Faculty

The Master of Science in Clinical Research faculty represent approximately 20 departments, divisions or affiliated research centers and have a multitude of research interests. 

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Dr. Adler

Ronald Adler, MD, FAAFP

Assistant Professor

Department: Family Medicine & Community Health
Research Interests: Diabetes, hypertension and CAD
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Karim Alavi, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Surgery
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Jeroan Allison

Jeroan Allison, MD, MPH

Vice Chair of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Vice-Provost for Health Disparities
Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Clinical epidemiology; Quality measurement and outcomes research; Health services delivery to medically indigent populations
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Michael Aronson, MD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Dr. Ash

Arlene Ash, PhD

Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Women’s health; gender, age and racial disparities; and, quality, equity and efficiency in health care financing and delivery.
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Dr. Barton

Bruce Barton, PhD

Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Pain control in pre-term neonates and sickle cell patients, development of obesity in children, and prevention of hip fractures in the elderly
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Steven Bird, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Medicine 
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Ed Boudreaux, PhD

Professor

Department: Emergency Medicine, Psychology
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Carol Bova, PhD, RN, ANP

Professor

Department: Graduate School of Nursing
Research Interests: Emerging primary care needs of HIV-infected adults; primary care needs of women with HIV infection; the interaction of substance abuse, mental illness and adherence behaviors; HCV treatment among HIV infected adults; HIV prevention and education in developing countries; patient-provider trust; multi-method inquiry; and instrumentation and analysis strategies with vulnerable populations.
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Edward Boyer, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Medicine
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Adel Bozorgzadeh, MD

Professor, Chief

Department: Surgery
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Robert Brown

Professor

Department: Neurology
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Sybil Crawford, PhD

Associate Professor

Departments: Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Research Interests: Biostatistics; women's health, particularly menopause; ethnic differences in health and health care utilization
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Dr. Michael Czech 

Michael Czech, PhD

Professor

Department: Molecular medicine
Research Interests: RNAi-based therapeutic strategies for inflammatory and metabolic diseases
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Chad Darling, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Emergency Medicine
Research Interests: Risk stratification of cardiovascular disesase in the Emergency Department
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Catherine Dube, EdD

Research Assistant Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Population health, prevention, educational interventions, intervention design

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Dr. Fang

Hua Fang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Computational statistics, research design, statistical modeling and analyses in clinical and translational research.
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Laura Gibson, MD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Pediatrics
Research Interests: Human T cell responses to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in children and transplant recipients, General and transplant-related infections, Travel Medicine
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Dr. Robert Goldberg

Robert Goldberg, PhD

Professor

Department: Medicine
Research Interests: Cardiovascular epidemiology, preventive cardiology, and epidemiologic methods
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Dr. Harlan 

David Harlan, MD

Professor
Director of the Diabetes Center of Excellence

Departments: Medicine and Pediatrics
Research Interests: Diabetes management
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Dr. Hoaglin

David Hoaglin, PhD

Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
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Dr. Hogan

Timothy Hogan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Individuals living with complex, chronic conditions and how they access and use health information, as well as the development and implementation of consumer health information services and systems to support effective self-management.
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Julia Johnson, MD

Professor
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Shalesh Kaushal, PhD, MD

Associate Professor

Department: Medicine

 

Dr. Catarina Kiefe

Catarina Kiefe, PhD, MD

Chair, Department of Quantitative Health Science
Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Science
Research Interests: Health services and outcomes research, specifically ethnic disparities in health care, and measurement and improvement of quality of care

 

Dr. Jason Kim

Jason Kim, PhD

Professor

Department: Molecular Medicine, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Diabetes, Endocrinology
Research Interests: Role of inflammation in obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular complications 
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Jennifer LaFemina, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Surgery
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Dr. Mary Lee

Mary Lee, MD

Professor

Departments: Cell Biology, Pediatrics
Research Interests: Biology and regulation of Mullerian inhibiting substance; Sexual differentiation and intersex disorders; Testicular differentiation and development (fetal and postnatal) of Leydig cells; The effects of environmental toxins on reproductive development; Gonadal toxicity of chemotherapy and radiation for childhood malignancies
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Daniel Libraty, MD

