About Us

Bonnie Spring, Ph.D

Bonnie Spring Dr. Spring is Professor of Preventive Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatry, and Public Health at Northwestern University and Director of the Center for Behavior and Health - Institute for Public Health and Medicine. She also serves as Team Science Director for NUCATS, Northwestern’s CTSI, and Co-Leader for the Cancer Prevention Program. Dr. Spring’s research program, continuously funded for more than 30 years, incorporates interdisciplinary teams that develop, test, and disseminate technology-supported interventions to promote healthy behavior change in diet, physical activity, and smoking. A past president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, winner of its Research to Practice Translation and Distinguished Research Mentor Awards, and founding editor of Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research, she also chaired the interdisciplinary National Institute Health (NIH)-sponsored Councils on Team Science and on Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice.

Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Ph.D.

Holly Falk-Krzesinski Dr. Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President for Global Academic & Research Relations at Elsevier. Prior to her position there, she was the Director of Research Team Support & Development at Northwestern University where she led initiatives related to research development, grantsmanship, and team science. Her interests focus on translating empirical research findings about team science into evidence-based effective practices. Through her leadership with the Annual International Science of Team Science Conference, Falk-Krzesinski has been instrumental in developing a strong community of practice for team science and interdisciplinary research.

Arlen Moller, Ph.D.

Dr. Arlen Moller Dr. Moller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research is focused on applying and advancing theories related to behavioral health and wellness. His work involves leveraging principles from social psychology and human motivation, as well as game design, financial incentives, social networks, and technology. One defining feature of Dr. Moller’s research is seeking out and coordinating team collaborations, often with colleagues from disciplines outside of psychology (e.g., in design, engineering, computer sciences, and informational technology and management).

Angela Pfammatter, Ph.D.

Angela Pfammatter Dr. Pfammatter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist, and Faculty in the Team Science Program. Dr. Pfammatter’s wide range of interests is centered around exploring the optimization of health behavior change to treat and prevent chronic conditions such as obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. She also facilitates team science workshops and consultations to support multidisciplinary research teams in creating and sustaining fruitful and enjoyable collaborations.

Leland R. Bardsley, M.S.

Leland Bardsley Leland is the Program Administrator for the Team Science Program at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He helps to advance transdisciplinary science through the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS) by studying and training diverse interdisciplinary research teams, providing didactic instruction, and facilitating team science workshops. He has over 15 years of experience in a broad array of health and behavioral research, including participating in continuous quality improvement efforts with diverse teams. A graduate of Cornell University, he majored in human development and family studies as an undergraduate. He went on to receive an M.S. in psychology as well as additional graduate training in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

David A. Moskowitz, Ph.D., (he/him)

David Moskowitz David is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University and the Project Director of SMART Project at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health & Wellbeing. Dr. Moskowitz has been conducting research into risk-taking behaviors among men who have sex with men, gay and bisexual male health, and the development and maintenance of gay male sexual identities since 2005. Currently, he focused on the sexual health of gay, bisexual, and queer adolescents by creating educational programs that meet their needs. He also is actively working towards increasing the availability and uptake of PrEP for teens by collaborating with their parents to improve awareness and acceptability. Dr. Moskowitz has years of experience with community outreach and engagement, working with Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, Hawai’i Island HIV/AIDS Foundation, Latino Commission on AIDS, and other key community stakeholders. His research and experience illustrates how important team science is to help curtail the problems communities encounter by giving them integrated access and collaboration with researchers.

Megha A. Patel

Megha Patel Megha's primary role at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is as a Software Developer. A graduate of The University of Michigan, she majored in Computer Science and Engineering. She helps to guide the Team Science Program’s technology initiatives and is working on updating and developing new e-learning resources for Team Science education.