Stephen Stacey (Fellowship Co-Director)

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship

Bio: Dr. Stephen K Stacey, DO is a family physician and Director of Osteopathic Education at the La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency Program in La Crosse, WI. He is passionate about primary care research and expanding the role that family physicians play in the lives of patients, communities and health systems. He is married to Emily Stacey and is the father of five energetic children. He loves all kinds of outdoor adventures, especially trail running in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.

Peter Seidenberg (Fellowship Co-Director)

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship

Bio: Dr. Peter Seidenberg is a Family Medicine physician at Ochsner LSU Health. He has been Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at LSU Health Shreveport since May 2020. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and grew up in Manalapan, NJ. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from King's College, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He completed his medical degree at Milton S. Hershey Penn State College of Medicine and his family medicine internship and residency at the Scott Air Force Base - St. Louis University Family Medicine Residency Program. He accomplished his sports medicine training with the National Capital Consortium with Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. He is a 13-year Air Force veteran who has served stateside, in Latin America, and the Middle East. He is board certified in family medicine and primary care sports medicine and is a registered musculoskeletal ultrasonographer. He also has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, MN and completed the LEADS (Leadership Education for Academic Development and Success) Fellowship through the Association of Departments of Family Medicine.

Dean Seehusen

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship

Bio:Dr. Dean Seehusen earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington. He is a Tripler Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency graduate and the Madigan Army Medical Center Faculty Development Fellowship in Family Medicine. Dr. Seehusen served 21 years as an Active Duty physician in the United States Army. He is a decorated combat veteran of wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a Board Certification from the American Board of Family Medicine and holds active licenses to practice medicine in Georgia and South Carolina. Dr. Seehusen is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine and an Associate Medical Editor of the American Family Physician. He is the inaugural fellowship director of the ABFM Research and Editing Fellowship. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. Dr. Seehusen is currently a professor and Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia.

Lynn Meadows

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship


William "Bill" Sawaya (Business Advisor)

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship

Bio: William Sawaya is an associate professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management of Bowling Green State University, and is currently the Department Chair. He holds a PhD in Business Administration with an emphasis in Operations and Management Science and a supporting field of Strategy from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Bowling Green State University he was an assistant professor at Texas A&M University and a post-doctoral researcher at Cornell University.  He has a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Engineering with minor in Business from Brigham Young University. His current research focuses are on decision making in complex environments such as supply networks and other multi-stakeholder and multi-objective systems, the use of technology in supply chain systems, the use of quality tools in improvement efforts, sustainable operations, and developing robust systems.

Deborah Cohen

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship

Bio: Dr. Cohen uses her qualitative expertise on mixed methods teams to look at how improvements are implemented in primary care practices, to identify what changes are made, and to compare the effectiveness of observed practice change on process and outcome measures. She has led mixed methods teams to understand and tackle the complicated problems related to implementing and disseminating new innovations and important quality improvements in primary care practice related to prevention and health behavior change, behavioral, mental health and chronic care.

She has a Ph.D. in communication, where she studied interpersonal and organizational communication. She was trained in a range of qualitative data collection methods, and was trained to analyze qualitative and quantitative data, but her emphasis was on using a range of approaches to analyze qualitative data, with an emphasis in ethnomethodology and conversation analysis.

Ian Bennett

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship

Bio: I am a family physician and health services researcher with a focus clinically (and for research) on maternal child health. As a professor at the University of Washington in the departments of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Global Health I study the implementation and sustainment of evidence practices with particular expertise in perinatal mental health and risk of suicide. In September of 2023 I will be transitioning to medical director of the Vallejo Clinic of Family Health Services of Solano County, an FQHC organization serving historically underserved communities, but will continue at the UW running several grants aligned with this work and co-director of the NIMH funded Psychiatry in Primary Care T32 fellowship focused on research on integrated behavioral health.

Binyamin "Benny" Cooper (Business Advisor)

2022-2023 BRC Fellowship
  • Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Bio: I am an experienced quantitative organizational researcher with 10+ years of experience, primarily focused on issues that affect how individuals and groups perceive, process and effectively navigate challenging interpersonal conversations. The main objective of my research and teaching is to promote growth in organizations through adaptive interpersonal communication. Through my research, I aim to elucidate novel associations and interventions within the workplace mistreatment, honesty and resilience literatures, with a particular interest in when and how specific forms of communication (verbal and/or nonverbal) can be harmful or helpful in navigating difficult conversations. Through my work I hope to influence rising generations to be better and more supportive leaders. 

Prior to starting my Ph.D., I worked as an organizational analyst for two years in Israel serving clients in the high-tech, healthcare, auto and financial industries.