Reena Aggarwal MBBChir, MSc is a UK trained obstetrician and gynecologist and research fellow on the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs where she is working on the developing an intervention to address the harmful overuse of cesarean delivery in the United States.
Margaret Ben-Or, MPH, is a Project Manager on the Project Management Platform, ensuring projects are successfully delivered in terms of scope, schedule, and resources. In this role, she supports a number of projects: the CRICO-funded work focused on reducing health care system expansion risks to patient safety; a project investigating the links between hospital management practices and ability to implement large scale quality improvement projects; and a research project exploring the use of Smartphone data to improve preoperative counseling and postoperative care. Margaret also sits on the Communications Team as a writer, covering the work happening across the organization. She previously served as a Project Manager for the Serious Illness Care Program.
Emily Benotti, MPH, is a project manager on the Global Access team. In this role, she supports the dissemination of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist and other administrative and logistical duties as defined by the scope of the project. Emily is also a member of the Science and Technology Platform where she assists programs with their qualitative methods initiatives.
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, is the Associate Director of the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In addition, Rachelle is Director of Quality Initiatives, Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and is a faculty member at Harvard Medical School. Rachelle is board certified in Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics, and Internal Medicine; she is the recipient of two Geriatric Academic Career Awards from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Rachelle led a successful initiative to increase access to palliative care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and her team earned the Partners in Excellence Award for these efforts. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH, is the Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs. He leads Ariadne’s efforts on the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, a joint effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The World Bank, the World Health Organization, and The Results for Development Institute. This initiative aims to measure in both traditional and novel ways primary care functions and performance within low and middle income partner countries, with the goal of understanding variation in performance and tailoring improvement initiatives to address and narrow gaps. He also leads Ariadne’s implementation efforts with the World Bank in Estonia around risk-stratified care management, as well as other integrated care efforts globally.
Jody Blackwell is the Digital Media Coordinator for the Communications team. She manages Ariadne’s growing roster of social media channels, disseminating Ariadne’s research, engagement and advocacy to an expanding global audience of practitioners, journalists, policymakers and citizens.
Lauren Bobay, MPH is a Project Manager on the BetterBirth Team. In this role Lauren helps ensure the BetterBirth program is delivered on time, on scope and on budget through management of program research processes, data analysis and publication plans, subcontractor management and day to day coordination, and budget management.
Lisa Bokuniewicz is the Operations Assistant at Ariadne Labs. In this role she supports the Operations team, including the Chief Operating Officer and the People Development division of the Operations team.
Andrew Caldwell works on the Finance Team as the Financial and Budget Administrator. Andrew’s duties include coordinating the annual budgeting process, performing financial analysis and modeling to forecast revenue, expenses, and income. He also works to develop ad-hoc reports, statements and presentations within the Adaptive Financial System. Andrew regularly meets with leadership and program managers to review budget versus actuals and key discussion points, and makes strategic recommendations on updates to financial projections.
Susan Czajak is a Project Manager on the Science & Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. She works across all projects implementing repeatable software processes. These processes are designed to incrementally improve the organization’s capability to deliver projects more efficiently and at a higher quality.
Sharelle Davis is the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides a wide range of administrative support surrounding education, research, and implementation projects. Sharelle also provides senior support to Dr. Susan Block, Director of the Serious Illness Care Program.
Kyle Engelman is a Project Manager at Ariadne Labs and will be joining the BetterBirth Program to support the team as they finish the Randomized Control Trial in India, disseminate results, and focus on next steps for research and implementation. In particular, she will work on the communications and advocacy, funding, and day-to-day management of the program.
Jocie Fifield, MPH, is a research assistant on the Primary Health Care team. In this role she primarily works on knowledge management and the Solution Strategies Packages for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Jocie worked as a data analyst at Physicians for Reproductive Health, studying the impact of conscientious objection to abortion legislation on access to services in Europe.
Jennifer Fisher-Bowman, MSHI, is a Database Architect on the Science & Technology Platform. She designs and optimizes the data infrastructure for the storage, manipulation, and analysis of data across all projects. This includes creating a scalable infrastructure that is secure, reliable, easy-to-maintain and easy-to-use.
