Staff Directory : V

name Position(s) CONTACT
Carla Armour

Sr. Research Administrative Coordinator
for:
Clinton H. Joiner, MD, PhD
Chief Research Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Aflac Children’s Chair for Hematology and Section Chief
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Professor and Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pediatrics, Emory University

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Stacy Heilman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Associate Vice Chair for Research
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University & Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Rachael Beer, PhD, MPH

Biostatistician

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Rashelle Berry, MPH, MS, RDN, LD

Nutrition Manager
Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Natalie Brane, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Prasanthi Chappa

Flow Cytometry Technologist, Supervisor

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Melinda Downs, MPA, CRA

VP Research and Academic Administration

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Tara Edwards, MBA

Manager of Noninvasive Cardiology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Maryam Ehteshami, PhD

Director of Operations, Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology

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404-727-1415
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Laura Fox-Goharioon

Associate Director of Research Projects
Integrated Cellular Imaging Core

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404-727-1547
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Shantisa Fulgham

Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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404-727-3144
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Mary Anne Geryak, M.S.

Program & Research Manager
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Scott Gillespie, MS, MSPH

Lead Biostatistician
Associate Director, Pediatric Biostatistics Core

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Gillian Glauber

Program & Research Manager
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Janet Gross, PhD

Grant Writing Consultant and Course Director for the Emory MSCR Grant & Scientific Writing Class

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Karen P. Guerra, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Debra Hamilton, MA, PsyS

Program & Research Manager
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

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Frank Harris

Technical Director
Biomarkers Core

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404-727-5721
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Tyler Harrison, MPH

Research Coordinator

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Julie Hawk, PhD

Proposal Development Associate
Department of Pediatrics

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404-727-8673
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Zhulin He, PhD

Senior Biostatistician

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Erin Henderson

Research Projects and Grants Manager
Pediatric Technology Center
Georgia Institute of Technololgy

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404-894-9785
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Pamela Hernandez

Research Specialist

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Kristen Herzegh, MPH, RAC

Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Children’s Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapies

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404-712-7596
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Sarah Marie Huban, MA, CIP, CHRC

Director of Clinical Trials
School of Medicine
Emory University

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404-727-5234
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Cali Hulsey

Team Lead Research Coordinator
Research Processing Lab
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Christopher Jackson

Executive Assistant

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404.385.4992
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Andrew Jergel, MPH

Biostatistician

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Laura M. Johnson, PhD

Biostatistician

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Kymry T. Jones, PhD

Associate Director, CF@LANTA

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646-895-2165
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Kihwan Kim, MS

OCP, MCP, MCITP, MCTS, MS
Data Manager, Clinical Research
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiology
Emory University, SOM

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404-727-9138
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Becky Kinkead, PhD

Grant / Manuscript Support - Lead Editor

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Ana Marie Landin, PhD, CSSMBB

Director, Marcus Center for Pediatric Advanced Cell & Gene Therapy (MPACT) Manufacturing Facility
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Mimi Le, PhD

Technical Director

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Joan Lipinski, MHS, RDCS

Manager, Echocardiography, Noninvasive Cardiology

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404-785-1867
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Katie Liu, MS

Biostatistician

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Kevin Loop-Tapp

Program & Research Manager

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Linque Martin

Research Specialist, Lead

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Liz McCarty, MS, CRA

Executive Administrator & Vice Chair for Administration
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University

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404-712-8226
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Kira A Moresco, MS

Research Laboratory Manager for the Emory Children’s Center and the Health Sciences Research Building
Emory University Department of Pediatrics

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404-727-6515
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Mary Mungai
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Moira L. Pileggi, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist
Marcus Autism Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Tyler Pippens

Flow Cytometry Technologist, Senior

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Aaron Rae

Technical Director, Pediatric Flow Cytometry Core
Certified Cytometrist

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404-712-6615
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April Reedy, PhD

Assistant Scientist

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Diana Ross, MSN, RN

Research Coordinator
Qualitative Core
Emory University School of Medicine
Hematology Program
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Sickle Cell Disease Program

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404-727-9783
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Sheri Russell

Assistant Director, Research Administration and Operations
Pediatric Technology Center
Georgia Institute of Technology

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404-385-5413
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Clovis J Sarmiento, MD

Cores Administrator, Pediatric Research Alliance
Program Manager, Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines (PAVE)
Program Manager, Pediatric Adolescent Virus Elimination (PAVE)
Program Manager, P01

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Jennifer Shipp

Lead Research Coordinator

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404-785-9617
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Cynthia Sinha, PhD

Associate Scientist

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David Smalley

Technical Director of Systems Mass Spectrometry Core
Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience

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404-385-4749
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Bianca Smith

Research Specialist

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Mary R Smith

Mary R. Smith
Administrative Assistant
Dr. Claudia Morris | Dr. Miriam Vos
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University

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404.727.5364
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Cheryl Stone, RN, MDiv, CCRP

Pediatric Research Unit Team Lead Research Nurse
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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404-785-6454
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India Taliaferro, MS, CCRP

Research Team Lead - Sustainability, Anesthesia, Radiology, Surgery (General & ENT)
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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Megan Vallowe, PhD

Assistant Director of Programs
Center for Childhood Infections and Vaccines
Pediatric Residency Investigative Scholars at Emory

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470-502-4214
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Adrianna Westbrook, MPH

Biostatistician

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Martha Wetzel, MSPH

Biostatistician
Research Focus: opioid use, pediatric surgery

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404-727-1490
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Tracy Willoughby

Research & Program Manager

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Rebeccah Wood, MA, BS, LVT, RLATg

Technical Director, Pediatric Animal Physiology Core

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Steven Woodard

Senior Assistant Director-Research Operations
Core Facilities Manager

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404.894.5981
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