Our Team

Clinical & Scientific Investigation

Our multidisciplinary research team collaborates in the development of protocols, study designs, analyses, and policies. Investigators contribute collaboratively to the synthesis of results for reports, manuscripts, abstracts, presentations, and other mechanisms for disseminating research results.


  • Abigail Smith, PhD, MS Abigail Smith, PhD, MS
    Research Scientist

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


  • Bruce Robinson, MD, MS, FACP Bruce Robinson, MD, MS, FACP
    Vice President, Clinical Research
    Lead Investigator, DOPPS


  • David Dickinson, MA David Dickinson, MA
    Vice President, Information

  • Eric Lammers, PhD Eric Lammers, PhD
    Research Scientist
    Health Economics/Health Services Research


  • Eric Young, MD, MS Eric Young, MD, MS
    Senior Research Scientist

  • Gang Liu, PhD Gang Liu, PhD
    Research Scientist

  • Jarcy Zee, PhD Jarcy Zee, PhD
    Research Scientist
    Biostatistics


  • Keith McCullough, PhD, MS Keith McCullough, PhD, MS
    Associate Research Scientist

  • Laura Mariani, MD, MS Laura Mariani, MD, MS
    Research Scientist

  • Lisa Henn, PhD Lisa Henn, PhD
    Associate Research Scientist

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


  • Robert Merion, MD, FACS Robert Merion, MD, FACS
    President
    Lead Investigator, SDCC


  • Roberto Silva Pecoits Filho, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN Roberto Silva Pecoits Filho, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN
    Senior Research Scientist

  • Ron Pisoni, PhD, MS Ron Pisoni, PhD, MS
    Senior Research Scientist

  • Victor Andreev, PhD, DSc Victor Andreev, PhD, DSc
    Senior Research Scientist
    Bioinformatics



Data Analysis

Research analysts are proficient in a variety of statistical techniques, including regression, survival analysis, longitudinal methods, hierarchical methods, and power analysis.


  • Alissa Kapke, MS Alissa Kapke, MS
    Managing Senior Analyst

  • Angelo Karaboyas, MS Angelo Karaboyas, MS
    Senior Research Analyst II

  • Brian Bieber, MPH, MS Brian Bieber, MPH, MS
    Managing Senior Analyst

  • Chad Cogan, MS Chad Cogan, MS
    Senior Research Analyst I

  • Charlotte Beil, MPH Charlotte Beil, MPH
    Managing Senior Analyst

  • Charlotte Tu, DrPH Charlotte Tu, DrPH
    Senior Research Analyst I

  • Daniel Muenz, PhD Daniel Muenz, PhD
    Research Analyst II

  • Dongyu Wang, MS Dongyu Wang, MS
    Research Analyst II

  • Doug Fuller, MS Doug Fuller, MS
    Senior Research Analyst II

  • Jane Liu, MPH Jane Liu, MPH
    Senior Research Analyst I

  • Jillian Schrager, MPH Jillian Schrager, MPH
    Research Analyst I

  • Jonathan Wiseman, MS Jonathan Wiseman, MS
    Research Analyst II

  • Junhui Zhao, PhD Junhui Zhao, PhD
    Senior Research Analyst I

  • Kaitlyn Repeck, MS Kaitlyn Repeck, MS
    Research Analyst II

  • Katherine Hanslits, MPH Katherine Hanslits, MPH
    Research Analyst I

  • Kieran Hawthorne, MS Kieran Hawthorne, MS
    Research Analyst II

  • Marcelo Lopes, MD, PhD, MPH Marcelo Lopes, MD, PhD, MPH
    Research Analyst II

  • Margaret Helmuth, MA Margaret Helmuth, MA
    Managing Senior Analyst

  • Nan Ji, MS Nan Ji, MS
    Research Analyst II

  • Nathan Goodrich, MS Nathan Goodrich, MS
    Senior Research Analyst II

  • Purna Mukhopadhyay, PhD Purna Mukhopadhyay, PhD
    Managing Senior Analyst

  • Rebecca Mandell, PhD, MS Rebecca Mandell, PhD, MS
    Senior Health Analyst

  • Sarah Mansfield, MS Sarah Mansfield, MS
    Senior Research Analyst I

  • Tony Cuttitta, MPH Tony Cuttitta, MPH
    Senior Health Analyst

  • Yan Jin, PhD Yan Jin, PhD
    Senior Research Analyst I

  • Zhechen Ding, MS Zhechen Ding, MS
    Research Analyst I


Project and Program Area Management

Project managers provide high-level oversight and direction to functional teams within the project to ensure that respective work priorities and approaches are internally consistent and align with the overall goals and budget of a project.


