IMPACT K12 Scholars

Meredith Fort, PhD is dedicated to community-engaged research aimed at improving chronic disease prevention and care in low-resource primary care settings.  She seeks mentorship in D&I science, pragmatic trials, and system strengthening for population health improvement, and will study the implementation and effectiveness of family focused strategies aimed at reducing CVD risk and increasing primary prevention within a safety-net setting.  She will also continue her involvement in a hypertension control study in Guatemala's public primary care system. 
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Jason Mansoori, MD, MSCS, with a dual appointment at Denver Health and the University of Colorado, aims to improve clinical decision-making for acute and critical care disorders and to acquire expertise in D&I science towards translating decision psychology (aka. behavioral economics and cognitive psychology) to actual clinical practice. More specifically, he plans to use decision-sciences, macrocognition, and stated-preferences methods to better understand the choice architecture and contextual factors that drive fluid resuscitation decisions in sepsis and to develop systematic interventions (‘nudges’) that improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.​
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Anna Maw MD, MS is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her research centers on improving evidenced-based management of patients hospitalized for heart failure cared for by hospitalists. Many of her current projects focus on the implementation of point of care lung ultrasound to improve the accuracy of volume status assessment and monitoring of diuresis in patients hospitalized for heart failure.

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Anuj Mehta, MD, participating locally at National Jewish Health, seeks mentorship in the program to improve decision-making in the ICU in order to better align patient values with care delivered.  More specifically, he plans to use mix methods, combining quantitative big data analysis with qualitative research engaging key stakeholders, to develop decision-aids based on tracheostomy decision-making that will be designed for dissemination across broad ICU settings. 
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Nee-Kofi Mould-Millman, MD, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine here on campus is interested in the fellowship’s formal training in T4 translational research to implement evidenced-based bundled trauma care interventions to reduce heart, lung, and blood organ system failure in resource limited settings—locally and abroad. To date, he has completed a fellowship in Global Health and another in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine and has grant funding to continue his research endeavors internationally in South Africa while participating in the IMPACT K12 Program.
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Matt Simpson, MD, MPH has an active clinical practice at the AF Williams Family Medicine Clinic and serves as the Associate Director for the Colorado Research Network (CaReNet), a practice-based research network of primary care clinics that are focused on delivering care to medically underserved patients.  He joins the program with a focus on improving detection of sleep apnea in primary care, particularly because of its role as a cardiovascular disease risk factor and its possible contribution to racial/ethnic health disparities in heart disease and stroke.
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Katy Trinkley, PharmD, PhD, BCACP, FCCP is an Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the School of Pharmacy here on campus. As a primary care clinical pharmacist and informaticist, her research focuses on leveraging health information technology to optimize therapies for cardiovascular disease. With the support of the K12 IMPACT Program, she aims to evaluate practical approaches of applying implementation science to rapid prototyping of clinical decision support tools within the electronic health record.

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Amy Tyler, MD, MSCS, FAAP joins the program to advance the science of “de-implementation” and improve outcomes for pediatric patients in the acute care setting. An Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, as well as a pediatric hospitalist and the Director of Quality at Children’s Hospital Colorado, she looks forward to specifically honing her skills in mixed methods research, D&I science, and designing pragmatic clinical trials focused on effective, generalizable programs to “de-implement” over-utilized tests and treatments.  

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Nicole Wagner, PhD is dedicated to the development and evaluation of technology-based behavioral interventions, focused on improving high risk health behaviors. She seeks an opportunity to acquire expertise in D&I science to develop and adapt intervention strategies with increased opportunity for implementation. Her work focuses on increasing access to naloxone, a life-saving overdose medication, with an emphasis on adapting current naloxone distribution strategies to increase acceptability and responsiveness in varied patient populations and health systems.

We extend our congratulations to these aforementioned scholars, selected from a competitive, high quality pool of applicants, and are honored they chose our program to further hone their skills to become independent T4 dissemination and implementation research scientists.​ 


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