Grace Galvin, MPH, manages the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Grace is responsible for the day-to-day team and project management as well as compliance and strategic planning for DDI’s portfolio of projects that target harmful overuse of clinical interventions, specifically cesarean deliveries. Grace is responsible for projects associated with the design and management of labor and delivery units, patient engagement in quality analytics data, and the design and test of an intervention to support appropriate use of cesarean sections. Grace also supports the Chief Project Officer with special projects related to program management. In the past, Grace worked as a research and project assistant for the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and Harvard Youth Violence Prevention Center.
Olaf Geerse, BSc, is an MD/PhD-student from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Olaf will spend 9-12 months at Ariadne Labs working as a research fellow with data obtained throughout the Serious Illness Care Program. Throughout his MD/PhD, he is studying the effectiveness of end-of-life care and the integration of (earlier) supportive care services for patients with cancer. Afterwards he hopes to either work as a Medical or Pulmonary oncologist. Here at Ariadne Labs, Olaf aims to learn more about the organizational aspects of palliative care in both a hospital as well as a public health setting.
Emily George, RN, BSN, MPH, is a Clinical Implementation Specialist and Nurse Liaison on the Implementation Platform where she provides clinical expertise in designing, testing, and delivering effective quality improvement solutions and implementation plans for our solutions and partners. She most recently completed several implementation trainings for the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist in Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia and Mexico. Additionally, Emily is co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, a member of the Activities Committee, and a member of the Ariadne Labs band.
Sergey Goryachev, MS, is Software Developer at Ariadne Labs. As a member of the Science & Technology Platform, Sergey provides active programming and analytical support for Ariadne Labs projects.
Caroline Grogan, MSc, is a Senior Program Manager at Ariadne Labs. In this role she manages two of Ariadne Labs’ surgical safety projects and serves as the interim Senior Program Manager for the Serious Illness Care Program.
Susan Haas, MD, MSc, is co-PI for Ariadne Labs’ CRICO-funded work focused on reducing health care system expansion risks to patient safety. She is an obstetrician gynecologist who brings long experience in the realm of health system affiliation having led the expansion of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (HVMA) ObGyn services into Harvard University Health Services in 2013, managed the ongoing relationship of HVMA ObGyn services at Dedham Medical, and planned for the redeployment of physicians, midwives, and patients out of BWH and into four other hospitals in 2014. As co-PI, Susan oversees the planning and execution of the expansion risks work.
Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. is a faculty member in the Safe Surgery Program at Ariadne Labs. His work has focused on the implementation of Crisis Checklists for critical event management in the operating room and beyond. He is also a founding Board Member of Lifebox USA, working on Lifebox safe surgery programs around the world, with a particular focus in Latin America.
Alex Haynes, MD, MPH, is Director for the Safe Surgery Program at Ariadne Labs and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on improving surgical care delivery through improved measurement and implementation of quality improvement initiatives. His work bridges environments as diverse as acute care hospitals in South Carolina, where he has been involved in the Safe Surgery 2015 collaborative, to ambulatory surgery centers across the country, as well as hospitals and health systems around the globe. In collaboration with colleagues from the Harvard Business School, he is running a study to investigate the links between hospital management practices and ability to implement large scale quality improvement projects, funded with a research grant from the Rx Foundation. He is also a practicing surgical oncologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Natalie Henrich, PhD, MPH, is the Associate Director of the Science & Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Natalie collaborates with project teams to promote high quality science in all phases of their work. She is also involved in supporting, strengthening, and increasing awareness of science and evaluation across the organization. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Natalie was a research scientist and program evaluator at the Center for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences in Vancouver, Canada.
