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.
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.
Pargol Borojerdi is a Project Assistant for the Delivery Decisions Initiative (DDI), where she supports the team’s daily functioning through calendar management, meeting minutes, agenda and action item maintenance, and expense reporting. She also directly manages the Director of DDI’s calendar and travel logistics.
Bolanle (Bola) Bukoye, MSPH, CPHQ is an Implementation Specialist on the Implementation Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Bola 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.
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.
Kevin is a Systems Engineer working part-time at Ariadne Labs on the Innovation team. He is responsible for applying engineering tools and methodologies to better understand complex processes and problems in healthcare.
Currently, Kevin also works as a Systems Engineer and Project Coordinator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Here, he is involved in leading a research project focused on reducing diagnostic errors in the inpatient hospital setting. Kevin’s previous work includes two 6-month internships at medical device manufacturing companies, and a research internship at Northeastern University’s Health Systems Engineering Institute.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christian Goodwin first joined Ariadne Labs as a research intern in May 2017. Since then, Christian has worked with Ariadne on a variety of projects and in a variety of roles. He currently serves as a research assistant on the Science & Technology Platform, where he supports the Spreading Teamwork Training Project, the Primary Health Care team, and the Systems Expansion project.
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.
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.
Lucy Hartshorn is a 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.
Becky Hawrusik, MS, is a Statistical Analyst on the Science & Technology Platform. As part of the S&T platform, she supports all of the programs at Ariadne Labs through constructing datasets, performing statistical analyses and working with study teams to communicate methods and results.
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.
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.
Amanda Jurczak is a Research Assistant 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 her B.A. in Psychology at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is pursuing her MPH at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Justine Kahn is the Associate Director of Management for the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Justine works to design and implement the operational infrastructure necessary to support the rapid growth objectives of the DDI Team. She provides oversight to program staff to ensure that all projects aimed at improving safety and dignity in childbirth are delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.
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 is the 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, is a Fellow in General Medicine & Primary Care at Ariadne Labs, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a member of the Primary Health Care team at Ariadne, June-Ho leads the PHC collaboration with the PMA2020 data platform to more rapidly, innovatively, and effectively measure the delivery of primary health care and disseminate insights to policymakers, researchers, and implementers. He also practices primary care and internal medicine in Boston with clinical and research interests in chronic disease management for vulnerable populations, particularly people 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.
Francine Maloney is the Senior Manager 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 support teams across the organization in the spread phase of the Ariadne Arc model.
In addition to providing Senior Management 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.
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.
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.
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.
Brandon Neal, MPH, is a Senior 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 assisting with study design, developing analysis plans, performing statistical analyses, manipulating datasets, and working alongside study teams to communicate the process and interpret the results. Additionally Brandon provides mentorship to research fellows and other coworkers on study design, research methods, statistical techniques, and programming. Brandon is also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee. As part of the D&I Committee he works with others to promote D&I in the process, research, and implementation within all programs at Ariadne Labs.
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.
Lauren Nisotel is the Senior 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.
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.
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.
Elodie Paquette, MSPH, is the Science & Technology Platform Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. She supports the platform in various capacities including managing platform tracking systems, finance reporting, and providing research and analysis support to project teams. She is also a member of the Atlas Initiative Data Repository team.
Olivia is the Project Coordinator to the Better Evidence team. She provides administrative, logistical and programmatic support for the Better Evidence donation program and research study. Olivia manages the Better Evidence donation application process to award and efficiently distribute annual UpToDate subscriptions to clinical providers in limited-resource settings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Paul Santos, MPH, CHES is the Serious Illness Care Program, Implementation Specialist at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Paul provides expertise in designing, testing, and delivering effective implementation support across our Serious Illness Care Program partner sites, with a particular focus on implementation in Massachusetts.
Karen Schoenherr is the Senior Project Manager for the Serious Illness Care Program at Ariadne Labs. In this role she supports the day-to-day management of the Implementation Collaborative, ensuring the work is delivered on time, on scope, and on budget.
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.
Kizzy Scott, MBA is a Senior Grants Manager on the Finance Team at Ariadne Labs. She manages a portfolio of sponsored research grants and unrestricted accounts for three programs, Delivery Decisions Initiative, Primary Health Care and Safe Surgery. In this capacity, she provides compliance and financial management of Ariadne Labs’ programs and projects, for both pre-and-post award management that includes: grant preparation and budget development, budget analysis, financial projections, and reporting, corporate card expenditure tracking, reconciliation, and employee expense reimbursements.
She provides financial oversight of the program’s spending and monitors and tracks revenue and processes payroll to ensure staff is properly allocated to the appropriate research projects to support the program needs. Kizzy also liaises with our two parent companies to support contracting and formal agreements with strategic partners, (Billing Agreements, Data Use Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, and MOUs) to make certain that they meet both the sponsor, institutional compliance, and regulatory requirements.
Kizzy also serves as a co-chair to the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a member of the Cultures and Values Committee.
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.
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.
Robbie Singal, DrPH, is the Associate Director of Platform Management for the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. As Associate Director, she supports the teams in designing, testing, and implementing interventions developed at Ariadne Labs.
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.
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.
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.
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.