Libby Dismuke-Greer, PhD
Dr. Dismuke-Greer currently holds the position of Research Health Science Specialist in Health Economics Resource Center (HERC), VA Palo Alto Health Care System. Her methodological areas include economic evaluation, statistical modeling, disability research and analysis of vulnerable population disparities. Currently, Dr. Dismuke-Greer is PI on the Health Economics Study for the DoD/VA funded Long-Term Impact of Military-Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) Award. She is also currently funded on other NIH, VA and DoD grants. She is currently conducting analyses on Department of Defense (DoD) as well as VA health system databases. She has served as a researcher on detail to the Chief of the VA Office of Health Equity, engaging in evaluation and policy-making to reduce inequity in health services and outcomes among U.S. veterans. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Carla Garcia, MPH
Carla Garcia, MPH is a Research Health Science Specialist with Health Economic Resource Center (HERC) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She primarily works on managing the administrative side of research and operations projects and has experience working with participants in research studies. She supports research at VA that focuses on traumatic brain injury, medication for opioid used disorder, and women’s health. Ms. Garcia created, spearheads, implements, and evaluates the VA Health Services Research Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Internship. The internship was nominated for the VA Annual Secretary’s Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Award. Her prior work experience consists of administrative support in primary care and specialty medical clinics. Additionally, she’s been a part of research teams at UCLA, University of Iowa, and UCSF. Ms. Garcia’s previous research includes, but is not limited, to benefit-finding in cancer, generational status and its effect on ethnic self-identity, sexual risk behavior and HIV transmission, and the impact of immigration policies on Latino and immigrant health.