A leader, mentor, and disease prevention and physical activity researcher
Dr. Caroline Richardson is a diabetes prevention and health systems researcher, who has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications in physical activity, disease prevention, behavioral health, veterans health, and health informatics. Dr. Richardson has several leadership positions, including serving as: the Associate Chair of Research in the Department of Family Medicine, co-director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at U-M and IHPI Clinician Scholars Program, member of the Institute Leadership Team at the University of Michigan Institute for Health Policy and Innovation (IHPI), and associate editor of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In 2016, Dr. Richardson was a recipient of the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR) Distinguished Clinical and Translational Research Mentor Award.
Compassionate clinician and researcher of perinatal loss and mental health stigma
Dr. Katherine Gold studies the impact of poor obstetrical outcomes on parents, families, and providers with particular interest in mental and physical health outcomes and health behaviors in subsequent pregnancies. She is interested in racial disparities in perinatal loss, risk factors stillbirth and neonatal death, physician communication training in death and bereavement, reduction of tobacco use during pregnancy, and mental health in the perinatal period. She has a special interest in stillbirth prevention in Africa and other low-income countries. She also researches physician wellness, mental health, and suicide. Her research has been featured recently in the Washington Post, STAT, and the White House. She has trained clinicians in Africa, leads the residency research training program in the department of family medicine, and currently volunteers as medical director of Luke Project 52 Clinic, which offers free prenatal, maternal, and infant health care. Dr. Gold also serves as a faculty associate and mentor for the GlobalREACH program at the U-M Medical School.
A methodologist contributing to the support of refugees, virtual reality, and the scientific method
Dr. Timothy Guetterman is an applied research methodologist who specializes in mixed methods and enhancing health communication through technology. Dr. Guetterman is the newest member of the research faculty and contributes to research across the department and the medical school at the University of Michigan.
His recent work reflects the breadth of his impact. Dr. Guetterman has recently worked with Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar and family physician Claire Ankuda on a mixed methods study of at-home palliative care, with medical resident researcher and professor of internal medicine Michele Heisler M.D., M.P.A., on a study at the intersections of law and medicine that highlighted the role of trained physicians and provisions of medical affidavits in the legal process of international asylum seekers in the United States. Dr. Guetterman continues to work on several projects with faculty in the Emergency Medicine, including developing new research methods in adaptive clinical trials. A 2016 Clinical Trials paper, co-authored by Dr. Guetterman, was recently part of a discussion in Science, on federal support for adaptive drug trials. Another recent paper co-authored by Dr. Guetterman, introduced a new virtual reality medical education project, MPathic-VR. Dr. Guetterman is currently researching how MPathic-VR can support empathetic learning in medical education, along with fellow investigators Frederick Kron, M.D., adjunct research investigstor, and Michael D. Fetter, M.D., M.P.H., professor.
Dr. Guetterman also provides leadership for two mixed methods research training programs including the Michigan Mixed Methods Research and Scholarship Program and an NIH-funded Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health Science Program (MMRTP), in collaboration with Harvard University and Johns Hopkins University.