Advance-CTR

Leadership

Meet our leadership team.

Administrative Leadership

  • Dr. Edward Hawrot

    Edward Hawrot, PhD

    Program Coordinator, Advance RI-CTR, Alva O. Way Professor of Medical Science, Senior Consultant for Biology Affairs, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Dr. Anya Rader Wallack Headshot

    Anya Rader Wallack, PhD

    Administrative Director, Advance RI-CTR, Professor of the Practice of Health Services, Policy and Practice at Brown University School of Public Health
  • Sharon Rounds

    Sharon Rounds, MD

    Program Director, Advance RI-CTR, Associate Dean for Translational Science, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician, Providence VA Medical Center
  • Pam Swiatek

    Pamela Swiatek, PhD, MBA

    Strategic Planning Coordinator, Advance-CTR, Director of Research Operations and Major Proposal Coordination

Core Leadership

Pilot Projects Program

  • Gaurav Choudhary

    Gaurav Choudhary, MD

    Lead, Advance RI-CTR Pilot Projects Program Core, Ruth and Paul Levinger Professor of Cardiology and Director of Cardiovascular Researchat the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute and Associate Chief of Staff (Research), Providence VA Medical Center
  • Tracie Shea

    Tracie Shea, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Pilot Projects Program Core, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Professional Development Core

  • Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA

    Methodius Tuuli, MD, MPH, MBA

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Professional Development Core, Chace-Joukowsky Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital
  • Dr. Audra Van Wart

    Audra Van Wart, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Professional Development Core, Director of University Postdoctoral Affairs, Brown University, Associate Dean for Training and Program Development, Division of Biology and Medicine, Assistant Professor of Medical Science, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design Core

  • Dr. Jason Machan

    Jason Machan, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Biostatistics Core, Associate Professor of Surgery (Research), Associate Professor of Orthopaedics (Research)
  • Rochelle Rosen

    Rochelle Rosen, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Biostatistics Core, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Chris Schmid

    Christopher Schmid, PhD

    Lead, Advance RI-CTR Biostatistics Core, Professor of Biostatistics

Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, and Cyberinfrastructure Enhancement Core

  • Liz Chen

    Liz Chen, PhD

    Lead, Advance RI-CTR Biomedical Informatics Core, Interim Director, Brown Center for Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor of Medical Science, Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy, and Practice
  • Rani Elwy

    Rani Elwy, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Biomedical Informatics Core, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Neil Sarkar

    Neil Sarkar, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Biomedical Informatics Core, President & CEO, Rhode Island Quality Institute

Community Engagement & Outreach Core

  • Dr. Joseph Diaz

    Joseph Anthony Diaz, MD

    Deputy Director, Advance RI-CTR Practice Based Research Network (PBRN), Associate Dean for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Medical Science Overview, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  • Charles Eaton

    Charles Eaton, MD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Community Engagement & Outreach Core, Director of Primary Care and Prevention, Professor of Family Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology
  • Dr. Jackie Hughto

    Jaclyn Hughto, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Community Engagement & Outreach Core, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health
  • Dr. Alison Tovar

    Alison Tovar, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Community Engagement & Outreach Core, Associate Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health

Tracking & Evaluation Core

  • Judy Kimberly

    Judy Kimberly, PhD

    Co-Lead, Advance RI-CTR Tracking & Evaluation Core, Evaluation Director, Brown University
  • Stephen Kogut

    Stephen Kogut, PhD, MBA

    Lead, Advance RI-CTR Tracking & Evaluation Core, Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of Rhode Island