Study Interventionist/Health Educator
Hannah received her Master of Public Health with an emphasis in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan in April 2018. Her previous research and career experience has addressed vulnerable population health and wellness, health disparities, and chronic disease self-management and health across the lifespan. She joined the Wu Team in August 2020 to assist in delivering behavioral interventions for melanoma prevention in family and school settings. Hannah is passionate about health education and prevention, particularly as it pertains to creating lasting behavior change to promote lifelong health in all dimensions.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from UNC Greensboro in 2018 and then her Master of Public Health from UNC Chapel Hill in 2020, where her concentration was in nutrition. Her public health experience to this point has focused in community nutrition and food security, but she is passionate about anything and everything related to public health, especially rural health and health equity. She enjoys being on the implementation end of the research process where she can interact directly with the public and build relationships in the community.
Sarah joined the Wu Team in November 2021 as a health navigator for the SCALE-UP Counts study. Sarah has recently taken on the role of clinical research coordinator for the SHINE study and is very excited to work with Utah high schools on skin cancer prevention.
Sam graduated from Brigham Young University in 2021 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and has been with the Wu Team as the FLARE study coordinator since May 2022. He came to the team with a passion for and prior experience with working with children and young adults and plans to matriculate into a developmental psychology PhD program after his tenure with the Wu Team.
McKenna received her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from the University of West Florida in May 2020 and is currently working on a Master of Science in Public Health. Her previous experience has been working with disease prevention in vulnerable populations; she is passionate about health equity and preventative care. She will be working on school- and family-based melanoma prevention studies. Mckenna joined the Wu Team in December 2021 and has really enjoyed working with children and families on melanoma prevention behaviors.
Jacey received her BA in English with an emphasis in secondary education from Southern Utah University in December 2019. She taught language arts in Utah for four years and earned her endorsement in teaching English as a second language. She joined the Wu Team in January 2023 and will be working on school-based melanoma prevention studies.
Leighann received her Master of Public Health from Northern Illinois University in December 2017. Her previous career experience includes working in hospital administration and as a public health administrator. She joined the Wu Team in September 2021 as a programs manager working primarily on the SCALE-UP Counts study.
Clinical Research Fellow
Nathan Shen is a clinical melanoma research fellow at the Huntsman Cancer Center who recently completed his 3rd year of medical school at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Nathan graduated undergraduate at the University of Michigan where he majored in biomolecular science and economics, and completed a minor at the Ross School of Business. Prior to medical school, he worked for two years as a supply chain and information technology analyst. Nathan’s prior research has focused on oncology, and he is currently interested in finding methods to reduce incidence of melanoma, and improve melanoma treatment outcomes.
Dr. Stump is a social and health psychologist (PhD, University of Utah, 2016) whose research focuses on health promotion among populations with an elevated risk of cancer. She seeks to develop and test mobile health interventions that are guided by a nuanced understanding of the multiple factors that influence behavior, including the interplay among health behaviors (e.g., sun protection and outdoor physical activity). Dr. Stump’s research also applies implementation science models and methods to broaden the reach, sustainability, and overall impact of cancer prevention interventions. After spending five years as a researcher at Northwestern University, Dr. Stump recently returned to Utah and joined Dr. Wu’s team in Fall 2021.
Will graduated from the University of Utah Honors College with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in substance use disorder counseling. Will joined the Wu Team in August 2021 as a study coordinator assisting with all of the studies in the lab. Will is interested in how academic research can be utilized to benefit members of different marginalized communities. Will plans to attend graduate school to get his PhD in clinical psychology studying childhood trauma in adulthood as well as psychopathology in sexual minorities.
Health Educator/Study Coordinator
Kate received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an emphasis in health education and promotion from Brigham Young University Idaho. The last few years of her professional experience she has focused on improving health equity and overcoming health disparities in vulnerable populations. Kate is passionate about empowering families and communities to improve their mental and physical health through better access to health services and education. She joined the Wu Team in November 2022 and enjoys working across multiple melanoma prevention studies.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Liberty received her Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Michigan in 2020. She has research experience in disease ecology, evolutionary trade-offs, and cancer research studying immune evasive mechanisms of tumor initiating stem cells. She cares about research on cancer prevention and treatment, women’s health, mental health, and environmental sustainability. Liberty joined the Wu Team in October 2022 as a clinical research coordinator for the RISE-UP study, and she is really excited to work with this awesome team.
|Tara Austin, MPH||Research Volunteer|
|Emily Ballard||Research Assistant|
|Linda Barton, BS||Research Volunteer|
|Elise Brunsgaard, MD||Postdoc Research Associate|
|Heloisa Caputo, BS||Research Volunteer|
|Michelle Chan||Research Associate|
|Christy Chapman, BS||Health Interventionist|
|Sam Christiansen||Undergraduate Research Assistant|
|Bridgid Mariko Conn, PhD||Research Assistant|
|Malynne Cottam||Health Navigator/Educator|
|Johanna Coy||Administrative Assistant|
|Braden Cunningham||Research Assistant|
|Rachel Forrest, BS||Research Volunteer|
|Brynn Fowler, MPH||Research Coordinator|
|Kylie Ginoza||Research Assistant|
|Caroline Joung||Undergraduate Research Assistant|
|Patsaporn Kanokvimankul, BPhar||Research Volunteer|
|Marina Khan, MPA||Research Assistant|
|Kade Kofford||Research Assistant|
|Riley Lensink||Research Volunteer|
|Jessica McPhail, MPH||Research Assistant|
|Tim Michaelis||Medical Student|
|Sanga Mohmand||Research Assistant|
|Ryan Mooney, BS||Research Assistant|
|Elizabeth Nagelhout, MPH||Research Assistant|
|Katy Nottingham, BS||Research Analyst|
|Ali Palmer, BS||Research Assistant|
|Bridget Parsons, MSPH||Clinical Research Coordinator|
|Ayesha Patil, BS||Research Assistant|
|Mackenzie Perkett||Study Navigator|
|Ryan Ring||Administrative Assistant|
|Mahasen Samhouri||Research Assistant|
|Brantley Scott||Research Coordinator|
|Nic Siniscalchi||Clinical Research Coordinator|
|Cameron Smelcer||Research Assistant|
|Mack Tempero||Research Assistant|
|Monique Tulley-Bahe||Research Intern|
|Andrew Wilson, MSTAT, PhD Candidate||Graduate Student|
|Kelsey Zaugg, BS||Research Volunteer|
|Angela Zhu||Research Assistant|