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Frank Biro, MDProfessor of PediatricsDivision of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterEmail: email@example.comPhone: 513-636-8602
Recognized nationally as a clinician, educator and investigator in the field of adolescent medicine. His research interests focus on the impact of pubertal development on health and illness. Current work includes studies to evaluate bone development during puberty, the mechanisms responsible for pubertal changes from exposure to chemicals and other endocrine disruptors, and how physical maturation and activity impact the development of risk factors for adult medical problems such as cancer and heart disease.
Susan Pinney, PhDAssociate Professor Department of Environmental Health, University of CincinnatiEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 513-558-0684 BCERP role: Co-investigator Conducts research that investigates how environmental chemical and metal exposures affect the process of puberty. She collaborates on designing methods for data and specimen collections, including interview questionnaire development and interview procedures. She and her staff perform statistical analyses that address the effects of environmental exposures, and she provides upper-level data management for the BCERP Coordinating Center (for the puberty studies at all three of the program locations).
Robert Bornschein, PhDEmeritus Professor Department of Environmental Health, University of CincinnatiEmail: email@example.comPhone: 513-558-0996BCERP role: Co-investigator A founding member of the Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center. He served as its deputy director and as center director. He is also a member of the Cincinnati BCERP Advisory Board. He helps monitor and develop strategies for retention of BCERP participants and provides guidance on environmental exposures.
Lorah Dorn, PhDProfessor of PediatricsDivision of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 513-636-7204 BCERP role: Co-Investigator and Clinical AssessmentsAs a pediatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Dorn is experienced in conducting maturation assessments and has conducted several studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that examine pubertal development. She performs maturation assessments at the BCERP clinic sessions.
Heidi Kalkwarf, PhD, RDAssociate Professor of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Email: email@example.comPhone: 513-636-7027BCERP role: Co-investigator Research involves studying the development of dietary recommendations to optimize health, particularly bone health. She has conducted research on dietary calcium requirements of lactating women and the changes in bone density and in calcium metabolism that occur during lactation and after weaning.
Bin Huang, PhDAssociate Professor of EpidemiologyCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 513-636-6712BCERP role: Co-investigator and Statistician Works with the BCERP’s data manager and provides consultation regarding data cleaning, descriptive statistics and data transformations. She consults with the investigators on data analysis, interpretation of results and collaborates on writing manuscripts.
Paula Braverman, MDProfessor of Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Email:email@example.comPhone: 513-636-2070BCERP role: Consultant Collaborates with Keith King, PhD (consultant), in the development of a school-based outreach curriculum, Fun & Fit. The curriculum teaches eighth- and 10th-grade students in Cincinnati area schools about the importance of healthy living.
Anita Southwick, MPAEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgBCERP role: Clinical research coordinator Coordinates all aspects of the study. She oversees the scheduling of clinics, staff personnel and participants. She also facilitates the psychosocial portion of the study that includes administration and referral processes. Clinic duties include working at the front desk, collecting biospecimens and anthropometrics. She is also a member of the Growing Up Female Retention Committee and Advisory Board.
Monica TrevinoEmail: email@example.comBCERP role: Clinical research coordinator
Responsible for maintaining biospecimens. She is responsible for coding and scanning data to the coordinating center. She oversees administration of psychosocial questionnaires at clinic sessions.
Lynndsey Klenk Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgBCERP role: Clinical research coordinator
Responsible for preparation of clinic materials for participant visits, scheduling participants and data entry.
Veronica RatliffResearch Associate Department of Environmental Health, the University of Cincinnati, and Clinical Research Coordinator, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Email: email@example.comBCERP role: Administrator coordinator Provides administrative coordination for the Community Outreach Translation Core (COTC) and the Study Helper program. She assists in scheduling visit appointments for study participants, coordinates logistics during Saturday clinic visits, conducts interviews with parents and participants and is responsible for front desk flow and biospecimen collection at the clinic. She also assists in maintaining the program’s website, planning the annual education forum (Looking Upstream) and is a member of the Advisory Board.
Paul Succop, PhDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgBCERP role: Biostatistician of epidemiology studies Research interests include multivariate analysis and techniques for handling missing data. Consults with Bin Huang, PhD, and the other investigators on data analysis.
Jennifer Hillman, MDAssistant ProfessorDivision of Adolescent Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterEmail: email@example.comBCERP role: Clinical researcher Has been a member of the Growing Up Female Study since January 2009. Her research interest is in evaluating the link between weight-related disorders and psychological disturbance among adolescent girls. For the GUF study, she stages puberty, measures foot length and body composition and interviews the girls about their menstrual cycle. She will also be using some of the data collected from GUF 1 to evaluate associations between obesity and depressive symptoms.
Justin Bates, MABCERP role: Data manager Has a master’s degree in experimental psychology and experience managing data for industry and clinical research projects. He works with the BCERP statistician in day-to-day data management, cleaning data, creating summary variables and performing general statistics.
Stephanie Pabst, MEd, CCRPBCERP Role: Clinical research manager Has a master’s degree in nutrition education and food science and is a certified clinical research coordinator. She is responsible for decision making about daily protocol issues in consultation with Frank Biro, MD. She also assists with budget management in consultation with Biro and in collaboration with the Division of Adolescent Medicine business director.
Jane Parker-Smith, PNPBCERP role: Research nurse Trained in maturation assessment (Tanner staging). She performs maturation assessments for the study.
Gail Greenburg, RN, and Peggy Monroe BCERP role: Advocate collaborators of COTC Monroe (a breast cancer survivor) and Greenburg serve as contacts for breast cancer advocates and community. They represent BCERP at local, regional and national meetings with Frank Biro, MD, or when he is unavailable. They participate on national committees and in a variety of COTC activities. They also work with the team’s science writer to publish findings in lay terms.
Lora Arduser, PhDBCERP role: Science writer Works with the scientific team and the members of the COTC on writing and publishing research findings in venues for the general public.
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