Lisa Hirschhorn, MD, MPH is a Senior Advisor for the Primary Health Care program at Ariadne Labs. She currently serves as a Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University in the Feinberg School of Medicine and Affiliate Faculty at Ariadne Labs. Prior to her appointment at Northwestern, Dr. Hirschhorn was the director of the Implementation and Improvement Science Platform at Ariadne Labs and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. In this role, Dr. Hirschhorn helped to scale-up and expand the implementation of the effective interventions developed by the programmatic research at Ariadne Labs. Trained in infectious disease and public health, she has worked for three decades to study and improve the effectiveness and quality of care in the US and LMICs in HIV, primary care, maternal and child health and NCDs. Her work has also focused on developing capacity and more effective methods for monitoring and evaluation to improve access, utilization, equity and outcomes of care in the United States and internationally. Most recently she was co-PI on the Africa Health Initiative health systems strengthening project in Rwanda designed to strengthen and study more effective primary health care delivery in two rural districts. She is widely published in the areas of implementation and improvement science.
Molly Hughes is the People Operations Manager at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides a wide range of human resources support including employee relations, talent management initiatives, recruiting, and execution of core HR processes and programs.
Brooke Huskey, MPH, is the Program Manager for the Primary Health Care program at Ariadne Labs. Under the leadership of Dr. Asaf Bitton, Brooke manages projects in the primary health care portfolio including the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, the China Health Study, and a pilot program on risk-stratified care management with the World Bank in Estonia.
Andrew Juraschek is the Operations Coordinator at Ariadne Labs, helping manage the organization’s core operations and administrative infrastructure to support Ariadne’s programs and platforms and advance its strategic initiatives.
Amanda Jurczak is Program Coordinator to the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs, and is responsible for managing various BetterBirth Program processes, as well as administrative and logistical matters including coordination of operation needs and external communications for the BetterBirth Team.
Nabihah Kara, MSc, MLA, is the Senior Implementation Specialist of the Implementation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In her role, Nabihah assists in developing, supporting, and promoting successful implementation and evaluation of checklist-based quality improvement programs, and facilitating access to programs and materials to help diffuse Ariadne Labs’ work to the global healthcare community.
Ami Karlage is a Research Assistant to Dr. Atul Gawande at Ariadne Labs. She performs background research, fact checking, and other functions in support of his writing projects. She also collaborates with the Science & Technology Platform to advance and improve literature review and manuscript writing at Ariadne Labs.
Jane Kavanagh is the Serious Illness Care Program, Implementation Manager at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Jane oversees the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the Program at three health systems and manages the research efforts of the large randomized controlled trial testing the effectiveness of the Serious Illness Conversation Guide at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Anna Kennedy is a Project Assistant for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides logistical, operational, and programmatic support for the Implementation Collaborative. Anna also supports the development of the monitoring and evaluation plan for the Program.
Janaka Lagoo, MD, is a post-doctoral research fellow at Ariadne Labs. Her primary research interests are the implementation of surgical checklists and other pressing patient safety and access issues in surgery, both domestically and internationally. She is also currently pursuing an MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Joshua Lakin, MD, is a member of the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Josh supports the expansion of the Serious Illness Communication Program.
Daniela Lamas, MD, is a pulmonary and critical care fellow who is also working on the Serious Illness Care Program.
Stu Lipsitz, ScD, is a biostatistician at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Stu supports the data requirements for the various programs at Ariadne Labs.
Kurt Lowery is a Project Manager supporting a portfolio of projects, including the CRICO-funded work focused on reducing health care system expansion risks to patient safety; a project investigating the links between hospital management practices and ability to implement large scale quality improvement projects; and a research project exploring the use of Smartphone data to improve preoperative counseling and postoperative care.
Erlyn Rachelle Macarayan, PhD, is a research fellow working with the Primary Health Care program at Ariadne Labs and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with the Lancet Commission on High Quality Health Systems. Her work focuses on data analytics and manuscript generation in the areas of quality of care, primary health care, and health systems research.
Carrie Main is the Associate Director for Finance. 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.
Francine Maloney, MPH, is an Implementation Specialist on the Implementation Platform where she provides expertise in designing, testing, and delivering effective quality improvement and implementation plans across all of our solutions and partners.
