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What is ORDSA?

The Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity (ORDSA) is here to help OU-TU School of Community Medicine faculty, residents, and students build a strong and competitive research and scholarship program.

Our services include:

  • Individualized research consulting
  • Research study design and methodology
  • Specialized funding searches
  • Sponsored grant assistance for research coordinators
  • Statistical analysis support

Interested? Click one of the blue buttons below. Filling out an ORDSA request is your first step. Links work best with Chrome or Firefox browsers.

We are here to help. Take a look at the upcoming dates for future events. 

Scholar Squad

Scholar Squad

Like research? Want to learn more about it? Bring your lunch and swap stories with your OU-Tulsa researchers.

Scholar Squad is an informal, brown bag monthly gathering to talk about research interests at OU-Tulsa. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Schusterman Library conference room.  Faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Check out our schedule and join us.

Presented by the Schusterman Library adn the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity 


OU-Tulsa Research Forum

The 2019 Research Forum will be held Wednesday, April 3 in OU-Tulsa's Founders Hall. The event is presented by the Office of the OU-Tulsa Assistant Vice President for Research.

Clinical Vignette Symposium

The 2019 Clinical Vignette Symposium will be held Wednesday, May 22 in OU-Tulsa's Founders Hall. Current fellows, residents, or students at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine are welcome to submit up to two abstracts of case reports to the symposium. 

Heather Chancellor McIntosh, MS, CRA

ORDSA Staff Director and Research Statistician

Heather Chancellor McIntosh manages the ORDSA staff and serves as a research statistician.  She provides project development, research study design, and statistical analysis support as well as assists in the publication process to faculty and staff in an effort to promote the research mission of OUSCM.  Heather also directs the research component of OUSCM Summer Internship for medical and undergraduate students. 

Heather is a certified research administrator (CRA) and has expertise in project development, grant award compliance guidelines, and creating budgets.  She received her master’s degree in educational psychology with an emphasis on research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics at Oklahoma State University. 

Krista Kezbers, PhD

Research Development Specialist

Krista serves as a research development specialist for the Office for Research Development and Scholarly Activity. She works with faculty on research design, methodology, and statistical analysis support. Krista received her Doctoral Degree in Health and Human Performance from Oklahoma State University. During that time, Krista developed an interest in advanced statistics with a specialty focus on qualitative analyses. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Texas and her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota.

Danielle Fousel, LSSGB


Danielle has 12 years of executive level administrative experience, primarily within the non-profit sector.  Prior to her employment with the University of Oklahoma, Danielle worked as the business manager for Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children and as the executive assistant to the Senior Vice President of Programs & Advocacy for the American Lung Association of the Central States (ALACS).  During her time at the ALACS, she also served as an interim funding researcher and grant administrator as well as received certifications in Asthma & Smoking Cessation Education.  Prior to that, she worked as an admissions assistant at Tulsa Welding School. 

As such, she has extensive grant writing, research, and administrative experience and continues this work for the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine providing pre and post grant award administrative support to faculty, residents, and staff. 

Kent Teague, PhD

Associate Dean for Research

T. Kent Teague, PhD is the Associate Dean for Research for the School of Community Medicine.  He also serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research for OU-Tulsa.  Dr. Teague is a biomedical researcher who specializes in studying the effects of psychosocial stress and chronic inflammation on the immune system and the downstream effects on health. He is a Professor in the Department of Surgery and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He holds the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Community Medicine Research.

He earned a PhD in Immunology from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 1995 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the field of immunology at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Denver in 1999.  He joined the OU College of Medicine in 2000 where he directs the OU-Tulsa Integrative Immunology Center.  Dr. Teague is also an adjunct faculty member of the OU College of Pharmacy and the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa. 

Martina Jelley, MD, MSPH, FACP

Clinical Research Director and Resident Scholarly Activity Consultant

Dr. Jelley is currently an associate professor and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Internal Medicine. She received her M.D. from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, followed by an internal medicine residency at OU in Tulsa. Dr. Jelley then completed a fellowship in general internal medicine and received her Master of Science in Public Health at the University of Colorado, Denver. 

Dr. Jelley has served as chair of the OUHSC Institutional Review Board (Research Ethics) since 2002. She served as interim chair of the department of internal medicine from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Jelley has research interests in health effects of violence and abuse, smoking cessation, women’s health and preventive medicine. Her recent work has been in teaching primary care residents how to address the effects of adverse childhood experiences in their adult patients using simulation.   

Nasir Mushtaq, MBBS, PhD

Faculty Biostatistician

Nasir Mushtaq, MBBS, PhD, is the George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair in Public Health Epidemiology and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology. Dr. Mushtaq received his doctorate in Epidemiology and a master of public health degree at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also holds a medical degree and completed his medical training in Pakistan. 

Dr. Mushtaq has consistently been providing epidemiological and statistical support to faculty and resident research projects at different clinical departments of the School of Community Medicine. These projects range from clinical research and clinical practice improvement projects to community based research.

He teaches graduate level epidemiology courses at the College of Public Health and a research skills course for medical students at the School of Community Medicine. In addition to teaching graduate level courses, he is involved in the research training of medical residents and fellows. His primary research areas of interest include tobacco control, health disparities, and collaborative clinical research.



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