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About Us

Klein Buendel is a small woman-owned health communication and technology firm founded in 2002 and located in Golden, CO. We specialize in the research and development of programs to change behavior and educate communities about health promotion and disease prevention. Our team includes research scientists with expertise in health communication and behavioral interventions who collaborate with our creative technology team to develop effective health programs and products.


In May 2018, Klein Buendel will be a proud co-sponsor of the 4TH International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention along with Ryerson University and the Canadian Dermatology Association. The conference will be held in Toronto, Canada.

Leadership Team

  • Mary Buller
    Mary Buller, MA

    Owner & President

    Mary Buller is the Owner and President of Klein Buendel, a health communication research company founded in 2002 in Golden, Colorado. Her career started at the University of Arizona’s Arizona Cancer Center as a chemoprevention research coordinator, where she was introduced to the rising rates of skin cancer and began a lifelong passion for skin cancer prevention. In 1997, Mary moved to Colorado to join the AMC Cancer Research Center’s Partners for Health Systems (PHS) organization, eventually becoming its President. While at PHS, Mary was awarded her first large NIH-funded research project to create a series of computer-based programs to teach elementary school children how to be safe in the sun. Since then, she has been the Principal Investigator on several NIH- and CDC-funded projects. Much of her research has been in skin cancer prevention and nutrition education. She is the creator of the Sunny Days Health Ways curriculum and Real Health Photos. In 2006, Klein Buendel received the SBIR Tibbets Award for excellence in research from the U.S. Small Business Administration for Mary's sun safety research in schools. In 2016, Mary was honored with an Outstanding Alumni Award from Michigan State University.
  • David Buller
    David Buller, PhD

    Director of Research

    Dr. David Buller is a Senior Scientist and Director of Research at Klein Buendel. After earning his PhD from Michigan State University, he was hired as an Assistant Professor for Texas Tech University’s Department of Speech Communication. In 1986, he joined the faculty in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona where he was promoted from Assistant to Associate to Professor of Communication. In 1997, he moved to Colorado to become a Senior Scientist at AMC Cancer Research Center (1997-2002) and later the Harold Simmons Senior Scientist for Health Communication at the Cooper Institute (2002-2005). Dave joined Klein Buendel in 2005. Dave's health communication research focuses on improving sun protection, dietary behavior and physical activity, and reducing the use of tobacco and alcohol using interpersonal, media, and technology-based interventions.
  • Valerie Myers
    Valerie Myers, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Dr. Valerie Myers is a Senior Scientist at Klein Buendel. She is a licensed psychologist who earned her PhD in clinical psychology from Drexel University and completed her postdoctoral training in Clinical Health Psychology at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, LA. She was a faculty member in the Behavioral Medicine Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical from 2005-2012, and is currently an adjunct Associate Professor there. Her research focuses on behavioral interventions for weight-related chronic diseases including the use of behaviorally-based technological approaches (website, smartphones, telehealth, and interactive media) to deliver weight management, disordered eating, diabetes management, and physical activity interventions. The goal of Val’s research is to develop effective treatments that can be delivered to real-world settings and meet the needs of undertreated populations.
  • Barbara Walkosz
    Barbara Walkosz, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Dr. Barbara Walkosz is a Senior Scientist at Klein Buendel. Prior to joining Klein Buendel, Barb was a Professor of Communication and the Associate Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. She began teaching at the University in 1997 and retired in December 2010 as Professor Emerita. While Barb's main focus is skin cancer prevention, her scholarship also focuses on health communication and education, social marketing, media literacy and civility. Barb received her PhD from the University of Arizona and her Master's degree from the University of Colorado Denver.
  • Gill Woodall
    W. Gill Woodall, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Dr. Gill Woodall is a Senior Scientist at Klein Buendel, as well as an active Emeritus Professor of Communication and Senior Research Scientist in the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions at the University of New Mexico. He is an experienced NIH Principal Investigator, having served as a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple major NIH-funded grant projects in the areas of drunk driving prevention, Internet-based approaches to dietary improvement among minority rural adults, reduction of tobacco uptake among adolescents, reduction of risky alcohol consumption among college students, the development of web-based responsible beverage service training in both on- and off-site alcohol premises, the prevention of drug use, sexual debut and sexually-transmitted disease among adolescents, the increased adoption of HPV vaccine among early adolescent females and males, and web-based responsible marijuana vendor training. Gill has served as a reviewer for the NIH Center for Scientific Review as a study section member and ad-hoc reviewer for 20 years. He has served on the New Mexico Governor’s DWI Leadership Task Force. He has also published extensively in the area of nonverbal communication and is a co-author of a book on nonverbal communication.
  • Erwin Bettinghaus
    Erwin Bettinghaus, PhD

    Senior Scientist

    Former Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, Dr. Erwin Bettinghaus has been a leader in researching and teaching communication since the early 1950's. He has served on several national advisory committees helping to guide U.S. cancer programs and policies, including a presidential appointment to the National Cancer Advisory Board. His research interests include the use of the media to change behaviors, and the design and testing of persuasive messages. Erv has a particular concern with reducing tobacco use around the globe.
  • Pam Stevens
    Pam Stevens

    Finance Director

    Pam Stevens graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, but has always been involved in handling finances. She came to Klein Buendel from Duke University’s Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation Research where she handled the finances and grant management for almost six years. Pam's originally from Toledo, Ohio, and is a proud member of the Society of Research Administrators International.

