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Tatiana Allen-Webb

Tatiana Allen-Webb

Program Manager

Division of Public Health
Tatiana Allen-Webb, BS, CCRP, is the Program Manager for the Utah Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program. She coordinates the design, development, and delivery of statewide initiatives, including program assessment and improvement, and oversees the AHEC Scholars. Tatiana has 19 years of experience at the University of Utah, she is currently working on her MBA and is a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).

tatiana.allen@hsc.utah.edu

Marianne Bailey

Marianne Bailey

Academic Coordinator

Division of Family Medicine
Marianne works directly with the Division of Family Medicine residents. She is responsible for coordinating the resident’s schedules throughout all their required residency rotations. She assists and supports all faculty and staff with any scheduling needs and day to day tasks. Marianne comes to us from the clinical side, working as a Dialysis Technician for the past 8 years. She loves to read, bake and enjoys the chaos of her family life, including her husband, 6 children and their spouses, 2 border collies, an African Grey Parrot, a Bearded Dragon and 2 cats.

marianne.bailey@utah.edu

Crystal Beall

Crystal Beall

Administrative Program Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Crystal is the Special Events Coordinator in the Continuing Education program. Her responsibilities include office and on-site coordination and support of the day to day activities associated with numerous and various continuing education programs. She is directly involved with assisting and monitoring OSHA-approved outreach trainers through the Mountain West OSHA Education Center. Crystal has been with the department since 2010.

Crystal.Beall@hsc.utah.edu

Andrew Bloebaum

Andrew Bloebaum

Associate Director of Clinical Education and Operations

Division of Family Medicine
Division of Physician Assistant Program

Andrew is the new Associate Director of Clinical Education and Operations for our Family Medicine and Physician Assistant operations. He has been staff with the University of Utah in multiple Departments since 2010. Andrew earned both his bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and his MBA from the University of Utah. In addition to his University of Utah management and leadership experience, he is bringing his 5 years of experience as a former active duty Marine. Andrew has an extensive background in finance and accounting, operations management, and basic and clinical research.

andrew.bloebaum@hsc.utah.edu

Stacey Board

Stacey Board

Administrative Assistant

Administration
Stacey is an Administrative Assistant for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. She provides administrative support to the Interim Chief, as well as support for department scheduling, travel, procurements and payments. She has worked at the University of Utah since 2018.

Stacey.Board@hsc.utah.edu

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

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.

racheltbrown@hsc.utah.edu

Holly Bynum

Holly Bynum

Administrative Director

Administration
Holly is the chief of staff for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. Holly directs the management and staff support of the department’s programs and operations across all missions. Holly joined University Health Care in 2005, where she has worked in project management, decision support, hospital finance, and research administration. Holly earned her MBA at the University of Utah. Before her employment with the University, she worked at Select Health for 10 years.

Holly.Bynum@hsc.utah.edu

801-581-3952

Kitzia Casasola

Kitzia Casasola

Administrative Assistant

Division of Family Medicine
Division of Physician Assistant Studies

Kitzia provides administrative support to both Family Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies, ensuring continuity and increasing efficiencies between these two complementary divisions. Her responsibilities include calendar management for division leadership, facilitating meetings, coordinating travel, purchasing, and reimbursements. Kitzia is from Acapulco, Mexico and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from Jönköping International Business School.

Kitzia.Casasola@utah.edu

801-309-5479

Leslie Cepeda

Leslie Cepeda

Academic Program Manager

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Leslie is the Academic Program Manager for the UPAP didactic team at the Salt Lake City campus. Leslie works closely with UPAP faculty, staff, and instructors to address Salt Lake City student needs during their didactic year. Leslie graduated from the U with a B.A. in Anthropology Health Emphasis and a minor in Human Biology in 2015, and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy in 2019. She has worked at the U in various roles as a Student Success Advocate, Undergraduate Research Advisor, Graduate Assistant in Housing & Residential Education, and College Access Advisor. Thus, Leslie has experienced working with students from diverse backgrounds and different stages in their educational journey. These experiences together with her research, community engagement, and leadership involvement have helped her shaped her student-centered approach to her work in higher education: she focuses on being culturally responsive to the stories and strengths that each student brings to the U.

