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Division of Research Staff

Maureen Phipps, MD, MPH
Director
Vice Chair for Research – W&I Ob/Gyn Department
Associate Professor – Brown University Ob/Gyn

Kristen Matteson, MD, MPH
Researcher
Associate Professor – Brown University Ob/Gyn
 
Vivian Sung, MD, MPH
Researcher
Assistant Professor – Brown University Ob/Gyn
 
Cynthia Rosengard, Ph.D., MPH
Researcher
Associate Professor – Brown University Ob/Gyn
Conducts research studies focused on understanding adolescent health-related decision-making, especially in the domains of sexual behavior, pregnancy, and substance use.
 
Katina Robison, MD
Researcher
 
Dwight Rouse, MD, MSPH
Researcher
 
Joann Johnson
Sr. Division Manager
Provides overall leadership, administration, and directs operational functions.
 
Diane Amend
Executive Secretary
 
Kristen DeLayo
Sr. Research Assistant
Recruits for multiple studies in the WPCC as well as on the post partum units at Women & Infants Hospital. Also conducts all of the training for the Research Assistants hired in the Division of Research and supervises their progress.
 
David Dove, Ph.D.
Clinical Research Program Coordinator
Coordinates research team activities, addresses research administration needs, and implements studies focused on understanding and modifying adolescent health-related behaviors and decision-making, in the domains of sexual behavior and substance use.
 
Jackie Dryer
Administrative Assistant
 
Denise Flinn
Senior Project Coordinator - Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Coordinates the Women’s Reproductive Health Research (WRHR) grant, the CoE Seed Grant program, the CoE Celebrating Women’s Health and Leadership Networking Events and the Women’s Health Luncheon Lecture series. Currently a member of the Prematurity Task Force and the Emergency Contraception Task Force. 
 
Jennifer Hubbard
Research Assistant
 
Crystal Jocelyn
Research Assistant 
Responsible for the recruitment, tracking and consenting of patients for various research studies. Works primarily with the adolescent population on Project REACH. Responsible for all psychosocial assessments starting during each participant’s pregnancy and up to one year after their baby is born.
 
Vrishali Lopes
Research Statistician
Provides study design and data analysis support to clinical investigators.
 
Rosalie Lopez
Research Assistant
Recruits, assesses, and tracks participants, develops and manages community partnerships, and otherwise implements studies focused on understanding and modifying adolescent health-related behaviors and decision-making, in the domains of sexual behavior and substance use.
 
Anthony Nunes
Graduate Student Intern
 
Stephanie Pinto
Research Assistant
Responsible for patient recruitment, data collection, and tracking for various studies within the Women's Primary Care Center, primarily dealing with healthy weight gain during pregnancy, pregnant women whom are smokers or exposed to environmental tobacco smoke, and how a women's behavior may affect the activity of the baby.
 
Steve Purro
Sr. Database Coordinator
Develops database and information technology solutions for research studies and provides related support for investigators and research staff.
 
Christina Raker
Research Statistician
Provides study design and data analysis support to clinical investigators.
 
Susan Swanson-Kubaska
IRB Coordinator
 
Jacob J. van den Berg, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Conducts qualitative coding and analysis for research projects focused on STD/HIV prevention with incarcerated adolescents, and adolescent sexual relationship development.
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