Our KP Research Bank Team

Vice President

Devin Absher, PhD

Senior Administrative Leadership

Sarah Rowell, MPH – Sr. Director, Program Management and Strategy Execution

Alan Bauck, MBA – Data Coordination Core Lead

Alex Lituev, MD – Biorepository Lead

Scientific Leadership

Teaniese Davis, PhD, MPH – KP Georgia Scientific Lead

Andrea Burnett- Hartman, PhD, MPH KP Colorado Scientific Lead

Stacey Honda, MD – KP Hawaii Scientific Lead

Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, FACP, FIDSA – KP Mid-Atlantic States Scientific Lead

James Ralston, MD, MPH — KP Washington Scientific Lead

Cathy Schaefer, PhD – KP Northern California Scientific Lead and Scientific Director of Data Coordination Core

Sheila Weinmann, PhD, MPH – KP Northwest Scientific Lead

Deborah Young, PhD – KP Southern California Scientific Lead

Heather Feigelson, PhD, MPH – Cancer Cohort Lead

Lisa Croen, PhD – Pregnancy Cohort Lead

Core Staff

Leslie Wright – Community Engagement and Outreach Scientific Lead, KP Colorado

Anand Sethuraman, PhD – Genomics Engineer, Program Office

Aldwin Carino, MS, CLS – Quality and Compliance Lead, ISO Management Rep, Program Office

Terrence Chinn, MS – Project Manager Data Coordination Core, KP Northern California

Stephanie Burkes – Financial Analyst, Program Office

Trine Jeppesen, MBA – Lead Project Manager, Program Office

Marianne Sadler, MPH – LIMS and Systems Lead, Program Office

Inga Wagar – Access Administrator, Program Office

Katherine Li – Contact Center Lead, Program Office

Shauna R. Goldberg, MPH, CHES – Operations Lead, KP Colorado

Doraina Walker-Williams, MS, CHRC – Operations Lead, KP Georgia

Vinutha Vijayadeva, MS, PhD – Operations Lead, KP Hawaii

Cabell Jonas, PhD – Operations Lead, KP Mid-Atlantic States

Elaine Chung, MPH – Operations Lead, KP Northern California

Judy L. Donald – Operations Lead, KP Northwest

Galina Inzhakova, MPH – Operations Lead, KP Southern California

Aaron Scrol, MS – Operations Lead, KP Washington

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

The Scientific Advisory Board provides scientific leadership and guidance to the research team. For more information, please contact us.

Joan Bailey-Wilson, PhD
Head, Statistical Genetics Section
Co-Branch Chief, Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute

Alpa Patel, PhD
Strategic Director, CPS-3
American Cancer Society

Brenda Eskenazi, PhD
Maxwell Professor of Maternal and Child Health and Epidemiology
Chair, Community Health and Human Development
School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology
University of California, Berkeley

Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD
Chief, Division of Ethics
Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics (MHE)
Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University

Daniel Schaid, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic

Marc Weisskopf, PhD, ScD
Associate Professor
Departments of Environmental Health and Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health

Muin J. Khoury, MD, PhD
Director, Office of Public Health Genomics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bioethics Advisory Board (BAB)

The Bioethics Advisory Board provides leadership regarding bioethical issues and best practices in issues of ethics and governance. For more information please contact us.

Eric Garcia, MS
National Research Compliance Officer and Director of the National Compliance in Research Support Program (N-CRSP)
Kaiser Foundation Research Institute (KFRI)
Kaiser Permanente

Hank Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
Stanford Law School

Malia Fullerton, DPhil
Director, Institute for Public Health Genetics
University of Washington School of Public Health

Barbara Koenig, PhD
Professor, Institute for Health and Aging
University of California, San Francisco

Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD
Chief, Division of Ethics
Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics (MHE)
Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Colombia University

Osagie Obasogie, JD, PhD
Haas Distinguished Chair and Professor of Bioethics
Joint Medical Program
Division of Community Health Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Maile Taualii, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii

National Community Advisory Board (NCAB)

Our National Community Advisory Board represents the voices of the communities Kaiser Permanente serves. The NCAB provides a diversity of input on a wide range of issues related to the KP Research Bank’s role in public health. Members of our advisory board also sit on the research application review committee.

Members from all eight Kaiser Permanente regions are represented, as are the voices of advocacy, environmental and community-based health groups, community leaders, social safety-net providers, labor and public health organizations, academic institutions, and others.

Alain Noriega, MBA – Pastor; advocate for children with special needs; community leader (KP Mid-Atlantic States)

Elizabeth Noriega – Advocate, Downs Syndrome Association Northern Virginia; Board of Medical Assistance Services (KP Mid-Atlantic States)

Terri Richardson, MD – Internal Medicine physician; retired from Kaiser Permanente Colorado in 2021 after a 34 -year career at Denver Health and Kaiser Permanente. Co-founder and board member of the Colorado Black Health Collaborative and co-creator of the Barbershop & Salon Program, bringing vital health resources to community members (KP Colorado)

Jerome Blackwell, MT(ASCP), LSSMBB – KPCO Senior IT Consultant; KP African American Professional Association; KPRB Access Review Committee Community Reviewer (KP Colorado)

Refugio Mata – Resource Media California Program Director; Los Angeles-based Public Relations Manager (KP Southern California)

Shannon Crowell, RN, MSN, MHA, CPHQ, C-ONQS – Maternal Child Health Quality RN at KP San Diego; KP SCAL Business Resource Group Co-Lead Women Empowered @ KP; KP Mental Health Advocate – Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid; Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Member (KP Southern California)

Bart Aronoff, MAT, MPH – Hawaii State Department of Health (retired); KPHI Patient and Family Centered Care (KP Hawaii)

Dawn Koehler – Advocate, KP Hawaii Patient and Family Centered Care Advisor; On Target Diabetes Management Panel Member; KP Women of Color/BIPOC Advisor (KP Hawaii)

Annie Iriye, MD, MPH – KPWA Ob-Gyn (retired); KPWA Olympia Medical Center Director (retired); South Puget Sound Community College Foundation Board; local Medical Reserve and Free Clinic volunteer (KP Washington)

Winnie Wong, MA – Sr. Strategic Account Manager, SEIU 775 Benefits Group; Member, KP Washington Consumer Advisory Committee; Past Board Member, APACEvotes; KPRB Access Review Committee Community Reviewer (KP Washington)

Charles (Chuck) McAvoy – Disability Rights Advocates (DRA Legal); Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP); AXIS Dance Company; Kinetic Designs and Engineering; KPRB Access Review Committee Community Reviewer (KP Northern California)

Nihar Koppolu – Currently an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Bioinformatics and volunteering in the OHSU general surgery unit and the CARES Northwest medical clinic. Member of the Asian American diaspora (KP Northwest)

Santiago Marquez – CEO, Latin American Association; started the first housing department focusing on Hispanic community members in Atlanta, GA and implemented a Latino outreach strategy in multiple Boys & Girls Clubs across the country (KP Georgia)