MEET OUR TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS
Henry Broeska is an American-Canadian Ph.D. researcher from Irvine California. Henry was a pioneer in writing software for health services adjudication systems beginning in the late-1990s. His planned publication of “The Healthcare for All Handbook” in March of 2020, was delayed for purposes of editing. The original book was to be based on Henry’s extensive working experience in both the Canadian and US healthcare systems. The COVID-19 national health emergency has changed the content of the book but only puts a sharper point on its central conclusion; that systemic reform of the American healthcare system is fundamental to making it equitable, accessible and affordable for everyone, no matter what their employment status.
In 2015 Henry permanently relocated from Canada to the United States where he continues to pursue his medical research at University of California Irvine (UCI).
Charles Bronson earned his Master of Engineering degree from University of California Berkeley and Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine. A specialist in developing medical start-ups, Charles has been involved in four novel healthcare technology businesses that have focused specifically on underserved populations. ‘Healthcrowd,’ has changed the way Medicaid recipients learn about their primary care physicians and receive healthcare, using A.I. and machine learning for unified communications. Now back to his academic roots, Charles will serve as co-investigator for the ‘PIR Study.’
Sheridan Merrick is a writer and advocate based in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated with her BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of the Arts in 2019 where she was the Assistant to the Head of the Musical Theatre program. She acted as research assistant to Katie Donovan for her presentation with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, as well as her academic paper to be published in Theatre Topics, among other research endeavours. Over the past four years Sheridan has written for the Odyssey Online where her articles on politics, feminism, and social justice were read upwards of 46,000 times. Sheridan is the co-conceiver and writer of Red & Black, a new musical, which received the Corzo Center Impact Grant and was produced in the Polyphone Festival. She is currently acting as the dramaturgical researcher for the documentary project 23: The Tale of an Exoneree. Sheridan has recently joined the UCI-based ‘PIR Study’ research team in Irvine, California using both her enthusiasm for social justice issues and her considerable skills in academic research to investigate aspects of recently-observed pandemic-related inequalities in the US healthcare system.