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Sally A Jolles, MA

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MADISON, WI 53792-0001

Sally A Jolles, MA

Assistant Researcher

Education

  • Postgraduate study, Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011-14
  • MA, Cultural Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
  • MA, International Affairs: Asian Studies, Florida State University, 2008
  • BA, History, Minor: Sociology, Music, Presbyterian College, 2006

Sally Jolles is an Assistant Researcher in the Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. As a trained cultural anthropologist, Sally has expertise in field research, which includes ethnography, observation, participant-observation, and in-depth interviews. Sally is interested in the intersection of health, public policy, and minority rights. To that end, she has conducted fieldwork in China, Germany, and the United States.

Sally joined WiSOR in 2014 and conducts health services research focused on surgical education, patient-provider decision-making, and health disparities research. She recently completed work as a project manager on Project ADOPT, a novel surgical training program that used simulation, hands-on practice, and surgical coaching to teach practicing surgeons a new procedure.

Sally has held a dual (WOC) appointment at the William S. Middleton Veteran Affairs Hospital since 2014 where she has worked on a five-year grant that seeks to identify and address barriers to bariatric surgery within VA. Sally’s skills include project management, regulatory compliance, clinical database design and development, formative assessment, development of logic models, chart review, design and development of interview guides and surveys, conducting semi-structured interviews & focus groups, inductive and deductive coding, qualitative data analysis, writing and editing grants and manuscripts, and conducting in-depth literature reviews. Sally has experience using Atlas.ti, NVivo, REDCap, and Qualtrics.

PI: Luke Funk, MD, MPH

Publications: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term="

Grants

Title: Identifying and Addressing Barriers to Bariatric Surgery within VA Division within the department: General Surgery Funding agency: VA Health Services Research and Development (HSR&D) PI: Luke Funk, MD, MPH Project summary: This research project seeks to identify and understand the barriers to bariatric surgery utilization within VA by interviewing 75 providers and patients. Feedback will be used to create a tool that will help severely obese Veterans make weight management treatment decisions based on their personal preferences and values. Feedback will also be used to identify systems level barriers to bariatric surgery utilization within VA.

End date: 06/31/2021

Title: Project ADOPT: Assuring and Defining Outcomes through Procedural Training

Division within the department: General Surgery

Funding Agency: Medtronic

PIs: Carla Pugh, MD, PhD; Jacob Greenberg, MD, EdM; Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH

Project summary: This project was a novel surgical training program specializing in laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair that involved simulation, hands-on practice, and surgical coaching. Participants who primarily conducted open inguinal hernia repairs used this program to adopt this new laparoscopic approach.

End Date: 7/01/2016

Title: Understanding Primary Care Physician Perspectives on Severe Obesity

Division within the department: General Surgery

Funding Agency: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) research grant

PI: Luke Funk, MD, MPH

Project summary: This project was a focus group study that elicited primary care physicians’ attitudes on severe obesity in both rural and urban primary care settings.

End Date: 7/1/2015

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