Elisheva Danan, MD, MPH
Dr. Danan is a primary care physician and health services researcher at the Minneapolis VA Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research (CCDOR). Her current work focuses on developing and implementing trauma-sensitive, patient-centered primary and preventive healthcare practices for women who have experienced sexual assault. Prior research addressed expanding access to evidence-based smoking cessation treatments and overcoming barriers to quitting for women and low socioeconomic status smokers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, completed a Master of Public Health in Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, and served as an internal medicine resident and chief resident at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She then completed an Advanced Fellowship in Health Services Research at the Minneapolis VA. Elisheva is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Cory Schaffhausen, PhD, MS
Dr. Schaffhausen completed a Master’s degree from the Stanford Joint Program in Design and has over 6 years of industry experience developing healthcare technology. In 2015, he completed a PhD in engineering from the University of Minnesota and created new methods to identify unmet stakeholder needs, including within healthcare environments. His current research position at Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute focuses on providing organ transplant candidates with patient friendly resources to make informed treatment decisions. His work follows an interdisciplinary approach to applying design thinking processes in healthcare research. His research interests are to improve efficiency and outcomes in health systems through data-driven patient and provider decisions, and Cory will spend time as an MN-LHS scholar creating tools to help liver transplant candidates prepare for an organ offer decision.