The Associate Faculty program aims to foster connections between Ariadne-affiliated researchers to promote collaboration in health systems innovation research. Through community activities, including scientific research meetings and affinity groups, Ariadne’s Spark Grant program, and an online forum, the Associate Faculty program empowers members to share and develop leading-edge ideas and produce high impact results.

Serving as an Associate Faculty member involves both opportunities and responsibilities. Faculty are appointed for renewable one-year terms and are invited and expected to be significantly engaged in the Ariadne Labs community by:

  • regularly attending scientific research meetings
  • inviting others to the meetings and suggesting speakers
  • engaging in and helping to develop other Ariadne Labs activities (such as affinity groups, new collaborative projects, education and outreach initiatives)
  • presenting novel high-impact ideas for seed funding through Ariadne’s Spark Grant program


Associate Faculty membership consists of academic and non-academic public health leaders and innovators who are all interested in improving health and health care.

Our Associate Faculty
Emily Aaronson, MDAssociate ProfessorMassachusetts General Hospital
Melissa Abraham, PhDDirector, Research Ethics Consultation Unit and Clinical Psychologist/Faculty, Center for BioethicsMassachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Aalok Agarwala, MD, MBAChief Medical OfficerMassachusetts Eye and Ear
Shahed Alam, MD, MHSCo-Founder and Co-CEONoora Health
Rhondee Baldi, MDFounderBaldi Health Solutions
David Bates, MD, MSProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Amy Baughman, MD, MPHAssociate Medical Director Care ContinuumMass General Brigham / Massachusetts General Hospital
Benjamin Bearnot, MDPhysician-ScientistMassachusetts General Hospital
Lisa Bergersen, MD, MPHAssociate ProfessorBoston Children’s Hospital
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MSChief Medical OfficerDana-Farber Cancer Institute
Adam BlumenthalAdjunct Professor, Visiting Scientist, PresidentBrown University / Mondo XR
Andrew Boozary, MDExecutive DirectorUniversity Health Network – University of Toronto
Kathleen BrandenburgCo-Founder, Co-CEOIA Collaborative
Jeffrey BrownVice Chair of Medicine for BWFH Clinical Services and EducationSafer Healthcare LLC
Mari-Kim Bunnell, MDAssistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive BiologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital/ Nantucket Cottage Hospital
Jonnathan Busko, MDMedical DirectorSt. Joseph Healthcare
Stephanie Calcasola, MSN, RN-BC, CPHQVice President Quality and SafetyHartford Healthcare
James Cartreine, PhDInstructor in PsychiatryHarvard Medical School
Ann Celi, MDAssociate PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Kashmira Chawla, MD, MScAnesthesiologistBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Isaac Chua, MD, MPHAssociate PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Ross Cleveland, MDPediatric Palliative Care Attending PhysicianDana-Farber Cancer Institute
Jamie Colbert, MD, MBASVP Care Delivery, Memora Health ; Assistant Professor Part-Time Harvard Medical SchoolBrigham and Women’s Hospital and Memora Health
Megan Cole Brahim, PhDAssociate ProfessorBoston University School of Public Health
Nathan Connell, MD, MPHVice Chair of Medicine for BWFH Clinical Services and EducationBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Christopher Cornue, EVP & Chief Strategy OfficerCone Health
Mohammad Dar, MDSenior Medical DirectorMassHealth / University of Massachusetts Medical School
Carine Davila, MD, MPHPalliative Care PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
Anuj Delal, MDAssociate ProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Megan Delisle, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Manitoba
Laura Dingfield, MD, MSEdDirector of Palliative Care EducationPenn Medicine
Susan Ditkoff, MBASenior AdvisorThe Bridgespan Group
Alexis Drutchas, MDAttending PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
Edith ElliottCo-Founder and Co-CEONoora Health
Joe Frolkis, MD, PhD
Ashveena GajeeleeProject ManagerEdmond and Lily Safra Center for Ethics
Thomas Gallagher, MDProfessor and Associate ChairUniversity of Washington
Ishani Ganguli, MD, MPHAssistant Professor of MedicineBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Esteban Gershanik, MDMedical Director of Quality, Safety, and EquityBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Richard Gitomer, MD, MBAVice Chair for Primary Care and Director Primary CareBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Catherine Givens Arnold, MSW, LICSW, ACHP-SWSocial Work ManagerBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Jennifer Goldsmith, MS, MEdInstructorHarvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Nance Goldstein, MSc, ACC, PhDAssociate ProfessorBrandeis University, Ariadne Labs