  • Aya Inoue, BA, PMP Aya Inoue, BA, PMP
    Project Manager

  • Colleen Kincaid, MS Colleen Kincaid, MS
    Vice President, Operations

  • Ellen LaChance, BS Ellen LaChance, BS
    Project Manager

  • Jeffrey Pearson, MS Jeffrey Pearson, MS
    Program Area Manager, HP3

  • John Graff, PhD, MS John Graff, PhD, MS
    Program Area Manager, SDCC

  • Justin Albert, BA Justin Albert, BA
    Program Area Manager, DOPPS

  • Kaden Milkovich, MPA Kaden Milkovich, MPA
    Project Manager

  • Matt Wladkowski, MS Matt Wladkowski, MS
    Project Manager

  • Melissa Fava, MPA, PMP Melissa Fava, MPA, PMP
    Project Manager


Data Services

Members of this team contribute expertise in health care informatics, analytic programming, and data architecture. They also develop the instruments for original data collection, as well as the processes necessary to acquire and link existing administrative or externally collected data into analytic files.


  • Ankit Salgia, MS Ankit Salgia, MS
    Programmer II

  • Beth Kirschner, BS Beth Kirschner, BS
    Information Services Product Manager

  • Christine Pellar-Kosbar, MS Christine Pellar-Kosbar, MS
    Information Services Analyst

  • David Glover David Glover
    Database Administrator

  • Debra Halbleib Debra Halbleib
    Senior Programmer I

  • Dori Bilik, MBA Dori Bilik, MBA
    Senior Programmer II

  • Greg Wirth, BS Greg Wirth, BS
    Managing Senior Programmer

  • Heather Dudek, MS Heather Dudek, MS
    Senior Programmer I

  • Jiawei Xing, MS Jiawei Xing, MS
    Programmer II

  • Karen Downing, BS Karen Downing, BS
    Senior Programmer I

  • Lisa Renko, BBA Lisa Renko, BBA
    Senior Programmer I

  • Rachel Forringer, MS Rachel Forringer, MS
    Information Services Project Manager

  • Sabrina Zhang, MPH, MS Sabrina Zhang, MPH, MS
    Programmer I

  • Shannon Li, MS Shannon Li, MS
    Director of Data Services

  • Shengqian Li, MA Shengqian Li, MA
    Programmer II

  • Victoria Pullen, BA Victoria Pullen, BA
    Information Services Analyst

  • Wenbin Ji, PhD Wenbin Ji, PhD
    Programmer I

  • Xue Dietrich, MS Xue Dietrich, MS
    Programmer II

  • Zach Dietrich, MS Zach Dietrich, MS
    Senior Programmer I


Applications Development

The applications development team designs the customized software used to communicate research findings and coordinate study protocols. Team members are responsible for engineering, developing, and maintaining Windows and web-based customized applications.


  • Ben Guidinger, BS Ben Guidinger, BS
    Applications Development Manager

  • Ben Sutton, BBA Ben Sutton, BBA
    Applications Programmer II

  • Charlie Sirich, MS, MBA Charlie Sirich, MS, MBA
    Senior Applications Programmer I

  • Greg Sommerville, BS Greg Sommerville, BS
    Senior Applications Programmer II

  • Jack Liao, MS Jack Liao, MS
    Senior Applications Programmer I

  • Michael Lipham, DMA Michael Lipham, DMA
    Senior Applications Programmer I

  • Patrick Callahan, BS Patrick Callahan, BS
    Senior Applications Programmer I


Project Support

The project support teams assist in carrying out day-to-day implementation of the various studies under way at Arbor Research. Members facilitate communication with participating research centers and external collaborators; they also provide logistical support for dissemination of results through publications and scientific meetings, as well as the submission of contract deliverables to sponsoring agencies.


