Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Ensuring contact: calling rural Appalachian older adults during the COVID-19 epidemic

Robert B Walker

Dr Robert Walker

qualifications: MD, MS

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Professor of Family Medicine

I am a physician practicing clinical geriatrics in Huntington, West Virginia, in the USA. I am Board Certified in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Geriatrics. I am a professor at Marshall University School of Medicine. I am most interested in rural geraitrics.


Michael  Grome

Mr Michael Grome

qualifications: BS, PA-C

contribution: Study conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Assistant Professor of Family and Community Health

Michael Grome is a certified Physician Assistant who practiced for over 30 years in rural West Virginia at the Lincoln Primary Care site of the Southern West Virginia Health Systems. His career interests include general Family Medicine but are now focused primarily on Elderly patients. He is a current member of the Marshall Family Medicine Geriatrics Team. He previously served on the Board of Medicine and the DHHR Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee for the state of West Virginia. He has a particular interest in the unique medical problems facing rural Appalachians.


William  Rollyson

Dr William Rollyson

qualifications: MD

contribution: Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Research Coordinator

Dr. William Rollyson is a Research Coordinator with Marshall Health.


Adam D Baus

Prof Adam Baus

qualifications: PhD, MA, MPH

contribution: Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting of manuscript, Critical revision

position: Research Assistant Professor; Director

Dr. Adam Baus is a Research Assistant Professor with the West Virginia University School of Public Health, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Office of Health Services Research. His work focuses on quality of care and health disparities issues for high-risk, high-need populations. His work often centers on providing technical support and coaching to primary care and community-based partners to leverage clinical and other data sources for analytics, evaluation, quality of care improvement, and health services research needs. He serves as Principal Investigator on numerous, concurrent state-based and out-of-state funded efforts and serves as Co-Investigator for a variety of data-driven efforts focused on improving the quality of patient care and population health outcomes while reducing burden on the health care system.


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