School of Medicine

Research and Scholarship Committee

Mia Hashibe, PhD

Title:  Acting Committee Chair

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor
Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Health System Innovation and Research - Public Health
Cancer Center Programs Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Joseph B. Stanford, MD, MSPH

Title:  Committee Chair (sabbatical leave 2021-22)

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions General OB/GYN
Pediatric Administration
Public Health
Board Certification American Board of Family Medicine

Kelly Glazer Baron, PHD, MPH, DBSM

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor
Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Adult Psychiatry
Public Health
Board Certification American Board of Sleep Medicine (Behavioral Sleep Medicine)

Marlene Eggers

Title:  Interim Director of the Biostatistics Core (BSC)

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor
Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Biostatistics
Public Health
Karla Galvan, MBA

Karla Galvan, MBA

Title:  Pre-Award Administrator

Administration
Karla has worked at the University of Utah for over 10 years. She joins us from the Neurology Department where she worked with faculty and staff providing pre and post award support. Karla holds an MBA from Western Governors University.
Tanis Garcia, MBA

Tanis Garcia, MBA

Title:  Grants Accounting Officer

Administration
Tanis is responsible for the operations of pre/post award grant administration and related accounting duties heavily focused on budgeting, forecasting, compliance, and reporting. Tanis earned in BS in Accounting from the University of Utah and her MBA from Weber State University. She has worked as an accountant for the University of Utah since 2012. Tanis has also worked in the telecom and energy industry and was part of the Accounts Payable and School of Computing teams here at the U before joining DFPM. In her spare time, she runs, hikes, enjoys games, and reads.
Rob Gray, MBA

Rob Gray, MBA

Title:  Associate Director of Accounting & Finance

Administration
Rob is an established professional and leader who has proven to be reliable in his analytical abilities and is trusted to manage essential projects and initiatives in support of the department’s mission. He joined the University in 2014 and has worked as an accountant, financial analyst and manager. Rob has demonstrated the ability to find creative solutions and identify unique opportunities wherever he goes. Rob earned his MBA from the University of Utah.

Rodney G. Handy, MBA, PhD, CIH

Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Studies
Board Certification American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Kurt T. Hegmann, MD, MPH

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor
Community Physician Group - Affiliated Physician
Internal Medicine - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Epidemiology
Occupational and Environmental Health
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine)

Rachael M. Jones, PhD, CIH

Division of Occupational and Environmental Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor 
Academic Divisions Occupational and Environmental Health

Kyle Jones

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
Community Physician Group - Affiliated Physician
Psychiatry - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Child Psychiatry
Family Medicine
Physicians

Dominik Ose, MPH, DrPH

Division of Family Medicine

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Research Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Family Medicine

Charles R. Rogers, PhD, MPH, MS, CHES

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Public Health

Karen C. Schliep, PhD, MSPH

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Assistant Professor
Academic Divisions Public Health
Camie Schaefer, PhD

Camie Schaefer, PhD

Title:  Research Development Manager

Administration
Camie supports research efforts in the department through a hybrid of research development and pre-award administration. She is particularly focused on proposal editing, figure creation, project management, and research communication. She holds a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah. Outside of work, she writes and publishes fiction and creative nonfiction.

Darrah K. Sleeth, PhD, MPH, CIH

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Occupational and Environmental Health
Melanie Steiner-Sherwood, PhD

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood, PhD

Title:  Director, Research and Scholarship

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 Scholarship 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.

Virginia L. Valentin, DrPH, PA-C

Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Associate Professor (Lecturer)
Academic Divisions Physician Assistant Studies
Board Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

James A. VanDerslice, PhD

Division of Public Health

Academic Departments Family & Preventive Medicine - Professor
Biomedical Informatics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Public Health