Our People

Leadership and Management

Joseph Messana, M.D.

KECC Director
Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine
Research Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Griffin Reames, M.B.A.

Chief Operating Officer
Valarie Ashby

Valarie Ashby, M.A.

Managing Director & Director of Analytic Support

Tempie Shearon, M.S.

Managing Director & Director of Analytic Support
Casey Parrotte

Casey Parrotte, B.A., P.M.P.

Lead Project Manager

Sally Sivrais, M.S.

Research Business Manager
Jas Sokhal

Jas Sokhal, M.S., P.M.P.

Director of Information Systems

Executive Faculty Group

Joseph Messana, M.D.

KECC Director
Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine
Research Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Richard A. Hirth, Ph.D.

Chair, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Jack D. Kalbfleisch, Ph.D.

Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Rajiv Saran, M.D., M.S., M.B.B.S.

Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Douglas E. Schaubel, Ph.D.

Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Jonathan Segal, M.D.

Associate Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Vahakn Shahinian, M.D.

Associate Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Staff

Jordan Affholter, B.A.

Associate Project Manager

Lonnie Barnes, M.S.

Intermediate Analyst

Lisa Borowicz, B.S.

Helpdesk Support Specialist
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Lauren Bush, M.S.

Senior Programmer

Sandra Callard, M.H.S.A.

Senior Database Manager

Yang Casher, M.A.

Senior Programmer

Shu Chen, B.S., M.S.

Senior Analyst

Xiaoying Chen, M.S.

Intermediate Programmer

Claudia Dahlerus, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
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Mimi Dalaly, M.P.H.

Associate Project Manager

Juan Du, M.S.

Senior Programmer

Ashley Eckard, M.S.

Senior Analyst
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Brandon Frye, B.A.

Project Support Analyst

Jingya Gao, M.S.

Intermediate Analyst

Ashley Garcia, B.A.

Associate Research Coordinator

Garrett (Wolf) Gremel, M.S.

Senior Analyst

Haoyu Gu, Ph.D.

Lead Programmer

Joseph Gunden, M.P.H.

Intermediate Analyst
Paul Guro

Paula Guro, B.A., B.M.

Project Support

Justin Hagar, B.S.

Intermediate Systems Administrator

Brian Hou, M.S.

Intermediate Desktop Support Specialist

Yang (Amy) Jiao, M.A., M.P.P.

Senior Analyst

Vivian Kurtz, M.P.H.

Lead Project Manager

Jenny Li, M.S.

Lead Programmer
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Tammie Nahra, Ph.D.

Lead Analyst

Robin Padilla, M.S.

Lead Analyst

Aaron Pearson, M.A.

Lead Programmer

Katrina Price, M.P.H.

Intermediate Analyst

Susan Reimann

Business & Project Support

Tim Rice, B.S.

Information Systems and Security Lead
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Angie Rocque

Business & Project Analyst

Jennifer Sardone, B.A., P.M.P.

Senior Project Manager
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Dan Shaffer, M.S.

Senior Analyst
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Jeremiah Simon, M.S.

Intermediate Analyst

Kathryn Sleeman, M.A.

Senior Programmer

Diane Steffick, Ph.D.

Lead Analyst

Yating Sun, M.S.

Senior Programmer

Lan Tong, M.S.

Lead Analyst

Mia Wang, M.S.

Senior Analyst

Xi (Sissi) Wang, M.P.H.

Intermediate Analyst

Jennie Williams, B.S.

Senior Programmer

Karen Wisniewski, M.P.H.

Lead Analyst

April Wyncott, M.P.H., M.B.A.

Intermediate Project Manager
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Jie Xiang, Ph.D.

Senior Programmer

Tao Xu, Ph.D.

Senior Analyst

Maggie Yin, M.A., M.S.

Senior Analyst

Minling Zhang, M.S.

Senior Analyst

Wei Zhang, B.M., M.H.S.A.

Intermediate Programmer

Xiaosong Zhang, M.S.

Senior Analyst

Faculty and Scholars

John Ayanian, M.D.

Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine, Medical School

Jennifer Bragg-Gresham, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Noelle Carlozzi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Internal Medicine
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Brenda Gillespie, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Emily Catherine Ginier, MLIS

Informationist, Taubman Health Sciences Library

Debbie Gipson, M.D.

Professor, Pediatric Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Peisong Han, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Yun Han, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nephrology, Internal Medicine
Mentor: Rajiv Saran

Zhi (Kevin) He, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

William Herman, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes, Internal Medicine

Michael Heung, M.D.

Associate Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

David W. Hutton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health

Jian Kang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health
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Sehee Kim, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Shoou-Yih (Daniel) Lee, Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Chair, Health Management & Policy, School of Public Health

Yi Li, Ph.D.

Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

John Magee, M.D.

Jeremiah and Claire Turcotte Professor, Transplant Surgery, Medical School

Hal Morgenstern, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology, School of Public Health

Abhijit Naik, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D.

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Internal Medicine
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Ananda Sen, Ph.D.

Lee A. Green Collegiate Research Professor, Biostatistics, School of Public Health

Peter Song, Ph.D.

Professor of Biostatistics & Associate Chair for Research, School of Public Health

Randall Sung, M.D.

Professor, Transplant Surgery, Medical School

Tiffany Veinot, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Information, School of Information

Kenneth J. Woodside, M.D.

Associate Professor, Transplant Surgery, Medical School

Xinju Zhao, M.D.

Visiting Scholar, Renal Division of Peking University People's Hospital, China
Mentor: Rajiv Saran

Ji Zhu, Ph.D.

Professor, Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Graduate Students

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Zhe Fei, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Yi Li
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Stephen Salerno, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Yi Li

Monica Moon Shieu, Ph.D. candidate

Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Mentor: Rajiv Saran
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Lili Wang, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Richard A. Hirth
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Andrew Whiteman, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: John D. Kalbfleisch
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Wenbo Wu, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Zhi (Kevin) He
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Lu Xia, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Yi Li
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Yuan Yang, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Yi Li
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Yingchao Zhong, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Douglas E. Schaubel
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Danting Zhu, Ph.D. candidate

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Douglas E. Schaubel