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Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)


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Contact Us & Staff

Mailing address:
Seattle ERIC
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S Columbian Way, S-152-E
Seattle, WA 98108

Phone: (206) 764-2773

Key Personnel

Nicholas L. Smith, PhD: Director
Jen Sporleder, BS: Associate Center Director, Research Operations
Mary Jo May, BA Ed: Lead Administrator

Research Staff & Quality Assurance

Sarah Keithly, MPH: Interim Program Manager, Integrated Veteran Epidemiologic Study Data Resource (INVESTD-R)
Cindy Liu, BA: Program Manager, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3)
Julieann Marshall, MSPH: Program Manager: Research Operations
Karen Nakayama, BS: Program Manager, CSP #595: Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans (SHADE)

Laura Rabuck, MPIA: Program Manager, Digital Team
Shauna Frank, MPH: Interim Lead Project Manager, Vietnam-Era Registries
Erin Hoffman, MPH: Interim Project Manager, Vietnam-Era Registries 

Nicole LeBlanc, MA: Interim Project Manager, CSP #595: Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans (SHADE)
Jessi Libbing, MPH: Interim Project Manager, Research Operations
Akemi Miyamoto, BS: Interim Project Manager, Integrated Veteran Epidemiologic Study Data Resource (INVESTD-R)
Amber Seelig, MPH: Project Manager, CSP #505: Millennium Cohort Study
Adrienne Tanus, MPH: Interim Project Manager, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3)
Isaac Purton, MA: Data Administrator
Santiago Estrada, MPH: Research Health Science Specialist
Teresa Chen, MPH: Research Coordinator
Karl Freese, BS: Research Coordinator
Nicole Stamas, MS: Research Coordinator
Sydney Thurman, MPH: Research Coordinator
Bianca Irimia, MPH: Research Specialist
Gabriella Labazzo, BS: Research Specialist

John Phillips, BA: Research Specialist
Sarah Yarborough, BS: Research Specialist

Yarizel Herrera, BS: Research Assistant
Jacob Martin, BA: Research Assistant
Annalivia Robinson, BA: Research Assistant
Katie Shroeder, BS: Research Assistant
Tija Tippett, BS: Research Assistant

Molly Woerner, BA: Research Assistant 

Scientific Staff

Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH: Clinical Liaison
Gary Chen, PhD: Senior Biostatistician

Alyson Littman, PhD: Epidemiologist
Jonathan Sugimoto, PhD, MPH: Epidemiologist

Pradeep Suri, MD, MSc: Epidemiologist

Affiliate Investigators
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS
Bessie (Young) Mielcarek, MD, MPH
Molly Shores, MD
Marc Blondon, MD
James Floyd, MD
Beverly Kocarnik, MD

Biostatistics Team
Anna Korpak, PhD: Lead Biostatistician
Aaron Baraff, MS: Biostatistician

Chris Forsberg, MS: Biostatistician
Andrew Timmons, MS: Biostatistician

Data Management Team
Kate Moore, PhD: Database Manager 
Alexandra Fox, MSIS: Data Analyst
Dan Morelli, BS: Interim Project Manager
Alexander Peterson, MSc: Data Analyst
Elaine Hu, MS: Data Analyst
Katrina Wicks, MPH: Data Manager