leslie.cepeda@utah.edu

Jesse Cormier-Adams

Jesse Cormier-Adams

Executive Assistant

Administration
Jesse serves as the Executive Assistant to DFPM Chair Dr. Kolawole Okuyemi. Demonstrating a career-spanning preference for working in the nonprofit sector, Jesse has worked in the senior services industry and academic and cancer research settings. He possesses extensive administrative experience emphasizing dynamic problem solving supported by a robust critical thinking and communication skill set. Born in Maryland and a longtime California resident, Jesse moved to Utah two years ago. Jesse graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a BA in English (Comparative Literature). His interests range from reading, writing, and playing tabletop roleplaying games and chess to running, strength training, and other outdoor activities.

u6037951@utah.edu

Ashley Crompton

Ashley Crompton

Academic Program Manager

Division of Family Medicine
Ashley manages the daily aspects of the Medical Student Education Program, including the 3rd year clerkship, 4th year Sub-Internship and other 4th year electives. She helps to obtain and manage all adjunct faculty appointments for preceptors as well as affiliation agreements with clinical sites. In addition, she oversees the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG). She also serves as a coordinator for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah and has been working in healthcare for the past 17 years. 

ashley.crompton@hsc.utah.edu

Doris Dalton

Doris Dalton

Director of Admissions PA Division, Assoc. Director, Education DFPM

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Doris develops and implements the process for student selection to the Physician Assistant Program from the application level, candidate interviewing and admission offers, and facilitating transition of the incoming class. She is a University of Utah alumna and has served multiple roles in national service to the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) with CASPA Advisory and Enhancement, Recruitment and Admissions Council, and the Diversity Inclusion Mission Advancement Commission. She received the PAEA Staff Award in 2017. In addition, she serves the Department Education Mission by facilitating collaboration between its four Divisions, for which a highlight is the annual Education, Research, and Community Engagement Summit, a research poster event. In her spare time, Doris enjoys, cooking, film, hiking with her dog, and travel adventures with her spouse.

ddalton@upap.utah.edu

801-581-7969

Courtney DeMond

Courtney DeMond

Associate Director of Graduate Education

Division of Public Health
Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Courtney is an Associate Director of Graduate Education for the Division of Public Health and Occupational Environmental Health. She is responsible for the administration and management of all Public Health and Occupational Environmental Health program operations including education, budgeting, financial operations, development, communication, and human resources. Courtney earned her MBA from Concordia University Chicago. She has several years of experience in management, leadership, administrative duties, academic advising, public relations and event coordinating.

Courtney.DeMond@utah.edu

Emilee Eden

Emilee Eden

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.

emilee.eden@hsc.utah.edu

Julie Fryer

Julie Fryer

Program Coordinator, Administration

Administration
Julie has worn several hats during her 30+ years with the department. She has been the purchaser for Central Administration, with the buying of computers, equipment and software for the IT team. She worked with the IT team for more then 15 years, troubleshooting, configuring and installing programs and software. Julie was the main contact person for building maintenance and made the payments to all contractors that facilitated the building. She currently maintains all department and division webpages. Julie has received a Web Design Certificate, Web Development Certificate, and Web Design Tools Certificate from Continuing Education at the University of Utah.

julie.fryer@utah.edu

cell: 801-641-3865

Tanis Garcia

Tanis Garcia

Post-Award Manager

Administration
Tanis has been with the U since 2013 and has been working in research accounting since 2015; she started in the Engineering Department prior to coming to DFPM. She has been with DFPM since November 2020. Her responsibilities are ensuring post-award processes and procedures are being done correctly within DFPM, she is responsible for post-award support to PI's and divisions, working with pre-award as assigned, and other financial responsibility.

tanis.garcia@utah.edu

Diane Gentry

Diane Gentry

Office Assistant

Administration
Diane works the Front Desk at DFPM. She has 16 years experience with the University of Utah.

diane.gentry@utah.edu

801-581-7234

Allyson Gilles

Allyson Gilles

Research Scientist

Division of Public Health
Trained as a developmental-clinical psychologist, Allyson’s overall research interest is to examine and address sleep-health disparities in Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander populations within a community-based participatory model. Her primary research goals are to identify bidirectional sleep-health relationships within a cultural framework, develop clinical tools that promote sleep-health risk prevention, and decrease the high prevalence of cardiometabolic disease that are often associated with sleep disturbance beginning at a young age through multi-generational treatment methods.

