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Linda  Cherney Stafford, MPH

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(608) 263-1533

MC 1690
MADISON, WI 53792-0001

Linda Cherney Stafford, MPH

Associate Researcher


  • B.S., Dietetics, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
  • M.P.H., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Prior to my position at WiSOR, I worked for 8 years in Health Services Research for HealthPartners Research Foundation, Bloomington, MN. My main project was using Continuous Quality Improvement to improve diabetes care at the clinic level. More recently, I worked for 3 years as a research coordinator for the UW Hospital. I was a member of the mobile research team which coordinated clinical trials throughout the hospital on a 24/7 schedule. I developed a relationship with the UW Office of Clinical Trials and the UWHC Clinical Research Unit (CRU). Now as a WiSOR researcher, I have worked for multiple investigators on projects from clinical trials to qualitative research. I have experience in:

- HealthLink-development of data collection tools and chart abstraction
- Qualitiative interviewing and analysis
- Database development-entering/cleaning of data and basic analysis (REDCap, Excel, Access)
- Clinical trials (local and multi-site) recruitment, data collection, database management, study coordination
- Health Services Research: protocol development, tool development, data collection, basic analysis, study coordination
- Survey research: tool development, coordination, and mailing
- IRB applications
- Data requests: Department of Surgery and UWHC
- VA access: IRB submissions, data requests, data collection
- Abstract and manuscript preparation, development, and submission

Current and former PIs: Daniel Abbott, Anne Lidor, David Schneider, Pediatric Surgery group (Charles Leys, Hau Le, Jonathan Kohler, and Peter Nichol), and Emily Winslow Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System