WISE Indiana

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WISE Indiana (Wellbeing Informed by Science and Evidence in Indiana)

A partnership between the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s Monon Collaborative and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration to engage Indiana’s nationally-recognized academic experts to evaluate and inform Indiana practices, programs and policies. This partnership aligns with and furthers the visions of both organizations by facilitating timely, high-quality evidence-informed research, evaluation and analysis to the benefit of all Hoosiers.


General Resources

WISE Indiana

WISE Indiana Expert Directory Form

Indiana FSSA

Indiana FSSA Research Proposal Form

The research proposal form marks the first step for non-State entities requesting the use of FSSA data for research purposes. The information on the form will be used by FSSA to assess feasibility and make preliminary approval decisions for use of the requested data. Once this information has been reviewed and preliminarily approved by our legal, privacy and security, science, and data teams, we will provide you with a letter of support and additional instructions for submitting a full data request. We try to turn preliminary approvals around in 10 business days or less.

If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Amy Lewis Gilbert (amy.gilbert@fssa.in.gov), Connor Norwood (Connor.norwood@fssa.in.gov) or Tim McFarlane (Timothy.mcfarlane@fssa.in.gov).


WISE Indiana 2021 Monthly Mingles

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Indiana-wide COVID-19 Research Networking Event (6-10-2020)


Current Projects

COVID-19 Daily Digest
  • The COVID-19 Daily Digest was developed to provide quick access to relevant and emerging evidence-based information on a daily basis.

Past Projects

Indiana Community Connect
  • WISE Indiana’s primary responsibility was to recruit and maintain engagement of 5-15 new Community Based Organizations from Huntington and Grant counties into the pilot testing phase of the Indiana Community Connect resource directory and referral platform.


Indiana CTSI Lead: Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH, Co-Director, Indiana Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)

Indiana FSSA Lead: Amy Lewis Gilbert, JD, MPH, Chief Science Officer, Indiana Family Social Services Administration (FSSA)

Indiana CTSI Internal Advisory Team
Amy Blevins, MALS, Associate Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, IU School of Medicine
Malaz Boustani, MD, MPH, Richard M. Fairbanks Professor for Aging Research, IU School of Medicine, Director and Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute Center for Health Innovation & Implementation Science
Jessica Brookshire, MS, Senior Program Director, Office of Clinical Partnerships, University of Notre Dame
Peter Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI, FAMIA, President and CEO, Regenstrief Institute, Leonard Betley Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Informatics & Health Services Research, IU School of Medicine, Associate Director of Informatics, Indiana CTSI
Randy Hountz, FACHE, MSM, Interim Director, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Director, Purdue Healthcare Advisors
Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH, Fairbanks Endowed Chair, Professor, Health Policy and Management Department Chair, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, Research Scientist, Regenstrief Institute
Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPH, MS, Assistant Dean for Diversity Affairs and Associate Professor, IU School of Medicine
Kosali Simon, PhD, Herman B Wells Endowed Professor, Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences, Indiana University
Michael Weiner, MD, Professor, IU School of Medicine, Principal Investigator & Dirctor, VA HSR&D Center for Health Information and Communication
WISE Indiana Administrative Team
Emily Hardwick, MPH, CCRP, PMP, Project Manager
Amber Osterholt, PhD, MS, Assistant Scientist
Aaron Zych, MPH, Clinical Research Specialist

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