People

C3N Team

Peter Margolis, MD, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Peter Margolis is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Research at Cincinnati Children’s in the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. Dr. Margolis holds a PhD in epidemiology, and was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar and a Robert Wood Johnson Generalist Faculty Scholar. His research focuses on the design and testing of innovations in health care delivery and the translation of evidence into practice.
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Peter Margolis, MD, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Michael Seid, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Michael Seid is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Core Faculty in the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Seid holds a PhD in psychology, and was a behavioral/research scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on measuring and improving pediatric health care quality and health-related quality of life for chronically ill children.
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Michael Seid, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator

George Dellal, MHA

Associate QIC

George holds a BSC in Economics and Politics, and a Masters in Health Administration. He is a quality improvement consultant working on the design, spread and scale of the C3N model, and has been with the C3N Project since its inception in 2009.

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George Dellal, MHA

Associate QIC

Sarah Myers, MPH, RN

ImproveCareNow Quality Improvement Executive Director

Sarah previously served as project director for ImproveCareNow from 2006-2009, before pursuing clinical nursing in both neonatal intensive care and pediatric infectious disease and immunology. Her current work is centered around the meaningful engagement of all partners in learning health systems, designing and implementing strategies that enable networks to scale up sustainably, and developing leaders across professional groups.

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Sarah Myers, MPH, RN

ImproveCareNow Quality Improvement Executive Director

Sophia Thurmond

Senior Project Specialist

Sophia has over 8 years experience managing research projects, after earning her BS in Biological Sciences. She manages the C3N Project core operations and will manage the start-up of a C3N for Cystic Fibrosis.

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Sophia Thurmond

Senior Project Specialist

Anne Paul, MA, MBA

Senior Project Specialist

a. Anne holds a MA in Political Sciences and a MBA in Management. She is managing the start-up of a C3N for T1D.

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Anne Paul, MA, MBA

Senior Project Specialist

Carrie Fritz, MBA

Senior Project Specialist

She holds a MBA with a Health Industries Concentration. She is the operations lead for the Engagement Core.

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Carrie Fritz, MBA

Senior Project Specialist

Kendra Wiegand, MA, MBA

Senior Project Specialist

Kendra holds a MBA and a MA in Psychology. She serves as the operations lead and the research and regulatory lead for ImproveCareNow.

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Kendra Wiegand, MA, MBA

Senior Project Specialist

Stacey Niehaus, MA

Project Specialist

Stacey holds a MA in Clinical Psychology. She manages the start-up of a C3N for Cystic Fibrosis and contributes to Orchestra for IBD and CF.

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Stacey Niehaus, MA

Project Specialist

Sunny Thakkar

Project Specialist

Sunny holds a BA in Psychology. He coordinates three C3N innovations, Passive PRO, Personalized Learning System and Orchestra.

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Sunny Thakkar

Project Specialist

April Mack-Williams

Project Specialist

April has over 12 years’ experience in project management and is currently working towards the completion of her BS in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. She is managing the start-up of a C3N for T1D.

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April Mack-Williams

Project Specialist

Lauren Moore

Project Coordinator

Lauren holds a BM in Voice and Music History. She coordinates the overall project efforts, supports the engagement portfolio and manages the Patient Advisory Council for ImproveCareNow.

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Lauren Moore

Project Coordinator

Sarah Lohbeck

Clinical Research Coordinator II

Sarah holds a BA in Psychology with Communications. She coordinates the start-up of a C3N for Cystic Fibrosis, and also works on the Personalized Learning System and project communications.

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Sarah Lohbeck

Clinical Research Coordinator II

Nick Hoppenjans

Senior Project Specialist

Nick holds a BS in Industrial Engineering. He is the project manager focusing on developing and implementing a C3N model for Adult IBD.

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Nick Hoppenjans

Senior Project Specialist

Laura Peterson, RN, MS

QIC

Laura holds a BSN in Nursing and a MS in Health Policy and Management. She is the QIC focusing on developing and implementing a C3N model for Adult IBD.

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Laura Peterson

QIC

Richard B. Colletti, MD

ImproveCareNow Network Director

Dr. Colletti is a pediatric gastroenterologist and Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont. Dr. Colletti has held numerous leadership positions including service as president of NASPGHAN. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his residency at Yale University, and his fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine.
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Richard B. Colletti, MD

ImproveCareNow Network Director

Sarah Nocito

Strategic Communications Manager

Sarah holds a BS in Biology. She manages business operations and network communications for ImproveCareNow.

