BCIDr. Susan L. Murphy, ScD, OTR 
Dr. Murphy is an Associate Professor in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department and a Research Health Science Specialist at the VA Ann Arbor Health Care System, GRECC. She has been the recipient of various grants through NIH, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, and the American College of Rheumatology’s Research and Education Foundation. She is currently the Director of MICHR’s Practice-Oriented Research Training (PORT) Program at the University of Michigan.

 

Core Staff

Jazmine Reyes, BS Jazmine is a research technician associate with the PRISM Lab. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in May 2013 and joined the PRISM lab in May 2014.  She oversees subject participation from enrollment to completion, including recruiting and scheduling subjects, conducting clinic visits, and maintaining study databases. When not working in the lab, she can usually be found at a local coffee shop enjoying iced coffee or bubble tea with a friend, practicing Mandarin with language study-buddies, or writing or singing a song with her sister.

 

Alise Hoelscher, BS Alise is a research technician associate with the PRISM Lab. She has been with the lab since 2012. Alise holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Health Services and will graduate in June of 2015 with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University. Her duties include actigraphy, data entry and management, and general office duties. She is also referred to as “the art department” and is our go-to graphic designer.

 

 

Melissa Krug, BS Melissa is a research technician associate with the PRISM Lab. She began working with the lab in August of 2014. She graduated from Michigan State University with B.S. in Human Biology and plans on attending accelerated nursing school in the fall of 2015 to earn a second Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. Her responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling subjects, actigraphy, data entry, and general office duties. Melissa is currently the voice of the PRISM Lab as she operates the research subject line and answers many questions from our subjects.

 
Alumni

Tamer Abuhalawah, University of Michigan, Class of 2017: Tamer was a 2013-2014 UROP student and part-time research assistant with the PRISM Lab. He collaborated with Olivia Reed, a fellow UROP student, in developing an instructional video for research subjects to use an activity monitor and collected satisfaction data about the video. Tamer is currently in his sophomore year at UM studying Economics and Psychology.    

 

 

 

Ethan Kolderman   2008-2013
Projects: Ethan won a blue ribbon for his UROP poster in 2009; he also became a research assistant and site coordinator for PRISMLab.
Where are they now? Ethan will receive his M.S. in Hospital Microbiology for the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health in 2014
 

Melissa Levoska 2009-2013
Projects: Melissa was a UROP student, a part time research assistant, completed a senior thesis and became a full time study coordinator with the PRISMLab. She has also been a co-author on a publication with Dr. Murphy.
Where are they now? Melissa will graduate from the Wayne State School of Medicine in 2017
 

Sarah Stephens 2012-2013
Projects: Sarah completed a senior thesis with the PRISMLab as well as being a research assistant.
Where are they now? Sarah will graduate from the University of Michigan Flint Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2017.
 

Erica Parkinson 2009-2013
Projects: Erica was a UROP student, a work study student and a research assistant for PRISMLab.
Where are they now? Erica was accepted early to the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work Master’s Program. She took a year off before starting her M.S. to join the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She will change the world.
 

Olivia Reed, University of Michigan, Class of 2017
Projects: Olivia was a 2013-2014 UROP student with the PRISM lab! She collaborated with Tamer Abuhalawah, a fellow UROP student, in developing an instructional video for research subjects to use an activity monitor and collected satisfaction data about the video. She plans to pursue studies in health care.
 

Louissa Villaroman, Madonna University, Class of 2014
Projects: Louissa was a student intern with PRISMLab from the summer of 2013-May 2014. Her project was to develop an internship program curriculum for the lab. She plans to become a doctor and teach medicine.
 

Kristin Pickup, BS
Kristin was a research technician associate with the PRISM Lab from August 2013-June 2014. Her responsibilities included site coordination, subject assessment, conducting study visits and maintaining study databases. In the spring of 2014, she transitioned to a coordinator role with Dr. Anna Kratz, a collaborator of Dr. Murphy’s, and is working on the PASS Project, a project looking at the dynamics of pain acceptance, well-being, and functioning in patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).