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Kelly Piacsek, PhD

Vice President, Research

Kelly Piacsek, PhD, is the vice president of Research at Rogers Behavioral Health. In her role, Dr. Piacsek is responsible for establishing the Rogers Research Center where she and her team will oversee research strategy and operations across the Rogers system.

Prior to coming to Rogers, Dr. Piacsek spent 15 years as an R&D Executive with GE Healthcare, overseeing global product development and research organizations. She was responsible for research collaborations with health systems and academic medical centers around the world. Most recently, Dr. Piacsek was the vice president of research at Advocate Aurora Health, where she managed clinical, translational and laboratory research programs across northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin.

Dr. Piacsek holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Marquette University and the Medical College of Wisconsin and was the first graduate of the Marquette-MCW joint PhD Program in Functional Imaging. She is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds 16 U.S. patents related to medical imaging and visualization. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Piacsek is a champion for young women pursuing science and technology careers and has established multiple programs to encourage STEM engagement at elementary and middle school levels.

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