School of Medicine

Research Administrative & Program Staff

Tatiana Allen-Webb

Tatiana Allen-Webb

Title:  Clinical Research Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Tatiana handles protocol oversight, regulatory affairs, enrollment, data capture, and management. She ensures Good Clinical Practice and Standard Operation Procedures compliance for the division's research studies. Additionally, she serves as the Clinical Coordinator for Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) and facilitates clinical training opportunities for students of all health-related disciplines in most of Utah's rural communities. Tatiana has 14 years of experience at the University of Utah and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).

Email:  tatiana.allen@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-5287

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Title:  Project Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Rachel is the Project Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health. Her responsibilities include coordinating training activities, monitors expenditures, assisting in the preparation of grant proposal, research materials, and outreach projects and publications, coordinate seminars, workshops, and other project meetings. Rachel has a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management with 10+ years of experience in the environmental field.

Email:  racheltbrown@hsc.utah.edu

Phone:  801-581-8042

Emilee Douglas

Emilee Douglas

Title:  Study Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Emilee manages the research team at the Rocky Mountain Center. She aids in compiling evidence-based practice guidelines for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), training of new hires, assisting with writing scientific manuscripts and grants, and oversees project management. She also is the program coordinator for the Targeted Research Training program. She helps with program data collection and tracking, revising TRT curriculum, and acts as a liaison between the program director and PhD and post-doctoral program students. Emilee earned her Master’s degree in public health from the University of Utah in August of 2017.

Phone:  581-7906

Layla Lincoln

Layla Lincoln

Title:  Research Assistant/Analyst

Division of Public Health
Layla Lincoln is working as a Research Assistant and Analyst in the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Laboratory for Dr. Baron. Layla has a BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Email:  layla.lincoln@utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-1123

Jenna Praggastis

Jenna Praggastis

Title:  Research Assistant

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Jenna helps with project management for American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) as well as assists with managing the research team. She is now responsible for training research assistants, managing scheduling and tracking sheets, assisting with grants and manuscripts, performing exhaustive literature searches and summaries, and works on statistical analysis of research projects. Jenna graduated from the University of Utah in May 2017 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology.

Email:  jenna.praggastis@utah.edu

Andy Rivera

Andy Rivera

Title:  Clinical Research Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Andrew “Andy” Rivera is working as a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Laboratory for Dr. Baron. He coordinates recruitment, scheduling study visits, and the collection of study samples and data. Andy earned his BS from the University of Utah and plans to apply for medical school.

Email:  andy.rivera@carma.utah.edu

Nirupma Singh

Nirupma Singh

Title:  Research Analyst

Division of Public Health
Nirupma is involved in several projects under the Office of Cooperative Reproductive Health and Neurobehavior HOME program with UNI. Additionally, she helps with the study abroad program (BPCCDP-India) run by the division in India. Nirupma received a dual Master of Public Health and Health Administration from the University of Utah in 2011.

Email:  n.singh@utah.edu

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

Title:  Director, Research and Innovation

Administration
Melanie develops the department’s research infrastructure and directs central pre- and post-award operations. She works closely with the Vice Chair for Research and the Research and Innovation Committee to set strategic goals and success metrics for research activities. She joined the University of Utah in 2016 and has worked in project management and proposal development, most recently in the VPR’s research development office, and has significant experience with NIH and NSF. Melanie holds a PhD in German Studies from Cornell University and a certificate in Editing from the University of Chicago Graham School.

Email:  m.steiner.sherwood@utah.edu

Phone:  801-581-4285

Dabin Yeum

Dabin Yeum

Title:  Research Analyst

Division of Public Health

Email:  dabin.yeum@utah.edu

Phone:  801-585-0441