Meet Our Team

Leadership

Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH
  • Principal Investigator & Director, ResDAC

Dr. Beth Virnig has been at the University of Minnesota since 1997. She has over 20 years of experience working with Medicare data and has taught graduate level courses on the use of administrative data. Beth specializes in several research areas including cancer care and outcomes, end-of-…

Nathan Shippee, PhD, MS
  • Deputy Principal Investigator, ResDAC
  • Associate Professor, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Nathan Shippee earned his Masters in Science and Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the Minnesota State Univeristy - Moorhead. After completing a Fulbright research fellowship, he worked as a Research Fellow, and then Assistant…

Lori Siedelman, MPH
  • Director of Assistance, ResDAC

Lori Siedelman started with ResDAC in June of 2015. She has past experience as a Clinical Research Associate at the Masonic Cancer Center, a Research Study Coordinator/Data Manager with MCEIRS, a Health Sciences Specialist at the Minneapolis VA Hospital, and an Environmental Health…

Stephanie Jarosek, PhD, BSN
  • Director of Data, Outreach, & Training, ResDAC

Dr. Stephanie Jarosek joined ResDAC in November 2015. She received her Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Jarosek’s research focus is…

Carrie Coslin, MPP
  • Operations and Technical Specialist

Carrie joined the ResDAC team in February 2020. She has done project management and coordination through various national and international federally funded projects at the University of Minnesota. Carrie previously worked with the College of Education and Human Development, the Law School and…

ResDAC Faculty

Jeah Jung, PhD, MPH
  • Associate Professor, Penn State University

Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a health services researcher who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the Pennsylvania State University, College of Health and Human Development. She has over 10 years of experience with Medicare claims data.…

Peter Huckfeldt, PhD
  • Associate Professor, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Peter Huckfeldt received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and his Bachelor of Arts from Rice University. From 2009-2014 he was an associate and full economist at the RAND Corporation. His research focuses on health care organization, payment, and delivery; the economics of…

Tetyana Shippee, PhD, MS
  • Associate Professor, University of MN School of Public Health

Dr. Tetyana Shippee is a social gerontologist with a Dual-Title PhD in Sociology and Gerontology from Purdue University. Dr. Shippee's substantive areas of expertise pertain to long-term care and disparities in health care. Her most recent work focuses on quality of life in nursing homes and…

ResDAC Staff

Elizabeth Voss
  • Technical Advisor

Elizabeth Voss came to ResDAC in April 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from North Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health from Walden University. Her previous work experience includes knowledge in grant management and health promotion program…

Esther Mwangi
  • Technical Advisor

Esther Mwangi joined ResDAC as a Technical Advisor in May 2020. She holds her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from Gustavus Adolphus College and a Master of Public Health from St. Catherine University.  Previous experience includes research in exploring and challenging social…

Jennifer Koper
  • Executive Advisor

Jennifer Koper has been an Executive Advisor at ResDAC since spring of 2016. She recieved her Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Minnesota and has over 15 years of experience in a small national survey research firm with a focus on health care research. In addition to office…

Jen Reese
  • Executive Advisor

Jen Reese has been an Executive Advisor at ResDAC since January 2015. For the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Minnesota, Jen was both a lab tech and research assistant with experience in designing and implementing research designs, writing and editing papers and procedural…

Jessica Seitchick
  • Technical Advisor

Jessica Seitchick came to ResDAC in November 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Colorado State University and a Master of Public Health from Florida International University. Her previous work experience includes knowledge in HIV programs and quality improvement.

Kendra Komoto
  • Technical Advisor

Kendra Komoto has been with ResDAC since June 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Community and Global Health from Macalester College, and an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University.

Kyra Wicklund
  • Technical Advisor

Kyra joined ResDAC as a Technical Advisor in November 2020. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Gustavus Adolphus College followed by her Master of Public Health degree in Global Health Epidemiology from the University of Michigan. She has…

Lindsey Ostby
  • Principal Graphic/Multimedia Designer

Lindsey Ostby first joined the ResDAC team in January 2009. She was brought on full-time after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in December 2010 and is currently the Principal Graphic/Multimedia Designer with…

Matt McFalls
  • Technical Advisor

Matt McFalls has been a Technical Advisor with ResDAC since December 2014. His previous experience includes working in the Health Department with disease surveillance and immunization data, and also working in a molecular genetics lab. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from…

Michael Peterson
  • Executive Advisor

Michael joined ResDAC as an Executive Advisor in October 2020. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of MN - Twin Cities. His previous experience was at the UMN School of Public Health working on studies aiming to bolster medical adherence.

Samantha Saykao
  • Technical Advisor

Samantha Saykao has been with ResDAC since June 2017. She holds a BA in Medical Microbiology and Immunology with a certificate in Environmental Studies and holds an MPH in Public Health-Epidemiology. 

Steve Beekman
  • Technical Advisor

Steve has been a Technical Advisor since November 2020. Previous work experience includes grant coordination and health promotion for local public health. He received his Bachelor of Science in Health Education from South Dakota State University and a Master of Public Health from the University…