Associate professor

Departments: Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Medicine
Research Interests: Studies of human cellular immune responses contributing to pathogenesis and/or protective immunity in emerging viral diseases: Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Hantavirus infections (Hemorrhagic fever renal syndrome and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome), and SARS coronavirus infection
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Dr. Katherine Luzuriaga

Katherine Luzuriaga, MD

Professor

Departments: Pediatrics, Medicine
Research Interests:Microbial pathogenesis, T lymphocytes, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, and viral infections and immunity
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John Mark Madison, MD

Professor

Department: Medicine
Research Interests: Calcium signaling in airway smooth muscle cells, Adrenergic signaling in airway smooth muscle cells, Lung imaging
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Louise Maranda

Assistant Professor

Department: Pediatrics
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Paulo Martins, MD/PhD

Assistant Professor

Department: Surgery
Research Interests: My research interest is on transplant immunobiology, especially on  Ischemia Reperfusion Injury, and Immunosenescence. Clinically, my research interest is on Transplant Outcome Research, more especifically on the use of  Extended Criteria Donors.
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Kristin Mattocks, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Evaluation of fee basis care for gender-specific conditions, with a particular focus on the quality of fee basis care; Examination of healthcare outcomes, costs, and utilization among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) women veterans.
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Eric Mick, ScD

Associate Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Identifying genetic susceptibility to disruptive behavior and mood disorders in children, adolescents and adults
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Tiffany Moore Simas, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Research Interests: Pregnancy risks and complications
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Dr. Ann Moormann

Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor

Departments: Pediatrics, Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Pediatric immunity to infectious diseases focusing on /Plasmodium falciparum/ malaria and Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), epidemiology, Global Health Research, and the etiology of endemic Burkitt lymphoma in Africa.
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Dr. Judy Ockene

Judith K. Ockene, PhD, MEd, MA

Professor
Barbara Helen Smith Chair in Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
Chief, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine

Department: Medicine
Research Interests: Women's health; obesity; multiple risk behaviors; quality of life; population health; tobacco/alcohol use; relationship of lifestyle behaviors to disease; community-based interventions for lifestyle behaviors
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Gary Ostroff, PhD 

Professor

Departments: Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Program in Molecular Medicine
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Sharina Person, PhD

Associate Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
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Dr. Peter Rice 

Peter Rice, MD

Professor

Departments: Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Medicine
Research Interests: Host Interactions with Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Complement and vaccine development
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Dr. Amy Rosen

Amy Rosen, PhD

Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
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Dr. Alan Rothman

Alan Rothman, MD

Professor

Departments: Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Medicine
Research Interests: Dengue/dengue hemorrhagic fever and other acute viral illnesses of the developing world- physiology and immunology of acute infection, diagnostic and prognostic models, epidemiology of viral transmission and disease.
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Dr. Anthony Rothschild

Anthony Rothschild, MD

Professor
Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Professor and Vice-Chair for Research
Director, Center for Psychopharmacologic Research and Treatment

Department: Psychiatry
Research Interests: Pharmacoepidemiology, clinical research, clinical trials and mental illness
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Dr. Jane Saczynski

Jane Saczynski, PhD

Assistant professor

Departments: Geriatrics, Medicine
Research Interests: Disease and the risk for cognitive decline and dementia

 

 

Heena Santry, MD

Assistant Professor

Department: Surgery
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Frederick Spencer, MD

Associate Professor

Department: Medicine
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Dr. John Sullivan

John Sullivan, MD

Professor

Department: Pediatrics
Research Interests: Immunology, viral infections and immunity, clinical research, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS, and Epstein-Barr Virus
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Dr. Molly Waring 

Molly Waring, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department: Quantitative Health Sciences
Research Interests: Obesity, weight change, cardiovascular epidemiology, methodology, social determinants of disease
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Stephen Young, MD

Adjunct Faculty

Department: Obstetrics & Gynecology

 

Ralph Zottola, PhD

Associate Chief Information Officer, Academic and Research Computing Services 

Department: Academic and Research Computing Services
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