Research Staff & Support

Research staff at the Essentia Institute of Rural Health (EIRH) work to advance health care knowledge and make innovations in health care delivery. Our staff have the experience, knowledge, and education to ensure a successful research project, and are passionate about developing new ways to transform health care.

Research Scientists

Stephen Waring
Research Scientist
218-786-1280
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Pat Conway
Research Scientist
218-786-2149
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Irina Haller
Research Scientist
218-786-8185
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Daniel Saman
Research Scientist
218-786-1754
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Melissa Harry
Research Scientist
218-576-0714
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Research Support

Christine Leone
Non-Oncology Clinical Trials Manager
218-786-4869
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Tammie Mlodozyniec
Oncology Clinical Trials Manager
218-786-1018
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Deneice Kramer
Compliance Manager
218-576-0489
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Nancy Dold
Grants Manager
218-786-2698
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Paul Hitz
Research Informatics Supervisor
218-786-1008
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Kaitlyn Rikkola
Non-Oncology Clinical Trials Supervisor
218-786-2077
Email Kaitlyn Rikkola

Sherry King
Research Executive Assistant
218-786-3575
Email Sherry King