Meet Our Team

Leadership

Nathan Shippee, PhD, MS
  • Principal Investigator & Director, 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…

Beth Virnig, PhD, MPH
  • Deputy Principal Investigator, ResDAC
  • Dean, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions
  • Robert G Frank Endowed Professor, University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions

Dr. Beth Virnig is the Dean and Robert G Frank Endowed Professor at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions. Previously, she was at the University of Minnesota from 1997-2022. Her leadership roles included Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and…

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…

Abigail Franklin, MPH
  • Project Administrator, ResDAC

Abigail Franklin joined ResDAC in February 2023.  She has prior experience as a Policy Analyst and a Mental Health Program & Policy Consultant for the Minnesota Department of Human Services as well as a provider of community mental health services.  Abigail earned a BA in Sociology from…

ResDAC Faculty

Jeah Jung, PhD, MPH
  • Professor, George Mason University

Jeah Jung, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. She has 20 years of experience with Medicare data. Using varied Medicare data sets, she has authored numerous papers that…

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

Steve Beekman
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  • 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…

Jessica Braverman
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  • Technical Advisor

Jessica Braverman 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.

Eric Charles
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  • Executive Advisor

Eric Charles joined ResDAC in November 2023. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He has been working at the University of Minnesota since 2017 as a research professional and coordinator on various NIH funded grants. During this time, he has worked…

Gracie Diehl
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  • Data Processing Associate

Gracie Diehl joined ResDAC in December 2023 as a Data Processing Associate. Gracie graduated from Illinois College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Japanese Studies. She has previous experience coordinating psychiatric studies and teaching English as a foreign…

Kristina Domm
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  • Data Processing Associate

Kristina Domm joined ResDAC in November 2023 as a Data Processing Associate. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Metropolitan State University. She has experience processing and releasing medical records, data entry for prior authorization prescription requests, and as a loan…

Lex Grundorf
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  • Executive Advisor

Lex Grundorf joined ResDAC in November 2023. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida, he worked in office management for a psychological clinic and in administration for facilities operations at the University of Florida. After…

Holly Hagstrom
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  • Technical Advisor

Holly Hagstrom joined ResDAC in July 2022. Holly graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish.

Alice Hu
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  • Web Content Generalist

Alice Hu joined ResDAC in November 2023 as the Web Content Generalist. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Haverford College and has done communications work for nonprofits and schools.

Kendra Komoto
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  • 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.

Jennifer Koper
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  • 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…

Lauren Love Pieczykolan
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  • Technical Advisor

Lauren Love Pieczykolan joined ResDAC in November of 2023. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences from Emory University. Her previous work experiences include HIV, overdose, and substance use…

Matt McFalls
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  • 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…

Lindsey Ostby
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  • Webmaster & Communications Specialist

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 2011 and is currently the Webmaster and Communications Specialist with ResDAC. She…

Laura Pomeranz
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  • Data Processing Associate

Laura Pomeranz joined ResDAC in November 2023 as a Data Processing Associate. She has studied Public Health Education and Promotion through St Catherine University and Rasmussen University. Her previous experience includes elementary education in various capacities.

Jen Reese
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  • Executive Advisor

Jen Reese has been an Executive Advisor at ResDAC since 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 documents,…

Emma Riebel-Paszkiewicz
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  • Technical Advisor

Emma Riebel-Paszkiewicz joined ResDAC in January 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and a Master of Public Health in Public Health Administration and Policy from the University of Minnesota. She has a professional background providing community-based mental…

Samantha Saykao
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  • Technical Analyst

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. 

William Saykao
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  • Executive Advisor

William Saykao joined ResDAC in January 2022. He has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. His previous work experience includes being a lab assistant helping with research design and final drafts.

Becky Vick
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  • Technical Analyst

Becky Vick has over 20 years’ experience working with various types of data. For nearly ten years, she worked with large-scale demographic data at the Minnesota Population Center housed within the University of Minnesota; then transitioned to healthcare data as a Healthcare Economics Consultant…

Elizabeth Voss
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  • 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…

Kyra Wicklund
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  • 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…