NWRBMS Regional Burn Model System Personnel

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.

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Tam N. Pham, MD

Tam N. Pham, MD, is the Medical Director of the UW Medicine Regional Burn Model System and Associate Professor, UW Department of Surgery. He has been involved in the Northwest Regional Burn Model System (NWBMS) since 2016 and is currently a lead Investigator on the research project, ‘Virtual-environment Home Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial’.  Dr. Pham has worked as an Attending Surgeon at the Burn Center since 2007.

Dr. Pham’s research interests are in the areas of home rehabilitation, health and quality of life, particularly in the elder patient with a burn injury.

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Aaron Bunnell, MD

Aaron Bunnell, MD is an Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. He has been an Attending Physiatrist at Harborview Medical Center since 2013 and is the Medical Director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Consults. He co-leads the NWRBMS project, ‘Virtual-environment Home Rehabilitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial’.

Dr. Bunnell’s research interests are in the areas of acute inpatient rehabilitation of stroke and early mobilization and rehabilitation of critically ill patients.

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Gretchen Carrougher, RN, MN

Gretchen Carrougher

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.

Caitlin Orton, MPH

Caitlin Orton

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.

Zainab Ali

Zainab Ali

Zainab Ali is a Research Assistant in the UW Department of Surgery and is one of our NWRBMS Data Collectors. Ms. Ali’s research interests are focused on burn rehabilitation, infection prevention, wound healing, pain control, and maximizing best outcomes for those living with a burn injury.