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.
Precision Population Health Initiative, Director of Strategy
Nic is Director of Strategy of the Precision Population Health initiative 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, Innovation Platform
Grace Galvin, MPH, is the Assistant Director of Project Management on the Innovation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Grace facilitates the use of human-centered design methods to accelerate the ideas of our teams and faculty into solutions. Grace manages our Spark Grant Program, Ariadne Labs’ mechanism to fund early stage ideas, and supports teams across the organization in the design phase of the Ariadne Arc model.
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.
Senior Scientist, Science and Technology Platform and Director, Atlas Initiative
Natalie Henrich, PhD, MPH is the Senior Scientist, Science and Technology Platform and Director, Atlas Initiative. 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.
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.
Assistant Director, Implementation Platform
Francine Maloney, MPH, is the Assistant Director for the Implementation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Francine facilitates the use of implementation and improvement science methods to accelerate the ideas of our teams and faculty into solutions. Francine manages platform staff and supports teams across the organization in the spread phase of the Ariadne Arc model.
In addition to providing direction to the platform, Francine leads the strategy efforts in integrating patients and caregivers into Ariadne Labs’ work; as well as serving as the senior ethical advisor to our faculty and staff.
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.
Assistant Director of Research, Primary Health Care
Hannah Ratcliffe, MSc, is a Assistant Director of Research on the Primary Health Care team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Hannah works across Ariadne’s portfolio of PHC projects, with a focus on developing and implementing novel ways of assessing primary health care system capacity and performance and working with global partners and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries to translate findings into prioritized improvement strategies as part of the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. Hannah has also worked on projects to better measure PHC facility management and patient experience of care in Ghana, to improve care management for high risk patients in Estonia, and to document lessons learned from PHC success stories around the world. Hannah has also served as a technical facilitator on global learning collaboratives as part of the Joint Learning Network.
Assistant Director of Project Management, Better Evidence
Julie Rosenberg, MPH, Assistant Director of Project Management, Better Evidence at Ariadne Labs, a program working to help current and future providers access the latest knowledge at the front lines of care delivery. With the Director, she is responsible for the scale-up strategy, for scholarly research and program operations, and for leveraging funding to maximize the impact of the program on patient outcomes.
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.
Assistant Director, Research Finance and Administration
Kizzy Scott, MBA is the Assistant Director, Research Finance and Administration on the Finance Team at Ariadne Labs. With over 15+ years of professional experience, she is responsible for the overall financial management, fiscal oversight and compliance for three research programs and unrestricted accounts. She works closely with the programs/platforms from proposal development to budget development to managing complex contract negotiations to invoice collection and account reconciliation in collaboration with Central Research Administration Offices at BWH and Harvard’s Office of Sponsored Programs. She also leads the post-award monitoring, budgeting forecasting, and reporting activities, ensuring compliance with hospital, university and sponsor policies. Kizzy also provides leadership and training to hospital/university faculty and staff, to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
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.
Assistant Director of Project Management, Safe Surgery Program
Yves Sonnay is the Assistant Director of Project Management, Safe Surgery Program. He supports leadership to create a scalable and sustainable portfolio of work for the program that includes efforts to improve the safety, accessibility, and appropriateness of surgical care around the world. In collaboration with the Director of the Safe Surgery Program, he provides both strategic and day-to-day guidance and support to members of the Safe Surgery team, both within Ariadne Labs and with the relevant external partners and stakeholders.
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
Rebecca Weintraub, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Rebecca leads Better Evidence and the COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery at Ariadne Labs. Dr. Weintraub is a practicing internist and vaccinator.
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.
Assistant Director, Research Finance and Administration
Liz Wilson, MBA is the Assistant Director, Research Finance and Administration on the Finance Team at Ariadne Labs. With over 18+ years of professional experience, she is responsible for the overall financial management, fiscal oversight and compliance for three research programs and unrestricted accounts. She works closely with the programs/platforms from proposal development to budget development to managing complex contract negotiations to invoice collection and account reconciliation in collaboration with Central Research Administration Offices at BWH and Harvard’s Office of Sponsored Programs. She also leads the post-award monitoring, budgeting forecasting, and reporting activities, ensuring compliance with hospital, university and sponsor policies. Liz also provides leadership and training to hospital/university faculty and staff, to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.