Meet Our People

Jamie Studts, PhD

Jamie Studts, PhD

Co-Director

Dr. Studts is a Professor of Medical Oncology and serves as Co-Leader for the Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC) Program within the University of Colorado Cancer Center (UCCC) as well as the Co-Director of PHSR. He is a licensed clinical health psychologist and cancer control researcher with over 20 years of experience conducting mixed methods research in clinical and community-based settings using patient-reported outcomes and behavioral research. Areas of focus for research include behavioral aspects of lung cancer early detection and survivorship.

Marcelo Perraillon, PhD

Marcelo Perraillon, PhD

Co-Director

Marcelo Coca Perraillon, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Systems, Management & Policy at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, with a secondary appointment in the Economics Department at the Denver campus. His research focuses on the evaluation of the effects of healthcare policy on costs, quality, and outcomes using statistical designs that permit the estimation of causal effects from observational data. Areas of interest include long-term care research, Medicare/Medicaid policy evaluation, and cancer care.

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Michele Kimminau, BA

Manager

Ms. Kimminau has been a University of Colorado Cancer Center team member since 2006 and has served in research and administrative roles on studies funded by NIH, NCI, state health agencies, and pharmaceutical companies as well as operating as the Community Epidemiology and Program Evaluation Group’s (CEPEG) Business Manager. As the PHSR’s Fiscal Manager she provides billing and monitoring support.  She enjoys her diverse roles with CEPEG and the Cancer Center.

Levi Bonnell, MPH

Levi Bonnell, MPH

Data Analyst

Levi received his MPH in Epidemiology from the Colorado School of Public Health. He is a data analyst and programmer with experience building complex databases and automating processes in REDCap, as well as analyzing cancer data. He is familiar with R, Stata, SAS, Python, SQL, and ArcGIS.

Santi Das, MA

Santi Das, MA

BI Developer, Health Data Analyst

Santi received her MA in Operations Research and BA in Mathematics from the University of Delhi, India. She works with researchers and physicians through all phases of their data needs for research related to cancer. She primarily works with data from EPIC, cancer registry data, and All Payers Claims data. She has experience with SQL and data visualization tools of Tableau and Power BI.
Rifei Faye Liang, MA

Rifei 'Faye' Liang, MA

Data Analyst

Faye received her MA in Statistics at the University of Missouri-Columbia and her BS in Statistics from Guangdong University of Technology, China. She primarily works with claims, cancer registry data and data from population-based health surveys, including Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers & Systems and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. She also has experience in statistical analysis, health services research and data visualization, using software including SAS, R, Python, Stata and Tableau.

Amy Mellies, MPH

Amy Mellies, MPH

Data Analyst, GIS Analyst

Amy received her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Georgia and studied Psychology and Genetic Counseling at Washington State University. She has experience working with cancer registry data as well as data from population-based health surveys, including the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Amy is familiar with SAS, SUDAAN, and ArcGIS.‚Äč

Elizabeth Molina, MPH

Elizabeth Molina, MPH

Data Analyst

Elizabeth received her MPH in Global Health from George Washington University and BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She primarily works with claims and cancer registry data, and is experienced in SAS, Stata, and ArcGIS.