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.
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.
Kiki (she/her) graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in global health and a minor in disability studies. She is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Shriners Children’s Philadelphia, and supports Dr. Hollin’s Treatment Decision Making in Pediatric Orthopedics study.
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.
Camille Brown is a clinical research coordinator at Shriners Children’s and works 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!
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.
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!
Trisha Balaji is a junior 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 plans to attend graduate school to receive her masters in healthcare administration and pursue a career as a healthcare administrator 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.