Research Staff

  • Sarah I. Bean, MPH, Research Associate I

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews

  • Tracy Beil, MS, Research Program Manager

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews

  • Lindsay L. Benes, PhD, RN, CNS, Research Associate III

    Chronic pain development and treatment, clinical delivery systems

  • Allison D. Bonifay, MA, Research Associate II

    Behavioral and mental health, community practice-based research, evidence-based treatments for chronic pain

  • Neon B. Brooks, PhD, Research Associate II

    Science communication

  • Joanna E. Bulkley, PhD, Research Associate III

    Health related quality of life, cancer survivorship, cancer care delivery, women’s health from maternity through the post-menopausal period, patient-reported outcomes, survey design and implementation

  • Arwen E. Bunce, MA, Research Associate III

    Qualitative research methods, health information technology, community practice-based research, medical anthropology

  • Christine L. Catlin, BS, Research Associate I

    Health behavior change, preconception weight management, weight loss and weight loss maintenance

  • Julie A. Cavese, MA, Research Associate I

    Qualitative data analysis; behavioral and mental health; chronic pain; opiate use, abuse, and dependence

  • Elizabeth V. Clarke, PhD, MPH, CPH, Research Associate III

    Genetics and genomics, cancer, comparative effectiveness research, vaccine efficacy

  • Erin L. Coppola, Research Associate I

  • Bradley Crane, MS, Research Associate III

    Vaccine safety and effectiveness, epidemiology of infectious disease

  • Phillip M. Crawford, MS, Research Associate II

    Data analysis and reporting, research methodologies, demography

  • Yihe Daida, PhD, MS (CHR-Hawaii)

    Racial/ethnic disparities, diabetes, heart disease, hepatitis, mental health, chronic pain, nontuberculous mycobacteria, breast cancer, breastfeeding

  • James V. Davis, BA, Research Associate I

    Qualitative research methods

  • Joan P. Dubanoski, PhD, MPH (CHR-Hawaii)

    Psychology, aging, prevention, health promotion

  • Michelle L. Eder, PhD, Research Associate III

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews, topic development and prioritization

  • Corinne V. Evans, MPP, Research Associate III

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews, cardiovascular disease risk reduction

  • Alison J. Firemark, MA, LPC, Research Associate I

    Qualitative research methods, behavioral and mental health, depression, substance abuse, pain management

  • Holly C. Groom, MPH, Research Associate III

    Vaccine coverage, safety, and effectiveness, evidence-based practice, systematic reviews

  • Inga Gruss, PhD, Research Associate II

    Qualitative research methods, ethnography of health care systems, medical anthropology

  • Michelle L. Henninger, PhD, Research Program Manager

    Behavioral medicine, women’s health, adolescent health, vaccine compliance, patient-provider communications

  • Stephanie (Stevie) M. Hodge, MA, Research Associate I

    Oral health, practice-based research, research in the health care delivery system

  • Stephanie A. Irving, MHS, Research Associate III

    Vaccine safety and effectiveness, influenza epidemiology and prevention, adolescent vaccination

  • Shannon L. Janoff, MPH, Research Associate III

    Addiction, pain, medication safety, mixed-methods research

  • Tia L. Kauffman, MPH, Project Director

    Genetics, vaccine efficacy

  • Meghan H. Mayhew, MPH, Research Associate II

    Chronic pain development and treatment, clinical delivery systems

  • Kathleen F. Mittendorf, PhD, Research Associate III

    Cancer, genetics and genomics, informatics, vaccine safety

  • Carrie M. Nielson, PhD, MPH, Research Associate III

    Genetic and cancer epidemiology, epidemiology of aging

  • Maureen O'Keeffe-Rosetti, MS, Research Associate III

    Economics, gerontology, risk adjustment, cancer

  • Caryn E.S. Oshiro, MS, RD (CHR-Hawaii)

    Pediatric and perinatal epidemiology, nutrition and early growth patterns in children, women's health, complementary and alternative medicine

  • Kathryn L. Pedula, MS, Research Associate III

    Diabetes, ophthalmology, osteoporosis, statistics, epidemiology

  • Leslie A. Perdue, MPH, Research Associate II

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews

  • Amanda F. Petrik, MS, Research Associate III

    Cancer screening, health disparities, predictive analytics, chronic kidney disease

  • Nadia Redmond, MSPH, Research Associate I

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews

  • Jennifer S. Rivelli, Research Associate I

    Qualitative data collection and analysis, mental health research, health disparities and inequalities

  • Shannon C. Robalino, BA, MS Research Associate II

    Systematic reviews, methodologies, public health

  • A. Gabriela Rosales, MS, Biostatistician

    Statistical analyses including survival analysis, generalized estimating equation and propensity scores

  • Maureen H. Rumptz, PhD, Research Program Manager

    Community-based participatory research, qualitative and quantitative research methods, stakeholder engagement in research

  • Megan Rushkin, MPH, Research Associate I

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews

  • Jennifer L. Schneider, MPH, Research Associate III

    Qualitative research methods in complementary and alternative medicine, patient/provider healing relationships, transformational experiences and the "lived" experiences of illness

  • Caitlyn A. Senger, MPH, Research Associate II

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews

  • Scott P. Stumbo, MA, Research Associate III, Research Program Manager

    Barriers to care for individuals with serious mental illness, opioid addiction and treatment, qualitative methods

  • Jamie H. Thompson, MPH, Research Associate II

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic evidence reviews, infectious disease epidemiology

  • Natalia P. Tommasi, MA, LPC, Research Associate I

    Dental practice-based research

  • Aileen R. Uchida, MPH, Research Associate II (CHR-Hawaii)

    Cancer, health disparities, systematic evidence reviews

  • Meredith L. Vandermeer, MPH, Research Program Manager

    Biobanking, community health center networks, cancer, therapeutics

  • Vinutha Vijayadeva, PhD, MBBS, MPH (CHR-Hawaii)

    Quantitative analysis, nutritional epidemiology, weight loss

  • Lisa A. Waiwaiole, MS, Project Director, Research Program Manager

    Oral health, smoking cessation, practice-based research, cancer

  • Emily S. Walsh, MPH, Research Associate II

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews, health promotion

  • Amy Waterbury, MPH, Research Program Manager

    Research-related best practices and guidelines

  • Elizabeth M. Webber, MS, Research Associate III

    Evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews

  • Micah Yarborough, MA, Research Associate I

    Severe mental illness, adolescent depression, mixed-methods research