See also: Analytics Team, OVIHD Team
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, Project Manager II
Lorin has 10 years of experience in the higher education and healthcare fields, with a concentration in instructional design and development. She is a Certified Training Administrator of Graduate Medical Education and has a strong interest in technological applications and implementation processes. Her research experience has focused on evidence-informed interventions with vulnerable populations and community-based research to practice.
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.
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.
Xiaoshu Li, PhD, Research Associate
Xiaoshu joined CHSR as research associate in August 2017. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Economics and a MS in Statistics from Virginia Tech University. Prior to joining CHSR, she worked on research projects of environmental economics as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Kentucky. Her areas of expertise are economic evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, and applied econometrics.
Ying Liu, MSW, Data Coordinator Senior
Ying joined the Center in August 2017. She graduated with her MSW in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky. She also received a certificate in Applied Statistics from the College of Statistics in 2017.
Megan McIntosh, BA, Program Coordinator I
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 I
Janet has a BA in Social Work and an MA in Medical Sociology. 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 joined the Center in September 2016.
Amanda Savarese, Research Administrative Coordinator
Amanda joined the Center in August 2017 after working in the research field for nearly 10 years. Prior to joining the CHSR, she worked at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute and the University of Missouri, conducting MRI studies that looked at the human brain and how it functions. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a BA in Psychology in 2009.
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.
Nikita L. Vundi, MPH, Program Coordinator I
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.