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Finding a Mentor

You must find a mentor before submitting your research proposal. Your mentor must be an NU faculty member.

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Mentor Directory

Search for faculty accepting student mentees by name, specialty, or keyword/topic.

Mohamed Abazeed

mabazeed( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiation Oncology

Chad Achenbach

c-achenbach( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious Diseases

Keywords: AIDS; HIV Infection; Immunology; Infectious Diseases; Infectious Diseases-viral; Tumor Virus Infections; Viral Oncology; Virology

Mark Adler

m-adler( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine) and Medical Education

Keywords: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Post-Graduate Medical Education, Simulation

Aisha Ahmed

aiahmed( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Allergy/Immunology - Primary Immunodeficiency

Keywords: Immunodeficiency, inborn errors of immunity

Aileen Chia-Lin Shen

aileen.shen( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research

Keywords: The Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research (HSOR) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Institute for Public Health and Medicine generates new knowledge to improve healthcare practice, population health and health equity by discovering which healthcare interventions work best for which people. Our research interests span a broad spectrum, from diagnostic approaches, to preventive services, to treatments such as medications and devices and to different forms of healthcare delivery, organization or financing.

Murad Alam

m-alam( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology

Keywords: Laser Skin Rejuvenation; Cryosurgery; Chemical Peel; Cosmetic Fillers; Atypical Moles; High Risk Skin Cancer; Ethnic Skin; Dermabrasion; Laser Hair Removal; Botox Injections; Collagen Injections

Shahad Al Bayati

Shahad.albayati( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology, body/ breast/neuro imaging, quality improvement

Keywords: Radiology, Breast imaging, Body imaging, Neuro radiology

Alexandra Aaronson

alexandra.aaronson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Keywords: Dr. Aaronson’s career goal is to improve treatments for individuals with complex neuropsychiatric conditions. She is the recipient of a CDA-1 award with the objective of establishing a relationship between and identifying neural correlates of impulsivity and suicidality among Veterans with mild TBI to use as a target for neuromodulatory treatment. She is the team neuropsychiatrist on the Hines VA polytrauma multidisciplinary team, serving Veterans with TBI and co-occuring mental illness. Clinically, she administers electroconvulsive and transcranial magnetic stimulation therapies. She teaches residents at Northwestern and Loyola Universities.

Bradley Allen

bdallen( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology

Estella Alonso

e-alonso( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition-Pediatrics

Keywords: Health Services Research; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Liver disease, pathobiology; Outcome measures; Patient reported outcomes; Pediatric Gastroenterology; Transplantation

Elizabeth Alpern

EAlpern( at )LurieChildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics

Keywords: Emergency Medicine; Epidemiology; Infectious Diseases; Pediatrics; Quality Improvement

Nabil Alshurafa

Nabil( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Mobile Health

Keywords: Machine learning, Artificial intelligence, Wearables, Physiological monitoring, Engagement with smart tools, Prediction and modeling, Stress, Problematic eating behavior

Amber Leaver

amber.leaver( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuroscience, Radiology

Keywords: Neuroscience, MRI, depression, tinnitus, brain stimulation, machine learning

Erik Andersen

erik.andersen( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Molecular Biosciences (not FSM; active as Adjunct Lecturer in School of Professional Studies)

Keywords: Genetic Variation; Resistance; Neuroscience

Adin-Cristian Andrei

adin-cristian.andrei( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery

Keywords: Cardiac Surgery Outcomes; Anesthesiology; Atrial Fibrillation Surgery; Outcome Measures

Sameer Ansari

s-ansari( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Interventional Neuroradiology / Endovascular Neurosurgery - Imaging based risk stratification and treatment planning of neurovascular pathologies

Keywords: Cerebrovascular Neurovascular Interventional Neuroradiology Endovascular; Neurosurgery; Intracranial/Spinal Aneurysms/Vascular Malformation; Acute Ischemic Stroke; Thrombectomy; Carotid or Intracranial Atherosclerotic Disease

Anugayathri Jawahar

anugayathri.jawahar( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology

Keywords: Radiology, body imaging

Hossein Ardehali

h-ardehali( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiovascular, metabolism and immunology

Keywords: Cardiology; Cardiovascular Diseases; Heart Disease; Intracellular Transport; Metabolism; Molecular ; cardiovascular, metabolism, immunology, iron

Rishi Arora

r-arora( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology

Keywords: Pacemakers, Electrophysiology; Catheter Ablation; Atrial Fibrillation

Mehreen Arshad

Marshad( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Basic Science

Gopi Astik

gastik( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine

Keywords: Diagnostic error, clinical reasoning, quality improvement

Hrayr Attarian

h-attarian( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology; Sleep Medicine (current research is in global health and education)

Keywords: Sleep; Sleep Disorders; Women's Health; Treatment of Parasomnias

Gregory Auffenberg

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Urology

Ryan Avery

ryan.avery( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Cardiovascular Imaging & Nuclear Medicine

Jessie Aw-Zoteic

jawzoretic( at )luriechilrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Neuroradiology

Sherif Badawy

sbadawy( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics; Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant

Keywords: mobile health "mHealth" apps, text-messaging, medication adherence, quality of life

Stacy Bailey

Stacy-bailey( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Health services, Health literacy, health equity

Heather Ballard

Hballard( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Anesthesiology

Keywords: Medical education, simulation-based mastery learning, fetal anesthesia, hepatobiliary anesthesia

Katherine Barsness

kbarsness( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Pediatrics; Medical Education

Keywords: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Medical Education; Neoplasms; Oncology; Simulation; Surgery; Surgical Education; Trauma

Jeffrey Barsuk

Jeff.Barsuk( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Hospital Medicine; Medical Education

Keywords: Cardiomyopathy; Medical Education; Patient Safety; Quality Improvement; Simulation

Daniel Batlle

d-batlle( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Nephrology

Keywords: Acid-base and electrolytes, Hypertension; diabetic nephropathy, Nephrology

Danny Bega

Danny.Bega( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology - Movement Disorders - i.e. Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease

Keywords: Parkinson's disease, movement disorders, huntington's disease, wilson's disease, complementary and integrative medicine

David Bentrem

dbentrem( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Oncology; Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Cancer Biology; Cancer: Digestive System (esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum); Cancer: Liver; Cancer: Pancreas; Minimally Invasive Surgery

Irwin Benuck

ibenuck( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics

Rachel Bercovitz

rbercovitz( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric hematology

Keywords: von Willebrand Disease, Heavy menstrual bleeding, Bleeding disorders in kids, Benign hematology, Diagnostic evaluations

Susan Berger

sberger( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Primary Care Pediatrics; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Keywords: Parent-child relationships; pediatric primary care anticipatory guidance; child development and behavior; infant sleep and crying; social emotional development; translational & interdisciplinary research

Senta Berggruen

senta.berggruen( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; body imaging

Lisa Beutler

lisa.beutler( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gut-brain communication and appetite in mice

Keywords: neural circuits, feeding, energy homeostasis, gut-brain communication, basic science. Given that my lab does almost exclusively in vivo mouse neuroscience research, for short research experiences like AOSC a prospective student would need to have some bench research/mouse handling experience to make it productive.

Mark Bevan

m-bevan( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physiology

Keywords: Nervous System Diseases; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Physiology

Ankit Bharat

ankit.bharat( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Thoracic Surgery; Pulmonology

Keywords: Cancer: Lung/Chest; Immunology; Pacemakers; Transplantation

Monica Bianco

Mbianco( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Endocrinology

Keywords: Youth onset type 2 diabetes ; Developmental origins of youth onset type 2 diabetes; Type 1 diabetes; Obesity; Nutrition. I am doing mostly clinical retrospective and prospective studies focused on Type 2 Diabetes. I am also involved in transitional research studying the developmental origins of type 2 diabetes. Soon will be staring some clinical trials looking at different treatments of diabetes.

Lucy Bilaver

l-bilaver( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Food Allergy and Asthma

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Clinical Research, Food Allergy, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Pediatrics Public Health. Dr. Bilaver has successfully coordinated a number of CFAAR's research projects including being the co-investigator on the Medicaid project, the Peanut Allergy Guidelines Assessment Clinician, Pediatrician, and Parent surveys project, and Understanding Preferred Precautionary Allergen Labeling (PAL) Language Among Food Allergy Stakeholders project. She also assists with analysis of the Natural History study�s severity and family history data. Dr. Bilaver earned a PhD from the University of Chicago�s School of Social Service Administration and completed her post-doctoral training in health services research through an Integrated Fellowship at Feinberg. As an assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern Medicine, her child health services research program spans several areas of children with special health care needs including autism, asthma, obesity, and food allergy.

Karl Bilimoria

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery (Oncology); Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Cancer: Breast; Cancer: Skin; Clinical Research; Melanoma

Robyn Bockrath

Robyn-Bockrath( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics; Medical Education

Rodrigo Braga

Rbraga( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cognitive neuroscience

Keywords: Neurology, epilepsy, aphasia, brain imaging, functional MRI, intracranial electroencephalography, brain stimulation.

Robert E Brannigan

r-brannigan( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Urology

Keywords: Gametogenesis; Infertility - Male; Men's Health; Men's Reproductive Health; Reproduction; Sexual dysfunction; Surgery; Urology

Daniel Brat

DANIEL.BRAT( at )NORTHWESTERN.EDU

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuropathology/Brain Tumor Research

Keywords: Diffuse glioma, Glioblastoma, Genetics, Tumor micro-environment, Glioma stem cells, Therapeutic response. We study all aspects of glioma biology and clinical behavior, using molecular, cell biological and neuropathological tools on animal models and patient samples.

