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Lab Members

Current Members

  • Meghan Lindsay
    Meghan is a project manager and analyst at the PACE Lab. Her core responsibilities include coordinating research activities, contributing to research study design, and performing data collection and analysis. Her research interests include improving outcomes in childhood and female reproductive cancers, as well as the psychological interactions of appropriate mental health care and cancer survivorship outcomes. She is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Public Health, pursuing her MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Peloton and crafting many gluten free treats.
  • Sarah Pitafi
    Sarah is a research assistant at the PACE Lab. Her responsibilities include research coordination and study design. Her interests are in addressing healthcare disparities in pediatric patients, outcomes research, and palliative care. She is currently a senior at Yale College. In her free time, she enjoys running and baking enough cookies for her entire residential college.
  • Sophia De Oliveira
    Sophia is a research assistant at the PACE Lab. Her responsibilities include participant recruitment and data collection. Her research interests lie in the intersection between policy and healthcare, with a particular interest in the development of policy and healthcare services to ameliorate healthcare disparities and encourage culturally competent care. She is currently a sophomore at Yale College. In her free time, she enjoy recreating recipes from shows on the Food Network and spending time with her family and their three dogs, two chameleons, and goldfish!
  • Alex Dalrymple
    Alex is a research assistant at the PACE Lab. Her responsibilities include participant recruitment and data collection. Alex’s research interests focus on supporting the personal well-being of cancer patients. She is especially concerned with protecting palliative care to provide others with a greater sense of comfort. Alex is a sophomore at Yale College who enjoys reading, exploring New Haven, and playing with her two nieces during her free time.
  • Rohaum Hamidi, MD

    Hospital Resident

    Rohaum is a research assistant at the PACE lab. His role is to investigate how factors like structural racism, biases within healthcare workers, and stereotype threat affect health outcomes in pediatric cancer patients of minority backgrounds. He is currently a pediatrics resident at Yale, class of 2023. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and eating New Haven’s famous “apizza.”
  • Akilan Saami, MPH

    Statistician Entry

    Akilan Saami is a statistician and analyst at the PACE lab. He works on a variety of projects for PACE, CaCIL, and the COPPER Center. Akilan received a BS in Public Health from Tulane University and an MPH in Epidemiology with a Certificate in Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research from Columbia University. Previously, he researched neurodevelopmental disorders and has aided in the development and promotion of several public health interventions. At Yale, his research interests include outcomes research, quality improvement, and addressing healthcare disparities. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, hiking, exploring New Haven, and finding the best food spots.

Lab Alumni

  • Soo Jung Kang

    Soo Jung served as a research assistant for her summer internship in 2020 and supported data analytic and project management efforts. Her research interests are in pediatric cardiovascular diseases, obesity, nutrition, and palliative care. She is currently a second-year MPH student at the Yale School of Public Health.

  • Randall Li

    Randall served as a research assistant during medical school from 2018-2019 and assisted with generating data from qualitative research by coding semi-structured interviews. He is currently a fourth-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. His interests are in palliative care and oncology.

  • Sophia Mun

    Sophia was a project manager and analyst at the PACE Lab from 2018-21. Her research interests are in evaluating and improving the care, disparities, and outcomes of patients with cancer. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and playing with her cat, Nori.

  • Noora Reffat, MPH

    Noora served as a research assistant from 2019-2020 and assisted with handling recruitment, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation for various studies on pediatric end-of-life care at the PACE Lab. She is now a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of Chicago Hospitals and will be attending medical school in the Fall of 2021, where she hopes to specialize in emergency medicine.

  • Tannaz Sedghi, MPH

    Tannaz served as as an analyst and project manager from 2018-2019, handling coordination of research, conducting interviews with stakeholders, and performing data management and analysis. She is currently a second-year medical student at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and is conducting outcomes research in the setting of dermatology. Aside from clinical medicine, Tannaz’s interests are broadly in outcomes research and quality improvement.