at The Childrens Hopsital in pediatrics.  Her current areas of exploration are medical home for children with special health care needs and improvement in care coordination.  




Beth_McManus.JPGBeth McManus, PT, MPH, ScD, is an Assistant Professor in Health Systems, Management, and Policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. She also serves as a Methodology Consultant for the Chilren’s Outcomes Research Program. Dr. McManus completed her undergraduate, PT, and MPH degrees at Boston University. She completed her ScD in Developmental Epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health. Prior to coming to COR, Beth was a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include children with special health care needs (CSHCN), Part C early intervention, classifying infants and toddlers with developmental vulnerability, coordinated systems of care for CSHCN, caregiver burden, and effectiveness of population health interventions for CSHCN.


Elaine Morrato, DrPH, MPH received her masters degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University in 2003 and her Doctor of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2006.  Previously, she was a manager in the pharmaceutical industry for 15 years where she had responsibility for leading prescription and over-the-counter drug development programs.  Her experience encompasses the US, Canadian, and European health care systems and covers a variety of therapeutic categories, including cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and periodontal diseases.  Dr. Morrato completed her Fellowship in Outcomes Research at the University of Colorado Denver, School of Pharmacy. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management & Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health with secondary appointments in the Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Denver.  Dr. Morrato is also Assistant Director for the Children’s Outcomes Research Program sponsored by The Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Morrato’s research interests include FDA policy evaluation and promoting the diffusion of drug warnings and other medical evidence.  She is currently a member of the U.S. Food and Drug Adminsitration’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

Sean O'Leary, MD, MPH is a Pediatric Infectious Diseases specialist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado.  He received a BA in Environmental Studies from Brown University in 1991 and graduated from University of Texas Houston Medical School in 1996.  After completing pediatric residency at The Children's Hospital in Denver in 1999, he moved to Fort Collins where he practiced as a general pediatrician for 8 years.  He currently is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in the sections of General Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  His research interests include immunization delivery, vaccine safety, and vaccine hesitancy.  Dr. O'Leary is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Marion Sills, MD received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1993 and completed her residency in pediatrics at Hopkins in 1996. She completed her fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's National Medical Center while also completing her MPH at the George Washington University. Dr. Sills is board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and in Pediatrics, and is a member of the Academic Pediatric Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, and is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at The Children's Hospital. She serves as a faculty mentor to residents and fellows. Her research interests include emergency department crowding, quality measures for care provided to children in the emergency department, and health information technology in the emergency department.

Christina Suh, MD received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 2003. She completed a general pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center in 2006 and the Primary Care Research Fellowship in 2008. She is board certified in General Pediatrics, is currently an Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, and attends in the ambulatory outpatient general pediatrics clinic at The Childrens Hospital. Her research interests include immunization delivery and policy and community based interventions to prevent childhood overweight and obesity. 


Vemulakonda_VJ 2012.JPGVijaya Vemulakonda, MD, JD earned her degrees from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA in 1996 and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. Vemulakonda completed her urology residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 2006. In 2008, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Urology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital. Vijaya has been a member of the American Urologic Association and of the Society for Fetal Urology and is currently a candidate member of the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Pediatric Urology.  Prior to joining the University of Colorado, Department of Urology as Assistant Professor at Children’s Hospital in June 2010, she held the position of Assistant Professor for the Division of Urology Department of Surgery from 2008-2010 at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Vemulakonda’ s research interests include health care disparities in children with congenital urologic anomalies, the effects of integrated care models on quality of life and health status in children with complex medical needs, and the role of shared decision making in optimizing pediatric surgical outcomes.  She is currently a member of the Clinical Faculty Scholars Program at the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.


 Juliana Barnard received her Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. She joined the Children’s Outcomes Research Program (COR) in September 2007 following twelve years as a research assistant in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at National Jewish Medical and Research Center. At COR, Ms. Barnard is involved in several projects generally studying how to improve delivery of care in pediatric and adult primary care practices. She works principally in data collection using qualitative methodology and project management.  She is authored in peer-reviewed journals and has presented results from these projects at national conferences.

