Bio: Julie Armin PhD, a medical anthropologist, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the College of Medicine, The University of Arizona – Tucson. Julie is co-director of her department’s Resident Scholarly Project Program and is director of the health disparities curriculum in the College. Her research program centers on connecting historically marginalized populations to clinical care, in particular, cancer care. Her long-term research goal is innovation in health services delivery, using community-informed approaches to increasing accessibility and availability of evidence-based cancer care.
Bio: Jeffrey Goodie, Ph.D., ABPP is a board-certified clinical health psychologist and a Professor and Deputy Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), in Bethesda, MD. He retired after 22 years of active-duty service in the U.S. Air Force (9 years) and the U.S. Public Health Service (13 years). He earned his Ph.D. from West Virginia University and completed his residency and a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Health Psychology at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB. He served as the Director of Clinical Training of the Clinical Psychology program at USU for 8 years. His primary research interests are focused on the integration of behavioral health care within primary care settings, particularly among military and veteran populations. He currently serves as a partnering PI on a $7.3M CDMRP grant that examines the effectiveness of BHCs for providing interventions to those with chronic pain in primary care settings. He has co-authored 55 peer-reviewed articles. He is co-author of the book Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Step-by Step Guidance for Assessment and Intervention, now in its third edition.
Bio: Dr. Jeffrey Hostetter is an Associate Program Director of the UND Center for Family Medicine Bismarck residency and the UND Hettinger Rural Training Track residency. After a decade-long teaching career at the high school and undergraduate levels, he graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle with special training in the Indian Health Pathway. He completed his residency training at the UND Center for Family Medicine Bismarck in 2003, and subsequently worked for the Indian Health Service in Fort Yates, ND while serving as Community Faculty for the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences training medical students and residents on their rotations in Fort Yates. He joined the faculty of the UND Bismarck residency in 2005, and received an academic appointment as Assistant Professor. He served as Program Director of the Bismarck and Hettinger residencies from 2006 to 2023. He completed the National Institute of Program Director Development Fellowship in 2009. Since changing roles in the residency, he currently serves as the Research Lead and Educational Lead physician as well as medical director of the clinic. His major activities include overseeing the training of resident physicians, and advising resident research.
Bio: Dr. Sarah Finocchario-Kessler is a Professor at University of Kansas Medical Center’s Department of Family Medicine & Community Health and Director of the Research Division from 2023. She completed her doctoral training in International Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kessler's research combines interests in reproductive health and HIV to improve safer childbearing for people living with HIV, including comprehensive HIV preconception counseling, safer conception strategies, and provider communication around these topics. She has explored these issues among HIV-infected women, men, and health care providers in the U.S., Brazil and Uganda. Dr. Kessler has expanded her maternal and pediatric HIV research by designing and evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of eHealth interventions to optimize antenatal care for women living with HIV, prevent perinatal HIV transmission, and improve early infant diagnosis in Kenya [R01MH12145, R01HD076673]. Dr. Kessler continues to engage in multiple NIH and CDC funded projects to increase equitable access to COVID-19 testing and vaccination in Kansas and leads the Communities Organizing to Promote Equity (COPE) project. Currently, her team is launching a cRCT to evaluate the Cancer Tracking System (CATSystem) to increase cervical cancer screening and treatment in government hospitals in Kenya [R01CA278617].
Bio: Dr. Koffarnus is Director of the Healthier Futures Lab and an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He received his BA degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and completed both his MS and PhD degrees in Biopsychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Koffarnus also completed an internship and Pre-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Institute on Drug Abuse before completing his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Koffarnus’ NIH-funded research focuses on the use of mobile health technology to enable the remote treatment of alcohol and tobacco use, behavioral economic approaches to understanding substance use decision making, and tobacco regulatory science approaches to projecting the impact of proposed tobacco product regulations. Dr. Koffarnus is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and currently serves on the editorial board for Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology and Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Bio: Nathaniel E. Miller, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He is currently serving as the Medical Director for Mayo Family Clinic in Kasson, MN where he is a core faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Miller actively precepts residents in full-spectrum family medicine and leads quality initiatives. Dr. Miller’s interests include: quality, research, inpatient and preventive medicine, and education.
Bio: Dr. Janet Page-Reeves is cultural anthropologist with training in political economy. She have a strong and unique background in theoretically grounded research and community-based applied work. Her work is infused with an appreciation for the salience of using a holistic approach as a foundation for understanding complex social issues. She has extensive research, applied, and community experience working on themes related to social drivers of health, cultural adaptations of interventions, and patient/community engagement. She works primarily on health equity issues. Dr. Page-Reeves is the editor of two well-received edited collection books -- one on women and food insecurity and one on community, culture and wellbeing. She works to design instruments and toolkits to address social drivers of health, including the WellRx Toolkit, and her design of patient-engaged approaches to research have received national recognition. She has a track record of significant funding, including from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Her training as an anthropologist provides me with experience for designing and conducting research using an ethnographically inspired approach.