Directors:

Core group leadership is organized alphabetically and by role. Remaining team members are organized alphabetically.

Thomas Buchanan Thomas Buchanan, MD SC CTSI Director/Principal Investigator Meet Central Administration
Neil Bahroos Neil Bahroos, MS Chief Research Informatics Office of the Keck School of Medicine and Keck Medicine at USC Meet Clinical Research Informatics
Ramon Durazo-Arvizu Ramon Durazo-Arvizu, PhD CHLA Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Meet Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design
Quinnie Le Quinnie Le, MBA Senior Director, Operations and Finance Meet Central Administration
Wendy Mack Wendy Mack, PhD Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Meet Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design
Allison Orechwa Allison Zumberge Orechwa, PhD, MBA Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation; Interim Program Manager, Healthcare Delivery Science Meet Central Administration
Eunjoo Pacifici Eunjoo Pacifici, PharmD, PhD Chair and Associate Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences Associate Director, D. K. Kim International Center for Regulatory Science Meet Regulatory Knowledge & Support
Eric Pedersen Eric Pedersen, Ph.D. Co-Director for Digital Recruitment and Scholarship Meet Workforce Development
Steven Siegel Steven Siegel, MD, PhD Co-Director, Mentored Career Development (KL2)/Director, Mentoring Resource Center Meet Workforce Development
Nicole Wolfe Nicole Wolfe, PhD Co-Director, Community Engagement Meet Community Engagement

Core Groups:

Core group leadership is organized alphabetically and by role. Remaining team members are organized alphabetically.

Amila Adili Amila Adili, MPH Statistician, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design
Shrey Agarwal Shrey Agarwal Student Worker
Leslie Aguilar Leslie Aguilar, MS Program Specialist, Research Development
Praveen Angyan Praveen Angyan, MS Technical Solutions Architect, Clinical Research Informatics & Communications
Encarnita Aranda Encarnita Aranda, RN, MBA Sr. Research Nurse, Clinical Trials Unit
Adriana Argaiz Adriana Argaiz, MSSP Associate Director, Community Engagement with the Southern California Center for Latino Health at CHLA
George Aurea George Aurea DEXA Project Specialist, Clinical Trials Unit
Lilit Baronikian Lilit Baronikian, BS Research Lab Supervisor, Clinical Trials Unit
Mayla Boguslav Mayla R. Boguslav, PhD Research Associate in the Research Development core
Karen Busa Karen Busa, MS Program Specialist, Workforce Development
Rosalba Cain Rosalba Cain Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement
Sara Calderon Sara Calderon Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement
Megan Castiel Megan Castiel, BS Student Worker
Rachel Carmen Ceasar Rachel Carmen Ceasar, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Population and Public Health Sciences
Mia Chakroun Mia Chakroun Student Worker
Amy Chuang Amy Chuang, MS Data Lead, Clinical Research Informatics
Ruby Crosthwait Ruby Crosthwait Student Worker
Niki Datar Niki Datar Student Worker
Andrea Diaz Andrea Diaz, BA Communications Lead
Li Ding Li Ding, MD, MPH Biostatistician, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design
Brian Do-Golden Brian Do-Golden, MPH, CHES Research and Evaluation Analyst
Jeanne Dzekov Jeanne Dzekov, BA Program Manager, Workforce Development
Sherette Flowers Sherette Flowers, RN, NP, MSN Research Nurse, Clinical Trials Unit
Janéy Friend Janéy Friend, MSA Sr. Programs Manager, CHLA
Alma Garcia Alma Garcia Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement
Daniella Garofalo Daniella Garofalo, MPA Program Manager, Clinical Research Informatics
Panteha Hayati Rezvan Panteha Hayati Rezvan, PhD Senior Biostatistician, Biostatistics Core, The Saban Research Institute (TSRI), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
Ivy Hoang Ivy Hoang, BS Temp Project/Communications
Cathelin Huang Cathelin Huang, MHS Success Liaison Research Specialist
Joyce Javier Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and Population and Public Health Sciences Keck School of Medicine of USC Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Esther Karpilow Esther Karpilow, BA Community Outreach Coordinator
Benson Kuo Benson Kuo, PhD Associate Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support
Chun Nok (Jonathan) Lam Chun Nok (Jonathan) Lam, PhD, MPH DHS Senior Informatic Specialist
Nisa Lam Nisa Lam, BA Project Specialist
Melissa Lee Melissa Lee, MSN Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Trials Unit
Armine Lulejian Armine Lulejian, EdD, MPH, CHES Associate Director for Informatics Education, Training and Outreach Clinical Research Informatics Core
Beau MacDonald Beau MacDonald, MA GIS Project Specialist, Clinical Research Informatics
Karen Manrique Karen Manrique, MS Project Administrator, Regulatory Knowledge Support
Ruzanna Margaryan Ruzanna Margaryan, RN Protocol Coordinator, Clinical Trials Unit
Fathia Mohamud Fathia Mohamud, BA Senior Clinical Lab Technician, Clinical Trials Unit
Tyrone Nance Tyrone Nance, MA Lead Community Outreach Specialist, Community Engagement
Tameka Nunley Tameka Nunley Budget/Business Analyst
Ari Padilla Ari Padilla, MBA Program Manager, Clinical Research Support
Joanne Pak Joanne Pak, BS Budget and Coverage Analyst, Clinical Research Support
Trevor Pickering Trevor Pickering, PhD Biostatistician, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design
Nancy Pire-Smerkanich Nancy Pire-Smerkanich, DRSc, MS Assistant Professor of Regulatory and Quality Sciences; Associate Director, Regulatory Knowledge and Support
Jennifer Rivera Jennifer Rivera COVID Special Projects Coordinator, Clinical Research Support
Jack Rodman Jack Rodman, MPH Biostatistician, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design
Jennifer Romero Jennifer Romero Operations and Special Projects Manager
Wendy Rosero Wendy Rosero, MPA Financial Reporting/Projects Manager
Mayra Rubio-Diaz Mayra Rubio-Diaz Special Project Manager, Community Engagement
Brandyn Ruiz Brandyn Ruiz, MS Programmer Analyst II
Swaroop Samek Swaroop Samek, MS Senior Computer Systems Engineer, Clinical Research Informatics
Gary San Angel Gary San Angel Distance Education Specialist / Media Technology, Workforce Development
Natayla Seals Natayla Seals Community Outreach Coordinator, Community Engagement
Hira Sherazi Hira Sherazi, BS Programmer Analyst, Clinical Research Informatics
Tamara Simon Tamara Simon, MD, MSPH, FAAP CHLA Site Principal Investigator, Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI)
Kim Sysawang Kim Sysawang Clinical Research Coordinator II
Roxy Terteryan Roxy Terteryan, MPH Project Administrator, Regulatory Science Research and Co-Curricular Program
Lisa Thai Lisa Thai, MPH Program Administrator, Healthcare Delivery Science
My Vu My Vu, MS Biostatistician II, CHLA Biostatistics Core
Choo Phei Wee Choo Phei Wee, MS Biostatistican, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design
John Wilson John Wilson, LLB, BSc, MSc, PhD Spacial Science Lead, Clinical Research Informatics
Melissa Wilson Melissa L. Wilson, MPH, PhD Curriculum Development, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design
Gordon Wimpress Gordon D Wimpress, BS, BA Project Administrator, Media Content and Production
Jeremy Yu Jeremy Yu, MS Biostatistician
Elizabeth Zelinski Elizabeth Zelinski, PhD KL Grant Advisor, Workforce Development

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