Barclay Stewart, MD, PhD, MPH, Project Director
Barclay Stewart MD has joined the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center and the NWRBMS investigative team. Dr. Stewart is an Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Surgery.
Dr. Stewart’s research interests are in the areas of health equity, epidemiology, injury prevention, and trauma system development. He is passionate about patient and community engagement in research and turning research findings into action.
Gretchen Carrougher, RN, MN
Gretchen J. Carrougher RN, MN, is a Research Nurse Supervisor in the UW Department of Surgery and is the NWRBMS Program Coordinator. In this role, Ms. Carrougher works with all NWRBMS investigators to successfully manage our research and grant projects.
Ms. Carrougher’s research interests are in the areas of burn nurse competencies, itching, pain control, pain measurement, and employment following a burn injury.
Tamara is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine participating in a research year with the NWRBMS. Before matriculating into graduate school, she worked in emergency and refugee medical services which cultivated an interest in trauma-informed care, health equity, and cultural competency. She will be graduating with the class of 2025.
Caitlin Orton, MPH
Caitlin Orton, MPH is a Research Coordinator in the UW Department of Surgery and is a NWRBMS Data Collector. In this role, Ms. Orton engages with NWRBMS participants daily and supports all NWRBMS research and grant projects.
Ms. Orton’s research interests are in the areas of integrated recovery after trauma, increasing the visibility of individuals experiencing homelessness and improving long term public health recovery systems.
Maiya graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2021. After working with the NWRBMS, Maiya will be attending medical school. Currently, she is interested in pediatrics, general surgery, or obstetrics and gynecology, but she is excited to explore specialties during medical school. Maiya’s current research interests include health care equity, health literacy, trauma-informed care, social reintegration, and improving patient-physician communication and relationships.