Iman is a Research Assistant on the Better Evidence team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides research support through targeted literature reviews to inform ongoing studies and helps coordinate research efforts across stakeholders. In addition to working on Better Evidence research, Iman also works on teaching cases and course development for The Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University.
Griffith Bell, PhD, MPH supports quantitative research designs, statistical analyses, and mixed-methods approaches across Ariadne’s research portfolio. Dr. Bell’s interests include innovative research designs, Epidemiologic methods, impact evaluation, and quality of care, as well as environmental and reproductive health.
Margaret Ben-Or, MPH, is the business development manager on the Revenue Team reporting to the COO. In this role, Margaret supports revenue strategy creation and execution to sustain the design, test, and spread of innovative tools and solutions across Ariadne’s programs, projects, and platforms. She works with teams to identify and assess funding opportunities and partnerships, cultivate relationships with funders and other partners, and develop and submit concept notes, letters of intent, and proposals. Margaret also leads efforts to develop or revise the internal processes that support business development. Prior to joining the Revenue Team, Margaret served as a project manager on the Project Management Platform and writer on the Communications Team.
Emily Benotti, MPH, is a qualitative research specialist on the Science & Technology Platform. In this role, she advises project teams on the development of qualitative data collection tools as well as the coding, analysis, and reporting process. As a member of the S&T Platform, she collaborates with teams working at various points throughout the health care continuum, from safe childbirth to end of life care.
Rachelle Bernacki, MD, MS, is the Lead Faculty, Community of Practice, 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.
Stephanie Blitzer is a Project Coordinator for the Rural Home Hospital Initiative (RHH) at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides programmatic, operational, and logistical support to the RHH team.
Lauren Bobanski, MPH is a Project Manager on the BetterBirth team supporting a portfolio of projects. When Lauren joined Ariadne Labs four years ago she worked on the BetterBirth trial testing the WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist in Uttar Pradesh India. Following the study completion Lauren’s primary role is to sheppard projects born out of the study findings. These projects have been designed in collaboration with global partners and policymakers in low- and middle-income countries to translate findings into improvement strategies.
In this role Lauren creates project approaches and scale up strategies, maximizes the use of resources and ensures project delivery with excellence and efficiency. A critical component of Lauren’s role is leveraging human resources and Ariadne’s various expertise with the appropriate level of breadth and depth. Finally, Lauren is responsible for aligning projects with
Ariadne’s Arc Framework and guiding teams through the ever challenging decisions between projects goals, rigor and resource realities.
Lisa Bokuniewicz is the Talent Development Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In this role she manages the critical back office functions of the Talent Team that keep Ariadne Labs HR Operations running smoothly.
Amani Bright is a Project Coordinator on the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) team, where she provides programmatic, research, and management support for the Nurse Impact and TeamBirth projects.
Sharelle Davis is the Senior Operations Assistant for Ariadne Labs. She works closely with the rest of the Operations Team to maintain both front line and behind the scenes support of Ariadne Labs’ platforms and programs. In this role, Sharelle supports the daily functioning of the organization and provides high-level administrative support across the Lab.
Eesha Desai is a Research Assistant on the Primary Health Care team. In this role, she works primarily on the research and development of new primary health care measurements, and on the refinement of the Progression Model for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative.
Meghna Desai, MPH, is a Senior Research Assistant on the Science & Technology Platform. In this role she provides research, technical, and content expertise across Ariadne’s portfolio of projects.
Amanda DiMeo is a Senior Project Coordinator on the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) program team, where she provides support across the DDI portfolio of projects.
Claire is the Senior Project and Implementation Coordinator for the Better Evidence team. In this role, she manages the implementation of Better Evidence at medical schools and associated facilities across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Stacey Irwin Downey is the Strategic Transition Lead for the Serious Illness Care Program. In this role she works with the Program to develop their strategy and manage the team around execution of this strategy.
Nora Downey is a Project Manager for the Serious Illness Care Program. In this role, she supports a portfolio of projects which aim to implement the Serious Illness Care Program in a variety of health systems.