Greg Brisson

gbrisson( at )nmh.org

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics

Keywords: Ethics; Professionalism; Medical Education

C Hendricks Brown

hendricks.brown( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Biostatistics; Drug Abuse; HIV Infection; Mental Health; Preventive Medicine; Psychiatry; Public Health

Lucas Bruton

lbruton( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Education, Primary Care Pediatrics, Children with Medical Complexity

Keywords: Medical Education, Pediatrics, Primary Care, Children with Medical Complexity, Children with Disability

Daniel Busch

daniel.busch( at )sbcglobal.net

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Zeeshan Butt

z-butt( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences; Organ Transplantation Surgery; Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Keywords: Behavioral Medicine; Health Services Research; Oncology; Outcome measures; Surgery; Transplantation

Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez

jcaicedo( at )nmh.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Hispanic Transplant Program

Keywords: Surgery; Transplantation

Cara Angelotta

cara.angelotta( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords: Dr. Angelotta treats individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She does forensic psychiatric consultations for attorneys and the courts regarding malpractice, psychiatric disability, parenting capacity, emotional harm, competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity and diminished capacity), sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessment, and other psychiatric-legal issues.

Rebecca Carl

r-carl( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Sports Medicine-Pediatrics

Keywords: Injury Prevention; Sports Injuries; Sports Medicine

James Carr

jcarr( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medicine; Radiology

Keywords: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), Coronary CT angiography, Cardiac CT, CT angiography, Vascular and interventional radiology

Gemma Carvill

gemma.carvill( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurogenetics

Keywords: Genetics, genomics, neurogenetics, epilepsy, rare disease, epigenetics

Ellen Casey

ellen-casey( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Keywords: Sports Medicine; Rehabilitation

Susan Cohn

susan-cohn( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious Diseases/HIV Health Services Research

Keywords: Clinical research, Health Services Research, HIV and Women, Wellness

Chad Teven

chad.teven( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Plastic Surgery

Keywords: Dr. Chad M. Teven is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine whose chief clinical expertise includes microsurgical reconstruction and repair of complex defects. Dr. Teven completed residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Chicago and a Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Teven performs reconstructive surgery for defects across the body due to cancer, trauma, burn, and congenital etiologies. He offers both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction (e.g., DIEP) and also performs physiologic and excisional procedures for the surgical treatment of lymphedema (e.g., lymphovenous anastomosis and vascularized lymph node transplant). Dr. Teven additionally performs aesthetic surgery of the face and body. Dr. Teven serves as faculty within the Northwestern Medicine Clinical Ethics Program, having previously completed the Clinical Medical Ethics Fellowship from the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Prior to his recruitment to Northwestern Medicine, Dr. Teven was Assistant Professor and Vice-Chairman for Research, and Section Head for Microsurgery and Complex Reconstruction, within the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Young Kwang Chae

young.chae( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology

Keywords: Oncology; Personalized Cancer Therapy, Precision Medicine, Early Phase Clinical Trials, First-in-Human Study, Novel Combination Cancer Therapy, Targeted therapy, Immunotherapy, Biomarker Study, Novel Drug Development, Novel Drug Delivery System, Adaptive Clinical Trials Design, Cell Signaling Pathway, Immune Checkpoint Pathway

Rowland Chang

rwchang( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Rheumatology/Preventive Medicine/Physical Activity Research

Keywords: knee pain, physical activity, behavioral intervention, functional limitation, prevention. Student would participate in the Physical Activity in Rheumatology Research (PARR) group, an interdisciplinary group consisting of physicians and PhD nurses, physical therapists, behavioral scientists, health services researchers, and statisticians.

Akhil Chawla

akhil.chawla( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery (Surgical Oncology)

Cherie Priya Dhar

cpdhar( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Transgender care, plastic surgery, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Keywords: Menstrual disorders, sexual and reproductive health, care for LGBTQ identified youth

Jaehyuk Choi

jaehyuk.choi( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Oncology Dermatology

Keywords: Cancer: Skin; Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma; Dermatology; Genetics; Immunogenetics; Immunology; Melanoma; Precision medicine, cancer

Jennifer Choi

jennifer.choi( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology

Keywords: Cancer Survivorship; Chemotherapy; Melanoma; Skin Cancer

Anna Chorniy

anna.chorniy( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Health Economics/Health Policy

Keywords: Health Economics; Health Policy; Medicare; Medicaid; Children

Jeanette Chung

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgical Oncology

Liza Cohen

liza.cohen( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology

Keywords: Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery; Medical Education

Daniel Corcos

daniel.corcos( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Therapy & Movement Sciences

Keywords: Physical Therapy; Electromyography; Movement; Parkinson Disease

Marilyn Cornelis

marilyn.cornelis( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine-Nutrition

Keywords: Gene x Environment Interactions; Genetics; Nutrition, Dietetics; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases

R. James Cotton

rcotton( at )sralab.org

Specialty/Area of Research: artificial intelligence, wearable sensors, computer vision, human pose estimation

Gregory Curfman

gregory.curfman( at )jamanetwork.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Medicine (Cardiology)

Nader Dahdaleh

nader.dahdaleh( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurological Surgery

Keywords: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery; Spinal Biomechanics; Spinal Column Injury; Spinal Column Tumors; Spinal Cord Tumors; Spine Deformity; Spine Trauma; Spondylolisthesis

Matt DeBerge

matthew.deberge( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Immunology

Keywords: Cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, neuroinflammation, vascular dementia, myeloid cells

Raye-Ann deRegnier

r-deregnier( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Derek A. Wainwright

derekwainwright( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience, Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, and Microbiology-Immunology

Keywords: Our laboratory engages in basic, translational, and clinical research that aims to improve the survival of adults that are diagnosed with brain cancer. We actively think up and investigate new ideas that we then test in our brain tumor models for the translation of those new approaches into novel clinical trials. We also perform immunocorrelative analyses of human brain cancer patients that are enrolled in the clinical trials that were thought up and validated by our group. Our ultimate goal is to find a cure for adults with primary brain cancer.

Swati Deshmukh

swati.deshmukh( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Musculoskeletal radiology

Keywords: Muscles, Peripheral Nerves, Joints, Sports Imaging, Sarcopenia, Ultrasound, MRI, Orthopedic Imaging, Rheumatologic Imaging, Image guided procedures, Women in Medicine, Diversity and Inclusion, Wellness, Physician Burnout, Medical Improv

Yasin Dhaher

y-dhaher( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Biomedical Engineering

Keywords: Biomechanics; Gait; Knee; Stroke; Electromyography

Srikanth Divi

srikanth.divi( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery/Spine Surgery

Maria Dizon

m-dizon( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuroscience, Developmental Brain Injury (Pediatrics - Neonatology)

Keywords: Myelination, Cerebral Palsy, White Matter Injury, White Matter Regeneration, Motor Deficits, Neonatology, Pediatric Neurology, microRNAs, Next Generation Sequencing, Single Cell Sequencing

Mehmet Dokucu

m-dokucu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Keywords: Depression; Neuroscience; Oncology; Pain; Preventive Medicine; Psychiatry; Sleep Disorders; Wellness, Fitness

Angelique Duenas

angelique.duenas( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Education

Keywords: Medical education, anatomy education, qualitative research

Elizabeth Eklund

e-eklund( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology

Keywords: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma

Dina Elaraj

delaraj( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: adrenal hormone hypertension

Keywords: I am an endocrine surgeon with special interest in adrenal hormone hypertension, particularly due to aldosterone excess. 30% of U.S. adults have hypertension, and a hypothesized 5-10% of patients with hypertension have undiagnosed aldosterone excess. My research interests involve improving the identification and care of these patients as well as analyzing outcomes.

Mohammed Elbaz

mohammed.elbaz( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Computational Cardiovascular Imaging / MRI / Medical Image Processing

Keywords: Computational Cardiovascular Imaging / MRI / Medical Image Processing / Cardiac Blood Flow Dynamics / Heart Mechanics / Mapping Heart Disease Signatures. It is preferred that students have some engineering or computational background.

Erin Paquette

epaquette( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Clinical Care)

Keywords: My long-term goal is to engage in interdisciplinary research, advocacy and policy development using evidence-based, stakeholder-informed, and ethically-minded practices to improve the health of children through the identification and reduction of health disparities in the clinical and research settings and the promotion of practices to address the social and structural determinants of health that can create barriers to achieving equitable and optimal health.

Mark Eskandari

meskanda( at )nmh.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Vascular Surgery; Medical Education; Pathology

Keywords: Abdominal and thoracic aneurysm repair, Carotid angioplasty and stenting, Endovascular surgery; Aortic Aneurysm; Atherosclerosis; Carotid Disease; Carotid Stenosis; Vascular Biology; Vascular and interventional radiology

Dan Evans

devans( at )nmff.org

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics; Medical Education

Keywords: Health Disparities; Health Services Research; Healthcare Quality; Internal Medicine, General Medicine; Medical Education; Undergraduate Medical Education

Amani Fawzi

amani.fawzi( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology

Keywords: ALS; Aging; Alzheimer's Disease; Angiogenesis; Bioengineering; Diabetes; Eyes; Minimally Invasive Surgery

Courtney Finlayson

cfinlayson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Endocrinology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Diabetes; Sex Development; Puberty; Endocrine and Metabolism

Anna Fishbein

afishbein( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Allergy/Immunology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Allergies; Eczema; Pediatrics

Todd Florin

taflorin( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics/Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Pneumonia

Keywords: pneumonia, bronchiolitis, epidemiology, biomarkers, clinical research, pediatric emergency medicine

Heike Folsch

h-folsch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Membrane Trafficking in Cell Polarity

Keywords: Epithelial cells, cell polarity, polarized sorting

Patricia Franklin

Patricia.franklin( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Outcomes /ImplementationResearch

Keywords: Patient-reported outcomes; quality and outcomes; implementation; learning health systems; osteoarthritis; total joint relpacement

Benjamin Freed

bfreed( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Cardiology

Keywords: Echocardiography; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Heart Failure; Hypertension; Stroke Volume

Helena Gabriel

helena.gabriel( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; body imaging

Judy Gadde

jgadde( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Neuroradiology

Robert Galiano

r-galiano( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Plastic Surgery; Dermatology

Keywords: Cancer: Reconstructive Surgery Following Cancer; Cosmetic Procedures and Surgery; Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery; Regenerative Medicine; Scarring; Stem Cells; Tissue Engineering; Wound Care

Daniel Ganger

Daniel.Ganger( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Hepatology

Keywords: 1- Study of PCOS , obesity and fatty liver. 2-Long term Liver Outcomes of Heart Transplant in patients with Congenital Heart Diseases

Jaime Garc a-A overos

anoveros( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Anesthesiology; Neurology

Keywords: Inner ear development and regeneration; hearing and deafness; Hyperacusis; Neonatal Intestine.

