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Idaho State University

ICHR Core Team

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Rick Tivis, MPH

ICHR Assistant Director/Biostatistician and Associate Professor, Research


In addition to being the Assistant Director of ICHR, Rick assists with all aspects of statistical analysis, from initial design (including assistance with writing analysis section for grant applications) to final analysis. He offers expertise in large datasets.

Strategic Advisors

Working in collaboration with Rick Tivis, the following faculty and staff help guide the direction and daily operations of the Idaho Health Research Center.

Patricia Marincic, PhD

Professor and Associate Vice President for Health Science, ISU-Meridian

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Renee Robinson, PharmD, MPH, MSPharm

Associate Professor, Pharmacy

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Elaine Nguyen PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCACP

Assistant Professor, Pharmacy

Barb Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND

Assistant Professor and Chair, Nutrition & Dietetics

Health Sciences Grant Writer, Mary van Muelken

Mary van Muelken

Grant Writer, KDHS