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Collaborating Partners & Affiliates

AFFILIATES

SENIOR FELLOWS: PRACTICE & POLICY

Nora Janjan, MD, MPSA, MBA, STATinMED Research

Nora Janjan

Practice and policy issues that affect health care delivery for our aging population are major Center foci. Serving onnational and international panels, Dr. Nora Janjan has contributed to the development of various healthcare standards. Among these are the Agency for Healthcare Quality, National Comprehensive Cancer Network, National Quality Forum, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American College of Radiology. Additionally, Dr. Janjan has extensive regulatory experience that includes appointment to the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, expert panelist for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Research [ICER], and Vice-Chair on the Texas Radiation Advisory Board. Currently, Dr. Janjan is the Chief Medical Officer of STATinMED Research. As a Center Fellow, she advises the Center on policy issues, especially around the implementation, scalability, and sustainability of evidence-based practices for promoting health among older adults.

Stephen Popovich, Clairvoyant Networks

Stephen Popovich

The growing numbers of older Americans signal a need for new approaches to caregiving. Citing the lack of useful technology for caregivers that leverages the latest in technology advancements, Stephen Popovich founded Clairvoyant Networks, LLC, to help improve the lives of those aging in place, in independent living, and older adults with memory care needs, and their caregivers. Mr. Popovich’s technical expertise combined with his focus on caregiving addresses a key Center focal area. For the past two years, he has been sharing ideas with the Center on how to harness technological solutions to help caregivers in the face of an increasing eldercare crisis. Clairvoyant’s line of Theora® Care remote monitoring solutions includes ultra-wideband sensors, wearables communication hardware, and cloud connectivity with streaming analytics. As a leader in the business world having spearheaded several technology companies, Mr. Popovich is a frequent speaker on elder care technology and trends. As a Center Fellow, he advises on the use of technology and collaborates with Center investigators on an innovative caregiving study supported by the Texas Alzheimer Research and Care Consortium. 

Deborah Vollmer-Dahlke, BSN, MBA, RN, COHN-S/CM, FAAOHN, DVD Associates, LLC

Deborah Vollmer-Dahlke

Community engagement occurs across a continuum that includes patients, healthcare providers, caregivers, industry, and nonprofit entities throughout the research process from gaining input for planning studies, recruiting participants, and disseminating results. Dr. Deborah Vollmer-Dahlke created her firm, DVD Associates, LLC, to help early-stage entrepreneurial biotech firms apply for CPRIT and SBIR/STTR grants, helping to secure over $135 million in non-dilutive funds for her clients in cancer and other chronic diseases. Dr. Vollmer Dahlke is a serial technology entrepreneur and has worked with the Center to develop mobile applications for chronic disease patient “self-management.” She is a mentor to early-stage biotech companies and also a frequent speaker on cancer survivorship and care as well as applications of technology, robotics, and AI in healthcare She is also a Komen Advocate in Science and a frequent reader for PCORI grant applications. As a Center Fellow, she advises on innovative methods of community engagement, collaborates with Center investigators, and encourages a culture of entrepreneurship among investigators, faculty, and students.