Craig Garfield

c-garfield( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics and Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Maternal-Child Health; Pediatrics; Global Health; Men's Health; Fatherhood; Health Services Research

Robert Garofalo

rgarofalo( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine; Preventive Medicine

Keywords: AIDS; Adolescent health; HIV Infection; Pediatrics; Public Health; Translational Research

Alfred George

al.george( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics, cardiac arrhythmia biology, epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorders

Keywords: pharmacology, neuroscience, genetics, cardiac arrhythmia biology, epilepsy, neurodevelopmental disorder

Tracy Gertler

tgertler( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: pediatric neurology at Lurie and pharmacology at NU

Keywords: neurogenetics, genetic epilepsy, channelopathies, stem cell-derived neurons, transgenic mouse models of epilepsy

Zhi-Dong Ge

zhi-dong.ge( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Keywords: Heart failure; myocardial ischemia/reperfusion injury; diabetic cardiomyopathy; echocardiography; epigenetics.

Laila Gharzai

laila.gharzai( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiation Oncology

Keywords: -Reducing toxicities for treatment

Laila Gharzai

laila.gharzai( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Head/neck and lung cancer

Manjot Gill

mgill( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology; Medical Education

Keywords: Retinal Detachment; Intravitreal Injections; Retinal Occlusions; Retinal Disease; Diabetes; Laser Surgery

Norman Ginsberg

nag709( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Obstetrics/Gynecology

Stewart Goldman

SGoldman( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Oncology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Neuro-Oncology; Neurofibromatosis; Translational Research

Jeffery Goldstein

ja.goldstein( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pathology / Perinatal and autopsy

Keywords: Maternal-Child Health; Diseases of pregnancy; Development; Genome-wide association studies; Placenta; Virtual cohorts

Paulina Gonzalez Latapi

paulina.latapi( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Movement Disorders - Parkinson Disease Epigenetics and Epidemiology

Keywords: Parkinson Disease, Epigenetics, Environmental toxins

Adam Gordon

adam.gordon( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Human Genomics

Keywords: Personal genomics, clinical variant interpretation, population genomics, medical genetics, anti-racism

Arun Gosain

arun.gosain( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Pediatrics

Yogesh Goyal

yogesh.goyal( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Single-Cell Biology, Synthetic Biology, Cancer Biology, Stem Cells, Systems Biology, Mathematical modeling

Keywords: Single-Cell Biology, Synthetic Biology, Cancer Biology, Stem cell fates, Systems Biology, Mathematical modeling, Lineage tracing. I love mentoring students for research, and would love to host a medical student research.

Richard Green

r-green2( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Keywords: Cancer: Liver; HIV Infection; Liver disease, pathobiology; Metabolism; Molecular Genetics

Lindsay Griffin

ligriffin( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Cardiovascular Imaging & Body Imaging

Ruchi Gupta

r-gupta( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Food Allergy and Asthma

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Clinical Research, Food Allergy, Health Policy, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, Public Health. Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Clinical Attending, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago; Founding Director, Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research Ruchi Gupta, MD, MPH, has 17 years of experience as a board-certified pediatrician and health researcher and serves as the founding director of the Center for Food Allergy & Asthma Research (CFAAR) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Louisville and completed her medical residency at Children�s Hospital & Regional Medical Center, University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her pediatric health services research fellowship at Boston Children�s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and went on to receive her Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Gupta is world-renowned for her groundbreaking research in food allergy and asthma epidemiology, most notably for her research on the prevalence of pediatric and adult food allergy in the United States. She has also significantly contributed to academic research in the areas of food allergy prevention, socioeconomic disparities in care, and the daily management of these conditions. To reduce the burden of these conditions and improve health equity, she and her team develop, evaluate and disseminate interventions for families and conduct work to inform local, national, and international health policy.? Dr. Gupta is the author of the Food Allergy Experience and Food Without Fear, has written and co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed research manuscripts, and has had her work featured on major TV networks and in print media. She speaks to a global audience to share her research with experts and families, and as a physician, food allergy researcher, and food allergy mom, her driving passion is to improve the lives of children and their families through discovery, clinical care, outreach, and education.

Amy Halverson

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Surgery; Medical Education

Keywords: Anal incontinence, Benign anorectal disorders, Colon and rectal cancer, Colon and rectal surgery, Hereditary colon cancer syndromes, Ileal pouch surgery, Inflammatory bowel disease, Laparoscopy

Brandon Hamm

Brandon.hamm2( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry, ethics, patient-clinician relationship, psychopharmacology

Keywords: Consultation liaison psychiatry, agitation management, virtue ethis, decision-making capacity, facilitation of hospital care, demoralization, frostbite, psychopharmacology, ketamine, smoking cessation, pharmacobezoar, catatonia, cardiac psychiatry, psychodermatology

Aaron Hamvas

ahamvas( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Keywords: Genomics; Neonatology; Respiratory Diseases

Ann Harris

ann-harris( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Molecular Genetics-Pediatrics

Keywords: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology; Chromatin; Epigenetics; Gene Regulation; Gene Therapy; Genetics; Genomics

Josh Hauser

j-hauser( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hospital Medicine; Medical Education

Keywords: Hospice; Palliative Medicine; Physician-Patient Relations

Claudia Hawkins

c-hawkins( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious disease/HIV and viral hepatitis, Global Health

Keywords: HIV diagnostics, epidemiology, ageing Viral hepatitis B and C, epidemiology, novel biomarkers, therapeutics and curative agents

Tomoko Hayashida

hayashida( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics Kidney Disease

Keywords: Fibrosis, Kidney, TGF Beta, Cell Bio, Molecular Bio, Signal Transduction, Translational Research

Geoffrey Hayes

ghayes( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Genetic Epidemiology & Statistical Genetics

Keywords: genetics/genomics of complex diseases/traits; genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; genomewide association studies; linkage; whole genome sequencing; candidate gene studies; genetic architecture of complex diseases/traits; population genetics; evolutionary genetics; signatures of selection.

Anne Henkel

a-henkel2( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Keywords: Liver; Cholesterol; Bile Acids and Salts; ATP-Binding Cassette Transporters; Diet

Amy Herrold

amy.herrold( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: psychiatry, neurology and rehabilitation medicine (co-mentor with Aaronson)

Keywords: traumatic brain injury (TBI), depression, substance use disorders, neurocognitive disorders, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), neurorehabilitation

Ikuo Hirano

i-hirano( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Keywords: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Swallowing Disorders

Lisa Hirschhorn

Lisa.Hirschhorn( at )Northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences; Psychiatry

Keywords: Implementation research, global health, quality, HIV

Brian Hitsman

b-hitsman( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine, Medical Social Sciences, Psychiatry

Keywords: Addiction, cancer and cardiovascular disease prevention, behavioral medicine

Andrew Hoel

andrew.hoel( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Vascular Surgery

Keywords: Aortic Aneurysm; Arterial aneurysms; Carotid Disease; Visceral aneurysms

Karen Ho

karen.ho( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Vascular Surgery

Keywords: Vascular Surgical Procedures; Patient Readmission; Limb Ischemia

Kristi Holmes

kristi.holmes( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventitive Medicine & Medical Education

Keywords: data; informatics; standards; software; education; analytics

Jeanne Horowitz

jeanne.horowitz( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; body imaging

Goli Houshmand

golbahar.houshmand( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; breast imaging

Erin Hsu

erinkhsu( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopaedic Surgery

Keywords: bone biology, bone toxicology, and bone regenerative medicine

Wellington Hsu

w-hsu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopaedic Surgery; Neurological Surgery

Keywords: Degenerative Spine Condition; Neoplastic/Infectious Spine Problems; Cervical Spine Disorders; Disc Arthroplasty; Laminectomy; Spinal Fusion; Spinal Deformity; Cervical Disc Disease

Catherine Hunter

catherine.hunter1( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Pediatrics

Keywords: Bacterial Pathogenesis; Biologic Therapies; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Surgery

Yue-Yung Hu

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Surgery

M. Luisa Iruela-Arispe

arispe( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Vascular Biology

Keywords: microcirculation, Molecular Biology, developmental biology, cell biology

Michael Ison

mgison( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious Diseases; Organ Transplant Surgery

Keywords: Infectious Diseases; Infectious Diseases-viral; Transplantation

Alan Jaffe

a-jaffe( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Priya Jain

pgjain( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine; Medical Education

Joseph Janicki

j-janicki( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopaedic Surgery

Keywords: Bones, Cartilage, Joints, Muscles; Injury Prevention; Orthopedics; Osteoporosis; Outcome measures

Patrick Janulis

patrick.janulis( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: HIV; sexually transmitted diseases; substance use; infectious disease modeling

Jennifer Jao

jennifer.jao( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases

Keywords: HIV, Infectious Pregnancy Complications, Tenofovir

Prakash Jayabalan

pjayabalan( at )sralab.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Osteoarthritis, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation (PM&R)

Keywords: Osteoarthritis, Sports Medicine, musculoskeletal,

Arun Jayaraman

a-Jayaraman( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: PM&R; Medical Social Sciences; Physical Therapy

Keywords: Amputation; Clinical Research; Outcome measures; Prosthetics/Orthotics; Quality of Life; Rehabilitation/Therapy; Spinal Cord Injury; Translational Research

Jennifer L. Miller

jlmiller( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Endocrinology

Keywords: pediatric endocrinology pediatric bone health; pediatric diabetes; quality of life in pediatric bone health ; quality of life in pediatric diabetes; quality of life in pediatric endocrinology. I am a clinician and clinical researcher. I work in a multidisciplinary pediatric bone health program, as well as a multidisciplinary pediatric diabetes program. We always have research questions for which we are looking for answers and we are always looking for help and to teach others to love learning via clinical research!

