The Administrative Core has oversight for all the activities of the SMSC.
Rachel Schiffman, PhD, RN, FAAN Principal Investigator and Core Director
Jennifer Doering, PhD, RN Co-Investigator and Internal Evaluator
Kathleen J. Sawin, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAAN Theory/Content/Methods Expert
Heidi Janzen, MBA, CRA Business Officer
Pilot Projects Core
The Pilot Projects Core is responsible for the development and implementation of the pilot projects selected for inclusion.
Michael Fendrich, PhD Pilot Projects Core Director
Christine Kovach, PhD, RN, FAAN Content/Methods Expert
External Advisory Council
Members of the External Advisory Council (EAC) provide guidance through their expertise and positions internally and externally to the College and the University for achieving the aims of the SMSC.
Kathleen Knafl, PhD, FAAN
Frances Hill Fox Distinguished Professor & Associate Dean for Research, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
The Edward J. and Louise Mellon Professor of Nursing & Associate Dean for Research, Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
Barbara W. Carlson, PhD, RN, GSA-F
Professor, School of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Reza Shaker, MD
Joseph E. Geenen Professor and Chair of Gastroenterology, Medical College of Wisconsin; Director; Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin
Lance Weinhardt, PhD
Professor & Associate Dean for Research, UWM Zilber School of Public Health
Mark Harris, PhD
Professor of Geosciences & Vice Provost for Research (interim), UWM
SMSC members are scientists and doctoral students who are interested and engaged in advancing the science of self-management across the life span and across chronic conditions.