Our Guests

Episode 10: The Pills

Dr. Noll Campbell, PharmD, MS

Dr. Campbell’s research is focused on the relationship between medications and brain health among older adults with acute and chronic cognitive impairment. He is an expert in the identification and measurement of the adverse cognitive effects of medications. He also conducts research in the field of medication adherence among older adults with cognitive impairment. 

As a clinician, Dr. Campbell maintains an active practice as a geriatric pharmacotherapy expert within Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. In 2012 he was awarded a New Investigator Award from the American Geriatrics Society, and in 2014 he received a five-year K23 career development award from the National Institute on Aging to continue his work on the adverse cognitive effects of medications. 

Episode 9: The Big Picture

Joan Duwve, MD, MPH

Dr. Joan Duwve is Associate Dean for Practice and Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Indianapolis. During her tenure as Chief Medical Officer at the Indiana State Department of Health, she worked to improve adolescent immunization rates, served on the State Child Fatality Review Committee, and co-developed a State Suicide Prevention Committee and a Suicide Prevention Plan.

With the former Indiana Attorney General, she created and co-chaired a statewide Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force, which has been responsible for championing legislation to support evidence-based opioid prescribing, improving access to treatment for opioid addiction, and expanding the use of naloxone among first responders and lay savers. Dr. Duwve also served on Governor Pence’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention. 


Episode 8: Robbie

Since 2013, Purposeful Design‘s mission has been to help rebuild lives of individuals broken by addiction or homelessness, equip them with valuable work skills, and provide the gift of work.

Visit their site to learn more about our interviewee, Robbie, and the men he works with.

Episode 7: The Man in the Ambulance

Shane Hardwick

Shane Hardwick has been an EMS professional for the more than 25 years. At age 16, he was the youngest certified EMT in the nation. 

Since 2016, he has combined community outreach with his role as a paramedic. In 2016, he teamed up with a deputy from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department through the Shalom Project, focused on building relationships and making positive changes within the community. 

In this role, Hardwick spends time with residents in the 46201 zip code, helping them understand the resources available and empowering them to be proactive about their wellness. 

Shane Hardwick

Episode 6: The Information

Peter Embi, MD

Dr. Peter Embi is an internationally recognized researcher, educator, and leader in the field of clinical and translational research informatics. Dr. Embi serves as President and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute. He is also the Associate Dean for Informatics and Health Services Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Associate Director at Indiana CTSI and Vice President for Learning Health Systems at IU Health. He previously served in leadership roles at The Ohio State University. He was also on the faculty of the University of Cincinnati, where he was the founding director of the UC Center for Health Informatics.

Dr. Embi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, and he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association. His areas of interest include biomedical informatics, health information technology, patient-centered outcomes and learning health systems.

Shaun Grannis, MD

Dr. Shaun Grannis collaborates closely with national and international public and population health stakeholders to advance the technical infrastructure and data- sharing capabilities in varying settings. His research is focused on improving discovery and decision support in a variety of contexts by developing, testing, and implementing innovative approaches for data integration, patient matching, predictive modeling and other novel data science use cases, including developing novel population health data frameworks supporting fusion of community and social determinants of health with clinical data, as well as leveraging machine learning-based models to improve discovery and decision support in a variety of contexts.

Chris Harle, PhD

Dr. Chris Harle has collaborated with the clinical and information technology organizations of multiple health systems to implement decision support tools to improve pain care and make opioid prescribing safer.

His primary interest is in understanding how information technology-mediated communication tools affect consumer, patient, and provider decisions and behavior. Dr. Harle is director of the PhD program in Health Policy and Management in the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI.

Episode 5: Rewired

Andrew Chambers, MD

Dr. Andrew Chambers is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His work in the Laboratory for Translational Neuroscience of Dual Diagnosis & Development focuses on exploring causal mechanisms in the brain responsible for extremely high rates of addictions co-morbidity in mental illness.
Because both addictions and mental illnesses are in large part neurodevelopmental disorders in which adolescence is a critical transition phase, he is also interested in how the adolescent brain re-wires normally, or abnormally, in mental illnesses as intertwined with the early stages of drug addictions.

Episode 4: The System

Ashley Overley, MD

Dr. Ashley Overley is chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health and vice president of mental health operations. Previously, she served as Eskenazi Health Midtown’s chief medical officer for quality.
Dr. Overley is a graduate of Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, completing her residency through its program and spending much of her time with Eskenazi Health Midtown. She also completed a fellowship in public psychiatry at Columbia University and a graduate certificate in innovation and implementation science at Indiana University. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and assistant professor of clinical psychiatry with the IU School of Medicine. She has been honored by the school several times, including as the recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award.
She has also served as the assistant medical director for the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction and is a member of the American Association of Community Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.

Episode 3: Boots on the Ground

Deb Litzelman, MD

Dr. Litzelman’s professional interests are interprofessional education and practice, innovative health care system workforce development, and patient-centered behavioral change strategies. Her research is focused on the impact of practical training to prepare health care team members to function within relational, collaborative models of care.

As co-investigator on a CMS-funded project to expand the Aging Brain Center (ABC) collaborative care model to a wider number of older patients with cognitive and mood disorders and their caregivers, Dr. Litzelman led the Workforce Training Core, which developed and implemented innovative screening, hiring and training processes to prepare the ABC Care Coordinator Assistants.

Dr. Litzelman’s work with the Indiana University Center for Global Health is focused on bilateral exchange of ideas to improve health and well-being for the medically underserved across the globe. The ideas for creating a new workforce to care for vulnerable elders arose from her work in Kenya where community health workers are widely deployed to improve care of patients with chronic illnesses. 


Carolina Otero

Carolina Otero serves as a recovery coach on the CarePlus project. She has worked in New York and in Indiana to help individuals from all walks of life to recover from addiction.

Episode 2: Ow!

Kurt Kroenke, MD

An internationally respected expert in physical and psychological symptoms, Dr. Kurt Kroenke’s principal research interests include pain, depression, anxiety and other symptoms without discernible cause. He has developed multiple patient-reported outcome measures that have been translated into 80 languages, including the PHQ-9 depression scale, GAD-7 anxiety scale, PHQ-15 somatization scale, PEG pain scale, and P4 suicidality screener. The PHQ-9 and GAD-7 are now used as national guidelines, in electronic health records, and in scores of research and clinical practice settings.

Dr. Kroenke’s recently research has focused on chronic pain, one of the most common problems seen in primary care. His work examines the impact of treating depression on pain, assesses stepped care to optimize pain care effectiveness, tests novel methods to reduce race and socio-economic disparities in pain care and evaluates telecare management of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Dr. Kroenke is appointed to the Psychological Health Subcommittee Health Board at the U.S. Department of Defense. In 2018, he received the Society of General Internal Medicine’s highest award, the Robert J. Glaser award. He has mentored more than 35 fellows and junior faculty and has more than 300 peer-reviewed research publications.

Marianne Matthias, PhD

Dr. Matthias is a health communication specialist. She focuses on communication in chronic pain care and in mental health, with specific research interest in patient-provider communication and clinical decision-making. She earned a PhD in health communication from Purdue University, is a member of the Roudebush VA Medical Center’s Ethics Consultation Committee and serves on the editorial board of the journal Pain Medicine.