Kara Zivin, Ph.D.
Vanessa K. Dalton, M.D., M.P.H.
Maria Muzik, M.D., M.Sc.
Dana Beck, PhD, MSN, FNP-BC
Karen Tabb, PhD, MSW
Ashlee Vance, PhD
Erin Miller, MS
Erin has worked at the University of Michigan since 2002 and joined the Department of Psychiatry in 2008 as a project manager for Dr. Zivin. Since then, she has served in several roles providing project and program management and supporting early career faculty and grant submissions, particularly large-scale proposals. She rejoined Dr. Zivin’s team in November of 2021 to serve as her research program manager and to help her establish and support her forthcoming center focused on women’s behavioral and reproductive health, workplace wellbeing, and writing personal narrative. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Clinical Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University. She lives on a horse farm in Plymouth with her husband and numerous 4-legged kids (5 horses, 4 dogs, and a cat) and is a huge foodie. In her spare time Erin enjoys riding and competing her horses, gardening, baking, exercising, and traveling (Italy is her favorite!).
Jennifer Burgess, MPH
Jen graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2006 with a degree in Health Behavior and Health Education. She has worked at the VA Center for Clinical Management Research since 2006, where she has been the Project Manager for Dr. Zivin’s VA projects since 2020 and began her joint appointment with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry in 2021. She currently oversees Dr. Zivin’s VA projects on mental health provider burnout and Veterans Crisis Line staff wellness, as well as her NIH-funded project, SPRUCE, evaluating the impacts of state policymaking on outcomes and utilization of women with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD). In her free time, Jen devotes herself to her two young daughters and is an avid equestrian and animal-lover.
Amy Schroeder, MA
Amy is a Research Area Specialist with University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry, supporting Dr. Kara Zivin’s research. Amy began working with Michigan Medicine in 2016 managing Phase 1 oncology clinical trials with CTSO. She joined the Department of Psychiatry in 2022 and currently manages several of Dr. Zivin’s NIH funded studies on perinatal mood and anxiety disorders as well as her state Medicaid projects. Amy holds a master’s degree in theology from Western Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hope College. She loves being a mom, a regenerative farmer, a dairy goat herder, and an outdoor enthusiast. To recharge, Amy spends her time distance running, reading, gardening, and connecting with friends.
Anca Tilea, MPH
Anca has worked at the University of Michigan since 2007 and joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2018 as the data and statistics manager. Within this role, Anca leads the department statistical team and various research projects for the department. Her expertise is in management and maintenance of large-scale administrative databases and generating statistical analytical files for statisticians. She is an expert SAS user, and her favorite past time is generating specific and unusual graphics using SAS. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University and a master’s degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. She lives in Ann Arbor and is a huge foodie and fashion-lover. Anca has travelled the world to dine at several # 1 ranked restaurants in the world. In her spare time Anca enjoys long walks, video games, and detective novels.
Xiaosong is a Programmer Analyst Lead with the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Michigan Medicine. He has been working at the University of Michigan since 2017 and joined the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department in 2021 to support Dr. Zivin’s research where he works with the analytics team on several projects. His expertise is in data management, programming, statistical analysis, and data visualization. He is an enthusiastic R user but also uses SAS and Python when needed. He holds a master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Toledo. In his free time, he enjoys jogging with his beloved Border Collie Ivy, working on smart home projects, playing video games, listening to music, and reading.
Sarah Bell, MPH
Sarah has worked at the University of Michigan for over 12 years, initially supporting the development and reporting of quality measures related to kidney disease and emergency department usage. She currently provides analytical support, including data management and statistical analyses for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and joined Dr. Kara Zivin’s research team in 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in general physics from the University of Michigan, and master’s degrees in public health and biomedical sciences from Tufts University. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys being outdoors by attempting mountain biking, snowboarding, running, stand up paddle boarding, and hiking. She also loves to travel and eat!
Andrea Pangori, MS
Andrea is a Statistician Intermediate with the University of Michigan Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. She began working at Michigan Medicine in 2022, where she is part of the data analytic team for Dr. Zivin’s NIH funded studies. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Kinesiology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. In her free time, Andrea enjoys listening to music, attending concerts, and being active.
Stephanie Hall, MPH, PhD
Stephanie is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. Her research explores how social determinants and health policy shape clinical care and health outcomes. Her research interests include maternal mental health, health infrastructure, and policy/program evaluation. She completed her PhD in the University of Michigan Department of Learning Health Sciences, where her dissertation analyzed perinatal mood and anxiety disorder diagnosis and treatment rates among Michigan Medicaid enrollees. She also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology and Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys running, baking, and spending time with family and friends.