Our People

West Virginia University Health Affairs Institute’s professional staff provide expert scientific and management services in health data analytics, program management and evaluation, public impact research, public health surveillance, and policy analysis in the areas of Medicaid service provision, behavioral health, public health, community-based health services and workforce training. Additionally, we have strong collaborations with accomplished faculty affiliates across West Virginia University. Our program development and management staff have achieved master-level specializations in public health, public administration, and business administration, and are certified project managers (CMP). Our Health Affairs Institute team is enthusiastic about improving the lives of West Virginians – and the entire Appalachian population – through the provision of high-quality services.

Learn more about our dedicated staff in our Profiles.


Executive Leadership

Our leadership team comprises high-level professionals in the fields of healthcare, academia, research, and contract management.

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Our leadership team comprises high-level professionals in the fields of healthcare, academia, research, and contract management.

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Central Operations

Supports Central Operations by organizing resources, technology, and activities toward common goals and objectives.

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Professional Staff

Research Scientists

Lead large-scale evaluations, interdisciplinary research, and/or policy analyses and oversee project work.

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Program Directors

Provide oversight and management for all Health Affairs programs and coordinates the work of the project team.

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Research Associates

Lead the development and implementation of program evaluations and other high-level research or evaluation-based initiatives.

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Program Managers

Provide program management that includes monitoring and controlling program activities, identifying risks, managing issues, and controlling budgets.

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Research Specialists

Lead deliverable development, support research development, and data analysis activities.

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Health Data Analysts

Perform expert data analysis to inform program decision making, technical assistance, and strategic planning.

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Program Coordinators

Support meeting coordination, contract purchasing and procurement needs across all Health Affairs programs.

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Affiliate Faculty

WVU Faculty Affiliates

We engage numerous faculty and staff from other units of the university to fulfill our service mission to the state. Affiliate faculty collaborate on projects as co- and principal investigators.

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Contact Us:

Health Affairs Institute 
West Virginia University
64 Medical Center Dr.
PO Box 9190
Morgantown, WV 26505-9190

Health Affairs Institute
West Virginia University
405 Capitol St.
Suite 514
Charleston, WV 25301-1749