Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

HSIP Student Profiles

adoriveraAdovich Rivera
Health Services and Outcomes Research
Prior to joining the Health Sciences Integrated Program, Ado worked as a researcher for the Institute of Health Policy and Development Studies in the Philippines where he was involved in various projects ranging from cost-effectiveness to impact assessment. He provided technical assistance including data analysis and grant preparation. He also trained and led data collection teams for various surveys. Ado holds degrees in medicine and public health from the University of the Philippines Manila. During his PhD studies he is interested in researching health disparities and their impacts on issues of access and quality of health services for marginalized and underserved populations.


Iva Terwilliger
Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
Iva graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University. After graduating, she completed a nurse residency program and worked as a Staff Nurse on an orthopedic / oncology / medical / surgical unit at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. She then worked at the New York University Langone Medical Center as a Senior Staff Nurse in Breast Imaging.  As a PhD student in the Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety track, she is interested in studying how technology can help improve the quality of care provided to patients.


Rick Weinmeyer
Social Sciences and Health
Rick has spent the last four years serving as the Senior Research Associate for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association. During his tenure with the AMA, he’s researched and written on subjects at the intersection of health policy, health law, and medical ethics, including expanded access to unapproved drugs, religious and philosophical vaccination exemptions, and hospital mergers and their impact on patient care. Rick earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Washington (Seattle), his M.Phil. in sociology from Cambridge University, and his J.D. and M.A. in health law and bioethics at the University of Minnesota. His research interests are in health disparities research, legal epidemiology, and research regulation, and he’d like to use his doctoral training to conduct empirical work in public health law and health policy.