Bio: Brandon Hidaka completed the MD-PhD program at the University of Kansas, where his graduate training in nutrition and statistics focused on how diet influences breast cancer risk. After completing residency in Seattle at Kaiser Permanente Washington (formerly Group Health Cooperative), he joined the faculty of the Mayo Clinic Family Medicine Residency program in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He serves as a primary care physician for a panel of patients, precepts regularly, periodically supervises the inpatient team, and leads the program’s quality improvement and research efforts. His active research interests include primary care health services research, graduate medical education, and how to manage viral upper respiratory infections from an evolutionary perspective.
Bio: Alexis Coulourides-Kogan, Ph.D. (she/her/hers), is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Director of Research for the Division of Street Medicine. She also holds a joint appointment at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She is a Fellow of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and affiliate member of the USC Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation. Dr. Coulourides-Kogan is a mixed-methods health systems researcher focused on translation and measurement of person-centered models of care and education for older adults and individuals with serious illness. Her work focuses on street- and home-based models of care to better meet the physical health and social needs of older adult patients, patients with serious illness, and their caregivers.
Bio: Karen Lutrick, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Family and Community Medicine in the College of Medicine – Tucson. She has expertise in ED/ICU Clinical trials, disaster medicine research, and health equity. She is currently working on several CDC- and NIH-funded clinical and community trials seeking to understand acute and persistent COVID-19, household transmission of COVID-19 and influenza, and COVID-19 and Influenza vaccine effectiveness.
Bio: Joan Ilardo, PhD, LMSW is the Director of Research Initiatives for the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Human Medicine and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Family Medicine where she is on the faculty of the Division of Geriatrics. She serves on the Patient Access committee for the MSU Clinical practice. She facilitates faculty collaborations in health services research and leads several research projects on patient-provider partnerships and coordinating medical practice and community-based supports and services. Prior to joining the College of Human Medicine in 2009, Dr. Ilardo directed the MSU School of Social Work’s MSW program and taught graduate courses in Research Methods and Administrative Practice Skills. She was a Senior Consultant at Health Management Associates for 12 years. She served as the Director of Patient Information at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Ilardo is a member of the steering committee of the Michigan Dementia Coalition and chairs its Healthcare System and Provider Education Committee. She served six years on the 15-member Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging. Dr. Ilardo earned a Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of Illinois, a Master’s and PhD in Social Work from Michigan State University.
Bio: Randy Foss, MD is a practicing rural family physician who works for Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City, MN. He completed his residency at North Colorado Family Medicine after graduation from Medical School at the University of Minnesota. He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Mayo and serves as the Family Medicine Department’s Research Chair for the Southeast Minnesota region. His research is focused on healthcare delivery and rural health.