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The Carolinas Center for Surgical Outcomes Science, a division in the Department of Surgery, is here to provide research and quality improvement, analytics, data and education services to surgical faculty and learners.

We offer a wealth of resources for research and education opportunities including:

  • Data set repository of national data sources
  • Research and quality improvement methods and planning
  • Grant application assistance
  • Scientific writing and data analysis lecture series
  • REDCap database support
  • Statistical software and visualization platforms support
  • Research protocol templates
  • AHEC digital library
  • Basic science/translational science facilities

Meet the Team

Our team of PhD- and Master’s-prepared surgical scientists are here to support research, quality and education in the Department of Surgery.

Please contact us at or stop by our offices in the Research Office Building, Suite 306 for more information.

Brent Matthews, MD, FACS – Chair, Department of Surgery

Logan Hill, MBA – Director, Medical Education Operations

Kevin Kasten, MD – Faculty Research Educator

Allyson Cochran, PhD MSPH – Senior Clinical Data Manager

Kyle Thompson, PhD – Senior Data Scientist

Hannah Wang, PhD – Senior Data Scientist

Vivek Shastry, MD, MSPH – Data Analyst

Lauren McCarthy, MS – Senior Clinical Data Analyst

Nicole 'Colie' Kaiser – Project Manager

Debra Manning, BSN, RN – Clinical Research Nurse

Gerri Chadwick, AuD – Scientific Writer

Jill Jurgensen – Medical Editor

Romeeka Perkins – Research Associate

Latoria Stevens – Data Entry Specialist

Pecora Huff – Data Entry Specialist