Expertise, Fully Engaged

The complexity and utility of the work we do helps us attract and retain amazingly talented individuals — folks who don't shy away from a challenge. Our work allows professionals with a high level of expertise to fully apply their skills as they collaborate with talented colleagues on groundbreaking research. 

Our investigators and staff also work closely with leading researchers in the fields of nephrology, statistics, and health outcomes research. These researchers are supported by a dedicated team of technical, scientific and administrative professionals. 


    Scientific/Clinical Investigators Team Description

    Abigail Smith, PhD, MS
    Associate Research Scientist

    Gang Liu, PhD
    Research Scientist

    Lisa Henn, PhD
    Associate Research Scientist

    Alan Leichtman, MD
    Senior Research Scientist

    Jarcy Zee, PhD
    Research Scientist
    Biostatistics


    Marc Turenne, PhD
    Lead Investigator, HP3
    Senior Research Scientist
    Health Economics/Health Services Research


    Alyssa Pozniak, PhD
    Research Scientist
    Health Economics/Health Services Research


    Keith McCullough, PhD, MS
    Associate Research Scientist

    Robert Merion, MD, FACS
    President

    Bruce Robinson, MD, MS, FACP
    Vice President, Clinical Research

    Lalita Subramanian, PhD, MPH
    Associate Research Scientist

    Ron Pisoni, PhD, MS
    Senior Research Scientist

    David Dickinson, MA
    Vice President, Information and Operations

    Laura Mariani, MD, MS
    Research Scientist

    Victor Andreev, PhD, DSc
    Senior Research Scientist
    Bioinformatics


    Eric Young, MD, MS
    Senior Research Scientist

    Research Analysts Team Description

    Alissa Kapke, MS
    Managing Senior Analyst

    Jane Liu, MPH
    Research Analyst II

    Nan Ji, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Angelo Karaboyas, MS
    Senior Research Analyst II

    Jillian Schrager, MPH
    Research Analyst I

    Nathan Goodrich, MS
    Senior Research Analyst II

    Brian Bieber, MPH, MS
    Managing Senior Analyst

    Jonathan Wiseman, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Purna Mukhopadhyay, PhD
    Managing Senior Analyst

    Chad Cogan, MS
    Senior Research Analyst I

    Junhui Zhao, PhD
    Senior Research Analyst I

    Rashmi Goyat, PhD
    Research Analyst II

    Charlotte Beil, MPH
    Managing Senior Analyst

    Kaitlyn Repeck, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Rebecca Mandell, PhD, MS
    Senior Health Care Analyst

    Charlotte Tu, DrPH
    Senior Research Analyst I

    Katherine Hanslits, MPH
    Research Analyst I

    Sarah Mansfield, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Daniel Muenz, PhD
    Research Analyst II

    Kieran Hawthorne, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Tony Cuttitta, MPH
    Health Care Analyst II

    Diana Haggerty, MS
    Research Analyst I

    Marcelo Barreto Lopes, MD, MPH
    Research Analyst II

    Xue Dietrich, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Dongyu Wang, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Margaret Helmuth, MA
    Managing Analyst

