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Our 2018 and 2019 Scholars and Projects

Westyn Branch-Elliman, MD, MMSc              Site: VA
Infectious Diseases Physician, VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mentors: Kalpana Gupta, MD, MPH; Allen Gifford, MD
Project: Implementation of an Infection Prevention Program for Reducing Cardiac Device Infections Following Invasive Electrophysiology Procedures

Jinying Chen, PhD                                            Site: UMMS

Assistant Professor, Health Informatics and Implementation Science, UMass Medical School

Mentors:Thomas K. Houston, MD, MPH; David McManus, MD; Bo Wang, PhD

Project: Developing an Implementation Program to Support Post-Discharge Pain Assessment for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease              


Mayuko Ito Fukunaga, M.D.                          Site: UMMS
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, UMass Memorial Healthcare
Mentors: Thomas Houston, MD, MPH; Kathleen M. Mazor, EdD; Rajani S. Sadasivam, PhD
Project: Implementation of Informed Proactive Patient and Provider- Communication Technology (I2P3-CT))

Stephanie A. Robinson, PhD                      Site: VA

Research Health Scientist, Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital

Mentors: Marilyn M. Moy, MD, MSc; Stephanie L. Shimada, PhD; John Ney, MD, MPH; Renda S. Wiener, MD, MPH

Project: Implementing a Web-based Physical Activity Intervention for Veterans with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Formative Evaluation

Lauren Westafer, DO, MPH, MS                    Site: Baystate
Emergency Physician and Research Fellow, Department of Emergency Medicine - Baystate Medical Center
Clinical Instructor - University of Massachusetts Medical School
Adjunct Toxicology Faculty - Western New England University College of Pharmacy
Mentors: Peter K. Lindenauer, MD, MSc; Timothy J. Mader, MD; Mihaela S. Stefan, MD, PhD; Kathleen M. Mazor, EdD
Project: Identifying barriers and facilitators to an evidence based approach to diagnosing pulmonary embolism in the emergency department