Program Management Team
- Chris Bartlett, PhD
- Derrick Demmons, MPH
- Michael Gregg
- Silvana Lawvere, PhD
- Charles Williams, MPH, MA
Dr. Bartlett has over five years experience in conducting human health risk assessments and conducting exposure investigations including three years of experience as a product safety toxicologist at Avon Products Inc. At SciMetrika he authors Provisional Toxicity Value (PTV) and Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) documents that are used by EPA in coordinating risk management practices of Superfund sites and manages a project with the National Toxic Substance Incident Program (NTSIP) at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to conduct a program assessment and identify areas to improve that vital national chemical surveillance system. Before joining SciMetrika, Dr. Bartlett was a Senior Toxicologist at Avon Products, Inc., where he was the lead toxicologist on numerous human health and environmental issues. When managing the safety and efficacy of insect repellents, he worked with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to submit registration documents and attended meetings at EPA to support registrations. Dr. Bartlett has also worked as a Scientific Affairs Manager for VIRxSYS Corp. preparing clinical trial documents, grants, regulatory submissions to the FDA, conference presentations, scientific publications, press releases, website copy and white papers. He holds a PhD in Toxicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Demmons has seven years of public health experience and six years of managing and providing technical leadership. His expertise is in epidemiologic methods, infectious diseases, survey methodologies, data analysis, and community based-participatory research assessments. Prior to joining SciMetrika, Mr. Demmons served as the Manager of Research Projects at Emory University Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies, where worked on initiatives to enhance public health programs for transfusion services. As the Corrections Project Assistant for the Louisiana Office of Public Health HIV/AIDS Program, Mr. Demmons was responsible for forming collaborations with the Department of Safety and Justice to conduct epidemiological studies to reduce the spread of communicable diseases inside correctional facilities. Working with local, state and territorial public health officials, Mr. Demmons developed protocols and guidelines that were used in reducing the spread of infectious and communicable diseases inside correctional facilities. Mr. Demmons has co-authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics that include health disparities, blood donation consent, and behavioral epidemiology. He received his Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Fisk University.
Mr. Gregg has 14 years of information technology experience with full life cycle development. This includes five years of experience providing technical leadership on complex web-based, client-server and database efforts for customers such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), IBM, and Compendia Solutions. He possesses expertise in a wide variety of development languages, software tools, databases, and environments. Mr. Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from North Carolina State University.
Dr. Lawvere has 15 years of public health experience with 10 years experience in Chronic Disease Prevention both in the US and abroad. In addition, she has nine years experience in project management. Dr. Lawvere has supported projects for CDC, Canadian Institute for Natural and Integrative Medicine, Alberta Cancer Board, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has participated in 15 peer-reviewed publications and has written government reports and policy briefings in support of Cancer Prevention efforts. She completed both an NCI pre-doctoral fellowship and an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellowship and supported work in Cancer Prevention and Smoking Cessation. While at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, she participated in various cessation clinical trials and conducted analyses and prepared manuscripts evaluating primary care provider's adherence to cancer prevention guidelines. Dr. Lawvere received her PhD in Epidemiology and Community Health, a Master of Science in Epidemiology-Research, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the State University of New York - Buffalo.
Mr. Williams has 10 years of public health experience with expertise in health communication and social marketing. He currently serves as the Program Manager for SciMetrika's Health Communication team. Mr. Williams is also serving as a Project Mangers for a CDC project with the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). For this project he is leading the development of intervention and health education materials for working with children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs). He is also serving as the Outreach task manager for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Contractor Provider Satisfaction Survey (MCPSS). Mr. Williams also has experience conducting communication and public health research using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Another area of expertise includes community based research with minority populations in addressing health disparities. Mr. Williams holds an Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Education and Behavioral Science from Saint Louis University. He also earned an Master of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Communication with Public Relations concentration from the University of Kentucky.