Research (CPR-EM) Staff

Center for Policy and Research Staff

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Meet our staff

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Sean Babcock, Informatician 2

Sean is a Machine Learning Specialist who joined the CPR-EM team in November 2021.  Some of Sean's professional interests include electronic circuit design and simulation, bioinformatics algorithms, machine learning for both data analysis and genetic discovery, and image analysis in disease detection, clinical treatment and radiogenomics. Outside of work Sean enjoys hiking and backpacking, snowshoeing and skiing, fly fishing, woodworking, drawing, and painting. 

Jenny Cook, Research Associate

Jenny Cook, B.A., G.C.P.H. - Senior Research Project Manager

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Jenny is the Program Administrator for the Oregon Multidisciplinary Training Program in Emergency Care Research, a program that aims to train the next generation of clinician-scientists.  She is also the Project Coordinator for the OHSU SIREN Network and manages an R24 Grant titled “The Value of Pediatric Readiness in the Emergency Care of Children”, Craig Newgard, PI.   She began working for Emergency Medicine in 2001 as an Emergency Transport Coordinator before moving to the research side of Emergency Medicine in 2007, where she provided program and research support for the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, the Greenwall POLST Registry Pilot Project, subsequent statewide Oregon POLST Registry, and the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT). Jenny has a Graduate Certificate in Public Health and excels at project development, establishing interdisciplinary teams, interagency relationships, communications, project management, and public speaking. She is also passionate about the anti-racism movement and is committed to understanding where inequities in our systems exist, and finding ways to make system level changes that allow all to equitable benefits.

Denise Griffiths, CPR-EM Research Manager

Denise Griffiths, B.S., C.C.R.P.  - Senior Research Project Manager

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Denise is the Department's Research Manager and specializes in grants and contracts administration and budgeting. She serves as the SIREN Network Project Manager and assists with study coordination of other research projects within the department.  She has also served as Project Manager/Coordinator in several federally funded Networks over the years including Rapid Early Action for Coronary Treatment (REACT), EMERGEncy ID NET Network, Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Trial, and the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Network. Denise is trained under the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP).  She joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in January 1996 and has been integral to the research endeavors CPR-EM has accomplished over the years. In her spare time, Denise enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading and being outdoors.

Joy Kim B.S. - Senior Clinical Research Assistant

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Joy joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2018 as a Regulatory Coordinator with the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine. Joy has over 4 years of diverse lab and clinical research experience, and she is looking forward to her new role and developing a better understanding of clinical research. She wants to pursue a career in medicine and is interested in emergency medicine as well as geriatrics. In her free time, she enjoys going on hikes, playing tennis, listening to music, and trying new places to eat.

Nancy Le, Senior Research Assistant

Nancy Le, B.A. - Clinical Research Associate

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Nancy oversees clinical trial compliance with study protocols, ICH-GCP, local laws, regulations, institutional policies, and quality standards.  She expertly manages study site activities from training and education, patient screening, consent and enrollment and ensures the collection of accurate, high quality, clinical study data.  She also coordinates pre-site qualification, and study monitoring visits with study sponsors.  Nancy began her career at OHSU in 2010 as a Research Assistant with the Oregon POLST Registry and has subsequently been involved in 10 research studies to date.

Susan Malveau, M.S., Research Data Analyst 4 - CPR-EM Data Manager

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Sue is a software engineer who joined the department in 2008. With an MS in Biomedical Engineering and more than two decades of software design experience, Sue enjoys using her programming skills to automate tasks associated with the analysis of electronic data. She also serves as the CPR-EM Data manager, ensuring the appropriate storage and security of all project data. Sue also enjoys designing web-based applications that incorporate creative data visualization tools.

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Keeley McConnell, Senior Clinical Research Assistant

Keeley joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2021. She is a mom of three kids and they all keep her on her toes! Keeley was born and raised here in Portland, so she enjoys all of the typical PNW activities. White water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and camping are all at the top of her list. Keeley loves to travel and her newest adventure goal is to visit all 63 national parks. Her past research focused on traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock, but she is excited to learn more about the emergency medicine side of research. Keeley's long-term goal is to be a physician assistant and work in trauma surgery.

Nicholas (Nick) Patrick – Study Coordinator

Nick joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2022. He received his B.S. in Biology from Oakland University in Rochester, MI, in 2011 and received his M.D. in 2020 from AUC School of Medicine. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife, running, kayaking, skiing, fish keeping and aquascaping, and table-top gaming.

Apoorva Salvi, Biostatistician

Apoorva Salvi, BDS, MPH - Staff Biostatistician 1

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Apoorva joined OHSU in December 2020 and currently splits her time between the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM) and the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC). Apoorva received her Master’s in Epidemiology from Texas A&M and her Dental degree from India. She supports the Center with study design, grant application, and data analysis. Her current work with the center will primarily be with the Pediatric Readiness Grants held by CPR-EM Director Dr. Craig Newgard.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and exploring new places.

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Jeff Smith, Clinical Research Assistant 2

Jeff joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2022. Jeff’s professional interests include pre-hospital care, Wilderness Emergency Medicine, and medicine in austere or low-resource environments. When not at work, he likes outdoor activities such as climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, backcountry skiing, and helping fire ecologists collect tree chronology data. Jeff also enjoys playing music when he gets the chance.

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Jordan Taboada, Clinical Research Assistant 2 & Regulatory Coordinator

Jordan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2021. Jordan’s long-term professional goal is to pursue medicine, with an interest in orthopedics/sports medicine and emergency medicine. He loves to go to natural events such as hiking and kayaking. Jordan’s hobbies include competitive sports, karaoke, and exploring different places to eat.

Marie-Annick (Annick) Yagapen – Research Project Coordinator

Annick first joined the CPR-EM from 2007 to 2018. She is returning in 2022 to redevelop, coordinate and administer the CRISP program. The Clinical Research Investigative Studies Program (CRISP) Program exposes vetted pre-health students to the world of clinical research in emergency medicine through prospective ED research projects at the Marquam Hill campus. Annick has an MPH in Epidemiology & Biostatistics from OHSU, a BS in Biological Sciences degree from France, and the Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) certification. Her interest spans a variety of topics ranging from intercultural integration, family time, volunteering at the theatre, traveling, hiking, CGC dog training, foodie nights, exploring the outdoors, and wine country.