The Smith Child Health Center Catalyst provides activation energy to advance community and population health, outcomes research and evaluation focused on children and families within Lurie Children's and beyond. The Catalyst team includes scientific leads and content experts who have the knowledge, resources, and skills to support a broad range of quantitative research, qualitative research, and evaluation-related work.
If you are looking to begin or enhance your research or evaluation efforts with the Catalyst team, please complete the form below.
Michelle L. Macy, MD, MS Director, Mary Ann & J. Milburn Smith Child Health Outcomes, Research and Evaluation Center, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Adam B. Becker, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine (Public Health Practice), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Evaluation Lead, Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy Communities
Adolfo J. Ariza, MD, Director, Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG)
Michael S. Carroll, PhD, Director, Computational Informatics and Visualization Laboratory, and Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Soyang Kwon, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Marie E. Heffernan, PhD, Associate Director of Voices of Child Health in Chicago
Emily R. Golbeck, MBA, CCRP, Associate Director of Programs for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Patricia Z. Labellarte, MPH, Manager of Evaluation Programs
Leo Barrera, MPH, Epidemiologist
Ashley A. Hayes, Behavioral Research Coordinator II