Research Faculty & Staff

Jenenne Geske, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Director
(402) 559-6758

Research Interests:

  • Electronic health records research
  • Statistics
  • Research methods
Dr. Geske
Birgit Khandalavala, MD
Associate Professor
  • Patients: Please call me at
    Durham Outpatient Clinic: 559-7200

    Research Interests:

    • Obesity, diabetes, and their complications
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Obesity bias
    • Nutrition counseling
Dr. Khandalavala
Elisabeth Backer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Research Interests:

  • Preventive medicine
  • Women's health care
  • Rural medicine
  • Smoking cessation
Dr. Backer

Lizzy Gillespie, MS, MPH, MBA
Research Administrator
Nebraska AHEC Deputy Director
& Program Manager

Lizzy Gillespie

Hannah Christiansen MD
Assistant Professor

Research interests:

  • medical education
  • social determinants of health
  • clinical quality improvement
  • ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Dr. Hannah Christiansen

Liliana Bronner, MHSA, MBA
Assistant Professor
Clinical Education Manager  

(402) 559-4365

Research interests

  • interprofessional education (IPE)
  • collaborative group science
  • curriculum management and implementation
    • educational enrichment strategies
    • health science outreach and interventions
  • minority health disparities
 Liliana Bronner

Melanie Menning, MD, MPH
Associate Residency Program Director - Urban Underserved
Assistant Professor
OneWorld Community Health Center Assistant Medical Director
- Residency Clinic

  • Evaluating and addressing health disparties
  • Immigrant and refugee health
  • I have a MPH in Community Oriented Primary Care and utilize these skills to explore problems identified within the clinical setting at a popualation and community level. 
  • Many of my projects partner with community members and in particular one of our local Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Melanie Menning
T. Jason Meredith, MD, CAQSM

Research Interests: 

  • Sports Medicine
  • Medical Education
T. Jason Meredith, MD
Frauke Wilcox
Grants Administration Coordinator