Johanna has been the administrative assistant for the Kirchhoff group since January 2018. She earned her bachelor's in business management from Southern Utah University. Johanna is passionate about creating positive work environments and employee development. She helps with the administrative needs for Dr. Kirchhoff and her team.
Heydon Kaddas, MPH, CPH
Senior Data & Project Manager
Heydon Kaddas joined the Kirchhoff group May of 2018 to assist with data management and analysis for several studies. Heydon received her Master in Public Health with an emphasis in epidemiology from the University of South Florida. Her research interests include adolescent and young-adult cancer and long-term health effects for cancer survivors.
Echo Warner, MPH
Research Analyst/Project Manager
Dr. Warner first began working with Dr. Kirchhoff as a graduate research assistant while earning her Master of Public Health and Doctorate in Nursing degrees at the University of Utah. Dr. Kirchhoff mentored her as a doctoral dissertation co-chair and post-doctoral co-mentor studying social needs and social media use among adolescents and young adults during cancer. Her current research focuses on how social media and other online technologies may help improve social support and access to high-quality cancer information among adolescents and young adults with cancer and their caregivers. She is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson, AZ.
Judy Ou, PhD
Dr. Ou is an epidemiologist with the Kirchhoff Group. She provides support in study design and statistical methods related to studies of young cancer survivors and other relevant topics. Her research interest is the exploration of how environmental and clinical factors may together affect the survival and severity of treatment-related morbidity among cancer survivors.
Senior Research Program Manager
Karely joined the Kirchhoff group in September 2016 to assist with two studies that partner with Primary Children’s Hospital. As a former Special Education teacher, she is delighted to work in the field of pediatric research. Karely graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Behavioral Science and Health with a minor in Creative Writing and is currently working on her MS in Special Education. While studying and working in England and New Zealand, Karely found her love for culture and contextual health for differing populations.
Joemy Ramsay, MS
Graduate Research Assistant
Joemy Ramsay is an Environmental and Occupational Health scientist who received her master's degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health and is currently working on her PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah. Joemy has previously worked on studies looking at environmental, biological, and social determinants of childhood health and development, diesel exhaust exposure in underground miners, and biological monitoring of occupational and environmental exposures. Her research interests include understanding of long-term health risks for cancer survivors and potential associations between occupational and environmental exposures with cancer outcomes and survivorship.
Austin Waters, HBS
Research Program Manager
Austin joined the Kirchhoff group in November of 2017 as a research assistant while finishing up his HBS in health, society, and policy with a minor in sociology. Austin is currently a research program manager for Dr. Kirchhoff and is pursuing a Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Utah. He is passionate about public health, specifically integrating social science into health services in order to create more equitable healthcare systems. Austin’s research interests include adolescent and young adult cancer patients, health disparities, health economics, health behavior, survivorship, and community-based health solutions.
Douglas Fair, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Fair is an assistant professor of pediatric hematology/oncology at the University of Utah. He serves as the co-medical director of the HIAYA Cancer Care Program. Dr. Fair is a long-term collaborator on Dr. Kirchhoff’s studies of pediatric and AYA cancer.
Perla Vaca Lopez
Perla is an undergrad student at the University of Utah studying health promotion and education, with a minor in pediatric clinical research. She joined the Kirchhoff Research Group in October 2018 to assist with the Childhood Immunizations After Oncology (CIAO) study at Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH). Her responsibilities include participant recruitment, enrollment, and data entry. Prior to working with the Kirchhoff team, she was a research coordinator at PCH in the Division of Hematology and Oncology. Perla’s research interests include pediatric oncology, survivorship, and health disparities.
Alexandra is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree, with majors in biology, chemistry, and economics, and minors in pediatric clinical research and business. She began working with the Kirchhoff Research Group in October 2019, and is assisting with the HIAYA-CHAT and HOP projects. Her responsibilities range from participant recruitment and enrollment to data entry and literature review. Alexandra’s research interests include pediatric populations, adult and young adult cancer, and survivorship.