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Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)

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Contact Us and Staff

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


We can’t respond to emails from research participants or registry members due to VA security and privacy requirements but welcome phone calls. Research participants can check their informed consent document for the study telephone number. VET Registry members can call using this number. NVVLS Registry members can call using this number.

Phone: (206) 764-2773

Key Personnel

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

Research Staff & Quality Assurance

Amber Seelig, MPH: Program Manager, Research Operations 
Laura Rabuck, MPIA: Program Manager, Digital Team
Karen Nakayama, BS: Program Manager, CSP #595: Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans (SHADE)
Cindy Liu, BA: Program Manager, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3)
Laura Lang, MPH: Program Manager, Quality and Regulatory
Justin Abernethy, BS: Project Manager, Digital Team
Shauna Frank, MPH: Project Manager, CSP #505-R: Millennium Cohort Study Repository
Bianca Irimia, MPH: Project Manager, Quality and Regulatory

Nicole LeBlanc, MA: Project Manager, CSP #595: Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans (SHADE)
Lynne Liu, MPH: Project Manager, CSP #505: Millennium Cohort Study
Akemi Miyamoto, BS: Project Manager,
Registries and Repositories (INVESTD-R, VET Registry, NVVLSR
Adrienne Tanus, MPH: Project Manager, Research Operations
Jacob Armitage, MS: Research Coordinator
Ella Baumgarten, BS, MPH: Research Coordinator
Chris Bromberg, MA: Research Coordinator
Samuel Cason, MA: Research Coordinator
Gina Chang, BS: Research Coordinator
Haley Dixon, MPH, RD, CD, CPH: Research Coordinator
Karl Freese, BS: Research Coordinator
Paige King, MS: Research Coordinator
Jordanna Midthun, MPH: Research Coordinator
Vivek Pakanati, MPH: Research Coordinator
Nicole Riedel, MPH: Research Coordinator
Nick Simeti, MPH: Research Coordinator
Maurice R. L. Taylor, MS: Research Coordinator
Michelle Vargas, BS: Research Coordinator
Grace Chen, BS: Research Specialist
Lewis Greenstein, BS: Research Specialist
Katie Schroeder, BS: Research Specialist
Kytlan Morgan, BA: Research Assistant I
Maya Addison, BA: Research Assistant I

Scientific Staff

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

Alyson Littman, PhD
Pradeep Suri, MD, MSc

Affiliate Investigators
Marc Blondon, MD
Jason Dominitz, MD, MHS
James Floyd, MD
Beverly Kocarnik, MD

Bessie (Young) Mielcarek, MD, MPH
Jennifer (Jen) Ross, MD, MPH
Molly Shores, MD
Laura C. Feemster, MD, MS
Chuck Maynard, PhD
Namrata Singh, MD, MSCI, FACP
Thomas Walsh, MD
Pandora Lucrezia (Luke) Wander, MD, PhD
Kate Wysham, MD

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

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

Data Management Team
Dan Morelli, BA: Program Manager 
Alexandra Fox, MSIS: Data Analyst
Summer Gardner, MSIM: Data Analyst

Alexander Peterson, MSc: Data Analyst
Elaine Hu, MS: Data Analyst
Tracy Wang, MAS: Data Analyst
Lexie Schmidt, MPH: Data Analyst
Hazel Scott, MS: Data Analyst