Faculty, Staff, & Collaborators

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

 

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
John R. C. Wheeler, Ph.D.Public Health/Health Management & Policy

 

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

Rajesh Balkrishnan, Ph.D.Consultant
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
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.Biostatistics
Sehee Kim, Ph.D.Public Health/Biostatistics
John C. Magee, M.D.Surgery/Transplantation
Hal Morgenstern, Ph.D.Environmental Health Sciences
Abhijit Naik, M.D., M.P.H.Internal Medicine
Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., M.P.H.Cardiology
Bin Nan, Ph.D.Biostatistics/Statistics
Jonathan Segal M.D.Internal Medicine/Nephrology
David Selewski, M.D.Pediatrics/Pediatric Nephrology
Vahakn B. Shahinian, M.D., M.S.Internal Medicine/Nephrology
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
Sudipta Dashmunshi, B.A.Research Analyst
Ashley Eckard, B.S., M.S.Research Analyst
Yang (Amy) Jiao, B.S., M.A., M.P.P.Research Analyst
Cindy Liao, M.S., M.P.H.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
Ian Robinson, M.P.H., M.A.Research Analyst
Natalie Scholz, B.A., M.P.H.Lead Research Analyst
Diane Steffick, M.A., Ph.D.Lead Research Analyst
John Stephen, B.S. and M.P.H.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
YiFan Wu, B.A., M.P.H.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
Jie Cao, M.P.H.Intermediate Programmer/Analyst
Haoyu Gu, M.S., Ph.D.Lead Programmer/Analyst
Jenny Li, B.S.C., M.S.Senior Programmer/Analyst
Lingqun Liu, B.E., M.A.Lead Programmer/Analyst
Qiao Mu, M.B.B.S., M.P.H.Intermediate 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
Wei Zeng, M.S.Senior Programmer/Analyst
  
IT Systems and Support 
Anthony Costa, B.A.Data Security Analyst/Systems Administrator
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 Support
Mimi Dalaly, B.S., M.P.H.Project Support
Caitlin Grabijas, B.S.Project Support
Caitlin Hanna, B.A.Project Support
Vivian Kurtz, B.S., M.P.H.Project Manager
Casey Parrotte, B.A.Lead Project Manager
Manilay (CC) Pulsinelli, B.S.Project Support
Jennifer Sardone, B.A.Project Manager
Billy Schofield, B.A.Project Support
April Wyncott, M.P.H., M.B.A.Project Manager
  
Research and Business Administrative Staff 
Elizabeth Airey, M.S.Grants and Contracts Administrator
Susan ReimannGrants and Contracts Administrator
Sally Sivrais, B.S., M.S.H.R.O.D.Research Business Manager
  
Technical Writers 
Janet Kavanagh, M.S.Technical Writer Lead
Ruth Shamraj, M.A.Technical Writer Lead

 

Visiting Scholars
NameYearsHost or Mentor
Marcelo Lopes, M.D.2016-2017Rajiv Saran

 

Post Doctoral Scholar
NameYearsPosition w/ KECCHost or Mentor
Yanming Li, Ph.D.2014-2017Research Fellow: BiostatisticsYi Li

 

Current Graduate Students
NameStart YearHost or Mentor
Mathieu Bray2012Jack Kalbfleisch
Sai Dharmarajan2012Rajiv Saran
Zhe Fei2013Yi Li
Yun Han, M.S.2015Rajiv Saran
Emily Morris2015Jian Kang
Stephen Salerno2016Yi Li
Monica Shieu2015Rajiv Saran
Woosub Shin2016Yi Li
Lili Wang2015Yi Li
Wen Wang2012Jack Kalbfleisch
Fan Wu2012Douglas E. Schaubel
Lu Xia2015Yi Li
Yuan Yang2014Yi Li
Sabrina Zhang2016Rajiv Saran
Jiaqiang Zhu2016Douglas E. Schaubel

 

Previous Faculty and Collaborators
Carol Chenoweth, M.D., M.S.
Kim Eagle, M.D.
Brent Hollenbeck, M.D.
Alan B. Leichtman, M.D.
Yun Li, Ph.D.
David Miller, M.D., M.P.H.
Susan Murray, Ph.D.
Akinlolu O. Ojo, M.D., Ph.D.
Pandu Rao, M.D.
Peter Song, Ph.D.
Robert A. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Eric W. Young, M.D.
Kai Zheng, Ph.D.

 

Previous Visiting Scholars
NameYearsHost or Mentor
Yuxin Nie2015-2016Yi Li
Fang Wang2014-2015Rajiv Saran
Sarah White2012-2015Alan Leichtman
Russell Villanueva2013-2014Rajiv Saran
Qundi Yang2013-2014Yi Li/Rajiv Saran
Wenqing He2011-2012Yi Li
Yanyun Li2011-2012Yi Li

 

Previous Medical Fellows
NameYearsPosition w/ KECCHost or Mentor
Jesse L. Roach, M.D.2008-2009UMHS Fellow: Pediatric NephrologyJoseph Messana

 

Previous Graduate Students
NameYearsHost or Mentor
Chris Harvey2013-2016Yi Li
Doug Lehman2011-2016Yi Li
Chien-Chia Chuang2005-2009Doug Schaubel
John Li2008-2012Jack Kalbfleisch
Yu Ma2008-2012Doug Schaubel /
Richard Hirth
Qing Pan2003-2007Doug Schaubel
Alyssa Pozniak2002-2006Richard Hirth