TEXAS A&M AFFILIATES

  • Changbum “Ryan” Ahn, PhD, Texas A&M College of Architecture, Construction Science
  • Angela Alaniz, Texas A&M University System; Texas A&M Rural & Community Health Institute
  • Gerianne Alexander, PhD, Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Joy Alonzo, ME, PharmD, Texas A&M College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice
  • Elena Andreyeva, PhD, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management
  • Mark Benden, PhD, CPE, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Jane Bolin, PhD, JD, BSN, Texas A&M College of Nursing, Research
  • James Burdine, DrPH, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences
  • Genny Carrillo, MD, ScD, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Raymond Carroll, PhD, Texas A&M College of Science, Statistics
  • Gerard Cote, PhD, Texas A&M College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems
  • Kate Creevy, DVM, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery
  • Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development, Health and Kinesiology
  • Diane Dowdy, PhD, MS, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Health Promotion Community Health Sciences (retired emeritus)
  • Melissa DuPont-Reyes, PhD, MPH, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Dana Gaddy, PhD, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Integrative Biosciences
  • Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, PhD, Texas A&M College of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Tracy Hammond, PhD, Texas A&M College of Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering
  • Shevon Harvey, DrPH, MPH, Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development, Health and Kinesiology
  • Laura Higgins, MS, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Human Factors
  • Cynthia Hipwell, PhD, Texas A&M College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • Roozbeh Jafari, PhD, Texas A&M College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering
  • Bita Kash, PhD, MBA, FACHE, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management; Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • John Lawler, PhD, Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development, Health and Kinesiology
  • Mark Lawley, PhD, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Chanam Lee, PhD, Texas A&M College of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning
  • Kiju Lee, PhD, MSE, Texas A&M Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution, Multidisciplinary Engineering Technology
  • Eric Lewis, PhD, Texas A&M Bush School of Government & Public Service, Public Service & Administration
  • Vani Mathur, PhD, Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Carly McCord, PhD, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Psychiatry, Telebehavioral Health
  • Ranjana Mehta, PhD, Texas A&M College of Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Rich Metters, PhD, MBA, Texas A&M Mays Business School, Information and Operations Management
  • Nelda Mier, PhD, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Health Promotion, Community Health Sciences
  • Michael Miller, RPH, DRPH, FAPHA, Texas A&M College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Matthew Minson, MD, Texas A&M College of Engineering; Texas A&M Health Science Center; National Emergency Response & Rescue Training Center
  • Victoria Pho, PharmD, Texas A&M College of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice
  • Adam Pickens, PhD, MPH, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • David Potter, PhD, Texas A&M College of Pharmacy
  • Francis, Quek, PhD, Texas A&M College of Architecture, Visualization
  • Gilbert Ramirez, DrPH, MPH, Texas A&M School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management
  • Susan Rodiek, PhD, Texas A&M College of Architecture (retired emeritus), Center for Health Systems and Design
  • Wanda Seaback, MSN, RN, CNE, Texas A&M College of Nursing
  • Ipek Sener, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, TTI Travel Forecasting Program
  • Farida Sohrabji , PhD, Texas A&M College of Medicine, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
  • Peggy Timoth, DDS, MPH, Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Public Health Sciences, Dental Public Health Residency
  • Arnold Vedlitz, PhD, Texas A&M University, The Bush School of Government and Public Service
  • Judith Warren, PhD, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (retired emeritus), Family Development and Resource Management
  • Bree Watzak, PharmD, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Rural and Community Health Institute
  • Lisa Wigfall, PhD, MCHES, Texas A&M College of Education and Human Development, Health and Kinesiology
  • Katie Womack, MS, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, Behavioral Research
  • Tim Woods, PhD, Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts, Sociology
  • Jenna Yentes, PhD, Texas A&M College of Education & Human Development, Health & Kinesiology
  • Lixian Zhong, PhD, Texas A&M College of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences

EXTERNAL AFFILIATES

  • Christopher Adams, MPH, STATinMED
  • Lola Adepoju, PhD, MPH, University of Houston, Health Systems and Population Science
  • SangNam Ahn, PhD, MPSA, University of Memphis, School of Public Health, Health Systems Management and Policy
  • Steve Amos, MBA, HealthCode
  • Matthew Barrett, Georgia Tech University, School of Psychology, College of Sciences
  • Caroline Bergeron, DrPH, MSc, CHES, Institut National de Sant Publique du Québec
  • Doug Brenner, PhD, STATinMED
  • Colette Browning, PhD, Federation University (AUS), School of Health
  • Jinmyoung Cho, PhD, Baylor Scott & White Health Center for Applied Health Research
  • Seth Dockery, Precise Populations
  • Jason Drenning, PhD, STATinMED
  • John Feather, PhD, Archstone Foundation; Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin; Grantmakers in Aging (retired)
  • John Fitch, Birkeland Current
  • Samuel Forjouh, MD, DrPH, Trinity Healthcare (Kumasi, Ghana)
  • Jim Guinn, EdD, RRG Consulting, LLC
  • Cynthia Gutierrez, MPH, STATinMED
  • Angie Hochhalter, PhD, ReInvent Healthy
  • John D. Holland, Birkeland Current
  • Gary Leung, PhD, STATinMED
  • Alfonso López de la Osa Escribano, PhD, University of Houston Law Center, Center for U.S. and Mexican Law
  • Keshia Maughn, MPH, STATinMED
  • DJ McMaughan, PhD, Oklahoma State University, School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling and Counseling Psychology
  • Ashley Merianos, PhD, University of Cincinati, Health Promotion and Education
  • Nicole Pardo, MD, MBA, Innovation Technology–Health care Consultant; IntechHealth LLC
  • Anna Ratiu, STATinMED
  • Sandhya Sanghi, PhD, MPH, Baylor Scott & White Health Center for Applied Health Research
  • Louis Sinoff, STATinMED
  • Alan Stevens, PhD, Baylor Scott & White Health Center for Applied Health Research
  • Shelley Symonds, MBA, Clairvoyant Networks
  • Samuel Towne, PhD, MPH, CPH, University of Central Florida, Health Management & Informatics
  • Armin Weinberg, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine (retired emeritus)
  • Preeti Zanwar, PhD, MPH, MS, Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health, Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research, Health Policy