SRI Core Team Members
Joseph R. Dettori, PhD, MPH
President is a veteran and cofounder of Spectrum Research. He has been involved in clinical and epidemiologic research for over 30 years. His practical experience as an injury epidemiologist combined with his MPH in Health Services and PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington provide Dr. Dettori with insights into the design and implementation of clinical research as well as practical application of evidence to clinical practice. He was responsible for the scientific and technical objectives for the U.S. Army's injury epidemiology and research activities at the Institute of Environmental Medicine and has extensive experience in implementation and evaluation of intervention studies. He has served on a number of scientific and human-subjects review committees. He has authored numerous technology assessments and evidence-based systematic reviews. Dr. Dettori has been married for 41 years and has raised 4 children. He enjoys the beauty of the Northwest, biking, sports and travel.
Daniel C. Norvell, PhD, MS
Vice President is a veteran and co-founder of SRI. He has been involved in clinical trial research, medical writing, and evidence based medicine for over 15 years. He has served as a consultant to several university/academic institutions, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, medical device companies, medical organizations/advocacy groups, and individual physicians in the areas of study design, protocol development, data collection, data analysis and report and medical writing. He has a strong background in research methodology, biostatistics, and data analysis. He also has significant experience in systematic reviews, meta-analysis, and network meta-analysis. Dr. Norvell completed his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Norvell has been married for 22 years and has three children. He enjoys coaching their teams and watching their performances. He is an avid cyclist and runner.
Andrea C. Skelly, PhD, MPH
is Director of Evidence-based Practice for Spectrum Research, authoring and overseeing HTAs, comparative effectiveness reviews (CER) and systematic reviews. She has been principle or co-investigator on HTA topics such as coronary artery calcium scoring, coronary artery stenting, positional MRI, artificial disc replacement, vertebroplasty and continuous glucose monitoring as well as systematic reviews on topics relevant to low back pain, adjacent segment pathology following spine surgery and outcomes measures use in spinal cord injury. She has written educational articles for clinicians on interpretation of statistical results, bias and confounding, study validity, critical appraisal and foundations of evidence-based practice and has lectured on evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of diagnostic test studies. She is an editor and co-author of the Spine Handbook to SMART Clinical Research.
Dr. Skelly has been active in a variety of health policy activities, development of professional standards and research for 30 years. She earned her MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington. Her background includes clinical and epidemiological aspects of maternal-child health, high risk obstetrics, obesity, diabetes management and cardiology. Dr. Skelly has served on the governing boards of national professional and accrediting organizations and interfaced with a wide range of professionals, clinicians, industry members and policy makers on issues of device approval and patient safety related to medical ultrasound. She is the former department chairperson of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Assistant Professor (tenured) at Seattle University where she taught for almost 20 years. She has volunteered for the Seattle University School of Law as an "expert witness" to assist students with understanding aspects of epidemiology and medical evidence in legal cases.
Robin Hashimoto, PhD, BA
Obtained her PhD in cell and molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati. She has over 10 years of experience in laboratory science, biochemistry, molecular biology and pharmaceutics. Her work has included cancer-related research as well as basic research on bone-growth factors. She has authored numerous scientific publications in these areas. She has combined this scientific expertise with experience in critical appraisal of epidemiologic and clinical study methods to author some of SRI's more recent HTAs and systematic reviews.
Erika D. Brodt, BS
Obtained her degree in psychology and biology from Seattle Pacific University after which she spent 5 years at Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pulmonary and Critical Care Clinic working closely with patients and physicians to help facilitate the delivery of quality healthcare. She has worked at Spectrum Research, Inc. for 5 years and has served in a variety of roles including maintaining "Best Evidence" databases and managing the database and data-entry protocol for a clinical research study. She has also co-authored a number of health technology assessments as well as numerous evidence-based systematic reviews.
Ian A. Ellis, BS
Obtained his degree in Computer Science and Business from the University of Puget Sound. As a Clinical Data Manager, he has been responsible for case report form (CRF) development and the integrity of the data entered into both local, small and large, remote multisite databases. He has experience in building customized randomization websites to facilitate clinical trial randomization schemes as well as in building both small and large paper-based and electronic data capture systems with high levels of backup capability and security measures.
Krystle Pagarigan, BS
Graduated with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Puget Sound in 2011. Prior to coming to Spectrum, Krystle worked in the pharmacogenomics biomedical industry and in academic biology research. As a Research Associate, Krystle provides research and administrative support for health technology assessments, systematic reviews, and primary studies. Project topics she has assisted with include neuroimaging techniques for dementia and the relationship between cancer and bone morphogenetic proteins during spinal fusion. A Pacific Northwest transplant by way of Japan, Krystle can be found exploring Seattle’s brunch scene, doing yoga, and teaching herself computer programming.