Rebecca Abbott

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Rebecca Abbott

Assistant Director of Research Process Managment

Rebecca Abbott is supporting efforts to “rethink” traditional research systems and processes to dramatically improve the dissemination of research outcomes, including leading the establishment of foundational operational procedures, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of research operations, and facilitating the integration of research throughout the school.

Rebecca has more than 13 years’ experience in healthcare using change management principles, efficiency optimization techniques (e.g., lean six-sigma), and statistical analysis to solve complex problems and incorporate the best solutions into operations. Before joining the medical school, she reported to the Chief Quality Officer for The Seton Healthcare Family, and was responsible for monitoring a large network-level project portfolio. She began her career at Seton in human resources, then moved into a role as a clinical outcomes consultant working on efforts to improve clinical quality and financial reimbursement. Prior to her time at Seton, Rebecca worked in research at Duke University Medical Center supporting studies on pain management and social/psychological factors impacting health.

Rebecca received a bachelors in psychology from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and a masters in psychology from Duke University.