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CATHARINE EMILY VREEDE

306 N State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 • (317) 690-4958 • cvreede@umich.edu

EDUCATION
University of Michigan, School of Public Health Ann Arbor, Michigan
Master of Public Health in Health Behavior & Health Education Expected: Apr. 2020
• Graduate Certificate in Injury Science

Lewis & Clark College Portland, Oregon


Bachelor of Arts in Psychology May 2014
• Dean’s Scholarship for Excellence, Lewis & Clark College, 2010-2014
• Miller Internship Award, Lewis & Clark College, 2013
• Dean’s List (GPA of 3.70 or higher) for four semesters

RESEARCH AND WORK EXPERIENCE


Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (IHI OS)/Michigan Medicine Ann Arbor, Michigan
Quality Improvement Project Team Member Nov. 2018-Present
• Collaborate with Michigan Medicine to conduct a cost-analysis, flowchart, and other quality improvement
tools for pain management pathways in ureteroscopies and vasectomies to disseminate to all patients in
providers in the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC).
• Co-author proposals to Blue Cross Blue Shield on behalf of MUSIC to provide financial support to utilize
pain optimization pathways and patient and provider education to reduce opioid prescription and use.

Public Health Action Support Team, Office of Public Health Practice Ann Arbor, Michigan
Program Assistant Sept. 2018-Present
• Coordinate and evaluate Public Health Action Support Team (PHAST) projects and activities through
project management and surveys for 116 student PHAST members.
• Design and edit PHAST reports, presentations, and other materials to increase student engagement in
PHAST events and disseminate project results to stakeholders.
• Student lead of PHAST’s project with the Detroit Food Policy Council to research and create policy briefs
for each of Detroit’s council districts around food insecurity and district-specific policy recommendations.

Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership (OPIP) Portland, Oregon


Senior Research Assistant Oct. 2017-Jul. 2018
• Collected, analyzed, and visually formatted quantitative and qualitative data for six OPIP projects to track
QI activities and engage and inform stakeholders in project efforts.
• Co-designed quantitative and qualitative data collection tools within healthcare, education, and
community settings.
• Documented data results and edited OPIP reports, presentations, and other materials that were
disseminated to key stakeholders and project funders.
• Assisted with OPIP data-related and general project management activities and timelines and ensured that
project deliverables were completed on time.
Research Assistant II May 2014-Oct. 2017
• Provided research assistance and literature review for OPIP staff for the program overall and in the
implementation of health care quality improvement and measurement projects.
• Coordinated with OPIP partners to schedule meetings and presentations and created meeting minutes for
relevant stakeholder meetings and interviews.

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CATHARINE EMILY VREEDE
306 N State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 • (317) 690-4958 • cvreede@umich.edu

Oregon Health & Science University Portland, Oregon


Research Internship May 2013-May 2014
• Awarded Miller Internship Award from Lewis & Clark College to fund internship with Dr. Traci
Rieckmann for summer 2013. Continued to intern past funding timeframe until May 2014.
• Conducted research assistance on Dr. Rieckmann’s projects related to addiction health services research.
Coordinated qualitative and quantitative data entry and analysis, and co-authored a literature review on
synthetic marijuana for a project.
• Coordinated a Continuing Education Unit training on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to
Treatment (SBIRT) for college substance abuse at Reed College in Portland, OR, in August 2013.
• Awarded Honorarium from Dr. Rieckmann in December 2013 in recognition of my work that continued
after summer funding for my internship ended.

Behavioral Health & Social Psychology (BHS) Lab Portland, Oregon


Team Leader Aug. 2013-May 2014
• Organized and guided research activities and 4-person team to ensure that all deadlines and activities were
completed.
• Designed and implemented research studies and disseminated study results within the lab and at
conference presentations.
• Co-presented two poster studies by the BHS Lab at the Western Psychological Association Conference in
Portland, OR in April 2014.
Team Assistant Jan. 2013-May 2013
• Conducted background literature reviews and cleaned and analyzed project data for lab projects.
• Assisted in completing IRB applications and formatted and edited conference posters and publications.

MEMBERSHIPS
• Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School (IHI OS), University of Michigan Chapter
• University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center
• University of Michigan Health Behavior & Health Education Student Association (HBHESA)
• Psi Chi National Honors Society

SKILLS
Training: Project Management; LEAN QI Methods & Tools; Entering & Exiting Communities; Trauma-
Informed Care; Unifed Ypsilanti HIV Bar Outreach; Qualitative Research Methods
Research Databases and Tools: MEDLINE; PubMed; Scopus; PsychINFO; EbscoHost; RefWorks; Dedoose;
Atlas.ti; Ovid; SurveyMonkey; Qualtrics; Amazon Mechanical Turk
Statistical Software: SPSS Statistical Analysis Program
General Computer Software and Programs: Visio; InDesign; AdobeConnect; Weebly
Certification: PEERRS Human Subjects- Social and Behavioral Research

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