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The Children's Research Institute

Meet the Team

Lisa	Guay-Woodford

Lisa Guay-Woodford Director, Center for Translational Research
Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute at Children's National
Hudson Professor of Pediatrics

Beth Tarini headshot

Beth A. Tarini Associate Director, Center for Translational Research

Nancy Bauman

Nancy Bauman Professor, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Lee Beers

Lee Beers Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs

John Berger

John Berger III Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Medical Director, Cardiac ECMO

James Bost

James E. Bost Research Division Chief of Biostatistics and Study Methodology
Co-Director of the BERD CTSI-CN

Kathleen Brown

Kathleen Brown Associate Division Chief for Clinical Affairs, Division of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Emergency Department

James Chamberlain

James Chamberlain Director, Data Analytics and Informatics
Nodal Principal Investigator, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Irene Chatoor

Irene Chatoor Director, Infant and Toddler Mental Health Program


Kevin Cleary Technical Director, Bioengineering Initiative

Fran Cogen

Fran Cogen Director, Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program

Denice Cora Bramble

Denice Cora-Bramble Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Ambulatory & Community Health Services
Senior Vice President, Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health

Andrew Dauber

Andrew Dauber Division Chief, Endocrinology
Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship

Roberta DeBiasi

Roberta DeBiasi Division Chief, Infectious Disease
Co-Director, Congenital Zika Program
Investigator, Children's Research Institute

Nina Deutsch

Nina Deutsch Associate Chief, Academic Affairs
Associate Director of Education for Anesthesiology

 Mary Donofrio

Mary Donofrio Director, Fetal Heart Program
Co-Director, Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Outcome Program
Advance Imaging Cardiologist

Danielle Dooley

Danielle Dooley Medical Director, Community Affairs and Population Health

Linda Fu

Linda Fu Director, Outcomes and Evaluation, Children's School Services
Principal Investigator

Leandra Godoy

Leandra Godoy Program Manager, Community Benefit
Assistant Director, D.C. MAP (Mental Health Access in Pediatrics)

Michael Guerrera

Michael Guerrera Director, Comprehensive Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program

Andrea Hahn

Andrea Hahn Infectious Disease Specialist
Investigator, Children's Research Institute

Ellen Hamburger

Ellen Hamburger Medical Director, Children’s Pediatricians and Associates

Rana Hamdy

Rana Hamdy Director, Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
Infectious Disease Specialist
Investigator, Children's Research Institute

Nada Harik

Nada Harik Associate Director, Fellowship Training Program
Infectious Disease Specialist
Investigator, Children's Research Institute

Linda Herbert

Linda Herbert Director, Psychosocial Clinical Program, Allergy and Immunology
Principal Investigator
Clinical Psychologist

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Pamela Hinds The William and Joanne Conway Chair in Nursing Research
Executive Director, Nursing Science, Professional Practice and Quality Outcomes
Pediatrics Professor, George Washington University

Barbara Jantausch

Barbara Jantausch Infectious Disease Specialist
Investigator, Children’s Research Institute

Anitha John

Anitha John Director, Washington Adult Congenital Heart Program

Katherine Kelly

Katherine Kelly Nurse Scientist, Department of Nursing Research and Quality Outcomes

Benny Kerzner

Benny Kerzner Director, Celiac Disease Program

Terry Kind

Terry Kind Associate Dean, Clinical Education

Naomi Luban

Naomi Luban Vice Chair of Academic Affairs
Medical Director of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects

Maureen Lyon

Maureen Lyon Principal Investigator
American Board of Professional Psychology Clinical Health Psychologist

Eleanor Mackey

Eleanor Mackey Psychologist
Director of Mental Health Services, Obesity Institute
Associate Training Director, Psychology

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Robert McCarter Jr Research Section Head, Design and Biostatistics
Director, Biostatistics and Informatics Core of the Intellectual and Developmental Disorders Consortium

Chayna Merrill

Chaya Merrill Director, Child Health Data Lab
Assistant Director, Community Engagement Research Component

Nazrat Mirza

Nazrat Mirza Pediatrician
Medical Director, IDEAL Pediatric Weight Management Clinic

Jeffrey Moak

Jeffrey Moak Director, Electrophysiology Program

Sophie Pestieau

Sophie Pestieau Associate Chief, Clinical Affairs
Acute Pain Specialist

Natella Rakhmanina

Natella Rakhmanina Director, Special Immunology Service
HIV Medicine Specialist
Investigator, Children's Research Institute

Lisa Ring

Lisa Ring Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Practice Provider Education Lead

Adelaide Robb

Adelaide Robb Chief, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Psychiatry Research
Patient Oriented Research

Craig Sable

Craig Sable Associate Division Chief, Cardiology
Director, Echocardiography

Ankoor Shah

Ankoor Shah Medical Director, IMPACT DC Asthma Clinic

Hemant Sharma

Hemant Sharma Chief, Division of Allergy and Immunology
Director, Food Allergy Program

Lamia Soghier

Lamia Soghier Medical Unit Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Xiaoyan Song

Xiaoyan Song Director, Infection Control/Epidemiology
Investigator, Children's Research Institute

Randi Streisand

Randi Streisand Chief, Psychology and Behavioral Health
Director, Psychosocial Service and Research for the Diabetes Team
Co-Director of Behavioral and Community Research | Psychologist

Marshall Summar

Marshall Summar Chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Rare Disease Institute
Magaret O'Malley Chair, Genetic Medicine

Lisa Tuchman

Lisa Tuchman Division Chief, Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine

Priya Vaidyanathan

Priya Vaidyanathan Director, Thyroid Nodule and Cancer Program
Co-Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship

David Wessel

David Wessel Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Hospital and Specialty Services

Edward Wong

Edward Wong Director, Hematology (Division of Laboratory Medicine)
Associate Director, Transfusion Medicine