Jocie is a Research Manager on the Delivery Decisions Initiative team where she leads the Expecting More project, a national campaign to change the narrative about childbirth and highlight the role that every individual and institution has in supporting growing families in the United States. She also contributes to the Cities Challenge project. Previously, Jocie was on the Primary Health Care team where she led the development of the Improvement Strategies Model for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative.
Eliza Fishman is the Project Coordinator for the BetterBirth Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role she provides logistical, operational and programmatic support to the Betterbirth Program – including calendar management, meeting minutes, agenda and action item maintenance, expense reports, external communication and maintaining the programs research protocols under the Institutional Review Board(IRB).
Erik Fromme, MD, MCR, Faculty, Serious Illness Care Program.
Stephen Goss is a Business Systems Analyst with the operations team. He is an administrator for Salesforce, Slack, Google Apps, and other systems. He delivers trainings and creates business process documentation as needed, among other systems-related tasks.
Leigh T. Graham, PhD, is the Scientific Lead, Cities Challenge for the Delivery Decisions Initiative and a Visiting Scientist at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is leading a new effort to develop cities as platforms for maternal and family well-being, bringing together best practices in evidence-based policy design and evaluation from urban planning and public health.
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.
Lucy Hartshorn is a Senior Research Assistant on the Primary Health Care team. In this role, she works primarily on the refinement and implementation of the Progression Model for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative.
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.
Molly Hughes is the Employee Experience 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.
Amanda Jurczak is Senior Research Coordinator on the Science and Technology Platform. She spends a majority of her time providing technical and programmatic support to the Ariadne Labs Atlas Initiative. Amanda earned a B.A. in Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and obtained her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Miina is the Delivery Support Specialist for the Better Evidence team. In this role, she manages implementation of the Better Evidence for Training program at medical schools across Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the Better Evidence for Providers program at health care facilities around the world.
Ami Karlage is the Writing Specialist at Ariadne Labs. As a member of the Science & Technology Platform, she works with program and project teams to strengthen the interpretation and contextualization of scientific results and to improve research manuscripts, other scientific writing products, and non-research writing.
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 is the Senior Project Coordinator for the Primary Health Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she provides programmatic, management, and research support to a variety of projects on the Primary Health Care team. Anna also serves as a co-chair of Ariadne’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
June-Ho Kim, MD, MPH is a faculty member with the Primary Health Care program at Ariadne Labs, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of General Medicine & Primary Care. As the technical lead for the Research & Development work under the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, he leads the development of novel indicators and data collection tools to measure the delivery of primary health care in low and middle-income countries and disseminate insights to key stakeholders and policymakers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he has led Ariadne’s efforts to identify and share global lessons in infection prevention & control from positive outlier countries. June-Ho also practices primary care and internal medicine in Boston with clinical and research interests in innovations in chronic disease management and payment policies for low-income populations as well as health disparities among vulnerable populations, including patients with HIV, hepatitis C, and opioid use disorder.
Joshua Lakin serves as the clinical lead for the Serious Illness Care Program at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, both in primary care and general inpatient medicine settings. His recent research focuses on the implementation of the program in non-cancer settings. He plays a key role in the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs, working to develop and evaluate simpler approaches for driving more, better, and earlier conversations about goals and values with seriously ill patients and their families.
Daniela Lamas is a Pulmonary and Critical Care physician at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Faculty at Ariadne Labs, where she works with the Serious Illness Care Program. Her clinical and research areas of focus are in long-term critical care survivorship, palliative care in the ICU and decision-making surrounding chronic critical illness.
Emily Lincoln is the Social Media Specialist at Ariadne Labs. She collaborates with the programs and teams across the organization to develop strategic communications for Ariadne Labs’ social media. She is responsible for fostering our brand voice and increasing our reach and engagement across social media platforms.
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.
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.
