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The Team

Lisa Lindley, Ph.D., RN, FPCN, FAAN Principal Investigator and Nightingale Endowed Faculty Fellow, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Dr. Lindley is a child health services and policy researchers. Her research focuses on health care delivery systems and policy interventions that promote consistent, continuous, and coordinated end-of-life care for children with serious illness and their families. Dr. Lindley has expertise in advanced statistical techniques, data management, and claims-based data.

Pamela S. Hinds, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Director, Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes, The Children’s Research Institute, Children’s National. Dr. Hinds is currently the Director of the Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes and Associate Director of the Center for Clinical Translational Science at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and a Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University in Washington, D. C. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, and the University of Maryland, College of Nursing.

Jennifer W. Mack, MD, MP, Associate Chief, Population Sciences for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Senior Physician, and Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Mack received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1998. She subsequently completed her residency in Pediatrics and her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Pediatric Palliative Care at Children’s Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2005, Dr. Mack received a master’s in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is an attending physician in the Jimmy Fund Clinic and at Children’s Hospital Boston. Her research interests are in parent-physician and patient-physician communication, health care quality, and palliative care.

Jessica Keim-Malpass, Ph.D., RN,  Associate Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine Translational Health Research Institute, University of Virginia. She is a translational nurse scientist that works at the intersection of biotechnology and family-centered approaches within the domains of predictive analytics, innovative nurse-driven models of care, and health/regulatory policy. Dr. Keim-Malpass has been supported through several grant mechanisms to answer these questions and most recently as a Translational Health Institute of Virginia (THRIV) Scholar, and NIH R21.

Melanie Cozad, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Health Services Policy and Management, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. Melanie Cozad (Ph.D., University of Tennessee) joined Furman in 2012. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in economics at the United States Naval Academy with honors and distinction (2002), an MBA from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma (2007), and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (2010, 2012). She served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps from May 2002-June 2007. Her research focuses on quantifying the behavioral responses of individuals, firms, and states to health and environmental policies.

Radion Svynarenko, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, UT College of Nursing, Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Svynarenko has a Ph.D. in Family Sciences, University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in Psychology, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine. His interests combine both research and data analysis in Family Sciences. Dr. Svynarenko has been an investigator and principal investigator in research, managing and analyzing Big Data sets, publishing in peer reviewed journals, and teaching Family Sciences classes.

Theresa Profant, Research Project Manager, has a passion for policy research and healthcare systems. With more than a decade of experience in health education, clinical research and grants administration, she brings her expertise to facilitate the sustainability and impact of nursing research.