D2V Staff

Kelley Burns, MA, PMP Kelley Burns

D2V Program Manager

Kelley is the Program Manager for D2V. She is a Project Management Institute (PMI) certified Project Management Professional (PMP), has undergraduate degrees in English and Sociology, and earned a Master’s in International Development with an emphasis in Global Health. She spent the early years of her career working in direct service programs addressing domestic violence, substance abuse, and juvenile adjudication. She was introduced to Health Services while serving in the Peace Corps in Central America. Out of answers, she turned her attention to asking better questions and has been working in Health Services Research for the past 10+ years. Most recently, Kelley came to D2V from the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System. Her diversity of experience in direct services with underserved and under-resourced communities informs her work in management and system design. Her primary interests lie in integrated program and project management, scientific rigor and getting stuff done. Kelley is passionate about flow charts.

 


Kyle Bishop, BA2Kyle Bishop

D2V Business Services Professional

Kyle provides operational support in a wide variety of areas including finance and procurement, human resources, public outreach, research administration, event coordination, and office management. Prior to joining D2V in March 2017, Kyle was the Graduate Program Administrator for the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he obtained undergraduate degrees in English and Legal Studies. Outside of the office, Kyle writes for pleasure and (minimal) profit and also enjoys making music, cooking, traveling, and exploring the beautiful Colorado landscape with his dog.



Peter DeWitt, PhDPeter DeWitt

D2V Research Associate Instructor

Dr. DeWitt earned his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.  His terminal degree followed BS and MS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines and a MS in Statistics from Colorado State University.  His current academic interests are research in functional data analysis methods, and building tools and workflows to support collaborative reproducible research.

 

 


 

Rebecca Guigli, MPHRebecca Guigli

D2V Project Manager

Rebecca graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with dual degrees in psychology and public health and a minor in biology. She completed her Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health in May 2020.  Her public health interests include community-based participatory research, program implementation and evaluation, mixed methods research, community outreach, and engagement. Rebecca has four years of research assistant experience in human subjects research and has worked on PI- initiated and sponsored-initiated clinical trials, as well as grant-funded trials.


Geoffrey HargerGeoffrey Harger, MPH

D2V Professional Research Assistant

Geoffrey joined ACCORDS in January 2020 as a Professional Research Assistant. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from the University of Colorado - Denver in 2016, and his Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology from Oregon State University in 2019. Some of his prior public health experience includes administering household questionnaires, health promotion program evaluation, and analyzing public health surveillance data - for research and local health department needs

Contact: Email | 303.724.8854


Brad Morse, PhD, MA Brad Morse

D2V Research Instructor, User Experience

Dr. Morse earned his Ph.D. in Technology, Media, and Society from the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. A Masters degree in Cultural Anthropology was obtained before finishing his terminal degree. His current academic interests include user experience (UX) research, human-centered design, mHealth, qualitative research design, qualitative methods, ethnography, community engagement, and collaborative video development. Skateboarding long distances is how Brad finds his daily bliss between snowboarding trips to the local Rocky Mountains. Board sports provide an opportunity to practice balance and mindfulness and serve as a centering pursuit of discipline and endurance.


Sharon Pincus, MASharon Pincus

D2V Project Manager

Sharon is the Project Manager for D2V's Navigation Lab. She has experience in both managing clinical trials in the US and Australia as well as in business development for non-profit and for-profit companies. Most recently, she directed research operations for Cerebral Therapeutics’s Phase I/2 clinical trial for a new drug-device combination treatment for medically refractory epilepsy patients. Sharon holds a BA and MA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. She is enthusiastic about creating excellent communication and organizational systems to facilitate project success.


