Academic Affairs & Faculty Development

VPCAT Research Scholars Program

VPCAT AAB Members

Katherine J.W. Baucom, PhD (2019-2023)

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Social & Behavioral Science

Scholar Cohort: 2016-2017
VPCAT Mentor: Heather T. Keenan, MD, PhD, MPH

Email:  katherine.baucom@psych.utah.edu

Adam Bress, PharmD, MS (2019-2023)

Associate Professor
Division of Health System Innovation and Research
Department of Population Health Sciences
School of Medicine

Scholar Cohort: 2015-2016
VPCAT Mentor: Michael A. Rubin, MD, PhD, MS

Email:  adam.bress@hsc.utah.edu

Brian T. Bucher, MD (2019-2022)

Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
School of Medicine

Scholar Cohort: 2017-2018
VPCAT Mentor: Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD

Email:  brian.bucher@utah.edu

Anne V. Kirby, PhD, OTR/L (2019-2022)

Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational & Recreational Therapies
College of Health

Scholar Cohort: 2016-2017
VPCAT Mentor: Bert N. Uchino, PhD

Email:  anne.kirby@hsc.utah.edu

Michelle L. Litchman, PhD, FNP-BC (2021-2024)

Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Intensive Diabetes Education and Support Program
Division of Health Systems and Community-Based Care
College of Nursing

Scholar Cohort: 2017-2018
VPCAT Mentor: Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD, PhD

Email:  michelle.litchman@nurs.utah.edu

Yelena P. Wu, PhD (2021-2024)

Associate Professor
Director, Behavioral Research Grants Group, Cancer Control & Population Sciences (CCPS), Huntsman Cancer Institute
Department of Dermatology
School of Medicine

Scholar Cohort: 2014-2015
VPCAT Mentor: Anne J. Blaschke, MD, PhD

Email:  yelena.wu@hsc.utah.edu