Research (CPR-EM) Staff

Center for Policy and Research Staff

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Denise Griffiths, Senior Research Associate & 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.

Amber Lin, Biostatistician

Amber Laurie Lin, M.S. - Faculty Instructor, CPR-EM Biostatistician

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Amber is a staff biostatistician with the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency medicine and an instructor with the School of Public Health. Amber supports investigators in the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency, Department of Emergency Medicine, and Oregon Emergency Care Research Multidisciplinary Training Program. She advises and assists investigators and scholars with grant applications, study design, and data analysis. Amber has a Master's in Biostatistics from OHSU, and she began working for Emergency Medicine in 2014. When Amber isn't working, she's usually at the park or playing music with her daughter, Jane.

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.

Abdusebur Jemal

Abdusebur Jemal - Research Assistant

Jemal recently joined the CPR-EM Research Team in Spring of 2020.  Since starting Jemal has worked with Dr. Choo's Cannibis research project, Dr. Newgard's ED COVID-19 Registry Project, and Dr. Lupton's Cardiac Arrest Epidemiologic Registry project (Epistry).  Jemal is performing chart abstraction, case reviews, and data entry and cleaning tasks for these projects.