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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: Administrative Officer

Research Staff & Quality Assurance

Amber Banerjee, MPH: Program Manager, Research Operations 
Laura Lang, MPH: Program Manager, Research Operations
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: Lead Project Manager, Vietnam-Era Registries
Justin Abernethy, BS: Project Manager, Digital Team
Heidi Hummel, PhD: Project Manager, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3)
Bianca Irimia, MPH: Project Manager

Nicole LeBlanc, MA: Project Manager, CSP #595: Service and Health Among Deployed Veterans (SHADE)
Lynne Liu, MPH: Project Manager, CSP #505: Millenium Cohort Study
Akemi Miyamoto, BS: Project Manager,
 Integrated Veteran Epidemiologic Study Data Resource (INVESTD-R)
Adrienne Tanus, MPH: Project Manager, Research Operations
Jonathan Adams, PhD: National Study Coordinator, CSP #2028: Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of COVID-19 (EPIC3)

Ella Baumgarten, BS, MPH: Research Coordinator
Cassie Berluti, MPH: Research Coordinator
Chris Bromberg, MA: Research Coordinator
Samuel Cason, MA: Research Coordinator
Teresa Chen, MPH: Research Coordinator
Haley Dixon, MPH, RD, CD, CPH: Research Coordinator
Karl Freese, BS: Research Coordinator
Tess Harpur, MPH: Research Coordinator
Jordanna Midthun, MPH: Research Coordinator
Vivek Pakanati, MPH: Research Coordinator
Nick Simeti, MPH: Research Coordinator
Michelle Vargas, BS: Research Coordinator
Lewis Greenstein, BS: Research Specialist
Katie Shroeder, BS: Research Specialist
Maya Addison, BA: Research Assistant I
Tristan Casady, BA: Research Assistant I
Olivia Amestoy, BA: Research Assistant II

Scientific Staff

Edward J. Boyko, MD, MPH: Clinical Liaison
Gary Chen, 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 Ross, MD, MPH
Molly Shores, MD

Jonathan Sugimoto, PhD, MHS

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