To contact CPHR:

Megan Jones, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]
Phone: 484.476.4625

Professor and executive director

Sharon Larson, PhD, is an expert in social and behavioral health research, program evaluation, and community-based research. She works with clinical partners at Main Line Health to conduct research aimed at improving the health care delivery system and patients’ outcomes.


Stephanie Kjelstrom has a master's degree in epidemiology from the University of South Florida and is a PhD student in Population Health Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University, studying Health Economics and Outcome Research. She is certified in public health. She aids in study design, data collection and data analysis, grant and publication writing, and working with the Institutional Review Board.

Postdoctoral fellows

The research interests of Justin Beaupre, EdD, MPH, include improving health outcomes within historically underserved populations. He earned his MPH in health administration with a focus on public health from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and his EdD from the University of New England.

Kaitlyn Kennard, MD, a Lankenau surgical resident, is researching metabolic syndrome and triple-negative breast cancer.

Statistical Research Assistant

Georgia Montone earned her Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology and her Master of Science in Applied Statistics from West Chester University. She published research with the physics department at West Chester. She assists in study design, data collection and analysis.

Research assistants

Sam Meske, MS, earned his graduate degree in exercise science from Bloomsburg University. At Main Line Health he works with the research staff in the Center for Population Health Research as well as with Lankenau Medical Center’s Obstetrics and Gynecology department in a clinical collaboration to address women's health needs.

Tierra Hammond earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Spelman College. She is pursuing her Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Science with a concentration in Biochemistry and Biological Principles at Drexel University. In the Center for Population Health Research, she assists the executive director with designing, coordinating, and conducting research projects. She also assists with literature search and supporting the management of day-to-day operations in the department.

Grant/administrative assistant

Megan Jones, BA, earned her degree in communications from Villanova University. She provides a variety of administrative tasks to ensure day-to-day operation of CPHR.