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Leadership and Investigators

Learn more about our ADAPT investigators by clicking their name.
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Program Affiliation(s)

Kelli Allen, PhD

Pragmatic Trials, Healthy Behaviors, Function & Independence, Administrative

Dan Blalock, PhD


Nathan Boucher, DrPH, PA, MS, MPA, CPHQ

Pragmatic Trials, Function & Independence

C. Barrett Bowling, MD

Non-Randomized Design, Function & Independence

Hayden Bosworth, PhD 

Virtual Care, Administrative 

Cynthia Coffman, PhD

Biostatistics, Pragmatic Trials

Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHS, FACP

Function & Independence

Matthew Crowley, MD, MHS 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mentoring, Virtual Care

David Edelman, MD, MS 

Healthy Behaviors, Mentoring

Ziad F. Gellad, MD, MPH

Healthy Behaviors

Jennifer M. Gierisch, PhD, MPH 

Stakeholder Engagement, Healthy Behaviors, Pragmatic Trials, Mentoring, ESP, Virtual Care

Karen Goldstein, MD, MSPH 

Pragmatic Trials, Healthy Behaviors, Mentoring, ESP

S. Nicole (Nicki) Hastings, MD, MHSc

Function & Independence, Administrative

Jaime Hughes, PhD, MPH, MSW

Healthy Behaviors

George Jackson, PhD 

Implementation & Improvement Science, Virtual Care

Brystana Kaufman, PhD, MSPH

Non-Randomized Design, Function & Independence

Heather King, PhD 

Qualitative, Pragmatic Trials, Implementation & Improvement Science

Allison Lewinski, PhD, MPH

Virtual Care, Qualitative

Matthew L. Maciejewski, PhD 

Non-Randomized Design

Kelly Walton Muir, MD, MHS

Healthy Behaviors, Implementation & Improvement Science, Virtual Care

Maren Olsen, PhD 


Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD

Non-Randomized Design, Function & Independence

Valerie Smith, DrPH

Biostatistics, Non-Randomized Design, Function & Independence

Nina R. Sperber, PhD

Pragmatic Trials, Function & Independence

Karen Steinhauser, PhD


Christi S. Ulmer, PhD

Healthy Behaviors

Courtney H. VanHoutven, PhD

Function & Independence, Non-Randomized Design

Virginia Wang, PhD, MSPH

Non-Randomized Design

Sarah M. Wilson, PhD

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Virtual Care, Healthy Behaviors

Leah Zullig, PhD, MPH

Implementation & Improvement Science, Mentoring, Virtual Care