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Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
750 N. Lake Shore Dr., 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-503-1709
nucats@northwestern.edu

Clinical trial participants should visit our Participate in Clinical Research page for further contact information.

 NUCATS Executive Council

The NUCATS Executive Council is comprised of associate directors, program heads, and other Institute leaders. It meets quarterly to discuss Institute priorities and objectives.

Richard D'Aquila, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research
Director of NUCATS
Center for Clinical Research Director

Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI
Deputy Director of NUCATS
Director, Center for Data Science and Informatics

Donald M Lloyd-Jones, MD, ScM
Former Director of NUCATS

Ronald Ackermann, MD, MPH
Associate Director of NUCATS, Center for Community Health

James Adams, MD
Associate Director of NUCATS for Adult Medicine

Abby Cosentino-Boehm, DrPh
Assistant Director, Center for Data Science and Informatics 

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD
Co-Director, Center for Education and Career Development

Ravi Kalhan, MD, MS
Director, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program and Co-Director, Center for Education and Career Development

Keith Herzog
Associate Director, Administration

Philip Hockberger, PhD
Associate Director of NUCATS for Core Resources

Kristi Holmes, PhD
Associate Director of NUCATS for Evaluation

Richard Lieber, PhD
Associate Director of NUCATS for Rehabilitation Medicine

Alicia Löffler, PhD
Associate Director of NUCATS, Center for Translational Innovation

Yuan Luo, PhD
Chief AI Officer and Assistant Director of NUCATS for AI

Susanna McColley, MD
Associate Director of NUCATS for Child Health, TL1 Director

Richard Pope, MD
PI, Multidisciplinary Mentored Career Development Award (KL2) 

Bonnie Spring, PhD
Associate Director of NUCATS, Team Science Program

Leah Welty, PhD
Associate Director of NUCATS, Biostatistics Collaboration Center

NUCATS Leadership and Administration

Richard D'Aquila, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical & Translational Research
Director of NUCATS

Faculty Profile

Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI

Deputy Director of NUCATS
Director of the Center for Data Science and Informatics

Faculty Profile

Keith Herzog, MPPA

Administrative Director and Director, Trial Innovation Network Liaison Team

keith.herzog( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2383

Cynthia Cruz

Associate Institute Administrator

cynthia.cruz( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-5815

Roger Anderson

Director of Marketing and Communications

roger-anderson( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2903

Amanda Zhou

Senior Research Administrator

cuiping.zhou( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2205

Kena Jackson

Financial Assistant

shakena.jackson( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2307

Diana Webb

Program Assistant

diana.webb( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-1709

NUCATS Navigator

Toddie Hays

Senior Research Navigator

patricia.hays( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2308

Center for Clinical Research

Michael Ison, MD MS

Director, CCR

mgison( at )northwestern.edu

Faculty Profile

Kelsey Richey

Associate Director, Clinical Operations

kelsey.richey( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2227

Mary Beth Blocher

Program Assistant

mary.blocher( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2093

Rose Broccolo

Regulatory Coordinator

rose.broccolo( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-5647

Jacob Burden

Financial Coordinator

jacob.burden( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2560

Vic Caterina

Regulatory Manager

vic.caterina( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-1508

Elizabeth Garcia

Financial Administrator

elizabeth.garcia1( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2225

Sobia Haleem

Program Assistant

James Kim

Financial Coordinator

james.kim2( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2271

Michell Kim

Regulatory Coordinator

michell.kim( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2229

Sharnia Lashley

Senior Regulatory Coordinator

sharnia.lashley( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-4128

Nellie Perez

Program Assistant

nellie.perez( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2219

Thomas Shanks

Regulatory Coordinator

thomas.shanks( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2267

Tina Ward

Clinical Operations Manager, Recruitment

tina.ward( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2068

Center for Community Health

Namratha Kandula, MD, MPH

Co-Director, Center for Community Health

Faculty Profile

Darius Tandon, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Community Health