allyson.gilles@utah.edu

Tony Gomez

Tony Gomez

Payroll Accountant

Administration
I graduated from The University of Texas – Arlington with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Economics and Finance in 2020. I had the opportunity to move to Ogden, Utah in January 2021 to work at Weber State University as a College Access Advisor supporting underprivileged Jr. High students with key steps in the postsecondary application and financial aid process. Upon moving to Salt Lake City, I worked at a small private equity administration firm as a Treasury Analyst preparing high-value wire transfers and establishing a knowledge base to document department functions and best practices for client-facing teams.

I’m excited to work as part of the DFPM finance team to jointly establish a Payroll Office with standardized processes and procedures that will support faculty, staff and programs across the department. In addition, continue to build on a foundation that tracks, monitors, and reports on DFPM’s personnel expenses throughout all 4 divisions.

u6044451@utah.edu

Rob Gray

Rob Gray

Associate Director of Accounting and Finance

Administration
Rob is an experienced Finance and Budget Director with a demonstrated history of working in healthcare and higher education. He has worked in the School of Medicine at the University of Utah since 2014 and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Utah. Rob brings a strong service mindset as he works to accomplish department goals and objectives, and has demonstrated excellence in management, financial planning & analysis, reporting, budgeting and process improvement. Rob’s primary roles include oversight of the financial health of the department, department funds flow, facilitating financial strategy, and compensation plans.

Rob.Gray@hsc.utah.edu

Brian Hansen

Brian Hansen

Administrative Manager

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Brian is a Research Administrative Manager with the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health.  He is responsible for managing research teams with respect to program management, data collection, data analysis, scheduling, budgeting and technical writing.  Brian joined the University of Utah team after serving more than 20 years on active duty as a United States Naval Officer.  Brian earned his Master of Science in Administration and Leadership from Central Michigan University.

brian.hansen@utah.edu

Melissa Husebye

Melissa Husebye

Administration Manager

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Melissa is the Division Manager for the Division of Physician Assistant Studies. She manages PA staff and is responsible for budgeting and financial operations within the Division. In addition, she also works with the leadership team on projects related to ARC-PA accreditation and as well as support for grant financial administration. Melissa has a BS in Environmental Studies and over 10 years of experience in higher education.

Melissa.Husebye@hsc.utah.edu

Mandy Johnson

Mandy Johnson

Clinical Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Mandy is the Program Manager and Clinical Coordinator for the Clinical Team at the Salt Lake Campus. She is primarily responsible for Recruitment and Retention for Clinical sites & Preceptors. She maintains Affiliation Agreements, is responsible for the day to day management of the clinical rotation schedule, and oversees student scholarships. Mandy loves to write YA Speculative Fiction and is slowly working on an English MFA in Creative Writing. She also enjoys playing the piano, singing, playing the flute, hiking and biking with her family, and travelling the world. Mandy is from Tucson, Arizona. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Arizona and even though she loves the mountains and the change of seasons in Utah, an Arizona sunset will always take her breath away.

Mandy.Johnson@hsc.utah.edu

Mayumi Kasai

Mayumi Kasai

Academic Advisor

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
As the graduate advisor for the PA program, Mayumi provides various resources to PA students and advises them on day-to-day activities. She also assists with the Master’s Projects and PA program admissions process. She has almost 15 years of advising experience at the University of Utah. She earned a Bachelor's degree in International Studies and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies from the University of Utah.

mayumi.kasai@utah.edu

Charan Kattamanchi

Charan Kattamanchi

REACH U2 Administrator

Administration
Charan serves as a contact point for student participants during the summer experience and facilitates some professional development events. Charan has bachelor's in Microbiology and Masters in MBA. Currently, he is working on his second master's MSBA from U of U. In his spare time he likes hiking, watching movies, and doing number puzzles.

u1385123@utah.edu

Andrew Langi

Andrew Langi

Project Administrator

Administration
Andrew provides administrative support for the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) project at the University of Utah. His main responsibilities are leading NRMN project operations for team members, overseeing administration of grant activities to ensure achievement of quarterly goals, complying with institutional and funder policies, proper contract execution and preparation of annual progress reports. He also assists with managing the NRMN grant budgets, three subcontracts, and contracts.