Job Opportunities

  • Instructional Design Specialist

    Working alongside onsite developers and content experts, the candidate would design the learning objectives, educational frameworks, activities, content, and testing strategies for a variety of interactive health education programs delivered electronically to diverse groups of end users to foster learning and health behavior change.

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  • Accounting Specialist II

    Accountable for all in-house payroll-related functions to ensure accurate and timely payment of wages in accordance with company policy while ensuring compliance with federal and state requirements. Applies accounting principles and funding regulations to examine, process, and maintain all functions for Accounts Payable. This position is responsible for administering company's benefits.

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  • Scientist Position Open

    We are seeking applications for a Scientist specializing in health communication, health behavior change, or community interventions to prevent chronic disease and improve public health. The successful applicant will have a passion for grant-sponsored collaborative research and seek the challenge of a research-focused position. The specific area of expertise is flexible but may include the reduction of risk behaviors, application of innovative technologies, translation and dissemination of evidence-based programs, and issues in health equity.

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Frequently Requested Information

Address Klein Buendel, Inc.
1667 Cole Blvd., Suite 225
Golden, CO 80401-3313
(303) 565-4321 (Main)
(303) 565-4320 (Main Fax)
www.kleinbuendel.com
Type of organization Women-owned small business health communication, research and multimedia production
Date established 2002
Congressional District CO-007
Cognizant Federal Agency Department of Health and Human Services
Office of Acquisition Management and Policy
Tony Sultzer
(301) 496-2444
ts15o@nih.gov
Indirect Cost Rate Agreement and date Most recent agreement dated 07/07/2015
Indirect Cost Rate Agreement 2015
A-133 Audit Report & Date Year ending December 31, 2016
A-133 Audit Report
Make checks payable to: Klein Buendel, Inc.
Human Subjects Assurance Number 00003715
IRB Registration Number Western Institutional Review Board
Number IRB00000533
Quorum Institutional Review Board
Number IRB00003226
DUNS Number 117936042
Authorized Organizational Representative / Signatory Official (grants and proposals) Mary K. Buller
mbuller@kleinbuendel.com
Authorized officials to negotiate contracts Mary K. Buller
mbuller@kleinbuendel.com
Pre-award contact Miranda Reilly
mreilly@kleinbuendel.com
Compliance / Human Subjects contact Laura McLaughlin
lmclaughlin@kleinbuendel.com
Post-award  / Financial contact Pamela Stevens
pstevens@kleinbuendel.com
Where to send contracts Laura McLaughlin
lmclaughlin@kleinbuendel.com
Resource sharing / research resources contact Mary K. Buller
mbuller@kleinbuendel.com
Invoicing contact Purchasing Department
purchase@kleinbuendel.com
Copyright / Use of materials contact Mary K. Buller
mbuller@kleinbuendel.com
Publications contact Alishia Kinsey
akinsey@kleinbuendel.com
Media contact Savanna Olivas
solivas@kleinbuendel.com
Spanish Enquiries (Preguntas en Español) Jeanny Reither
jreither@kleinbuendel.com

Financial Conflict of Interest

Klein Buendel, Inc. is committed to ensuring the integrity of the research process and maintaining the public trust and that of sponsors in the integrity and credibility of its staff and its research programs. Thus, Klein Buendel must ensure that there is a reasonable expectation that research results are not biased by any external commitments and financial conflicts of interest. The principles and procedures of this policy assure that research personnel will report their external commitments and financial interests in a timely manner and that real and apparent financial conflicts of interest will be identified and responsibly managed. This policy promotes compliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, and policies regarding financial conflicts of interest. This information is current as of 2/14/2014 and is subject to updates on an annual basis and within 60 days of the identification of a new Financial Conflict of Interest.

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Recent Clients and Collaborators

We collaborate with leading scientists and research institutions, including:

  • Brown University

  • Cancer Council Victoria

  • Hilton Publishing Company

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Pennington Biomedical Research Center

  • Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation

  • Rush University Medical Center

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • University of Colorado Denver

  • University of New Mexico

  • East Tennessee State University

  • Old Dominion University

  • University of Connecticut

  • Claremont Graduate University

  • Colorado State University

  • University of Texas at El Paso

  • Penn State University

Contact Info/Map and Address

Directions...

  • ...from Denver International Airport

    1. DIA to Peña Blvd. South
    2. Peña Blvd. South to I-70 West
    3. Take I-70 West 21 miles to Denver West Blvd., Exit 263
    4. Turn Left at light onto Denver West Marriott Blvd.
    5. At the second light, turn Left onto Cole Blvd.
    6. Turn Left at fourth entrance into building parking lot
    7. Our building (Building 19) is on the left
  • ...from the Denver Tech Center

    1. I-25 North to I-70 West
    2. Take I-70 West 9.5 miles to Denver West Blvd., Exit 263
    3. Turn Left at light onto Denver West Marriott Blvd.
    4. At the second light, turn Left onto Cole Blvd.
    5. Turn Left at fourth entrance into building parking lot
    6. Our building (Building 19) is on the left
  • ...from Downtown Denver on 6th Ave

    1. 6th Ave West toward Golden
    2. Exit right onto Indiana Street
    3. At the second light, turn right onto West Colfax Avenue
    4. Turn left at the second light onto Denver West Marriott Blvd.
    5. At the first light, turn right onto Cole Blvd.
    6. Turn Left at fourth entrance into building parking lot
    7. Our building (Building 19) is on the left