Who We Are

Child Health & Policy team

Core Team

Sarah Ronis, MD MPH, Director
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
Areas of interest/expertise: children with special health care needs, measurement, mixed methods research, implementation science, social determinants of health
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Rebecca Baas, MPA, Supervisor
Areas of interest/expertise: grants management, programmatic management, policy
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Marie Masotya, MPH, Senior Research Project Coordinator
Areas of Interest/Expertise: population health, data infrastructure, research and evaluation planning, community-based programming, social determinants of health, global health issues relevant to women and children
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Suzanne Lo, MPH, Project Coordinator
Areas of Interest/Expertise: maternal mental health, community based programming, quality improvement, community partnership
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Sarah McAleer, Med, RD, Program Coordinator
Areas of Interest/Expertise: nutrition education, reproductive health education, behavioral/mental health integration, and group care models.
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Cora Virgei, MS, Data Analyst
Areas of Interest/Expertise: data base design and management, analytics
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Sofie Whitticar, BA, Research Assistant
Areas of Interest/Expertise:  behavioral mental health integration
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Maria DeRenzo, MPH, Research Assistant
Areas of Interest/Expertise: qualitative data collection methods and analysis
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Vanessa Willaman, MPH, Research Assistant
Areas of Interest/Expertise: epidemiology, community integration
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UH-Rainbow Faculty Affiliates

Aparna Bole, MD, Medical Director
Community Integration
Sustainability Advisor University Hospitals
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Marie Clark, MD MPH, Director
Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University
UH Rainbow Pediatric Residency Advocacy Track
Medical Director Medical-Legal Partnership
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Mary Gabriel, MD, Medical Director
Integrated Behavioral and Mental Health Services at UH-RCWC
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Alissa Huth-Bocks, PhD, Director
Trauma Informed Care Services at UH-RCWC
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Trainees

  • Nisha Malhotra, MPH (2016-19), mentored MPH capstone, MD thesis
  • Alexis Dunning, BA (2018-19), mentored MD scholarly project
  • Neil Patel, BS (2017-19), mentored MD scholarly project
  • Kristi Westphaln, PhD PNP, (2018- present), Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Mia Wang, BS (2019-present), mentored MPH capstone
  • Avantika Bhaduri (2020-present), undergraduate research experience
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