Michael Ratty

Michael joined Tufts CTSI in April 2022. Previously, he served as the Director of Communications and Director of Alumni Communications at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston.

Kanchana Bhat

Kanchana Bhat joined Tufts CTSI in January 2022. In her role as Executive Director, Kanchana manages day-to-day operations and guides implementation of research services. Kanchana previously worked at Yale New Haven Hospital’s Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation for 15 years, engaging in the development, reevaluation, and public reporting of outcomes measures for the Centers … Continued

Noelle Weicker

Noelle is the Project Manager for Stakeholder and Community Engagement for Tufts CTSI. Prior to joining the team in November 2021, Noelle was a Senior Research Program Coordinator for a mixed-methods team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. There she provided expertise in qualitative research focusing on socio-structural vulnerabilities, harm reduction, and health … Continued

MyDzung Chu

MyDzung T. Chu, PhD, MSPH, is an Investigator at the Center for Community-Engaged Medicine in the Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies. She is also Director of the ADAPT (Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research) Coalition at the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Chu is trained … Continued

Noé Duenas

Noé was born and raised in South Texas and moved to Boston in 2012. In 2014, he joined Tufts University as a clinical research coordinator (CRC), and has been in the clinical research field ever since. During Noé’s time as a CRC, he started and completed the MPH program at Tufts University. He is interested … Continued

Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi

Ms. Kurtz-Rossi’s research interests include behavioral science and health communication, including: integrating health literacy and cultural humility training into global health workforce development to eliminate health disparities; creating audience-centered health communication using plain language principles to enhance understanding and facilitate action; working with hospitals and health centers to implement the 10 attributes of a health- … Continued

Ludovic Trinquart

Dr. Trinquart is a translational statistician whose scholarship is focused on innovative methods for the design and analysis of clinical trials. Dr. Trinquart is developing successful collaborative partnerships with trialists at Tufts Medical Center, is engaged in teaching for the CTS and Blue Star programs, and is committed to mentoring biostatisticians and clinical researchers.

Marisha Palm

Dr. Marisha Palm joined Tufts Medical Center in October 2018. She is the Program Director for two large national clinical trials networks, the Strategies to Innovate Emergency Care Research Network (SIREN) and the Trial Innovation Network (TIN), and Associate Director of Organizational Impact for Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Palm is interested in … Continued

Kris M. Markman

Dr. Markman is a social scientist and educator with more than 25 years of experience in higher education, including teaching, program administration, and research. Her research expertise is on communication issues related to teaching, learning, and collaborating with and through technology. Recent projects include a study examining organizational, professional, and teaching identity among academic librarians … Continued

Britta Magnuson

Dr. Britta Magnuson joined Tufts CTSI in February 2021 as Associate Director of Regulatory affairs. She is an Associate Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine; the Assistant Director of the Division of Biostatistics and Experimental Design; and serves as Vice-Chair of the Tufts Health Sciences IRB. Dr. Magnuson has clinical research experience in … Continued

Brian Anthony

With over 20 years’ experience in product realization—Dr. Anthony won an Emmy (from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) in broadcast technical innovation—he designs instruments and techniques to monitor and control physical systems. His work involves systems analysis and design and calling upon mechanical, electrical, and optical engineering, along with computer science and optimization, … Continued

Catherine Ricciardi

Dr. Ricciardi has contributed clinically and academically in multiple clinical and research settings, with a focus on biomedical technology’s impact on clinical care, medical device development, genetic influences on disease, and genetic/genomic education for health care providers. She received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

Yoav Golan

Dr. Golan is an infectious disease specialist whose research focuses on hospital-acquired infections, antibiotic resistance, MRSA, C. difficile infections, invasive fungal infections, and hospital epidemiology. He is a graduate of the Hadassah School of Medicine at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel. He completed a medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the Tel Aviv … Continued

Benjamin Wessler

Dr. Wessler is a cardiologist and clinical researcher at Tufts Medical Center. His research focuses on understanding individual therapeutic benefit of cardiovascular interventions and exploring risk prediction for patients with cardiovascular disease with specific attention to applying tools to individualize treatment strategies. He is a graduate of Tufts CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Program … Continued

Paola Sebastiani

Dr. Sebastiani received training in Mathematics and Statistics in Italy and the United Kingdom, and held faculty positions at the University of Perugia – Italy, City University London, the Open University, Imperial College in the UK, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Boston University, before joining Tufts Medical Center in 2020. Dr. Sebastiani has a … Continued

Sarah K. Brewer

Sarah is a Project Manager for Evaluation and Continuous Improvement. Previously, she was Senior Research Project Coordinator for the Research Process Improvement, Regulatory Knowledge and Support, and Evaluation programs. She holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a bachelor’s degree concentrating in medical anthropology from Hampshire College. During … Continued

