Research Manager

Emily Caruso, MSPH

Phone: (303) 602-5178


Ms. Caruso provides research program oversight, advanced data management and statistical analyses, and financial and budgetary tracking/oversight for all on-going research projects in the department. 


Ms. Caruso obtained a Bachelors of Science in Biology from Northeastern University in 2001 and a Masters in Science in Public Health from the University of Colorado in 2007. She has served as a Panel Coordinator for the Colorado Multiple Institutions Review Board in Denver, Colorado and worked at Denver Public Health before joining the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2006.

Please click here for a list of Ms. Caruso's peer-reviewed publications.

Research Assistant

Carolynn Lyle, PA-C, MPH


Ms. Lyle utilizes her robust medical background to work closely with the clinical staff in the emergency department to enroll patients into all on-going clinical trials.  


Ms. Lyle moved to Colorado in 1989 after obtaining a BA in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University. She then attended the University of Washington MEDEX Physician Assistant Program and obtained a degree in 2000. Since graduating she has worked as an emergency medicine PA in both urban and rural settings, including 3 years in family practice. In 2013 she obtained an MPH in Community and Behavioral Health from the Colorado School of Public Health. In addition to working clinically in emergency medicine, she has worked as a Paramedic, Firefighter, Ski Patroller, and as a research assistant for Denver Public Health.

Research Coordinator

Meggan Schmidt, BA

Phone: (303) 602-5177


Ms. Schmidt provides project coordination/implementation support for all patient-level enrollment studies and clinical trials in addition to managing regulatory submissions and requirements for all projects in the department.


Ms. Schmidt obtained a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Vermont in 2005. She then went on to serve as a Project Coordinator at Butler Hospital/Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and as a Research Associate at VA Palo Alto Healthcare System and the National Center for PTSD in Menlo Park, California before joining the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2013.

Please click here for a list of Ms. Schmidt's peer-reviewed publications.

Research Assistant

Stephanie Gravitz, BS, MPH


Ms. Gravitz provides her research experience to assist the department in patient enrollment and utilizes her statistical analysis skills to conduct data analysis for various projects in the department.


Ms. Gravitz grew up in Denver, Colorado. She attended Colorado State University where, in 2016, she received her degree in Biologic Science. She continued her education at the Colorado School of Public Health, where, in 2018, she received her MPH in Epidemiology. She has spent the last few years in the field of LifeCourse Epidemiologic research; examining the relationship between Gestational Diabetes mellitus and childhood asthma. Further, she has helped launch a pilot study aimed at gaining a better understanding of how the human brain responds to sugar, using functional MRI technology in a group of young, healthy adults.

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