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Members of the CODER team are current or up-and-coming leaders from in their fields, dedicated to their roles as mentors, who will work with trainees to foster intellectually challenging discourse, a firm understanding and knowledge of the principles and applications of contemporary digital health research methods, and exciting postdoctoral research.

Our diverse team comprises faculty from across UMass Chan Medical School, including from the Departments of Medicine, Population and Quantitative Health Sciences (PQHS), Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Family Medicine, and Health Delivery and Population Sciences (UMass Chan-Baystate), as well as the interdisciplinary, interdepartmental Program in Digital Medicine. We are also fortunate that additional collaborators from UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Columbia University have joined us in our efforts. 

Our team

External Advisory Board

Chunyu LiuChunyu Liu, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Boston University School of Public Health 

Courtney LylesCourtney Lyles, PhD
Associate Professor, UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations, and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Associate Director, UCSF Implementation Science Program
Co-Founder, SOLVE Health Tech
Visiting Scholar, Health Equity Team at Google 

Mahasin MujahidMahasin Mujahid, PhD, MS
Associate Professor and Chair, Epidemiology Division at UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Director, MPH Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Founding Faculty Member of student group Black Advocates for Equity in Health

Eric TopolEric Topol, MD
Professor of Molecular Medicine, Gary and Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, and Executive Vice President, Scripps Research
Founder and Director, Scripps Research Translational Institute 

Participating faculty from UMass Chan

Daniel Amante, PhD, MPH, PQHS

Edwin Boudreaux, PhD, Emergency Medicine

Maureen Canellas, MD, MBA, Emergency Medicine

Stephanie Carreiro, MD, PhD
, Emergency Medicine

Sarah Cutrona, MD, MPH

Jamie Faro, PhD

Arvin Garg, MD, PhD
, Pediatrics

Stephenie Lemon, PhD, MS,

Honghuang Lin, PhD
, Medicine

Peter Lindenauer, MD, MSc
, Health Delivery and Population Sciences, UMass Chan-Baystate

Feifan Liu, PhD

Other participating faculty

Ayorkor Gaba, PsyD, Psychiatry, Columbia University

Emmanuel Onuora Agu, PhD, MS, Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Benjamin Marlin, PhD, MS
, Manning College of Information and Computer Science, UMass Amherst

Hong Yu, PhD
, Computer Science, UMass Lowell


David McManusDavid D. McManus, MD, ScM
Program Co-Director
Chair, Department of Medicine

Ben GerberBen S. Gerber, MD, MPH
Program Co-Director
Chief, Health Informatics and Implementation,
Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Alok KapoorAlok Kapoor, MD, MSc
Mentorship Director
Department of Medicine