Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Data Management Team
Kate Moore, PhD, is the Research Data Manager for the Seattle ERIC. Her background includes a doctorate in Physical Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and nearly two decades spent in Information Technology. Current work at the Seattle ERIC involves collaborating with analysts and investigators to identify and obtain data necessary to support ongoing research, design and load SQL Server databases to secure and make available data from a variety of epidemiological studies, and work with outside organizations to ensure data quality prior to import into study databases.
Dan Morelli, BA, is the Research Data Program Manager at the Seattle ERIC. He has worked in research at the Seattle VA for over a decade. At the Seattle ERIC he helps shape the procedures and practices around data collection and storage, creates data tools for study staff use, and manipulates datasets for use by the study staff, biostatisticians, and investigators. Dan has been part of the Seattle ERIC since April 2017.
Alexandra Fox, MSIS, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. She earned her Master’s in Information Science in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the Seattle ERIC team in 2012 after working as a Database Analyst with researchers at Duke University. Her current duties include data extraction and manipulation using both SAS and SQL, database design and assisting researchers in identifying and obtaining data necessary to support a variety of ongoing research studies.
Alexander Peterson, MSc, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. He earned his Master of Science in Population & Public Health at the University of British Columbia, where he worked as a statistician analyzing surgical outcomes and health-related quality of life. He has been with the Seattle ERIC since August 2018, where he cleans, curates, and analyzes datasets and leads an effort improve transparency, collaboration, and reproducibility in research.
Elaine Hu, MS, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. She joined the Seattle ERIC team in October 2019 after ten years of working with VA data at the Seattle Health Services R&D (HSR&D) Center at VA Puget Sound. Her current duties involve data extraction, manipulation, analysis and collaboration, mainly for the Millennium Cohort Study. Prior to joining VA, she had more than a decade of experience with healthcare service information on both operational and research sides. She earned her Master of Science in Health Policy and Management, concentrated on health finance and health insurance, from Harvard School of Public Health.
Chad Sisemore, MS, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. He joined the Seattle ERIC team in January 2021. His current duties involve data extraction, manipulation, analysis and collaboration for various studies. Prior to joining VA, he conducted data analytics as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force and in the private sector. He earned his Master of Science in Business Analytics from the University of Washington, Tacoma.
Katrina Wicks, MPH, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. After working in clinical research coordination and program management for two years, she earned her Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Washington in 2017. With the goal of enhancing data quality and utility for research, she joined the Seattle ERIC in 2018 where she curates and documents repository data, provides data summaries, and develops data collection tools for current studies.