OUR TEAM

We are internationally recognized experts in caregiving, disabilities, aging, rehabilitation, self-management in chronic and disabling conditions, digital behavioral interventions, health information management systems, and health policy. Our interdisciplinary team collaborates with a broad spectrum of dedicated universities, providers, stakeholder organizations and community focused non-profits with a shared goal of improving the quality of life for all persons with disabilities and their families.

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Scott Beach, PhD
Co-Director, National RRT Center on Family Support
Research PI, R1: Exploration and Discovery Project: Analyzing national datasets to inform policy and interventions regarding family support for PWDs
Interim Director, University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)
Director, Survey Research Program, UCSUR 
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Grace Campbell, PhD, MSW, CRRN, FARN
Research Co-PI, R4: Implementing a Stepped- “SmartRehab” Program for Persons with Cancer-Related Disabilities and their Family Caregivers: A Systemwide Scale-Up Project
Assistant Professor, Department of Acute & Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
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Brad Dicianno, MD
Research Co-PI, R2: Supporting Family Caregivers for Persons with SCI, SB, and CP using Mobile Health: A Dual-Target Intervention
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pitt School of Medicine
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Heidi S. Donovan, PhD, RN
Co-Director, National RRT Center on Family Support
Research Co-PI, R4: Implementing a Stepped- “SmartRehab” Program for Persons with Cancer-Related Disabilities and their Family Caregivers: A Systemwide Scale-Up Project
Professor of Nursing & Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Director, Gynecologic Oncology Family CARE Center
Magee Women’s-Hospital of UPMC
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Molly Ennis, MPH
Research Co-I, R3: Examining the Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) Intervention: A Scale-Up Project with Family Caregivers and the Area Agency on Aging
Senior Policy Analyst, Pitt Health Policy Institute
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Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L
Research Co-PI, R3: Examining the Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) Intervention: A Scale-Up Project with Family Caregivers and the Area Agency on Aging
Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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A. Everette James, JD, MBA
Director, Pitt Health Policy Institute, Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Policy and Planning
Co-Chair, Advisory Board for the National RRT Center on Family Support

Interim Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
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Julie Klinger
Center Manager, National RRT Center on Family Support

Allyson LaCovey
Center Administrator, National RRT Center on Family Support
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Bambang Parmanto, PhD
Co-Director, National RRT Center on Family Support
Research Co-PI, R2: Supporting Family Caregivers for Persons with SCI, SB, and CP using Mobile Health: A Dual-Target Intervention

Professor and Chair, Department of Health Information Management
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Ann-Marie Rosland, MD, MS
Co-Leader, Training Activities for the National RRTC on Family Support
 Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Primary Care Physician at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
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Richard Schulz, PhD
Director of the Center for Caregiving Research, and Policy, University of Pittsburgh
Co-Chair, Advisory Board for the National RRT Center on Family Support

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Gerontology
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Pamela Toto, PhD, OTR/L, BCG, FAOTA
Research Co-PI, R3: Examining the Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) Intervention: A Scale-Up Project with Family Caregivers and the Area Agency on Aging
Director and Associate Professor, Doctor of Clinical Science in Occupational Therapy Program
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