Staff

Julie Braungart-Rieker

Director
Julie Braungart-Rieker, Ph.D.

Contact: jbraunga@nd.edu or 574-631-0884

  • Oversees all staff positions
  • Works with faculty groups in planning collaborative research projects
  • Plans speaker series and other center events
  • Coordinates brown-bag meetings among faculty and students

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Associate Director, Data Management Specialist
Jennifer Burke Lefever, Ph.D.

Contact: jburke2@nd.edu or 574-631-8595

  • Supports director with planning and implementing research projects
  • Oversees data from multiple sites
  • Works closely with IT support on security issues (confidentiality of sensitive data)
  • Oversees grant-paid staff in handling the collected data (interview data, survey data, observational data) and in setting up databases for various types of statistical analyses

John Borkowski

Translational Research Consultant
John Borkowski, Ph.D.

Contact: borkowski.1@nd.edu or 574-631-6549

  • Assists faculty in procuring research grants (advice on design, reading proposals, handling reviewer feedback, etc.) particularly those that involve translational research.
  • Facilitates the director in planning of collaborative translational research grants among the CCF’s affiliated faculty

Jennifer Cummings

Clinical and Behavioral Assessor
Jennifer Cummings, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Contact: jcummin1@nd.edu or 574-631-3404

  • Assesses and evaluates projects involving clinical participants
  • Supports work involving translational research
  • Trains graduate students on assessing and coding of clinically relevant behaviors

Jeanne Mattei

Coordinator for Participant Recruitment and Community Liaison
Jeanne Mattei, MSW

Contact: jmattei@nd.edu or 574-631-0950

  • Serves as a liaison with the community (schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, WIC, United Way, Head Start, etc.) and Principal Investigators and facilitates the recruitment of research participants
  • Maintains communications with agencies
  • Helps coordinate the timing of multiple projects that target the same population
  • Facilitates outreach projects

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Center Program Coordinator
Terri Sweeney

Contact: tsweene3@nd.edu or 574-631-0959

  • Coordinates write-up of new grants and re-submissions
  • Writes progress reports to funding agencies
  • Manages the financial side of the various grants budgets
  • Serves as a receptionist of the facility
  • Supports day-to-day center-related activities