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The interdisciplinary staff at CHSRA have a variety of research, teaching, and professional experience in analytical and clinical areas. Staff members have formal training, teaching, and research experience in analytical and clinical areas such as decision theory, epidemiology, economics, engineering, ergonomics, family resources, information systems, health administration, mass communication, journalism, oncology, policy analysis, program evaluation, psychology, social welfare and statistics. Staff members also possess professional experience in providing and regulating health care. Clinical backgrounds include mental health counseling, nursing, and pharmacy as well as access to physicians of all specialties.

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James M. Robinson, Ph.D., FSA, MAAA
Senior Scientist

Principal Investigators and Project Directors

James H. Ford II, Ph.D.
Associate Scientist

Robert Newsom, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Permanent PI

Susan Nordman-Oliveira, MS

Barbara Rudolph, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist

David R. Zimmerman, Ph.D.
Former Director, Professor Emeritus, Senior Scientist

Researchers and Staff

Gerard Averill

Patricia Beutel
Associate Researcher

DaRae Coughlin

Samantha Francis
Helpdesk Staff

Kris Gruber-Twardy
Senior Administrative Program Specialist

Laurie Holman
Associate Researcher

Dora Kilburn
Senior Programmer Analyst

Karen Perez
Helpdesk Staff

Edmond Ramly, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Nate Richgels
Associate Researcher

Jennifer Robinson
Senior Programmer Analyst

Richard Ross

Brenda Ryther

Mary Schlaak
Senior Research Specialist

Mary Ann Sveum
Program Assistant

Renee Valaskey
Associate Research Specialist

Nathan Williams
Associate Researcher

Independent Consultants

April Bernabe
Clinical Consultant

Wayne Bigelow
Consulting Scientist

Ted Collins
Consulting Pharmacist

Priscilla Ezell
Clinical Consultant

Patti Zoromski
Clinical Consultant


David H. Gustafson, Ph.D.

Graduate Students