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Tamara Oser, MD

Tamara Oser, MD

HPRN Director

Email: Tamara.Oser@cuanschutz.edu

How long have your worked with CU, DFM, or SNOCAP?

Joined CU DFM and the HPRN in September, 2019.

Bio:

Tamara Oser is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She has extensive clinical expertise in many practice settings spanning urban to suburban to rural, and currently sees patients at Salud, Fort Morgan. As Director of the HPRN, she loves working with and learning from practices and communities in Eastern Colorado. Her own research focuses on improving care for people with diabetes including the value of peer support, integrating diabetes technologies into primary care, and improving diabetes self-management.

Special Interests:

Camping, hiking, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her husband and twin daughters.

Interesting Facts:

Tamara was born and raised in Fort Collins when it was still a small town. Her favorite place is her childhood cabin in Wyoming off the beaten path.

Linda Zittleman, MSPH

Linda Zittleman, MSPH

HPRN Co-Director

Email: Linda.Zittleman@cuanschutz.edu

Bio:

Linda is the Co-Director for the High Plains Research Network (HPRN). With HPRN, she oversees all aspects of research and program activities and fosters and coordinates the HPRN Community Advisory Council. She is experienced in community-based participatory research and practice-based research.  Linda greatly enjoys working with people on the eastern plains and informing urban folks of the knowledge gained and new ideas from rural settings. 

Special Interests:

Working with people on the eastern plains and informing urban folks of the knowledge gained and new ideas from rural settings, travel, photography, gardening. 

Interesting Facts:

Part owner of an NFL team – the Green Bay Packers!

Christin Sutter

Christin Sutter

Senior Research Assistant and Practice Facilitator

Email: Christin.Sutter@cuanschutz.edu

How long have you worked with CU, DFM, or SNOCAP?

Since 2006.

Bio:

Christin Sutter is a Senior Research Assistant and Practice Facilitator for The High Plains Research Network (HPRN). She helps implement, maintain, and evaluate research studies, covering topics such as colon cancer, asthma, home blood pressure management, childhood obesity, behavioral health, opioid use disorder, COPD, and cancer survivorship.  Her work helps practices link their research work and practice change efforts. Christin also serves as a liaison between practices, community-based organizations, and academic research teams.

Special Interests:

I live in the small town of Merino with my husband and raise my three teenage daughters.

Interesting Facts:

I coach the local high school volleyball team, and have for the past 6 years.

Jennifer Ancona

Jennifer Ancona

Community Research Liaison

Email: Jennifer.Ancona@cuanschutz.edu

How long have you worked with CU, DFM, or SNOCAP?

Since 2017.

Bio:

In 2014, Jennifer retired from a background of 15 years of corporate experience in Human Resource Management & Health Care Insurance for Employee Benefits in Denver, where she has been an advocate and facilitator of corporate wellness programs.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from Marylhurst University in Interdisciplinary Studies of Education, English, and Cultural and Historical Studies. As a Community Research Liaison for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and the Department of Family Medicine, specifically the High Plains Research Network, Jennifer supports Community Based Participatory Research through a variety of health research projects and quality improvement programs to the six counties in southeastern Colorado in which she resides.

Special Interests:

Jennifer enjoys building relationships, increasing health equity, understanding relevant local issues, promoting genuine, respectful patient care, and engaging communities in health awareness fulfills a desire in making a difference.

Interesting Facts:

Jennifer is Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, which is energy therapy support to facilitate connection, openness, and balance in clients’ energy field system. She also is a certified Graphologist and does Handwriting Therapy to help clients improve their memory, motivation, self-esteem, and change unwanted behaviors.