Brett Rowland, M.A., is the associate director of research in charge of data management and analytics for the Office of Community Health and Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Arkansas, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Arkansas. Mr. Rowland has more than 10 years of experience in social and health equity research, quantitative data analysis, and program evaluation. His research has focused primarily on nutrition, obesity, and Type 2 diabetes disparities among marginalized populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, food insecure individuals, and homeless individuals. He has implemented and evaluated community-based research and programs funded by NIH, CDC, PCORI, and HUD. In his time at UAMS, he has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles. Mr. Rowland is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior, and the American Evaluation Association. As a native Arkansan, Mr. Rowland hopes to continue to improve the health of all Arkansans.
Erin Gloster, M.A., is a research writer with the Office of Community Health and Research at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. Ms. Gloster holds a master’s degree in English with an emphasis on cultural studies from University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree in English and political science from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Prior to joining UAMS, she worked as a social media intern with the City of Fayetteville Sustainability Department, a regional technical writing intern with Environmental Defense Fund, and an office operations supervisor with the United States Census Bureau. In each of these roles, Ms. Gloster used her writing and communication skills, as well are her background in political science and cultural studies, to promote discussion about the socioeconomic, environmental, and political factors that contribute to community-level health concerns. As a research assistant, Ms. Gloster assists with the writing, editing, revision, and submission of research manuscripts addressing the health disparities faced by marginalized communities in northwest Arkansas. Through her experience working with non-profit and community-based organizations, and in her current role, Ms. Gloster continues to work toward her career goal of facilitating inclusive and culturally-sensitive communication between organizations and the communities they serve.
Spencer Hall is a data manager with the Office of Community Health and Research at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. Mr. Hall holds a master’s degree in political science, and is currently a doctoral candidate in political science. He has eight years of experience working with human subjects and institutional data spanning in-person polling, instrument design, and program evaluation, with several projects resulting in publication. Mr. Hall has worked with academic, nonprofit and FBOs on data collection and program implementation. In his current role with UAMS, he focuses this experience on data quality assurance and successful project implementation. It is Mr. Hall’s professional goal to translate both his academic and past work experiences to successful outcomes for those served by UAMS and their partners.
Kyle Kaminicki, M.A., is a data manager for the Office of Community Health and Research at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus and has been with the Office of Community Health and Research in various capacities for over seven years. He has a master’s degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology and is skilled in data management, data analysis, survey programming, and data entry. In a previous role at the Terrorism Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Kyle collected, organized, and analyzed legal data for multiple federally funded projects, and assisted in supervising and training student interns. Kyle uses these skills to support the Office of Community Health and Research’s wide array of community programs that connect minority and underserved populations including the Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander communities to resources. Mr. Kaminicki uses his experience to support the reduction of health disparities and increase access to resources for our underserved populations in northwest Arkansas.
Ason Mohammed, MSIQ, serves as a health care Informatics Analyst with the Office of Community Health and Research at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. He earned his master’s degree in information quality from University of Arkansas at Little Rock with an emphasis on data quality and a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from India. He holds a certification in Master Data Quality Management, affiliated to The Electronic Commerce Code Management Association (ECCMA) ISO 8000 and ISO 22745. He also holds Data Steward certification from Collibra University, New York. He has an extensive work experience of over 10 years on the development and implementation of large-scale financial and health care datasets. He also has experience with qualitative and quantitative data analysis. In his current role with UAMS, he utilizes his technical background to program data collection tools for research studies, perform data abstraction, maintains databases for research and community health-related projects, analysis and report writing for health care executives, providers and researchers. Through these experiences, his professional goal is to continue work towards data quality improvement and increase accessibility to good, clean and meaningful research data which produces sustainable high-impact results through community-based programs in northwest Arkansas.
Aaron Scott, M.A., is a research associate for the Office of Community Health and Research at the UAMS Northwest Regional Campus. Mr. Scott holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in sociology, and two post-masters certificates in educational statistics/research methods and measurement. He has over 10 years of experience in consulting on academic research projects. In his current role with UAMS, he provides professional data analysis and leads the writing and publishing process of timely health research across multiple projects. He has coauthored 20 research publications and counting. It is Mr. Scott’s professional goal to contribute significantly to the production and dissemination of actionable knowledge gained through community-based programs and health research, improving the state of health for members of the local community and beyond.
Meet the Community Health and Research Staff
The leadership team manages research programs and administrative duties related to community health and research programs.Learn More
The administration team oversees day-to-day operations of office procedures, finances and grant-writing.Learn More
Our faculty and research teams are leading the way toward better health in Arkansas and beyond.Learn More
The community programs team works with community partners to improve access to resources, healthy foods, health care, and safe places for physical activity for all.Learn More
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our outreach team has worked to ensure that our communities continue to have access to their best health.Learn More
Diabetes Health Team
The diabetes and cardiometabolic team engages with the community to better understand and address significant health issues that exist.Learn More
Family Wellness Team
The family wellness team provides and connects individuals and families to health services available in the community.Learn More
Healthy Food Systems Team
The Healthy Food Systems team works with schools and community to ensure that everyone has access to healthy food.Learn More