Erin McCarville, DrPH, MPH is a Senior Technical Specialist with the Momentum Knowledge Accelerator (MKA) project. In this role she oversees strategy and implementation for MAKLab, an innovation lab for the USAID MOMENTUM suite of awards.
Grady McGuire is the Senior Operations Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. He works closely with Ariadne’s Chief Operations Officer and the rest of the Operations team to ensure the smooth workflow of Ariadne Labs’ platforms and programs. His work touches many components of information systems, building facilities, and supporting a positive office culture.
Namita Seth Mohta, MD, is a physician executive with expertise in health care delivery transformation. Dr. Mohta is faculty at Ariadne Labs, a health system innovation lab at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she is part of the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP). She supports the scale and spread of initiatives that improve outcomes for patients with serious illness.
Rose Molina, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School. She works as a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist at The Dimock Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She completed the Global Women’s Health Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and obtained a Master of Public Health in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
George Molina, MD, MPH is a Surgical Oncologist in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an Associate Faculty in the Safe Surgery Safe Systems Program at Ariadne Labs. His research in the lab centers on using health systems innovations to improve safety, quality, and equity in surgical care. As part of his training in General Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, he completed a two-year post-graduate research fellowship at Ariadne Labs. During this time he worked on projects in health systems innovation and research, global surgery modeling, surgical safety culture in inpatient and ambulatory settings, and impact of a surgical safety checklist program.
Angelika currently works as a research intern on the TeamBirth project at Ariadne Labs. Angelika is a dedicated health advocate with academic interests grounded in health sociology, global health, health policy, and clinical medicine with specific attention to qualitative humanistic approaches in science and technology.
Rachel Moyal-Smith, MS, PA-C is a Clinical Implementation Specialist on the Implementation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Rachel partners with program managers and investigators across Ariadne Labs in designing, testing, and spreading of quality improvement and implementation solutions to healthcare systems within the United States and globally.
Aizpea Murphy is the Administrative Assistant on the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI) team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Aizpea provides administrative support to the Director, Associate Director and the rest of the DDI team.
Bridget Neville, MPH, is the Data Science Platform Manager on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she manages the work of the Data Science Team (also known as the Stats folks!) as they collaborate with all Ariadne Labs’ Programs. In addition to her management role, she also still enjoys creating and manipulating datasets, performing statistical analysis, and working with study teams to communicate process and results.
Christine Nganga, MBA is the Accounting Manager on the Finance team at Ariadne Labs. Christine manages operational accounting for the Lab. In this role, she is responsible for payments, reimbursements, corporate cards, contracting and ensures that transactions comply with organizational processes and policies.
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.
Nikhil Panda MD MPH (“Panda”) is Core Faculty on the Safe Surgery/Safe Systems team. His research is primarily in HealthPrism, a portfolio of quantitative and qualitative projects evaluating the use and implementation of mobile health technologies in surgery. Outside of Ariadne, Panda is a General and Cardiothoracic Surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. At home, Panda, his wife (Anuja) and daughter (Amara) love to explore the North Shore and cook, bake, and grill everything and anything.
Chloe Pangonis is the Grants Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Chloe assists with processing and tracking invoice payments, managing corporate cards and assisting senior grant managers with projects and proposals as needed.
Jason Pradarelli, MD, MS, is a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Safe Surgery Fellow at Ariadne Labs. He is passionate about finding better ways for practicing surgeons to learn new procedures and skills after graduating from residency/fellowship. His projects at Ariadne include surgical coaching, new surgical device safety with Johnson & Johnson, and physician onboarding in the context of health system expansions.
Button Ricarte, MD, is a Research Manager on the Primary Health Care team of Ariadne Labs. He leads the development of knowledge resources for multi-partner engagements such as the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative, through the learning workstream. Button also collaborates with policymakers and technical officers from diverse low- and middle-income countries.
