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Our Team

Meet the Center for Applied Health Research on Aging team. If you are interested in working with our center, please contact us at cahra@northwestern.edu.

Directors

Michael Wolf, MA, PhD, MPH

Michael Wolf, MA, PhD, MPH

Director
Associate Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine
James R. Webster, Jr. Professor of Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

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mswolf( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5592

Julia Yoshino Benavente, MPH

Julia Yoshino Benavente, MPH

Associate Director

julia.benavente( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5585

Faculty

Marina Arvanitis, MD, MPH

Marina Arvanitis, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, CAHRA Life Course Health Program

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marina.arvanitis( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4407

Stacy Bailey, PhD, MPH

Stacy Bailey, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, CAHRA Health Literacy & Learning Program

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stacy-bailey( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5595

Laura Curtis, MS

Laura Curtis, MS

Research Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, CAHRA Cognitive Aging Program

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l-curtis( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5538

Mary Kwasny, ScD

Mary Kwasny, ScD

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics)
Director, CAHRA Measurement & Analysis Program

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m-kwasny( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2294

Rebecca Mullen Lovett, PhD

Rebecca Mullen Lovett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology)

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r-lovett( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3276

Rachel O'Conor, PhD, MPH

Rachel O'Conor, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, CAHRA Psychosocial Support Program

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r-oconor( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3240

Allison Pack, PhD MPH

Allison Pack, PhD MPH

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

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allison.pack( at )northwestern.edu

Minjee Kim, MD

Minjee Kim, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology (Neurocritical Care)

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mkim4( at )nm.org

mkim4@nm.org

Research Fellows

Andrea Russell, PhD

Andrea Russell, PhD

Research Fellow

andrearussell2021.1( at )u.northwestern.edu

312-503-6123

Staff

Kenya Alcantara

Kenya Alcantara

Research Study Coordinator

kenya.alcantara( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2685

Prophecy Agyare

Prophecy Agyare

Research Study Coordinator

prophecy-agyare( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-0268

Stephanie Batio, MS

Stephanie Batio, MS

Statistical Analyst

stephanie.batio( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4684

Morgan Bonham

Morgan Bonham

Research Project Manager

morgan.bonham( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-1813

Norma Calderon

Norma Calderon

Research Study Coordinator

norma.calderon( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5573

Patrick Cecil

Patrick Cecil

Research Study Coordinator

patrick.cecil( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5038

Wei Huang, MA

Wei Huang, MA

Statistical Analyst

wei.huang3( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5099

Scott Hur, MPH

Scott Hur, MPH

Research Data Analyst

scott.hur( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4194

Han Luu

Han Luu

Research Study Coordinator Senior

han.luu( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-6221

Amber Miller, MPH

Amber Miller, MPH

Research Project Coordinator

amber.miller( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-6252

Dianne Oladejo

Dianne Oladejo

Research Study Coordinator

dianne.oladejo( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-6452

Caryn Olivieri

Caryn Olivieri

Research Study Coordinator

caryn.olivieri( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-1326

Lauren Opsasnick, MS

Lauren Opsasnick, MS

Statistical Analyst

lauren.opsasnick( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4461

Eleanor Small

Eleanor Small

Marketing & Communications Manager

eleanor-small( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2497

Francesca Tomasino

Francesca Tomasino

Research Study Coordinator

francesca.tomasino( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-8207

Evelyn Velazquez

Evelyn Velazquez

Research Study Coordinator

evelyn.velazquez( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3117

Guisselle Wismer, MPH

Guisselle Wismer, MPH

Senior Program Administrator

guisselle.wismer( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3272

Sarah Wozniak, MPH

Sarah Wozniak, MPH

Research Project Coordinator

sarah.wozniak( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4656

Pauline Zheng

Pauline Zheng

Research Project Manager

pauline.zheng( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-5644

Andrea Zuleta, MS

Andrea Zuleta, MS

Research Project Coordinator

andrea.zuleta( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-4104

Rudy Zuleta

Rudy Zuleta

Research Study Coordinator

rodolfo.zuleta( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-3394

Doctoral Students

Esther Yoon, MPH

Esther Yoon, MPH

Doctoral Candidate

estheryoon2013( at )u.northwestern.edu

248-762-8373

Aparna Balakrishnana, MPH, MPA

Aparna Balakrishnana, MPH, MPA

Doctoral Candidate, Health Services and Outcomes Research

abalakrishnan( at )u.northwestern.edu

410-404-1197

Sophia Weiner-Light

Sophia Weiner-Light

Doctoral Candidate

sophia.wl( at )northwestern.edu

Administration

Kelly Lendi

Associate Research Administrator

kelly.lendi( at )northwestern.edu

312-503-2709