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
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

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

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

Xiang Li, M.P.H.

Intermediate Analyst
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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

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

Sally Sivrais, M.S.

Research Business Manager

Kathryn Sleeman, M.A.

Senior Programmer

Megan Slowey, M.P.H.

Intermediate Analyst

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.

Senior 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

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

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

Michael Heung, M.D.

Associate Professor, Nephrology, Internal Medicine

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

Yanming Li, Ph.D., M.S.

Research Investigator, Biostatistics, 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
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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

Graduate Students

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Nicholas Hartman, Ph.D. Student

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
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Stephen Salerno, Ph.D. Student

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Yi Li
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Lili Wang, Ph.D. Student

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Zhi (Kevin) He
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Wen Wang, Ph.D. Student

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Jack D. Kalbfleisch
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Wenbo Wu, Ph.D. Student

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Zhi (Kevin) He
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Yuan Yang, Ph.D. Student

Biostatistics, School of Public Health
Mentor: Zhi (Kevin) He
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Yingchao Zhong, Ph.D. Student

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