Robert Graham Center Staff
Andrew Bazemore is a practicing family physician and the director of the Robert Graham Center, which he joined in 2005. He oversees and participates in the Center's research with a particular interest in access to care for underserved populations, health workforce & training, and spatial analysis. Dr. Bazemore has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications during his tenure, while leading the Center's emphasis on developing tools that empower primary care providers, leaders, and policymakers. This is exemplified in his efforts to create and grow geospatial tools that foster access, visualization, and effective of use data to inform planning and policy. Prior to joining the Center, he was a member of the Faculty for the University of Cincinnati’s Department of Family Medicine, where he completed his residency training and fellowship, and where he remains an Associate Professor. Dr. Bazemore 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 “hot spots” 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 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.
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. Kim also has 16 years of service with US Airways in a variety of positions, including leading the Sales Cultural Assessment Team and managing 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 health care workforce and access to healthy foods and opportunities for active living. Jené earned a Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati.
David Grolling joined HealthLandscape in January 2015. His primary responsibilities include managing the geospatial data for the UDS Mapper, producing special purpose maps, and programming. He has experience in GIS, spatial analysis, veteran’s health data and military health records, data management and quality, and user acceptance testing. His research interests include public health, infectious disease epidemiology, and HIV/AIDS. He earned an MPS in GIS from the University of Maryland at College Park, and a BS in anthropology from the State University of New York at Brockport.
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 health care 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.
Winston Liaw joined the Robert Graham Center in 2016 and currently serves as the Medical Director. In this role, he oversees the visiting scholars and fellowship programs and conducts research on workforce, access, practice transformation, and the integration of public health and primary care. Prior to joining the Center, he was faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program. In that role, he taught residents and medical students, directed the residency’s Global and Community Health Track, and served on the boards for his practice’s accountable care organization and a community health center in northern Virginia. Dr. Liaw received a BA degree from Rice University, an MD from Baylor College of Medicine, an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health, family medicine residency training from Virginia Commonwealth University, and health policy fellowship training from the Robert Graham Center.
Claire Meehan joined HealthLandscape in July 2015. Her primary responsibilities include customer support and user engagement. She provides training and technical support to users as well as manages communications and marketing efforts for HealthLandscape. Prior to joining HealthLandscape she assisted in managing workplace health initiatives for a non-profit hospital. She earned a BS in Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources with a concentration in Health Promotion from George Mason University.
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 HealthLandscape in March 2015. Prior to this, she served as the Geospatial Informatics Senior Analyst for the Robert Graham Center. She directs all geospatial projects for HealthLandscape, 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.