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Recent Career Development (K) Awards at the Mongan Institute

Division of General Internal Medicine

Jeffrey Ashburner, PhD, MPH

Identifying primary care patients at increased risk of atrial fibrillation for screening interventions

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Disparities Research Unit

Aderonke Bamgbose Pederson, MD

Design and Feasibility of a Mobile Mental Health Stigma Reducing Intervention towards Optimization of Care for Black Adults with Depression and Anxiety 

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Rheumatology, Allergy, Immunology Clinical Epidemiology Program

Sara Barmettler, MD

Modeling Risk for Hypogammaglobulinemia, Infections, and Mortality with Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-cell Therapy

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Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Lisa Bebell, MD

HIV Infection, Placental Inflammation, and Early Childhood Outcomes in HIV-exposed, Uninfected Infants in Uganda

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Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Kristen Burke, MD

Diet and metabolic factors in the pathogenesis of microscopic colitis


Division of General Internal Medicine

Jocelyn Carter, MD, MPH

Implementing a digitally-enabled community health worker intervention for patients with heart failure


Center for Aging and Serious Illness

Sevdenur Cizginer, MD, MPH

Optimizing care for older surgical patients: a theory-guided implementation science approach


Clinical and Translational Epidemiology

David Drew, PhD

Impact of Aspirin on the Gut Microbiome and Mucosal Microenvironment


Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Caitlin Dugdale, MD

Modeling the Effects of HIV, Chlamydia, and Gonorrhea in Mother-Infant Pairs in Botswana

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Department of Radiology

Efren Flores, MD

Health Opportunities & Promoters of Equitable Screening for Lung Cancer (Hopes for Lung Cancer)

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Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Esther Freeman, MD, PhD

Antibody Profiles and Genetics of Pernio-Like Lesions during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Health Promotion & Resiliency Intervention Research Program

Daniel Hall, PhD

A Multimodal Mind-Body Intervention for Fear of Recurrence among Cancer Survivors

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Division of General Internal Medicine

Leland Hull, MD, MPH

Elucidating the barriers and facilitators to widespread implementation of preconception genetic carrier screening

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Health Promotion & Resiliency Intervention Research Program; Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program

Kelly Irwin, MD

Reducing Disparities in Underserved Patients with Cancer and Serious Mental Illness

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Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program

Jamie Jacobs, PhD

Improving Adherence to Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer Survivors


Rheumatology, Allergy, Immunology Clinical Epidemiology Program

April Jorge, MD

A Personalized, Patient-Centered Approach to Optimizing Lupus Care

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Health Policy Research Center

Christina Luberto, PhD

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Delivered via Group Videoconferencing for Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients with Elevated Depression Symptoms

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Center for Health Outcomes and Interdisciplinary Research

Ryan Mace, PhD

My Healthy Brain: a mindfulness-based lifestyle intervention to modify early risk of dementia in older adults


Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Jennifer Manne-Goehler, MD, ScD

Preventing Weight Gain and Diabetes in People with HIV in South Africa

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Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Suzanne McCluskey, MD

Virologic and pharmacologic determinants of dolutegravir failure in East Africa

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Rheumatology, Allergy, Immunology Clinical Epidemiology Program

Natalie McCormick, PhD

Metabolic syndrome, chronic inflammation, and gout: a multi-omics approach

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Department of Psychiatry

Jessica McCurley, PhD, MPH

Be Well at Work-Plus: Engaging low-wage workers in the design and implementation of a depression and physical activity intervention


Health Policy Research Center

Alex McDowell, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN

Policy effects on gender minority health and evidence from the implementation of gender affirming coverage in Medicaid

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Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Amir Mohareb, MD

Simulation Modeling of Hepatitis B Virus Elimination Strategies in Cote d'Ivoire


Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Anne Neilan, MD, MPH

Diagnosing and preventing HIV infection in adolescents and young adults in the US: clinical impact and cost-effectiveness

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Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program

Ashley Nelson, PhD

Reducing Persistent Fatigue Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation

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Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Long Nguyen, MD, MS

Dietary strategies for rational manipulation of the gut microbiome in inflammatory bowel disease

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Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Crystal North, MD, MPH

The influence of air pollution on lung health among people living with HIV

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Health Promotion & Resiliency Intervention Research Program

Giselle Perez-Lougee, PhD

Building Resiliency Among Survivors of Cancers Diagnosed During Adolescence and Young Adulthood (AYAs): A Relaxation Response Resiliency Program for AYAs (3RP-AYA)

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Health Decision Sciences Center

Bridget Perry, PhD, MPH

Improving shared decision-making surrounding dysphagia management for persons diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis


Cancer Outcomes Research and Education Program; Center for Aging and Serious Illness

Laura Petrillo, MD

Optimizing Supportive Care for Patients with Metastatic Lung Cancer in the Era of Precision Oncology

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Disparities Research Unit

Altaf Saadi, MD

A Culturally-Adapted, Trauma-Informed Cognitive Rehabilitation Intervention for Asylum-Seekers and Refugees with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Division of General Internal Medicine; Center for Aging and Serious Illness

Sachin Shah, MD, MPH

Individualizing Anticoagulant use in Older Adults with Atrial Fibrillation

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Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Tracey Simon, MD

Aspirin and Novel Lipid Mediators in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Kyle Staller, MD, MPH

The Role of Fiber in the Etiopathogenesis of Fecal Incontinence

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Rheumatology, Allergy, Immunology Clinical Epidemiology Program

Zachary Wallace, MD, MSc

Impact of ANCA Type and Rituximab vs. Cyclophosphamide on Cardiovascular Risk, Mortality, and Quality-Adjusted Life Years inANCA-Associated Vasculitis


Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit

Kenneth Westerman, PhD

Improved detection of gene-diet interactions via longitudinal data, metabolomic proxies, and polygenic scores

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Disparities Research Unit

Jenny Zhen-Duan, PhD

Adverse childhood experiences and alcohol misuse in Latino adolescents: testing biopsychosocial and cultural mechanisms

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