As our organization continues to grow with new grants and projects, we’ve recently hired research staff to support and build on the work we do. We’re thrilled and so inspired by the breadth of experience, expertise, and savviness our new hires bring to ARG.
Pamela Trangenstein, PhD joins us as a scientist and brings to ARG her work on spatial analysis, alcohol and cannabis use and related harms, policy evaluation and translational research.
As a former ARG/UC Berkeley post-doctoral fellow, Pamela returns to the Bay Area after teaching and conducting research as an assistant professor at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Pamela is currently working on a project focused on the harms to others from drinking among college students.
So good to have you back, Pamela!
Jayla Burton, MPH, MS comes to ARG as a research associate II. She has a passion for advocating for systems change to reducing health disparities especially among historically underrepresented populations through national advocacy and education campaigns.
Through grassroots harm reduction work in the heart of San Francisco, Jayla became familiar with substance use issues as they relate to public health and social justice.
She is currently working with senior scientist Amy Mericle on a supplement to the national longitudinal survey of recovery residences (the NSTARR study).
Adrienne Faxio, BA, is a research associate III with a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She honed her social science research skills at the University of California, San Francisco’s Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) where she worked for nearly 15 years managing evaluation and research projects addressing adolescent health, school health services, and behavioral and reproductive health.
She is currently working with senior scientist Amy Mericle to examine recovery support services through the National Study of Treatment and Addiction Recovery Residences.
Joanne Delk, MS, is a research associate IV with a Master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota. She was the project coordinator for the Texas Adolescent Tobacco and Marketing Surveillance System (TATAMS), recruiting and following 4,000 Texas youth for four years to generate data for the FDA on youth tobacco behaviors and exposure to tobacco marketing. She has also worked at the Texas Department of State Health Services conducting epidemiological projects.
Joanne works with Sarah E. Zemore on the the Peer Alternatives in Addiction Study.
Anne-Marie Gomes is a researcher whose work has primarily centered on health outcomes among adults with various chronic conditions and disabilities. She has worked on projects that evaluated the efficacy of systems of care for children and adults residing in New York State. Anne-Marie is presently a doctoral candidate in Social Welfare at the State University of New York completing her dissertation study on the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) on mothers with special needs and their families.