Meet Some Researchers
Meet Bruno P. Soares, MD. He is the division chief for neuroradiology and research director for radiology. Dr. Soares’s clinical and research focus is on pediatric neuroimaging, particularly advanced applications of MRI to study brain malformations, neurometabolic disorders, and fetal and neonatal brain development and injury. His earlier publications focused on the development of reliable, standardized methods of assessing cerebral blood flow in adult patients suffering from acute ischemic stroke or subarachnoid hemorrhage, utilizing perfusion computed tomography (perfusion CT). His more recent contributions focus on clinical discoveries and advances in the field of neonatal and pediatric neuroimaging, particularly utilizing conventional and advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques.
Meet Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Ph.D. Eline is trained as a Health Services Researcher (cognates in Biostatistics and Health Economics) and has a decade and a half of experience in health policy and healthcare decision-making. In Vermont, she is specifically interested in value-based healthcare from the patient perspective and the effects of VB policy reforms on healthcare expenditures and changes in clinical practice, especially in Radiology. At UVM, she has started up and engaged in several population health projects with multidisciplinary teams delineating the right metrics to improve hospital and patient outcomes. Her research ranges from estimating the economic effects of healthcare interventions and programs; analyzing patient preference heterogeneity using advanced choice models; and applying machine learning techniques to analyze clinical text data. She has also made contributions in further developing standardized quantitative measures to compare (national and international) health systems and assess health system performance.