Dr. Binns has directed the PPRG since 1997. Serving as a Principle Investigator for research projects, she directs the project designs, oversees the implementation of project activities at practice sites, designs tracking systems for proper data analysis, and ensures that grant and program requirements are met. Dr. Binns also serves as a co-investigator, working as a liaison between practices and principle investigators in other PPRG projects. In addition, she supervises studies led by medical students, pediatric residents, and pediatric fellows, providing a valuable training opportunity for future pediatric professionals.
Dr. Ariza is the associate director of the PPRG. He serves as a Principle Investigator on several projects, and as the associate director, he oversees the day-to-day operations of many of the PPRG projects. He also serves as a liaison between the practice staff and the technical computer subcontractor (Samko Design Inc). In addition, he performs/oversees the translation of data instruments into Spanish.
Mrs. Lyons is the administrative director for the PPRG. She serves as a liaison between the PPRG central office and the project practice sites for all aspects of project implementation. She handles the day-to-day operations of the programs and communication between the office and practice sites and for maintaining compliance with CMH personnel matters. She also conducts routine administrative matters in coordination with the Principal Investigators and practices.
Mr. Thomson is the research coordinator for the PPRG. He maintains the PPRG contact and project database, prepares and maintains data survey tools as directed, and schedules the research associates' visits to the practices. He also handles the daily administrative activities of the projects such as ordering supplies, processing expense reimbursements, and monitoring budgets. In addition, he serves as a liaison between the PPRG staff and the Children’s Memorial Hospital operation departments.
Our research associates deal directly with the patients conducting a variety of surveys in both English and Spanish. Some of their responsibilities involve enrolling parents in the project, collecting visit observation data, collecting survey data, data entry, and preparing visual presentation and data collection instruments as directed.