Leadership

Thomas Wickizer, PhD - Dr. Wickizer is the Associate Director of the Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies in the College of Public Health and is the Stephen F. Loebs Professor in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy.  Dr. Wickizer specializes in health policy and health services research and has done extensive research in the areas of substance abuse effects and treatment, health outcomes assessment and effects of quality improvement initiatives.  Dr. Wickizer previously served as professor in the Department of Health Services and distinguished professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.
   
Kelly Kelleher, MD - Dr. Kelleher is Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health at The Ohio State University, Vice President of Community Health and Services Research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and Center Director in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  He is a pediatrician and health services researcher focused on improving and measuring the quality of pediatric care for high risk children affected by violence, neglect, alcohol, drug use or mental disorders.  He has been continuously funded by NIH since shortly after completing his training in 1990 and is now the PI on projects from NIMH and AHRQ.  For this project, Dr. Kelleher will continue to work with Dr. Cash on research organization and institutional support at the Ohio State University, assist in the refinement of the intervention and participate in analyses and dissemination of results.
   
Rebecca Jackson, MD - Dr. Jackson is Director and Principal Investigator of the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (the academic home of the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award), Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Professor of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the OSU College of Medicine. She received her BS and MD degrees at The Ohio State University and completed her residency training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She returned to Ohio State for her Endocrinology fellowship and has been on the faculty since 1983.  She completed formal translational research training as a junior faculty through the NIH-funded Clinical Associate Physician Award and later through a Physician Scientist Award to develop expertise in molecular biology. Dr. Jackson research is in the area of women’s health with a specific focus on elucidating genomic, proteomic and candidate biomarkers for the prediction of risk for chronic diseases associated with aging in women including hip fracture, cardiovascular disease and osteoarthritis. She has had continuous NIH funding for more than 20 years and has been PI of two large longitudinal studies; the NHLBI-sponsored Women’s Health Initiative and the NIAMS-sponsored Osteoarthritis Initiative. She has had extensive translational scientific leadership serving as vice chair of the Women’s Health Initiative since 2002, a member of the Board of Directors of the Clinical Research Forum since 2007, national secretary of the Society for Clinical and Translational Science since 2009 and co-chair of the national Clinical and Translational Science Award Consortium in 2010. Her individual and collaborative research effects have resulted in more than 120 peer-reviewed publications. In recognition of her scientific leadership and scholarly efforts, she has been the recipient of awards including the Kellogg National Fellowship, YWCA Women of Achievement Award (1990), the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame (1991), the OSU College of Medicine Simson Research Award (1995) and the Women for Economic Leadership and Development (2009).  In 2008, she was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
   
Michael Bisesi, PhD - Dr. Michael Bisesi has over twenty-years of experience as a scientist and academic administrator at four different universities. He has been at the OSU College of Public Health since July 2009 and is currently the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and Associate Professor of Environmental Health Science. His experience as a scientist includes field/lab research, teaching, and service in the health and medical basic and applied sciences. Experiences as both scientist and administrator have been within colleges of health science, medicine, and public health. He has served as principal and co-investigator on numerous research and program grants and contracts. He has several published journal articles, chapters and books.
   
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