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HERO Research
 


One of the three foundational focuses of HERO is the facilitation of actionable research to move the science and understanding of employee health management forward. Each year, the HERO Research Committee and other HERO members interested in research meet to discuss important research issues of the day, review research HERO has completed and has in progress, and advise on a potential research agenda for the coming year.  

It then becomes the responsibility of the HERO Research Advisory Group (RAG) to blend this advice with their own observations to create the research agenda for the coming year. The HERO Research Agenda and Addendum detail the 2013 research agenda based on this process.  

If your organization is interested in helping HERO fund current or future research, consider joining the HERO Research Partners. Details are available in the HERO Research Agenda. We enlist your support to continue to make progress in building knowledge in this field to help employers make decisions in creating and sustaining effective programs for their employees.  

To submit a project for the Research Committee to consider, please complete the Research Proposal application form and return it to jerry.noyce@the-hero.org.  To review abstracts on completed HERO research projects visit the Studies page. We thank all of those who contributed their time and energy to the creation of the HERO Research Agenda.

HERO would like to recognize the members of the Research committees

Research Advisory Group

 
David Anderson PhD
Senior VP & Chief Health Officer
StayWell Health Management
  
Doug Metz DC
Executive VP & Chief Health Services Officer
Healthyroads, Inc
Rhonda Willingham (Co-Chair)
Executive Vice President
Alere
  
Ken Pelletier PhD, MD
Clinical Professor, Medicine, Family Med., & Psych
University of Arizona
Cathy Baase MD
Global Director, Health Services
Dow Chemical Company
  
Jim Pope
Executive VP & Chief Science Officer
Healthways
Andy Crighton MD (Co-Chair)
VP, Human Resources, Chief Medical Officer
Prudential Financial
  
Nico Pronk PhD
VP & Health Science Officer
JourneyWell HealthPartners
Vicki George
National Executive Director, Program Evaluation
HealthWorks & Product Innovation
Kaiser Permanente
     
Dennis Richling MD
Chief Medical Officer
HealthFitness
Ron Goetzel PhD
VP, Consulting & Applied Research
Truven Health Analytics
  
Seth Serxner PhD MPH
Chief Health Officer
Optum
Fikry Isaac MD, MPH
Executive Director, Worldwide Health Services & Resources
Johnson & Johnson
   
 Laurie Whitsel PhD
Director of Policy Research
American Heart Association
Rebecca Kelly PhD, RD
Director, Health Promotion & Wellness
University of Alabama
  
Bob Winfield MD
Chief Health Officer
University of Michigan
Doug Knoop MD
Ex Medical Director & Ex. VP, Clinic Operat.
Healthstat, Inc
Eric Zimmerman
Director of Marketing
RedBrick Health
Research Study Sub Committee (RSS)  
Steven Noeldner PhD (Chair)
Partner
Mercer
  
Fikry Isaac MD, MPH
Executive Director
Worldwide Health Services & Resources Johnson & Johnson
Jessica Grossmeier PhD (Vice-Chair)
Vice President, Research
StayWell Health Management
  
Terry Karjainen PhD
Director, Research & Outcomes
Health Solutions
Melondie Carter DSN, RN
Assoc. Professor
UA Capstone College of Nursing University of Alabama
  
Adam Long PhD
Vice President, Research & Reporting
Health To You
Carter Coberley PhD
Director, Health Research & Outcomes
Healthway
  
Shawn Mason PhD
Associate Director
Research Outcomes and Data Analytics
Johnson & Johnson
Jennifer Flynn
Health Management Strategy Consultant
Mayo Clinic
  
Steve Merryman
Director of Analytics
WebMD Health Services
Stefan Gingerich
Research Associate
StayWell Health Management
   
John Nyman PhD
Professor, Division of Health Policy & Management
University of Minnesota
Dan Gold PhD
Principal
Mercer
  
Kristi Rahrig-Jenkins PhD, MPH
Program Evaluation Specialist, MHealthy Administration
University of Michigan
Greg Howe
Wellness Manager
Lincoln Industries
 

 

 

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