Meet the Fellows

Elena BroaddusElena 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, and to explore equitable and patient-centered approaches to implement healthcare activities that address health-related social needs.


Friedman, Hannah 86 WIHannah Friedman, MD, will complete her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado before beginning the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship this summer. Formative clinical and research experiences throughout her medical training have inspired her goal to optimize primary care for children with medical complexity as a physician-researcher. Her current research interests include primary care co-management for children with medical complexity living far from specialty primary care, and transition from pediatric to adult care for patients with medical complexity. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship, she hopes to implement community-based interventions and learn how to conduct studies to evaluate subsequent changes in healthcare effectiveness and delivery for patients with medical complexity.   

J Kyle Haws headshotJ. Kyle Haws, MA, is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with concentrations in Family and Quantitative Methodology. As a bilingual behavioral health consultant, Kyle has provided assessments and treatments to children, adolescents, adults, and their families, with a focus on providing services to historically underserved and marginalized communities. Across his clinical experiences, Kyle has become intimately familiar with the current limitations of the mental healthcare delivery model and has developed a program of research devoted to improving the effectiveness, access, and delivery of mental healthcare services. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship, he aims to develop expertise in dissemination and implementation science and community-based participatory research to bridge the gaps in mental healthcare.

Higgins David pictureDavid 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 JZAndrea Jimenez-Zambrano, PhD, MPH, is an Instructor 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 doctoral training was focused on exploring factors that contribute to the uptake, use, and benefit of a mobile application to facilitate sustained breastfeeding among first-time Latino mothers. Andrea is dedicated to addressing health inequities in primary care through research that enhances the health and well-being of Spanish-speaking populations. Through the ACCORDS Primary Care Research Fellowship, she plans to develop innovative research skills and looks forward to the program’s extensive and intensive mentorship.


Andrea JZMichael 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.