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Data Management Team

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 MS 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.

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 MS in Health Policy and Management, concentrated on health finance and health insurance, from Harvard School of Public Health.

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. 

Hazel Scott, MS, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. She finds, cleans and analyzes electronic health record data for research studies. She joined the ERIC in 2022 and previously worked as a data analyst at the Seattle Indian Health Board. She has an MS in statistics from the University of Washington and a BA in linguistics from Haverford College.

Tracy Wang, MAS, is a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. She earned her Master of Applied Statistics from Colorado State University in 2014. Her current duties include gathering, curating, and cleaning data; preparing data extracts, reports, and summaries; creating data visualizations; database design; developing data collection and quality assurance tools. Tracy joined the ERIC in April 2021.

Katrina Wicks, MPHis a Data Analyst at the Seattle ERIC. After working in clinical research coordination and program management for two years, she earned her Masters 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 develops data extraction, transformation, and loading processes, curates and documents data extracts of repository and electronic medical record data, and develops data collection and tracking tools. She also serves as a scientific member of the VA Puget Sound IRB.