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Meet Our Research Staff

Research Leadership

Nicholas Mohr, MD, MS

Vice Chair of Research

Professor of Emergency Medicine, Anesthesia Critical Care, and Epidemiology  

Email: nicholas-mohr@uiowa.edu


Brett Faine, PharmD, MS

Director of Research Operations

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Pharmacy

Email: brett-faine@uiowa.edu


Jake Hampton, BA

Team Lead, Clinical Research Team

Email: jacob-hampton@uiowa.edu


Priyanka Vakkalanka, ScM, PhD

Associate Research Scientist, Research Analysis Team Lead

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology 

Email: priyanka-vakkalanka@uiowa.edu


Sydney Krispin, MPH, MA

Director of Emergency Medicine Research Training Programs

Email: sydney-krispin@uiowa.edu


Research Faculty

Kari Harland, MPH, PhD

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Email: kari-harland@uiowa.edu


Sangil Lee, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Email: sangil-lee@uiowa.edu


Chuck Jennissen, MD

Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Email: charles-jennissen@uiowa.edu


Marina Del Rios, MD

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Email: marina-delrios@uiowa.edu


Anne Zepeski, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist, Emergency Medicine

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine

Email: anne-zepeski@uiowa.edu


Research Analyst

Tracy Young, MS


Email: tracy-young@uiowa.edu


Eric Kontowicz, PhD

Assistant Research Scientist


Research Coordinators

Heath Gibbs, BA

Research Coordinator

Email: heath-gibbs@uiowa.edu


Cathy Fairfield, RN, BSN

Research Coordinator

Email: catherine-fairfield@uiowa.edu


Research Admin Staff

Tera Shea, BS

Research Administrative Coordinator

Email: tera-shea@uiowa.edu




Graduate Research Assistants

Rawan Hassanain, MBBS

Graduate Research Assistant

Email: rawan-hassanain@uiowa.edu


Eliezer Santos Leon, MPH, MS

Graduate Research Assistant

Email: eliezer-santos@uiowa.edu


Devin Spolsdoff, MS

Graduate Research Assistant

Email: devin-spolsdoff@uiowa.edu


Sruthi Sridhar, BS

Graduate Research Assistant

Email: sruthi-sridhar@uiowa.edu

Research Interns


Ike Appleton, BS

Research Intern

Email: ike-appleton@uiowa.edu


Nicole Grossmann, BS

Research Intern



Jay Miller, BS

Research Intern

Email: jay-t-miller@uiowa.edu


Scott Tibbetts, BA

Research Intern

Email: scott-tibbetts@uiowa.edu