    Yan Jin, PhD
    Senior Research Analyst I

    Doug Fuller, MS
    Senior Research Analyst II

    Maria Larkina, MS
    Research Analyst II

    Zhechen Ding, MS
    Research Analyst I

    Program/Project Management Team Description

    Aya Inoue, BA, PMP
    Project Manager

    Jeffrey Pearson, MS
    Program Area Manager, HP3

    Matt Wladkowski, MS
    Project Manager

    Christina Pustulka, BA
    Project Manager

    John Graff, PhD, MS
    Program Area Manager, SDCC

    Melissa Fava, MPA
    Project Manager

    Colleen Kincaid, MS
    Project Management Office Director

    Justin Albert, BA
    Program Area Manager, DOPPS

    Michelle Maxim, BA
    Project Manager

    Ellen LaChance, BS
    Project Manager

    Kaden Milkovich, MPA
    Project Manager

    Rachel Tocco, MA
    Project Manager

    Data Services Team Description

    Ankit Salgia, MS
    Programmer II

    Heather Dudek, MS
    Senior Programmer I

    Russell Hsu, MS
    Programmer I

    Beth Kirschner, BS
    Information Services Product Manager

    Jiawei Xing, MS
    Programmer II

    Sabrina Zhang, MPH, MS
    Programmer I

    Brijesh Patel, MS
    Programmer II

    Karen Downing, BS
    Senior Programmer I

    Scott Liening, PhD
    Programmer II

    Christine Pellar-Kosbar, MS
    Information Services Analyst

    Kim Senda, BS
    Information Services Project Manager

    Shannon Li, MS
    Director of Data Services

    David Glover
    Database Administrator

    Lisa Renko, BBA
    Senior Programmer I

    Shengqian Li, MA
    Programmer II

    Dawn Zinsser, BA
    Senior Programmer II

    Mary Sapienza, MS
    Senior Programmer I

    Umang Patel, MS
    Senior Programmer I

    Debra Halbleib
    Senior Programmer I

    Melinda MacDougall, MS
    Senior Programmer I

    Victoria Pullen, BA
    Information Services Analyst

    Dori Bilik, MBA
    Senior Programmer II

    Rachel Forringer, MS
    Information Services Project Manager

    Wenbin Ji, PhD
    Programmer I

    Eloise Anagnost, BS
    Information Services Analyst

    Robert Brundage, MS
    Programmer II

    Zach Dietrich, MS
    Programmer II

    Greg Wirth, BS
    Managing Senior Programmer

    Applications Development Team Description

    Ben Guidinger, BS
    Applications Development Manager

    Greg Sommerville, BS
    Senior Applications Programmer II

    Michael Lipham, DMA
    Senior Applications Programmer I

    Ben Sutton, BBA
    Applications Programmer II

    Jack Liao, MS
    Senior Applications Programmer I

    Patrick Callahan, BS
    Senior Applications Programmer I

    Charlie Sirich, MS, MBA
    Senior Applications Programmer I

    Project Support Team Description

    Alison Keesey, MPP
    Senior Project Associate

    Joanne Lord, BA, LPN, CCRC
    Clinical Monitor

    Sarah Hayes, BS
    Project Associate I

    Amanda Szymanski, BA
    Senior Project Coordinator

    Julie Lock, MLitt, BA
    Senior Project Associate

    Sayori Suda-Wilson, BS
    Senior Project Associate

    Anna Hogan, BS
    Senior Project Coordinator

    Kimberly Fox, BA
    Project Associate II

    Sayre Corbin, BA
    Senior Project Associate

    Briaa Robinson, MPH
    Project Coordinator

    Lauren Kane, BA, CCRP
    Senior Project Associate

    Stephen Kress, MPP
    Senior Project Coordinator

    Brian Ronski, BA, BBA
    Project Coordinator

    Melissa Sexton, BBA, CCRP
    Clinical Monitor

    Timothy Buck, BS, CCRP
    Clinical Monitor

    Chris Kippola, BS
    Project Associate II

    Michelle Goebel
    Senior Data Entry Specialist

    Trent Johnson
    Data Entry Specialist

    Danielle Norman, BA
    Senior Project Associate

    Nick Moore, BS
    Project Associate II

    Yuko Schoenberg, BS
    Senior Project Associate

    Emily Bramblett, BFA
    Project Associate II

    Peg Hill-Callahan, BS, LSW
    Clinical Study Process Manager

    Publications & Communications Team Description

    Heather Van Doren, MFA
    Senior Medical Editor

    Jennifer McCready-Maynes, BA
    Medical Editor II

    Shauna Leighton, BA
    Medical Editor II

    Janet Leslie, MS
    Medical Technical Writer

    Administration Team Description

    Christos Filyo, BBA
    Planning and Forecasting Analyst

    Glenda Ward, MS
    Financial Analyst

    Renee Seils, BS
    Administrative Assistant I

    Colette Cloyd
    Executive Coordinator to the President

    Joanna Luan, MS
    Accountant

    Sandra Moran
    Executive Assistant

    Courtney Kupres, BA, PHR
    Human Resource Manager

    Karen Crow, BS, CPA, CGMA
    Vice President, Finance

    Sarah Boggio, BA
    Human Resource Generalist

    Curt Esper
    Operations Coordinator

    Kathleen Salas, BS
    Receptionist

    Sarah Mason, JD
    Compliance and Contracts Administrator

    Deborah Vandermade, BBA
    Operations Manager

    Katie Shi, MS
    Accountant

    Sharon Karaboyas, BA
    Business Development Manager

    Dennis Roy, MBA
    Client Development Specialist

    Lynda Little, BA, SHRM-CP
    Human Resource Specialist

    IT Support Team Description

    Abul Foej, MIT
    IT Support Specialist

    Josh Brucksch, BBA
    Systems Administration Specialist

    Robert Droppleman, MS, CISSP
    Network Services Manager

    Daniel Vandermade, BBA
    Desktop Administrator

    Kashish Jaiswal, MS
    Network Administrator

    Saurabh Patel, BS
    Senior Systems Administrator