Meet Our Team

Ilene L. Hollin, PhD, MPH

Ilene L. Hollin, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy within the College of Public Health at Temple University. She earned her PhD in Health Economics and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MPH in Effectiveness and Outcomes Research from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Dr. Hollin’s research interests include patient-centered decision-making including patient and caregiver preferences and outcomes research, the value of health technologies, and the impact of insurance policy on access among pediatric populations. Dr. Hollin is also especially interested in research that facilitates better healthcare for complex patient populations, and is passionate about incorporating the patient perspective in all aspects of healthcare, research, and policy.

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Sophia Kreider, M.A., LPC

Sophia Kreider, M.A., LPC earned a bachelor's degree in Biology/Psychology and a master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. She possesses nine years of experience as senior research coordinator and health counselor for several NIH funded studies at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. More recently, Sophia worked for 15 years as a bereavement counselor at Hospice and Community Care in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Under Dr. Hollin, Sophia coordinates the activities of the Decision Making in Lung Transplant study including patient recruitment and enrollment, data collection, and analysis. She also coordinates our work with the Stakeholder Advisory Board. She previously worked on Engaging Patients and Care Partners with Pulmonary Fibrosis in Research.

When she's not at work, Sophia enjoys running, meditating, writing, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. She has run a total of seven marathons including the original marathon in Athens, Greece.

Laura Chisholm

Laura B. Chisholm joined Temple University in August 2022 as a Research Associate. Under Dr. Hollin, she is working on ALS Healthcare Delivery Models and Costs, a collaborative project with the College of Public Health and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine to better understand outcomes, costs and preferences in treatment settings for patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and their care partners.  


Over the last decade, Laura’s work has focused on examining racial and ethnic disparities in the juvenile justice system. Prior to that, she worked in the community health and health studies department at Lehigh Valley Health Network overseeing various community health initiatives. Laura maintains extensive professional experience in community engagement, community health program development, implementation and evaluation. Laura earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree and a Master of Public Heath Degree from Drexel University. 

Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, two young sons and overly friendly golden retriever. She is an avid reader and loves all things beauty related. 

Anudeeta Gautam

Anudeeta Gautam is an M.D. candidate at the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine. She earned a B.S. in biology, health, and society with a minor in computer science from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 

Under Dr. Hollin and Dr. Heiman-Patterson, director of Temple's amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) center, Anu works on the ALS Healthcare Delivery Models and Costs study that examines the costs associated with ALS from a societal perspective and cross treatment paradigms to center patients and their families in value-based healthcare decisions, equip providers with cost-of-care information, and alleviate the economic burden of ALS.

Anu's healthcare interests include healthcare policy and access, global health equity, and narrative medicine. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, pilates, yoga and meditation, videography, and bullet journaling. She also has a podcast about HIV called Redefining HIV, available on Apple, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

John Marshall

John Marshall comes to Temple with a diverse array of professional experiences. Most recently, he was a co-founder of a Philly-based granola company that focused on sourcing sustainably grown ingredients and partnering with hunger relief organizations. Before that, he was a teacher in disadvantaged schools and a community manager in the digital healthcare space. John has a BA in Spanish from Tulane University and a MPH with a focus in Community Health from Drexel University.

Outside of work, John loves spending time outdoors, traveling, listening to music, and playing sports.

Mahir Dhoka

Mahir Dhoka is a sophomore at Temple University’s College of Public Health. Mahir is majoring in health professions and also pursuing a minor in healthcare management and a certificate in ethics. Under Dr. Hollin, Mahir works on various research studies. Most recently he has been helping with the transcription and data cleaning for the Decision Making in Lung Transplant study.

Mahir plans to attend medical school to become a physician. He wants to continue doing research, focusing on patient decision making and healthcare policy. He is currently a pharmacy technician, medical scribe, and a volunteer at Temple University Hospital. He hopes to leave a lasting impact with his research and future role as a physician. In his free time, Mahir loves to travel, play soccer, and eating Taco Bell! 

Lab Alumni

Camille Brown

Camille Brown is a clinical research coordinator at Shriners Children’s and worked on a study with Dr. Hollin titled Treatment Decision Making in Pediatric Orthopedics. This study aims to improve shared decision making between patients, caregivers and the clinicians that treat this condition. 

Camille attends graduate school to receive her masters in genetic counseling where she hopes to continue patient preference centered research. In her free time, Camille enjoys cooking, spending time with her pets, and listening to true crime podcasts!

Kiki Schmalfuss

Kiki (she/her) graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in global health and a minor in disability studies. She is currently pursuing her medical education at Harvard Medical School. 

Kiki is passionate about increasing the accessibility of healthcare for persons with disabilities, incorporating principles of disability justice into clinical research and care, and reducing health disparities for the disabled community. In her free time, Kiki loves to discover and create new recipes in the kitchen.

Rohan Ramprasad

Rohan Ramprasad was a senior at the Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy, a public high school in the Philadelphia suburbs, in the Health & Medicine Pathway. Rohan pitched in various ways for the lab, but spent significant time working to develop data collection instruments for the ALS Healthcare Delivery Models and Costs project.

Rohan's interests revolve around healthcare policy, healthcare service outreach, and public health litigation. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, spending time with friends and family, and eating Mexican food! Rohan is also a volunteer EMT, president of one of the largest EMS-only junior programs in the nation, and founder of Project Save a Life an initiative that promotes critical care medical education in rural populations where longer response times for 911 services often jeopardize the lives of thousands.

Trisha Balaji

Trisha Balaji was a health information management (HIM) major at Temple University's College of Public Health. Under Dr. Hollin, Trisha works on the Decision Making in Lung Transplant study that measures physicians' understanding of the lung transplant evaluation process, and has assisted with the Engaging Patients and Care Partners with Pulmonary Fibrosis in Research study.

Trisha attends graduate school to receive her masters in health informatics and pursue a career as a business/application analyst with a focus on patient-centered, equitable healthcare for patients from all walks of life. In her free time, Trisha enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with friends and family, and watching Netflix.