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Diane Farley
Research Analyst
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

Diane Farley has provided research support to CHCPR since 2005 and currently supports or manages projects both internal and external to Penn State.

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Tracy Johnson
Proposal and Grant Generalist
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

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.

 

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Brigitt Leitzell
Qualitative Team Manager
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

Brigitt Leitzell's current area of focus involves managing and coordinating the work of staff and students that provide research support to the qualitative team as well as managing the qualitative data and data collection processes for CHCPR's projects.

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Ellen Plante
Executive Assistant
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

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.

Dennis Scanlon
Dennis Patrick Scanlon
Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Administration
Director of the Center for Health Care and Policy Research
NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative
Department
Health Policy and Administration - HPA Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
Phone
Fax
814-863-2905
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Summary Statement

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.

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Bethany Shaw
Research Data Analyst
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

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
Research Assistant
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

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. 

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Laura Wolf
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

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
Proposal and Award Generalist
Department
Center for Health Care Policy and Research - CHCPR
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Summary Statement

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.