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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Research Staff

  • Robin G. Bender, L.M.S.W. – Senior Health Project Coordinator 
  • Ann Schrader, M.S. – Human Subject Research Coordinator I

Medical Student Assistant

  • ​Carley Haft – M.D. candidate – Anticipated graduation May 2024) Nov 2022 - May 2023
    Projects: VAX-MOM and VAX-MOM COVID-19: Quality improvement (QI) projects designed to boost COVID-19, Tdap and influenza immunization rates in pregnant people
    Responsibilities: Data audits of electronic medical records; qualitative data coding/analysis; transcription of key informant interviews; clinical site visits; literature search and review
    Final Products or Outcomes of Research:

    • APA Conference Presentation
    • Poster Presentation URMC Medical Student Research Symposium April 2023

External Collaborators

  • Peter G. Szilagyi, M.D., M.P.H. (UCLA)
  • Sharon Humiston, M.D., M.P.H. – Associate Director for Research, Immunize.org
  • Christina Albertin, M.P.H., B.S.N.

Lab Alumni

  • Zain Talukdar – Summer 2020 – anticipated graduation May 2023
    Project: National Immunization Partnership with the APA: A quality improvement (QI) project to increase HPV vaccine uptake in primary care practices, assessing nurse-only visits.
    Responsibilities: Analyzing run charts made from Plan, Do, Study, Act cycles; interpreting data regarding QI intervention feedback
    Outcomes of Research:
    • Poster Presentation at URMC Medical Student Research Symposium Oct 2020
  • Devin Clark – Summer 2020 – anticipated graduation May 2023
    Project: VAX-MOM: A quality improvement (QI) project designed to boost Tdap and influenza immunization rates in pregnant people
    Responsibilities: Qualitative analysis of in-depth interviews of providers and nurses; creation of educational video using animation software
    Outcomes of Research:
    • Co-Author of “Perspectives on Maternal Vaccination from Obstetrical Clinicians: A Qualitative Multi-site Study” in the Maternal and Child Health Journal. Article link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36315315/
    • Poster Presentation at URMC Medical Student Research Symposium Oct 2020
  • Amanda Rodriguez Orengo – Summer 2022 – anticipated graduation May 2025
    Project: VAX-MOM: A quality improvement (QI) project designed to boost Tdap and influenza immunization rates in pregnant people
    Responsibilities: Clinical site visits to record observational data on vaccine workflow; electronic medical record review
    Outcomes of Research:
    • Poster Presentation at URMC Medical Student Research Symposium Oct 2022