Maame Araba E. Buadu, MD, MPH
Araba Buadu joined the CTEU and Division of Gastroenterology in June 2021 as a Clinical Research Coordinator working under Dr. Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa on improving community access to colonoscopy screening. She is a Ghana-trained physician with 3 years of clinical experience who graduated with an MPH from Boston University School of Public Health in May 2021.
Jenny Gurung, BS
Jenny Gurung joined the CTEU in June 2022 as a clinical research coordinator in Hamed Khalili's group. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BS in Public Health in 2021. She will be working on multiple studies investigating how environmental factors like diet and lifestyle affect GI diseases including microscopic colitis and ulcerative colitis.
Audra Hite, BS
Audra Hite joined the CTEU in November 2021 as a clinical research coordinator working under Dr. Erica Warner. She is a Dorchester native currently working on the Endocrine Therapy Adherence and Firefighters’ Lung Cancer Screening projects and assisting the Liver Team on the Cirrhosis Quality Collaborative. Audra received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Science from the University of Massachusetts Boston and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration from Cambridge College. Her interests include increasing patient advocacy in clinical settings for people of color.
Liza Hote BS
Liza Hote joined the CTEU in June 2022 working with Andy Chan and David Drew. She graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Biochemistry and Professional Writing with a minor in Global Public Health. She works on several clinical trials, focusing on GI cancer chemoprevention and the gut microbiome.
DJ Keller, BS
DJ Keller joined the CTEU in June 2022 working with Andy Chan and David Drew. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in physics and chemistry. At UGA, DJ worked under the direction of Dr. Michael Duncan studying the energetics of pure atomic clusters and metal-ligand complexes with photodissociation and velocity map imaging techniques, averaging many fragmentation events to portray the blast pattern for unique molecules. DJ works on several clinical trials, focusing on GI cancer chemoprevention and the gut microbiome. He seeks to take his background in research and apply it to a future career in surgery, discovering new techniques to improve patient outcomes.
Madeline Koehn, BS
Madeline Koehn joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit in August 2021. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 with a BS in Neurobiology and Spanish. She works on several clinical trials, focusing on GI cancer chemoprevention and the gut microbiome.
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.
Casey Marchek, BM
Casey joined the CTEU in April 2021 as a clinical research coordinator in Dr. Alisa Manning’s lab. He is interested in contributing data visualizations and synthesizing project results for gene-environment interactive studies. Casey graduated with a BM from Berklee College of Music.
Jessica McGoldrick, BS
Jessica McGoldrick joined September 2020. She works as a Clinical Project Manager for Dr. Hamed Khalili supporting studies examining environmental risk factors in the field of IBD. She graduated from Tufts University in 2018 with a dual degree in Biochemistry and Spanish and is currently an MBA student in the Health Sector program at Boston University.
Trenton Reinicke, BS
Trent Reinicke joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit in March 2021. He will graduate in May 2021 from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs with a B.S. in Biology. Prior to his work in the CTEU at MGH, Trent served as a research assistant at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus working on several clinical trials focused on type 1 diabetes, diabetic kidney disease, and pancreatic cancer. In the CTEU, Trenton works on several clinical trials, focusing on the gut microbiome and GI cancer chemoprevention.
Janavi Sethurathnam, BS
Janavi Sethurathnam joined the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit in July 2021. She graduated from Brown University in 2021 with a BS in Neuroscience. She works as a clinical research coordinator on multiple clinical trials aiming to study the prevention of GI cancers using chemopreventative drugs and the microbiome biomarkers associated with risk for these cancers.
Julia Solowey, BA
Julia Solowey joined the CTEU in June 2022 working with Andy Chan and David Drew. She graduated from Williams College with a BA in Political Science and completed the Premed Track. She works on several clinical trials, focusing on GI cancer chemoprevention and the gut microbiome.
Jeffrey Wang, BS
Jeffrey Wang joined in September 2020 as an NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellow, now a Clinical Research Coordinator II (September 2021) within CTEU. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. Jeffrey’s research interests focuses on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the development of non-invasive biomarkers for the diagnosis and monitoring of NAFLD. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating several industry-sponsored clinical trials and translational studies, ranging in areas from NAFLD, HIV, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He will be mentored by Dr. Raymond Chung, Dr. Kathleen Corey, and Dr. Tracey Simon.
Katie Williams joined the CTEU in July 2021 as a clinical research coordinator in Dr. Hamed Khalili’s group. She graduated from MIT in 2021 with a degree in Biological Engineering and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Katie works on multiple studies investigating the microbial and immunologic changes in microscopic colitis, the effect of diet on ulcerative colitis disease remission, and the efficacy of the specific carbohydrate diet and the Mediterranean diet as therapeutic interventions for ulcerative colitis.
Nathan Yoguez, MPH
Nathan Yoguez joined the CTEU in 2022 as a clinical research coordinator for Dr. Adjoa Anyane-Yeboa. He is currently coordinating research projects that are supported by ISCCCE to increase the delivery of colorectal cancer screenings, lung cancer screenings, and tobacco cessation efforts in Massachusetts' FQHCs and community health centers using a community engaged research approach. Before joining the team in January 2022, he worked for the All of Us Research Program as a bilingual Research Enrollment Coordinator where he engaged, recruited, and enrolled English- and Spanish-speaking participants at Brookside Community Health Center for a research program that seeks to improve representation in healthcare research and personalized medicine for underrepresented populations. Prior to joining the All of Us Team, he worked in AmeriCorps as a FocusFirst Program Coordinator for Impact America---an organization headquartered in Birmingham, AL dedicated to addressing consequences of poverty through health, economic, and education-based initiatives in the South. While at Impact America, he coordinated efforts to screen children ages 6 months to 5 years of age in the South for early detection and prevention of vision problems, and he led program development efforts to improve health literacy among the Latino population and to improve outreach efforts for potential sites to provide vision screenings. Nathan’s primary research interests include increasing access to quality health care, minority health, and immigrant/refugee health. Nathan holds a certificate from Harvard Medical School's Effective Writing for Health Care program with a concentration in writing grant proposals, and he holds a Master of Public Health degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with a concentration in Health Policy and Systems.