Peng Ji

peng-ji( at )fsm.northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematologic cancers, stem cells, drug development

Johnny Berona

jberona( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Keywords: Dr. Johnny Berona completed their AB in Comparative Human Development and Psychology at University of Chicago and MS and PhD in Clinical Psychology at University of Michigan. They conducted postdoctoral research in developmental psychopathology at University of Chicago and in sexual and gender minority health at Northwestern University. In 2021, they joined the faculty at the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing. Their research focuses on the substance abuse, suicide, and self-injury among sexual and gender minority youth. Active research in these areas examine biomarkers of minority stress, developmental trajectories, and novel approaches to mental health assessment and intervention.

Amy Johnson

amy.johnson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Public health, implementation science, HIV/STIs, adolescent health

Keywords: I have several active studies that students could work on and learn research skills, including engaging with participants. Further, I have datasets available for students to lead analysis. Data includes both quantitative and qualitative. Past AOSC students have submitted first authored papers, happy to mentor and support students as they explore their research interests.

Elizabeth Johnson

eljohnson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: lifespan human cognitive neuroscience

Keywords: memory, cognitive control, brain networks, electrophysiology, development. Our lab merges basic neuroscience research on the mechanisms of complex cognitive functions with clinical practice. We use a combination of invasive and noninvasive electrophysiology to understand such mechanisms, including but not limited to memory, across the lifespan.

Joyce Tawfik Johnson

JTJohnson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Fetal and Pediatric Echocardiology; Outcomes

Julie Johnson

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgical Oncology

Jami Josefson

jjosefson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Developmental origins of child metabolic diseases

Keywords: maternal child health; pregnancy outcomes; gestational diabetes; human milk; newborn growth measures; child risk of metabolic disease; child obesity; body fat in children; epigenetics; prediabetes in children. My research program is part of a Northwestern Team Science network. The student will be immersed into an active research endeavor with multiple layers of support from MDs, PhDs, statisticians, and fellows.

Borko Jovanovic

borko( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine-Biostatistics

Keywords: Biostatistics; Cancer: Colon and Rectal; Cancer: Prostate; Clinical Trial Methodology; Drugs (clinical pharmacology); Preventive Medicine; Public Health; Translational Research

Joyce Wu

jowu( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology

Keywords: neurology, epilepsy

Anish Kadakia

anish.kadakia( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery

Keywords: Foot and Ankle Trauma; Reconstruction; Arthritis; Revision Surgery; Tendon Transfers for Foot Drop

Rachel Kadar

rachel.kadar( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Critical care/POCUS

Keywords: I�m an emergency medicine trained physician who completed my critical care fellowship in the anesthesia department at Northwestern. I now do mostly critical care and teach POCUS (point of care ultrasound). I also focus on airway management.

Thorsten Kahnt

thorsten.kahnt( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology; Psychiatry

Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease; Behavioral Biology; Frontotemporal Dementia; Neurology; Neuropsychology; Parkinson's disease

Aparna Kalyan

aparna.kalyan( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hem/Onc

Preeti Kansal

pkansal( at )nmff.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular Imaging; Valve Repair/Replacement; Women's Health

Mariam Kappil

mkappil( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; pediatric body imaging

Ben Katz

bkatz( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: post-viral fatigue

Keywords: chronic fatigue syndrome; long covid; infectious mononucleosis

Armen S Kelikian

a-kelikan( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery

Kimberly Kenton

kkenton( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Obstetrics/Gynecology-Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

Keywords: Childbirth injuries; Fecal incontinence; Fistula; Laparoscopic gynecologic surgery; Mesh complications; Pelvic floor disorders and surgery; Pelvic organ prolapse; Urinary incontinence

Kiarri Kershaw

k-kershaw( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiology; Health Disparities

John Kessler

jakessler( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology

Keywords: Alzheimer's Disease; Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Developmental Neurobiology; Neurology; Neuroscience; Spinal Cord Injury; Stem Cells

Seema Khan

skhan( at )nmh.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Breast Surgery

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Breast Disease; Epidemiology; Genetic Testing/Counseling; Preventive Medicine; Quality of Life; Surgery; Women's Health

Abel Kho

Abel.Kho( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics; Preventive Medicine; Health & Biomedical Informatics

Keywords: Genomics; Infectious Diseases; Medical Informatics

Stephanie Kielb

skielb( at )nmff.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Urology; Medical Education; Obstetrics and Gynecology

Keywords: Female Urology; Pelvic Floor Dysfunction; Vaginal Prolapse; Incontinence; Neurourology; Urodynamics

Eyal Kimchi

eyal.kimchi( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology

Keywords: Delirium; Encephalopathy; EEG; Wearable Neurotechnology; Attention; Awareness; Altered Mental Status; Animal models; Neuromodulators; Neural circuits

Daniel Kim

daniel.kim3( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiac MRI

John Kim

jokim( at )nmh.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Plastic Surgery; Dermatology

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Cosmetic Procedures and Surgery

Minjee Kim

Minjee.Kim( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurocritical care/sleep, circadian rhythms, and cognition

Keywords: Stroke and neurocritical care, sleep, circadian rhythms, actigraphy, light, cognition. My research focuses on 1) investigating the role of sleep and circadian disruption, including that of mistimed light, on cardiovascular and cognitive outcomes, 2) design of health system interventions to promote early detection and management of sleep disruption to promote healthy aging. I would love to mentor motivated students who are interested in these topics.

Kristen Knutson

kristen.knutson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Sleep

Keywords: sleep, circadian rhythms, chronic disease, CVD, diabetes, health disparities

Gayle Kricke

gayle.kricke( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Healthcare Quality; System Inequities, organizational behavior

Keywords: equity, health care policy, and organizational behavior

Hualin Zhang

kristi.holmes( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Education

Timothy Kruser

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiation Oncology

Lisa Kuhns

LKuhns( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

Keywords: HIV Infection; Health Disparities; Public Health; Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Laura Kulik

Laura.Kulik( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: GI/Hepatology

Swati Kulkarni

skulkarn( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Breast Disease, Translational Research, Clinical Trial Methodology, Clinical Research

Tsutomu Kume

t-kume( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology; Pharmacology

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular System; Developmental biology; Developmental genetics; Stem Cells; Vascular Biology

Priya Kumthekar

priya.kumthekar( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuro Oncology

Keywords: brain tumors primary and secondary; brain mets; clinical trials; cancer

Roopal Kundu

rkundu( at )nmff.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology; Medical Education

Keywords: Cancer: Skin; Clinical Research; Dermatology; Health Disparities; Medical Education; Quality of Life; Skin; Women's Health

Shilajit Kundu

skundu( at )nmff.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Urology

Keywords: Cancer Genetics; Cancer: Bladder; Cancer: Kidney and Urinary Tract; Cancer: Prostate; Robotic Nephrectomy; Robotic Prostatectomy

Jennifer Kusma

jkusma( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: primary care pediatrics, health policy

Keywords: I am a primary care pediatrician and health services research interested in access to care. I am specifically interested in health policy, including health insurance, and access to routine primary care including immunizations.

Cynthia LaBella

clabella( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Sports Medicine-Pediatrics

Keywords: research includes but is not limited to concussion, sports specialization, sports injury prevention, methods of dissemination of education and prevention resources to underserved communities

Daniela Ladner

Dladner( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery & Medical Social Sciences; Outcomes science

Keywords: I do epidemiology, outcomes and risk predication research in patients with cirrhosis. To this end I have multiple trans-disciplinary grants with PhD experts (engineers, Biostats, economics). I also study process improvement in cirrhosis and kidney and liver transplantation in collaboration with social scientists, implementation scientists. A significant portion of my research examines social determinants of health with experts in this field. I am the program director of an NIH funded T35 predoc 8-week summer program (AOSC+) focused on promoting future clinician scientists (especially underrepresented minorities). We also have a less intense structured summer program for AOSC students in transplant (CTC Summer Student Immersion Program).

Sandi Lam

slam( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurological Surgery

Elizabeth Lange

elange( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Anesthesiology

Keywords: epidural fever, maternal mortality, hemorrhage

Craig Langman

c-langman( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Kidney Diseases-Pediatrics

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Cytokines; Genetics; Inflammation; Kidney; Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases; Osteoporosis; Physiology

Monica Laronda

m-laronda( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Keywords: Basic science side of fertility prevention research

Danielle Larson

danielle.larson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology- Movement Disorders / Parkinson's, Huntington's, Tic Disorders

Keywords: Parkinson's disease research includes community outreach and understanding of underrepresented group knowledge of PD and research participation. Tic research includes understanding Functional tic-like behaviors and relationship to gender identity and psychiatric co-morbidities.