Andrew.Langi@hci.utah.edu

Rosie Ludlow

Rosie Ludlow

Program Manager

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Rosie is a Program Manager for the Occupational & Environmental Health Division. She earned her BA in Public Relations from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with minor in Marketing and has over 20 years in management experience. Rosie joined the University in 2016 and is responsible for the accounting, contracting, clinical pay, and marketing for the OEH division. Rosie received the Hospital & Clinics District Staff Excellence Award in 2019.

Rosie.Ludlow@hsc.utah.edu

Pamela Lyon

Pamela Lyon

Administrative Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Pamela is the Human Resources Manager for the Division of Public Health and Occupational and Environmental Health. Her responsibilities include payroll, managing the new hire process, with tracking hires, drafting offer letters, initiates background checks and I-9's, submitting additional compensations, invoicing, vacation and time-off accruals and manages Public Health's UMarket online payment account. She has several years experience in global health, management of learning abroad programs, budgets, marketing, event coordination, student advising and recruitment, project management, travel planning and logistics, and preparing/coordinating program support agreements and international wire transfers.

pamela.lyon@utah.edu

Josué Martinez

Josué Martinez

Graduate Student Coord I, Practicum Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Josué Martinez is a Graduate Academic Advisor to the students in the MPH, MSPH and Certificate Public Health programs offered through the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine. Josué coordinates all aspects of student education programs including recruiting, admissions, advising, and graduation. He earned his BA in Political Science with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Utah.

josue.martinez@utah.edu

Heather McComber

Heather McComber

Academic Program Manager

Division of Family Medicine
Heather works directly in the Family Medicine Residency. Her responsibilities include working with the Program Director to maintain residency accreditation through ACGME, organize the recruitment and orientation of incoming interns, and assisting the Program Director, Assistant Program Directors, and residents with day-to-day tasks. She also assists the Associate Director of Clinic Education and Operations with residency budget and allocations. Heather has earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management, and is returning to school for her MBA and PMP. When not at work you can find Heather reading, singing, dancing, biking, or spending time with her family.

Heather.McComber@hsc.utah.edu

Makenna Meheula

Makenna Meheula

Education Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Makenna is responsible for fostering communication between the PA Program and affiliated clinical sites for the St. George campus. She manages clinical rotation sites, maintains preceptor information, EOR exams, return visits, Friday clinics, course registration, and ensures student credentialing requirements are met. In addition, Makenna assists with various clinical events and helps wherever she can with the St. George campus. Makenna will graduate from Dixie State University in May 2022 with a degree in public health and an emphasis in healthcare administration. She is from Pocatello, Idaho and spends her free time reading or enjoying the outdoors.

m.meheula@utah.edu

801-581-6004

Shahpar Najmabadi

Shahpar Najmabadi

Post Doctoral Fellow

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
As a public health professional with a clinical background, Shahpar is interested in improved outcomes for sexual and reproductive health. Her overarching research goal is to implement and promote evidence-based policies that decrease infant/maternal mortality, prevent diseases, increase access to reproductive health services. Shahpar also engages in research that helps women and couples advocate for autonomy in making sound reproductive health/family planning decisions. Currently, she is working on a project that evaluates the menstrual cycle characteristics of women without any known subfertility, women with endometriosis, and women with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Daniel (Danny) Nelson

Daniel Nelson

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Administration
Danny Nelson coordinates communications and provides design and writing support for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine’s divisions. He also provides administrative support to the department’s many training and mentorship programs, and coordinates the U’s interaction with the National Research Mentoring Network. Danny has a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Washington.

danny.nelson@utah.edu

801-581-5321

Kevin Ostler

Kevin Ostler

Residency Program Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Kevin is the Administrative Program Coordinator for the Occupational Medicine residency training program. His duties include assisting with recruitment of applicants, matriculation of candidates, and management of resident activities through the duration of the residency as well as after graduation. Additionally, Kevin documents and reports on the ACGME and RMCOEH grant program requirements and arranges the Residency Advisory Committee meetings and communicates residency activities with occupational health professionals in the community. Kevin has worked for the University of Utah since 2002.

