A practicing primary care physician, public health researcher, and health systems innovation leader, Ariadne Labs Executive Director Asaf Bitton has led efforts globally and nationally to transform primary health care delivery systems and create high quality, integrated care models.
Bitton’s clinical area of expertise and innovation is in the area of team-based primary care for patients with complex psychosocial and clinical needs. The opportunity to serve these patients by creating a new, team-based primary care practice built from the ground up in 2010 has deeply informed his work on a local, national, and global level. He practices adult general internal medicine and serves as the assistant medical director at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, an innovative, patient-centered medical home in Jamaica Plain, MA. The practice is a model of integrated behavioral health, risk-stratified care management, community health worker navigation, pharmacist-led chronic disease management, and co-localized specialist integration with psychiatry and geriatrics.
Chief Medical Officer
As the Chief Medical Officer at Ariadne Labs, Evan Benjamin, MD, MS, FACP, provides oversight, guidance, and support to Ariadne Labs research faculty, ensuring that Ariadne’s findings are supported by rigorous evidence and result in clinically meaningful change. Evan mentors faculty and research scientists and works with individuals to enhance faculty research. In addition, Evan works in close collaboration with Ariadne’s founder, Dr. Atul Gawande, to develop and expand Ariadne’s strategic partnerships, and to raise the Ariadne Labs profile as a global leader in health systems innovation.
Director of Safe Surgery Safe Systems
Mary Brindle is a pediatric surgeon and health systems researcher. She is the Director of the Safe Surgery Safe Systems Program at Ariadne Labs, and the Scientific Director of the Province of Alberta Surgery Strategic Care Network as well as Professor of Surgery and Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She has helped lead an international team to optimize the performance of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist in High Income Countries and has worked to advance the rigor and scope of international Enhanced Recovery After Surgery guidelines.
Mary is originally from St. Catharines Ontario. She went to Yale University for her Undergraduate degree in Art, received her MD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, completed her general surgery residency in Vancouver and her pediatric surgery residency in Toronto. She completed an MPH at TH Chan Harvard School of public health and has worked in Calgary for almost 14 years.
Chief Science and Technology Officer
Nic is chief science and technology officer at Ariadne Labs and oversees the research, data analytics, and technical teams. He is a cross-discipline specialist who has played key roles in building teams and pioneering innovation at technology and pharmaceutical companies.
Assistant Director of Project Management, Primary Health Care
Caroline Grogan, MSc, is the Assistant Director of Project Management for Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs. She has managed multiple programs for Ariadne over the past several years, including Safe Surgery projects and BetterBirth and Serious Illness Care Program teams, bringing a management lens to a wide range of innovation, research and implementation work.
Director, Implementation Platform
Susan Gullo brings thirty-seven years of health care and improvement experience to her role as the Director of Implementation at Ariadne Labs. In this role she leads the implementation and dissemination of Ariadne’s solutions and tools around the world in close partnership with the program teams who developed the solutions.
Senior Lead, Qualitative Research, Science and Technology Platform
Natalie Henrich, PhD, MPH is the Senior Lead, Qualitative Research, Science and Technology Platform. In her current role, she works with Ariadne’s project teams to use scientific methods to strengthen the design and measurement of their innovative intervention projects as they progress from initial discovery of solutions through wide-scale spread.
Chief of Staff
Andrew Juraschek is the Chief of Staff at Ariadne Labs, where he supports the office of the executive director by tracking and operationalizing priorities, maintaining and developing key business processes and systems, and assisting with strategic relationship management.
Chief Platform Officer
Louise Knabe, M. Engineering, is the Chief Platform Officer. In this role, she leads the Science & Technology, Implementation, and Innovation platform teams. The platform teams bring specialized skills and methods to Ariadne’s programmatic work to expedite the journey from problem statement to broadly adopted solution and to strengthen the quality and adoption of the resulting solutions. Ariadne’s solution development methodology relies on the platforms’ skills in areas such as: user-centered design, scientific trial design, data collection and storage, quantitative and qualitative analysis, implementation, and scaling, all leveraging technology where appropriate. She partners with the Chief Medical Officer and program directors to work towards Ariadne’s aspirational vision of reaching every patient, every time, everywhere.
