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 Senior Research Project Coordinator for the Research Process Improvement, Regulatory Knowledge and Support, and Evaluation programs at Tufts CTSI. 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 her graduate studies, Sarah focused on health policy, qualitative research, and … Continued

Abigail Thomas

Abigail has coordinated clinical trials and exploratory research for improving the basis of knowledge in neurological disease and neonatal neurodevelopment. Having previously run collaborative MRI-based neuroimaging studies, Abigail contributed to investigations in the role of maternal postnatal stress, language exposure, and other social environments on stages of motor, social and linguistic development, and on development … Continued

Nicole Tong

Nicole joined Tufts CTSI in August 2020 as the Research Project Coordinator for Stakeholder and Community Engagement (SCE) and Team Science. She previously worked as an ORIEN Research Coordinator for the University of Colorado, Anschutz. Nicole received her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at the University of Colorado, Denver.

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.

Haneen Hindi

Haneen joined Tufts CTSI in 2020 and is responsible for planning and delivering professional education events in collaboration with Tufts CTSI faculty, staff, and other stakeholders. Previously, Haneen served as Northwestern University’s Student Affairs Communications Coordinator. She received her MA in Communication from Johns Hopkins University and BS in Journalism from Northwestern University.

Xun Liu

Xun Liu joined Tufts CTSI in November 2019 as a Research Financial Analyst. Xun was previously an Information Systems Analyst at Partners Healthcare. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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

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

Justin Flattery

Justin is Tufts CTSI’s Professional Development Project Coordinator. He joined Tufts CTSI in August 2019 after graduating from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Economics.

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

Rachael Huebner

Rachael joined Tufts CTSI as a Clinical Data Manager in April 2019. Prior to joining Tufts, she worked in data management at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) focusing on industry-sponsored clinical trials. Rachael received her MPH (concentrating in Epidemiology & Biostatistics) in May 2018 from Boston University School of Public Health. In her role at … 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

Tara Fleckner

Tara joined Tufts CTSI in May 2019. She supports BERD Center personnel by managing incoming service requests and coordinating BERD Center meetings for ongoing projects and continuing education. Prior to working at Tufts CTSI, Tara worked as a Research Assistant for the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she … Continued

Ethan Goldstein

Ethan Goldstein joined Tufts CTSI in Spring 2019 as a Project Coordinator for the Informatics Group. He previously worked at Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a coordinator and equipment manager for a clinical research laboratory, during which time he helped run several projects to upgrade the lab’s databases. He is a graduate of Clark University, … Continued

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 as a Senior Manager for Clinical Research Operations and Network Development. In his role, Tim is responsible for overseeing the Multi-site Clinical Research Center (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 … Continued

Theodora Cohen

Dr. Cohen is the Director of the Data Safety and Monitoring Boards (DSMB) Program at Tufts CTSI; Executive Director of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS); and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She serves as a senior biostatistics and trial design leader … 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

Marguerite (Maggie) Fenwood

Marguerite (Maggie) Fenwood joined Tufts CTSI in October 2017 as a project manager for the Evaluation, Research Process Improvement, and Stakeholder & Community Engagement teams. She brings a background in clinical social work with diverse populations and global community health development with the Peace Corps. Maggie recently earned an MS in Global Health Policy and … 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

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

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

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 provides program management to 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 to … 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

Robin Ruthazer

Ms. Ruthazer is a Senior Statistician in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and has a faculty appointment at Tufts University School of Medicine. Ms. Ruthazer has been a statistician in the BRC since 1995 and now coordinates the statistical consulting service offered to clinical investigators at Tufts Medical Center and affiliated hospitals. She is … 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

Lori Lyn Price

Ms. Price is a statistician in the BERD Center at Tufts CTSI and has a faculty appointment at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Since 2001, She has provided statistical research support to clinical researchers throughout the Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University community, as well as to collaborators at other institutions. She has provided … Continued

Amy West

Amy joined Tufts CTSI in 2012 and has a 15 years of experience in communications, marketing, and public relations. She is responsible for coordination, writing, and editorial support for Tufts CTSI’s website content, newsletters, press releases, presentations, marketing materials, social media, and special projects. Previously, Amy served as Deputy Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts … 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

Carolyn Rubin

Dr. Rubin is an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine. She is a social scientist trained in theories of racial and ethnic inequality, immigration, community development and qualitative methods. Her research agenda focuses on using collaborative community research partnerships to address health disparities in … 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

Jessica Paulus

Jessica Paulus is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. She graduated with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Haverford College and a ScD in Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. Her research is focused on understanding sex/gender … Continued

Ronald D. Perrone

Dr. Perrone has had a long-standing and wide-ranging interest in ADPKD, including basic investigations addressing mechanisms of ion transport by cystic epithelia, clinical investigations describing causes of mortality in the ADPKD ESRD population, and participation and direction of clinical trials in ADPKD. He has had extensive experience in clinical trials including serving as the Boston … Continued

Harry P. Selker

As Dean of Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and Principal Investigator of the Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), Dr. Selker provides leadership for the programs and infrastructure that support clinical and translational research at Tufts CTSI’s partners and collaborators, including Tufts University Schools, teaching hospitals, other CTSI academic partners, and community-based … 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

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 Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Program Manager 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 PhD in Chemistry from … 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