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Sarah Nocito

Strategic Communications Manager

Ronald S. Burt, PhD

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

C3N Co-Investigator: Social Network Analysis
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Ronald S. Burt, PhD

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jennie David

PAC Co-Chair

C3N Innovation Partnership: Patient Advisory Council, E3 Healthcare Study

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Jennie David

PAC Co-Chair

Jesse Dylan

Lybba and Wondros Film Studio

Mr. Dylan participates in the C3N Project to provide expertise in communication, storytelling and the use of viral marketing techniques for communicating to engage large numbers of individuals in community building.
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Jesse Dylan

Lybba and Wondros Film Studio

Ian Eslick, PhD

Vital Reactor

C3N Consulting Architect: Orchestra
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Ian Eslick, PhD

Vital Reactor

David Fore

Lybba

Mr. Fore leads a team of design researchers, interaction designers, and technical architects to guide the form and function of the C3N Platform.
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David Fore

Lybba

Peter A. Gloor, PhD

MIT, Galaxy Advisors

C3N Co-Investigator: Team Science, YouMeIBD
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Peter A. Gloor, PhD

MIT, Galaxy Advisors

Neal Halfon, MD, MPH

UCLA

C3N Co-Investigator: Consults on healthcare system design and health policy, and provides expertise in chronic illness in childhood to the C3N Project
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Neal Halfon, MD, MPH

UCLA

Moriah Heintzelman

PAC Member

C3N Innovation Partnership: Patient Advisory Council, IBD Volunteers, Self-Management Support

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Moriah Heintzelman

PAC Member

Kevin Hommel, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s

C3N Co-Investigator: Self-Management Support, IBD Volunteers
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Kevin Hommel, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s

Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE

Cincinnati Children’s

C3N Co-Investigator: Orchestra
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Heather Kaplan, MD, MSCE

Cincinnati Children’s

Sami Kennedy

PAC Co-Chair

C3N Innovation Partnership: Patient Advisory Council, Personalized Learning System, Project Communications, YouMeIBD

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Sami Kennedy

PAC Co-Chair

Eileen King, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s

C3N Co-Investigator: Registry Development & Sustainability (Aim 1b-Data Quality, Aim 3.1/2 CER Study)
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Eileen King, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s

Spencer Lane

PAC Member

C3N Innovation Partnership: Patient Advisory Council, Passive PRO

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Spencer Lane

PAC Member

Laura M. Mackner, PhD

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

C3N Co-Investigator: IBD Volunteers
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Laura M. Mackner, PhD

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Keith Marsolo, PhD

Cincinnati Children's

C3N Co-Investigator: ICN2, E3 Healthcare Study, Population Management Automated Reporting, Pre-Visit Planning
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Keith Marsolo, PhD

Cincinnati Children's

Dan McLinden, EdD

Cincinnati Children's

C3N Co-Investigator: ImproveCareNow Exchange
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Dan McLinden, EdD

Cincinnati Children's

David Meltzer, MD, PhD

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

C3N Co-Investigator: Social Network Analysis
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David Meltzer, MD, PhD

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Tania Moon

ImproveCareNow Parent Working Group

Tania is a parent collaborator, working with the ImproveCareNow Network.

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Tania Moon

ImproveCareNow Parent Working Group

Erin Moore

Parent Contributor

Erin is contributing to the start-up of a C3N for Cystic Fibrosis.

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Erin Moore

Parent Contributor

Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s

C3N Co-Investigator: Orchestra, Engagement Leadership, Co-Production (Engagement Core)

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Lisa Opipari-Arrigan, PhD

Cincinnati Children’s

Jill Plevinsky, MA

PAC Member

C3N Co-Investigator: Patient Advisory Council, Personalized Learning System, Passive PRO
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Jill Plevinsky, MA

PAC Member

Lloyd Provost, MS

Associates in Process Improvement

C3N Consultant: Design, optimization and implementation phases of C3N Project
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Lloyd Provost, MS

Associates in Process Improvement

Shannon M. Provost, MBA

PhD Student at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

C3N Co-Investigator: Team Science

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Shannon M. Provost, MBA

PhD Student at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business

Shehzad Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF, FABHP

Cincinnati Children’s

C3N Co-Investigator: Orchestra, Passive PRO
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Shehzad Saeed, MD, FAAP, AGAF, FABHP

Cincinnati Children’s

Jeanne Weiland, RN, MSN, CNP

Cincinnati Children’s

Jeanne is a long time Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Nurse Practitioner. She spends half her time caring for children and adolescents with CF in the hospital and clinic settings, and the remainder on leading quality improvement initiatives with the goal of improving outcomes for patients and families with CF.
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Jeanne Weiland, RN, MSN, CNP

Cincinnati Children’s

John Wilbanks

Kauffman Senior Fellow for Innovation

C3N Consultant: Governance & Sustainability
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John Wilbanks

Kauffman Senior Fellow for Innovation



Partner Organizations


ImproveCareNow

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Lybba

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University of Chicago Booth School of Business

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UCLA

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Associates in Process Improvement

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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence

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Galaxy Advisors

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Creative/Science Commons

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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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Cincinnati Children’s James M. Anderson Center

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i2b2

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Ginger.io

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Vital Reactor

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