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Meet our Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to the safe and ethical conduct of clinical trials.

Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in clinical research and their infectious disease areas of interest.  They are also vaccinologists, teachers, scientists and licensed health care professionals.  They use their expertise both individually and collaboratively to lead scientifically and ethically sound clinical research trials at the CIR. Visit their faculty pages to learn more about their work and areas of interest.

Anna Durbin
Professor
International Health

Anna Durbin, MD, studies experimental vaccines for SARS-CoV-2, dengue, West Nile, Zika, malaria, and more in human clinical trials and in controlled human infection studies.

David Sack
Professor
International Health

David Sack, MD ’68, is working to eliminate cholera and other enteric infections as public health problems in Africa and Asia using targeted and effective vaccines.

Subhra Chakraborty
Visiting Associate Professor
International Health

Subhra Chakraborty, PhD, MPH ’13, MSc, leads research to eliminate mortality and reduce morbidity due to infectious diseases by using improved diagnostics, epidemiology, and vaccines.

Staff

Each CIR staff member is dedicated to the safe and ethical conduct of our clinical research studies.

Rachel Adkinson

Senior Research Program Coordinator II

Cendy Alcantara

Research Specialist

Alfreda Anderson

Sr. Regulatory Compliance Monitoring Specialist

Madeleine Blunt

Research Nurse

Jakob Boeye

Research Program Assistant

Lanisha Burke

Senior Grants and Contracts Analyst

Bertha Carter

Adminstrative Secretary

Kathryn Chang

Senior Research Nurse

Barbara DeNearing

Sr. Research Nurse Coordinator

Jazmine DeShazo

Research Program Assistant

Kamal Dhanjani

Physician Assistant Manager

Charisse Dorsey

Research Program Assistant II

Sabrina Drayton

Communications Associate

Xi (Jesse) Fang

Sr. Research Specialist

Bridgett Finley

Research Nurse

Milena Gatto

Sr. Research Nurse

Tina Ghasri

Research Specialist II

Amanda Gormley

Research Nurse

Rachel Hampton

Research Nurse

Huili (Helen) He

Research Specialist II

Kristi Herbert

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Michaelina Holmes

Research Program Assistant II

Farah Jeong

Research Program Assistant

Maria Jordan

Pediatric Research Nurse

Karen Loehr

Senior Research Nurse

Lourdes Lopez Avelar

Research Program Assistant

Megan McKnight

Physician Assistant

Jeffery Mayfield

Research Specialist

Elizabeth Meyer

Administrative Coordinator

Jason Morsell

Research Program Coordinator

Lina Moscarella

Nurse Practitioner

Annie Na

Research Associate

Jennifer Oliva

Senior Research Specialist

Helen Perry

Research Data Analyst

Beverly Plunkett

Senior Research Specialist

Ruby Pritchett

Research Program Assistant

Sarah Sampson

Nurse Practitioner Manager

Jocelyn San Mateo

Family Nurse Practitioner

Shone Sterner

Research Program Coordinator

Courtney Swisher

Research Nurse

Rediet Tekalign

Research Associate

Cathleen Weadon

Clinical Nurse II

Paula Williams-Soro

Research Program Assistant

Suzanne Woods

Pediatric Clinical Research Nurse Manager