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College of Nursing

Research Team


Dr. Bernie Pinto Dr. Bernardine Pinto, Principal Investigator

  • Oversees the overall scientific integrity of the study
  • Oversees the conduct of research is in accordance with federal regulations and university and sponsoring agency policies and procedures
  • Provides oversight to all aspects of the study
  • Ensures compliance with IRB policies and procedures

Sheryl Mitchell Dr. Sheryl Mitchell, Co-Investigator

  • Provides guidance on participants’ eligibility for the study
  • Provides guidance on all medical issues that might arise with study participants
  • Assists with study recruitment efforts


Kimberly Rawlinson Kimberly Rawlinson, Project Manager
  • Assist PI in maintaining the overall scientific integrity of the study
  • Supervises daily operations of the study
  • Responsible for coordinating coach and participant recruitment
  • Ensures protocols are followed during coach and participant recruitment and data collection
  • Serves as liaison with the American Cancer Society
  • Manages the grant fiscal records and responsibilities
  Shira Dunsiger, PhD
Miriam Hospital & W. Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  Chris Breault, BS
Data Systems Analyst
Miriam Hospital


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