Meet Our Team

Principal Investigator

Andrea Gilmore-Bykovskyi

Associate Professor and Associate Vice Chair for Research in the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine

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My personal interests center around understanding, promoting, and protecting wellbeing, personhood, and meaning in the lives of persons with dementia – as they and their caregivers define it. My research program is broadly shaped by this deep-rooted interest and generally aims to understand, document, and address approaches to care delivery that hinder or effectively optimize meaningful patient and caregiver outcomes. Largely, this research operates at the intersections of care delivery, equity, and ethics and employs a range of methodologies and data sources.

Another major interest of mine is the role non-cognitive (i.e. neuropsychiatric) symptoms and their management play in disease experiences and progression. I am most proud of the students and staff I have had the privilege to work with and learn from, and of the things they are doing to build knowledge and create change.

My sincere hope is that our research and outreach efforts will contribute to improvements in approaches to care and research for those impacted by dementia.

Clark Benson

Lab Manager

He/Him

Interests: designing interventions for acute psychiatric patients

Laura Block

Lab Manager

She/Her

Interests: cognition and the role of
mental health

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Alison Coulson

Research Program Coordinator

She/Her

Interests: hospice and palliative care for vulnerable populations

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Ashley Delaurelle

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Interests: global health, nursing, dementia research

Kayla Dillon

Research Specialist

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Interests: occupational therapy, patient centered research and practices

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Jess Fehland

Research Specialist

She/Her

Interests: speech language pathology, audiology, person-centered care

Sarahi Garcia

Undergraduate Research Assistant

She/Her

Interests: public health, neurodegenerative disease, health communications/education

Aayush Goud

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Interests: behavioral mechanisms of various neurodegenerative conditions, metacognition, and brain-computer interfaces

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Meghan Haas

Graduate Research Assistant

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Interests: intellectual and developmental disabilities and aging

Max Hsu

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Interests: developmental psychology and the affordability of healthcare

Haley Kottler

Project Assistant

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Interests: mathematical frameworks for medical providers to make the best use of available data leveraging tools from applied probability, causal inference, modeling, and machine learning

Bonnie Nuttkinson

Research Program Coordinator

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Interests: dementia care, caregiver research, LGBTQ+ older adults

Kevin Phalphouvong

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Interests: critical care, family medicine, care in underrepresented minority groups

Morgan Schmit

Research Coordinator

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Interests: cognitive degeneration in the aging population and neuroplasticity

Maggie Schneider

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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Interests: emergency medicine, care for vulnerable populations, neurodegenerative diseases

Laura Vergenz

Graduate Research Assistant

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Interests: health education, patient activation, chronic health management

Alumni

Johanna Balas
BS

Pratiksha Bhagat
MS-ECON

Stephanie Brandsma
MSW

Michelle Burns
BSN, RN

Britta Chelgren
BSN, RN

Quinton D. Cotton
PhD, MSSA

Amy Devine
JD, MSW, BA

Amanda DeWitt
MLS

Olivia Diedrich
BS

Amanda Friz
PhD

 

Haley Fuhr
BS

Anna Gries
BSN, RN

Danielle Harris
BSN, RN

Melissa Hovanes
BS, RN

Abigail Jacobs
BS, MD Candidate

Yuanyuan Jin
PhD, RN

Rachel Johnson
BS, MD Candidate

Lilli Kay
MSW

Jessie Kendall
BSN, RN

Savannah Kind
BA

 

Victoria Knoke
MSW, Doctoral Candidate

Dalton Lee
BS

Lydia Lemmenes
BSN, RN

Jordan Madden
BSN, RN

Kelly McGinn
RN, MPH

Kristin Merss
BSN

Shannon Mullen
BS, BSN

Jen Orshak
PhD, BSN, RN

Morgan Peck
BS

Rioghna Pittock
.

 

Emily Ploch
BSN

Morgan Schmit
BA

Maya Staehler
BSc

Brady Stroik
BSN

Kelly Sweeney
BA

Paria Seyyedmirza
BSN, RN

Devin Truong
.

Uko Inem
.

Lily Walljasper
BS

Sophia Wellman
.

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