Shreya Ahirwar (they/them, she/her) is a Statistical Programmer & Data Analyst working on the RECOVER project. They are curious about finding the intersections between research and activism for marginalized communities. Prior to joining the team at MGH, Shreya worked on research ranging combinatorics, chaotic ecosystems, and the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses.
Shreya earned their BA in Mathematics and Computer Science from Mount Holyoke College.
Trisha Balan (she/her/hers) joined the MGH Biostatistics Team as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the RECOVER project. She has previous professional experience in research and nonprofit communications. Before joining MGH, she worked as a communications specialist for multiple research institutions including the Hariri Institute of Computing and the Center for Energy, Ecology, and Development. Her work involved improving external visibility and developing robust internal communications mechanisms.
Trisha earned her MSc in Media Science from Boston University in 2022. Trisha also holds a bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Ateneo De Manila University.
Jacob Bedia (he/him/his) is working with Dr. Steve Skates on statistical modeling for improving early detection of ovarian cancer. This includes evaluating novel candidate biomarkers and constructing advanced Bayesian models for early detection.
Jacob graduated with a BS in Mathematics and Chemistry from Stanford University.
Beverly Brion is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the RECOVER project.
Beverly graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2023 with a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Psychology.
Tingyi Cao interned for MGH Biostatistics during 2020-2021 while pursuing her MS degree in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She studied associations between non-conserved long intergenic non-coding RNAs and complex cardiometabolic traits. After graduation, she joined the PhD program in Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is currently working on her thesis about methods for correlated high-dimensional data under the supervision of Dr. Andrea Foulkes.
Grace Carey joined MGH Biostatistics in 2021. She currently works on the ASTER clinical trial as part of the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC).
Grace graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) from Kent State University in 2019 and earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) from Boston University School of Public Health in 2021.
Alan Cha joined MGH Biostatistics in 2022 as a Research Technician. He currently works on the Uterine Lavage Study as part of the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN).
He graduated from Cornell University in 2022 with a BS in Biological Sciences.
James Chan is a Senior Biostatistician with MGH Biostatistics. His current work is focused on the RECOVER project as well as prospective trials and observational studies in Autism and Neurology. His interests are in analysis of correlated data, study design, and reproducible research.
He holds an M.A. in biostatistics from Boston University and an M.Ed. from Northeastern University.
Hao-Wun (Eugene) Chen joined MGH Biostatistics as a Statistical Programmer II and works closely with the Healey ALS Center Platform Project. Before joining the team, he was a Statistical Programmer at a CRO company.
Eugene graduated from the University of Connecticut with a MS in Statistics in 2021.
Rachel Donahue joined MGH Biostatistics in 2022, and she currently focuses on the Healey ALS Platform Trial and Neurology research projects.
Rachel holds an MS in Statistical Practice from Boston University and a BS in Statistics from American University.
Maria Fayad recently joined the MGH Biostatistics team as an Applications Analyst for the RECOVER project. She has multidisciplinary experience – before joining MGH, she worked as an engineer in different sectors such as aviation and manufacturing, where she was able to see through projects from an engineering perspective to a larger scale of the product. She is interested in shifting her career towards project development in healthcare.
She earned an MBA from EGADE Business School with a double degree MSc in Project Management at Boston University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics engineering from ITESM.
Laura Fitzgerald joined the Biostatistics Center in April 2019. She is a clinical research coordinator for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH.
Laura graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2019 with a BS in Mathematics and a Capstone in Public Relations.
Siobhan Glynn has been working with MGH Biostatistics since 2018. She is the DCC clinical research coordinator for the Autism Treatment Network and PRIME-AIR project. Her responsibilities include regulatory management and oversight, as well as development, organization, and documentation of study documents and materials.
Siobhan has a BA in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and hopes to continue her education in this field.
Carolyn C. Hintlian is a Senior Administrative Manager for MGH Biostatistics. Ms. Hintlian has extensive experience in managing contracts and pre- and post-award grant management for Biostatistics.
She reports to the Director of Biostatistics and is responsible for the financial oversight of grant and contract administration (NIH, industrial and foundation grants). Ms. Hintlian has a BS from Virginia Tech, an MPH in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MBA from Simmons College in Boston, MA.
Nora Horick (she/her/hers) joined MGH Biostatistics in 2002. She is a Senior Biostatistician and provides operational leadership as the Senior Manager for Biostatistics Staff and Services. Ms. Horick has extensive collaborative research experience supporting investigators in the design and analysis of cancer studies, including clinical trials and projects focused on quality of life, survivorship, screening, and biomarkers. In addition, Ms. Horick is Head of the MGH Biostatistics Core, which provides fee-for-service biostatistical consulting.
Ms. Horick earned an MS in Biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2002 and a BA in Mathematics from Southwestern University in 1999.
Weixing Huang joined MGH Biostatistics in 2021 as a Biostatistician. Her current work focus on Clinical Trials for PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH, also she works multiple projects for Biostatistics Core. She graduated from Emory University in 2019 with a MSPH in Biostatistics.
Siddharth Jogi joined MGH Biostatistics in December of 2021 and is working on the PRIME AIR project with Dr Robert “Bob” Parker as a statistical programmer. Prior to joining MGH Biostatistics, he worked at the County of Montgomery’s public health department as Data Coordinator in Norristown, PA.
Siddharth received his MPH degree with a concentration in epidemiology from Drexel University in Philadelphia in March 2020.
Daniel Kaufman is a Database Designer contributing to the RECOVER Project.
Adrian Lagakos works as a data analyst on projects related to cancer, ARDS and HIV and has been working in the center since 2010.
Adrian has a BA in Anthropology from Bard College.
