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Study Core Investigators and Staff


  • Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD


  • Benedetta Bartali, PhD
  • Argyrios Ziogas, PhD
  • Hannah Park, PhD
  • Kai Zheng, PhD
  • Emily Dow, MD
  • John Billimek, PhD
  • Karen Allen, MA
  • Sriram Bharadwaj, MS
  • Steven Chessler, MD, PhD
  • Candace Burton, RN, PhD
  • Dan Cooper, MD

Research staff

  • Claudin Gomez, MD; Director of Operations
  • Jenny Chang, MS, Statistician
  • Farah Toullier-Garcia, BA; Administrator

Clinical collaborators

  • Byron Allen, MD; Cardiology
  • Kenneth Chang, MD; Gastroenterology
  • Bharath Chakravarthy, MD; Emergency Medicine John Fox, MD; Emergency Medicine
  • Ping Wang, MD; Endocrinology Bogi Andersen, MD; Endocrinology Qin Yang, MD; Endocrinology
  • Almoatazbellah Idriss, MD; Endocrinology Yung-In Choi, MD; Endocrinology
  • Samar Singh, MD; Endocrinology Donald Forthal, MD; Infectious Diseases Pat Patton, MSN, RN; Inpatient
  • Susan Christensen, BSN, MHA, RN; Inpatient Maryam Rahimi, MD; Internal Medicine Zaynb Hassan, MD; Internal Medicine
  • Lan Nguyen, MD; Internal Medicine
  • Bavani Nadeswaran, MD; Internal Medicine
  • Martha Sosa-Johnson, MD; Internal Medicine Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, PhD; Nephrology
  • Yongen Chang, MD; Nephrology
  • Robert Bristow, MD; Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Naghmeh Saberi, MD; Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Edward Nelson, MD; Hematology/Oncology
  • Rita Mehta, MD; Hematology/Oncology
  • Jay Han, MD; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Bi-Ying Yeh, MD; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Greg Evans, MD; Plastic Surgery
  • Amber Leis, MD; Plastic Surgery
  • Lisa Gibbs, MD; Senior Health Center
  • Ninh Nguyen, MD; Surgery
  • Baruch Kuppermann, MD; Ophthalmology
  • Andrew Reikes, MD; Primary Care
  • Christopher Zachary, MD; Dermatology
  • Linda Doan, MD; Dermatology
  • Simin Torabzadeh, MD; General Internal Medicine
  • Emilie Chow, MD; General Internal Medicine
  • Neal Hermanowicz, MD; Neurology
  • Shalini Shah, MD; Pain Medicine
  • Adey M. Nyamathi, PhD, ANP, FAAN School of Nursing
  • J. Patrick Haines, MBA, CMPE; Student Health Center
  • Albert Chang, MD; Student Health Center
  • Stephen Feig, MD; Radiology Breast Health Center


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