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Shifa Ahmed

Shifa Ahmed is a Clinical Research Coordinator for the RECOVER Project. Prior to this appointment, she was an assistant at an intellectual property law firm and is interested in the junction of public health and law. Shifa holds her BS in Health Sciences from Boston University.

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William Bonaventura

William Bonaventura recently joined MGH Biostatistics as a Data Analyst/Statistical Programmer on the team contributing to the RECOVER project. Prior to this position, William graduated from Northeastern University with a BS in Physics. He is interested in the intersection between public health, biotechnology, and data science.
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Tingyi Cao

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.

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Grace Carey, MPH

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.

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James Chan, MA, MEd

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.

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Laura Fitzgerald

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. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2019 with a BS in Mathematics and a Capstone in Public Relations. 

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Siobhan Glynn

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.

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Devika Godbole

Devika Godbole is a MS candidate in biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is working on quantifying the impact of glucose intolerance during pregnancy on birthweight using quantile regression under the supervision of Dr. Tanayott Thaweethai and collaborates with clinicians who study maternal health and various birth outcomes.

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Connor Griffiths

Connor Griffiths recently joined the team at MGH Biostatistics as a Clinical Research Coordinator on the RECOVER project. Prior to this appointment, Connor has worked extensively in community health settings on projects related to healthcare access, community nutrition, and the social determinants of health. He served as a contact tracer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic and looks forward to continuing this related work.

Connor holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Public Health from Cornell University where he also studied Anthropology and English.

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Carolyn C. Hintlian, MBA

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.

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Nora Horick, MS

Nora Horick joined MGH Biostatistics as a biostatistician in 2002. As Lead Staff Biostatistician, she supports investigators with the design and analysis of cancer studies, including clinical trials and projects focused on quality of life, survivorship, screening, and biomarkers. In addition, Nora leads the Biostatistics Core, which provides fee-for-service biostatistical consulting to investigators. 

Nora has an MS in biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health and a BA in mathematics from Southwestern University. 

Weixing Huang

Weixing Huang, MSPH

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.

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Daniel Kaufman

Daniel Kaufman is a Database Designer contributing to the RECOVER Project.

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Adrian Lagakos

Adrian Lagakos works as a data analyst on projects related to cancer, ARDS and HIV and has been working in the center since 2010.  He has a BA in Anthropology from Bard College.

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Poying Lai, MS

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. 

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Paul Licht

Paul Licht is a SM student in biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is working under the supervision of Dr. Tanayott Thaweethai to collaborate with clinicians who study diabetes and weight loss.

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Lauren Mock

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.

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Richard E Morse

Richard Morse joined MGH Biostatistics in 2001 as its technical specialist. He has an AB from Cornell.

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Alona Muzikansky, MA

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.

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Ariela Muzikansky

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.

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Ta-Chou Vincent Ng

Ta-Chou Vincent Ng is a Master’s student in Health Data Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is working on analyzing biomarker data from hospitalized COVID patients under the supervision of Drs. Andrea Foulkes and Tanayott Thaweethai.

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Amber Nguyen

Amber Nguyen recently joined the MGH Biostatistics team as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the RECOVER project. Prior to this appointment, she was a lab technician at BWH and worked in computational biology research during her undergrad. She graduated from the University Of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 with a BS in Microbiology.

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Daniel Nolte

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.

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Katie Oldmixon, RN

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.

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Nancy Ringwood, RN

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.

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Carolin Schulte

Carolin Schulte is a Master’s student in Computational Biology and Quantitative Genetics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is currently working on projects related to gestational diabetes under the supervision of Dr. Tanayott Thaweethai. She received her BS in Biotechnology from RWTH Aachen University and completed her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Bioscience at Oxford University.

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Caitlin Selvaggi, MS

Caitlin Selvaggi joined MGH Biostatistics as a Masters-level Biostatistician in November 2019. Her current work is focused on statistical analysis of biomarker and genetics data in cardiometabolic disease research. She holds an MS in Statistics from the London School of Economics and a BS in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Daniel Shinnick, MS

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.

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Amy Shui, MA

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.

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Zainab Soetan

Zainab Soetan is a master’s student in biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is working on modelling insulin sensitivity during pregnancy in women with risk factors for gestational diabetes under the supervision of Dr. Tanayott Thaweethai.

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Natalie Waldron

Natalie Waldron joined MGH Biostatistics in 2020 after graduating from Boston University with a BA in Neuroscience. She acts as a Research Assistant for studies involving the early detection of cancer.

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Sam Whitaker

Sam Whitaker joined MGH Biostatistics in 2019 as a data manager for the PETAL network.  Sam graduated from Bates College in 2019 with a BS in Biology.

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Jordan Wood

Jordan recently joined the team at MGH Biostatistics as a Clinical Research Coordinator on the RECOVER project. She previously served as a Research Assistant for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Behavioral Oncology Department. Jordan earned a BS in Public Health from Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health and is currently pursuing her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Tufts University School of Public Health.

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Joyce Yan, MS

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.

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Ren Zhe Zhang, MPH

Ren Zhang is a Biostatistician with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Biostatistics. Before this, he worked in Center for Genomic Medicine for 6 years. His interest focused on statistical analysis and database management. Experienced in REDCap database construction and R/SAS programming, Ren is eager to apply his expertise in helping any projects or anyone in any shapes or forms.

Ren has a master’s degree in public health (MPH) specialized in Biostatistics from the George Washington University. In the future, he would like to strengthen his education and experience.