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Fellowship Faculty Mentors

Each fellow is guided by at least two mentors, a methodological mentor with methodological expertise relevant to the fellow's research and a substantive mentor with expertise in the fellow's research area of interest. Substantive mentors may have appointments in any of the Northwestern University Schools (e.g., Feinberg School of Medicine, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, McCormick School of Engineering).

If neither mentor is a member of the Executive Committee of the Integrated Fellowship, a member of the committee serves as a liaison mentor.

Lai, Jin-Shei

Lai, Jin-Shei

Professor of Medical Social Sciences (Outcome and Measurement Science), Medical Social Sciences (Determinants of Health), Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science) and Pediatrics

Bio

Jin-Shei Lai, Ph.D., OTR/L., is a registered occupational therapist and a trained psychometrician. She has been a member of the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Children's Oncology Group (COG), ... [more]

McHugh, Megan Colleen

McHugh, Megan Colleen

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Bio

Dr. McHugh is a health services researcher with an interest in federal policy making, employer-led health reform efforts, community health in manufacturing communities, and quality improvement. She ha... [more]

Mohr, David C

Mohr, David C

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Behavioral Medicine), Medical Social Sciences (Intervention Science) and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

Dr. Mohr received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arizona. He was on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco from 1994 to 2006, when he moved to join the Depa... [more]

Mustanski, Brian

Mustanski, Brian

Professor of Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science), Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Bio

Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Co-Director of the NIH Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and Co-Director of the NIDA Center for Prevention Imp... [more]

Nowinski, Cindy J

Nowinski, Cindy J

Research Professor of Medical Social Sciences (Outcome and Measurement Science), Medical Social Sciences (Determinants of Health), Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science) and Neurology - Ken and Ruth Davee Department

Bio

My research interests include outcome measure development, evaluating the impact of chronic diseases (particularly neurological) and their treatments on patient-reported and clinical outcomes, and usi... [more]

Persell, Stephen D

Persell, Stephen D

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine)

Bio

I am a health services researcher and primary care internist. My research involves multiple aspects of primary care delivery including the design, implementation and evaluation of electronic health re... [more]

Simon, Melissa A

Simon, Melissa A

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Obstetrics and Gynecology)/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences (Implementation Science)

Bio

Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at promoting health equity and eliminating health disparities among low income, medically underserved women across the lifespan. Integrating health se... [more]

Spring, Bonnie J

Spring, Bonnie J

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Behavioral Medicine), Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Bio

My laboratory conducts research on behavioral risk factors (obesity, poor quality diet, physical inactivity, tobacco use). We also develop cutting-edge technologies that support self-regulation and he... [more]