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Meet the Team

The inclusive, cooperative team at the UR Health Lab offers everyone an opportunity to make a difference. Our goal is to revolutionize healthcare through technology and strategic approaches. We frequently bridge conventional boundaries to inspire forward-thinking partnerships and nurture the upcoming generation of healthcare leaders. Meet the sharp brains behind the work that the Health Lab does.

Our Leaders


David J. Mitten, M.D.

Director, UR Health Lab
Professor, Orthopaedics and Biomedical Engineering


Michael J. Hasselberg, Ph.D., M.S.

Co-Director, UR Health Lab
Chief Digital Health Officer, UR Medicine
Assoc. Professor, Psychiatry, Clinical Nursing, and Data Science


Data Core

Kathleen Fear

Kathleen Fear, Ph.D.

Director, Data & Analytics
Asst. Professor, School of Nursing

Alex Clark

Alex Clark, M.S.

Data Engineer

Steve Drury

Steve Drury, M.S.

Data Analyst

Carly Hochreiter

Carly Hochreiter, M.S.

Data Scientist

Lisa Pink

Lisa Pink, M.S.

Data Scientist

Ajay Anand

Ajay Anand, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor, Data Science
Deputy Director, Goergen Institute of Data Science


Education Core

Wendi Cross

Wendi Cross, Ph.D.

Director, Education Core
Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Gevher Eylul Karboga

Gevher Eylul Karboga

Human Subjects Research Coordinator

Meghan Plate

Meghan Plate, M.A.

Asst. Director, Education Core


Software Engineering Core

Cristiano Tapparello

Cristiano Tapparello, Ph.D.

Director, Software Engineering
Research Assoc. Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Josef Lenz

Josef Lenz, B.S.

Software Engineer

Cody Romanos

Cody Romanos

Application Developer

Jeff Lillie

Jeff Lillie, Ph.D.

Software Engineer




Affiliated Faculty and Staff

Christine Boerman, R.N.
Data Manager, Department of Cardiology

Rev. Kevin M. Boyd
Assoc. Director, Chaplaincy Services

Vektra Casler, M.D.
Asst. Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Adam Dziorny, M.D., Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Pediatrics and Biomedical Engineering

Conrad Gleber, M.D., M.B.A.
Assoc. Chief Medical Informatics Officer for Data and Analytics
Asst. Professor, Medicine 

Ram Haddas, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Asst. Professor & Director, UR Medicine Motion Analysis Labs and Department of Orthopaedics

Jonathan Herington, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics (SMD)

Sullafa Kadura, M.D., M.B.A.
Assoc. Professor, Department of Medicine & Neurology

Chris Kanan, Ph.D.
Assoc. Professor, Computer Science

Constantinos Ketonis, M.D., Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Orthopaedics

Gregg T. Nicandri, M.D.
Chief Medical Information Officer, URMC
Professor, Orthopaedics

José Perez Ramos, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Research Asst. Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Public Health Sciences

Heather Reyes, M.D., M.Eng.
Asst. Professor, Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care, GCH

Spencer Rosero, M.D.
Professor, Cardiology
Chief, Cardiology (SMD)

Mechelle Sanders, Ph.D.
Senior Instructor, Family Medicine

Paul Soto, M.S.
Platform Manager, Microsoft 365, URMC Information Systems Division

Benjamin Suarez-Jimenez, Ph.D.
Asst. Professor, Neuroscience

Kostantinos Vasalos, P.T., C.S.C.S., M.S.B.A.
Director, URMC Enterprise Rehabilitation Services

Jinjiao Wang, Ph.D., R.N.
Asst. Professor & Postdoc Program Director, School of Nursing

Allison Wendorf
Director, UR Medicine Marketing Strategy

Justin Zelenka, M.D.
Asst. Professor, Clinical Medicine


Join the UR Health Lab Team

If you're a driving force and passionate about making a positive impact in healthcare, whether through technology or strategy, we invite you to become a part of our mission. Together, we can shape the future of healthcare, prepare the next generation of leaders, and foster innovative partnerships. Join us in this exciting journey to create a healthier and more promising future for all.


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