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Biomedical Informatics Staff

Research and Division Support

  • Angelina Cordaro, MS

    Angelina Cordaro, MS

    Technical Project Manager

    Research Interests:
    Health Information Technology; Precision Medicine; Mental Health; OpenNotes

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts (BA), English – Ashford University
    Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI), National University

    Contact
    acordaro@health.ucsd.edu

  • Erickson Wilson, MD

    Erickson Wilson, MD

    Program Manager

    Research Interests:
    Precision Medicine

    Education:
    MD, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

    Research Project:
    All of Us Research Project (NIH)

    Contact
    emwilson@health.ucsd.edu

  • Erin Bailey, MSW

    Erin Bailey, MSW

    Center Program Manager, RADx-rad

    Research Interests:
    Health disparities Research with a special interest of social determents of health factors
    Community engagement and ways to bridge trust amongst researchers and the community
    Community Precision Health focusing on individual and family health and development
    Implementation of data driven decision making and translation science. 

    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts; Art History - UMass Boston
    Master of Social Work; Social Change and Innovation - University of Southern California 

    Research Project:
    RADx-rad

    Contact
    elbailey@health.ucsd.edu

  • Jennifer Briscoe

    Jennifer Briscoe

    Consortium Communications Manager

    Research Interests:
    Public Relations; Communication; Marketing; Strategic Initiatives

    Education:
    B.S. in Journalism - University of Kansas

    Experience:
    Media/Public Relations Manager - Sprint
    Public Relations Manager & Marketing Consultant - Qualcomm
    Public Relations Manager - Sempra Energy
    Director of Public and Media Relations - Cricket Communications (AT&T)
    Director of Public Relations - Allison+Partners
    Communications Consultant - Robert Half International

    Research Project:
    All of Us Research Project (NIH)

    Contact:
    jabriscoe@health.ucsd.edu

  • Jessica Chapman, MA

    Jessica Chapman, MA

    Research Program Manager

    Research Interests:
    Disparities in Health, Public Health Issues
    Education:
    M.A. in Gender and Development - University of Sussex
    M.S. in Public Administration - Monterey Institute for International Studies
    B.A. in International Relations/French - University of San Diego

    Publications:
    Contemporary Gender and Development Issues, "The Appropriation of Motherhood: A Study of Teenage Pregnancy in the U.S. and UK," LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing

    Research Project:
    Strong Heart, iAgree, and CAST

    Contact:
    jjrchapman@health.ucsd.edu

  • Jihoon Kim, MS

    Jihoon Kim, MS

    Principal Statistician

    Research Interests: 
    Data Mining; Predictive Modeling; Bioinformatics; Statistical Learning
    The overarching goal of my research is to discover clinically-actionable knowledge from (massive) data-sets.

    Education: 
    Ph.D. in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, University of California, San Diego (in progress)
    MS in Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    BS in Statistics and MS in Medicine (Bioinformatics), Seoul National University, South Korea

    Contact: 
    j5kim@health.ucsd.edu

  • Kaci Marques

    Kaci Marques

    Financial Analyst

  • Michele Day, PhD

    Michele Day, PhD

    Program Manager, Data Analyst and Technical Writer

    Research Internest:

    Healthcare research, bioinformatics, data analytics and visualization

    Education:
    PhD, Bioinformatics, University of California San Diego
    BA, Biochemistry, University of California Berkeley

    Current Projects:
    iAGREE
    SHS-iDASH

    Rapid Response Data Discovery (R2D2) for COVID-19 Clinical Consultations

    Past Projects:

    pSCANNER

    iDASH

    National Library Medicine, Training Grant Fellowship Program

    KONQUER

     

    Contact:
    Location:  UC San Diego BRF2, 5A17
    Phone: 858-822-0931
    Email: mday@health.ucsd.edu

  • Morgan Von Ebke

    Morgan Von Ebke

    Executive Assistant

    Contact:
    dbmi-admin@health.ucsd.edu

  • Nancy Herbst, MBA

    Nancy Herbst, MBA

    Director

    Education:
    MBA, National University
    BA with a minor in legal studies, National University
    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, UCSD and Rath & Strong

    Publications:
    Contributing author and book editor for the College and School Law: Analysis, Prevention, and Forms published by the American Bar Association (978-1-61632-008-9).

    Service Work
    Chair, Committee on the 2018 UCSD Women’s Conference (2017 – 2018)
    Member, Supervising Committee, USE Credit Union (2016 – 2021)
    Site Coordinator, WACUBO (Western Association of College and University Business Officers) (2015 – present)
    Chair, Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee, Grossmont Union High School District (2011 – 2017)
    Board Member, San Diego Future’s Foundation (Chair of the Audit and Education Subcommittees) (2010 – 2013)

    Contact:
    UC San Diego, BRFII, 5A19
    858-822-2903
    nherbst@health.ucsd.edu

  • Priyanka Puthra, MS

    Priyanka Puthra, MS

    Technical Project Management Professional

    Research Interests:
    Health Information Technology; Quality and Process Improvement

    Education: 
    Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Biomedical Engineering, University of Mumbai
    Master of Science (MSc) in Bioengineering: Imaging and Sensing, University of Nottingham
    Master of Science (MS) in Health Informatics, University of California Davis

    Contact:

    pputhran@health.ucsd.edu

  • Teresa Magdaleno Perez

    Teresa Magdaleno Perez

    All of Us Consortium Engagement Manager

    Research Interests:
    Community Relations; Marketing; Digital Communications; Precision Medicine; Mental Health; Health Disparities

    Education:
    Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), School of Business, University of San Diego

    Research Project
    All of Us Research Project (NIH)

