Data QUEST Team

Biomedical Informatics

Kari Stephens, PhD, is the Director of Data QUEST and a clinical psychologist and biomedical informaticist with the UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education departments. Her research has two substantive areas, namely: 1) treating populations affected by violence and trauma and 2) electronic health record data sharing to improve health in disadvantage populations. Her goal is to improve health at a population level using both evidence-based behavioral treatments where and when they have the most reach and potency while leveraging the power of big electronic health data. 

kstephen@uw.edu

Imara West, MS, is a biostatician in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences working in close collaboration with Family Medicine, supporting data quality and research with Data QUEST.

iiw01@uw.edu

Community Clinical Practice Engagement

Engagement Focus: WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN)

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, is a practicing family physician, a Professor in the UW Department of Family Medicine, and the Director of the Institute of Translational Health Sciences’ Regional Research Collaborations Program and the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN). Several WPRN practices are members of Data QUEST. Dr. Baldwin's research interests and expertise are in rural health, quality of care, and cancer prevention.

lmb@uw.edu
Engagement Focus: WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN)

Allison Cole, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the UW's Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Cole is the Associate Director of the WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN), and a faculty member in the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. Dr. Cole’s research interests include cancer prevention and screening, and health disparities.  

acole2@uw.edu
Engagement Focus: WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN)

Gina Keppel, MPH, is a Research Scientist with the UW Department of Family Medicine and the Institute of Translational Health Sciences. She supports the WPRN research infrastructure and works closely with academic investigators and WPRN clinical partners to engage them in research, including facilitating Data QUEST projects with WPRN member practices

gakeppel@uw.edu