Institute board and committees

2015 Board of Directors

Tom Brinsko, MS, HealthPartners Board Member (Chair)
Beth Waterman, RN, MBA, Chief Improvement Officer, HealthPartners (Vice Chair)
Steve Connelly, MD, President, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research and Park Nicollet Health Services
Curt Boehm, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Park Nicollet
Megan Remark, MHA, MBA, CEO, Regions Hospital
Dave Dziuk, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, HealthPartners
George Isham, MD, MS, Senior Fellow, HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
John Schouseboe, MD, PhD, Medical Director for Research
Beth Averbeck, MD, Associate Medical Director of Primary Care
Charlie Fazio, MD, Senior Vice President and Medical Director, HealthPartners Health Plan
Mark Rosenberg, MD, Vice Dean for Medical Education, University of Minnesota
John Finnegan, PhD, Dean, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Bob Knopp, MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Bill Doherty, PhD, Professor of Family Social Science

Animal Care and Use Committee

Leah Hanson, PhD, Chair
Dave Hamlar, MD, Vice Chair
Kate Faltesek, AALAT
Krista Graven, MD
Margaret Nielsen, RN
Daniel Sadoff, DVM
Chad Watters, DC

Basic Science Research Committee

Dave Hamlar, MD, Chair
Krista Graven, MD, Vice Chair
Jared Fine, PhD
Samuel Stellpflug, MD
Gaby Vazquez-Benitez, PhD

Clinical Research Committee

Sarah Anderson, MD, Chair
Elyse Kharbanda, MD, Vice Chair
Steve Asche, MA
Bal Jahagirdir, MD
Jim Nordin, MD
Christine Strahl, PharmD
Avis Thomas
Amar Subramanian, MD
Sandi Wewerka

Education Committee

Roxanna Gapstur, PhD, Co-Chair
Jeremy Springer, MD, Co-Chair
Sue Abderholden, MPH
Craig Acomb
Sunny Ainley
Emily Binstadt, MD
Richard Bruzek, PharmD
Marcia Hanson, PhD
Sara Hartfeldt, MD
Michael McGonigal, MD
Joanne McLaughlin, MA, BSN, RN
Annette Mulcahy
Daniel Pesut, PhD
Nicole Schmitz, DNP, RN
John Schousboe, MD, PhD
Kathleen Watson, MD
Beth Waterman, MBA, RN

Health Services Research Committee

Josh Salzman, MA, Chair
Pam Pawloski, PharmD, Vice Chair
Craig Amundson, DDS
Emily Parker, MPH, PhD
Pamala Pawloski, PharmD
Logan Stuck, MS
Bjorn Westgard, MD
Jeanette Ziegenfuss, PhD

Institutional Review Board

Elie Gertner, MD, Chair
Elizabeth Reeve, MD, Vice Chair
Jennifer Haberman
Teresa Cain, RN
Dave Hamlar, MD
Margaret Krieser, MPH
Mary Jeanne Levitt, MA
Mike Maciosek, PhD
Gerda Ottman, PharmD
Don Patterson, MDiv
Don Postema, PhD
Christopher Shepela, MD
Amar Subramanian, MD
Julie Switzer, MD
Michael Zwank, MD

Scientific Review & Internal Grant Group

Howard Stang, MD, Chair
Leah Hanson, PhD, Vice Chair
Sarah Anderson, MD
Krista Graven, MD
Dave Hamlar, MD
Russell Luepker, MD
Elyse Kharbanda, MD
Pam Pawloski, PharmD

Compliance Committee

Kate Tarvestad, Chair
Carol Ammons, Staff
Steve Bunde
Ann Deshler
Dave Dziuk
Kelly McCormick
Alicia Kunin-Batson
Andrew Nelson
Rich Paskach
Beverly Prawalsky
Kate Rardin-LeahyMarcia Hanson, PhD