Colleen Kenost

Director, Strategic Operations

Colleen Kenost currently has two roles in the Lussier Lab which span the Department of Medicine and the Center for Biomedical Informatics and Biostatistics. Colleen’s main role is to bridge the gap between research and administration and to foster collaborative efforts between multiple units across campus and with external stakeholders. She currently serves as the both CB2 Director of Strategic Operations and the Multidisciplinary Knowledge Management Specialist. In these roles, she oversees all collaborative efforts, both operationally and administratively. She works across traditional boundaries, and is well-versed in translating research prerogatives into action and operationalizing strategic plans. 

She received her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and Masters Degree in Human Resource Development from Northeastern Illinois University. She recently recieved her Doctorate of Education in Interdisciplinary Leadership, with a concentration in non-profit social entrepreneurship, at Governors State University in 2016. She is currently enrolled in the University of Arizona's Master of Public Health program with a concentration in Health Services Administration.

She has been with The University of Arizona since 2013. Prior to this, she worked with Dr. Lussier at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2011–2013.  She also worked in the Departments of Medicine and Otolaryngology at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 2007-11.