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Equality State Research Network

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-399-3168


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An ESRN member is any individual (community member, patient / family member, advocate, healthcare professional, academic researcher etc.) that interacts with the network to help serve the ESRN goals. All members are equal in their contribution to the ESRN and committed to connecting diverse populations, local community needs / interests, and high-quality research. This includes recognition, acknowledgement and value of all contributions.  

Membership is free and provides access to a diverse network of community experts across Wyoming. Membership provides access to the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities, College of Health Sciences research and evaluation team and resources. Members offer a voice to relevant health related questions, issues, and address concerns from their local communities throughout Wyoming. Members create a collaborative relationship between one another. All members benefit from community focused education, training, and career development. Researchers are eligible to apply for grants and receive research support.  

Contact us for more information, or if you would like to become a partner with the network.

Project Proposal Submissions for the network

Equality State Research Network Charter - please sign and return to

Network Advisory Council

The ten-person Network Advisory Council is comprised community members, healthcare practitioners, and academic researchers. The council meets quarterly to guide the development of research projects and ensure community engagement and voice in the Equality State Research Network (ESRN), working primarily to:

  • Develop a quality, academically vetted, and focused approach to health research collaboration that is patient and community centered

  • Assist in developing training for members on patient and community engagement research principles

  • Review and make recommendations to the network based on evaluation results and member engagement

  • Design reporting guidelines, communication guidelines, and establish yearly research priorities/agenda

  • Assist with biannual conference to include focus, proposal review, and community engagement

Network Advisory Council Members:

  • Deb Anderson, Healthcare Professional Representative - Casper, WY 

  • Dr. Robin Ann Barry, Academic/Research Representative - Laramie, WY

  • Dr. Michelle Blakely, Academic/Research Representative - Laramie, WY

  • Sandra Goodson, Healthcare Professional Representative - Jackson, WY

  • Dr. Matt Gray, Healthcare Professional Representative, Academic/Research Representative - Laramie

  • Rob Johnston, Healthcare Professional Representative - Casper, WY

  • Debbie Merritt, Community Representative - Evanston, WY

  • Kristen Schwartz, Community Representative - Laramie, WY

  • Tracy Young, Community Representative - Laramie, WY

  • Aleyta Zimmerman, Community Representative - Cheyenne, WY

 ESRN Meeting Minutes

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

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Equality State Research Network

1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4298

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-399-3168


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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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