Faculty Profile

Jen F Brown, MPH

Director, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities

jenbrown( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2942

Faculty Profile

Josefina Serrato

Consultation Manager, Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels

josefina.serrato( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3363

Amanda Venables

Administrator, Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program

amanda.venables( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-0854

Ariel Thomas

ARCC Community Engagement Liaison

arielthomas( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 380-9151

Jessica Johnson

Senior Program Administrator, Dissemination and Implementation

jessica.johnson01( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-6808

Marquita Lewis-Thames, PhD, MPH, MS

marquita.lewis-thames( at )northwestern.edu

Faculty Profile

Center for Education & Career Development

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Education and Career Development

carnethon( at )northwestern.edu

Faculty Profile

Ravi Kalhan, MD

Co-Director, Center for Education and Career Development

r-kalhan( at )northwestern.edu

Faculty Profile

Emily Traw

Assistant Director, CECD

emily.traw( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-7942

Christine Charles

Senior Project Coordinator

christine.charles( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-3284

Jason Kniss

Training Specialist - Instructional Design

jason-kniss( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-5811

Nicole Masen

Program Administrator CRPT

n-masen( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-3337

Adam White

Program Administrator

adam-white( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2244

Heidy Zhao

Senior Learning Designer

lei.zhao( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2274

Jaime Ziegler

Program Coordinator

jaime.ziegler( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2253

Informatics: Applied Research Informatics Group

Firas Wehbe, MD, PhD

ARIG Director, Chief Research Informatics Officer

Faculty Profile

Abby Cosentino-Boehm, DrPH

Director of Clinical Research Operations

(312) 503-2306

Matthew Baumann

Developer

matthew.baumann( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2345

Yulia Bushmanova

Senior Developer

y-bushmanova( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2835

Pearl Go

Research Data Analyst

pearl.go( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2389

Michael Gurley

Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer

m-gurley( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2329

Charlotte Kissinger

Developer

charlotte.kissinger( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-3820

Linda Lewandosky

Senior User Support Specialist

linda.lewandosky1( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2331

Jalpa Patel

Lead Developer

jalpa-patel( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2316

Joseph Perkins

Senior User Support Specialist

joseph.perkins( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-5319

John Serafin

Systems Analyst/Programmer

j-serafin( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-4086

Todd Shamaly

Senior Project Manager

t-shamaly( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2321

Samer Sharba

Senior Developer

samer.sharba( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2329

Stacia Sliger

Administrative Assistant

stacia.sliger( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-1879

Eric Stanczyk

Senior User Support Specialist

eric.stanczyk( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2359

Laura Wimbiscus Yoon

Senior Project Manager

l-wimbiscus( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2319

Leticia Vega

Senior User Support Specialist

leticia.vega( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2827

Informatics: Center for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI

CBIDS Director

Faculty Profile

Abby Cosentino-Boehm, DrPH

Director of Clinical Research Operations

(312) 503-2306

Therese Nelson

Director, Socio-Tech Innovation

therese.nelson( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2353

Stacia Sliger

Administrative Assistant

stacia.sliger( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-1879

Nicholas Soulakis, PhD

Director of Data Science Services

Faculty Profile

Yuan Luo, PhD

Chief AI Officer

yuan.luo( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-5742

Faculty Profile

Center for Translational Innovation

Alicia Löffler, PhD

Executive Director, INVO, Center for Translational Innovation

a-loffler( at )northwestern.edu

(847) 491-4647

Alexandra de Paz, PhD

Assistant Director of New Ventures

alexandra.depaz( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2213

Galter Health Sciences Library

Kristi Holmes, PhD

Director, Galter Health Sciences Library

kristi.holmes( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-1906

Faculty Profile

Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse

Quan Mai

Research Data Analyst Associate

(312) 694-0796

Anna Pawlowski

Senior Data Analyst

(312) 694-0776

Dan Schneider

Team Leader, Database

dschneid( at )nm.org

(312) 694-0819

Philip Silberman

Research Data Analyst

psilber1( at )nm.org

(312) 694-0767

Adam Frink

Research Data Analyst Associate

adam.frink( at )nm.org

(312) 694-0805

Northwestern University Data & Analysis Coordinating Center

Denise Scholtens, PhD

Director, Northwestern University Data Analysis and Coordinating Center

Faculty Profile

Research Design and Analysis Methods Program

Leah Welty, PhD

BERD Director

Faculty Profile

Team Science Program

Bonnie Spring, PhD

Director of the Team Science Program and Center for Behavioral Health

Faculty Profile

Leland Bardsley

Program Administrator

leland.bardsley( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-6595

Megha Patel

Developer

megha.patel( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-6594

Angela Pfammatter, PhD

312 503 1574

Faculty Profile

Voucher & Pilot Programs

Keith Herzog, MPPA

Administrative Director and Director, Trial Innovation Network Liaison Team

keith.herzog( at )northwestern.edu

(312) 503-2383

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