Ernest Mandel, MD, SM, is a Faculty Investigator on the Serious Illness Care Program, and is working to expand the Serious Illness Communication Program to the end-stage kidney disease (dialysis) population.
Anup Mankar supports the Science & Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. Working across all projects at Ariadne Labs, Anup collaborates with individuals and organizations to help build tools to spark healthcare innovation. Serving as the bridge between researchers, software developers, and the visionaries at Ariadne Labs, Anup helps facilitate communication and ensures effective execution of Ariadne Labs initiatives.
Megan Marx Delaney, RN, MSN, MPH is a Quality Improvement Specialist for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Megan supports the scale up of the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist in Uttar Pradesh, India and works to continuously improve the quality of both research and intervention activities.
Kate Miller, PhD, MPH, is the Research Methodologist on the Science & Technology platform at Ariadne Labs. Kate supports quantitative research designs, statistical analyses and mixed-methods approaches across Ariadne’s research portfolio. Kate infuses her daily work with data visualization, the joy of discovery, and the occasional highly tasteful joke.
Rose Molina is an obstetrician/gynecologist at The Dimock Center and BIDMC and has joined the Childbirth team at Ariadne Labs as a research fellow. She will be working primarily on the Systems Engineering project and will also provide clinical perspectives and support to the other ongoing Childbirth projects.
Alexandra Morin is an Administrative Assistant at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she performs a variety of administrative duties to help support the office of Atul Gawande, the Executive Director and founder of Ariadne Labs.
Brandon Neal, MPH, is a Statistical Analyst on the Science & Technology Platform team at Ariadne Labs. As a part of this Platform he provides support to all Ariadne Labs’ Programs through manipulating datasets, performing statistical analyses, and working alongside study teams to communicate the process and results. Brandon also is a member of the Activity Committee at Ariadne Labs. As part of the Activity Committee he works with others to plan, organize and carry out social events for the entire Ariadne Labs community. Brandon also plays the drums for the Ariadne Labs’ Band.
Bridget Neville, MPH, is a Senior Statistical Analyst at Ariadne Labs. As a member of the Science & Technology Platform team, she works across all Ariadne Labs’ Programs. Specifically, she creates and manipulates datasets, performs statistical analysis, and works with study teams to communicate process and results.
Christine Nganga MBA is an analyst on the Finance team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she will provide organization-wide support in disbursement management, financial budgeting and reporting.
Lauren Nisotel is the Project Coordinator for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In her role, she provides logistical, operational, and programmatic support to the various projects under the Serious Illness Care Program.
Deborah O’Neil is the director of communications and she leads Ariadne Labs global strategic communications, handling media relations, branding and marketing, and social media.
Jo Paladino, MD is a Palliative Care physician on faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ariadne Labs. Jo earned her B.A. from Boston University and M.D from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. In her current role, Jo coordinates the implementation efforts for the Serious Illness Care randomized trial in ten disease centers and two satellite locations at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In addition, Jo’s work on implementation and strategy supports the expansion of the Serious Illness Care Program to achieve successful spread to additional healthcare settings. Jo also works on curriculum development to train colleagues of all disciplines in serious illness communication.
Tanya Palit Husain, MA, is Executive Assistant at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she assists the Ariadne Labs staff with administrative tasks related to external affairs, scheduling and travel. She also provides executive support to Dr. Atul Gawande, the founder and Executive Director of Ariadne Labs.
Avery Plough is a Research Analyst on the Delivery Decisions Initiative investigating the recent increase in cesarean delivery rates in the United States and ways to prevent overtreatment of mothers and babies. In this role, she designed a novel survey instrument to assess labor and delivery management practices and interviewed over 120 clinical managers across the United States using the instrument. She is currently working on incorporating these management findings into an intervention to address cesarean delivery rates and supporting extensions of the Delivery Decisions projects around labor floor design and patient engagement.
