Keynote & Plenary Addresses

Supporting Presenters


Mandy Allison, MD, MSPH*

Mandy Allison, MAEd, MD, MSPH is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has taught residents, medical students, and advanced practice provider students and provided clinical care to linguistically, ethnically, and culturally diverse patients since 2004. She has served as a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on foundation-funded grants and federal grants from AHRQ, CDC, and NIH in the areas of immunization delivery, school health, and early childhood development. She has served as the Co-Director of the Prevention Research Center for Family and Child Health (PRC) with Dr. David Olds, Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) founder, since 2019. Her recent and current research includes a formative study of home-visiting for women with previous live births and a qualitative study of health care experiences of mothers with a history of substance use disorder. She was a co-investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded project (Dr. Venice Williams, PI) examining the role of collaboration and system integration of homevisiting with other community providers in achieving positive maternal-child health outcomes. Finally, she is currently a multiple principal investigator on two pragmatic trials. One is a randomized clinical trial of Nurse Family Partnership home-visiting for people with previous live births, and the other is a trial of enriching home-visiting to improve maternal and child cardiovascular health.


Sarah Brewer, PhD, MPA*

Dr. Brewer directs the ACCORDS Education Program, serves as a Qualitative and Mixed Methodologist in the ACCORDS Qualitative and Mixed Methods Core, and is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine. She is also Associate Director for the Colorado Children’s Outcomes Network, a state-wide practice based research network (PBRN) of pediatric practices in Colorado focused on answering clinically relevant research questions. Dr. Brewer's research interests include disease prevention and establishment of healthy behavior in pediatric care, the role of community in refugee health during resettlement, and effective implementation of community engagement in health research and the health care system. She earned a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado Denver, a graduate certificate in Public Health Sciences from the Colorado School of Public Health, and Master of Public Administration with a focus in health policy from University of Colorado Denver, and. B.A. in International Studies and German Languages and Literature from the University of Denver.


Kathryn (Katie) Colborn, PhD, MSPH

Dr. Colborn is an Associate Professor the Division of Healthcare Policy and Research in the Department of Medicine. She Directs the Biostatistics and Analytics Core at ACCORDS. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics in the Colorado School of Public Health, and she co-directs the Data Informatics and Statistics Core (DISC) of the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group (PCRC). She has received extramural funding for her own research and has collaborated on numerous extramural research grants. Her research interests include design and analysis of randomized controlled trials and cluster randomized trials, analysis of electronic health record data, and health services and outcomes research.


Liza M. Creel, PhD, MPH*

Dr. Creel Creel is an Associate Professor in the Division of Health Care Policy and Research at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus School of Medicine. She is also a member of the Economic Analysis Core within ACCORDS and Affiliate Faculty in the Farley Health Policy Center. Dr. Creel's research is in the areas of maternal and child health, organizational collaboration within the healthcare and social service systems, and policy evaluation as it relates to impacts on cost, quality, and access. Dr. Creel serves as PI and Co-I on several studies, including a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported grant to examine cross-sector alignment among organizations serving pregnant and parenting women in recovery. Dr. Creel has taught courses in health policy analysis, health policy research, and microeconomic theory. She received her PhD in Health Services Research from Texas A&M University School of Public Health and her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.


Brooke Dorsey Holliman, PhD

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.


Russell E. Glasgow, PhD*

Dr. Glasgow is Director of the Dissemination and Implementation Program of ACCORDS and research professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Prior to Fall 2013, he was Deputy Director for Implementation Science in the Division of Cancer Control and Population Science at the U. S. National Cancer Institute ( Dr. Glasgow is an implementation scientist and evaluation expert who has worked on many transdisciplinary research issues including chronic illness self-management, worksite health promotion, primary care-based interventions, and community-based prevention programs involving community health centers

Monica PerezJolles

nica Pérez Jolles, PhD, MA*

Mónica Pérez Jolles, PhD, MA, is 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.

Jodi Summers Holtrop, PhD, MCHES

Jodi Summers Holtrop, PhD, MCHES is Vice Chair for Research and Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and a Senior Implementation Scientist and Associate Director of the Adult and Child Center for Outcomes Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS) Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Science Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She has extensive experience as an implementation scientist, qualitative and mixed methods researcher, health educator and practice-based research director and has been a Principal Investigator on numerous NIH, AHRQ and PCORI grant awards. As a master certified health education specialists (MCHES), Dr. Holtrop has spent 25 years in Family Medicine devoted to research that supports the health behavior improvement of patients in primary care.

Katy Trinkley, PharmD, PhD, BCACP, FCCP

Katy Trinkley, PharmD, PhD, BCACP, FCCP is an Associate Professor and implementation scientist at the University of Colorado in the Department of Family Medicine with secondary appointments in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine. She is also a primary care clinical pharmacist and clinical informaticist at UCHealth. Dr. Trinkley’s research focuses on advancing the visionary goals of learning health systems and leveraging data and implementation science to create innovative health information technologies to optimize safe, effective, and equitable medication use.


Shale Wong, MD, MSPH

Shale Wong, MD, MSPH is a pediatrician and professor of pediatrics and family medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, teaching child health, advocacy, policy and health care reform with focused interests in integrated care and achieving health equity. She is director of the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center and Vice Chair for Policy and Advocacy in the Department of Pediatrics. Shale served as health policy advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama for development and implementation of her signature child obesity initiative, Let’s Move, and assisted in launching Joining Forces to improve wellness and resilience of military families. Additionally, she was a senior program consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She continues to serve on several national and community advisory boards. As a lifelong dancer, she is inspired to advance health through the arts.

*Denotes member of COPRH Con Planning Committee

**Updated January 31, 2024

ACCORDS Education is back with it's annual Colorado Pragmatic Research in Health Conference (COPRH Con)! COPRH Con 2024 will be a virtual conference.

This format allows for remote connections for all conference sessions: keynote and plenary addresses, panel discussions, concurrent breakout sessions, poster presentations, as well as networking opportunities and consultations. We will use the AirMeet platform to facilitate this.

Attendees will hear from national experts in pragmatic research for three days of keynote and plenary addresses, networking, and break into concurrent sessions for more interactive participation. Additionally, registered participants have the opportunity to apply for a consultation with a project of their own or submit an abstract for our thematic poster sessions.


CU Anschutz

Anschutz Health Sciences Building

1890 N Revere Ct

Third floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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