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Team Members


Heloisa Caputo , BS

Heloisa received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, FL. She has been a Certified Child Life Specialist since 2011. She has worked as a Child Life Specialist in the department of Pediatric Radiology at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Pediatric Gastroenterology department at Cleveland Clinic Children’s hospital. Her passion for pediatrics and behavioral health led her to a research assistant position at the University of Utah. Heloisa joined Dr. Wu’s research team in April 2017 with the goal of pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on helping children with chronic medical conditions. 


Rachel Forrest, BS

Rachel received her Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah and is a current student in their Master of Public Health program. She has been working with the Wu research team on a community-based skin cancer prevention and education study since March 2017. Her responsibilities include: educating community on skin cancer prevention and early detection, coordinating with research team to ensure consistent and accurate data collection, data entry, creating reports, and performing other research duties. 

Elizabeth Nagelhout

Elizabeth Nagelhout, MPH
Research Assistant

Elizabeth is currently enrolled as a doctoral student in the Public Health program at the University of Utah and has been part of the Wu research team since August 2015. She will be working on the developmental tailoring study to develop ways to help children at high risk for melanoma understand their risk. Elizabeth assists with recruiting patients, study planning and other research tasks.
Bridget Grahmann

Bridget Parsons , MSPH
Research Analyst

Bridget received her Master of Science in Public Health degree from the University of Utah in May of 2016. She has been a member of the Wu research team since October 2014. She is currently working on the FLARE and Project MERIT studies to deliver melanoma prevention educational materials to families at elevated risk for melanoma.


Kelsey Zaugg, BS

Kelsey received her Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Psychology. She is applying to graduate school this fall with hopes of being accepted into a clinical psychology PhD program and has been a member of the Wu research team since January 2017. She has been involved in the SUN project where she has helped implement skin cancer prevention programs in Utah public schools. She is also working on recruitment for the FLARE project which is a family based intervention study that aims to teach sun-safe behaviors to families that have been affected by melanoma. 

Angela-Zhu.jpg Angela Zhu

Angela is currently attending the University of Utah Honors College. She is majoring in Biology and minoring in Health. She has been a part of the Wu team since July 2017 as a student volunteer. Cancer prevention has always been a very personal interest of Angela's and she is excited about the potential impact she can have on the Utah community with the Wu team. Her current responsibilities include data entry and other various research duties. 

Past Team Members

Name Position Held
Tara Austin, MPH Research Volunteer
Linda Barton, BS Research Volunteer
Brynn Fowler, MPH Research Coordinator
Patsaporn Kanokvimankul, BPhar Research Volunteer
Bridgid Mariko Conn, PhD Research Assistant
Ryan Mooney, BS Research Assistant
Ayesha Patil, BS Research Assistant
Mahasen Samhouri Research Assistant
Jessica McPhail, MPH Research Assistant
Tim Michaelis Medical Student
Ryan Ring Administrative Assistant
Brantley Scott Research Coordinator
Monique Tulley-Bahe Research Intern
Andrew Wilson, MSTAT, PhD Candidate Graduate Student