Staff

Christopher Westgard

Christopher Westgard is the Mixed Methods Implementation Scientist at Ariadne Labs, working within the Science and Technology Platform to provide implementation research support across the organization. He specializes in designing and analyzing scientific research to enhance the program planning process, implementation, and evaluation of public health initiatives. Christopher has worked on various domestic and international… Continue reading Christopher Westgard

Maria “Tika” Kartika

Maria “Tika” Kartika, MD, is a graduate student at Harvard Medical School, pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Health Delivery. Tika is complimenting her graduate program by working with the Ariadne Labs Primary Health Care Team in the summer of 2024 to contribute to research on person-centered, integrated primary health care models. She brings expertise… Continue reading Maria “Tika” Kartika

Lauren Chin

Lauren Chin, MPH is the Platform Project Coordinator at Ariadne Labs. Her role primarily involves maintaining project organization and communication to support collaboration across the Innovation, Science & Technology, and Implementation platforms. Previously, Lauren has worked in research and clinical settings focused on blood coagulation, COVID-19 testing, and person-centered chronic disease management. She is passionate… Continue reading Lauren Chin

Umila Singh

Umila Singh, MFA is a Design Specialist at Ariadne Labs. In this role, she serves as an innovation and design content expert for the Lab, supporting projects to design effective improvement solutions that meet people’s needs and improve their lives. Her professional background includes working as a Senior Innovation Strategist for a safety-net hospital in… Continue reading Umila Singh

Jamie Hillas

Jamie Hillas is a general surgery resident and a Safe Surgery/Safe Systems Fellow at Ariadne Labs. Her work at Ariadne is focused on maximizing surgical safety using the OR Black Box and emphasis on non-technical skills, as well as utilizing implementation science to optimize Synoptic Operative Report implementation. Jamie attended Middlebury College where she studied… Continue reading Jamie Hillas

Sarah Dannin

Sarah Dannin, MPH, is a Project Manager on the Primary Health Care Program at Ariadne Labs. Sarah supports a diverse portfolio of projects that seek to build more equitable primary health care systems, domestically and internationally. Sarah is responsible for ensuring work is delivered with excellence: on time, on budget, on scope, and with a… Continue reading Sarah Dannin

Madison Canfora

Madison Canfora is a Research Specialist on the Science and Technology Platform at Ariadne Labs. In this role, Madison conducts qualitative research and analysis for program and project teams across Ariadne Labs. Additionally, she collaborates with teams to provide scientific writing and editing support.  Madison’s prior research has spanned physician-patient communication in the NICU, communication regarding… Continue reading Madison Canfora

Safia Abou-Zamzam

Safia Abou-Zamzam is a Research Assistant on the Better Evidence team. In this role, she supports the Better Evidence for Training and Better Evidence for Clinical Care projects by researching opportunities for expansion, landscaping new digital tools, reviewing program applications, and aiding in data analysis. Safia recently graduated from Harvard College, where she studied Psychology… Continue reading Safia Abou-Zamzam

Zenewton Gama

Zenewton Gama, PhD, MSc, PT, is an associate professor of Collective Health at The Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte – UFRN (Brazil), and a visiting scholar at Ariadne Labs. He is analyzing models of care, health systems strategic interventions, and contextual factors related to the improvement of quality of care and patient safety… Continue reading Zenewton Gama

Mary Robertson

Mary Robertson, BA is a Senior Grant Manager at Ariadne Labs. She works closely with assigned programs on proposal development, budget development, managing complex contract negotiations, invoice collection and account reconciliation in collaboration with Central Research Administration Offices at BWH and Harvard’s Office of Sponsored Programs. She also manages the post-award monitoring, budgeting forecasting, and… Continue reading Mary Robertson