Alicia is a Research Coordinator with the All of Us Research Program. She graduated from Lawrence University with a Bachelor of Arts and her interest for social class inequalities led her into the health world. Being from northern Wisconsin and having experienced a traumatic brain injury, she loves talking with participants & Wisconsin residents about health research. If you enroll with Alicia be sure to ask this Wisconsin enthusiast for things to do and places to see.
Jennifer is one of the All of Us at UW-Madison Call Center staff members. In this position she speaks directly with participants and those seeking to learn more about the All of Us Research Program. She also joins the Community Engagement staff and Research Coordinators at community events. Jennifer has a long background in research, beginning with computer aided telephone research and moving to a research associate position with another SMPH department before joining the UW AoU team. Jennifer is also an enthusiastic participant in the AoU program. She is thrilled to be a part of a groundbreaking health database and is proud to contribute to future research. She feels fortunate to work with a passionate and talented group of people, where everyone focuses on excellent data collection and creating the best experience for participants. In her spare time Jennifer strives to become an accomplished home baker, enjoys the company of a husband and two cats, and sings in a few rock and roll bands.
Joel is the team lead of the study coordinators for the All of Us Research Program at UW-Madison. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UW-Madison in 2014, he moved to Glendale, AZ where his fiancée attended dental school. During his time in the Grand Canyon State, Joel worked on numerous clinical trials and observational longitudinal studies focused on Alzheimer’s Disease. In that setting Joel established a firm foundation in clinical research, learned the value of clear and concise communication, and displayed an aptitude for treating research participants with empathy and respect. Missing family, friends, and the elbowroom of the Midwest, Joel and his fiancée moved back to Madison in 2018. Joel began working on the All of Us Research Program in June 2018, shortly after its national launch. As a study coordinator, Joel travels around the Madison area and enrolls participants by recording valuable data, like participants’ physical measurements, and collecting biospecimen like blood, saliva, and urine. You may also see him around town at various events discussing the program with members of the community. If you do, be sure to stop by and ask him about the program, Badger sports, the Cubs, Daaaa Bears, movies, music, or craft beer.
Lauren Shuster Aquino
Lauren is a research coordinator with the All of Us research program at UW-Madison. She graduated the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and soon after started her career at AoU. Her interest for working with All of Us came from her desire to pursue a career in Public Health, and has recently accepted an offer to go to graduate school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, where she will be attending in 2021. Lauren is originally from Paraguay, and her interest in Public Health came from growing up in a city where she did a lot of volunteering helping underrepresented communities. Volunteering varied from working in food pantries, to organizing fundraisers to buy clothes for at-risk populations. Working for All of Us has helped her understand that different communities need different approaches to solve public health issues. She thinks the most rewarding part of research is being able to envision how many people you will be able to help in the future. Lauren loves traveling around the Madison community with her job as a research coordinator, learning about people and teaching why diversity is important in research. She is proud to be a part of a mission that will make precision medicine possible.
Maddie is a Research Coordinator with All of Us Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with degrees in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders, and is a lifelong Wisconsin native hailing from the Milwaukee area. She worked as a research coordinator assistant with the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Office of Clinical Trials for several years before joining the AoU WI team in August 2018, and she loves being a part of such a dedicated, passionate group! When not at work, her other interests include photography, petting dogs, sewing, traveling around the state and country with friends, and catching the latest movie in theaters.