Who We Are
Dr. Morris is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the School of Medicine. She earned her BS in Communication Disorders from Boston University, a MS in Speech-Language Pathology, a MPH with a Health Policy and Systems Concentration, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Morris serves as a qualitative and mixed methods expert on multiple health services research studies. She has worked across a multitude of clinical areas and is particularly interested in employing qualitative methodologies and methods to engage key stakeholders in identifying and addressing disparities in care experienced by vulnerable populations. In her own research, she aims to identify and address provider- and organization-level factors that contribute to healthcare disparities experienced by patients with disabilities. She is the founder and director of the national Learning ColloaborativE to Address Disability Equity in HealthcaRe (LEADERs).
Dr. Brooke Dorsey Holliman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine. She specializes in the use of qualitative and mixed methods in health services research, and is skilled at health policy and program evaluation. Dr. Dorsey Holliman’s research focuses on health disparities and inequalities due to socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and social and structural factors. Prior to joining the University of Colorado, she was the founding Director of the Qualitative Core for the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center. Dr. Dorsey Holliman earned her B.A. in Psychology from North Carolina Central University, a M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver.
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Ms. Barnard is an Instructor in General Academic Pediatrics. She earned her Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. Ms. Barnard has 20+ years of experience conducting qualitative and mixed methods research in environmental and occupational health sciences (at National Jewish Health) and in health services research (at CU Anschutz). She has extensive experience with conducting qualitative studies and analyzing qualitative data. She has several years of experience teaching qualitative research methods and analytic techniques to both clinician scientists and master-level research assistants.
Dr. Tietbohl is an Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and the ACCORDS Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tietbohl’s research focuses on how communication shapes health care experiences, especially as it relates to medical decision-making and its consequences. Her work uses qualitative and mixed methods to investigate how social categories, medical conditions and contexts, authority, and external forces come to bear on physician-patient communication and contribute to variations in health care.
The Qualitative & Mixed Methods Research Core is supported by several qualitative research assistants that are MA/MS trained. They have experience with many different qualitative data collection methods.
Ashley Dafoe received her MA in Applied Anthropology from Mississippi State University in 2020 and her BA in Anthropology from the University of Wyoming in 2017. Her master’s thesis investigated the relationship between resilience and frailty in the Mississippi State Asylum during the Jim Crow era. Ashley previously completed two internships at the Smithsonian Institution, served as the Co-Chair of the Paleopathology Student Group, and contributed a chapter to the Routledge Handbook of Bioarchaeology and Climate Change. She joined the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core as a PRA in 2020. Her professional interests include racial health disparities and the sociopolitical causes of health inequity and inequality. In her free time, Ashley enjoys reading, woodworking, quilting, and spending time with her dog.
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Steve Lockhart received his MPH from the Colorado School of Public Health in 2014 and his BA in Psychology from DU in 2008. He began work at COHO/ACCORDS in 2007 as a student worker on the Toolkits project with Dr. Sheana Bull. After graduating, Steve worked as a PRA on several Community Based Participatory Research studies with Dr. Debbi Main and the community group Taking Neighborhood Health to Heart. He has managed multiple projects focused on improving vaccination rates for all age groups using a variety of different interventions. He has considerable experience in project management, evaluation, and qualitative research methods. In 2017 Steve joined the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core as a Senior PRA. In this position, he provides qualitative and mixed methods support in IRB submissions, guide development, data collection, coding, and analysis. Steve is also a proud member of the ACCORDS wellness committee.
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Julia joined ACCORDS in 2020 as a Professional Research Assistant in the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core. She received her Master’s in Anthropology from Colorado State University in 2020 focusing on issues of health disparity and healthcare access among Oglala Lakota dialysis patients living on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Most recently, Julia worked as a Contact Tracer with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 taskforce. In her free time, she enjoys caring for foster animals and taking advantage of the outdoor recreation Colorado has to offer.
Johnny joined the ACCORDS team in August 2019 as a Qualitative Professional Research Assistant. He earned his Masters in Public Health in Health Systems Management and Policy from the Colorado School of Public Health and his Bachelors Degree in Nutritional
Sciences from Oklahoma State University. Johnny has experience working with community based organizations such as the YMCA and Colorado Black Health Collaborative. His professional interests include chronic disease prevention, health systems capacity
building and advocating for youth and at risk populations.