Ms. Balkenende is a Research Coordinator for CADRE at the Iowa City VA Health Care System. In 2008, she received her MPH in Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa. Currently, she works on Dr. Eli Perencevich’s project “Checklist to Prevent MRSA Surgical Site Infections” as well as Dr. Heather Reisinger’s project “Building an Optimal Hand Hygiene Bundle: A Mixed Methods Approach.” Her research interests include smoking cessation, women’s health, cognitive health in older adults, and behavior change initiatives to improve wellness.