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Leadership

Staff photo of Beth Virnig
  • Principal Investigator & Director, ResDAC
  • Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Beth Virnig is a professor and the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health and has been at the University of Minnesota since 1997. She has over 20 years of experience working with Medicare data and has taught...

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  • Deputy Director, ResDAC

Dr. Helen Parsons earned her PhD in Health Services Research and MPH from the University of MN. Dr. Helen Parsons directs research on the benefits, risks, and results of health care policy so that patients, clinicians and policy makers can make more informed decisions. Her...

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  • Deputy Director, ResDAC

Dr. Stephanie Jarosek joined ResDAC in November 2015. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jarosek’s research focus is...

ResDAC Faculty

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  • Associate Professor, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Nathan Shippee earned his Masters in Science and Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Minnesota State Univeristy -...

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  • Assistant Professor, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Peter Huckfeldt received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and his Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. From 2009-2014 he was an associate and full economist at...

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  • Associate Professor, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Tetyana Shippee is a social gerontologist with a Dual-Title PhD in Sociology and Gerontology from Purdue University. Dr. Shippee's substantive areas of expertise pertain to long-...

ResDAC Staff

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  • Technical Advisor

Elizabeth Voss came to ResDAC in April 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from North Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health from Walden...

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  • Senior Technical Advisor

Gerri Barosso joined ResDAC as a Technical Advisor in 1999, and is now a Senior Technical Advisor. Gerri specializes in the Medicaid datasets available through CMS. Prior to joining the...

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  • Executive Advisor

Hanna joined ResDAC as an Executive Advisor in April 2018. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, along with a minor in Public Health, from the University of Minnesota....

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  • Executive Advisor

Jennifer Koper has been an Executive Advisor at ResDAC since spring of 2016. She recieved her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Minnesota and has over 15 years of...

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  • Executive Advisor

Jen Reese has been an Executive Advisor at ResDAC since January 2015. For the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota, Jen was both a lab tech and research assistant...

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  • Executive Advisor

Karen joined the ResDAC team in 2018 as an Executive Advisor. She has more than 15 years of research experience managing and coordinating studies, including studies of obesity...

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  • Technical Advisor

Kendra Komoto has been with ResDAC since June 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Community and Global Health from Macalester College, and an MPH in...

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  • Principal Graphic/Multimedia Designer

Lindsey Ostby first joined the ResDAC team in January 2009. She was brought on full-time after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the University...

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  • Technical Advisor

Lori Siedelman started with ResDAC in June of 2015. She has past experience as a Clinical Research Associate at the Masonic Cancer Center, a Research Study Coordinator/Data...

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  • Technical Advisor

Matt McFalls has been a Technical Advisor with ResDAC since December 2014. His previous experience includes working in the Health Department with disease surveillance and...

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  • Technical Advisor

Samantha Saykao has been with ResDAC since June 2017. She holds a BA in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with a certificate in Environmental Studies and holds an MPH in Public...

Workshop Faculty

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  • Associate Professor, Penn State University

Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a health services researcher who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the Pennsylvania State...

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  • Professor, University of CA - San Diego

Todd Gilmer, PhD is Professor of Health Economics, Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, and Chief of Division of Health Policy in the Department of Family Medicine And Public Health at the...