  • Alison Keesey, MPP Alison Keesey, MPP
    Senior Project Associate

  • Amanda Szymanski, BA Amanda Szymanski, BA
    Senior Project Coordinator

  • Anna Hogan, BS Anna Hogan, BS
    Senior Project Coordinator

  • Brian Ronski, BA, BBA Brian Ronski, BA, BBA
    Senior Project Coordinator

  • Chris Kippola, BS Chris Kippola, BS
    Senior Project Associate

  • Danielle Norman, BA Danielle Norman, BA
    Senior Project Associate

  • Emily Bramblett, BFA Emily Bramblett, BFA
    Project Associate II

  • Joanne Lord, BA, LPN, CCRC Joanne Lord, BA, LPN, CCRC
    Clinical Monitor

  • Julie Lock, MLitt, BA Julie Lock, MLitt, BA
    Senior Project Associate

  • Kimberly Fox, BA Kimberly Fox, BA
    Senior Project Associate

  • Melissa Sexton, BBA, CCRP Melissa Sexton, BBA, CCRP
    Clinical Monitor

  • Michelle Goebel Michelle Goebel
    Senior Data Entry Specialist

  • Sayori Suda-Wilson, BS Sayori Suda-Wilson, BS
    Senior Project Associate

  • Sayre Corbin, BA Sayre Corbin, BA
    Senior Project Associate

  • Stephen Kress, MPP Stephen Kress, MPP
    Senior Project Coordinator

  • Yuko Schoenberg, BS Yuko Schoenberg, BS
    Senior Project Associate


Publications & Communications

The publications & communications team works closely with investigators and analysts to coordinate and finalize manuscripts for journal submission, ensuring that all requirements are met throughout the peer-review and publication process. The team also edits proposals, reports, abstracts, and other research-based publications.


  • Heather Van Doren, MFA Heather Van Doren, MFA
    Senior Medical Editor

  • Janet Leslie, MS Janet Leslie, MS
    Medical Technical Writer

  • Jennifer McCready-Maynes, BA Jennifer McCready-Maynes, BA
    Medical Editor II

  • Shauna Leighton, BA Shauna Leighton, BA
    Medical Editor II


Administration

The administrative functions at Arbor Research include: business and financial operations; human resources; facilities; compliance; and funding and proposal development. Administration is responsible for overseeing and meeting the diverse needs of employees, guests, visitors, collaborators, and other external parties.


  • Colette Cloyd Colette Cloyd
    Executive Coordinator to the President

  • Courtney Kupres, BA, PHR Courtney Kupres, BA, PHR
    Human Resource Manager

  • Curt Esper Curt Esper
    Operations Coordinator

  • Glenda Ward, MS Glenda Ward, MS
    Financial Analyst

  • Joanna Luan, MS Joanna Luan, MS
    Financial Analyst

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

  • Katie Shi, MS Katie Shi, MS
    Accountant

  • Lynda Little, BA, SHRM-CP Lynda Little, BA, SHRM-CP
    Human Resource Specialist

  • Renee Seils, BS Renee Seils, BS
    Administrative Assistant I

  • Sandra Moran Sandra Moran
    Executive Assistant

  • Sarah Boggio, BA Sarah Boggio, BA
    Human Resource Generalist

  • Sarah Mason, JD Sarah Mason, JD
    Grants & Contracts Counsel


IT Support

The IT team manages the Arbor Research computing environment; this includes upgrading the network infrastructure and selecting and deploying new applications and equipment to support organizational requirements. Team members provide security services and training for employees and subcontractors and maintain compliance with governmental and business security standards. IT also supports and administers installed systems, work that includes troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading hardware components; administering networked Microsoft systems; and monitoring system functions.


  • Abul Foej, MIT Abul Foej, MIT
    IT Support Specialist

  • Daniel Vandermade, BBA Daniel Vandermade, BBA
    Desktop Administrator

  • Josh Brucksch, BBA Josh Brucksch, BBA
    Systems Administration Specialist

  • Kashish Jaiswal, MS Kashish Jaiswal, MS
    Network Administrator

  • Saurabh Patel, BS Saurabh Patel, BS
    Network Services Manager