Who We Are


Russell Glasgow, PhDRussell E. Glasgow, PhD

Program Lead

Implementation research; use of D&I models for planning, adaptation, evaluation, and sustainability; interface with VA programs.

Contact Info:  Russell.Glasgow@ucdenver.edu


Consultation and Evaluation Lead

Senior Implementation Scientist

General consultation coordinator; qualitative and mixed methods application to D&I research; implementation science; use of D&I in primary care settings; instructor for CLSC 6560 Designs and Mixed Methods in Implementation Research

​Contact Info: jodi.holtrop@cuanschutz.edu




Dr. Kempe’s own research has focused on immunization and other preventive care delivery, evaluation of prenatal and neonatal health services, evaluation of state health insurance plans for children of low-income families, telephone care, and implementation and dissemination science. 

Contact Info: allison.kempe@childrenscolorado.org


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Mónica Pérez Jolles, MA, PhD

Invited Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Pèrez Jolles, a health services and implementation scientist seeks to close the health gap through team-based science by actively engaging healthcare providers, administrators, and patients/community members to increase the capacity of Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement multi-level interventions; particularly family-centered and trauma-informed care. She approaches program development and testing from ecological and complex systems perspectives and uses mixed methods. Her research focuses on pragmatic trials recruiting under-represented patient populations, and on evidence-informed methods promoting co-created partner engagement in research.


Contact info: monica.jolles@cuanschutz.edu 


Ed Havranek, MDEd, MD 

Principal Implementation Investigator 

Multicenter clinical trials, Large-scale quality improvement, Healthcare redesign

Contact Info: edward.p.havranek@ucdenver.edu​

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Implementation Scientist 

Dr. Kwan is a health psychologist and health services, researcher. Her research and evaluation focus is on mixed methods approaches to assessing the implementation of evidence of chronic disease management and prevention interventions in health care settings. Her expertise is in the application of theoretical and conceptual frameworks on behavior change, stakeholder engagement, and evaluation of the design and testing of interventions.

Contact Info: Bethany.kwan@ucdenver.edu


Amy Huebschmann, MD, MS, FACPHeadshot - Amy Huebchmann

Implementation Scientist 

Physical activity behavior, Implementation science factors in primary care settings, systematic reviews assessing both pragmatism and effectiveness, implementation issues with electronic health records

Contact:​ amy.huebschmann@ucdenver.edu​


Brooke Dorsey Holliman, PhD

Director of ACCORDS Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Core

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Brooke Dorsey Holliman

Dr. Dorsey Holliman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Director of the Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Core at the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS). She specializes in the use of qualitative and mixed methods in health services research, and isskilled 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.

Contact:​ brooke.dorseyholliman@cuanschutz.edu


Hillary Lum, MD, PhDHillary Lum

Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, University of Colorado

Physician Investigator in Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Eastern Colorado Health Care System

2015 Fellow

Hillary Lum, MD, PhD, conducts patient-centered outcomes research to improve advance care planning for older adults. She is a geriatrician, palliative medicine physician, and Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and physician investigator at the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Aurora, CO. Her goals are to conduct high-quality research that improves advance care planning for older adults and their family members and leads to the healthcare system, local, state and national policies to promote effective advance care planning processes. Her research focuses on an innovative Advance Care Planning Group Medical Visit as a model of studying how to develop and implement real-world interventions for engaging older adults in advance care planning. As a Health and Aging Policy Fellow, she was placed at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, which administers Colorado Medicaid. She focused on identifying meaningful and measurable quality indicators for older adults across several state government services as part of The Colorado Opportunity Project. Her mentor was Dr. Judy Zerzan (chief medical officer at Colorado Medicaid and HAPF alumna).

Contact: 720.848.3400


Borsika Rabin, PhD, MPH, PharmaDBorsika Rabin

Implementation Scientist 

Theories and models in D&I; systematic reviews; patient-centered research; D&I issues in cancer; interactive technologies; link to VA QUERI programs (works from home office in San Diego) 

Contact Info: barabin@health.ucsd.edu



Dan D. Matlock, MD, MPHDan Matlock sq

Associate Professor, Medicine-Geriatrics

Director, Colorado Program for Patient Centered Decisions

Dr. Dan Matlock is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative​ care. His research is aimed at fundamentally changing and improving how patients make decisions around invasive technologies. He is currently funded under an NIH career development award and three PCORI projects studying decision making among older adults making decisions around implantable cardioverter–defibrillators (ICD) and left ventricular assist devices. He is a member of the Colorado Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Group, one of the top outcomes research groups in the country. He has participated in the American College of Cardiology’s shared decision making task force and he recently participated in the writing group for an American Heart Association’s scientific statement entitled “Shared Decision Making in Heart Failure.” He is also an active participant of the International Patient Decision Aid Standards writing committee.

Contact: Email | 303.724.9941

Christina Studts, PhD, MSPH, LCSW studts_head_shot

Director, D&I Science Graduate Certificate Program

Implementation Scientist

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

​Dr. Studts’ mixed methods research focuses on the systematic adaptation and implementation of evidence-based health promotion interventions with underserved populations. She has a strong interest in increasing access to interventions enhancing parenting skills and parent-child relationships, particularly those that help prevent or reduce the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). In addition to leading her own program of community-engaged research, Dr. Studts serves as an implementation scientist on teams studying implementation in a variety of topical areas, including lung cancer screening, nutrition and physical activity practices in child care settings, sexual risk reduction, diagnostic testing after failed newborn hearing screens, and others.

Contact: Email​ | 303.724.2495