Public Health PBRN Staff

Glen P. Mays, Ph.D., M.P.H., is the Director of the Public Health Practice-Based Research Networks. He is also a co-principal investigator of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Services and Systems Research and is the F. Douglas Scutchfield Endowed Professor at the UK College of Public Health. Dr. Mays' research focuses on strategies for organizing and financing public health services, preventive care, and chronic disease management for underserved populations. A graduate of Brown University, Dr. Mays earned a Ph.D. and M.P.H. in health policy and administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School's Department of Health Care Policy. Prior to joining UK, he held a faculty position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and he was a senior health policy researcher at Mathematica Policy Research.

Staff (in alphabetical order by last name)

Lizeth Fowler, M.S., M.P.A., is Program Manager of the Public Health PBRN NCC, serving as a technical resource and providing grant-related communication and financial oversight. Fowler received a master of science degree in biology from Brown University and a master of public administration degree from UK's Patterson School of Public Policy and Administration.

Anna Goodman Hoover, M.A.,Ph.D. candidate, is Deputy Director of the Public Health PBRN NCC, managing the day-to-day operations of the Public Health PBRN National Coordinating Center and facilitating communication among the networks. Her research focuses on multi-stakeholder engagement processes, dissemination, and research translation. Hoover received a bachelor's degree from Centre College and a masters in communication science with an emphasis in health communication from UK. 

Kara Richardson, B.B.A., maintains the website, designs print materials and handles various marketing projects for the Public Health PBRN NCC. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor of business administration in marketing and is working toward her master of arts degree at the University of Kentucky.


Research Assistants

Doris M. Castellanos, M.B.A., MHA, Dr.P.H. student. Castellanos received a bachelor of arts from the University of Dayton; a master of science in business adminisbration from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico; and a master of science in health administration from the University of Kentucky.

Rachel Hogg, M.A., Dr.P.H. student. Hogg graduated from Transylvania University with a bachelor of arts in history, and received her master of arts from the University of Kentucky, with a focus on the history of health and medicine.