Director of Project Management & Senior Strategy Advisor
Amy Lieb, MBA, serves as the Director of Project Management & Senior Strategy Advisor for Ariadne Labs. In this role, Amy works with the Chief Medical Officer to refine and steward Ariadne’s approach to program strategy and project management across the Ariadne Arc, as we strive for delivering our work with excellence. Amy works closely with Ariadne’s program teams to ensure all projects are delivered on time, on scope and on budget. Amy also actively champions the “Ariadne Way of Project Management” by ensuring all levels of project managers are trained and have access to our project methodology. In addition, Amy acts as a strategic thought partner for programs by serving as a resource for strategic decision making and partnership identification, with a particular emphasis on assessing opportunities for cross-program, multi-solution opportunities to accelerate and further the spread and impact of Ariadne Labs solutions.
Carrie Main is the Finance Director. Carrie provides leadership to the finance and grants team. In addition, Carrie will coordinate Ariadne Lab’s financial operations, policy development, budgeting, planning and analysis functions, working collaboratively in a team setting to provide Ariadne Labs with comprehensive, strategic financial support. She serves as primary liaison to our parent institutions and to the programs and platforms on general financial issues.
Senior Scientist, Research Methodologist
Kate Miller, PhD, MPH, is a Senior Scientist on the Science & Technology platform. Kate supports quantitative research designs, statistical analyses and mixed-methods approaches across Ariadne’s research portfolio, and takes a lead role in the support of scientific rigor at the Labs. Kate infuses her daily work with data visualization, the joy of discovery, and the occasional highly tasteful joke.
Chief Talent Officer and Director of Internal Operations
Kit Nichols is Chief Talent Officer and Director of Internal Operations, guiding our strategy and processes for recruiting and retaining faculty and staff of the highest caliber.
Director, Primary Health Care
Dan Schwarz, MD MPH is the Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs. Dan brings over a decade of global experience in healthcare delivery.
Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Dan served as the Executive Director, and then Chief Medical Officer for Possible (www.possiblehealth.org), in which role he helped to build and lead an innovative public private partnership for healthcare delivery with the Nepali Ministry of Health. This work now spans multiple districts throughout Nepal, providing both facility- and community-based services to over 500,000 people. Now at Ariadne, Dan continues to serve as a Strategic Adviser to the organization and the Nepali government.
Director, BetterBirth Program
Katherine Semrau, PhD, MPH, is director of the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. As Program Director, Dr. Semrau oversees the research and execution of the BetterBirth Program which aims to improve the quality of care, minimize complications, and end the preventable deaths of women and newborns through effective implementation of evidence-based, scalable solutions at the frontline of care. Katherine is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Epidemiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of Global Health Equity.
Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative
Neel Shah, MD, MPP, is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs. His team is currently collaborating with hospitals across the United States, and using methods from design, systems engineering, and management to reduce the epidemic of avoidable c-sections.
Director, Science and Technology Platform
Robbie Singal, DrPH, is the Director of the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. As Director, she oversees the teams in designing, testing, and implementing interventions developed at Ariadne Labs.
Director of Communications
Brigid is Ariadne Labs’ Director of Communications. She is a strategic communications advisor recognized for strategies that drive transformation, build brand equity, and strengthen stakeholder relationships. Working with CEOs, heads of state, NGOs and Fortune 100 companies, she has spent the last 15 years developing individual and organizational narratives and marketing complex ideas to sophisticated audiences.
Before joining Ariadne Labs, she was a Vice President at global communications consultancy, Weber Shandwick, where she specialized in healthcare and social impact clients such Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Aetna, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, MilliporeSigma, Foundation Medicine and Wellesley College, among others.
Assistant Director of Project Management, BetterBirth Program
Danielle Tuller, MHS, is the Assistant Director of Program Management for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she works with the Program Director to establish the BetterBirths program’s vision and long-term strategy. She oversees program execution by developing, communicating, and sustaining program initiatives, and by managing internal and external partnerships. She oversees a team of individuals towards ensuring all projects in the portfolio are managed on-budget, on time and with optimal clarity.
Director, Better Evidence Lead
Dr. Weintraub is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and an Associate Faculty member of Ariadne Labs leading the Better Evidence project. Rebecca practices internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Associate Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative
Amber Weiseth DNP, RNC-OB is the Associate Director for the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) at Ariadne Labs, where she oversees the design, measurement, and implementation of the Team Birth Project, a care process innovation designed to improve the safety and dignity of childbirth.