Who We Are

 

L. Miriam Dickinson, PhD

Senior Biostatistician

Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Miriam Dickinson is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine with a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics at the University of Colorado Denver. She received her BA and PhD (biostatistics) from Tulane University, MS in biometrics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, and completed an NIMH-sponsored fellowship in mental health services research. Miriam’s expertise and interests include: (i) design and analysis of cluster-randomized pragmatic trials, (ii) multilevel and longitudinal modeling, (iii) design and analytic methods for practice-based and community trials, including covariate constrained randomization methods.

Contact Info: miriam.dickinson@ucdenver.edu 

FaircloughDianeDiane Fairclough, DrPH

Senior Biostatistician, ACCORDS Biostatistics Core

Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

Dr. Diane Fairclough is a professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics. Diane received her doctoral degree in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina and has held appointments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Harvard School of Public Health, AMC Cancer Research Center and the University of Colorado Denver. She is a past President of the International Society for Quality of Life Research and has over 200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Fairclough's primary research interest is Quality of Life, outcomes in palliative/hospice care, and psychosocial sequelae of cancer and its therapy in pediatric and adult patients. Dr. Fairclough’s statistical research interests include the design and analysis of longitudinal studies with non-random missing data due to disease morbidity or mortality. She is the author of Design and Analysis of Quality of Life Studies in Clinical Trials, 2nd edition (2010).

Contact: Email | 303.724.1168



EJC (1)Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, PhD

Director, ACCORDS Biostatistics and Analytics Core

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Colorado School of Public Health

Dr. Juarez-Colunga is an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her BS in Applied Mathematics and MSc in Statistics in Mexico and her doctoral degree in Statistics from Simon Fraser University in Canada. Elizabeth’s areas of expertise and interest include (i) analysis of data with dependencies at different levels including longitudinal and clustered data, which builds upon generalized linear and nonlinear mixed models, (ii) analysis of repeated events data such as pulmonary exacerbations, which evolve as an extension of survival analysis methods, (iii) joint modeling of multiple outcomes, and (iv) analysis of observational data. She has been involved in the design and analysis of several health outcomes research studies, including, for instance, The Scalable Architecture for Federated Translational Inquiries Network (SAFTINet) project, a pragmatic trial to assist weight loss in a low-income population, and several observational studies in surgical outcomes.

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.6971


 

John Rice​John Rice, PhD​

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

Biostatistician

Dr. John Rice is an assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health. He received his MSPH in Biostatistics from Emory University in 2010, and his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2015, where his dissertation focused on statistical methods for cancer research. He completed postdoctoral training at the University of Rochester in 2017, where he worked in the areas of HIV testing behavior and cardiovascular outcomes, prior to joining the faculty at UC Denver. His research interests include longitudinal data analysis, recurrent events, and semiparametric regression methods for binary and sem​icontinuous outcomes data.

Contact: Email

 

Krithika Suresh new​Krithika Suresh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Informatics

Biostatistician

Krithika Suresh is a research assistant professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health. She received her MMath in Biostatistics from the University of Waterloo, and her PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. Her research interests include survival analysis, longitudinal data, joint modeling, and prediction models, with applications in cancer research and other health outcomes.

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.6211


 

BrendaBrenda Beaty, MSPH​​​

Analyst lead, ACCORDS Analytical Core

Data Analyst

Ms. Beaty manages the efforts of the ACCORDS analytic team as well as performing data analysis on a number of projects. She has been a SAS Certified Base Programmer since 2003 and has been involved with SAS Users Groups at the local, regional and national levels. She works with projects involving both pediatric and adult health outcomes.