Christian Goodwin, MD, MPHStudent; Research FellowUniversity of North Carolina
Ramon Lorenzo Luis Guinto, MDAssociate Professor and DirectorHarvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Nance Goldstein, MSc, ACC, PhDAssociate ProfessorBrandeis University, Ariadne Labs
Susan Gullo, RN, MSPrincipalPremier, Inc
Alex Hannenberg, MDSr Research ScientistAriadne Labs/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Anne Hansen, MD, MPHMedical Director, NICUBoston Children’s Hospital
Tahir Haque, MDPhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Marthe Haverkamp, MD, PhDSenior DirectorAlvarez & Marsal
Dan Henderson, MD, MPHSenior Medical DirectorCommonwealth Care Alliance
Natalie Henrich, PhD, MPHSenior Director of Research StrategyMaven Clinic
Carme HernandezBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Juliet Jacobsen, MD, DPHAssociate professorHarvard Medical School and Lund University
Richard Joseph, MD, MBAAttending PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Ingrid Katz, MD, MHSAssociate PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Susan KaufmanPrincipalSusan L Kaufman, Independent Consultant
Anubhav Kaul, MD, MPHCMOUpward Health
Nancy Keating, MD, MPHProfessor of Health Care Policy & MedicineHarvard Medical School
Tamra Keeney, DPT, PhDClinician ScientistMassachusetts General Hospital
Duncan Kuhn, MDSEMC: Associate Director, Intensive Care Unit; Tufts: Assistant Professor of Medicine; BU: Adjunct Assistant Professor of MedicineSt. Elizabeth’s Medical Center; Tufts University School of Medicine; BU School of Medicine
Sandeep Kumar, MDAssociate Professor of NeurologyBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
Janaka Lagoo, MD, MPHDuke Primary Care Physician, Consulting Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community HealthDuke University
Hakim Lakhani, MS, BESenior Director, Health Systems ImprovementDana-Farber Cancer Institue
Josh Lakin, MDSenior PhysicianDana-Farber Cancer Institue
Hussain Lalani, MD, MPH, MScPrimary Care Physician and Health Policy ResearcherBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Bhavna Lall, MD, MPH, MPAClinical Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Houston
Abigail Latimer, PhD, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-CAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Kentucky
Lisa Lehmann, PhD, MDAssociate Professor of MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital
Jeff Levin-Scherz, MD, MBA, FACPAssistant ProfessorHarvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Della Lin, MDClinical ProfessorUniversity of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine
Stuart Lipsitz, ScDProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Meredith Lobel, MBAFounder & PresidentM & Co
Tihitena Negussie MammoAssociate Professor of Pediatric SurgeryAddis Ababa University
Ernest Mandel, MD, SMChief Medical OfficerHebrew SeniorLife
Karim Manji, MBBS, MMED, MPH, FTAAS, FRCP, FRCPCHAttending NeonatologistMuhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Danielle Martin, MPPProfessor and ChairUniversity of Toronto
Marcus McKinney, D.Min, LPCDirectorDay Kimball Healthcare
Anish Mehta, MD, MPPVP Medical Director, Care TransformationEden Health
Julita Mir, MDCMO
Namita Mohta, MDAssociate PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Omer Moin, MD, FACEPChief of Emergency MedicineLawrence General Hospital
Adriana Montalvan, MDSenior Postdoctoral Research FellowBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center | T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Matthew Mossanen, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institue
Anusha Nallaparaju, MDVascular Neurology FellowBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Ruvandhi Nathavitharana, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Larissa Nekhlyudov, MD, MPHProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Gregg Nelson, MD, PhDProfessorUniversity of Calgary
Krysten North, MD, MPHAttending NeonatologistBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Nico Nortje, PhDAssociate Professor, Executive Director: Clinical Ethics, Director: Goal Concordant Care & End-of-LifeUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Shawna NovakExecutive DirectorThe Canada International Scientific Exchange Program
Rosemary OguProfessorUniversity of Port Harcourt
Kelsie Okamura, PhDImplementation ResearcherThe Baker Center for Children and Families/Boston Children’s Hospital
Peter Olds, MD, MPHAssistant PhysicianMassachusetts General Hospital
Ana Sofia Ore, MDGeneral Surgery ResidentBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rocco Orlando, MD, PACSChief Academic OfficerHartford HealthCare
