Lauren Canha, BS
Lauren Canha joined the Division of Gastroenterology at MGH in June 2020 as a clinical research coordinator working under Dr. Hamed Khalili and Dr. Michael Dougan. She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in 2020 with a BS in Biology. She works on several research studies investigating microbial and immunologic changes in microscopic colitis, the effects of diet and lifestyle factors on ulcerative colitis, and the causes and effective treatments for eosinophilic esophagitis.
Alina Husain, BS
Alina Husain joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at MGH in May 2018 as a research intern and has worked as a clinical research coordinator since June 2020. She graduated from Brown University in 2020 with a BS in Neuroscience. Alina researches the association between aspirin and the gut microbiome within the Men’s Lifestyle Validation Study/Health Professionals Follow-up Study and works on several trials studying GI cancer chemoprevention.
Brianna Maia Leonardo, BS
Brianna Leonardo joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at MGH in July 2019. She graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston in 2019 with a BS in Biology and a minor in both Psychology and Cognitive Science. She works as a clinical research coordinator on several clinical trials focusing on the microbiome of gastrointestinal cancers and also biological characteristics that could be associated with the outcomes of gallbladder disease.
Marina Magicheva-Gupta, MPH
Marina joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Mass General in May 2019. She works as a Clinical Research Project Manager supporting multiple clinical trials in the prevention of gastrointestinal cancer using chemopreventative drugs and lifestyle interventions. Marina graduated from University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2018 with a master’s degree in Public Health. Prior to joining the CTEU, Marina worked as a program/project coordinator for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health supporting epidemiological research in maternal & child health.
Jessica McGoldrick, BS
Jessica McGoldrick joined September 2020. She works as a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator in Dr. Hamed Khalili's group supporting multiple clinical trials in the field of IBD. She graduated from Tufts University in 2018 with a dual degree in Biochemistry and Spanish. Prior to joining the CTEU, she worked as a clinical research coordinator on endoscopy-based research studies in the MGH GI Unit.
Betsy Prezioso, AB
Betsy Prezioso joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology unit in June 2017 as a research intern and rejoined the team as a clinical research coordinator in August 2020. She graduated from Harvard University with an concentration in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary concentration in Folklore and Mythology. She works on several clinical trials, focusing on GI cancer prevention.
Beza Tadess joined Dr. Manning and Dr. Warner's labs in February 2020 following an undergraduate degree in public health with concentrations in community medicine and health equity. She works as a clinical research coordinator on several projects aiming to understand analytic methods in genetic and molecular epidemiology to study type 2 diabetes, and adherence to hormone therapy in patients with breast cancer.
Jacqueline Woo joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit in November 2020. She graduated from Colby College with a BA in Biology with a concentration in Neuroscience and a minor in East Asian studies. She works on several clinical trials, focusing on the gut microbiome and GI cancer chemoprevention.