Meet the Team
Dr. Mari-Lynn Drainoni, PhD, MEd, serves as the co-director of CIIS, providing expertise in qualitative methods and implementation science and taking primary responsibility for planning of qualitative data collection, and leading the education component of CIIS, including development of an initial seminar series. Dr. Drainoni coordinates activities and conducts outreach to the School of Public Health and the VA
Dr. Allan J. Walkey, MD, MSc, serves as the co-director of the CIIS, providing expertise in quantitative methods and study design to evaluate improvement in healthcare delivery and taking primary responsibility for managing the relationship with the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Clinical Data Warehouse (CDW), coordinating pilot grant reviews, identifying quantitative data analysis expertise, and coordinating activities and conducting research within BMC and BUSM.
Ms. Erika L. Crable, MPH is a CIIS Research Fellow, with expertise in qualitative research methods, program evaluation and implementation science. She is responsible for leading the development of and managing research studies conducted by CIIS. She also develops tools and resources to support CIIS’s educational mission. Ms. Crable is a doctoral student in the Health Services Research program in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health.
Ms. Dea Biancarelli is a full time research assistant and part time MS student at Boston University School of Public Health. She is working on a wide range of projects that focus on implementation and quality improvement in care and is particularly interested in qualitative research. She assists in CIIS operations and admin, outreach, research and assisting researchers in developing tools for their projects.