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Dr. Seid is the director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a Core Faculty in the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. His research focuses on applying behavioral and social science to the question ‘What does it take to make sure the right treatment gets to the right child in the right way at the right time, every time?’
Research Coordinator III
Emily Bergmann has worked with Dr. Seid since 2009. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2009. Currently she is working on the Cystic Fibrosis Video Study, Enhanced Registries Aim 2b.
Sophia graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BA in psychology and has over five years of research experience. Her experience includes investigator initiated clinical trials and industry clinical trials throughout various departments; the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology (BMCP), the Department of Neonatology, and the Division of Pulmonary Medicine. Her research has consisted of conducting Neuropsychological testing with children diagnosed with sleep apnea, coordinating research trials aimed at improving diagnostic testing, safety, and the effectiveness of current medical procedures used in the NICU, and managing research trials dedicated to improving nutrition, adherence to medical treatments, including the development of newborns to adolescents with cystic fibrosis.
Sophia currently manages research projects for Daniel Grossoehme, DMin, BCC, in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and works in collaboration with Michael Seid, PhD, the director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research. She also supervises and manages the on-going coordination of Daniel Grossoehme’s lab which includes research coordinators and alternating student interns.
Dr Grossoehme is a research faculty member/ investigator. He holds a Doctor of Ministry in pastoral counseling and a master’s degree in clinical and translational research. He has 20 years’ clinical experience as a pediatric chaplain. His research interests include psychosocial/spiritual factors relating to treatment adherence in pediatric chronic illness, especially cystic fibrosis, outcomes research and developing a research-informed base for clinical chaplaincy.
Stacey Niehaus has worked with Dr. Seid since 2008. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology in 2003 from Bowling Green State University and her master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Dayton in 2007. She plans to pursue her Master of Science in nursing starting in the summer of 2012.
Sr. Project Specialist
Sophia Thurmond has over eight years of research experience in academic and industry environments, including managing projects for investigator-initiated clinical trials and industry pre-clinical trials, coordinating the development and submission of grant proposals, executing regulatory procedures, implementing and overseeing data management practices, and writing and editing manuscripts and final reports. She has additional career emphasis in staff learning and development, teaching, mentorship and coaching, organizational development, and business administration. Currently, she manages research projects for Michael Seid, PhD, professor for the UC College of Medicine and director of Health Outcomes and Quality of Care Research in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and the Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence. Sophia also manages the design and ongoing coordination of the Pulmonary Outcomes Research Lab, a collaborative team of over a dozen faculty and research staff, formed to accelerate outcomes research and quality improvement in the division.
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