D. Lynn Homish is the project director on Operation: SAFETY. She has served as a project director since the start of the study in June 2013. Homish has directed a number of R01 studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. She has overseen the recruitment, enrollment and longitudinal follow-up of various special populations (e.g., substance using women seeking both inpatient and outpatient care and men with prostate cancer care making a treatment decision) throughout the last 10 years. These studies have included data collections at multiple facilities in the communities as well as a national, multi-site study. Homish has extensive knowledge about training and supervising staff in data collection and research protocol aspects.
Deborah Saltino is a Research Support Specialist on Operation: SAFETY. She has worked at the University at Buffalo for 18 years on research studies in the departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Community Health and Health Behavior. Saltino also oversees the School of Public Health and Health Professions Center for Health Research which is home to Operation: SAFETY. She has a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College.