|Elena Broaddus, PhD, MSPH, is a western-Colorado based Senior Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine and co-director of PEACHnet—a practice- and community-based research network for Colorado’s western slope. Elena’s doctoral training was in global public health and social and behavioral interventions, and her current research interests focus on the integration of efforts to understand and address social determinants of health into primary care. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship she aims to build expertise in dissemination and implementation science methodologies, with an emphasis on configurational comparative methods and other innovative mixed-methods approaches.
|Josh Cockroft, MD, is a family physician and psychiatrist with an interest in health services/implementation science research and medical education. He grew up in the front range before attending college in the Philadelphia area, medical school at Vanderbilt University, and will complete his combined FM/Psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati before the start of the ACCORDS Primary Care Fellowship. His research background includes psychometric instrument validation, examining the role of trust in healthcare for women with a history of substance use disorders, implementation evaluation of a remote behavioral health training in a global health setting, and evaluation of novel models in and technology used for behavioral health consultation in an inpatient setting. His longer-term research interest (and interest in the fellowship) is primarily focused on the optimization of primary and preventive care delivery for individuals with severe mental illness and reduction of health disparities in this population.
|Emily Dunston, MS, will complete her PhD in Health and Kinesiology at the University of Utah with a graduate certificate in Gerontology before beginning the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship this summer. Emily’s doctoral training focused on exercise across the cancer care continuum, particularly among older adults with cancer. Her current research interests are centered around the delivery of physical activity programs for people living with cancer and other chronic diseases in primary care. Through the ACCORDS primary care research fellowship, she aims to gain expertise in dissemination and implementation science methodologies and to explore the integration of physical activity interventions into clinical
|Hannah Friedman, MD, is a pediatrician, physician-researcher, and educator committed to caring for individuals with childhood onset medical complexity. She is a pediatrician in the Special Care Clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado, a medical home for children with medical complexity. Her research focuses on health care transition for adolescents and young adults with childhood onset medical complexity. She is dedicated to teaching medical trainees about caring for individuals with childhood onset medical complexity and the health care transition. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship, she aims to further develop skills in qualitative and co-design methods to help optimize the health care transition for individuals with childhood onset medical complexity.
|J. Kyle Haws, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and instructor fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, the Adult & Child Center for Outcomes Research & Delivery Science (ACCORDS), and Partners for Children’s Mental Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. As a psychologist, he has provided assessments and treatments to children, adolescents, adults, and their families, focusing on providing services to historically underserved and marginalized communities. Across his clinical experiences, he has become intimately familiar with the current limitations of the mental healthcare delivery model. He has developed a research program devoted to improving access and delivery of mental healthcare services. By integrating dynamical systems science, dissemination and implementation principles, and community-based participatory approaches, he aims to create sustainable and pragmatic solutions that positively impact the healthcare landscape, promoting a healthier and more connected community.
|David Higgins, MD, MPH is a pediatrician, preventive medicine physician, and physician-researcher. His experience as a community pediatrician led him into population health research at the Colorado School of Public Health where he completed a second residency in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. His research focuses on improving vaccine delivery and confidence in the primary care setting. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship, he aims to further develop skills in delivery science, community-based participatory research, and pragmatic clinical trials to reduce the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases and improve the health of children, adolescents, and their communities.
|Andrea Jimenez-Zambrano, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and has extensive experience in community-based participatory research. She has also provided support and gained health-related research experience by collaborating with health outcomes and clinical researchers at ACCORDS and the Center for Global Health at the University of Colorado for over 10 years. As a Latinx immigrant growing up in Colorado, she observed disparities in health outcomes across diverse communities. This experience inspired her to pursue interdisciplinary training in public health and social science. Her primary research interest is addressing health inequities in primary care through research that enhances the health and well-being of Spanish-speaking populations.
|Michael Mattiucci, MD, MPH is an instructor fellow in the department of Pediatrics and a primary care pediatrician at the Child Health Clinic in Aurora, CO. He grew up in Rochester, NY and attended medical school at the University of Rochester before moving to Colorado for pediatric residency at the University of Colorado. As an ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellow, he will focus on studying interventions to improve social determinants of health in clinical and community settings, and improving community engagement in primary care delivery and health services research.