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Center for Applied Health Research on Aging
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Meet the Center for Applied Health Research on Aging team. If you are interested in working with our center, please contact us at cahra@northwestern.edu.

Directors

Michael S. Wolf, MA, PhD, MPH

Michael S. Wolf, MA, PhD, MPH

Director, Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

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mswolf( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5592

Julia Yoshino Benavente, MPH

Julia Yoshino Benavente, MPH

Associate Director

julia.benavente( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5585

Active Studies Involved
LitCog; MyCog; TEAM; Merck PPI

Faculty

Marina Arvanitis, MD, MPH

Marina Arvanitis, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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marina.arvanitis( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4407

Areas of Expertise
Care transitions; Chronic disease self-management; Health literacy; Patient-reported outcomes; Psychosocial determinants of health
Stacy Bailey, PhD, MPH

Stacy Bailey, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

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stacy-bailey( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5595

Areas of Expertise
Chronic disease self-management; Health and consumer technologies; Health information design; Health literacy; Healthcare equity; Implementation science; Multi-morbidity; Patient safety; Polypharmacy; Primary care innovation; Treatment adherence
Laura Curtis, MS

Laura Curtis, MS

Research Assistant Professor

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l-curtis( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5538

Areas of Expertise
Chronic disease self-management; Cognitive aging; Health and consumer technologies; Health literacy; Multi-morbidity; Primary care innovation; Psychosocial determinants of health
Mary Kwasny, ScD

Mary Kwasny, ScD

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)

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312-503-2294

Rebecca Mullen Lovett, PhD

Rebecca Mullen Lovett, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

r-lovett( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3276

Areas of Expertise
Care complexity; Chronic disease self-management; Cognitive aging; Health information design; Health literacy; Patient safety; Treatment adherence
Rachel O'Conor, PhD, MPH

Rachel O'Conor, PhD, MPH

Research Assistant Professor

r-oconor( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3240

Areas of Expertise
Care coordination; Caregiver competencies; Chronic disease self-management; Community-based participatory research; Health literacy; Healthcare equity; Multi-morbidity; Psychosocial determinants of health; Social support

Staff

Stephanie Batio, MS

Stephanie Batio, MS

Research Data Analyst

stephanie.batio( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4684

Active Studies Involved
Eli Lilly EMC2; EMC2 IVR; IMPACT-D KSA; GBMF TEAM Trial
Guisselle del Salto Wismer, MPH

Guisselle del Salto Wismer, MPH

Research Project Manager

delsalto( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3272

Active Studies Involved
UMS Portal; REMinD; COPD Multi-Morbidity; IMPACT-D KSA;
Laurie Hedlund, MA

Laurie Hedlund, MA

Research Project Manager

l-hedlund( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5537

Active Studies Involved
EMC2 IVR; TAKE-IT
Scott Hur, MPH

Scott Hur, MPH

Research Data Analyst

scott.hur( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4194

Active Studies Involved
UMS Portal; UAMS Diabetes; TAKE-IT
Han Luu, BS

Han Luu, BS

Research Study Coordinator

han.luu( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-6221

Active Studies Involved
COPD Multimorbidity; Portal
Diana Marino-Nunez

Diana Marino-Nunez

Research Study Coordinator

diana.marino( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5531

Active Studies Involved
UMS PortaL; Eli Lilly; Take-IT
Amber Miller, MPH

Amber Miller, MPH

Research Study Coordinator

amber.miller( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-6252

Active Studies Involved
LitCog; Plan Your Life
Lauren Opsasnick, MS

Lauren Opsasnick, MS

Statistical Analyst

lauren.opsasnick( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4461

Active Studies Involved
LitCog; REMinD; Eli Lilly EMC2; LitCog Plan Your Lifespan;
Eleanor Small

Eleanor Small

Research Project Coordinator

amber.miller( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2497

Active Studies Involved
LitCog; LitCog Caregiver; MyCog; CMMC Innovation Lab
Chandana Vuyyuru, MPH

Chandana Vuyyuru, MPH

Research Study Coordinator

chandana.vuyyuru( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-6452

Active Studies Involved
REMinD; Merck Study
Sarah Wozniak, MPH

Sarah Wozniak, MPH

Research Study Coordinator

sarah.wozniak( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4656

Active Studies Involved
REMinD; COPD Multi-Morbidity; SAMBA-COPD
Aiden Wynia

Aiden Wynia

Research Coordinator

aiden.wynia( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5038

Active Studies Involved
TAKEIT; EMC2 IVR
Pauline Zheng

Pauline Zheng

Research Project Coordinator

pauline.zheng( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5644

Active Studies Involved
Eli Lilly EMC2 Phase 2; LitCog; MyCog
Andrea Zuleta, MSMS

Andrea Zuleta, MSMS

Research Study Coordinator

andrea.zuleta( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4104

Active Studies Involved
UMS Portal; EMC2 IVR
Rudy Zuleta

Rudy Zuleta

Research Intern

rodolfo.zuleta( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3394

Active Studies Involved
UMS Portal
Morgan Eifler

Morgan Eifler

Research Project Coordinator

morgan.eifler( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-1813

Active Studies Involved
LitCog; LitCog Caregiver; MyCog; EMC2 IVR

Doctoral Students

Andrea Russell, MS

Andrea Russell, MS

Doctoral Candidate

andrearussell2021.1( at )u.northwestern.edu

312-503-6123

Esther Yoon, MPH

Esther Yoon, MPH

Doctoral Candidate

estheryoon2013( at )u.northwestern.edu

248-762-8373

Aparna Balakrishnana, MPH, MPA

Aparna Balakrishnana, MPH, MPA

Doctoral Candidate, Health Services and Outcomes Research

abalakrishnan( at )u.northwestern.edu

410-404-1197

Administration

Angela O'Donnell

Angela O'Donnell

Research Administrator

angela.odonnell( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-1711

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