Our Mission

Our mission is to increase knowledge and understanding of the use of data analytics, assessments and learning to enhance the quality of care and measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those that care for them.

Research Team

Emaley McCulloch M.Ed. BCBA

Emaley directs the Relias Institute research team across all health-related industries and oversees the research roadmap. She facilitates collaboration across Relias’ departments and with research partners. Emaley is a Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavioral Scientist with over 20 years of…

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Elise Valdes Ph.D.

Elise designs and coordinates clinical research studies across the healthcare field, focusing primarily on senior care and post-acute care. She collaborates within Relias’ departments as well as with industry partners and academic thought leaders. Elise holds a PhD in Aging Studies from the University of…

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Courtney Hughes Ph.D.

Courtney Hughes conducts studies focused on health education, behavior change, and communications. She employs both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate innovative approaches for training healthcare professionals and improving patient outcomes. Dr. Hughes is particularly interested…

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Research Partners

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