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Our KP Research Bank Team

Vice President

Devin Absher, PhD

Senior Administrative Leadership

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

Alex Lituev, MD – Biorepository Lead

Terrence Chinn, MS – Systems and Data Core Lead, KP Northern California

Scientific Leadership

Teaniese Davis, PhD, MPH – KP Georgia 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 and Cancer Cohort Lead

Deborah Young, PhD – KP Southern California Scientific 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

Alan Bauck, MBA – Data Systems Consultant

Dilrini Ranatunga – Data Provision and Analytics Lead, Program Office

Gina Rinetti Vargas – Data Provision and Analytics, Program Office

Justin Chan – Data Provision and Analytics, Program Office

Jasmine Kwong – Data Reporting and Analytics, Program Office

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

Inga Wagar – Access Administrator, Program Office

Trine Jeppesen, MBA – Lead Project Manager, Program Office

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

Paul Young, MS – Applications Engineer, KP Northern California

Katherine Li – Contact Center Lead, Program Office

Stephanie Burkes – Financial Analyst, Program Office

Rae Yurong – Sr Research Project Manager, Biorepository

Shiyun Liang – Research Project Manger, Biorepository

Joe Nunoo – Research Project Manager, Biorepository

James Aina – Lab Support Specialist, Biorepository

Sarah Ibrahim – Lab Support Specialist, Biorepository

Sharon Matthews-Effiom – Lab Support Specialist, Biorepository

Shigeshi Yamamoto – Lab Support Specialist, Biorepository

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

Edith Fauresviun, MPH – Operations Lead, KP Southern California

Aaron Scrol, MS – Operations Lead, KP Washington

Scientific Advisory Board (SAB)

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

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

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

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
Columbia University

Christa Lese Martin, PhD, FACMG
Chief Scientific Officer, Geisinger
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute

Tiffany Oliver, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair of the Biology Department
Carnegie and Rockefeller Distinguished Research Scholar
Spelman College

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

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

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.

If you are interested in learning more about our National Community Advisory Board and/or potentially becoming a member, please contact us.

Will Cates, MBA (he/him) – Denver-based transgender community leader; healthcare equity strategist and consultant (KP Colorado)

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)

Mercilla Ryan-Harris, MPH – Co-Founder and Director of Operations, BLKHLTH; health equity advocate (KP Georgia)

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

Dawn Koehler – Social Work Student, Thompson School of Social Work & Public Health, KP Hawaii Patient and Family Centered Care Advisor; On Target Diabetes Management Panel Member; KP Women of Color/BIPOC Advisor (KP Hawaii). Connect for Cancer Research Advisory Board, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Native Hawaiian Advocate (KP Hawaii)

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)

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 – Undergraduate student at OHSU-PSU completing degree in Bioinformatics and applying to medical school; Neurocomputing research intern at Teuscher Lab (KP Northwest)

Shannon Crowell, RN, MSN, MHA, CPHQ, C-ONQSQuality and Patient Safety Manager at Sharp Grossmont Hospital San Diego, Patient for Patient Safety (PFPS) United States Champion, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics, and Neonatal Nurses Accountability, Belonging and Inclusion Member (KP Southern California)

Stephen Rivera, MBA – Assistant Manager, Ambulatory Care: Neurology/EEG/Sleep, LAMC Latinx@KP Business Resource Group: Strategic Partnership Ambassador – Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR); National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE); NALHE SCAL Chapter Board Member – Chair of ERG Partnerships (KP Southern California)

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)


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