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Centerstone Research Institute Promotes Three Employees, Welcomes One New Staff Member

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization of Centerstone, today announced the promotion of three employees and the addition of one new staff member. The promotions and appointments include the following:

  • Raquel Maddox was promoted to Manager of Analytics.
  • Casey Bennett was promoted to Data Architect/Analyst.
  • Sandy Camp was promoted to Report Writer.
  • Jason Luellen, PhD was hired as a Senior Statistical Analyst.

“We are pleased to announce the promotions of Raquel, Casey and Sandy, and welcome Jason to our team,” said Tom Doub, Ph.D., Vice President for Research for CRI. “Centerstone Research Institute is committed to the advancement of behavioral healthcare through revolutionary research. Each day the Analytics Department staff collects and interprets research data in order to improve patient care and ultimately shrink the gap between science and service. Their work is critical in fulfilling our mission.”

Since its founding in 2001 as Centerstone’s Research Department, CRI has focused its efforts on linking science and service via diverse privately and publicly funded studies and community-based projects, both independently and in collaboration with major academic institutions. Having secured more than $40 million in federal and private funding, it has conducted 100 service and clinical studies ranging from medication management for mental illness to suicide prevention in older adults. Additionally, CRI maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice.

CRI’s Analytics Department collects and examines statistical data in order to help researchers translate numerical trends into practical information. Since its formal establishment in July 2008, the Analytics department has produced more than 300 reports, allowing CRI and Centerstone leadership teams to make more informed decisions regarding patient care, staff effectiveness and overall business practices.

As Manager of Analytics, Raquel Maddox serves as the primary liaison between CRI’s Analytics Department, CRI researchers and Centerstone leadership teams. She oversees the process of using information resources to improve clinical care and business operations. In her previous position, Maddox served as a Data Warehouse Specialist and Data Analyst for Centerstone’s Quality Improvement Department. Maddox earned her Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She is a member of Nashville Linux Users Group, The Data Warehousing Institute, Nashville Dynamic Languages Group and Middle Tennessee Orchid Society.

As CRI’s Data Architect/Analyst, Casey Bennett designs and builds the technical infrastructure needed to store and manage research data. Bennett previously served as a Data Manager for Centerstone’s Research Department. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky. and his Masters of Biological Anthropology degree from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Bennett is a member of the Data Warehousing Institute.

Sandy Camp has been a Centerstone employee for nearly 25 years, serving as a Development Programmer in the Information Systems Department. In her new role as a Report Writer for the Analytics Department, Camp translates statistical data into contextual reports in order to improve client care and business practices.

As Senior Statistical Analyst, Dr. Jason Luellen will conduct statistical analyses on multiple projects for CRI, including conceptualizing and developing analytic designs and contributing to technical reports, presentations and publications. Luellen previously worked for Vanderbilt University as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Luellen earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. He earned his Masters degree in clinical psychology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and completed his Ph.D. in experimental psychology, research design and statistics at the University of Memphis. Luellen is a member of the American Educational Research Association, the American Evaluation Association and The Data Warehousing Institute.

About The Centerstone Research Institute

The Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a company of Centerstone, is linking science to clinical service through diverse privately and publicly funded research studies and community-based projects. The company works both independently and in collaboration with major academic institutions. Since 2001, CRI has conducted more than 100 service and clinical studies ranging from medication management for mental illness to suicide prevention in older adults. CRI maintains an Institutional Review Board and manages the Knowledge Network, a technology-based, partner-driven alliance to facilitate the translation of research to practice. The company also offers Behavioral Pathway Systems, a best practices benchmarking service. For more information about CRI, visit www.centerstoneresearch.org.

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