Hannah Ratcliffe, MSc, is a Research Specialist on the Primary Health Care team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Hannah works across Ariadne’s portfolio of primary health care projects including the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, the China Health Study, and a pilot program on risk-stratified care management with the World Bank in Estonia. Hannah’s focus is on developing novel ways of measuring primary health care functions and patient experience of care in low and middle-income countries and conducting research to understand variation in performance of primary health care systems in order to generate evidence-based pathways to catalyze improvement efforts. She also is a member of the Science & Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs.
Rebecca Robert is a Development and Communications Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides support to the Director of Development and the External Relations Manager on various tasks, and assists with multiple fundraising assignments.
Amber Rucker is the Project Coordinator to the Delivery Decision Initiative researching high rates of cesarean delivery in the United States and investigating ways to safely reduce unnecessary cesareans. In her role, she provides logistical, operational, and programmatic support to the various projects under the Delivery Decisions Initiative.
Jim Sachetta, ALM, is the Project Manager for Communications. In this role, Jim manages Ariadne Labs’ web presence, media relations, branding and marketing, and social media. He also manages the Operating Room Crisis Checklist project. Jim is responsible for Ariadne Labs’ websites and online tools and is working across the lab to help share the story of our work. Prior to this role, Jim spent more than 4 years on the Safe Surgery team and coordinated checklist implementation activities and curriculum across the surgery projects.
Raffaella Sadun, PhD, MSc, is a Spark Grantee of Ariadne Labs and is focusing her research on the relationship between economics of productivity, management, and organizational change in hospitals.
Justin Sanders, MD, MSc, is an associate faculty with the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, where his work focuses on disparities in care of the seriously ill.
Dan Schwarz MD, MPH is the Associate Director of Primary Health Care at Ariadne Labs.
Dan brings to the team over a decade of global experience in facility- and community-based healthcare delivery. Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Dan served as the Executive Director and then Chief Medical Officer for Possible Health (www.possiblehealth.org), which works in an innovative public-private partnership with the Nepali Ministry of Health providing integrated community and facility-based health care for nearly 250,000 residents in rural Nepal.
Kizzy Scott is a Senior Grants Manager on the Finance Team at Ariadne Labs. She manages a portfolio of sponsored research grants and unrestricted accounts. In this capacity, she also provides financial management of Ariadne Labs’ programs and projects, which include grant preparation and budget development, budget analysis, financial projections, and reporting.
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.
Robbie Singal, DrPH, is the Senior Manager for both the Safe Surgery Program and the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. As Senior Manager, she supports the teams in designing, testing, and implementing interventions developed at Ariadne Labs.
Ian Solsky, MD, is a surgical resident who is completing a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Safe Surgery Program. In this role, Ian will contribute to the design and implementation of various research projects aimed to improve surgical care.
Shreyas Srinath, MS, is the Senior Information Systems Developer at Ariadne Labs. He joins the Science & Technology Platform team to Design, develop and maintain scalable applications, data, and infrastructure to serve across multiple projects.
Courtney Staples is the Graphic Designer at Ariadne Labs. She collaborates with programs and teams across the organization to develop communications and branding materials, printed and digital publications, infographics, and other visuals.
Lina Stolyar is the Project Coordinator for the Primary Health Care team. In her role, she assists with the development and management of program materials, provides event coordination for on-site and international events, and assists with calendar management for the Director of Primary Health Care.
Laura Subramanian is the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she leads the development of monitoring and evaluation plans for Ariadne Labs’ programs, including protocol development, identifying indicators and data sources, supporting mixed methods analysis, and promoting utilization of data for quality improvement. She also collaborates with technology staff to design, develop, and implement effective data feedback systems for near-real- time monitoring of Ariadne Labs’ programs and supports effective data capture for the use of learning, scaling, and dissemination.
Danielle Tuller, MHS, is Senior Program Manager for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she directs operational and management aspects of the BetterBirth Program, ensuring that all aspects of the project are managed on-budget, on time and with optimal clarity, including program deliverables and relationships with subcontractors.
Liz Wilson, MBA, is a Senior Grants Manager on the finance team at Ariadne Labs. She manages a portfolio of sponsored research projects and unrestricted accounts. Her responsibilities include budget development and proposal submission, budget analysis, financial projections, and reporting.