Hibah Osman, MDSenior PhysicianDana-Farber Cancer Institute
Lydia Pace, MD, MPHAssociate ProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Joanna Paladino, MDAssistant Professor of Medicine; Associate Director of Research, Continuum ProjectMassachusetts General Hospital
Maximillian Pany, PhDMD-PhD CandidateHarvard Medical School
Aparna Parikh, MDAssociate Professor Of MedicineMassachusetts General Hospital
Robert Peterfreund, MD, PhDAnesthetist/Associate Professor of AnesthesiaMassachusetts General Hospital
Russell Phillips, MDDirector, Applebaum Professor of MedicineHarvard Medical School
Anuradha PichumaniExecutive DirectorSree Renga Hospital
Mercedes PilkingtonAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Toronto
Hilary Placzek, PhD, MPHVice PresidentOntrak Health
Cori Plesko, DNP/PhDJohns Hopkins University
Sandeep Prabhu, MD, MPH, MSPrimary Care PhysicianBrigham & Women’s Hospital
Jason Pradarelli, MD, MSManagerCFAR
Mary Prybylo, RN, MSN, FACHESr. VP and PresidentSt. Joseph Healthcare and Community Care Partnership of Maine (CCPM)
Yuri Quintana, PhD, FACMIChief of Division of Clinical InformaticsBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cherie Ramirez, PhDAssistant Teaching ProfessorSimmons University
Erika Rangel, MD, MS, FACSAssociate Program Director for Resident WellbeingMassachusetts General Hospital
Hannah Ratcliffe, MScCare Model & Quality LeadWaymark
Lilah (Lilakh) Rinsky-Halivni, PhD, MPHTakemi Research Fellow in International Heath, GHPHarvard University
Elisabeth Riviello, MD, MPHAttending Physician in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Assistant ProfessorBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Katharine Robb, DPHSenior Research AssociateHarvard Kennedy School
Tom Roberts, MD, MBAOncologistDana-Farber Cancer Institute
Lisa Rotenstein, MD, MBAMedical Director, Population Health; Assistant Professor of MedicineBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Emma Sacks, PhDAssociate FacultyJohns Hopkins School of Public Health
Stella Safo, MD, MPHAssistant Professor, Founder Just Equity for HealthMount Sinai, Just Equity for Health
Soroush Saghafian, PhDAssociate ProfessorHarvard University
Aubrey Samost-Williams, MDAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Texas Health Sciences Houston
Justin Sanders, MD, MScKappy and Eric M. Flanders Chair of Palliative Care, Associate ProfessorMcGill University
Gordon Schiff, MDAssociate Director Center for Patient Safety ResearchBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Dan Schwarz, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Ryan Schwarz, MD, MBAInstructorHarvard Medical School
Alexandra Schweitzer, MPPExecutive FellowHarvard Business School
KJ Seung, MDAssociate PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Mahek Shah, MD, MBA, MSSenior Director Emeritus, VBCHarvard University
Josko Silobrcic, MD, MPHCourse Director and Adjunct FacultyHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lisa Simon, MD, DMDAssociate PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Anna Sinaiko, PhDAssistant Professor of Health Economics and PolicyHarvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Gregory Snyder, MD, MBAHospitalist; Entrepreneur-in-ResidenceNewton-Wellesley Hospital; Mass General Hospital Healthcare Transformation Lab
Paul Sorum, MDProfessor EmeritusAlbany Medical College
Joshua Sparrow, MDActive StaffBoston Children’s Hospital
Barry Stein, MD, MBA, FSIR, FACR, RPVIChief Clinical Innovation Officer and Chief Medical Informatics OfficerHartford HealthCare
Melissa Sundberg, MDPhysician, Director of Quality Improvement Boston Children’s Network HospitalsBoston Children’s Hospital
Bill Tan, MEdFounder & CEOCanopy Innovations
Kris Torgeson, MPhil, MScGlobal CEOLifebox
Thomas Tsai, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Kristin Tully, PhDResearch Assistant ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Linda Vesel, PhD, MPHSenior Research Scientist & Scientific Lead, Vulnerable Infant Feeding PortfolioAriadne Labs
Sivamainthan Vithiananthan, MDChief of SurgeryCHA
Jay Want, MDSenior AdvisorPeterson Center on Healthcare
Brittany Watson, MD, MPHAssistant ProfessorAtrium Wake Forest Baptist
Linda Wendell, MDChief of NeurologyMount Auburn Hospital
Lily Yan, MD, MScAssistant ProfessorWeill Cornell Medicine
Shirley Yan, MDAssociate Director for Learning and SharingNoora Health
Caroline Yang, MDAttending PhysicianBrigham and Women’s Hospital
Christina Yuan, PhD, MPHAssistant ScientistJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Michael Zalis, MDDirector, MGB Imaging Center for Sustainability / RadiologistMassachusetts General Hospital / Mass General Brigham
Chloe Zera, MDChief, Maternal Fetal Medicine; Director, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Dept of OB/GYNBeth Israel Deaconess Medical Center