Jeanne Brett is Professor Emerita of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Since initiating Kellogg’s MBA courses in negotiations in 1981, she has not only trained thousands of managers to negotiate, but she has also trained professors all over the world how to teach their students to negotiate.
The Lindquist Lab focuses on research aimed to help older adults age-in-place, through supporting families and caregivers. By teaching negotiation skills, both caregivers and older adults have the potential to improve their communication skills and their overall health. Our team is a multi-dimensional partnership of geriatric-based researchers, business negotiation experts, social work, artificial intelligence - human-computer engineers, and community-based family caregivers.
Dr. Jonathan Gratch is a Research Full Professor of Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC) and Director for Virtual Human Research at usc’s Institute for Creative Technologies. His research focuses on computational models of human cognitive and social processes, especially emotion, and explores these models’ role advancing psychological theory and in shaping human-machine interaction.
Dr. Lee A. Lindquist, MD, MPH, MBA, is Chief of Geriatrics at Northwestern Medicine and Prof. of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She provides geriatric care to older adult patients and leads cutting edge research to support family caregivers and their loved ones as they age-in-place. She originated the idea of teaching negotiations to supporters of older adults, after taking Prof. Jeanne Brett's negotiation course at Kellogg School of Business.
Dr. Johnathan Mell is an expert in artificial virtual agent design, and his research focuses on making social agents that are used in human-interaction—focusing on emotion, negotiation, and games. He is an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida in the Computer Science department and the Learning Sciences Cluster.
Alaine Murawski, LSW, AM, is a research study coordinator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a licensed social worker with a focus on the older adult population, specifically, older adults with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other related dementias, family caregiver supports, and community-based programs.
Charlie Olvera, MA, MS, is a research data analyst with Northwestern's Catalyst Lab. Charlie's professional interests lie in designing and implementing novel analytic and methodological tools to support clinical research in health and human behavior, with particular interests in optimization research strategies, remotely-delivered health interventions, mobile and wearable sensor data analysis, and micro-randomized trial/just-in-time adaptive intervention design.
Angela Pfammatter, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist with expertise in optimization research methodology and development of online/mobile health interventions. She has expertise in the Multiphase Optimization Strategy (MOST) which is the research framework used, based in engineering principles, for determining the most efficient and effective version of an intervention.
Vanessa Ramirez-Zohfeld, MPH, is a Clinical Research Associate in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has over 10 years of experience working in academic and community-based settings focusing on health disparities, patient-centered health services, geriatrics, and caregiver support research.
Allie Schierer, BS, is a research study coordinator in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a part of a research team that focuses on older adults’ decisions as they age-in-place as well as family caregiver supports for older adults.