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Andrea Kalvesmaki, PhD

Andrea Kalvesmaki is a Research Associate with the TORCH lab in Salt Lake City in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and an Informatics Fellow at the Salt Lake Veteran Affairs Medical Center. She holds degrees in psychology, medical anthropology, and educational leadership and policy. Her research interests are in understanding the lived experiences of persons with disabilities, or people who support persons with disabilities, family and societal roles in health outcomes, and the impact of policy to support individuals and communities. As a Research Associate for TORCH, she supports mixed-method primary data collection and analysis for a variety of projects. As an Informatics Fellow her primary role is to support research for the Elizabeth Dole Center of Excellence for Veteran and Caregiver Research. Andrea has a sibling who is a Veteran and a sibling with a severe TBI and is devoted to improving the day-to-day experience for Veterans and all people living with any chronic conditions.