Michaela "Misha" Brtnikova, PhD was born in Brno, Czech Republic and has an M.A. degree in Biology obtained in 2005, an M.A. degree in Physical Education and Sport obtained in 2005,and a Ph.D. in Kinanthropology obtained in January 2009, all at the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.  She has conducted research in improving active life styles of teenage girls. Michaela loves to explore the beauty of Colorado nature by foot, on skis, mountain bike, motorcycle, or ATV. 


Elizabeth Campagna, MS obtained her Master of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in April 2006. She joined the Colorado Health Outcomes Program in May 2008.  Her current work includes analysis of VANSQIP, Medicaid, and HCUP data as well as several local observational/prospective studies.  Study outcomes range from healthcare beliefs and disparities to effectiveness of policy intervention and patients characteristics associated with surgical outcomes.  Previously she has worked at the University of Michigan Cancer Center with survival analysis in relation to prostate cancer measures of aggressiveness, the Cleveland Clinic assessing proposed quality of life measures specific to Crohn’s disease, and at the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center with the Researched Abuse, Diversion and Addiction-Related Surveillance (RADARS®) System as well as clinical trials.

Andrea Clinger, MPH a native Peruvian, is a PRA with COHO and previously served on multiple projects as a student assistant for 3 years under COHO, COR, Family Medicine, School of Public Health and the CDPHE. Andrea is currently enrolled in the Masters program at the Colorado School of Public Health, focusing on community and behavioral health.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and her Bachelors of Arts in Spanish at University of Colorado Denver.  Andrea currently works on the Denver Health, community based prevention program, part of the LUCHAR (Latinos Using Cardio Health Action to Reduce Risk) project and she is also reviewing material for a literature review on Curanderismo (Mexican traditional folk healing).  She enjoys integrating cultural issues in health through community interaction, and building connections.

Mika Green received her Bachelor of Science in 2008 from Tufts University, where she majored in Biopsychology and Community Health.  She joined the Children’s Outcomes Research Program as a project coordinator in December 2010, following two years as a Research and Editorial Assistant at a health economics consulting firm in Boston, MA.  While there, Ms. Green worked on outcomes and policy research in the areas of tobacco, diabetes, infection, rheumatology, and oncology. She is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree at the Colorado School of Public Health with a concentration in Health Services Research.


Kile_Deidre 2012.jpgDeidre Kile, MS joined the Colorado Health Outcomes Program in 2011 as a Senior Professional Research Assistant.  Current projects include modeling pharmacokinetic data in collaboration with UC Denver’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; the ACS-NSQIP, an outcomes-based initiative to measure and improve the quality of surgical care; and several Colorado immunization studies.  Previously, she worked with the Rocky Mountain Prevention Research Center creating databases for health surveys and with the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium collaborating on the design and analysis of clinical trials.  She holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Mandarin Chinese from the University of Colorado Boulder and an M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Denver.


Lee_Michelle 2012.jpgMichelle Lee, MPH, CPH joined the Children’s Outcomes Research Program in 2012 as a Professional Research Assistant.  Currently, Michelle is working on the Adolescent Medical Home project and the CRISP Comparative Effectiveness Trial.  Before joining COR, Michelle graduated from Arkansas State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology.  In 2009, she received her Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in Epidemiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.  Michelle also received her Certified in Public Health status that same year.  Michelle’s previous research experiences include examining environmental and genetic causes of birth defects, increasing collaborations among academic researchers and private practice physicians, and managing pediatric psychiatric clinical trials.  In her free time, Michelle enjoys cheering for the Arkansas Razorbacks and spending time with her husband, Chad.


Steven Lockhart, BA received his Bachelor of Arts in 2008 from the University of Denver, where he majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology and International Studies.  He began work at COHO in 2008 as a student worker on the Toolkits project with Dr. Sheana Bull.  After graduating, Steven worked as a PRA on various Community Based Participatory Research studies with Dr. Debbi Main and the community group Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart.  These studies looked at a range of different issues including cardiovascular health, childhood obesity/physical activity, and food access/affordability.  He most recently worked on an HIV/STI prevention study using social networks with Dr. Sheana Bull and is currently finishing a CCTSI pilot grant.  Currently at COR, Steven splits his time on the NIH Challenge project and the Collaborative Flu project, both dealing with childhood immunizations.