Before joining Ariadne Labs, Button worked as researcher in the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, where their team developed guidance documents for the WHO on primary health care, health emergencies, and health in fragile and conflict-affected states. Prior to ITM, he was a health policy researcher who helped design and lobby for the Universal Health Care Law in the Philippines. Button also worked as a community physician at the Smokey Mountain dumpsite in Manila, and has since worked for government, academia, NGOs, and the private sector. Button earned both his undergraduate and doctor of medicine degrees from the University of the Philippines – Manila.
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.
Joey Ross, MPA, is a Project Manager at Ariadne Labs where he supports a portfolio of early stage projects as they move through Ariadne Lab’s design phase of prototype and implementation plan development. In this role, Joey works with teams to structure their research priorities and approach, plan and execute rapid cycle feedback, and maximize the expertise and resources of Ariadne Labs and external partners to ensure projects are delivered with excellence and efficiency.
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.
Arjola Sadikaj is the Finance Assistant at the Ariadne Labs. In this role Arjola assists the Finance Team with processing and tracking invoice payments, preparation and review of staff reimbursement, purchasing and corporate card transactions. She works closely with Research and Finance Teams to confirm appropriate cost allocation.
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.
Stephanie Schorow is a part-time Writing and Communications Coordinator who assists the Ariadne Labs Communications team in producing copy for reports, press releases, the Web, social media and other outlets.
Buki Sihlongonyane is a Project Coordinator for the Serious Illness Care Program (SICP) at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she contributes to various SICP projects by providing programmatic, operational and logistical support.
Trey Sinyard is a general surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Safe Surgery Fellow at Ariadne Labs. His work at Ariadne is focused on adult learning as it applies to performance improvement through surgical coaching as well as organizational change management and healthcare implementation science.
Trey studied finance at the University of Georgia before obtaining his MD and MBA from Duke University. He began his surgical residency in Boston in 2017.
Lauren Spigel, MPH, is a Research Specialist on the Science and Technology platform. In this role, Lauren provides technical support across Ariadne Lab’s program teams, focusing on qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Prior to joining Ariadne Labs, Lauren was a Senior Associate for Monitoring and Evaluation on USAID’s Saving Mothers, Giving Life and Maternal and Child Survival Program, providing monitoring, evaluation and research support to several country programs. Before that, Lauren worked in the digital health startup space, where she incorporated human centered design, formative research and M&E concepts into digital health projects.
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.
Laura Subramanian is the Senior Specialist, Monitoring and Evaluation 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.
Esther Velásquez, ScD, MSW, MPH is a mixed methods researcher and a member of the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. She supports multiple projects across the lab on study design, tool development, quantitative, and qualitative analyses. Her primary research interests include social epidemiologic research methods, innovative strategies for addressing social determinants of health inequities, and interdisciplinary solutions in behavioral health.
Linda Vesel, PhD MPH is the Scientific Lead of the Low Birthweight Infant Feeding Exploration (LIFE) study at Ariadne Labs. She provides technical, strategic and day-to-day management of the LIFE study and it’s team in India, Malawi, Tanzania and the United States; and serves as a strategic thought partner to the Director of the BetterBirth program. Linda is an experienced global health researcher and epidemiologist with expertise in designing, implementing, evaluating and managing maternal, newborn and child health interventions in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Freddy is a Grants Coordinator on the Ariadne Labs Finance team providing an array of financial services that include budget preparation, invoice processing and payments, corporate card and out of pocket reimbursements, and expense reconciliation.
Daniel Waldroop is the Project and Partnerships Manager on the Better Evidence team at Ariadne Labs. In this role, he manages the team’s donor and partner relationships and ensures work is delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.
Jess Wiken is a research assistant on the Primary Health Care team. In this role, she primarily supports the improvement strategies packages and promising practices for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative.
Sam Woodbury is a systems analyst on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. He supports research teams across the Lab with technical scoping for projects, the development of systems and processes, and the alignment of technical efforts with project goals.
Nina Yuan, M.S. is the Computer Science Platform Manager on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she and her team work closely with the Labs’ programs and projects to enable, facilitate and advance the use of technology in public health research and healthcare delivery.