Investigators conducting health services research require support from a variety of disciplines. The Anderson Center project management staff provides program and project support for externally funded research projects.  Support often includes planning, scope management, budget management, risk / issue management and communications management. 

With roles spanning individual contributor to manager level, senior project management staff also provide direction and guidance to team members on creation of project deliverables.

Team leader Amanda Waltz and her staff support research across a project’s life cycle.

Examples of Services We Provide 

Funding Pursuit  Project Execution (Startup, Operations, Manuscript Preparation Phases) 
Develop pursuit timeline Manage project plan, schedule and budget
Coordinate kickoff, review and approval meetings Communicate with internal and external resources
Develop / revise resource estimates and budgets Identify and mitigate project risks and issues
Support collection / compilation / revision of submission materials Monitor status and report to project leadership
Project Planning and Launch  Manage project scope
Develop project plan, schedule and budget Coordinate activities of project team
Refine project scope Coordinate collection of data
Identify and obtain project management staff support Prepare / support creation of project deliverables
Project Closure  Execute basic data analysis
Compile / archive project work products and deliverables Support data input / import, cleaning and merge
  Facilitate project logistics such as scheduling meetings, conference rooms, conference calls

Our staff includes professionals from healthcare and research, as well as individuals with relevant private sector project management experiences. Due to the variety of roles and skills required to support our projects, there is no single profile for education or professional experience. 

Many of our staff members have advanced degrees, with a master’s in public health being the most common (master’s of health services administration and master’s of business administration are also held by a number of our staff).