Contact: Email | 303.724.1076


 

Michael BronsertMichael Bronsert, PhD

Senior Professional Research Assistant 

Biostatistician

Michael Bronsert graduated from Union College in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology. In 1999 he completed his Master of Science in Biology at Andrews University where he studied behavioral neurobiology. For several years following his Master’s degree he worked as a Medical Technologist for Kaiser Permanente and also for Poudre Valley Hospital before deciding to purse as degree in statistics. In 2009 he received his PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado. Dr. Bronsert joined COHO in January 2010 as a senior professional research assistant. ​

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.1277


Erin Chaussee (1)​Erin Chaussee, MS, PhDc

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Biostatistician

Erin joined the ACCORDS Biostatistics and Analytics Core in 2014. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Biostatistics & Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health. Her research is in cluster randomized trials with a focus on stepped wedge designs.

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.0838
Anna Furniss

Anna Furniss, MS

Analyst co-lead, ACCORDS Analytical Core

Data Analyst

Anna co-manages the efforts of the ACCORDS analytic team as well as performing data analysis on a number of projects. She has worked as a data analyst for several health and education organizations throughout Colorado, Michigan, and most recently, Mississippi. She works with projects involving both pediatric and adult health outcomes.

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.3877


 

HosokawaPatrickPatrick Hosokawa, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Biostatistician

Patrick Hosokawa, MS joined COHO in 2007. He has a Master of Science in Biostatistics from the University of Colorado Denver and was previously a web and database developer. Currently, he provides statistical support for the SOAR initiative as well as the Department of Neurosurgery as well as other large database projects.  In addition to statistical support, Patrick has experience in coding interfaces/toolkits using Visual Basic, Java, and REDCap. 

Contact Email​ | 303.724.1531



Laura Helmkamp, MS Biostatistics HelkampHeadshot

Senior Professional Research Assistant 

Data Analyst

Laura performs data analysis for a number of projects at ACCORDS. She received her MS in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2012 and previously worked as a data analyst at Wayne State University.

Contact: Email | 303.724.535

 

 


Monica McNultyMonica McNulty, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Data Analyst/Database Developer

Monica McNulty, a Senior Professional Research Assistant, holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a Master of Science in Biometrics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Her primary areas of expertise include design, development, and implementation of databases (MS Access and REDCap) for use in medical research studies, as well as SAS statistical analysis of the subsequently collected data. Over the years Monica’s involvement in medically-related research has covered a wide array of topics, from treatment of multiple sclerosis, to Native American mental health concerns, to quality of care in long-term health care facilities, to development of literacy in early childhood.

 

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.1197


Bridget Mosley (1)Bridget Mosley, MPH

Senior Professional Research Assistant 

Data Analyst

Bridget joined the ACCORDS Biostatistics and Data Analyst Team in 2017. She works with various investigators to manage and analyze their research data. Along with a Master in Public Health from Emory University, she has more than 20 years of experience using quantitative epidemiology skills on research projects. She previously worked on the Research Informatics team at Children’s Hospitals of Colorado and spent multiple years as the perinatal epidemiologist for the Birth Defect Research Center at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Contact: Email | 303.724.9410

​Angela Moss, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Data Analyst

Angela received a Bachelor in Engineering Degree from Vanderbilt University. After working as a Chemical Engineer in both the Biotechnology and Aerospace fields she earned a Master's Degree from University of Colorado in Biostatistics. She has been working as an analyst at ACCORDS since 2014.

Contact: Email | 303.724.9254

Sharon Scarbro, MS Biometrics sharon_201111

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Data Analyst

Sharon joined ACCORDS as a Data Analyst in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Colorado College and a Master of Science in Biometrics from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has over 30 years’ experience working with both researchers and community members in a variety of areas such as cystic fibrosis testing, transgender health and evaluating school-based nutrition and physical activity programs.

 

Contact: Email​​​


 

Jacob Thomas, M.S. BiostatisticsThomas

Senior Professional Research Assistant 

Data Analyst

Jake is a data analyst with ACCORDS. He received his M.S. degree in biostatistics from CU Anschutz. Prior to working with ACCORDS, he worked for the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, also on the CU Anschutz campus.

Contact: Email​