LCF Research


About LCF Research Health Services Research Division

The Health Services Research Division (HSRD) has a long history specializing in practice, applied database research, and prospective studies in a variety of medical conditions. A major emphasis was to translate evidence-based research into improved practice, patient outcomes, and cost-effectiveness. In collaboration with local and state agencies and organizations HSRD addressed health issues of importance to local and statewide communities.

Current Study
De las Mias Study

Principal Investigator: Ana Consuelo Matiella, MA
Sub-Investigator: Maggie Gunter, PhD

De las Mias is a study funded by the National Institutes of Health – National Cancer Institute (4R44CA1777037-02) and sponsored by ACMA Social Marketing, a national health communication firm. Research shows Latinas frequently use smartphones, computers, and the Internet for contacting their friends, family, and getting health information. The De las Mias Study will test a Phone App against the traditional print materials and assess which is more effective at helping Latinas learn more about healthy weight.


Ann Von Worley, RN, BSHS, CCRP, Clinical Research Associate

Ms. Von Worley has varied experience in health services research including program coordination, medical record review, and clinical studies administration. She coordinates all medical record reviews and contributes to the data collection methodology, instrument design, abstract protocol, abstractor training, and oversight. Ms. Von Worley has been the clinical coordinator for prospective clinic-based studies and worked extensively with clinics to identify and implement effective processes to reach study goals. She is certified by the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) as a Certified Clinical Research Professional and has also served as a Director and Treasurer of SoCRA.