National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety research spans the translational spectrum leveraging the behavioral, clinical and social sciences. Here is a listing of staff members, in addition to scientific advisors and affiliated investigators at Marshfield Clinic.

For further assistance, please call the National Farm Medicine Center at 1-800-662-6900 or email nfmcsh@mcrf.mfldclin.edu.


Administration

 Barbara Lee, RN, PhD
 Director - National Children's Center
 Senior Research Scientist

 Phone: 715-387-9182
 Email
 Biography

 Dixie Schroeder, MBA 
 Institute Research Administrator

 Phone: 715-221-7266
 Email
 Biography

 Kathie Smith
 Research Assistant Manager

 Phone: 715-389-3755
 Email
 Biography

 Scott Heiberger, MS
 Communications Manager

 Phone: 715-389-7541
 Email
 Biography


Investigators

 Florence Becot, PhD
 Associate Research Scientist 

 Phone: 715-389-9379
 Email
 Biography

 Casper Bendixsen, PhD
 Director - National Farm Medicine Center
 Research Scientist

 Phone: 715-387-9410
 Email
 Biography

 Marsha Salzwedel, EdD
 Project Scientist

 Phone: 715-389-5226
 Email
 Biography

Andrea Swenson Andrea Swenson, PhD
 
Project Scientist -- Evaluator

 Phone: 715-389-7984
 Email
 Biography

 Bryan Weichelt, PhD, MBA
 Associate Research Scientist 

 Phone: 715-221-7276
 Email
 Biography

 Jeff VanWormer, PhD
 Research Scientist 

 Phone: 715-221-6484
 Email
 Biography


Staff

 Christopher Benny
 Research Coordinator Associate

 Phone: 715-389-9376
 Email
 Biography

Matt Comi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow-Research

Phone: 715-387-5431
Email
Biography

 Richard Burke, MPH
 Research Specialist

 Phone: 715-389-3789
 Email
 Biography

Marie Fleisner Marie Fleisner
 Editorial Specialist

 Phone: 715-221-7289
 Email
 Biography

 Kyle Koshalek
 Project Manager

 Phone: 715-387-9410
 Email 
 Biography

Matt Pilz Matt Pilz
 
Software Engineer -- Senior 

 Phone: 715-389-7966
 Email
 Biography 

 Melissa Ploeckelman
 Outreach Specialist 

 Phone: 715-240-0900
 Email 
 Biography

 Cassandra Peltier  
 
Health Educator Associate

 Phone: 715-389-3787
 Email 
 Biography

Sarah Ruszkowski, MA
Research Specialist

Phone: 715-221-7147
Email
Biography

 Christopher Wanat
 Research Coordinator Associate  

 Phone: 715-387-5975
 Email
 Biography


External Investigators 

 Taylor J Armold, MA, (Ph.D. student)
 Principal Investagator 
 Investigating the work, education, and health experiences of hired Latinx child farmworkers in the era of COVID-19

 E-mail

 Katherine Brieger, MA, RD, CCE
 Principal Investagator 
 Together: A Safer Home on the Farm 

 E-mail

 Trevor Durbin, Ph.D.: Co-Investigator
 
Farm Kid Paradox

 E-mail

 Fadi Fathallah, Ph.D.: Co-Investigator  
 
Capabilities and Limitations of Youth Operating Agricultural All-Terrain Vehicles

 E-mail

 Shoshanah Inwood, Ph.D.: Co-Principal Investigator  
 
Linking Childcare to Farm Children Safety

 E-mail

 Farzanehi Khorsandi, Ph.D.  
 Principal Investigator

 Capabilities and Limitations of youth Operating Agricultural All-Terrain Vehicles

 E-mail

 Amy Liebman, MS 
 Center Advisor:
 
Migrant Clinicians Network 

 E-mail

 Nicolas Lopez-Galvez, Ph.D, MPH, MA
 Principal Investigator 
 Environmental Health Issues Among Children Living in Imperial County

 E-mail

 Kang Namkoong, Ph.D.: Co-Investigator
 
Assessing the Impact of Traumatic Injury News Articles on Farm Parents and Educators

 E-mail

 Marysel Pagan Santana, Ph.D 
 Principal Investagator 
 Exploring the Impact of Public Health Emergencies and Disasters on the Children of Agricultural Workers in Puerto Rico

 E-mail