Faculty & Staff

The HDSC is dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare decisions through conducting innovative research, implementing shared decision making, developing clinician skills training, and measuring decision quality. Learn more about our team members who contribute to these efforts below.

Karen Sepucha, PhD

HDSC Director

Leigh Simmons, MD

HDSC Medical Director

Michael Barry, MD

IMDP Director

Suzanne Brodney, PhD

IMDP Senior Program Manager

Floyd “Jack” Fowler Jr, PhD

IMDP Senior Scientific Advisor

John Giardina, MA

Research Assistant

Elaine Kwiecien


Lauren Leavitt, MA

Program Manager

Vivian Lee, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Felisha Marques, MPH

Project Manager

Jordan M. Neil, PhD

Research Fellow

Liis Shea, MA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathrene “KD” Valentine, PhD

Research Fellow

Ha Vo, MPH

Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

HDSC Alumni

Patient Advisory Committee