Faculty, Staff, & Collaborators


Director
Joseph Messana, M.D. Professor, Internal Medicine/Nephrology


 

Chief Operating Officer
Griffin Reames, M.B.A. Chief Operating Officer

 


Executive Faculty Group
Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D. Public Health/Health Management & Policy
John D. Kalbfleisch, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Yi Li, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Rajiv Saran, M.D., M.S. Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Douglas E. Schaubel, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics

 


Co-Managing Directors
Valarie B. Ashby, M.A.

Co-Managing Director /

Lead Manager of Research & Analysis

Tempie Shearon, M.S.

Co-Managing Director /

Lead Manager of Research & Analysis

 

Faculty and Collaborators
John Ayanian, M.D., MPP

Internal Medicine/Public Health

Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, M.S., Ph.D. Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Brenda Wilson Gillespie, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Debbie Gipson, M.D. Pediatrics/Pediatric Nephrology
Zhi (Kevin) He, M.S., Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Michael Heung, M.D. Internal Medicine/Nephrology
William Herman, M.D. Epidemiology/Internal Medicine
David W. Hutton, Ph.D. Public Health/Health Management & Policy
Jian Kang, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Sehee Kim, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Shoo-Yin (Daniel) Lee Public Health/Health Management & Policy
John C. Magee, M.D. Surgery/Transplantation
Hal Morgenstern, Ph.D. Environmental Health Sciences
Abhijit Naik, M.D., M.P.H. Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., M.P.H. Cardiology
Jonathan Segal M.D. Internal Medicine/Nephrology
David Selewski, M.D. Pediatrics/Pediatric Nephrology
Vahakn B. Shahinian, M.D., M.S. Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Peter Song Public Health/Biostatistics
Randall Sung, M.D. Surgery
Kenneth J. Woodside, M.D. Surgery
Min Zhang, Ph.D. Public Health/Biostatistics
Ji Zhu, Ph.D. LSA/Statistics

 


Staff
   
Data Analysts  
Shu Chen, B.S., M.S. Senior Research Analyst
Claudia Dahlerus, M.A., Ph.D. Principal Scientist
Ashley Eckard, B.S., M.S. Research Analyst
Jingya Gao, M.S. Research Analyst
Garrett (Wolf) Gremel, M.S. Senior Research Analyst
Yang (Amy) Jiao, B.S., M.A., M.P.P. Research Analyst
Yuqing Lin, M.S. Research Analyst
Tammie Nahra, Ph.D. Principal Scientist
Robin Padilla, B.S., M.S. Lead Research Analyst
Jeremy Phipps, B.A., M.B.A. Research Analyst
Xiangyu Song, MPH Research Analyst Intermediate
Diane Steffick, M.A., Ph.D. Lead Research Analyst
Anca Tilea, B.S., M.P.H. Database Analyst/Programmer Lead
Lan Tong, B.A., M.S. Lead Research Analyst
Mia Wang, MBBS, M.S. Senior Research Analyst
Xi (Sissi) Wang, M.P.H. Research Analyst
Karen Wisniewski, B.S., M.P.H. Lead Research Analyst
Maggie Yin, M.A., M.S. Programmer/Analyst
Minling Zhang, M.S. Research Analyst
Wei Zhang, B.M., M.H.S.A. Research Analyst
   
Data Management and Programming  
Sandra Callard, B.S., M.H.S.A. Lead Programmer/Analyst
Yang Casher, B.E., M.A. Senior Programmer/Analyst
Binxin Cao, M.P.H. Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
Juan Du, M.S. Senior Programmer/Analyst
Haoyu Gu, M.S., Ph.D. Lead Programmer/Analyst
Jenny Li, B.S.C., M.S. Senior Programmer/Analyst
Yiting Li, MPH Senior Programmer/Analyst
Aaron Pearson, B.A., M.A. Lead Programmer/Analyst
Kathryn Sleeman, B.S., M.A. Senior Programmer/Analyst
Yating Sun, M.S. Senior Programmer/Analyst
Megan Turf, B.A. Senior Programmer/Analyst  
Wenjing Weng, M.S. Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
Jennie Williams, B.S. Senior Programmer/Analyst
Jie Xiang, Ph.D. Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
Tao Xu, Ph.D. Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
Xiaosong Zhang, B.S., B.E., M.S. Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
Xiaoying Chen, M.S. Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
   
IT Systems and Support  
Justin Hagar Systems Administrator Intermediate
Tim Rice, B.S. Data Security Analyst/Systems Administrator
Jas Sokhal, M.S. Director of Information Systems
Sakinah Williams, A.A.S. Desktop Support Spec Assoc
 

 

Project Management and Support  
Jordan Affholter, B.A. Project Coordinator
Mimi Dalaly, B.S., M.P.H. Project Support
Paula Guro, B.A., B.M. Project Support
Vivian Kurtz, B.S., M.P.H. Lead Project Manager
Casey Parrotte, B.A. Lead Project Manager
Jennifer Sardone, B.A. Project Manager
April Wyncott, M.P.H., M.B.A. Project Manager
   
Research and Business Administrative Staff  
Susan Reimann Grants and Contracts Administrator
Sally Sivrais, B.S., M.S. Research Business Manager
   
Technical Writers  
Janet Leslie, M.S. Technical Writer Lead

 

Visiting Scholars
Name Years Host or Mentor
Marcelo Lopes, M.D. 2016-2017 Rajiv Saran

 

Post Doctoral Scholar
Name Years Position w/ KECC Host or Mentor
Yanming Li, Ph.D. 2014-2017 Research Fellow: Biostatistics Yi Li

 

Current Graduate Students
Name Start Year Host or Mentor
Mathieu Bray 2012 Jack Kalbfleisch
Sai Dharmarajan 2012 Rajiv Saran
Zhe Fei 2013 Yi Li
Yun Han, M.S. 2015 Rajiv Saran
Emily Morris 2015 Jian Kang
Stephen Salerno 2016 Yi Li
Monica Shieu 2015 Rajiv Saran
Lili Wang 2015 Yi Li
Wen Wang 2012 Jack Kalbfleisch
Lu Xia 2015 Yi Li
Yuan Yang 2014 Yi Li
Sabrina Zhang 2016 Rajiv Saran
Jiaqiang Zhu 2016 Douglas E. Schaubel
Wenbo Wu 2018 Zhi (Kevin) He