Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC)
Heather Marsh, MA, is the Administrative Officer (AO) for CIVIC. She joined CIVIC in 2015 as a Research Associate/Study Coordinator with Dr. Teo's team before stepping into the AO position in 2018. In this role, Heather oversees the administration and management of the Center, including HR, budget, compliance, reporting, pre- and post-award grants management, O&IT, and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining CIVIC, Heather worked as a Project Manager and Quality Improvement Coordinator for a marketing firm and before that, while in graduate school, worked as a Social Science Analyst at the U.S. Census Bureau. Heather received her MA in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and her BA in Sociology and Philosophy from St. Lawrence University.
Beau Edwards, BS is a Research Assistant with the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University in 2017. He joined CIVIC in 2018 primarily as an administrative employee to support the Center and its operations. In this role he helps to manage CIVIC's weekly research seminar series, serves as technical support for virtual meetings, and supports the fellowship program directors. Beau serves on CIVIC's Research Communications Committee as the managing editor for CIVIC's Research Newsletter. He is CIVIC's primary website developer, website content manager, and social media manager.
Arielle Hughes, MS, has a background in social and clinical psychology research. She completed her BA and MS in Psychology at the University of North Florida. Her graduate research focused on personality traits and psychopathology. She also studied nonverbal behavior and personality differences in dyadic interactions. She joined the Center to Improve Veteran Involvement in Care (CIVIC) in 2021 as a Health Science Specialist and Grants Coordinator.
Chris Larsen, BS has worked as a Research Assistant for CIVIC since 2020. Prior to CIVIC, he graduated from Portland State University with a Bacherlors of Science in Biology. He helps out with many projects across CIVIC and is proud to be involved with the CIVIC Newsletter, DEI Research Workgroup, and Social Committee. Chris has contributed his own research on type 1 diabetes interventions and hopes to continue conducting research on public health and translational science.