Amanda Schutt

Prior to joining Tufts CTSI in April 2020, Amanda was Chief Operations Officer for a multi-state science education non-profit providing enrichment services to K-12 students and professional development for classroom teachers. She earned her MS in Environmental Science from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Andrew Williams

Dr. Williams is a psychologist by training whose work in distributed research networks has included roles as PI, biostatistician, and informatics development. His roles at Tufts MC and Tufts University include research faculty at ICRHPS, and oversight of research informatics infrastructure at Tufts CTSI and at Tufts MC. He helps to lead, or contributes to, … Continued

Andrea L. Brissette

Andrea joined Tufts CTSI in November of 2019 as a Research Administrator II.  She brings a background in administration and research from Massachusetts General Hospital as a Staff Assistant III, Clinical Research Coordinator II, and a Grant Coordinator.  Andrea obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering with a concentration in Tissue Engineering from Worcester … Continued

Stasia Swiadas

Stasia joined Tufts CTSI in November 2019. She is a Project Coordinator working on Network Capacity initiatives. She is particularly interested in population health and epidemiology. A New Hampshire native, Stasia earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of New Hampshire.

Eugene W. Hinderer III

Dr. Hinderer is a research staff member of the Tufts Analytics Platform at Tufts CTSI, specializing in bioinformatics. He received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry from the University of Kentucky in the summer of 2019, where his dissertation focused on developing software for the augmented utilization of biological ontologies toward improving annotation enrichment … Continued

Daniel Jay

Dr. Jay earned his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, was a junior fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows, and was a John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University. He has published extensively on neuroscience and cancer biology. He is also an active artist, making works at the art-science interface … Continued

Anthony Cassese

Anthony joined Tufts CTSI in August 2019. His first job out of college was in Research Management and has enjoyed contributing to the research community ever since. He has managed multiple central portfolios for Partners Healthcare including the AIDS Clinical Trials Group at Brigham and Women’s and most recently Otolaryngology at Mass Eye and Ear. … Continued

Vidya Iyer

Vidya Iyer joined the Tufts CTSI community in May 2019 as Manager for the CTRC. She is a physician researcher who is currently also the Director of OBGYN and Pediatrics Clinical Trials and a Tufts Health Sciences IRB member. She has been at Tufts Medical Center since June 2014 and has successfully built the clinical … Continued

Alyssa Cabrera

Alyssa Cabrera joined Tufts CTSI in April 2019 as a Project Manager for the Research Process Improvement team. She’s a former Peace Corps Volunteer (Paraguay 2009-2011) with a background in public health and quality improvement. She completed her MPH in Global Health at Boston University’s School of Public Health in 2013 and became a Certified … Continued

Cheryl London

Dr. London has an active laboratory research program centered on comparative and translational oncology and is involved in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She has recently joined the Clinical Trials Office at the Cummings School to expand operations and enhance capacity and breadth of trials performed in client-owned animals. Dr. London is … Continued

Linda Hudson

Dr. Hudson has been trained as a public health educator and researcher, with over 20 years of experience in community health program development, implementation, and evaluation. Her work has focused specifically on vulnerable populations including low-income and communities of color with an emphasis on primary and secondary prevention of chronic diseases.

Swetha Chinta

Swetha joined the Informatics team at Tufts CTSI in June 2018 as a Research Analyst. In this role, she will work on the design, build, and deployment of the Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS) at Tufts Medical Center. Swetha brings a background in clinical research and has over ten years of experience in academic and … Continued

Timothy Bilodeau

Tim Bilodeau joined Tufts CTSI in 2018. He is currently a Program Administrative Director for the Multi-site Clinical Research Center (MCRC). In this role, Tim is responsible for overseeing the MCRC and the Recruitment and Retention Support Unit (RRSU). His work is primarily focused on facilitating multi-site collaboration and working with Tufts CTSI Clinical Research … Continued

Nadia Prokofieva

Nadia joined Tufts CTSI in December 2017. As Senior Project Manager, Nadia develops and oversees projects and programs that are of critical importance to achieving Tufts CTSI’s mission, specifically focusing on the Pilot Studies Program. Most recently, Nadia worked as the Grants and Programs Associate at the DentaQuest Foundation. While there, Nadia managed relationships with … Continued

Benjamin Koethe

Ben Koethe is a statistical associate in the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center. He joined Tufts CTSI in August 2017 and provides statistical programming and research support to investigators at Tufts Medical Center and to collaborators at other institutions. Prior to joining Tufts CTSI, he was a research analyst at RTI International in … Continued

Robert Miller

Robert Miller joined the Informatics team at Tufts CTSI in early 2017. His main focus has been the full-stack development of a research data warehouse from disparate health record systems. He is an active contributor to the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community where he leads the geographic information systems (GIS) working group. … Continued

