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Research Center Team

Meet our team members.

Research Center Investigators

Dr. Kathy Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI

Vice President & Director of Research, VNS Health and vanAmeringen Chair in Nursing Excellence & Professor of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Margaret McDonald, MSW

Associate Vice President

Carlin Brickner, DrPH

Director of Analytics

David Russell, PhD

Research Scientist, VNS Health, and Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Appalachian State University

Julia Burgdorf, PhD

Research Scientist

Max Topaz, PhD, RN, MA

Senior Research Scientist

Mia Oberlink, MA

Senior Research Associate

Miriam Ryvicker, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Penny Hollander Feldman, PhD

Senior Research Scientist and Director Emerita

Timothy Peng, PhD

Chief Data Analytics Officer

Research Center Team Members

Alexis Stern

Research Analyst II

Anahita (Ana) Davoudi

Research Associate

Felix Vasquez

Research Assistant

Greg Horton

Business Manager

Lauren Evans, DrPH, MA

Research Analyst II/Project Coordinator
leah gross

Leah Gross

Administrative Assistant

Lori King

Research Analyst II & IRB Coordinator

Nicole Onorato

Research Analyst II

Piotr Kapela

Statistical Programmer/Analyst

Sasha Vergez

Research Assistant

Shivani Shah, MPH

Research Project Manager

Sonia J. Cheruvillil, MPH

Research Project Manager

Sridevi Sridharan, MS, Manager

Analytics Engineer

Yolanda Barrón-Vayá, MS

Senior Biostatistician

Contact the Research Center.

Contact the Research Center.