DCRI Leadership

DCRI Leadership

Physicians, Researchers, and Operational Experts

Seeing things from different perspectives, and agreeing on the right way forward. Building new ideas individually, and making them work collaboratively. Finding data for a diversity of challenges, and sharing them to accelerate new solutions. This is the work of everyone at the DCRI — a team of renowned faculty leaders, researchers, and experienced operational experts coming together to follow a singular pursuit: improving outcomes for patients around the world through innovative clinical research.

Executive Leadership

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Eric D. Peterson, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC

Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Fred Cobb, MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine

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John H. Alexander, MD, MHS, FACC

DCRI Faculty Associate Director
DCRI Director, Cardiovascular Research
Vice Chief for Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology, Duke Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

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Daniel K. Benjamin, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH

DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Principal Investigator and Chair of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Pediatric Trials Network

Lisa Berdan

Lisa Berdan

Director, Global Outcomes Commercial Megatrials

Lesley Curtis

Lesley Curtis, PhD

Director, Data Solutions for Health Services Research
Director, Center for Pragmatic Health Systems Research
Professor of Medicine

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Matt Gross

Chief Solutions Officer

Nicole Hedrick

Nicole Hedrick

Chief Human Resources Officer

Adrian Hernandez

Adrian F. Hernandez, MD, MHS

DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Director, Health Services and Outcomes research
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Sara Holleran

Sara Holleran, MPH

Senior Strategist

Walter Kwiatek

Walter Kwiatek, MBA

Executive Director, Information Technology

Susan Landis

Susan P. Landis

Head of Strategic Communications

Kristen O'Berry

Kristen O'Berry

Director, Academic Affairs

Michael Pencina

Michael J. Pencina, PhD

Director of Biostatistics
DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Baljit Samra

Baljit (Boo) Samra

Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Schulman

Kevin Schulman, MD, MBA

DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Director, Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration

Michael Sledge

Michael W. Sledge

Chief Financial Officer

Operational Leadership

Pamela Buchholz

Senior Director, Clinical Trials Domain

 

David Charon

Senior Regulatory Compliance Consultant

 

Elizabeth Fraulo

Senior Director, Health Services Research

 

Donna Hamel

Director, Duke Clinical Research Unit

 

Debra Harris

Associate Director, Pragmatic Health Systems Research

 

Michelle Immelman

Co-Director, Clinical Operations

 

Dawn Landis, RN

Assistant Director, Imaging

 

Clare Matti

Assistant Director, Regulatory Services

 

Amanda McBroom, PhD

Manager, Evidence-Based Practice Center

 

Brian McCourt

Director, Clinical Research Informatics

 

Dana McDonald

Associate Director, Human Resources Processes and Analytics

Rebecca Ortega

Director, DCRI Education

 

Suzanne Pfeifer, MPH

Director, Business Development and Contracts Management

 

Renée Pridgen

Co-Director, Clinical Operations

 

Tyrus Rorick

Associate Director, Megatrials

 

Reza Rostami

Assistant Director, QA and Regulatory Compliance

 

Damon Seils

Managing Director, Center for Clinical and Genetic Economics

 

Bill Shannon, MEd

Director, Employee Engagement and Learning

 

David Sielaty

Director, Facilities

 

Kristina Sigmon, MA

Director, Statistical Operations

 

David Tillotson

Senior Director, Finance

 

Matt Wilson, RN

Director, Clinical Events Classification – Safety Surveillance

 

Jamie Young

Director, Sponsored Projects Administration