Primary Care Research Investigators

Primary Care Research

Primary Care Research Staff

Kelly Nottingham, MPH, CHES                    
Executive Director 

Lisa Forster, MS 
Senior, Community Research Project Manager


Primary Care Research Investigators

Elizabeth Beverly, Ph.D.
Area of interest: Diabetes; Geriatrics/aging; Behavioral Interventions
Affiliation: Family Medicine/ Diabetes Institute

Joseph Bianco, Ph.D. 
Area of interest: Empathy in medical students and residents; Trauma Informed Care
Affiliation: Social Medicine

Jane Broecker, M.D.
Area of interest: Women’s Health; Contraception
Affiliation: Specialty Medicine/Obstetrics & Gynecology

Sharon Casapulla, Ph.D.
Area of interest: Medical education; Rural & Underserved populations
Affiliation: Rural & Underserved Programs

Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, MD
Area of interest: Medical Education; Novel Methods of teaching primary care
Affliation:  Social Medicine (Cleveland)

Sebastian Diaz, Ph.D., J.D.
Area of interest:  Workforce research; Big data
Affliation:  Family Medicine/CACCOM

David Drozek, D.O.
Area of interest: Lifestyle Medicine; Practice improvement in colonoscopies
Affiliation: Specialty Medicine/ General Surgery

David Eland, D.O.
Area of interest: Osteopathic Principles & Practices; Longitudinal Outcomes of OMT
Affiliation: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Berkeley Franz, Ph.D.
Area interest:  Community-based Primary Care, Health Policy, Religious and Cultural Competence
Affliation:  Social Medicine

Todd Fredricks, M.D.
Area of interest: Veterans’ Health; Improving teaching techniques; Media in Medicine
Affiliation: Family Medicine

Jody M. Gerome, D.O.
Area of interest: Women’s Health; Gestational Diabetes
Affiliation: Specialty Medicine/ Obstetrics & Gynecology

Jen-Tzer Gau, M.D., Ph.D.
Area of interest: Geriatric Medicine; Healthy aging/Nutrition
Affiliation: Geriatrics

Dawn Graham, Ph.D
Area of interest:  Behavioral Health Integration, Community-based Research
Affliliation:  Social Medicine

Emily Guseman, Ph.D
Area of interest:  Childhood obesity interventions
Affliliation:  Family Medicine

Simeon Hain, D.O.
Area of interest: lntegrating Osteopathy into clinical practice; Osteopathic Practices & Principles
Affiliation: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Zelalem Haile, Ph.D.
Area of interest:  Maternal, Infant and Child health; Gestastional Diabetes; Epidemiology 
Affiliation:  Social Medicine (Dublin)

Gillian Ice, Ph.D, MPH
Area of interest:  Global Health; Cargivers and Caregiver Stress
Affiliation:  Social Medicine/Global Health Initiative

Anna Kerr, PhD
Area of interest:  Patient-provider communication (Decision Making; Uncertainty Management)
Affiliation: Family Medicine

Kristin Kerwin, RN
Area of interest:  Maternal,  I nfant and C hild H ealth; P atient N avigation
Affiliation:  Family Navigator Program, Community Health Programs

Timothy Law, D.O., M.B.A.
Area of interest: Neuromuscular health; Geriatrics/Healthy Aging; Osteopathic Practices & Principles
Affiliation: Family Medicine/OMNI/ CTRU

Stacy Lee, RN
Area of interest:  Maternal,  I nfant and C hild H ealth; P atient N avigation
Affiliation:  Family Navigator Program, Community Health Programs

Randy Longenecker, M.D.
Area of interest:  Rural Medical Education
Affiliation:  Family Medicine/Office of Rural & Urban Underserved Programs

Sue Meeks, R.N.-B.C.
Area of interest: Maternal,  Infant and Child Health; Patient Navigation
Affiliation: Family Navigator Program, Community Health Programs

Rosellen Roche, MD, PhD
Area of interest:  Youth Violence; Community Impact; Veterans' Health; Medical Education
Affiliation:  Family Medicine (Cleveland)

Sarah Rubin, Ph.D.
Area of interest:  Social and cultural anthropology, Infant mortality
Affiliation:  Social Medicine (Cleveland)

Tracy Shaub, D.O.
Area of interest:  Geriatrics, Pallative Care, Behavioral Health Integration
Affiliation:  Family Medicine

Daniel Skinner, PhD
Area of interest:  Affordable Care Act, Health Policy
Affiliation:  Social Medicine (Dublin)

Melissa Thomas, PhD, MSPH, MSA, MCHES, C.CHW
Area of interest:  Amish Health, Community-based/Community engaged research; Food insecurity
Affiliation:  Family Medicine

Frances Wymbs, Ph.D.
Area of interest: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; Shared Decision Making
Affiliation: Family Medicine

Amy Zidron, D.O., Ph.D.
Area of interest: Pediatrics; Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Health Disparitiesin Pediatrics
Affiliation: Pediatrics

Focused Research Work Groups

  • Maternal, Infant and Child Health
  • Lifestyle, Behavioral, and Complimentary Health Approaches
  • Medical Education

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