Jillian Harvey, PhD
Jillian Harvey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Medical University of South Carolina and the Director for the Doctor of Health Administration Division. She received a Master of Public Health from Oregon State University and a PhD in Health Policy and Administration from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research experience includes program evaluation, healthcare quality improvement, and mixed methods research approaches. Her current research focuses on evaluating the development and implementation of telehealth programs and the impact on healthcare outcomes.
Suparna Qanungo, PhD
Director of the Telehealth Research Program
Suparna Qanungo, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing. She is also the Director of the Telehealth Research Program at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Center for Telehealth. She has served MUSC since 2010 and joined the telehealth team in 2016. She is an educator and an active researcher. Her focus is to work with underserved communities to overcome barriers to care. Her role with the MUSC Center for Telehealth to expand telehealth research aligns well with her area of interest to improve access to care in communities across the state, nationally and globally.
Dr. Qanungo serves in multiple leadership roles. Apart from serving as the Director of the Telehealth Research Program, she is also the Chair of the Scholarship committee at the College of Nursing. She serves as the Global Health liaison for the MUSC College of Nursing. She has also served in local boards and health advisory committees in the State. Dr. Qanungo is Green Belt trained in Lean Six Sigma Healthcare Quality Improvement. She is a champion in collaboration a recipient of the 2016 MUSC Presidential Award for Values in Action for Collaboration.
Dr. Qanungo leads/co-leads multiple projects in her current areas of interests: 1) Community-engaged research approaches for underserved communities 2) Telehealth interventions for self-management and caregiver training for individuals with dementia and spinal cord injury 3) Developing partnerships, understanding health systems and community building capacity related to chronic disease prevention and management 4) Global health research to improve palliative care for cancer patients and post-rehab independent living and community integration for individuals with spinal cord injury in low and middle-resource countries and 5) Expanding telehealth interventions to improve access to care barriers in rural communities.
Dr. Qanungo also currently teaches in the PhD, DNP and the undergraduate program. She has also taught the global health and inter-professional courses for medical and other health profession students at MUSC. As an educator, she mentors a variety of students including high school to graduate medical and nursing students. Thus, Dr. Qanungo brings a unique expertise to the telehealth team at MUSC.
Tatiana Davidson, PhD
Co-Director of the Telehealth Research Program
Tatiana M. Davidson, PhD, is an Assistant Professor, Co-Director of the Center for Telehealth Research Program and Co-Director of the Telehealth Resilience and Recovery Program (TRRP) at MUSC. Dr. Davidson serves as Chair for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ Hispanic Issues in Behavior Therapy (HIBT) Student Interest Group. She received her BS from the University of Washington and MA and PhD from Clark University, and completed her internship and NIMH postdoc at MUSC.
Dr. Davidson’s research has focused mainly on maximizing the reach and receipt of evidence-based mental health treatments among trauma-affected youth and their families through the development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, technology-based resources. Dr. Davidson is PI on an active Duke Endowment grant (through 2020) to implement TRRP in three partnering trauma centers across South Carolina. She serves as Co-Investigator on several federally-funded research grants focused on the development, evaluation and implementation of mHealth technologies (e.g., smartphone, tablet, computer) for providing best-practice mental health treatment to a wide range of traumatic stress populations, including disaster victims, child abuse victims, and first responders.
A second major research focus is on addressing mental health care disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations through the development and evaluation of culturally-modified, evidence-based interventions. She has been awarded both external and internal grants to examine how cultural variables can influence formal mental health treatment seeking, access and completion among Latina/o populations, and to adapt evidence-based resources to mobile health delivery formats to reduce traditional barriers to mental health treatment among Latina/o youth and families.