Jenna Reno, PhDJennaReno-A

D2V Research Instructor, Dissemination Science

Dr. Jenna Reno is a Communication and Dissemination Scientist with D2V and a Research Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine. Previously, she completed a postdoctoral research fellowship with CU’s Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). Dr. Reno earned her PhD in Communication with an emphasis on health campaign and message design at the University of Kentucky. Her research aims to investigate the role of an evolving media and technology environment on health promotion. Specifically, she focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating theoretically based, mHealth specific communication and dissemination strategies to promote positive healthcare decisions and health outcomes. Her research examines mediated, technological, and social influences on health and is guided by interdisciplinary theories, specifically persuasion and behavior change theories that address the role of socio-cultural and information processing factors. Currently, she also is a member of the #HPVFreeCO team where she works with public health departments across the state to promote HPV vaccination and reduce the burden of HPV-related disease and cancers among Coloradans. 


Julie Ressalam, MPH, CHESJulie Ressalam

D2V Project Manager

Julie earned her undergraduate BS in biobehavioral health at Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and went on to complete her MPH at Saint Louis University in 2015. She sits on D2V's Stakeholder Engagement Core and works as a project manager on two D2V-funded pilot projects: Strategies to Improve Value in Noninvasive Cardiovascular Testing and Linking Research Prioritization with Health Outcomes. Julie most recently began project managing the SigKDD-funded D2V project 'Empowering Community Members to Understand and Use Big Data and Big Data Methods'. She also works for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities in survey research, educational programming, and evaluation. Julie is a Community Health Education Specialist (CHES), a member of the Immigration and Refugee Commission for the City of Aurora, and is passionate about health equity and social justice.



Seth Russell, MS​ Seth Russell

D2V Research Analytic Instructor

As an informatician and experienced software engineer, Seth has been involved in the crucial effort of improving health care and reducing health care costs through the appropriate use of information technology. Seth has been involved in a range of tasks including the development of requirements, building software solutions, testing the success of a chosen solution. He has experience with commercial software such as Cerner Millennium EHR and Oracle Hyperion, standards based platforms such as SMART on FHIR and InfoButtons, and build from scratch tools and techniques. His domains of interest are clinical information retrieval and extraction, imaging informatics, quality control and reporting, and the use of standards to improve the exchange of information as well as consistency of clinical care.

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Lisa Caputo Sandy, MALisa Sandy

D2V Project Manager

With experience managing a variety of research projects throughout the United States and abroad, Lisa works as a Project Manager at D2V to ensure pilot projects, grant applications , and other research-related projects are accomplished effectively and efficiently. She holds an MA in International Development and Global Health Affairs from the University of Denver. A Pennsylvania native, Lisa has called Denver home for 15 years. Outside of the office, she can be found hiking with her dog Ernest Peter Quinn Randolph, cooking experimental dishes, or enjoying sour beers at local breweries.


 

Kate Ytell, MPHKate Ytell

D2V Professional Research Assistant

Kate completed her undergraduate degree in international studies at Graceland University in 2016 and went on to complete her MPH at the Colorado School of Public Health in 2019. She joined D2V as a PRA upon graduation in May of 2019. During her studies, Kate used mixed methods to understand the relationship between social determinants of health and the self-reported health status of refugees in the Denver–metro area. Her other public health interests include culturally effective research and stakeholder engagement methods. In her free time, Kate enjoys exploring the outdoors by hiking, climbing, biking, and snowboarding, as well as cooking and hanging out with her two cats. 



Rachel ZuckerRachel Zucke​r, MPH

CHORDS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Rachel Zucker joined ACCORDS in 2016 as the Data Collaborative Project Manager/SrPRA working on CHORDS (Colorado Health Observation Regional Data Service) and other data sharing opportunities and projects. She received her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from UNC – Chapel Hill in 2014, where she worked on preventive health projects ranging from HPV vaccination research to multi-unit housing smoking policies. After graduating, she worked in research and evaluation at a North Carolina nonprofit focused on organization-level employee health policies and benefits. Her professional interests include health behavior change, chronic disease prevention, community partnerships, and creating and supporting data sharing partnerships.

Contact: Email | 303.724.9222​