Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M.
Associate Professor, OHSU School of Nursing
Jessica Dobek, M.S.
Project Director – Exercise InterventionSince obtaining my Master’s degree in exercise science in 2006, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work as a project director on multiple exercise intervention studies aimed at using exercise to improve symptoms and side effects from cancer and cancer treatment, ultimately improving quality of life for many cancer survivors. Throughout these studies, I have seen firsthand what exercise can do for this population and am thrilled to continue working on these types of studies as long as possible!
KrisAnn Schmitz, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W.
Project Director – Recruitment & Data ManagementI am a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for working with cancer survivors both as a counselor and a researcher. I am thrilled to be a member of GET FIT, and believe that this group exercise program has a tremendous capacity to directly improve the lives of women affected by cancer.
Carolyn Borsch, M.P.H.
Born and raised in Portland, I attended high school and college in the area and then pursued a Masters of Public Health degree in Boston, concentrating on chronic, non-infectious disease. Between classes, colorectal cancer screening research, and completing a practicum in breast cancer survivors, I have found my calling in cancer research. I truly believe in the power of exercise and the positive effects it can have, especially on cancer survivors; I am so excited about the prospects of this research!
Lauren Bumgarner, M.S.
Research AssistantIn working towards my degrees in exercise science, I was able to experience first-hand the positive effect of exercise through opportunities such as leading an older adult strength training class and training individuals with severe deteriorations in physical and/or cognitive capacities. My interest in research began when I conducted my masters thesis examining the effects of muscular leg deficits on fall risk and progressed in my most recent position assisting an Alzheimer’s trial at OHSU. As a research assistant for the GET FIT trial I am thrilled to combine my professional interests of research and exercise by assisting in a novel investigational study while also working closely with participants in an exercise setting.