Meet Our Team

The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Research works in collaboration with the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health (CBCH) to improve patient care and train tomorrow’s providers.

Principal Investigators

  • Bernard P. Chang, MD, PHD

    • Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of General Emergency Medicine
  • Katharina Schultebraucks, PhD

    • Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Ari Shechter, PhD

    • Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology (CBCH)
    Ari Shechter, PhD

Co-Principal Investigators

  • Tsion Firew, MD

    • Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of General Emergency Medicine
  • Laura Chenevert, PA

    • Department of Emergency Medicine, Division of General Emergency Medicine

Administrative Team

  • Raquel Shrager

    • Research Administrator, Emergency Department (ED)
  • Chanel Orkopoulos

    • Research Manager, ED (Pre and Post-Award)
  • Yakira Nolasco

    • Research Administrative Coordinator, ED
  • Tyla Yurgel

    • Director of Research, Administrative and Clinical Operations, CBCH
  • Alexandra Sullivan

    • Director of Research Implementation, CBCH
  • Brooke Morgan

    • Procurement Coordinator, CBCH
  • Teri Fongyit

    • Research Finance Manager, ED (Post-Award)

Regulatory Team

  • Fiona Sanders

    • Manager of Clinical Research Quality Assurance, ED
  • Diane Cannone

    • Regulatory Manager, CBCH
  • Nayrobi Rivera

    • Regulatory Assistant, CBCH

Data Team (CBCH)

  • Jenny Lee

    • Data Manager
  • Cara McMurry

    •  Assistant Data Manager
  • Kaitlin Shaw

    • Data Coordinator II
  • Nakesha Fray

    • Data Coordinator

Project Coordinator and Research Coordinators

  • Maody Miranda

    • Project Coordinator
  • Joseph Chang

    • Research Coordinator
  • Kathryn Marcon

    • Research Coordinator, ED
  • Alvis Gonzalez

    • Research Coordinator, CBCH