2019-2020 Scholar Cohort
Dr. Blue received his Medical Degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California, followed by a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Los Angeles County – USC Medical Center, where he developed a passion for research and caring for underserved women. He completed a Fellowship at the University of New Mexico and has joined University of Utah Health as a Women's Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) grant recipient. Dr. Blue is also fluent in Spanish and has enjoyed working with Spanish speaking populations.
More recently, I have conducted research within innovative practice re-design initiatives such as Shared Decision Making and Disruptive Innovation (both funded by CMMI Innovation Challenge Awards), and Intermountain Healthcare’s long-term investment in Mental Health Integration and its Patient Centered Medical Home. At Intermountain, I lead research and evaluation efforts for our Diabetes Prevention Program and the Collaborative Pharmacist Support Services program.
Dr. Hammers obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University. Following his neuropsychology internship at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan, Dr. Hammers completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.
Dr. Hammers’ research has focused primarily on the aging process, including the detection of early memory decline in dementia populations through computerized batteries or executive functioning tasks. Additional areas of interest have included research evaluating diagnostic consistency between clinical (neurological and neuropsychological assessment) and imaging (PiB, FTG-PET, etc.) data in an effort to improve diagnostic accuracy.