Patrick Carry, MS, is a Professional Research Assistant in the MRC. He graduated from the Colorado School of Public Health in May 2016 with a master’s degree in Epidemiology. Patrick’s thesis centered around the evaluation
of wearable movement technology and was completed in the CGMA. He is currently a PhD student in the Epidemiology program at the Colorado School of Public Health. Patrick is part of the MRC leadership team. He provides methodological and analytical
support for the Orthopedic Department.
David R. Howell, PhD, ATC, is the Lead Researcher at the Children's Hospital Colorado Sports Medicine Center and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics. He received his undergraduate degree from Whitworth University with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training and completed his PhD in 2014 in the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon, with an emphasis in biomechanics and neurophysiology. From 2014-2017, he completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital focusing on clinical investigations of pediatric concussion. His primary research interests pertain to human movement analysis and sport-related concussion. Together with many colleagues and collaborators, he has presented at scientific conferences and published papers in peer-reviewed journals within the fields of sports medicine, biomechanics, neuroscience, rehabilitation, and pediatric medicine.
Kira Reed, MBA, is the Practice and Operations Manager for the Orthopedics Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree from Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training,
and her MBA from Chatham University with an emphasis in healthcare administration. Together with the leadership of the MRC, she oversee all administrative and leadership functions for the research assistants at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Anna Monley, BS, is a Professional Research with the Miller Scoliosis Lab. Anna graduated from the University of Colorado Denver in May 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Biology, and has worked in the laboratory sciences in a wide variety of roles, with experience in clinical immunology and biobanking. She supports the Miller Scoliosis Lab in patient accrual for active basic science research projects, as well as regulatory maintenance and compliance.
Frank Somoza, AS, is a Professional Research Assistant and Medical Assistant for the University of Colorado Denver. After proudly serving in the United States Navy and completion of his Associate degree in Medical Science at Denver Institute of Technology, Frank is currently working at the University of Colorado Denver in the Orthopedics department for the Adult Reconstruction Division. Frank also a part of the Staff Council, the Resident Research Committee, and the Musculoskeletal Research Center at Children's Hospital Colorado.
Austin Skinner, BS, is a Research Assistant in the CGMA supporting Drs. Rhodes, De, Carollo, and Chang. Austin graduated cum laude from the University of Colorado Denver in May 2019 with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Biology. He hopes to pursue a career in medicine. He previously worked in an organic synthetic and biological chemistry lab focusing on oxidative damage to RNA. Austin currently works in the Neuromuscular Disorders and Cerebral Palsy program. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, weightlifting, and reading.
Mathew Wingerson, BA, is a Research Assistant in the Sports Medicine Center supporting Dr. David Howell and Dr. Julie Wilson. He also performs research in the Rehabilitation Psychology (Neuropsychology) department under the direction of Dr. Michael Kirkwood and Dr. Sarah Tlustos. Mathew graduated from Simpson College (IA) in 2019 with a degree in Psychology and will graduate with his MS in Applied Sport Psychology in 2021. Mathew’s research interests surround psychosocial outcomes of sport involvement/injury, and the integration and application of Sport Psychology in the Sports Medicine Clinic. Outside of the Children’s Hospital Colorado, Mathew enjoys sports, hiking, and reading.