Robert Graham Center Staff
Andrew Bazemore joined the Robert Graham Center in 2005, and currently serves as its Director. He oversees research and projects related to access to care for underserved populations, health workforce, spatial analysis and health, and other topics. Prior to joining the Center, he was a member of the Faculty for the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Family Medicine, where he also completed his residency training and fellowship, and where he remains an Associate Professor. Andrew also serves on the faculties of the Departments of Family Medicine at Georgetown University and VCU, and in the Department of Health Policy at George Washington University School of Public Health. He practices weekly and teaches students and residents at VCU-Fairfax Family Medicine Residency program. Dr. Bazemore received his BA degree from Davidson College, his MD from the University of North Carolina, and his MPH from Harvard University.
Mark Carrozza joined the Graham Center in March 2014 after the Graham Center acquired HealthLandscape. He is directly responsible for the development of successful web-based data analysis and mapping systems. Recent research includes creating “hotspots” of child abuse based on child abuse treatment records and police calls for service, exploring race disparities in Southwest Ohio, and monitoring the effect of ACA implementation on the homeless population and access to health care. Mark is also an alumni of the Larry A. Green Visiting Scholars Program at the Robert Graham Center, where he focused research related to Social Capital, Access to Care, and Health Status. He earned a master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati and is currently completing a doctorate in the same program.
Megan Coffman joined the Robert Graham Center in February 2013 as the Health Policy Administrator. Her work at the center includes project, budget, and grant management. Prior to joining the Robert Graham Center, Megan managed projects for educational and health nonprofits. She got her start in public health as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mauritania and Mali. In 2010, Megan received her Master of Science in Health Communication from Tufts University, and holds a BA in Political Science from Butler University.
Elena Cohen joined the Robert Graham Center in January 2014 as the Health GIS Specialist. Her work with the Graham Center includes creating maps that display the distribution of the healthcare workforce throughout the United States. Prior to joining the Graham Center, she worked as an intern utilizing GIS in local and federal government. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Clark University.
Kim Epperson joined the Robert Graham Center in October 2009 as the Office Administrator. Kim is the first point of contact and handles administrative operations for the Center. Previously, Kim was an Executive Assistant to the Vice President at a national non-profit where she was responsible for the daily operations of the department and handling of all administrative functions for the Vice President. Prior to joining the non-profit, Kim had 16 years of service with US Airways in a variety of positions. During her career at US Airways, Kim was Lead on the Sales Cultural Assessment Team handling Rewards and Recognition for the Sales Department. She was also a member of the Minority Professional Association and the Women’s Professional Group. Kim completed the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program at Forsyth Technical Community College and received a Certificate of Completion in Secretarial Science.
Jené Grandmont joined the Robert Graham Center in March 2014 with the acquisition of HealthLandscape. Her primary responsibilities include managing geographic data, deploying and maintaining client sites, and working with users to understand how they can use data to make better informed decisions. She has extensive experience in social science research, including study design and advanced analytic techniques. Research interests include issues the count, maintenance, and distribution of the healthcare workforce and access to healthy foods and opportunities for active living. Jené earned a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati.
Anuradha Jetty joined the Robert Graham Center in July 2014 and currently serves as the Research Associate. Her work is focused on conducting secondary data analysis of large databases to assess the healthcare workforce, access, utilization, costs, and outcomes. Her career in public health includes designing and conducting cross-sectional studies to evaluate the "Open Heart Surgery Observation Health Education program” for high school students at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute and the “National Longitudinal Transition Study” of students with disabilities at the Department of Health Administration and Policy, George Mason University. She received her Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and her Master of Public Health (Epidemiology) from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Douglas Kamerow joined the Robert Graham Center in March 2014 as the Center’s Senior Scholar in Residence. He also teaches medical students and family medicine residents at Georgetown University as a Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and is an Associate Editor and regular columnist for the global medical journal BMJ. Previously, Doug was a Chief Scientist in health services and policy research at the non-partisan research institute RTI International. For 20 years before that, he led a range of clinical, health policy, and research activities in the US Public Health Service, retiring as an Assistant Surgeon General in 2001. Doug received his AB degree from Harvard College, his MD from the University of Rochester, and an MPH from Johns Hopkins University.
Kathleen Klink joined the Robert Graham Center in April 2014 as Medical director, participating in research, collaborative management and dissemination functions of the Center and focusing on primary care workforce, quality and access. She represents the Center and its products with collaborators and key audiences. Prior to the Robert Graham Center, Kathleen was the Director of the Division of Medicine and Dentistry in the Bureau of Health Professions, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. She is also the former Director of the Center for Family and Community Medicine at Columbia University and Chief of Service for Family Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the office of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008 where she played a vital role in the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Title VII reauthorization bill, “Health Professions and Primary Care Reinvestment Act.” She received her MD degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Miranda Moore joined the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Primary Care in September 2012 as an Economist/Health Services Researcher. Miranda is particularly interested in family health care access and health outcomes, workforce issues, national and state health policy development, and the impact the structure of physician payment has on patient outcomes. Previously, at the U.S. Department of Labor, Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA), Office of Policy and Research, she worked on issues related to employer-sponsored employee benefit plans. Prior to working at EBSA, she was a teaching assistant at Stony Brook University, where she taught game theory. Miranda earned her economics graduate degrees, Ph.D. in 2010 and M.S. in 2006, from Stony Brook University and her B.B.A. in economics from the University of Georgia.
Stephen Petterson joined the Robert Graham Center in 2005. He is currently the Research Director, both overseeing and contributing to the Center's analytical activities. Previously, as a sociologist and social statistician, he was on faculty at the University of Virginia and a researcher at the Southeastern Rural Mental Health Research Center. Stephen has taught cours-es in graduate and undergraduate statistics, welfare policy, problems of urban life and sociology of work. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, and an undergraduate degree in sociology and anthropology from Haverford College.
Jennifer Rankin joined the Robert Graham Center in May, 2010 as the Geospatial Informatics Senior Analyst. She directs all geospatial projects at the Graham Center, most notably the UDS Mapper. Her career has focused on issues related to primary care and access to care, with a special interest in the geography of access to health care. She has worked with the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau, the Texas Association of Community Health Centers, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Jennifer earned her Master of Health Administration from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, as well as her Master of Science in Health Information Sciences and Master of Public Health and PhD in Public Health Informatics from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
Michael Topmiller joined the Robert Graham Center in March 2014 follwing the acquisition of HealthLandscape. His primary responsibilities include managing data, creating map services, setting up and managing Community Data Portals, and providing training and technical support to users. Michael has expertise in GIS and qualitative research methods, and has past experience conducting interviews, analyzing qualitative data, and working as a GIS specialist for community-based research (CBPR) projects in Mexico, North Carolina, and Cincinnati. His current research interests include health disparities, Latino health care issues in non-traditional destinations, health and the built environment, and participatory GIS. Michael earned an MA in Latin American Studies from San Diego University and a BA in Mathematics and Secondary Education from the University of Kentucky.
Peter Wingrove became a Research Analyst at the Robert Graham Center in August of 2014. His work consists primarily of statistical analysis, particularly in support of Stephen Petterson and the RGC’s visiting scholars. His previous experience in health policy includes completing a demographic survey of Prince William County at the Potomac Health Foundation and writing a grant that allowed for increased funding to diabetic patients at the Lloyd Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg. Immediately prior to joining the Graham Center, Peter conducted economic research on a Fulbright grant in Poznań, Poland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in economics summa cum laude from the University of Mary Washington.