Libby Bliss, MA, CCRC


Libby BlissLibby Bliss is the supervisor for the Mangione-Smith lab team and particularly enjoys mentoring research coordinators and working in the areas of regulatory affairs and compliance. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a master of arts in interdisciplinary arts and sciences from the University of Washington, Tacoma. She holds the Certified Clinical Research Coordinator designation through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).

Kevin Bocek

Clinical Research Assistant

Kevin BocekKevin Bocek is a Seattle native who graduated from Portland’s Lewis and Clark College in 2015 with degrees in psychology and German studies. After graduating, he worked for two years with homeless adolescents at YouthCare programs. While working the night shift at one of these programs, he became interested in doing research and started volunteering for Seattle Children’s Research Institute. After a year of volunteering he began working as a research assistant, and has continued ever since. In the future, he’d like to combine his social work and research experiences by pursuing a PHD in clinical psychology focusing on adolescent crisis counseling and suicide prevention research.

Lynn Doolittle

Program coordinator III

Lynn DoolittleLynn Doolittle handles key administrative responsibilities including calendaring, meeting minutes, grant budgets, grant submission documents and annual reporting in conjunction with the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development’s Grants and Contracts team. She received a BA in theatre from the University of Georgia.

Carlo Gangan

Clinical Research Assistant

Carlo GanganCarlo Gangan works with the Mangione-Smith Lab as a research assistant carrying out various study-related tasks and project-based work for the Outcomes Assessment Project. His primary responsibilities include coordinating participant recruitment, conducting patient study-visits and follow-ups. He received his bachelor of arts in chemistry from Willamette University in 2016 and then worked in a chemistry lab in Portland before joining Seattle Children’s in June 2017. He would like to purse medical school in the future.

Sinear Sadang

Clinical research associate

Sinear SadangSinear Sedang has been working with Seattle Children’s since 2013. Currently, she recruits and conducts follow-up surveys for the Outcomes Assessment Program and manages a database for the Cerebral Palsy Research Network. As a strong advocate for health and wellness, she is interested in researching the disparities of physical activity in children, due to her previous experience in conducting behavioral interventions in low-income areas to promote physical activity. She graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in public health.

Tony To

Clinical Research Assistant

Tony ToTony To primarily administers surveys with children and their families for the Outcomes Assessment Program. In addition, he also conducts follow-up calls for the OAP grant and assists in other project-related tasks for the lab. He is interested in researching more about the disparities in mental health and hopes to pursue a PhD in clinical psychology in the near future. He holds a BA in psychology and a BA in communication from the University of Washington.