kevin.ostler@hsc.utah.edu

Brandyn Parisette

Brandyn Parisette

Computer Technician

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Brandyn is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the IVC teleconferencing equipment within the St. George campus classrooms. As a Tech graduate, accomplished Project Manager with Fortune 500 companies and business owner for over 16 years, His knowledge is shaping the "Student-centric" experience through the support of IT infrastructure and services while benefiting a connected learning space to all of the Students within the program. Additionally, Brandyn provides enterprise IT support and leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the University.

bparisette@utah.edu

435.879.4676

Danielle Plank

Danielle Plank

Manager, Grants and Contracts

Administration
I am originally from Roanoke Virginia and came here about 12 years to finish school. I ended up getting a bachelor’s in Behavior Science-Anthropology from UVU. I came to the U two and a half years ago and started working with the SVPHS Pre-award team as a grants and contracts officer. Before that, I worked for Vail Resorts and Park City Mountain Resort as a reservations assistant manager. I love spending time with my husband, camping, biking, and exploring new areas.

danielle.plank@hsc.utah.edu

Jenna Praggastis

Jenna Praggastis

Research Assistant

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Jenna helps with project management for 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.

jenna.praggastis@utah.edu

Shalese Ramirez

Shalese Ramirez

Information Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health
Shalese provides administrative, and clerical support for the Continuing Education Program. She is responsible for assisting clients, course registration, tuition, billing, and preparing correspondence for numerous, and various CE Programs. She also handles evaluations, and generating reports associated with these programs.

shalese.ramirez@hsc.utah.edu

Anne Randall

Anne Randall

Research Operations Manager

Division of Public Health
Anne supports the Division with day to day financial operations. She oversees a research team of 7. Works with the CARO team to put together research budgets for Division grants. Oversees the day to day grant finances for the Division.

anne.randall@utah.edu

Liz Reiser

Liz Reiser

Ergonomics and Safety Administrative Coordinator

Division of Occupational & Environmental Health

Liz.Reiser@Mech.utah.edu

Becky Reynolds

Becky Reynolds

Administrative Manager, Clinical

Division of Family Medicine
Becky is the administrative manager of clinical programs in the Division of Family Medicine. She oversees faculty clinic schedules, including attending, call and hospitalists. She manages the faculty productivity dashboards and clinical policy and procedure updates. She works closely with the divisions APC and OB teams. Becky joined the University of Utah in 1998 and has over 20 years experience in higher education. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development from Utah State University.

Becky.Reynolds@hsc.utah.edu

Forrest Rhinehart

Forrest Rhinehart

Administrative Assistant

Division of Public Health
Forrest is an Administrative Assistant for the Division of Public Health. She provides administrative support to faculty and staff within the division. Her responsibilities include managing accounts payable, supply orders, travel, and event coordination. She earned her BA in Communication and International Studies and her MS in International Affairs and Global Enterprise from the University of Utah.

Forrest.Rhinehart@utah.edu

John Rogers

John Rogers

Computer Technician

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
John is responsible for assisting with the IVC classroom equipment at the Salt Lake City campus. John ensures that our classroom technology works well to keep our SLC and St. George students and instructors connected. He graduated from the University of Utah in 1995, and taught classes for seventeen years for the Dept. Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Besides working for the DFPM, he is also working on a series of guidebooks for the Wasatch Mountains area.

j.rogers@utah.edu

Jocelyn Romano

Jocelyn Romano

Director, Employee Administration and Communication

Administration
Jocelyn provides financial and administrative direction to the division and helps to expand and implement the social mission of health education and practice. Jocelyn has over 20 years of experience in administration, leadership, and development in the nonprofit sector.

jocelyn.romano@utah.edu

Madeline Romney

Madeline Romney

Research Manager

Administration
Maude's role in the Department of Family & Preventive Medicine (DFPM) focuses on managing various programs including REACH-U2, HSF, and DFPM Research Mentor Training. They also oversee pre-award grants and contracts for DFPM. In their free time Maude enjoys reading, running, and spending time with loved ones.

