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CCDOR Fellows

Elizabeth S. Goldsmith, MD, MS

Goldsmith

Dr. Goldsmith is a general internist and social epidemiologist in training, interested in the effects of people’s life experiences and identities on chronic disease prevention, diagnosis, and management. Her current research considers methods of assessing and treating chronic pain, gender and sexual minority health disparities, and quantitative bias analysis in electronic medical record-based studies. She provides primary care to veterans in settings including the Women’s Comprehensive Care Clinic, and is on the Minneapolis team of the VA National Transgender E-Consult Service.


Research Interests:

  • Non-pharmacological approaches to chronic pain management
  • Gender and sexual minority health
  • Rural health
  • Complementary and integrative medicine
  • Quantitative bias analysis 

Education:

  • BA, Biology and English Literature, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
  • MS, Environment and Resources, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
  • PhD student (2014-present), Epidemiology, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 

Google scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=ZdfSBVkAAAAJ


Patrick Hammett, MA, PhD

Hammett

Patrick Hammett, MA, PhD is a social/behavioral epidemiologist with an interest in designing and evaluating smoking cessation interventions tailored to vulnerable populations. His current research focuses on identifying strategies for overcoming healthcare access and utilization barriers for smokers with serious mental illness.

Research Interests:

  • Behavioral Epidemiology
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Mental Health
  • Healthcare Access and Utilization
  • Quantitative Data Analysis

Education:

  • BA, Psychology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
  • MA, Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Fa5s0RgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao


Lauren Mitchell, PhD



Dr. Mitchell is a developmental psychologist, focused on identity and personality development in adulthood.  She uses longitudinal and mixed methods to examine identity and mental health through major life transitions.  Her research at CCDOR is focused on identity disruption among veterans reintegrating to civilian life after deployment. 


Research interests:
  • Identity development
  • Adulthood and aging
  • Personality
  • Mental health
Education:
  • BA, Psychology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. 
  • PhD, Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Google Scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-VW_W6oAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra


Past CCDOR Fellows (last 5 years)

  Fellowship Year(s) Position after CCDOR Website
Helen Valenstein-Mah, PhD 2017-2018 Primary Care Mental Health Integration (PCMHI) Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow, Minneapolis VA Health Care System Google Scholar Page
Erika Pinsker, PhD, MPH 2016-2018 Research Scientist III, California Tobacco Control Program, California Department of Public Health Google Scholar Page
Rachel Hardeman, PhD, MPH 2014-2015 Research Associate, Division of Health Care Policy and Research, Mayo Clinic Google Site
Elisheva Danan, MD, MPH 2014-2016 Investigator, CCDOR
Assistant Professor, UMN Medical School
Staff Physician, Minneapolis VA
NIH Publication List
Sarah Lillie, PhD 2013-2016 Research Associate, CCDOR Google Scholar Page
Brittin Wagner, PhD 2012-2014 Research Associate, UMN