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    Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH, FACP
    Director
    Dr. Chin is the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. His current research projects are improving diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side of Chicago, and evaluating the implementation of the patient-centered medical home in safety-net clinics.

    Scott Cook, PhD
    Deputy Director
    Dr. Cook is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience serving diverse inner-city populations with multiple medical, social, and economic challenges. He joined the team at the University of Chicago after eight years in leadership roles in research, community services, and clinical coordination at Howard Brown Health Center, a clinic that serves diverse communities of varied racial, ethnic, and sexual identities in Chicago. Dr. Cook received his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital, the major public hospital in Chicago that serves an indigent, multiethnic population.

    Morgan Ealey
    Staff Assistant IV
    Ms. Ealey currently provides administrative support to Finding Answers, Dr. Monica Peek, Dr. Marshall Chin and their project staff in the Section of General Internal Medicine. Ms. Ealey received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Chicago and joined the University as a staff member after graduation.

    Mona El-Shamaa, MPH
    Project Manager
    Ms. El-Shamaa earned her Master of Public Health degree at University of Michigan.  Prior to joining the Finding Answers team, she managed obesity-prevention, diabetes, and hepatitis community-based programs for immigrant and refugee populations at the Asian Health Coalition in Chicago.  While earning her graduate degree, she worked for two years on a NIH R01-funded project aimed at understanding and reducing disparities among asthmatic children in the Detroit and Dearborn communities in Southwest Michigan.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Education and Social Science at Hope College in Michigan.

    Yue Gao, MPH
    Statistician
    Ms. Gao joined us from New Haven, CT, where she served as a biostatistician in a public health consulting firm. Her strength is statistical analysis and programming and she currently participates in most of the projects conducted by the Sectional of General Internal Medicine. She also has an intensive interest in epidemiology and public health research, especially for chronic diseases and vulnerable population. She received her master's degree in Public Health from Yale University and bachelor's degree in Biology from Peking University in China.

    Kevin Wabaunsee McCullough, MJ
    Health Communications Manager
    Mr. McCullough received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the Finding Answers team, he worked for the Pennsylvania State Data Center as Manager of Data Services. There, he oversaw the demographic research and communications activities of Pennsylvania’s official source for population and socio-economic statistics. He also has experience as a reporter at daily newspapers, large and small. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington.

    Robert Nocon, MHS
    Senior Health Services Researcher
    Mr. Nocon's research focuses on cost and organization of care in safety net settings. His current projects include an evaluation of a patient-centered medical home implementation in safety net clinics, an analysis of the cost of care provided in federally-funded health centers using Medicaid claims data, and a cost assessment of a community-based quality improvement collaborative on the South Side of Chicago. Prior to his time at The University of Chicago, Mr. Nocon served as a health care management consultant to academic medical centers and large integrated delivery systems. Mr. Nocon holds a master’s degree in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in the History of Science from Harvard College.

    Rachel H. Voss-DeMeester, MPH
    Project Manager
    Ms. Voss-DeMeester joins us with expertise in behavior change, quality improvement, and physician outreach. Previously, she worked for the Quality Improvement Organization for Rhode Island (Healthcentric Advisors) where she focused on tobacco cessation, electronic medical record implementation, and physician incentive programs. She has also worked as a personal trainer to promote sustainable behavior change. Ms. Voss-DeMeester received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Brown University and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University.

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Staff Profiles

 

Finding Answers staff photo

Marshall H. Chin, MD, MPH, FACP
Director
Dr. Chin is the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. His current research projects are improving diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side of Chicago, and evaluating the implementation of the patient-centered medical home in safety-net clinics.

Scott Cook, PhD
Deputy Director
Dr. Cook is a clinical psychologist with extensive experience serving diverse inner-city populations with multiple medical, social, and economic challenges. He joined the team at the University of Chicago after eight years in leadership roles in research, community services, and clinical coordination at Howard Brown Health Center, a clinic that serves diverse communities of varied racial, ethnic, and sexual identities in Chicago. Dr. Cook received his masters and doctoral degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital, the major public hospital in Chicago that serves an indigent, multiethnic population.

Morgan Ealey
Staff Assistant IV
Ms. Ealey currently provides administrative support to Finding Answers, Dr. Monica Peek, Dr. Marshall Chin and their project staff in the Section of General Internal Medicine. Ms. Ealey received her Bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Chicago and joined the University as a staff member after graduation.

Mona El-Shamaa, MPH
Project Manager
Ms. El-Shamaa earned her Master of Public Health degree at University of Michigan.  Prior to joining the Finding Answers team, she managed obesity-prevention, diabetes, and hepatitis community-based programs for immigrant and refugee populations at the Asian Health Coalition in Chicago.  While earning her graduate degree, she worked for two years on a NIH R01-funded project aimed at understanding and reducing disparities among asthmatic children in the Detroit and Dearborn communities in Southwest Michigan.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Education and Social Science at Hope College in Michigan.

Yue Gao, MPH
Statistician
Ms. Gao joined us from New Haven, CT, where she served as a biostatistician in a public health consulting firm. Her strength is statistical analysis and programming and she currently participates in most of the projects conducted by the Sectional of General Internal Medicine. She also has an intensive interest in epidemiology and public health research, especially for chronic diseases and vulnerable population. She received her master's degree in Public Health from Yale University and bachelor's degree in Biology from Peking University in China.

Kevin Wabaunsee McCullough, MJ
Health Communications Manager
Mr. McCullough received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the Finding Answers team, he worked for the Pennsylvania State Data Center as Manager of Data Services. There, he oversaw the demographic research and communications activities of Pennsylvania’s official source for population and socio-economic statistics. He also has experience as a reporter at daily newspapers, large and small. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Washington.

Robert Nocon, MHS
Senior Health Services Researcher
Mr. Nocon's research focuses on cost and organization of care in safety net settings. His current projects include an evaluation of a patient-centered medical home implementation in safety net clinics, an analysis of the cost of care provided in federally-funded health centers using Medicaid claims data, and a cost assessment of a community-based quality improvement collaborative on the South Side of Chicago. Prior to his time at The University of Chicago, Mr. Nocon served as a health care management consultant to academic medical centers and large integrated delivery systems. Mr. Nocon holds a master’s degree in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in the History of Science from Harvard College.

Rachel H. Voss-DeMeester, MPH
Project Manager
Ms. Voss-DeMeester joins us with expertise in behavior change, quality improvement, and physician outreach. Previously, she worked for the Quality Improvement Organization for Rhode Island (Healthcentric Advisors) where she focused on tobacco cessation, electronic medical record implementation, and physician incentive programs. She has also worked as a personal trainer to promote sustainable behavior change. Ms. Voss-DeMeester received a Master’s degree in Public Health from Brown University and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University.