Emily Lattie

emily.lattie( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Digital mental health, human centered design, implementation science

shannon lauberth

shannon.lauberth( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cancer epigenetics, drug discovery, translational research

Timothy Lautz

tlautz( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery - Pediatric Surgery

Jeremy Lavine

jeremy.lavine( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology

Keywords: age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macrophage, inflammation

Brian Layden

b-layden( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Endocrinology

Keywords: Pituitary Hypothalamic Disease; Thyroid Disease; Adrenal Disorders; Diabetes; Metabolism; Parathyroid Disorders; Pituitary Disease

Yvonne Lee

yvonne.lee( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Rheumatology

Keywords: Rheumatoid arthritis, pain, sleep problems

Josh Levitsky

j-levitsky( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology; Organ Transplant Surgery; Medical Education

Keywords: Infectious Diseases; Liver Transplantation; Immunosuppression; Cirrhosis; Bacterial Infections; Intestinal Permeability

Robert Liem

RLiem( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology; Stem Cell Transplantation

Keywords: Exercise Physiology; Health Disparities; Hematology; Medical Education; Sickle Cell Disease

Liming Li

limingli( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Keywords: Aging; Biochemistry: Proteins; Genetics: Microbial; Infectious Diseases; Microbiology; Molecular Genetics; Nervous System Diseases; Proteins, Macromolecules

Loretta Li

lli( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Oncology / leukemia

Keywords: B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, Ph-like ALL, targeted therapies, patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models

Jeffrey Linder

jlinder( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics

Keywords: Primary care; health services research; electronic health records; clinical decision support; antibiotic prescribing; respiratory infections; behavioral economics; social psychology

Lee Lindquist

lal425( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Geriatrics, Seniorr, Older adults, Caregivers

Jennie Lin

jennie.lin( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Functional Genomics of Cardio Metabolic and Renal Disease

Keywords: Genomics, Molecular Genetics, Nephrology, Cardiovascular Disease

Peter Lio

peterlio( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Autoimmunity; Dermatology; Pediatrics; Skin

Benjamin Liu

benjamin-liu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology

Keywords: MRI; Spine Pain Management; Brain Tumors; Minimally Invasive Techniques; Spine Imaging

Huiping Liu

huiping.liu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Machine learning, artificial intelligence, breast cancer stem cells in metastasis, circulating tumor cell clusters and liquid biopsy,

Keywords: We have closely collaborated with physician scientists in elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters that are associated with outcomes for breast cancer. Artificial intelligence-facilitated analysis of CTCs and integration with clinical data will enable next breakthrough discoveries and clinical applications. Our laboratory is located on the fifth floor of Lurie Biomedical Research Building. Please visit our website www.huipingliu.com for more details. We value your passion, mission, and creation.

Ramon Lorenzo

ramon.lorenzo( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Keywords: HIV-1 Infection, Genomics, Viral Pathogenesis, Virology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Big Data, Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics

William Lowe

wlowe( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Diabetes/maternal metabolism during pregnancy

Keywords: Diabetes; Pregnancy; Genetics; Metabolomics; Childhood glucose metabolism; Integrated omics

Steven Lubbe

steven.lubbe( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology and Genetic Medicine

Keywords: Genetics, Parkinson's Disease, Movement Disorders, Melanoma, Neurology, Neuroscience, Cancer Genetics

Kerri Machut

kmachut( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neonatology; pediatrics

Keywords: neonatal, shared-decision making, family centered care, transitions of care, gender equity in the workforce

Michelle Macy

mmacy( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Emergency Medicine / Health Services Research and Population Health

Keywords: pediatrics, unintentional injury prevention (water safety, occupant protection), accountable care, emergency care, digital health, mixed methods

Stephen Magill

stephen.magill( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurological Surgery / Brain tumors

Keywords: Meningioma, Schwannoma, Pituitary, Brain Tumor, Skull base surgery, Endoscopic, Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery, Multi-disciplinary, Radiosurgery,

Mahima Keswani

MKeswani( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Nephrology)

Keywords: Dr. Keswani's academic interests are centered on the care of children on chronic dialysis. She is the site Primary Investigator for the Standardized Care to Improve Outcomes in Pediatric End Stage Renal Disease (SCOPE) collaborative.

Simin Mahinrad

simin.rad( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: brain aging, epidemiology, neuroscience

Max Maizels

mmaizels( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Urology-Fetal

Keywords: Embryology; Pediatrics; Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery; Pregnancy, Childbirth (including high risk); Urology; Women's Health

S. Chris Malaisrie

malaisrie( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiac Surgery

Keywords: Aortic Aneurysm; Cardiovascular Diseases; Surgery; Valvular Disease

Marcelo Malakooti

M-malakooti( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Innovation; process and quality improvement: education

Keywords: innovation; cross-pollination; efficiency; human-centered design; technology; communication; education; process; entrepreneurship; pediatrics; critical care

David Manning

david.manning( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery

Keywords: Minimally Invasive Surgery; Hip Replacement; Knee Replacement; Joint Replacement Surgery

Michael Marcangelo

michael.marcangelo( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry

Michael Markl

mmarkl( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Engineering

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Cardiovascular Imaging; Radiology

Guido Marra

gmarra( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery

Keywords: Shoulder Arthroscopy; Arthroplasty; Elbow Arthoplasty

Gary Martin

Gary.Martin( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases, Education, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Quality Improvement

Maryann Mason

MMason( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics; Preventive Medicine (Emergency Medicine)

Keywords: Community Medicine; Injury Prevention; Obesity; Pediatrics; Public Health; Public Policy; Violence prevention

James Mathew

james-mathew( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Organ Transplantation & Microbiology Immunology

Keywords: Clinical Transplantation; Autoimmunity; Tolerance; Biomarkers of tolerance; immunology

Yongchao Ma

ma( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Developmental Biology; Neurology; Physiology

Keywords: Aging; Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis; Developmental Neurobiology; Neurogenetics; Parkinson's disease; Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Mary McDermott

mdm608( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics; Preventive Medicine

Keywords: Comprehensive Care; Peripheral Vascular Disease; Preventive medicine

Sally McFall

smmcfall( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (Not FSM; research faculty in McCormick)

Keywords: Biomedical Engineering; Infectious Disease

William McGaghie

wcmc( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: medical education

Keywords: mastery learning, science of expertise, deliberate practice

Michael McGee

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastrointestinal Surgery

June McKoy

j-mckoy( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics; Preventive Medicine; Medical Education

Keywords: Aging; Geriatrics; Osteoporosis; Patient Safety; Pharmacology; Preventive Medicine; Public Policy; Underserved Medicine

Elizabeth McNally

Elizabeth.mcnally( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology/Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Keywords: Genetics of cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias

Megan McHugh

megan-mchugh( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: Dr. McHugh is a health services researcher with an interest in federal policy making, employer-led health reform efforts, community health in manufacturing communities, and quality improvement. She has conducted numerous multi-method, multi-site program and policy evaluations.

Herbert Meltzer

h-meltzer( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Pharmacology; Physiology

Keywords: Clinical Research; Depression; Mental Health; Neuropsychology; Pharmacology; Physiology; Psychiatry; Schizophrenia

Marc Mendillo

mendillo( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cancer Biology

Keywords: Genomics, Chemical Biology, Systems Genetics, Cellular Stress Response, Anti-Cancer Drug Resistance, Transcription Regulation

Ryan Merkow

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgical Oncology

Kelly Michelson

KMichelson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Critical Care

Keywords: Grief; Bereavement; Pediatrics; Ethics; Artificial Intelligence; Qualitative Research; Navigators in Healthcare; Pediatric;Critical Care Medicine; Bioethics I am Professor of Pediatrics, Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and Chief Ethics Officer for the Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. I am also an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine. My research interests include communication, decision making, palliative care, and ethics. Currently, my research focuses on communication and decision making among patients, family caregivers, and professional caregivers in the pediatric intensive care unit using family care conferences. I also studies disparities in access to bereavement support for people after the death of a child and opportunities to improve enrollment in clinical research through recruitment in community-based clinics using novel technology. My work uses qualitative and quantitative methods as well as patient/stakeholder engagement and community-based participatory research methods. I serve on mentorship teams of K awardees and early career investigators. My research has been funded by the NIH, PCORI, National Palliative Research Center, American Cancer Society, and the Greenwall Foundation. I am dedicating helping others achieve their full potential and follow their passion.

Yara Mikhaeil-Demo

y-mikhaeil( at )fsm.northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology (Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology)

Michael Millenson

m-millenson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Quality, safety, patient-centered care

Keywords: the media and health care (NOT medicine, because that means clinical trials and the rest)

Rukhsana Mirza

r-mirza( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Opthalmology; Medical Education

Sunita Misra

sunita.misra1( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Epilepsy, Child Neurology

Keywords: Genetic Epilepsy, Channelopathy, Infantile Spasms, Epileptic Encephalopathy

Brian Mitchell

brian-mitchell( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cell & Developmental Biology

Keywords: Cilia Polarity; Cancer Biology; Cell Biology; Cell Imaging; Developmental biology; Respiratory Diseases

Divakar Mithal

divakar( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Neurology and Epilepsy)

Saeed Mohammad

s-mohammad( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology/Nutrition-Pediatrics

Keywords: Health Services Research; Health economics; Medical Decision Making; Outcome measures; Pediatric Gastroenterology; Quality of Life; Transplantation

Luisa Morales-Nebreda

luisamorales( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Immune mechanisms of lung injury and repair

Keywords: Lung injury and repair. T cells. Pneumonia. ARDS. COVID-19

Patricia Moreno

patricia.moreno( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cancer Control and Survivorship (Medical Social Sciences)

Keywords: cancer survivorship, quality of life, health disparities, patient-reported outcomes, behavioral medicine

Darby Morhardt

d-morhardt( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center

Keywords: Caregivers; Dementia; Alzheimer Disease

Judy Moskowitz

judith.moskowitz( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: HIV; Psychology; Depression; Stress

Sarah Moum

smoum( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Neuroradiology

Dan Mroczek

daniel.mroczek( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Aging; Outcome measures; Psychology; Psychometrics

Shubhra Mukherjee

s-mukherjee( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Keywords: Disability; Paraplegia; Botox Injections; Pediatric Spasticity; Adolescents; Cerebral Palsy; Neurological Rehabilitation; Neuromuscular Disability

William Muller

wamuller( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pathology

Keywords: Cell Adhesion Mechanisms; Cell Imaging; Immune System; Inflammation; Leukocyte-endothelial cell interactions; Multiple Sclerosis; Pathology; Vascular Biology

Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi

sandro( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Engineering

Keywords: Bioengineering; Robotics; Computational Neuroscience; Movement Control; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Rehabilitation/Therapy; Spinal Cord Injury; Stroke

Akhil Narang

akhil.narang( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiac Imaging

Keywords: Cardiac imaging, echocardiography, cardiac MRI/CT. Valvular heart disease. Artificial intelligence.

