Faculty & Staff
Diane Farley has provided research support to CHCPR since 2005, currently supporting and managing projects both internal and external to Penn State and specializing in outreach, qualitative data collection and analysis, and editing/writing.
Tracy Johnson assists faculty in finding and securing research funding and provides administrative support to a variety of research projects, including multimedia and communications services.
Ellen Plante provides executive-level administrative support, course work support and intercollegiate athletics support to Dennis Scanlon. Ellen also provides auxiliary support to other CHCPR researchers and projects.
Jeannette's teaching and research focus on the structure, financing and organization of the health care delivery system and the health of populations.
Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research
NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
Dennis Scanlon's research focuses on consumer information and health care markets, health insurance and HMO plan performance, measurement of quality, and minority health outcomes.
Bethany Shaw has provided research support to CHCPR faculty and projects since 2008. She provides analytical or project management support to multiple projects, including those focused on health systems, chronic disease prevention and the opioid epidemic.
Jocelyn Vanderbrink supports qualitative research focusing on protocol development, interviewing, codebook development, coder training and inter-coder reliability, as well as the development of qualitative products enhancing the understanding of research sites and issues.
Laura Wolf is a community-level social worker and researcher involved in multiple projects utilizing qualitative methods or community engagement approaches, including a bladder health project and a multi-year study focused on high-performing health systems.
Debra Yeager prepares and gathers all financial documentation, including detailed budget information and justifications, for all proposals and sub-awards. She also she maintains control of all fiscal transactions and produces financial reports for our projects.