The DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project Current and Former Investigators and Key Personnel
Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Eric Reiman, M.D. (Co-PI)
Yi Su, Ph.D.
Kewei Chen, Ph.D.
Hillary Protas, Ph.D.
Connie Boker, M.B.A. (Director, Imaging Center Operations)
Boston University School of Medicine
Michael L. Alosco, Ph.D.
Rhoda Au, Ph.D.
Robert C. Cantu, Ph.D.
Lindsay Farrer, Ph.D.
Robert Helm, M.D. *
Douglas I. Katz, M.D.
Neil Kowall, M.D. *
Jesse Mez, M.D.
Gustavo Mercier, M.D., Ph.D. *
James Otis, M.D. *
Robert A. Stern, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Jason Weller, M.D.
Irene Simkin, M.S. (Lab Manager, Molecular Genetics Core Facility)
Boston University Project Coordinating Center Staff
Alondra Andino, B.A. (Project Administrative Manager) *
Shannon Conneely, B.A. (Site Coordinator) *
Courtney Diamond, M.B.A. (Project Manager) *
Tessa Fagle, B.A. (Research Assistant)
Olivia Haller, B.A. (Recruitment Coordinator) *
Tennyson Hunt, M.B.A. (Project Administrative Manager) *
Nicole Gullotti, M.B.A. (Research Administrator) *
Megan Mariani, B.S., B.A. (Project Manager)
Brian Mayville, B.S. (Site Coordinator)
Kathleen McLaughlin, B.A. (Research Assistant)
Mary Nanna, B.A. (Retention Coordinator)
Taylor Platt, M.P.H. (Recruitment Coordinator) *
Surya Pulukuri, B.A. (Research Assistant)
Fiona Rice, M.P.H. (Project Manager) *
Madison Sestak, B.S. (Assistant Recruitment Coordinator) *
Boston University School of Public Health
Michael McClean, Sc.D.
Yorghos Tripodis, Ph.D.
Data Team Staff
Douglas Annis, M.S. (Systems Analyst) *
Christine Chaisson, M.P.H. (Leader of Data Management Sub-team) *
Diane B. Dixon (Project Manager)
Carolyn Finney, B.A. (Data Manager)
Kerrin Gallagher, M.P.H. (Statistical Analyst) *
Kaitlin Hartlage, M.P.H. (Statistical Analyst)
Jun Lu, M.S. (Data Security and Technology Analyst)
Brett Martin, M.S. (Statistical Manager)
Emmanuel Ojo, M.P.H. (Statistical Analyst) *
Joseph N. Palmisano, M.A., M.P.H. (Leader of Data Management Sub-team)
Brittany Pine, B.A., B.S. (Statistical Analyst)
Janani Ramachandran, M.S. (Data Manager)
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Sylvain Bouix, Ph.D.
Jennifer Fitzsimmons, M.D. *
Alexander P. Lin, Ph.D.
Inga K. Koerte, M.D., Ph.D.
Ofer Pasternak, Ph.D.
Martha E. Shenton, Ph.D. (Co-PI)
Hector Arciniega, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Tashrif Billah, M.S. (Software Engineer)
Elena Bonke, M.S. (Ph.D. Student)
Katherine Breedlove, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Eduardo Coello, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Michael J. Coleman, M.A. (Senior Scientist)
Leonhard Jung, (Ph.D. Student)
Huijun Liao, B.S. (Study Coordinator)
Maria Loy, M.B.A., M.P.H. (Senior Program Coordinator)
Elizabeth Rizzoni, B.A. (Research Assistant)
Vivian Schultz, M.D. (Postdoctoral Research Fellow)
Annelise Silva, B.S. (Research Assistant) *
Brynn Vessey, B.S. (Research Assistant)
Tim L.T. Wiegand, (Ph.D. Student)
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Sarah Banks, Ph.D. (Now at University of California, San Diego)
Charles Bernick, M.D. (Now at University of Washington)
Justin Miller, Ph.D.
Aaron Ritter, M.D.
Marwan Sabbagh, M.D. *
Raelynn de la Cruz, (Psychometrician)*
Jan Durant, (Psychometrician)*
Morgan Golceker (Site Coordinator)
Nicolette Harmon, (Site Coordinator) *
Kaeson Kaylegian, (Psychometrician)*
Rachelle Long, (Site Coordinator) *
Christin Nance, (Psychometrician)*
Priscilla Sandoval (Site Coordinator) *
George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Robert W. Turner, Ph.D.
Invicro (formerly Molecular NeuroImaging)
Kenneth L. Marek, M.D.
Andrew Serrano, M.B.A.
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Charles H. Adler, M.D., Ph.D.,
David W. Dodick, M.D.
Yonas Geda, M.D., MSc (Now at Barrow Neurological Institute)
Jennifer V. Wethe, Ph.D.
Bryce Falk, R.N.
Amy Duffy, (Site Coordinator) *
Marci Howard, (Psychometrician)*
Michelle Montague, (Psychometrician)*
Thomas Osgood, (Site Coordinator)
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Debra Babcock, M.D., Ph.D. (Scientific Program Official)
Patrick Bellgowan, Ph.D. (Administrative Program Official)*
New York University:
Laura Balcer, M.D., M.S.C.E.
William Barr, PhD.
Judith Goldberg, Sc.D.
Thomas Wisniewski, M.D. *
Ivan Kirov, Ph.D.
Yvonne Lui, M.D.
Charles Marmar, M.D.
Lisena Hasanaj (Site Coordinator)
Alhassan Al-Kharafi (Psychometrician)*
Allan George (Psychometrician)*
Sammie Martin (Psychometrician)*
Edward Riley (Psychometrician)*
William Runge (Psychometrician)*
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., ScD (Co-PI)
University of Washington and VA Puget Sound
Elaine R. Peskind, M.D.
Elizabeth Colasurdo (Lab Manager)
Washington University (CNDA)
Daniel S. Marcus, Ph.D.
Jenny Gurney, M.S.
Richard Greenwald, Ph.D. (Simbex)*
Keith A. Johnson, M.D. (Massachusetts General Hospital)
*No longer involved in project.