Academic Generalist Fellowship Training Program

Fellowship Faculty


Paul Darden, M.D.


CMRI James Paul Linn Endowed Chair and Section Chief of General and Community Pediatrics, and Director of Oklahoma Child Health Research Network (OCHRN). A noted primary care researcher with a long track record in primary care research, including practice-based research, he has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) practice-based research network, Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS) for almost 20 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Academic Pediatric Association’s (APA) continuity clinic-based research network, Continuity Research Network (CORNET), and was the founding director of the South Carolina Pediatric Practice Research Network (SCPPRN). He has a history of developing researchers and academic programs. Before he left MUSC at the end of 2008, 6 of the 9 full-time MUSC division members had completed clinical research fellowship training, and had active research interests. Division extramural funding for 2007-2008 totaled over $889,000. He is Director of the fellowship program, and will serve as Core Faculty as well as mentor students.

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Stephen Gillaspy, PhD

​Associate Professor, Associate Section Chief, and Director of Research, General and Community Pediatrics. Dr. Gillaspy joined the faculty at OUHSC in October of 2005 for the purposes of establishing a research program in General Pediatrics and providing direct clinical services. Dr. Gillaspy supervises pediatric psychology primary care services in the General Pediatrics Clinic, Adolescent Medicine Clinic, and the Fostering Hope Clinic for children and adolescents who are currently in foster-care placements. He also supervises Inpatient Consultation and Liaison services in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Research interests include family health promotion behaviors (e.g., smoking cessation, treatment of obesity), applications of Motivational Interviewing, screening for post-partum depression among mothers of infants in the NICU, and program development and evaluation. Dr. Gillaspy serves as a clinical supervisor for interns and postdoctoral fellows In addition to potentially serving as a mentor, Dr. Gillaspy will direct the experiential component of the program and serve as Core Faculty.

  Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson, PhD

​Assistant Professor at OU College of Public Health Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. He received his BA in statistics from Utah State University and his MS and PhD in statistics from Kansas State University and became a member of OUHSC faculty in 2009.

Dr. Anderson's areas of expertise and interest include Bayesian classification of high dimensional data, statistical genomics, Bayesian statistical analysis, bioinformatics, statistical computing, non-parametric, mixed models, and statistical education. He currently teaches several courses in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and works on statistical analysis for research for a number of research studies.

 Alix Darden, PhD

Alix Darden, PhD

Research Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Faculty will be the lead evaluator for the program. She will also lead the Professional Development component of the program.

 Zsolt Nagykaldi, PhD

Zsolt J Nagykaldi, PhD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, OUHSC, College of Medicine. Dr. Nagykaldi has expertise in clinical informatics, data storage formats, and medical ontologies. He will provide valuable insight into the informatics component of this project.

Julie A. Stoner, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She is also the Biostatistics Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center. Dr. Stoner’s research interests focus on the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials and biomedical research studies, particularly in the areas of childhood and adolescent oncology, periodontal disease, and diabetes. My statistical methodological research focuses on regression modeling in correlated data settings, arising from longitudinal follow-up and cluster-sampling studies. She is available for mentoring fellows on research projects, will serve as Core Faculty, and will lead the didactic component of the program.

Revised 8-27-2018