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Sterling McPhersonSterling McPherson, PhD
Assistant Dean for Research
Professor of Medicine
Director, Biostatistics and Clinical Trial Design
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
sterling.mcpherson@wsu.edu

My research areas include 1) Development of evidence-based drug/alcohol use disorder treatments, including the use of experimental technologies; 2) Innovative analytical methods to answer novel research questions in psychopharmacology, drug/alcohol use, and nephrology; and 3) Drug/alcohol use disorders as a co-morbidity in high risk populations.


EkaEkaterina Burduli, PhD
Assistant Professor
WSU College of Nursing
eburduli@wsu.edu

My primary research focuses on the birth outcomes of perinatal women who use substances and their infants, as well as the development and testing of novel interventions for perinatal women with substance use disorders and their infants.


Andre MiguelAndré Miguel, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
andre.miguel@wsu.edu

My primary research focuses on developing and evaluating effective interventions for substance use disorders (SUD). I am also interested in strategies to disseminate evidenced based interventions for SUD to public and non-profit community treatment settings.


 Crystal Lederhos Smith Crystal Lederhos Smith, PhD
APPL Program Director and Assistant Research Professor
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
crystal.lederhos@wsu.edu

My primary lines of research are 1) youth substance use prevention with a focus on youth characteristics and family context, 2) cannabis, and 3) opioid misuse.


Nicole RodinNicole Rodin, PharmD, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nicole.Rodin@wsu.edu

I am a practicing pharmacist with a research focus on public health efforts and preventative & treatment interventions for substance use disorder.


Serena McPhersonSerena McPherson, BA
Laboratory Manager
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
s.mcpherson@wsu.edu

I oversee lab management and administrative tasks, am responsible for planning and maintaining lab procedures, policies, meetings and events to ensure that the researchers in our lab can focus on their areas of study.


Theresa Bowden, MSN, CCRN, C-NPT
Clinical Research Coordinator, Assistant Professor
WSU College of Nursing
theresa.bowden@wsu.edu

I’ve been a critical care nurse for 30 years and a Neonatal-Pediatric Flight Nurse for 11 years. Now as a faculty instructor at the WSU College of Nursing, I’ve decided to focus my research interests on neonatal abstinence syndrome/neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, along with general opioid studies.


Abigail BowenAbigail Bowen, MS
Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
abigail.bowen@wsu.edu

 

 

 


Sierra Colletto

Sierra Colletto
Clinical Research Coordinator
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
sierra.colletto@wsu.edu


Luke HallLuke Hall
Biostatistician
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
luke.hall@wsu.edu

I am a graduate student in statistics interested in working at the intersection of math/statistics and public health. Outside of work and school I love to be outside hiking, golfing, or skiing.

 


Alex SchmidtAlex Schmidt
Clinical Research Associate
WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
alex.schmidt@wsu.edu

I am an undergraduate clinical research associate for the APPL Lab. I do background work and patient interaction that the team needs to help with their research. I hope to gain valuable research experience before graduating with a degree in psychology with a concentration in research, as well as learning more about addiction management.