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 and Core Leaders

Andrea Swenson Andrea Swenson, PhD
 Director - National Children's Center;
 Associate Research Scientist

 Phone: 715-389-7984
 Email
 Biography

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

 Phone: 715-389-4999
 Email
 Biography

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

 Phone: 715-387-9410
 Email
 Biography

 Scott Heiberger, MS
 Communications Manager

 Phone: 715-389-7541
 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

 Bryan Weichelt, PhD, MBA
 Associate Research Scientist
 Research Core Leader 

 Phone: 715-221-7276
 Email
 Biography

 Jeff VanWormer, PhD
 Research Scientist 

 Phone: 715-221-6484
 Email
 Biography


Staff

 Roger Aby, PhD 
 Research Specialist 

 Phone: 715-389-4999 
 Email

Marie Fleisner Marie Fleisner
 Editorial Specialist

 Phone: 715-389-4999
 Email
 Biography

 Jakob Hanschu, MA
 Research Specialist

 Phone: 715-387-5975
 Email
 Biography

 Stephanie Lull
 Administrative Assistant

 Phone: 715-387-5760
 Phone: 715-387-9294
 Email
 Biography

Somi Panday, PhD, MPH
Research Specialist

Phone: 715-389-4999
Email

Matt Pilz 
Software Engineer -- Senior

Phone: 715-389-4999
Email
Biography

 Cassandra Peltier  
 
Health Educator

 Phone: 715-389-4999
 Email 
 Biography

 Melissa Ploeckelman
 Outreach Specialist 

 Phone: 715-240-0900
 Email 
 Biography

 Christopher Wanat
 Health Educator

 Phone: 715-389-4999
 Email
 Biography


External Investigators 

 Florence Becot, PhD
 Associate Research Scientist; 
 Penn State University

 Email
 

 Trevor Durbin, PhD: Co-Investigator
 
Farm Kid Paradox

 E-mail

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

 E-mail

 Shoshanah Inwood, PhD: Co-Principal Investigator
 
Linking Childcare to Farm Children Safety

 Email

 Farzanehi Khorsandi, PhD
 Principal Investigator

 Capabilities and Limitations of youth Operating Agricultural All-Terrain Vehicles

 E-mail

 Amy Liebman, MPA, MA
 Center Advisor:
 
Migrant Clinicians Network 

 E-mail

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

 E-mail