    Contact 
    tmagdalenoperez@health.ucsd.edu

  • Tracy Layton, MS

    Tracy Layton, MS

    Consortium Project Manager

    Research Interests/Expertise:
    Health research, especially focused on screening, prevention and treatment
    Patient/participant outreach and recruitment
    Screening and prevention education
    Implementation of clinical care improvement, including improving clinical decision making in the clinical setting
    Integrations with electronic health record systems and research systems

    Education:
    Master of Science, Biology - Northern Arizona University
    Bachelor of Science, Microbiology - University of Arizona

    Research Project:
    All of Us Research Project (NIH)

    Contact:
    tlayton@health.ucsd.edu

  • Victoria Patronilo

    Victoria Patronilo

    Research Assistant

    Research Interests:
    Psychology; Neurology

    Education:
    B.A. in Psychology - California State University Los Angeles

    Research Projects
    All of Us Research Project (NIH)

    Contact:
    capmc@health.ucsd.edu

  • Vira Danak Bhatt, MS

    Vira Danak Bhatt, MS

    Clinical Informatics Specialist

    Research Interests:
    Health Information Exchange & Interoperability, Preventive Medicine, Data Science

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biochemistry, Gujarat University
    Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinformatics, Gujarat University
    Master of Science (MSc) in Health Informatics, University of California Davis

    Contact:
    vdanakbhatt@health.ucsd.edu

Programming & Information Systems

  • Adrianne Agsolid

    Adrianne Agsolid

    Applications Programmer

    Contact:
    aagsolid@health.ucsd.edu

  • Brian Fox

    Brian Fox

    Information Systems Analyst

    Research Interests:
    Machine Learning, health information technology

    Education:
    BS in Computer Science, San Diego State University

    Contact
    Befox@health.ucsd.edu

  • Edward O’Neill

    Edward O’Neill

    Applications Programmer

    Contact:
    edoneill@health.ucsd.edu

  • Gary Kean, MS

    Gary Kean, MS

    Bioinformatics Programmer

    Research Interests:
    Health Data Anonymization techniques; No SQL databases; Health care network adequacy

    Education:
    Masters of Science (MS): Health Informatics - University of California, Davis
    Bachelor of Science (BS): Industrial Design - Illinois Institute of Technology

    Contact:
    gkean@health.ucsd.edu

  • John William Claypool

    John William Claypool

    Applications Programmer

    Contact:
    jclaypool@health.ucsd.edu

  • Kai Post, MS

    Kai Post, MS

    Bioinformatics Programmer

    Research Interests:
    Bioinformatics; Electronic Medicine; Data Management and Analysis

    Education:
    MS in Biology, University of Virginia

    Select Publications:
    Pauthner M, Havenar-Daughton C, Sok D, Nkolola JP, Bastidas R, Boopathy AV, Carnathan DG, Chandrashekar A, Cirelli KM, Cottrell CA, Eroshkin AM, Guenaga J, Kaushik K, Kulp DW, Liu J, McCoy LE, Oom AL, Ozorowski G, Post KW, Sharma SK, Steichen JM, de Taeye SW, Tokatlian T, Torrents de la Peña A, Butera ST, LaBranche CC15, Montefiori DC, Silvestri G, Wilson IA, Irvine DJ, Sanders RW, Schief WR, Ward AB, Wyatt RT, Barouch DH, Crotty S, Burton DR  Elicitation of Robust Tier 2 Neutralizing Antibody Responses in Nonhuman Primates by HIV Envelope Trimer Immunization Using Optimized Approaches. Immunity. 2017; 46(6):1073-1088.e6.

    Eroshkin AM, LeBlanc A, Weekes D, Post K, Li Z, Rajput A, Butera ST, Burton DR and Godzik Al. bNAber: database of broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014; 42(Database issue):D1133-9.

    Mayya Sedova, Mallika Iyer, Zhanwen Li, Lukasz Jaroszewski, Kai W Post, Thomas Hrabe, Eduard Porta-Pardo, Adam Godzik; Cancer3D 2.0: interactive analysis of 3D patterns of cancer mutations in cancer subsets, Nucleic Acids Research. 2018; gky1098

    Contact
    k1post@health.ucsd.edu

  • Kevin Kunkel

    Kevin Kunkel

    Information Systems Analyst

    Contact:
    kkunkel@health.ucsd.edu

  • Marco Gonzales

    Marco Gonzales

    Bioinformatics Programmer

    Contact:
    m7gonzales@health.ucsd.edu

  • Patrick Mao

    Patrick Mao

    Applications Programmer

    Contact:
    pmao@health.ucsd.edu

  • Paulina Paul

    Paulina Paul

    Database Administrator

    Contact:
    paulina@health.ucsd.edu

  • Ravinder Atwal

    Ravinder Atwal

    Clinical Applications Professional

    Contact:
    ratwal@health.ucsd.edu

  • Rob Anderson

    Rob Anderson

    Applications Programmer

    Contact:
    roanderson@health.ucsd.edu

  • Supreeth Shashjumar, PhD

    Supreeth Shashjumar, PhD

    Informatics/Machine Learning Programmer

    Contact:
    spshashikumar@health.ucsd.edu

  • Tyler Bath

    Tyler Bath

    Programmer Analyst

    Research Interests:
    User Based Design; Biomechatronics; Brain-Computer Interfacing

    Education:
    BS in Computer Science, UC San Diego

    Posters & Publications:
    To view past posters, presentations and magazine publications, please visit Publications and Pubmed Profile.

    Projects:
    MAGI, Web based microRNA sequence analysis
    Flightdeck, VM launching webservice
    iCONCUR
    Strong Heart Study

    Contact:
    tbath@health.ucsd.edu

Clinical Research