Consortium Principal Investigator

Amy Justice, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
VACS Coordinating Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Yale School of Medicine
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 3541
Fax: 203-937-4926
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Affiliated PIs

David Fiellin
David Fiellin

Director of Alcohol and Behavioral Interventions
David A. Fiellin, MD
Professor of Medicine and Investigative Medicine
and Investigative Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, PO Box 20802
New Haven, CT 06520-8025
Phone: 203-688-2984
Fax: 860-588-4505
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Director of Operations Research
Braithwaite, R. Scott, MD, MSc, FACP 
Chief, Section of Value and Comparative Effectiveness Director 
The Operations Research Collaboration for Health (TORCH) 
Division of General Internal Medicine 
NYU School of Medicine Office 15-091 S 
423 E. 23rd Street 
New York, NY 10010 
Phone: 212-263-4979 
Fax: 212-263-4983 
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Cynthia Brandt, MD, MPH
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Anesthesiology (Medical Informatics)
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 4720
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Kristina Crothers, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-744-9870
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Robert Dubrow, MD, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)
Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Yale School of Public Health
P.O. Box 208034
New Haven, CT 06520-8034
Phone: 203-785-2853
Fax: 203-785-6980
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Matthew S. Freiberg, MD, MSc
Professor of Medicine
Cardiovascular Medicine Division
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
2525 West End, Ste. 300-A
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-875-9729
Fax: 615-322-3837
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Vincent Lo Re, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine
Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
836 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-573-5964
Fax: 215-349-5111

Janet P. Tate, ScD
Director, Biostatistics Core
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 5371
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Coordinating Center Faculty and Staff

Kathleen Akgun, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Yale School of Medicine
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 5247

Harini Bathulapalli, MPH
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 4341 

Teresa Bohan
Research Coordinator
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 3554

Joyce Chang, PhD
Professor of Medicine, Biostatistics,
and Clinical and Translational Science
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
200 Meyran Ave, Suite 200
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4868
Fax: 412-246-6954
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Kei-Hoi Cheung, PhD 
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine 
Yale School of Medicine
VA Phone: 203-932-5711 x5802
Yale Phone: 203-737-5783

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Jennifer Ciarleglio
Study Manager
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 3558

Angela Consorte
Project Administrator
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 3541

E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Yale School of Medicine
P.O. Box 208025
New Haven, CT 06520-8025
Phone: 203-785-5925

Joseph Erdos, MD, PhD
Staff Physician
Assistant Clinical Professor
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Yale School of Medicine
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 4020

Liana Erickson
Office Assistant
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 7470

Kirsha Gordon, PhD, MS
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 5527
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Julie Huston
Research Aide
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 2054

Farah Kidwai

Farah Kidwai-Khan
Database Administrator
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 3557

Forrest (Woody) Levin
IT Consultant
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 3551

Lesley Park, PhD, MPH
Research Scientist
Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

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Nallakkandi Rajeevan, PhD
Research Scientist in Anesthesiology
Associate Director for Bioinformatics, Yale Center for Medical Informatics

Christopher Rentsch, MPH
Clinical Epidemiologist/Biostatistician
PhD Candidate in Epidemiology & Population Health
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Phone: 614-388-8786


Roxanne Wadia, MD
Instructor in Medicine (Medical Oncology) 
Yale School of Medicine

F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE
Director, Kidney Disease Workgroup
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Nephrology
Program of Applied Translational Research
Yale School of Medicine


Julie A. Womack, PhD, CNM, APRN
Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone: 203-932-5711 ext. 4224

Pittsburgh Staff

Kathleen McGinnis, DrPH, MS
VACS Coordinating Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 412-954-5237               
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Melissa Skanderson, MSW
VACS Coordinating Center
VA Connecticut Healthcare System
West Haven, CT 06516
Phone: 412-954-5251
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