See also: Analytics Team, OVIHD Team
Jada Biggers, Research Assistant
Jada is a participant in the Gill Junior Research Program, an initiative designed to help high school students learn about various areas of health care. She will be graduating from the Opportunity Middle College program at Bluegrass Community and Technical College through Bryan Station High School in May 2017. After high school, Jada plans to continue her education at the University of Louisville.
Jessica Clouser, MPH, Project Manager II
Jessica has worked in research project management for over nine years. Prior to her tenure at CHSR, she served as the co-principal investigator and project manager for a five-year, CDC-funded study looking at the occupational safety and health of Lation Thoroughbred farmworkers. She is interested in community-based research, research to practice, health disparities, and social determinants of health. She received her MPH in Health Behavior from the University of Kentucky where she also obtained a BA in English and Spanish with a minor in Anthropology.
Arden Cooper, BA, Multimedia Designer
Arden joined the Center in February 2017. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design and Architecture, and a minor in Visual Studies. She completed part of her studies abroad in the Netherlands, and has also participated in additional design coursework at the University of Kentucky.
Shaunescia Davis, BS, Associate Administrator and Budget Officer
Shaunescia began her career with the University of Kentucky Volunteer Services at UK Chandler Hospital in 1999 and joined the Center for Health Services Research in 2015. Shaunescia graduated with her BS in Family and Consumer Sciences from the University of Kentucky School of Human Environmental Services.
Lorin Franklin, BA, C-TAGME, Research Program Manager
Lorin has been employed by the University of Kentucky since 2009, and has over 8 years of experience in project management and medical education administration. She is certified as a Training Administrator in Graduate Medical Education and has planned and organized several transformative conferences and workshops. Lorin is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration.
Shawna Greenwell, BS, Administrative Staff Associate I
Shawna attended the University of Kentucky and graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Family Sciences with a minor in Sociology. She began at the Center in April 2016.
Lauren Johnson, BA, Research Assistant
Lauren Johnson graduated from the University of Kentucky in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Spanish. She plans to attend graduate school at the University of Kentucky in the Fall of 2017.
Bob Kegebein, MA, Evaluation Manager
Prior to joining the CHSR, Bob was employed by the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics where he utilized the State Longitudinal Data System to analyze K12, Higher Education and Workforce outcomes. Bob embraces the idea of evaluation as a necessary tool for continuous quality improvement and has nearly 20 years of experience in analysis. He received his MA from the University of Albany.
Megan McIntosh, BA, Program Coordinator
Megan began her career with the University of Kentucky, Office of Patient Experience at UK Chandler Hospital in 2011 and joined the Center in 2015. She serves on the UK HealthCare Recognition Committee and Partner Advisory Council. Megan graduated with her BA in Health Communication from the College of Communication and Information Studies at the University of Kentucky.
Janet K. Otachi, MA, Program Coordinator
Janet has a BA in Social Work and an MA in Medical Sociology. Currently she is a Doctor of Public Health Candidate at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, concentrating in Health Management and Policy. Janet has experience working with vulnerable populations in Sub-Saharan Africa in HIV Research and Gender Based Violence Prevention; in Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation of Public Health Programs; and as a Research Assistant at the UK College of Nursing for Evidence Based Tobacco Research among vulnerable populations. She began her career at the Center in September 2016.
Angela Traugott, Administrative Staff Officer I
Angela started at the University of Kentucky in 2008. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as a College Financial Specialist in the College of Arts and Science for the Chemistry and Physics & Astronomy departments. Angela recently received her multi-business procedures certification for student life cycle management, human resource and finance.
Kristina Tucker, BA, Program Coordinator I
Kristina graduated with a BA in Health Communications from the University of Kentucky, School of Communication and Information Sciences. She began her career with Bluegrass Comprehensive Services (now Bluegrass.org) as an Operations Officer for outpatient care and then joined the Center in April 2016.
Nikita L. Vundi, MPH, Program Coordinator
Nikita has a BA in Biology from Berea College and an MPH in Community Health Education from Eastern Kentucky University. Currently she is seeking a DrPH in Epidemiology from the University of Kentucky’s College of Public Health. Nikita has previously worked as a Regional Epidemiologist for the Big Sandy region of Kentucky. She joined the Center in December 2016.