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(316) 268-6147

Jim Walker, M.D.

    • Patient safety
    • Quality Improvement in the neurointensive care unit

Family and Community Medicine
(316) 293-2607

Gretchen Dickson, M.D., MBA

    • Optimizing patient safety and quality of care in the ambulatory environment
    • Developing educational curriculum to address community needs in primary care
    • Identify learner outcomes from established and novel educational techniques

Robert Kraft, M.D.

    • Ambulatory setting quality improvement with a focus on prevention
    • Outcomes-based resident and recent residency graduate evaluation

Doug Woolley, M.D. 

    • Primary care geriatrics, including home-care and long-term-care
    • Assessment of function in the elderly, including cognitive function
    • Processes and outcomes in hospice care
    • Teaching geriatrics in the office and in long-term-care settings

Internal Medicine
(316) 293-2650

Robert Badgett, M.D.

    • Quality improvement and information retrieval and representation
    • Meta-analysis and meta-regression
    • Virtual information retrieval laboratory and clinical quality improvement

K James Kallail, Ph.D. (Primary Contact,

    • Primary care
    • Cancer education
    • Nutrician education

Obstetrics and Gynecology
(316) 962-3181

Primary contact: Jennifer Duong, Research Assistant,

James Delmore, M.D.

  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Utertine cancer
  • Cervical cancer

Darren Farley, M.D.

  • Maternal fetal health
  • High risk pregnancies
  • Clinical trials
  • prenatal education/counseling
  • medications prescribed during pregnancy

David Grainger, M.D., MPH

  • Reproductive medicine
  • Medical eduction
  • Simulations
  • Registries

Melissa Hague, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • General gynecology

Kerri Hild, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Medical education
  • Simulation

Zachary Kuhlmann, D.O.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Quality improvement
  • Compliance
  • Randomized control trials
  • Medical education

Edgar LeClaire, M.D.

Kevin Miller, M.D.

  • Female pelvic surgery
  • Urogynecology

Jacqueline Morgan, M.D.

  • Clinical research related to gynecologic malignancies, including:
    • Impact of comorbidities on presentation and treatment
    • Obesity
    • Barriers to care and preventive care
    • Robotic surgery

Randall Morgan, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Quality improvement

Margaret O'Hara, M.D.

  • Maternal fetal medicine
  • High risk pregnancies

Ashley Robbins, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • General gynecology

Jackson Sobbing, D.O.

Travis Stembridge, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Resident education
  • Simulations

Laura Tatpati, M.D.

  • Reproductive medicine

Bruce Tjaden, D.O.

  • Reproductive medicine

Steve Zielke, M.D.

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Informatics
  • Medical records
  • Registries

(316) 268-5988

Bradley Bruner, M.D.

    • Spirituality and religion in the provision of surgical health care

Bradley Dart, M.D.

    • Developing new options for operative treatment of long bone diaphyseal fractures
    • Effects of repeated sterilizations on the composite materials in reusable instruments/devices
    • Biomechanics of tibiofibular syndemosis reduction fixation

Michael Heggeness, M.D.

    • Bone tissue engineering
    • Molecular biology of fracture healing
    • Pathophysiology of axial spine pain, with attention to intraosseous sources

Ryan Livermore, M.D.

    • Biomechanics of arthroscopic knots: effect of surgeon, techniques and materials

Alan Moskowitz, M.D.

    • Diagnostic, clinical and functional outcomes of Stand Alone Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion for Degenerative Disc Disease of the Lumbar Spine

Charles Pence, M.D.

    • Developing minimally invasive pelvic bridging techniques for posterior pelvic ring fixation

Shang-you Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Relationship of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor with the invasiveness of osteosarcoma

(316) 962-2250

Kari Harris, M.D.

    • Teen mothers: Primary care utilization and barriers to medical care
    • Teen mothers: Role models for parenting teens and non-parenting teens
    • Teen mothers: Interventions to decrease repeat unintended pregnancies

Mark Harrison, M.D.

