Research Core Support

HIPRC is a collaborative, interdisciplinary center, and we bring that same approach to the Research Core.

We work closely with investigators to conduct high-quality research using rigorous methodology. The Research Core primarily works with HIPRC faculty and trainees, but we also frequently partner with researchers outside the center from a wide range of academic fields, public health organizations, and all levels of government.

Facilitating New Projects

We find our collaborators benefit the most when we work together from a project’s early stages. Our staff has extensive experience in designing and conducting research, managing and analyzing data, and preparing manuscripts and presentations. We regularly help develop funding applications, with the expectation that appropriate funding for our involvement will be provided if the application is successful. We prefer six-weeks prior notice to assist with funding applications.

Refining Existing Projects

For studies that have already begun, we can support the management and analysis of existing data. After an in-person consultation, we will develop an estimated scope-of-work plan and budget to meet your needs.

To discuss collaborating on a new or existing project, submit a Research Core Project Inquiry Form.

Research Core Expertise

  • Development of research aims and approaches
    • In collaboration with research partners, tailored to fit a variety of funding mechanisms, timelines, and research goals
  • Multi- and mixed-method data collection strategies
  • Dataset management and development, including linkage across multiple data sources
  • Data analysis and statistical modeling in Stata, R, and SAS
    • Descriptive, explanatory, and predictive models
  • Collaboration
    • From idea generation to response to peer review and post-publication communication and translation

Request a Research Consultation

  1. Submit a Project Inquiry Form – This provides basic details to help determine if we’re a good fit for your project.
  2. Meet for an In-Person ConsultationWe work with you to define aims and expectations around how the Research Core team can support your project.
  3. Formalize the CollaborationBefore the project begins, we’ll finalize details such as budget, timeline and scope-of-work.
  4. Begin the ProjectOur team will collaborate closely with you throughout the process.

HIPRC Research Core

Kushang Patel, PhD — Director

Research expertise in older adult pain management, falls prevention, geriatric trauma, including a focus on pain, multimorbidity, and physical activity

Megan Moore, PhD, MSW — Associate Director

Expertise on health equity, addressing disparities and developing community interventions using qualitative methods

Catherine (Katie) Wolff, PhD, MS — Associate Director

Epidemiologist with a background in clinical medicine, health policy, and public health; expertise in study design and injury surveillance

Xinyao de Grauw, MD, PhD, MPH — Research Scientist

Epidemiologist with a background in clinical medicine; expertise in injury and violence prevention and state and local public health department

Jim Phuong, PhD, MSPH — Research Data Scientist

Expertise in biomedical informatics, population health, machine learning, data visualization. Programming in R, Python, SQL, git

Jin Wang, PhD, MS Senior Biostatistician

Expertise in advanced statistical analyses including mediation, multiple imputation, multilevel modeling, survival analyses, and database creation

Qian Qiu, MBA Research Analyst

Expertise in data management and analysis, data extraction from EDW, RedCap design

Jennifer Shi, MSR — Research Consultant

Expertise in data management and analysis, with experience in R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, and SQL

Karen Segar, MA — Data Manager

Expertise in R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, and SQL. Experience in survey research design and data collection