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Directors

Nana Bennett

Nancy M. Bennett, MD, MS is the CTSI Strategy and Collaborations PI, chair of the CTSI Strategic Leadership Group, and leads the Community and Collaboration and Hub Capacity Cores. She is the Director of the Center for Community Health, a Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, and Associate Vice President of URMC.

Martin Zand, MD, PhD

Martin Zand, MD, PhD is the CTSI Administrative and Operations PI. He directs the Administrative and Translational Network Cores, and chairs the CTSI Operations Committee. He is the CTSI liaison to the Institute for Data Science, the URMC Clinical Analytics and Population Health Committee, and the Center for Integrated Research Computer. He is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology, and Director for the Research Center for Health Informatics.

Tim Dye, PhD

Tim Dye, PhD is the Informatics Core Director and PI for the TL1 Training Program. He is the Co-Director of the PhD program in Translational Biomedical Science. He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with joint appointments in the departments of Pediatrics, Public Health Sciences, and Medical Informatics. He serves as the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Robert Holloway, MD, MPH

Robert Holloway, MD, MPH is the Core Director and PI for the UR-KL2 Career Development Program. He is Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology with a joint appointment in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Faculty and Staff

Joan Adamo

Joan E. Adamo, PhD is co-Function Leader for Regulatory Knowledge and Support and Planning Coordinator for the Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Function within the CTSI.

Amina Alio, PhDAmina Alio, PhD is the Function Leader for Community Engagement. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health.

Monica Barbosu, MD, PhD

Monica Barbosu, MD, PhD is a Staff Scientist in the CTSI's Informatics Core.

Steven Barnett, MD

Steven Barnett, MD is the Function Leader for Integrating Special Populations. He is also the Director and Principal Investigator for the National Center for Deaf Health Research, and is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.

Zhe (Jack) Chang

Zhe (Jack) Chang, M.Sc. is Senior Research Informaticist and Coordinator of the Informatics Technical Infrastructure Cluster, Coordinator of the Informatics Data Cluster, and a Member of the Informatics Education Cluster. He is a Senior Associate in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology.

John Cullen, PhD

John P. Cullen, PhD is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion and also serves as Coordinator of Outreach with the Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester.

Amanda Davin Amanda Davin is a Senior Programmer Analyst with Academic IT.

Margaret Demment, PhD

Margaret Demment. PhD is a Member of the Population Health Informatics Cluster. She is an Instructor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Staff Scientist for the CTSI.

Tricia DiQuattro

Tricia DiQuattro is an Administrative Assistant in the CTSI, providing administrative support to Martin Zand, MD, PhD.

Terry Doll

Terry Doll is a Senior Programmer Analyst in the CTSI’s Informatics Core.

E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA

E. Ray Dorsey, MD, MBA is the Co-Leader for the Trial Innovation Center Function, a KL2 Steering Committee Member and Co-Director of the KL2 Translational Specialization in Enabling Technologies. He serves as Faculty in the Translational Network Science Function, and is a Member of the Informatics Data Cluster. He is the Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET) and the holds the David M. Levy Professorship in Neurology. He is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics.

Ann Dozier, RN, PhD

Ann Dozier, RN, PhD is the Function Leader for Evaluation and Continuous Improvement and for Recruitment Innovation. She is the Albert David Kaiser Chair of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Professor in the Center for Community Health, and Professor of Clinical Nursing in the Department of Nursing (SON).

Carrie Dykes, PhD

Carrie Dykes, PhD is a Research Engagement Specialist in the CTSI and supports the Community and Collaboration, Research Methods, and Network Capacity cores.

Racha El Husseini

Racha El Husseini is a Staff Accountant in the CTSI.

Gail Figgins

Gail Figgins is an Information Analyst in the CTSI’s Informatics Core.

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH

Kevin Fiscella, MD, MPH co-directs the Greater Rochester Practice-Based Research Network (GR-PBRN) and is the Function Leader for Multidisciplinary Team Science. He is a Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences.

Thomas T. Fogg, MS, MPH

Thomas T. Fogg, MS, MPH is the CTSI Executive Director for Operations. He provides senior administrative oversight and direction for the Administrative, Informatics, Translational Endeavors cores of the UL1 component, as well as for the KL2 career development and TL1 training cores.

Mark Frampton, MD

Mark Frampton, MD is Associate Director for the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center. He is a Professor of Medicine and Environmental Medicine in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division.

Nancy Gillam, LPN

Nancy Gillam, LPN is a Licensed Practical Nurse in the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center.

Theresa Green, PhD, MBA

Theresa Green, PhD, MBA is the Education Coordinator for Community Engagement and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Center for Community Health.

Robert Gross, MD, PhD

Robert Gross, MD, PhD is the Director of the Academic Research Track (ART) and a Professor of Neurology.

Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD

Ronnie Guillet, MD, PhD is the Program Coordinator for the Early Stage Faculty Boot Camp and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology.

Sue Haefner, RN

Sue Haefner, RN is a Research Nurse in the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center.

Susanne Heininger

Susanne Heininger is a Research Coordinator and Participant Navigator.

Kathleen Holt, PhD

Kathleen Holt, PhD is the Coordinator of the Population Health Informatics Cluster and a Member of the Informatics Education Cluster. She is a Staff Scientist in the Center for Community Health and CTSI.

Carrie Irvine

Carrie Irvine, MS is a Lead Programmer Analyst in Academic IT.

Shelby Johnson

Shelby Johnson is an Administrative Assistant in the CTSI.