    • Medical education
    • Medical student clinical education

Shobana Kubendran, MBBS, MS, CGC

    • Developing new models to improve access to genetic services
    • Telegenetics for underserved areas

Cari Schmidt, Ph.D. (Primary Contact,

    • Text Reminders for Immunization Compliance in Kids (TRICKs)
    • Safe sleep promotion to decrease risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Natalie Sollo, M.D.

    • Clinical trials for patients with cystic fibrosis
    • Phenotypic description of rare CF genotypes

Hasmet Uner, M.D.

    • Transforming the health care system through operations research in Primary Care
    • Use models for systemic change to reform the team to include other "experts" change

Kerri Weeks, M.D.

    • Child abuse
    • Adolescent health/high risk youth
    • Teen pregnancy prevention

Preventive Medicine and Public Health
(316) 293-2627

Tracie Collins, M.D.

    • Vascular disease
    • Behavioral interventions
    • Underserved populations
    • Minority health
    • Health disparities
    • Physical activity
    • Dietary habits

Lisette Jacobson, Ph.D.

    • Women's health
    • Pregnancy and birth outcomes among underserved populations
    • Health outcomes associated with infertility and assisted reproductive technology
    • Cardiovascular and stroke risk factors
    • Program evaluation
    • Human lactation
    • Health disparities
    • Rural health

Michelle Redmond, Ph.D.

    • Health disparities
      • Health and mental health service utilization for underserved populations
      • Women's health
      • Racial/Ethnic minority health
      • Cardiovascular risk factors
    • Program evaluation
    • mHealth
    • Food security

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
(316) 293-2669

Lyle Baade, Ph.D., ABPP, Cn

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Dementia
  • Response bias

Michael Burke, M.D., Ph.D.

  • ECT
  • Mood disorders
  • Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Medical education

Susan Carr, M.D.

  • Suicide prevention
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Mild cognitive impairment

Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D., LP

  • Cognition and functioning in neurologically-impaired adult and geriatric in-and out-patients

Nicole Klaus, Ph.D.

    • Youth mood disorders with a focus on telehealth delivery for rural and underserved populations
    • Adolescent Suicide: identifying resource utilization and coping strategies by high risk adolescents
    • Development of new prevention strategies for adolescents at high risk of suicide

Matthew Macaluso, D.O. (Primary Contact,

    • Clinical trials examining investigational new drugs to treat psychiatric illness including major depressive disorder, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease
    • Translational Research: "first in human" testing to phase IV investigations

Dan Morgan, Ph.D.

  • Personality assessment
  • Personality disorders

Kelli Netson, Ph.D.

    • Quality of life research for rural Kansas cancer survivors in collaboration with the state-wide Kansas Cancer Partnership
    • Improving patient satisfaction with physician communication
    • Curriculum development to enhance parenting skills in children with executive function deficits (e.g. ADHD, behavior problems)
    • Retrospective reviews of childhood cognition across a range of medical, psychiatric and behavioral disorders

Ryan Schroeder, Psy.D.

    • Neuropsychological Research: retrospective studies of neuropsychological conditions and neuropsychological testing

(316) 268-5990

Alex Ammar, M.D.

    • Diagnostic studies for treatment planning for carotid artery disease
    • Outcome measures of medical student education

Therese E. Cusick, M.D.

    • Quality improvement in breast surgery

James M. Haan, M.D.

    • Outcomes and health services research in trauma, critical care and emergency medical services
      • Validation of new CDC criteria for Trauma Team activation
      • Roll of obesity in risk of falls for the elderly
      • Validation of known predictive models for pediatric TBI
      • New insights into splenic injuries
    • Public health implications of legislative actions

R. Joseph Nold, M.D.

    • Outcomes and health services research in trauma and critical care

Patty L. Tenofsky, M.D.

    • Age related differences in screening and treatment for breast cancer
    • Outcomes of surgical therapies for individuals with breast cancer
    • Effect of family history on patients decisions for surgical intervention
Last modified: Jun 07, 2017