Measures and Methods to Advance the Science of Teaming and Coordination in Cancer Care (Speaker Bios)

Speaker Bios

  • Veronica Chollette
    Veronica Chollette, RN, MS
    Program Director, NIH

    Veronica Chollette, RN, MS is a Program Director in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) of the Healthcare Delivery Research Program. She has been managing a portfolio of grants at NCI for over 30 years. In HSIRB, her training and experience allow her to manage NCI-funded social and behavioral research directed at multiple contextual levels to improve rates of cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination; factors associated with disparities in Prostate Cancer, PSA screening and the downstream consequences following screening; and studies that improve interprofessional teamwork in healthcare delivery. She is a co-lead of the Healthcare Teams Initiative, which addresses multiple strategies to improve patient outcomes through the delivery of healthcare grounded in principles of evidence-based team research. Ms. Chollette received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and master’s degree in health systems management from George Mason University.

  • Michelle Doose
    Michelle Doose, Ph.D., M.P.H
    Program Director, National Cancer Institute

    Michelle Doose, Ph.D., M.P.H, serves as a program director in the Office of Cancer Survivorship at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and holds a secondary appointment in the Health Communication and Informatics Research Branch of the Behavioral Research Program at NCI. As a program director, Dr. Doose is responsible for advancing cancer survivorship research and supporting programs and initiatives to promote health equity and improve the health of populations that experience cancer disparities. She is particularly interested in advancing the science of care coordination within and across healthcare teams and health system boundaries to improve health outcomes and quality of care for cancer survivors. Dr. Doose has applied epidemiological methods to study the composition and complexity of multidisciplinary care teams, team effectiveness, and care fragmentation from a health system perspective using primary and secondary data sources, including surveys, interviews, medical records, claims data, and cancer registries.

  • Nicholas Faris
    Nicholas R Faris, M.Div.
    Program Coordinator - Global Hematology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Department of Global Pediatric Medicine

    Nick Faris is a Program Coordinator for the Global Hematology team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the department of Global Pediatric Medicine. Before joining St. Jude, he was a member of the Baptist Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology team in Memphis, TN, for more than a decade. During that time, he worked in several leadership positions, most recently as the department Director. In that role, he helped coordinate system-level efforts to design, implement, and improve clinical programs spanning the care continuum, from tobacco cessation to survivorship. All efforts served the team’s vision to eliminate lung cancer stigma and mortality for all people. That team’s work has received international attention and millions in grant and philanthropic support. Nick has also served as a member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Patient Advocacy Committee, the National Lung Cancer Roundtable’s (NLCRT) National Stigma Summit and the NLCRT Survivorship Committee. He is particularly interested in supporting large-scale interventions at the intersection of epidemiology, dissemination and implementation science, and team science.

  • John Mathieu
    John Mathieu, Ph.D.
    Professor of Management, University of Connecticut

    John Mathieu is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, where he also holds the GE Capital Chair in Business. His primary areas of interest include models of team and multi-team effectiveness, leadership, training effectiveness, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has conducted work with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies (e.g., NRC, NASA, FAA, DOT), and numerous public and private organizations. Dr. Mathieu has over 150 publications, 350 presentations at national and international conferences, and has been a PI or Co-PI on over $12M in grants and contracts. He is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, American Psychological Association, and the Academy of Management. He serves on numerous editorial boards and has guest edited special volumes of top-level journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Old Dominion University.

    Dr. Mathieu is a leading scholar on multi-level investigations having published top-tier articles on: the evolution and future of the paradigm, the construct validity of aggregate variables, multi-level homology, numerous empirical investigations, and co-edited a special issue of Academy of Management on multi-level issues. He is adept at measurement development, multi-level SEM analyses, and quasi-experimental and longitudinal designs. He has authored seminal works on team composition, processes and emergent states, shared mental models, charting, and multi-team systems. He has conducted research on team and unit level phenomena with Army populations for over 20 years, and served as a PI or CO-PI on numerous Army grants and contracts.

  • Sallie Weaver
    Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, MHS
    Senior Scientist & Program Director, Health Systems & Interventions Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Div. of Cancer Control & Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

    Sallie J. Weaver, PhD, MHS, is a Senior Scientist and Program Director in the Health Systems and Interventions Research Branch (HSIRB) at the National Cancer Institute. Sallie manages and conducts research focused on organizational factors that influence clinical team performance, and interventions designed to optimize patient safety, care quality, and coordination within and across health system boundaries. She co-directs the NCI Healthcare Teams & Teamwork Processes in Cancer Care Delivery initiative that aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of people facing cancer through research on teaming in cancer care and translation of evidence-based team performance and care coordination interventions into practice. Sallie’s interests also include research addressing disparities in care quality and access. She also currently supports the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences Rural Cancer Control Research initiatives.