Elazer Edelman

Elazer R. Edelman, MIT Cabot Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, and Harvard Medical School Professor of Medicine, is a cardiac care unit cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and director of MIT’s Biomedical Engineering Center. His research melds clinical and medical training, focusing on how tissue architecture and local biochemical regulation maintain homeostasis. Edelman … Continued

Robert Sege

Robert Sege, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs a new Center for Community-engaged Medicine. Dr. Sege is nationally known for his research on effective health systems approaches that directly address the social determinants of health. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the … Continued

Angie Mae Rodday

Angie Mae Rodday, PhD, MS, is the Associate Director of the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program at Tufts CTSI, and a Research Associate and Assistant Professor at the Center for Health Solutions (formerly The Health Institute) within the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center in 2004. Dr. … Continued

Andreas Klein

In addition to his role at Tufts CTSI, Andreas Klein has been Chair of the Tufts Health Sciences Campus Institutional Review Board (IRB) since 2010. Dr. Klein is an attending physician and Associate Chief in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Tufts Medical Center. He is the Director of the Hematologic Malignancies Program and Associate Professor … Continued

William Harvey

Dr. Harvey’s clinical interests are in osteoarthritis, scleroderma and general rheumatology. Dr. Harvey also has experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound. His research interest focuses on epidemiology and clinical trials in osteoarthritis as well as clinical trial design. Apart from his rheumatology duties, he is the Lead Physician for Ambulatory Electronic Health Records at Tufts MC. Dr. … Continued

Annie Chin-Louie

Annie Chin-Louie joined Tufts CTSI in November 2015 as the Project Manager for ADAPT (Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research). She comes to Tufts CTSI with extensive experience in project management and community engagement as well as deep knowledge in addressing the social, economic, and educational needs of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Previously, … Continued

Jonathan A. Garlick

Dr. Garlick’s NIH-funded research laboratory has pioneered the use of stem cells for tissue engineering to develop new treatments for oral health, cancer, scleroderma, and complications of diabetes. As an educator, Jonathan teaches and trains students and citizens to explore the impact of science in their lives as a bridge towards moral responsibility and social … Continued

Sara C. Folta

Dr. Folta’s research interests focus on public health nutrition, or the utilization of community-based strategies for improving dietary intake, physical activity, and body composition. She has particular expertise in behavioral psychology, communications, and qualitative methods. A major line of Dr. Folta’s research involves community-based interventions to improve heart health among women. A second area of … Continued

Hocine Tighiouart

Mr. Tighiouart is a statistical associate in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and has a faculty appointment at the Tufts University School of Medicine. He has been a member of the research group since 2000. Mr. Tighiouart provides statistical support for studies investigating associations of risk factors for chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular events. … Continued

Alice M. Rushforth

Dr. Rushforth has nearly two decades of experience in industry and academia. Prior to joining Tufts CTSI in February 2014, she served as the Director of Biotechnology Education Programs at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation. She also consulted for, and managed, Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems at MIT, which focused on bringing engineers and … Continued

Svetlana Rojevsky

Ms. Rojevsky directs the Informatics team at Tufts CTSI. Prior to joining Tufts CTSI, she worked in the biotech startup managing the development of a proprietary Laboratory Information Management System. She received an MSc in chemistry and early in her career worked in a research laboratory studying the dynamics of bacterial motion. Ms. Rojevsky brings … Continued

Muriel Powers

Mrs. Powers joined Tufts CTSI in 2014 and has been employed by Tufts Medical Center since 1987. She currently provides administrative support to Alice Rushforth. Mrs. Powers received her MFA from Norwich University.

Hoang Pham

Mr. Pham is a Java programmer with knowledge of MySQL Server, SQL server, Microsoft Access, Spring Framework, Maven, Javascript, HTML, and AngularJS.

Jason Nelson

Mr. Nelson is a statistician in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI. Since 2007, Mr. Nelson has provided statistical research support and data management to clinical researchers throughout the Tufts Medical Center community as well as to collaborators at other institutions. His primary research interest includes spatial analysis of geographic information. Mr. Nelson received his MPH … Continued

Norma Terrin

Dr. Terrin is the Scientific Director of the BERD Center at Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She received her PhD in Mathematics from Boston University and served on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, where she taught and conducted research … Continued

Lisa Welch

Dr. Welch is a sociologist with expertise in designing, implementing, and disseminating results from large and small research projects, including evaluation studies. Her methodological specialization is mixed method and qualitative research. As Evaluation Director, she develops and implements an overall evaluation program that addresses the process and outcomes of the CTSI’s work. Dr. Welch also … Continued

Debra Lerner

Dr. Lerner is a Senior Scientist within the Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) and founder and director of the Program on Health, Work and Productivity. She is a Professor, Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Lerner … Continued

