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We're here to help: NUCATS has a broad array of resources and services to assist you. We welcome all inquiries and are equipped to help you in your search for information and resources. Visit the Need Help? section of our website to connect with our NUCATS Navigator team. Clinical trial participants should visit the Clinical Research page on our Feinberg Research website for information.

The NUCATS Institute is located at Northwestern's Chicago campus:

Arthur J. Rubloff Building
750 N. Lake Shore Dr., 11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

 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

Nicole Woitowich, PhD

Executive Director

nicole.woitowich( at )

Faculty Profile

Roger Anderson

Director of Marketing and Communications

roger-anderson( at )

(312) 503-2903

Kena Bilbrew

Associate Institute Administrator

shakena.jackson( at )

(312) 503-2307

Erika Martinez

NUCATS Evaluator

erika.martinez.picazo( at )

Pearl Go

Assistant Director, QA/QC & Continuous Improvement

pearl.go( at )

(312) 503-2389

De'Andra Graham

Program Assistant

deandra-graham( at )

Claire Powers

Pilot and Voucher Program Coordinator

mary.powers( at )

Colton Snow

Financial Assistant

colton.snow( at )

 NUCATS Navigator

Toddie Hays

Senior Research Navigator

patricia.hays( at )

(312) 503-2308

 Center for Clinical Research

Anju Peters, MD

Director, CCR

anjupeters( at )

Faculty Profile

Katherine Hammond

Managing Director, CCR

katherine.hammond( at )

Ashley Bowman

Senior Regulatory Coordinator

ashley.bowman1( at )

Mary Beth Blocher

Program Assistant

mary.blocher( at )

(312) 503-2093

Maya Delgado

CRU Program Assistant

maya.delgado( at )

(312) 503-2498

Bridget Gerk

Regulatory Coordinator

bridget.gerk( at )

Bri Guzouskis

Regulatory Coordinator

brianne.guzouskis( at )

Erica Hart

Financial Assistant

erica.hart( at )

(312) 503-4122

Christian Heck

Financial Coordinator

christian.heck( at )

(312) 503-2268

James Kim

Financial Administrator

james.kim2( at )

(312) 503-2271

Lillie McBride

CRU Program Assistant

lillie.mcbride( at )

Ariana Memishi

Regulatory Coordinator

ariana.memishi( at )

(312) 503-5647

Anthony Moreno

Regulatory Coordinator

anthony.moreno( at )

Nellie Perez

Program Coordinator

nellie.perez( at )

(312) 503-2219

Fujan Simorgh

Financial Assistant

fujan.simorgh( at )

(312) 503-2272

Sherri Willoughby, RN, MSN

Manager, Clinical Research Unit

swilloug( at )

(312) 694-4898

Crystal Williams

Regulatory Coordinator

crystal.williams( at )

(312) 503-2267

 Center for Community Health

Darius Tandon, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Community Health

Faculty Profile

Jen F Brown, MPH

Director, Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities

jenbrown( at )

(312) 503-2942

Faculty Profile

Josefina Serrato

Consultation Manager, Stakeholder-Academic Resource Panels

josefina.serrato( at )


Amanda Venables

Administrator, Northwestern Primary Care Practice-Based Research Program

amanda.venables( at )

(312) 503-0854

Ariel Thomas

ARCC Community Engagement Liaison

arielthomas( at )

(312) 380-9151

Marquita Lewis-Thames, PhD, MPH, MS

marquita.lewis-thames( at )

Faculty Profile

 Center for Education & Career Development

Mercedes Carnethon, PhD

Co-Director, Center for Education and Career Development

carnethon( at )

Faculty Profile

Ravi Kalhan, MD

Co-Director, Center for Education and Career Development

r-kalhan( at )

Faculty Profile

Kenzie Cameron, PhD, MPH

Director of NUCATS Mentoring Programs

k-cameron( at )

Faculty Profile

Priya Tripathi

Assistant Director, Center for Education and Career Development

priya.tripathi( at )

Morgan Barrowman

Senior Project Coordinator

morgan.barrowman( at )

(312) 503-3284

Amna Moustafa

Senior Content Specialist

amna.moustafa( at )

Katie Velez

Program Administrator CRPT

kathryn-velez( at )

Adam White

Program Administrator

adam-white( at )

(312) 503-2244

Jaime Ziegler

Program Coordinator

jaime.ziegler( at )

(312) 503-2253

 Informatics: Applied Research Informatics Group

Abby Cosentino-Boehm, DrPH

Director of Clinical Research Operations

(312) 503-2306

Yulia Bushmanova

Senior Developer

y-bushmanova( at )

(312) 503-2835

Evan Fujita


evan.fujita( at )

(312) 503-1819

Michael Gurley

Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer

m-gurley( at )

(312) 503-2329

Linda Lewandosky

Senior User Support Specialist

linda.lewandosky1( at )

(312) 503-2331

Jalpa Patel

Lead Developer

jalpa-patel( at )

(312) 503-2316

Tara Radford

Research data analyst

tara.radford( at )

(312) 503-4878

Arseny Semin

Senior Developer

arseny.semin( at )

(312) 503-2377

John Serafin

Systems Analyst/Programmer

j-serafin( at )

(312) 503-4086

Samer Sharba

Senior Developer

samer.sharba( at )

(312) 503-2329

Pierre Shum


pierre.shum( at )

(312) 503-3820

Eric Stanczyk

Senior User Support Specialist

eric.stanczyk( at )

(312) 503-2359

William Tate

User Support Specialist

william.tate( at )

(312) 503-1941

Leticia Vega

Senior User Support Specialist

leticia.vega( at )

(312) 503-2827

Diana Webb

Administrative Assistant 3

diana.webb( at )

(312) 503-1709

Laura Wimbiscus Yoon

Senior Project Manager

l-wimbiscus( at )

(312) 503-2319

 Informatics: Center for Biomedical Informatics and Data Science

Justin Starren, MD, PhD, FACMI

CBIDS Director

Faculty Profile

Yuan Luo, PhD

Chief AI Officer

yuan.luo( at )

(312) 503-5742

Faculty Profile

 Center for Translational Innovation

Alicia Löffler, PhD

Executive Director, INVO, Center for Translational Innovation

a-loffler( at )

(847) 491-4647

Alexandra de Paz, PhD

Assistant Director of New Ventures

alexandra.depaz( at )

(312) 503-2213

 Northwestern Medicine Enterprise Data Warehouse

Adam Frink

Research Data Analyst Associate

adam.frink( at )

(312) 694-0805

Quan Mai

Research Data Analyst Associate

(312) 694-0796

Anna Pawlowski

Senior Data Analyst

(312) 694-0776

Dan Schneider

Team Leader, Database

dschneid( at )

(312) 694-0819

Philip Silberman

Research Data Analyst

psilber1( at )

(312) 694-0767

Parmeen Singh

Research Data Analyst Associate

parmeen.bindra( at )

 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

Madison Hartstein

Senior Project Manager

madison.hartstein( at )

Megha Patel


megha.patel( at )

(312) 503-6594

 Voucher & Pilot Programs

Claire Powers

Program Coordinator, Pilot and Voucher Program

mary.powers( at )

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