Recognition February 2016

Jennifer McClure elected to SRNT Board of Directors

GHRI Director of Faculty, Research, and Development Jennifer McClure, PhD, was recently elected to the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (SRNT) Board of Directors. Also a GHRI senior investigator, Dr. McClure has been a leader in tobacco cessation research for more than 20 years.

SRNT’s mission is to fuel the generation and dissemination of new knowledge concerning all aspects of nicotine—from molecular to societal. It is the only professional association focused exclusively on supporting researchers, academics, treatment professionals, government employees, and others in the field of nicotine and tobacco research. Dr. McClure previously served as chair of the SRNT Treatment Network and currently serves on the SRNT Treatment Network Advisory Committee. She is also associate editor for the society’s journal, Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

Sarah Greene becomes HCSRN’s inaugural executive director

The Health Care Research Systems Network (HCSRN) Governing Board recently named Sarah Greene, MPH, as its first executive director. Ms. Greene assumed her new post on January 4, 2016. She will provide overall strategic and operational direction and will work with the Board to ensure the continued viability and success of the HCSRN, leveraging its unique capabilities.

A former GHRI research associate, Ms. Greene worked closely with the HCSRN from 2000 to 2011 in a variety of capacities, including conference planning, co-leading the Institutional Review Board (IRB) working group, and contributing to the development of many tools and resources. Following her tenure at GHRI, she worked as an internal strategist for Group Health’s delivery system and as associate director of the CER Methods & Infrastructure program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). While at PCORI, she provided intellectual and organizational leadership for PCORnet, the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network.

Maggie Jones becomes CCHE’s associate director

Maggie Jones, MPH, was recently promoted to associate director of GHRI’s Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE). Since joining CCHE as a research associate in 2007, Ms. Jones has taken on increasing responsibility for leading major CCHE projects and the Center overall. She directs many of CCHE’s large-scale evaluation efforts related to community health improvement, clinical quality improvement, health policy, health equity, and public health training programs. Her project portfolio includes much of CCHE’s work with Kaiser Permanente, as well as projects with the Public Health Institute and the Foundation for Healthy Kentucky. Prior to being appointed associate director, Ms. Jones was CCHE’s manager of evaluation services.