madeline.romney@utah.edu

Rebecca Ross

Rebecca Ross

Academic Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Rebecca is responsible for coordination of graduate studies, including overseeing graduate degree records, reporting to the office of graduate studies, providing graduate verifications to providers, and coordinating annual master’s projects. In addition, she manages the schedule of the division chief, prepares grant reports, assists with weekly tutorial groups and organizes clinical practicum. Rebecca has two Bachelor degrees from the University of Utah in Urban Planning and Environmental Studies.

rross@upap.utah.edu

Cayla Sanelli

Cayla Sanelli

Academic Coordinator

Division of Family Medicine
Cayla is an Academic Program Coordinator providing support for the Family Medicine Medical Student Education and clinical programs. She assists with third year placements and serves as a back up to the Medical Student Education manager while also coordinating the SOM's Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. She helps with clinical programs such as SEE, Insomnia Management, Reach Out and Read, and shadowing. Cayla serves as the coordinator for faculty recruitment and onboarding and coordinates events for the residency program. Cayla is from Tampa, Florida and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.

Cayla.Sanelli@hsc.utah.edu

Camie Schaefer

Camie Schaefer

Associate Director

Administration
Camie is Associate Director of the Utah Center for Promotion of Work Equity Research (U-POWER), a Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). As Associate Director, Camie manages the daily operations of U-POWER, including communications, fiscal management, administration, and project management. She also manages the Research Pilot Project Program (RPPP) and supports U-POWER’s Outreach Core in community outreach, training, and social media. Camie also provides technical writing assistance to U-POWER investigators and other members of U-POWER’s community of practice. She holds a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Utah and draws on her expertise in storytelling to highlight the need for safe, healthy, and equitable work. 

Camie.Schaefer@utah.edu

Chin-Yin Shih

Chin-Yin Shih

Program Manager

Administration
Chin-Yin is responsible for planning, organizing, directing all aspects pertaining to administrative functions for two research projects in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine: Utah Advanced Course on Mentoring, Leadership, and Research on Cancer-Related Health Disparities and HRSA-funded Maternal Health Capacity Building for the Medically Underserved in Rural and Urban Utah. Prior to joining the University of Utah, Chin-Yin worked at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Health Equity, to help improve access for individuals to receive care as well as working to reduce disparities in cancer screenings. Chin-Yin has years of experience working in the social services field and has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the National Taipei University and a Master's degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University.

u6043554@utah.edu

Nirupma Singh

Nirupma Singh

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.

n.singh@utah.edu

Kyrs Solis

Kyra Solis

Study Abroad Coordinator

Division of Public Health
Kyra is the Study Abroad Coordinator for the Division of Public Health . She manages and coordinates learning abroad programs and global health activities for the Division. She works with students, faculty directors and community partners on all aspects of the learning abroad programs from marketing, recruitment, budgets, student admissions and advising, visas, program logistics, and updating website content. Before coming to the U, Kyra lived in Oregon and California, doing community and volunteer engagement for nonprofits, and advising college students organizers. She loves traveling, reading, and eating.

u1401147@utah.edu

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

Melanie Steiner-Sherwood

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.

m.steiner.sherwood@utah.edu

801-581-4285

Karen Winningham

Karen Winningham

Education Coordinator

Division of Physician Assistant Studies
Karen is the coordinator for the UPAP didactic team at the St. George campus. She has worked with the University of Utah for the past 18 years in the Containing Education and Community Enrichment (CECE) department and more specifically in the Professional Education department for the past 13 years managing the Corporate Employee Universities and Government (City Recorders and Treasurers) Academies. This opportunity has allowed her to make friends in almost every city in the state. Karen works closely with UPAP faculty, staff and instructors to address St. George student needs during their didactic year and clinical year.

karen.winningham@utah.edu

Emily Workman

Emily Workman

Administrative Assistant

Division of Public Health
Emily is the Administrative Assistant for the Division of Public Health. She provides complex administrative support for the Division Chief, faculty, and staff. She is also the main contact for Public Health events. She has several years of experience in providing administrative support to upper level management, operations, and accounting.

Emily.Workman@utah.edu