HPLA Dialogue - June 16, 2021 (Online)

May 24, 2021, 10:21 AM by Dylan Lancaster
UTMB’s Office of the President presents a Health Policy Dialogue on:

The "ALL of US" Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

This free webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from Noon to 1:00pm. Speakers at this event are:

  • Courtney Wallin, PhD, Researcher Engagement Lead -  All of Us Research Program.
  • Adrienne Roman, PhD, Project Manager at Vanderbilt University Medical Center - All of Us Research Program.


More Information on our speakers: 

Courtney Wallin, PhD  -  Dr. Courtney Wallin is the Outreach Lead at the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. In this role, she leads efforts to raise awareness about the value of the All of Us dataset, engage researchers from a broad range of communities, and cultivate program partnerships.

Prior to joining the program, Dr. Wallin held a position at the National Institute on Aging, where she served as a liaison to a variety of stakeholders with interest in aging research and public health policy issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Wallin came to the National Institutes of Health through the Presidential Management Fellows Program, during which she held a six-month detail supporting strategic efforts leading up to All of Us’s national launch in May 2018.

Dr. Wallin earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the George Washington University studying age-related differences in visual representations and saccade patterns during real-world distance judgments. While pursuing her doctorate, she served as a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow at the George Washington University as well as an Endeavour Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Dr. Wallin also holds degrees in Biology and Psychology from Providence College.


Adrienne Roman, PhD  -  Dr. Adrienne Roman is a Project Manager at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Roman’s graduate research at Indiana University focused on investigating the effects of sensory deprivation on cognitive development in children with hearing loss and received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 2015.

She continued her work as a postdoctoral researcher in the Hearing and Speech Sciences Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining the All of Us Data and Research Center in January 2020. At the Data and Research Center, Dr. Roman focuses her efforts on researcher support and outreach with the goal of creating educational and training materials for researchers to facilitate successful utilization of the Researcher Workbench and All of Us dataset in their research.