Lindsey Thompson is the Principal Research Manager for the Health Services Research Program within the Children’s Discovery & Innovation Institute. In this capacity, she works with program faculty throughout the research project lifecycle, including proposal development, administration of grant funds, project coordination and research management, supervision of research staff, research dissemination, and grant reporting. She received her MPH from UCLA in Community Health Sciences, as well as an MS from Yale University in Evolutionary Biology, and is a trained Project Management professional. She has nearly ten years of project management and project development experience, working with community-based organizations and at risk populations throughout Los Angeles County. In the past, she has worked for the UCLA/RAND Prevention Research Center, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and the Pasadena City Health Department.
Frances Barry is a data analyst for the Health Services Research Program with the Children’s Discovery & Innovation Institute focusing on pulmonary research/studies. In this capacity, she provides programming support, data management and statistical analyses. Frances received a BSc in Statistics and Computer Science from University College Cork (Ireland), and has two Masters in Statistics, one each from Oxford (England) and Yale and a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She has over 25 years of experience working with data in both corporate and academic settings. Frances also has a psychotherapy private practice where she specializes in working with children ages 5 to 12 and their caregivers.
Lorena Porras-Javier is a Project Manager for the Pediatric Delivery System Design program at Mattel Children’s Discovery & Innovation Institute. She manages a 3-year Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded research project to develop and test a telehealth system to integrate primary care and specialty behavioral health care for children in low-income communities in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Porras-Javier manages the community partnership and research efforts for this project as well as others in the Delivery System Design Program. She and the research team work in collaboration with their community partners to implement and evaluate innovations in healthcare delivery. She received her MPH from UCLA in Community Health Sciences. Her research interests focus on creating community partnerships to combat inequities in health and healthcare for underserved populations.
Christopher Biely, MS
Statistician, Health Services Research Program
Christopher Biely is a statistician for the Health Services Research Program in the Children’s Discovery & Innovation Institute. He provides programming support, data management, and statistical analysis for faculty research projects. He received his MS in biostatistics and his BA in anthropology from UCLA. He has extensive experience with program/project development, management, and evaluation in academic and non-profit settings serving vulnerable and underserved populations.