Julie Maertens.jpgJulie Maertens, PhD earned a PhD in applied social and health psychology from Colorado State University, where she also worked as a teaching fellow in psychology, as a research associate in the department’s Safety Management Applied Research Team, and as the program manager for three large youth and family evaluation projects contracted through the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. She joined the Children’s Outcomes Research program in 2012 as project manager of studies that focus on improving adolescent vaccination uptake, and on strengthening parent-provider referral communication and care planning for children with special needs. Julie commutes from Fort Collins, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her two teenagers, Bernadette and Isaak.


McCauley_Sarah 2012.jpgSarah Brewer, MPA joined the Children’s Outcomes Research Program (COR) in December 2011 and is currently working on studies of collaborative population-based reminder/recall for the Center for Research in Implementation Science and Prevention (CRISP) and. immunization reminder/recall in Obstetrics and Gynecology settings.   In 2011, she earned a Master's in Public Administration from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs where she focused on health and education policy and researched Medicaid and CHP+ eligibility and enrollment policies for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Sarah is particularly interested in increasing access to health care through evidence-based practice and policies.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and German with honors from the University of Denver in 2008. Sarah has previously managed student civic engagement programs and developed collaborative research and programmatic community partnerships with schools and nonprofit organizations.  She published a book chapter on student leadership development and civic engagement.


Jennifer Pyrzanowski joined the Colorado Health Outcomes and Children’s Outcomes Research Programs as a professional research assistant in December of 2006. She is the project coordinator for a study assessing the feasibility and acceptability of vaccinating adolescents in complementary health care settings. She earned her Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver. She comes to COHO from Jefferson County Department of Health and Environment where she worked as a public health researcher within the Tobacco Prevention Initiative Program.



Alison Saville graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2005 with a dual master’s degree in Public Health and Social Work. Alison has been working with the Children’s Outcomes Research (COR) program since 2007. Here she has coordinated two large immunization research projects: the Effectiveness of Reminder/recall among Adolescent Patients (funded by CDC) and an NIH grant titled Population versus Practice-based Interventions to Improve Immunizations. Alison has also presented results at state and national conferences: "Getting under the Hood: Exploring issues that affect provider-based recall using an Immunization Information System." She has co-authored several articles related to these studies. Prior to her work at COR, she had a variety of experiences both in community-based programs and research in both nonprofits and academic institutions. Her main research/project interests are working to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations, particularly women and children. When she's not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and her little boy Henry.  

Susan J. Staulcup, MPH received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in
Tucson prior to working with Donor Network of Arizona in Tissue and Ocular Recovery as well as Quality Assurance.  In 2004, she completed her Masters of Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. After finishing her degree, she continued to work in transplant with Tulane University Hospital in the Abdominal Transplant Program in clinical research. She has managed a variety of clinical trials including kidney, liver, HIV and pediatric transplant trials. Ms. Staulcup recently joined COHO and works with the Department of Surgery on various Surgical Outcomes Projects in areas such as Pediatric Urology as well as collaborating with investigators on other Children’s Outcome Research projects.

Ellen Sullivan joined the Colorado Health Outcomes Program as a Program Assistant/Fellowship Coordinator in November 2008. She has 10 years education experience as a Business Manager for two of her local neighborhood schools, serving preschool through 8th grade students. Previously, Ellen spent 15 years in advertising and marketing where she was responsible for the account planning, research and production departments. Her account experience includes Johns Manville, Colorado Lottery Proceeds, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Vail Valley Marketing Board, Hunter Douglas and Qwest. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Colorado State University. 


Katina Widmer received her Bachelor of Arts in English, Spanish and Sociology in 2003 from Ohio Wesleyan University. In 2007, she received her Master of Arts in Sociology from New Mexico State University. She moved to Denver in 2007 and worked for the TEDDY and DAISY diabetes studies at the Barbara Davis Center from 2007 until 2010. In 2010, she began working with the Children’s Outcomes Research program as project manager of two studies that evaluate health care delivery models for effectiveness in preventing early childhood dental caries.

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