Poying Lai joined MGH Biostatistics in 2021 as a Master’s level biostatistician. Her current work is focusing on the Healey ALS Center Platform trial. She holds a MS in Applied Biostatistics from Boston University and a B.Soc.Sc. from Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Megan Martel recently joined MGH Biostatistics and has been working on the RECOVER project as a statistical programmer. Prior to joining, she worked in a pediatric oncology research lab at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and as a contact tracer through Partners in Health.
Megan holds an MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics from Tufts University and a BS in Biology from SUNY Geneseo.
Lauren Mock is a Master of Science student in Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She holds a BA in Earth & Environmental Science from Boston University. Lauren is working with Dr. Marie-Abèle Bind and utilizing causal inference techniques to study the impact of environmental exposures in urban areas.
Jonathan Monteiro is a Biostatistician on the RECOVER SARS-CoV-2 project. Prior to that, he worked as an Energy Market Data Analyst for the regional transmission systems operator.
He earned an MS in Statistics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2021.
Richard Morse joined MGH Biostatistics in 2001 as its technical specialist. He has an AB from Cornell.
Alona Muzikansky is a Master-level Biostatistician and has been working with MGH Biostatistics since Nov 1999.
She is the DF/HCC Biostatistics Core statistician for Neuro-oncology, Phase I and Early Therapeutic studies and provides statistical analysis and design advice on various other diseases and programs.
Ariela Muzikansky joined MGH Biostatistics in 2017, she has a BA in Health System Management and serves as the Central IRB liaison for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center as well as Grants Coordinator providing administrative assistance for the Biostatistics department investigators.
Amber Nguyen is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the RECOVER project. Prior to this appointment, she was a laboratory technician at BWH and worked in computational biology research during her undergraduate studies.
Amber graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 with a BS in Microbiology.
Daniel Nolte is currently a MS student in biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is working alongside Dr. Dustin Rabideau, as well as several clinical psychologists, to assess the impact of mindfulness based cognitive behavior therapy on depression, anxiety, and wellness outcomes.
Katie Oldmixon is the research nurse for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH.
She has over 20 years of experience in clinical research, joining MGH Biostatistics in 2000 as the research nurse for the ARDS Network CCC.
Kedie Pintro (she/her/hers) joined MGH Biostatistics in July 2022. She works with Dr. Dustin Rabideau on projects such as GEARx and Prolonged Exposure with the Dauten Family Center for Bipolar Treatment Innovation. She also works with Dr. Rabideau and Ms. Horick on projects such as NeuroCARE and BREEZE with the Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program.
She graduated from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health with an MSc in epidemiology, and is a student focused on psychiatric research.
Nancy Ringwood is the project manager for the PETAL Network Clinical Coordinating Center (CCC) at MGH. She joined MGH Biostatistics as a research nurse for the ARDSNet CCC and then took over as project manager. She has an extensive background in adult and pediatric critical care nursing.
Nancy has a BSN from Seattle University.
Caitlin Selvaggi (she/her) joined MGH Biostatistics in November 2019. Her current work is focused on the RECOVER project and other observational studies related to COVID-19.
She holds an MS in Statistics from the London School of Economics and a BS in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.
Daniel Shinnick interned for MGH Biostatistics while pursuing his Master’s degree in Biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health before joining the department full-time following his graduation in 2021.
He also holds a BA in Physics from Connecticut College and previously worked in the Radiation Oncology department at MGH as a Medical Physics Assistant. His current work is focused on implementing methods for observational studies of COVID-19.
Amy Shui joined MGH Biostatistics as a biostatistician in 2006. She is now a per diem biostatistician for MGH and a Senior Statistician in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at University of California San Francisco. She currently supports MGH investigators with the analysis of observational studies in radiation oncology, and she is a member of the UCSF Department of Surgery Biostatistics Core. Her interests include dynamic risk prediction, propensity score matching, and sleep issues in autism (https://profiles.ucsf.edu/amy.shui). She has been an adjunct statistics instructor at New York University and has presented seminars to the UCSF Department of Surgery on statistical analysis of observational data, developing and validating a risk score using EMR data, and the optimal full propensity score matching method.
Amy holds an MA in biostatistics from Boston University, an MA in secondary mathematics education from New York University, and an SB in mathematics from MIT.
Priscilla Soares (she/her/hers) provides direct support to the Director and Associate Directors. Before joining the MGH Biostatistics group, she was a Research Assistant at Boston University School of Dental Medicine, where she worked with data from the Forsyth Twin study and provided research support for the faculty and residents.
She earned her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College in 2019.
Zainab Soetan worked on modeling insulin sensitivity during pregnancy in women with risk factors for gestational diabetes under the supervision of Dr. Tanayott Thaweethai as a student at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Currently, she works with Dr. Dustin Rabideau on bipolar disorder research with the Dauten Center and Dr. Beow Yeap on cancer research.
Zainab received her Master’s degree from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and holds a BS in Applied Mathematics – Biology from Brown University.
Mansi Thakrar is a Statistical Programmer with MGH Biostatistics. Her current work is focused on the RECOVER project – the NIH initiative for long-term COVID research. Before joining MGH, she was working at Boston Medical Center with research focused on maximizing resources and benefits for newborn parents, in the department of Pediatrics.
Mansi holds an MPH in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Boston University.
Madeleine Thorn is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the RECOVER project. Prior to this, she worked as a Research Assistant in a neuroscience lab and as a Nurse Assistant for the Medical-Surgical floor of Ithaca’s hospital during her undergraduate studies.
Madeleine graduated from Cornell University in 2023 with a BS in Biology and Society.
Joyce joined the Biostatistics Center in June 2020 as a master’s level biostatistician. She currently works on the PRIME-AIR study, the CCMDD South Africa study, and an Inpatient CGM study. She has an MS in Biostatistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.