Vivian Lewis, MD

Vivian Lewis, MD is the Chair of the Mentor Development Working Group. She is the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity and Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dongmei Li, PhD

Dongmei Li, PhD is a Coordinator for the Informatics Analysis Cluster, an Analytic Methods instructor in the Informatics Education Cluster, and a member of the Population Health Informatics Cluster. She is a Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and CTSI.

Katie Libby

Katie Libby is the Education Program Manager for the CTSI and the Program Coordinator for the PhD program in Translational Biomedical Science.

Mary Little

Mary Little is the Administrative Manager for the CTSI. She coordinates CTSI funding programs and supports the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

Mary Lyons

Mary Lyons is the Financial Administrator for the CTSI.

Jahron Marriott is an Information Analyst in the CTSI's Informatics Core.

Camille Martina, PhD

Camille Martina, PhD is a Program Evaluator for the Mentor Development Core Working Group. She is a Research Assistant Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Environmental Medicine.

Ann Miller, RN

Ann Miller, RN is Nurse Manager for the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

Richard T. Moxley III, MD

Richard T. Moxley III, MD is the co-Function Leader for Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies. He holds the Helen Aresty Fine and Irving Fine Professorship in Neurology and is a Professor in the Department of Neurology.

Nancy Needler

Nancy A. Needler is the Manager of the Research Coordinator Program, including SCORE.

Gary Noronha, MD

Gary Noronha, MD is Co-Director of the Greater Rochester Practice Based Research Network (GR-PBRN) and a member of the UNYTE Executive Committee. He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical for the Center for Community Health.

Kerry O'Banion, MD, PhD

Kerry O’Banion, MD, PhD is the Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) and serves as Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy.

Nicole O'Dell

Nicole O’Dell, MLS is the Senior Information Analyst in the CTSI.

Susanne Pallo, PhD

Susanne Pallo, PhD is the Science Writer and Public Relations Associate in the CTSI.

Robin Peck

Robin Peck is the Bionutrition Supervisor in the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

Jose Perez-Ramos, MPH

José Pérez-Ramos, MPH is a Project Manager in the CTSI’s Informatics Core.

David Pinto, RN

David Pinto, RN is a Clinical Research Informaticist and Coordinator of the EHR Cluster in the CTSI's Informatics Core.

Karen Rabinowitz, JD

Karen Rabinowitz, JD is Interim Chief of Staff for the CTSI, liaison to Trial Innovation Centers and Assistant Dean of Clinical Research. She is also Legal Counsel and Associate Director for the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET).

David Rich, ScD, MPH

David Rich, ScD, MPH is a Consultant for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design for the CTSI and is Associate Professor in the Departments of Public Health Sciences and Environmental Medicine.

Eric P. Rubinstein, JD, MPH

Eric P. Rubinstein, JD, MPH is the Executive Director for Research Services and heads the CTSI Office of Regulatory Support. He provides senior administrative oversight for the Community and Collaboration, Hub Research Capacity, Research Methods and Network Capacity Cores, as well as the CTSI Clinical Research Center (CRC) and the National Center for Deaf Health Research (NCDHR).

Edward M. Schwarz, PhD

Edward M.Schwarz, PhD is a co-Function Leader for Pilot and Translational Clinical Studies. He is the Burton Professor of Orthopaedics and Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research.

Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS

Giovanni Schifitto, MD, MS is the Director of the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center and Function Leader for Participant and Clinical Interactions. He is a Professor of Neurology and Imaging Sciences.

Patricia J. Simpson-Haidaris, PhD

Patricia J. (“PJ”) Simpson-Haidaris, PhD is the Co-Director of the Translational Biomedical Science (TBS) PhD Program and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology.

Scott Steele, PhD

Scott Steele, PhD is the Function Leader for Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine. He is the Deputy Director of the Goergen Institute for Data Science, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Pat Stewart, RD, PhD

Pat Stewart, RD, PhD is the Bionutrition Manager in the CTSI’s Clinical Research Center. She is also Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics for the Department of Pediatrics.

Robert Straderman, Sc.D.

Robert Strawderman, Sc.D. is a co-Function Leader for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design. He is the Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, and Dean’s Professor of Biostatistics.

Elizabeth Sullivan is an Administrative Assistant in the CTSI, supporting the Informatics Core.

Carlos Swanger, MD

Carlos Swanger, MD is Co- Director of the Greater Rochester Practice Based Network (GR-PBRN). He is Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical at the Center for Community Health.

Sally Thurston, PhD

Sally W. Thurston, PhD is a Consultant in the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Function in the Research Methods Core. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and the Cancer Center.

Edwin VanWijngaarden, PhD

Edwin VanWijngaarden, PhD is co-Function Leader for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design. He is an Associate Professor of Public Health Sciences, Dentistry, Environmental Medicine, Pediatrics and the Center for Community Health.

Karen Vitale

Karen Vitale is the Program Manager for the Greater Rochester Practice Based Research Network (GR-PBRN) and the UNYTE Translational Research Network.

Nellie Wixom, RD

Nellie Wixom, RD is a Registered Dietician in the CTSI's Clinical Research Center.

Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD

Wojciech Zareba, MD, PhD is Co-Director of the KL2 Translational Specialization in Enabling Technologies. He is the Director of Heart Research for the Department of Medicine, Cardiology, and Professor in the Department of Medicine, Cardiology Heart Research.

Sharyl Zaccaglino

Sharyl Zaccaglino is the Function Leader for Quality and Efficiency.