Neena R Cherayil

neena.cherayil( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology

Keywords: neuro-ophthalmology, medical education, diagnostic reasoning

Lance Nelson

lanelson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Adolescent Medicine, Eating Disorders, Sex differences in eating disorder care/management, food insecurity and health equity

Keywords: Adolescent Health; Male Health; Eating Disorders. I am one of the new faculty members in adolescent medicine and the medical director for the eating disorder program. I have a passion for medical education and have an interest in clinical research. My past projects have been looking into how clinicians assess males and females with an eating disorder. As a new faculty member, I am looking into starting a project looking at the implementation of an androgen insufficiency questionnaire in males with an eating disorder and correlating scores with testosterone levels, which has been done in adult males with prostate cancer but has never been used in the adolescent population. I am also interested in mentoring students on their own research projects. During fellowship, I completed a Master's in Community Health and Prevention Research at Stanford, so happy to mentor a student on community based projects or anything with health equity and access.

Leah Neubaur

leah.neubauer( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Public Health Education, Academic Public Health, Global Health Education, Training, Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation

Keywords: Academic Public Health, Global Health Education and Promotion, Training, Curriculum Development, Program Evaluation, CPBR

Michael Newcomb

newcomb( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Science/Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing

Keywords: HIV; Drug Abuse; Preventive Medicine; Health Disparities; Adolescent Health; Mental Health

Sai Nimmagadda

snimmagadda( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Food Allergy and Asthma

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Clinical Research, Food Allergy, Health Policy, Health Services, Research, Pediatrics, Public Health. Sai Nimmagadda, MD serves as an Allergy Research Specialist on the CFAAR team. He is a board certified allergist who�s had nearly 30 years of clinical experience. For the past twenty years, Dr. Nimmagadda has been a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Northwestern University Medical School. He practices Allergy/Immunology with Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children�s Hospital of Chicago and serves as a member of the executive committee of the Illinois Society for Allergy, Asthma and Immunology as well as a committee member in the section on food allergy for the American Academy and American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology. During his career, Dr. Nimmagadda has seen over fifteen thousand food allergy patients and has designed and implemented several food allergy studies.

Yazan Numan

ynuman( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology

Todd Ochs

t-ochs( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Community-Based Primary Care

Keywords: Adoption and Foster Care, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

David Odell

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Thoracic Surgery

Keywords: Cancer: Digestive System (esophagus, stomach, colon, and rectum); Cancer: Lung/Chest; Hernias, hiatal hernia; Lung nodules; Medical Education; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Robotic Surgery; Transplantation

Kevin O'Leary

keoleary( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Hospital Medicine

Keywords: Healthcare Quality; Hospital Medicine; Patient Safety

Reed Omary

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology

Keywords: Cancer: Liver; Cancer: Pancreas; Interventional Oncology; Nanotechnology; Quantitative MRI; Radiology; Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Puneet Opal

p-opal( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology/Cell and Molecular Biology

Keywords: Ataxias, spinocerebellar ataxia, movement disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, cerebrovascular disorders.

Lauren Pachman

Pachman( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Rheumatology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Autoimmunity; Epidemiology; Immune Regulation; Immunogenetics; Inflammation; Vascular Biology

Susan Palasis

susan.palasis( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Neuroradiology

Amy S Paller

apaller( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology

Keywords: Biochemistry: Lipids; Cancer: Skin; Cutaneous Biology; Dermatology; Extracellular Matrix; Genetics; Signal Transduction; Skin

Erin Paquette

erin.talati( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Critical Care

Keywords: Bioethics; Critical Care; Critical Care Outcomes; Global Health; Health Disparities; Health Policy; Medico-legal; Pediatrics

Jones Parker

jones.g.parker( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuroscience

Keywords: Dopamine; Antipsychotics; Parkinson's; Schizophrenia; Motor learning; Neuropharmacology; Basal Ganglia;

Todd Parrish

toddp( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuroimaging, Radiology, Biomedical Engineering

Keywords: MRI, brain mapping, advanced neuroimaging data acquisition, neuroimaging data analysis, infrared intraoperative mapping, MRI sequence development, deep learning with neuroimaging data

Ashlesha Patel

apatel2( at )cookcountyhhs.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Hiten Patel

hiten.patel( at )nm.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Urology / Urologic Oncology

Keywords: Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Biopsy, Surgery

Sameer Patel

sameer.patel( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious Diseases-Pediatrics

Keywords: Infectious Diseases; Stewardship; Antibiotics; Pediatrics

Sheetal Patel

spatel( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Congenital heart defects, echocardiography, Turner Syndrome

Keywords: Pediatric cardiology, single ventricle cardiac defect, Fontan palliation

Shivani Govind Patel

shgpatel( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Cardiology

John D. Peipert

john.peipert( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Transplantation; Quality of Life

Minoli Perera

minoli.perera( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pharmacology

Keywords: Genomic Medicine/Personalized Medicine, Pharmacology, Adverse Drug Reactions, Autoimmune Diseases, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pharmacogenomics

Minoli Perera

minoli.perera( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pharmacogenomics

Keywords: African American precision medicine, Pharmacogenomics

Bethany Perez-White

bethany.perez-white( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology; cell and skin biology

Keywords: cell biology; skin biology; 3D skin organoids; inflammatory skin diseases; skin cancers; epidermal differentiation; atopic dermatitis; psoriasis; rare skin diseases; drug development; pharmacology

Colleen Peyton

colleen.peyton1( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Infant neurology and motor development)

Keywords: Infant brain development, infant motor development

Maryam Pezhouh

maryam.kheradpezhouh( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pathology

Keywords: Pathology; Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver Disease, Gastroenteritis

Duc Pham

dpham1( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiac Surgery

Keywords: Heart-Assist Devices; Heart Failure; Hemodynamics; Thrombosis; Prosthesis Design; Ventricles

Gregory Phillips II

glp2( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Keywords: LGBT Health, SGM Health, HIV, Social Networks, Epidemiology, Program Evaluation, COVID-19, Community-Engaged, Systems Thinking, Measurement

Siobhan Phillips

siobhan.phillips( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine-Behavioral Medicine

Keywords: Aging; Behavioral Medicine; Cancer Survivorship; Clinical Trial Methodology; Physical activity; Preventive Medicine; Psychology; Public Health

Sarah Pila-Leiderman

sarah.pila( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: children and media

Keywords: systematic/scoping reviews, public health, surveys, young children, media, technology

Zachary Pittsenbarger

zachary.pittsenbarger( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics

Keywords: Allergies; Asthma; Emergency Medicine; Health Disparities; Health Services Research; Mental Health; Pediatrics; Quality Improvement

Leonidas Platanias

l-platanias( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology; Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

Keywords: Chronic Leukemias; Multiple Myeloma; Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Joseph Posluszny

joseph.posluszny( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care)

Keywords: emergency surgery, critical care, frailty

Matthew Potts

matthew.potts( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurological Surgery

Keywords: Brain Aneurysm; Brain arteriovenous malformation; Carotid Stenosis; Cerebrovascular surgery; Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology; Interventional Neurosurgery; Minimally invasive cerebrovascular surgery; Stroke

Vitaliy Poylin

Vitaliy.poylin2( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Colon and Rectal Surgery

Keywords: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, outcomes after colorectal surgery

Adrienne Prestridge Savant

ASavant( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pulmonology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Asthma; Cystic Fibrosis; Graduate Medical Education; Healthcare Quality; Lungs, Breathing Problems; Outcome measures; Pediatrics; Respiratory Diseases

Jyothy Puthumana

j-puthumana( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology

Keywords: Stain Imaging; Coronary Heart Disease; Stress Echo; Valvular Heart Disease; Coronary Bypass Surgery

Carla Quijano

cquijano( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Body Imaging & Nuclear Medicine

Jelena Radulovic

j-radulovic( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Pharmacology; Physiology

Keywords: Behavioral Biology; Molecular Biology; Molecular Pharmacology; Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Physiology; Psychiatry; Signal Transduction

Preethi Raghupatruni

PRaghupatruni( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care)

Ann Ragin

ann-ragin( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Brain Imaging (ongoing studies in Aging, in HIV and in COVID)

Keywords: Brain Imaging, Aging, HIV, COVID, Brain Networks, Neurovascular, blood brain barrier

Bahram Rahmani

brahmani( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Oculoplastic Disease; Ocular Involvement in cGVHD; Adult Strabismus

Sriram Ramgopal

sramgopal( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics, emergency medicine, health services research

Keywords: Pneumonia, artificial intelligence, machine learning, lower respiratory tract infections, chronic medical conditions, hypothermia, emergency medical services. I do a large number of data science and machine learning subjects related to pediatric acute care.

Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

rgramsey( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Clinical Research in Lupus (Rheumatology)

Keywords: systemic lupus erythematosus, epidemiology (outcomes, risk factors, health disparities, disease activity measures), clinical trials (fatigue behavior change intervention, patient reported outcomes, physical activity), clinical trial (mesenchymal stem cell transplant), clinical trial (vaccine hesitancy using social justice lens versus biomedical model), big data (algorithms to identify lupus, pregnancy outcomes, and lupus nephritis, translational research (neuropsychiatric lupus). Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman is the director of the Patient-Oriented Clinical Research Program in Lupus with continuous funding from NIH, foundations, philanthropy, and industry since 1991 when she joined the faculty at NUFSM. Her research program examines risk factors to minimize complications in lupus where she developed disease classification criteria, flare assessments, nephritis guidelines, disease impact (damage and frailty), and assessed patient-reported outcomes. These clinical investigations incorporated multiethnic cohorts examining clinical, laboratory, and health related outcomes. She is the Principal Investigator (PI) of an NIH funded clinical trial testing an intervention to mitigate fatigue, a pervasive problem affecting 90% of patients with lupus. As the PI for the LUPUS CONVERSATIONS program funded by the Office of Minority Health, she has translated her longstanding interest in documenting health disparities in lupus by working with communities to improve lupus awareness and increase participation in clinical trials. Through her cultivated community-academic partnerships her team will address vaccine hesitancy in underserved communities. She has mentored junior investigators and research staff who are pursuing careers in health education and health equity. Dr. Ramsey-Goldman has published over 380 original and invited articles, and she has held multiple leadership roles for the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) serving as chair of multiple committees and on the Board of Directors. She received the 2016 Lawren H. Daltroy award for health communication, the 2017 Evelyn V. Hess award from the Lupus Foundation of America, the 2018 Paula Stern Award for Outstanding Women in Science and Medicine presented by the Women Faculty Organization at NUFSM, and in 2019 she was designated a Master of the ACR.

