Shannon McDermott, PhD
Shannon McDermott is a research professional with over a decade of experience designing, managing, and conducting research and evaluation projects in health and human services. Shannon completed her PhD in Social Work at UNSW in Sydney, Australia. Before joining Kaiser Permanente as a Research Project Manager, she worked as a teaching academic and research fellow at the University of Sydney conducting applied research projects in areas of homelessness, mental health, and older adults. Shannon is skilled in qualitative and mixed methods research projects, quality improvement, curriculum design and evaluation, grant writing, budgeting and tracking expenditure, and producing scholarly deliverables.
Brooke Harris, PhD
Brooke Harris, PhD holds a Master of Science and doctoral degree in clinical psychology and is a research project manager in the graduate medical education (GME) department at Kaiser Permanente San Jose. She has over 15 years of experience in the conduct of clinical research examining substance use disorders and comorbid psychiatric disorders over the lifespan with both adults and children and in mentoring students from a variety of professions (e.g., Clinical Psychology, Health Care Administration, Public Health, as well as Medical Students and Residents). Her primary role with Kaiser Permanente San Jose is mentoring medical residents, students, and faculty in scholarly activity and as such she supports research and quality improvement projects from initial inception to receiving institutional approvals to data collection to data analysis and dissemination. She also provides behavioral health lectures for Family Medicine Residents and rotating Medical Residents on topics such as Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Katherine Dang, M.S., M.A.S.
Katherine Dang is the Research Project Manager for Kaiser Napa-Solano that serves cities of Vallejo, Fairfield, Napa, Benicia, Vacaville and Dixon. Her duty is to educate and advise the faculty and residents of the Family Medicine and Podiatry Residency programs on conducting clinical and community-based research and quality improvement projects. She is also the director of the Napa-Solano Public Health Internship, which is comprised of public health graduates and undergraduates from universities all over the United States, such as Yale, Touro, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, San Jose State, and Emory University. Kat is fortunate to also serve as Community Research Director of the Kaiser Medical Scholars Pathway, which is a pipeline program serving Napa Valley and Solano Community College students from underserved and marginalized backgrounds. She is privileged to have a position to be able to help better the communities we live in.
Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Alyce S. Adams is a Research Scientist III, Associate Director, Health Care Delivery and Policy, and Director of Faculty Development at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California, as well as Professor, Health Systems Science, Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Focusing on healthcare disparities, her interdisciplinary research examines suboptimal treatment outcomes among older adults with chronic conditions. Dr. Adams works collaboratively with patients, communities, clinicians and policymakers to facilitate intentional stakeholder engagement at all stages of the research process. Prior to joining the Division of Research in 2008, Dr. Adams was on faculty at Harvard Medical School where she received awards from Harvard and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for her mentorship of graduate students and fellows. She has a PhD in Health Policy and a Master of Public Policy degree, both from Harvard University.