Lisa Freeman

Dr. Freeman completed her DVM degree at Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and, after completing a rotating small animal internship at North Carolina State University, received a PhD in Nutrition from Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. She is board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition and has been on … Continued

Hannah Santos

Mrs. Santos is a Senior Project Manager for Tufts CTSI, working closely with the Research Collaboration Team and Navigators. She joined CTSI in September 2014 from another large, federally-funded research center at MIT. She earned her MBA from Simmons College in 2015. Her favorite part of her job is assisting with the monthly research studios hosted by the … Continued

Aviva Must

Dr. Must is the Morton A. Madoff Professor of Public Health and Chair of the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts School of Medicine. Dr. Must is a nutritional epidemiologist who has worked in population-based obesity research since 1988. She focuses on the epidemiology of obesity across the lifespan with a particular interest … Continued

Harry P. Selker

Harry P. Selker, MD, MSPH is Dean of Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Executive Director of the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts Medical Center. As Dean, he provides leadership for programs and infrastructure that support clinical and translational research at the Tufts University schools and affiliated hospitals, … Continued

David M. Kent

Dr. Kent is a clinician-methodologist most interested in the problems of making inferences to individual patients based on effects measured in groups. He has a broad background in clinical epidemiology with a focus on predictive modeling in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease (CVD), as well as experience in meta-analytic approaches, particularly individual patient data meta-analysis as the … Continued

Gordon S. Huggins

For Dr. Huggins, the primary goal of his laboratory is to make discoveries relevant to human diseases for the purpose of understanding the biology of human development and disease that, in addition to providing greater insight into mechanisms of disease, may also translate to biomarkers or therapies. To achieve this goal, whenever possible his laboratory … Continued

John J. Castellot

Dr. Castellot is a Navigator at Tufts CTSI. His research focuses on translating an understanding of the mechanisms and molecules regulating smooth muscle proliferation into therapies for pathologic conditions such as restenosis, fibroids, and asthma. His earlier research led directly to the use of low-molecular weight heparins (e.g., Lovanox) in the treatment of deep vein … Continued

Karen M. Freund

Dr. Freund is a Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and the KL2 Program Director and ADAPT Research Lead at Tufts CTSI. In these roles, she sits on a number of committees, including the Tufts University-Wide Committee on Training and Faculty Development (UCTFD), the Tufts Global Health Council, the Newton-Wellesley Hospital Research Committee, … Continued

Elizabeth Leary

Dr. Leary is the Senior Program Manager for the Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Program and assists with the TL1 Fellowships and KL2 Career Development Awards. Prior to joining Tufts CTSI in May 2014, she was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry and worked with several companies writing, editing, and developing educational tools. She earned her … Continued

Jonathan M. Davis

Dr. Davis is Vice-Chair of Pediatrics and Chief of Newborn Medicine at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine. His research has focused on neonatal drug development, including optimizing approaches to treat neonatal abstinence syndrome.  He is currently funded by NIH and FDA … Continued

Janis L. Breeze

Ms. Breeze is Associate Director and an Epidemiologist in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She provides support to researchers in the design of observational and experimental studies as well as with statistical analysis. She has extensive design and analytic experience in biomedical research, particularly in conducting … Continued

Nina Bonnoyer

Ms. Bonnoyer is the Education Coordinator for the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Graduate Program within the Tufts Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Since 2008, she has worked very closely with the Program Director, Associate Director, and Program Manager. From Admissions to Commencement, she provides administrative support for the PhD, Masters, Certificate and Special Students … Continued

Denise Daudelin

Ms. Daudelin, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Community Medicine and Director, Research Process Improvement, Tufts CTSI, is a Research Scientist with experience in conducting quality improvement (QI) learning collaboratives and using QI methods to improve research processes. An Investigator and Project Director for several quality improvement demonstration projects, she has worked with hospitals, … Continued

Thomas W. Concannon

Dr. Concannon is a Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation, Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts CTSI’s Co-Director of Stakeholder & Community Engagement and Associate Director of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER). His research is focused on patient care in emergency, acute and post-acute settings. Dr. Concannon’s work in healthcare over 20 years … Continued

John B. Wong

Director of Comparative Effectiveness Research at the Tufts CTSI, Dr. Wong has faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Since 2013, Dr. Wong has provided research guidance and support to Tufts CTSI clinical researchers. As Chief of the Division of Clinical Decision Making at Tufts Medical Center, … Continued

Daniel E. Weiner

Dr. Weiner is a Lead Navigator at Tufts CTSI, a nephrologist at Tufts Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Tufts University (LA94) and Tufts University School of Medicine (M98), before completing a Masters degree program in clinical care research at the Graduate School … Continued