Mehul Raval

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Surgery

Keywords: health services research, outcomes, quality improvement

Jonathan Rich

jrich1( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Heart Failure; Heart Transplantation; Mechanical Circulatory Assistance; Pulmonary Hypertension

Mary Rinella

m-rinella( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastroenterology/Hepatology

Keywords: Hepatitis; Liver Biopsy; Variceal Banding; Colonoscopy; Esophagogastroduodenoscopy; Fatty Liver Disease

Christine Rini

Christine.rini( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences (Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology)

Keywords: Cancer survivorship, pain and symptom management, psychological adaptation, social support and family/relationship processes, health decision making, behavioral interventions

Rizwan S Akhtar

rizwan.akhtar( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology (movement disorders)

Keywords: Clinical Focus Dr. Akhtar sees patients with movement disorders, which include Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonisms, essential tremor, dystonia, ataxia, chorea, tics, and myoclonus. Current projects in the lab include development of an ELISA that specifically detects alpha-synuclein fibrils, and characterization of patient-derived auto-antibodies to alpha-synuclein as regulators of alpha-synuclein pathogenesis.

Daniel Robinson

DTRobinson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Keywords: Biochemistry: Lipids; Breastfeeding Medicine; Pediatric Nutrition

Joshua Robinson

jdrobinson( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology-Pediatrics; Radiology

Keywords: Cardiovascular Imaging; Congenital Heart Disease; Pediatric Cardiology; Radiology, Xray, CAT Scan, Medical Imaging

Sarah Rodriguez

srodriguez( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: history of medicine; history of reproductive health

Keywords: history of medicine; history of reproductive health

Jenna Rossoff

Jrossoff( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant

Keywords: Fever and neutropenia and infections in oncology patients

Erin Rowell

Erowell( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Surgery

Keywords: Clinical and ethical side of fertility preservation surgical procedures

Ishan Roy

iroy( at )sralab.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Systemic physiology in cancer, physical medicine and rehabilitation

Keywords: Cancer, physical medicine and rehabilitation, muscle physiology. My lab would be of most interest to those students interested in the physical and cognitive physiologic effects of chronic disease. We use both human subjects and pre-clinical animal models to investigate the physiologic mechanisms of functional decline due to cancer and other medically complex disease states.

Dave Rusinak

david.rusinak( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuroradiology

Maura Ryan

mryan( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Neuroradiology

Leslie Rydberg

lrydberg( at )sralab.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education

Keywords: Neurologic Complications of AIDS

Sean Sachdev

Sean.Sachdev( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiation Oncology

Keywords: Acoustic Neuroma; Cancer: Bladder; Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Cancer: Prostate; Neuro-Oncology; Radiation Oncology; Spinal Column Tumors; Spinal Oncology

Jonathan Samet

jsamet( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: pediatric musculoskeletal radiology

Keywords: Pediatric musculoskeletal radiology: MRI bone marrow assessment, bone tumors, sports, MSK ultrasound, nerve imaging, MRI neurography, Ultrasound of nerves.

Susanne Schnell

Susanne.schnell( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurovascular MR imaging, MRI

Keywords: 4D flow MRI, cerebral vascular disease, MRI sequences, Image post-processing

Thomas Schnitzer

tjs( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Rheumatology

Keywords: Bones, Cartilage, Joints, Muscles; Clinical Trial Methodology; Osteoarthritis; Osteoporosis; Pain

James Schroeder

jschroeder( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Otolaryngology / ENT / Pediatrics

Keywords: Pediatric dysphagia, Aspiration, Feeding difficulty, laryngomalacia, Larynx

Norman Segal

drnormy( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Community-Based Primary Care

Kavitha Selvaraj

kselvaraj( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Obesity

Keywords: Pediatric obesity. I am actively seeking an AOSC student to help with the POWER study (Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry). This is a national registry accumulating clinical data from individual comprehensive pediatric weight management programs around the United States for youth with obesity. We have received funding to participate from 2022-2026. There are many opportunities for a student to participate in designing a project, assisting with prospective data collection, and co-authoring a manuscript using data from this large national database (https://www.powerregistry.org/publications).

Anthony Serritella

anthony.serritella( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Medicine (Hospital Medicine)

Ami Shah

amishah( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Oncology

Malika Shah

mshah( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics-Neonatology

Keywords: Newborns, newborn screening, both well nursery and NICU care, breastfeeding, affects of COVID-19 on general newborn care

Seema Shah

Seema.Shah( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Bioethics

Keywords: Research ethics, health law and policy

Naseem Shakir

nshakir( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Pediatric Body Imaging

Karen Sheehan

KSheehan( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics; Preventative Medicine; Medical Education

Keywords: Youth Development; Injury Prevention; Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Pediatrics; Public Health

Niraj Shenoy

niraj.shenoy( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Oncology

Keywords: cancer research; cancer biology; metabolism; epigenetics; immune evasion; kidney cancer

Gordon Shepherd

g-shepherd( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neuroscience - cortical circuits

Keywords: neocortex, circuits, motor system, somatosensory system, corticospinal, mouse, optogenetics, molecular barcoding, electrophysiology, imaging, manual dexterity. Students from all kinds of backgrounds and interests are welcome. Skills in computer programming or other areas relevant to our experiments would be helpful but are not required.

Teepu Siddique

t-siddique( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology; Cell and Molecular Biology

Keywords: Cell Biology; Dementia; Drug Discovery; EMG; Genetics; Neurogenetics; Neurology; Neuroscience

Jonathan Silverberg

Jonathan.Silverberg( at )Northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Dermatology; Medical Social Sciences; Preventive Medicine

Keywords: Allergies; Biostatistics; Dermatology; Epidemiology; Quality of Life

Benjamin Singer

benjamin-singer( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: lung immunology and epigenetics

Keywords: regulatory T cells, T cell receptor, epigenetics, pneumonia, aging

Anne Marie Singh

anne-singh( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Allergy/Immunology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Allergies; Asthma; Eczema; Food Allergy

Anna Smith

agsmith( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Anne Stey

Anne.stey( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Injury Health services research

Keywords: Trauma, critical care, surgery, disparities, cost, machine learning

Tina Stosor

v-stosor( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Infectious Diseases; Organ Transplant Surgery

Keywords: HIV Infection; Hepatitis C; Heart Transplantation; Infectious Diseases; Mechanical Circulatory Assistance; Transplantation; Viral Hepatitis

Jonah Stulberg

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Surgery

Keywords: Surgical Training; Laparoscopy; Rectal Neoplasms; Colectomy; Process Control

S. David Stulberg

jointsurg( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery

Cord Sturgeon

csturgeo( at )nmh.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Gastrointestinal & Endocrine Surgery

Keywords: Adrenal Tumors; Cancer: Thyroid; Endocrine Surgery; Goiter; Graves Disease; Hyperparathyroidism; Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia; Thyroid Nodules

Ronen Sumagin

ronen.sumagin( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Immunology, Cell biology

Keywords: Innate immunity, Leukocyte trafficking, Gut inflammation, Wound healing, Colon Cancer. Studies in the Sumagin laboratory use biochemical and molecular techniques, advanced intravital imaging approaches and in vitro/in vivo injury models to investigate mechanisms by which innate immune cells, namely neutrophil and macrophages contribute to resolution of inflammation, epithelial injury and carcinogenesis in the gastrointestinal tract. Immune cells are critical for host defense, however, dysregulated immune cell infiltration and activity in inflamed mucosa leads to significant alterations in tissue homeostasis, underlying many pathological disorders, including but not limited to Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Thus, my lab is particularly interested in studying leukocyte trafficking across the endothelial and epithelial barriers under conditions of inflammation and how this impacts cellular function. Among others we investigate how neutrophils and macrophages impact organization of the cell cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix, cell-to-cell adhesions, endothelial/epithelial barrier function, cellular regeneration and an induction of genomic instability due to accumulation of DNA damage. Our recent and ongoing studies recognize both detrimental and beneficial contributions of innate immune cells to mucosal injury resolution and carcinogenesis, and so our goal is to better define mechanisms underlying these opposing functions and identify new ways to improve resolution of mucosal inflammation and prevent carcinogenesis and colon cancer progression.

Faith Summersett Williams

fsummersettringgold( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Psychology; Health Systems Research; Social Justice & Equity

Keywords: adolescent substance use; complex chronic medical conditions; implementation science; health systems research; health equity; public health; bioethics and humanities

Riccardo Superina

RSuperina( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Pediatrics

Keywords: Liver Transplantation; Hepatoblastoma

Santhanam Suresh

ssuresh( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Anesthesiology-Pediatrics

Keywords: Anesthesiology; Pain; Pain Management; Palliative Care, Hospice; Pediatrics

Kevin Swong

kevin.swong( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurosurgery

Bruce Tan

btan( at )nmff.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Keywords: Allergies; Clinical Research; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Otolaryngology; Skull Base Surgery

Angelo Tanna

atanna( at )northwestern.eu

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology

Keywords: Electrophysiology; Epidemiology; Ophthalmology

Tara Lagu

tara.lagu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences; Access for people with disability; organization and delivery of care for patients with Heart Failure

Keywords: Director, Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) - Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research. health services research, Health policy, equity, disparities, disability, heart failure. Happy to chat with students who just want to learn more about health services, epi, and other "dry lab" research!

