Research (CPR-EM) Staff

Center for Policy and Research Staff

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Meet our staff

Denise Griffiths, CPR-EM Research Manager

Denise Griffiths, B.S., C.C.R.P.  - Senior Research Associate and Research 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.

Jenny Cook, Research Associate

Jenny Cook, B.A., G.C.P.H. - Research Associate

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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.

Nancy Le, Senior Research Assistant

Nancy Le, B.A. - Senior Research Assistant

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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 Associate, 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.

Joy Kim B.S. - Regulatory Coordinator

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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.


Tyne Riddick - Research Assistant

Tyne is a Public Health Practice MPH student at OHSU, and is applying to medical school next year Tyne wishes to improve the health outcomes of older adults and to continue to explore her interests in research. What she loves about research is the possibility of answering some of life's hardest questions.  Tyne will be working with Drs. Hansen and Sheridan on OHSU foundation-funded study "Digital Capillary Refill for Sepsis Detection and Monitoring”

In her spare time, Tyne is an avid reader, enjoys listening to podcasts, and playing video games. She is also an amateur cook exploring Asian cuisine and a foster parent with the Oregon Humane Society. 

Apoorva Salvi, Biostatistician

Apoorva Salvi, BDS, MPH - Staff Biostatistician

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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.

Jordan Gillespie, Research Assistant

Jordan Gillespie, Research Assistant

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Jordan joined the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2021 as a Research Assistant with Drs. Hansen and Sheridan on the OHSU foundation-funded study "Digital Capillary Refill for Sepsis Detection and Monitoring." Jordan has over 4 years experience in clinical research and laboratory research settings and is excited to learn even more about the field! She hopes to pursue a career in medicine with a focus on rural, underserved populations in Oregon.

In her spare time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her many pets, backpacking Oregon's finest woodlands, and baking.