Matthew Tate

matthew.tate( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurological Surgery; Neurology

Keywords: Brain Trauma; Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Epilepsy Surgery; Neurosurgery; Radiation Oncology

Jessica Templer

Jessica.templer( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Epilepsy / Tumor-related epilepsy / Awake mapping

Keywords: tumor-related epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, awake craniotomies, electrocorticography

Michael Terry

m-terry( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Orthopedic Surgery; Medical Education

Keywords: Orthopedics; Sports Medicine

C Shad Thaxton

cthaxton003( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: nanotechnology, materials science, lipid metabolism

Keywords: nanotechnology, materials science, lipid metabolism, inflammation, ferroptosis, metabolism, cancer,

Benjamin Thorp

ebthorp( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiovascular Immunology

Keywords: Cardiovascular Diseases; Cell Biology; Cholesterol; Inflammation; Molecular Biology

Hadi Toeg

Hadi.Toeg( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiac Surgery

Keywords: Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Minimally Invasive Heart Procedures, Heart Disease

Paloma Toledo

p-toledo( at )md.northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Anesthesiology

Keywords: Anesthesiology; Obstetrics; Health Disparities; Pain

Tadaki Tomita

Ttomita( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Vascular Surgery

Keywords: Infection; Transplants; Morbidity; Clinical Outcomes

Laura Torchen

ltorchen( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatric Endocrinology/Reproductive Biology

Keywords: Polycystic ovary syndrome, hyperandrogenemia, early origins of health and disease, insulin resistance

Warren Tourtellotte

warren( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Pathology; Neurology

Keywords: Developmental Neurobiology; EGFR; Gene Regulation; Genomics; Movement Control; Neurogenetics; Pathology; Transgenics

Toshi Uchida

toshiko-uchida( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: General Internal Medicine; Medical Education

Keywords: Medical Education

Margrit Urbanek

m-urbanek( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Endocrinology

Keywords: Diabetes; Endocrine and Metabolism; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome; Endocrine Genetics; Genetics; Obesity

John Varga

j-varga( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Rheumatology; Dermatology

Keywords: Autoimmune Diseases; Cutaneous Biology; Fibrosis; Genetics; Inflammation; Respiratory Diseases; Signal Transduction; Stem Cells

Yuri Velichko

y-velichko( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology

Keywords: Oncologic imaging, imaging response assessment, imaging biomarkers, tumor growth dynamics, tumor classification, tumor-image texture analysis, radiomics, machine learning, computer simulation.

Priya Verghese

pverghese( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Kidney Diseases-Pediatrics

David Victorson

d-victorson( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Social Sciences

Keywords: Behavioral Medicine; Integrative Medicine; Medical Informatics; Oncology; Patient Reported Outcomes; Psychological Issues of Patients Dealing with Medical Illness; Psychometrics; Quality of Life

Nicholas J Volpe

n-volpe( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Ophthalmology

Keywords: Strabismus; Double Vision; Hemifacial Spasms; Medical Education; Neuro-Ophthalmology

Milkie Vu

milkie.vu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: health equity; health disparities; community engagement; implementation science; cancer prevention; Asian Americans; immigrants; refugees

Keywords: health equity; health disparities; community engagement; implementation science; cancer prevention; Asian Americans; immigrants; refugees

Thanh-Huyen Vu

huyenvu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Preventive Medicine-Epidemiology

Keywords: Aging; Cardiovascular Diseases; Epidemiology; Health Disparities; Inflammation; Preventive Medicine; Quality of Life; Women's Health

Robert Walton

doctornotlaw( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Plastic Surgery

Keywords: Plastic Surgery

Theresa Walunas

t-walunas( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Medical Informatics, Immunology, Implementation Science

Keywords: My goal is to improve health for people with autoimmune disease, using immunological, genomics, informatics and implementation science methods to study the development of autoimmunity. My research focuses on using electronic health records, intersected with genetic, social and environmental data to 1) develop translational models to elucidate the molecular and environmental mechanisms of human autoimmune disease and 2) develop EHR-based tools to improve care for people with autoimmunity. I'm a bench trained informaticist and I welcome working with students who are interested in spanning interdisciplinary boundaries.

James Wang

jcwmdphd( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, microbiology, basic sciences, essential oils, biofilms, otolaryngology

Chris Warren

christopher.warren( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Food Allergy and Asthma

Keywords: Allergies, Asthma, Clinical Research, Food Allergy, Health Policy Health Services, Research, Pediatrics, Public. Chris has worked with CFAAR since 2011, when our merry band of allergy/asthma researchers was simply known as �Team Ruchi�. Over the past 10 years he has filled a variety of roles on the team including research project coordinator, biostatistician, consultant and music video producer. During this time he and Dr. Gupta's growing team have co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented their research at dozens of meetings around the world. As of May 2021 he is officially an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern Medicine and serves as CFAAR�s Director of Population Health Research. His research focuses on better understanding and ameliorating the public health burden of food allergy and other atopic diseases, both in the US and abroad.

Daniel Watterson

d.m.watterson( at )gmail.com

Specialty/Area of Research: CNS Drug Development

Keywords: Use of pharmacoinformatics to enhance the design and use of CNS therapeutics; Design, synthesis and IND-enabling Development of Novel Small Molecule Drugs. We are a small, highly productive, well-funded basic research laboratory that actively pursues translation of our basic science discoveries to the clinical trial stage of drug development. Prior medical student projects have ranged from identification and structure elucidation of a key brain marker protein that is now a key clinical pathology biomarker (independent bench work) to informatics analysis of approved drugs and clinical trial.gov entries for chemical patterns now used in the design and synthesis of CNS drugs by industry and medicinal chemistry academic labs (informatics and data bases).

Gregory Webster

rgwebster( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Keywords: My research focuses on the genetics of heart rhythm and heart muscle diseases. You can learn more about my research team and our interests at the web page for our lab group: https://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/webster

Santina Wheat

swheat( at )eriefamilyhealth.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Family & Community Medicine; Medical Education

Keywords: Community Medicine, HIV Infection, Underserved Medicine, Women's Health/Women's Reproductive Health

Firas Wehbe

firas.wehbe( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiovascular Medicine

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery. I'm the medical director of the Center for AI in the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute at NM. We are always looking for opportunities to advance cardiovascular health and care delivery through the application of AI, Machine Learning and related methodologies.

John Wilkins

j-wilkins( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cardiology; Preventive Medicine

Keywords: Blood Pressure; Cardiovascular Diseases; Cholesterol; Hypertension

Deborah Winter

deborah.winter( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Computational Immunology

Keywords: Computational Biology; Functional Genomics; Macrophages Generally, interested students should have prior training in computational methods (not necessarily research experience but basic programming and statistics.

Katherine Wisner

katherine.wisner( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: women's mental health

Keywords: pregnancy, postpartum, mental health, women's health, psychopharmacology, trauma

Katie Wolfe

Kwolfe( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Pediatrics (Critical Care); Medical Education

Keywords: Pediatric Critical Care

Kristy Wolniak

k-wolniak( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Flow cytometry of cutaneous T cell lymphoma

Keywords: cutaneous T cell lymphoma; hematopathology; flow cytometry; Mycosis fungoides. This project would be of particular interest to students planning to go into dermatology, pathology, or oncology

Gayle Woloschak

g-woloschak( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; Radiation Oncology

Keywords: Biotechnology; Nanotechnology; Radiation Oncology; Radiology

Katherine Wright

k-wright( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Family & Community Medicine

Keywords: Surveys, Biostatistics, Public Health, Program Evaluation, Health Services Research

Jennifer Wu

jennifer.wu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Cancer Biology, Cancer Immunology

Keywords: Professor, Mentored many students and postdoc, Ph.D from UBC, Canada, Postdoc at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Mary Wyers

mwyers( at )luriechildrens.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiology; pediatric body imaging

Dan Xu

dan.xu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Microbiology-Immunology

Poonam Yadav

poonam.yadav( at )nm.org

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiation therapy (Low field MRI)

Keywords: 1) Low field MR Linac system 2) Dose to critical organs 3) Cumulative dose to organs from adaptive planning 4) Analyze organ motion in 2D plane 5) Improving image quality

Rendong Yang

rendong.yang( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Bioinformatics, Cancer Genomics

Keywords: bioinformatics, genomics, prostate cancer, RNA biology, Multi-omics, machine learning, genomic algorithms

Tony Yang

SOQICResearch( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Surgery-Oncology

Keywords: Cancer: Liver; Cancer: Pancreas; Cancer: Thyroid; Endocrine Surgery; Healthcare Quality; Patient Safety; Thyroid Disease; Thyroid Nodules

Yun Yang

yuan.yang( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Stroke rehabilitation/computational neuroscience/human movement control

Keywords: Multi-modal brain imaging (EEG, MRI, DTI), non-invasive brain stimulations (tDCS, TMS), unilateral brain injuries, bio-system identification

Lirong Yan

lirong.yan( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: MRI, Cerebrovascular imaging, cerebrovascular disorders

Keywords: MRI technical development, cerebrovascular imaging, neuroimaging, MR angiography, Perfusion imaging, Arterial spin labeling, cerebrovascular disorders, neurodegenerative diseases

Jindan Yu

jindan-yu( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Hematology/Oncology

Keywords: Cancer Biology; Cancer: Prostate; Endocrinology; Genomics

Phyllis Zee

p-zee( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Neurology; Sleep Medicine

Keywords: Aging; Circadian Rhythms; Insomnia; Nocturnal Seizures; Parsomnias; Restless Leg; Epidemiology; Metabolism; Sleep Disorders

Christina Zelano

c-zelano( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology

Keywords: Human neuroscience, Breathing rhythms, Smell, Olfaction, fMRI, Epilepsy, ECoG, Neural proteins, exhaled breath

Hualin Zhang

hualin.zhang( at )northwestern.edu

Specialty/Area of Research: Radiation Oncology

Keywords: Breast Cancer; Cancer Biology; Cancer: Eye; Cancer: Female Reproductive System (ovary, cervix, uterus); Melanoma; Prostate Cancer; Radiation Oncology; Radiology, Xray, CAT Scan, Medical Imaging