Staff & Members


Name Title
Clifford Gunthel, MD Co-Chair
Aryeh Stein, PhD Co-Chair
Jill Perry-Smith, PhD Vice Chair, Sociobehavioral Committee C
Larry Tune, MD Vice Chair, Biomedical Committee A1
Carlton Dampier, MD Vice-Chair, Biomedical Committee A2
Susan Ray, MD Vice Chair, Biomedical Committee A3
Clifford Gunthel, MD Co-Chair, Biomedical Committee B1
Amelia Langston, MD Vice Chair, Biomedical Committee B2
Ann Haight, MD Vice Chair, Biomedical Committee B3
Name Title Phone
Rebecca Rousselle, BA, CIP Director (404) 712-0785
Maria Davila, MD, MA (Bioethics),CCRC, CIP Associate Director (404) 712-0724
Carol Corkran, MPH, CIP Assistant Director  (404) 712-8545
Shara Karlebach, WHNP-BC, CIP
Assistant Director (404) 712-0727
Julie Martin, RN, CCRC Assistant Director (404) 712-0218

For complaints, please call any member of the Staff Leadership or Education/QA team.  Alternatively, call us at our toll free number at 1-877-503-9797.

All analysts process both biomedical and sociobehavioral studies, but those with a more sociobehavioral focus are denoted by "SHB"

Name Title Phone
Brandy Covington, BBA, CIP Sr. Research Protocol Analyst (404) 712-9721
Regina Drake, MDiv, CIP Sr. Research Protocol Analyst (Cmte meetings focus) (404) 712-0792
Sam Roberts, BA Sr. Research Protocol Analyst (SHB/Pub Health focus) (404) 712-0761
Daniel Roysden, PhD Sr. Research Protocol Analyst, VA Studies only (404) 712-9749
Maria-Gracia Beltran, BA Research Protocol Analyst (SHB focus) (404) 712-8549
Anisha Easley, MPH Sr. Research Protocol Analyst (404) 712-8548
Ariele Edwards, MPH Research Protocol Analyst (404) 712-1837
Ashton Hughes, BA Research Protocol Analyst (404) 727-3508
Jackson E. Parker, CIP Research Protocol Analyst (404) 727-1674
Parul Reddy, BS Research Protocol Analyst (404) 712-0702
Emilie Scheffer, BS Research Protocol Analyst (SHB focus) (404) 712-0736
Sara Choe, BA Analyst Assistant (renewals and WIRB/CIRB) (404) 712-6596
Amaree Lawrence, MS Analyst Assistant (renewals and WIRB/CIRB) (404) 712-0738
Reonna Taylor, BS, MPH Analyst Assistant (renewals and WIRB/CIRB) (404) 712-0216
Heather Yates, BS, MPH Analyst Assistant (renewals and WIRB/CIRB) (404) 712-7624
Name Title Phone
Jessica Blackburn, BS
QA and Education Sr. Research Protocol Analyst (404) 712-9698
Clarissa Dupree, BS QA and Education Analyst Assistant (404) 727-8864

For complaints, please call any member of the Education/QA team or call us at our toll free number at 1-877-503-9797

Hannah Helmstetter, JD Reliance Specialist (404) 727-8485
Name Last Name Degree(s) VA member Expertise
Jeremy Ackerman MD/PhD No Emerg Med, radiology
Nadia Ali PhD No Health psychologist, specializing in genetic and lysosomal storage diseases
Ana Antun MD No Hematology & Oncology
Kim Baio   No  
Brenda Baker PhD No  
John Banja PhD No Ethics, neuroethics
Holly Bauser-Heaton MD No PEDS Cardiology
Sarah Benator JD No Healthcare Adm Law, Public Health
Heather Bloom MD Yes Cardiology
Milton Brown PhD No Peds, endocrinology
Irene Browne PhD No Sociology, Women & Gender studie
Hui Cai MD Yes Nephrology/Physiology
Wayne Carriker MA No Prisoner representative
Krista Charen MPH No Genetics
Charles Craig MA No Self-employed; bioethics, journalism
Carlton Dampier MD No Pediatrics, sickle cell/hematology, CHOA
Laura Deane RN No Risk management, malpractice, EHC
Badi El-Osta MD Yes Head and Neck Cancers
A. Jay Freeman MD No Gastroenterology-Pediatric
Manila Gaddh MD No Hematology
James R. Galt PhD No Radiology
Katherine Garrett MPH/CCRC/ELS No Peds oncology
Carolyn (Caroline) Gerber PhD Yes VA-Nursing  Instructor=Critical Care
Natalie Gonzalez JD No public health (CDC), law
Michael Gottschalk MD No Orthopedic Surgery
Mary Gullatte PhD/RN No Nursing Admin/Oncology
Clifford Gunthel MD No Infectious Disease/Oncology
Ann Haight MD No Cancer, pediatrics, hematology, immunology, bone marrow transplant
Russ Havlak MS No Consent/Assent; epidemiology; community
Andrew Hendrick MD No Ophthalmology, retinology
Sarah Marie Huban MA No IRBs, research ethics
Jeryl Huckaby RRT, MS No  
William Hutton DSc No Orthopedics, engineering, cell biology, skeletal anatomy
Roberta Kaplow RN, PhD No Oncology, Critical Care (EUH)
Heidi Karpen MD No Neonatology, CHOA 
Richard Kuerston MBA No Neurology Adm/Business
Dawn Laney MS, CGC No Genetics
Laura Britan Lang MPH Yes VA Coordinator/Rehab
Amelia Langston MD No Cancer, hematology, infectious disease, early phase drug trials
Jolinta Lin MD No Radiation Oncollogy
Jean Luan BS No Genetics
Kreton Mavromatis MD Yes VA, cardiology
Abeer Moanna MD Yes VA DESIGNATED REVIEWS- Infectious Diseases
Sarah Myers PhD Yes VA, rehab, geriatrics, mental health
Minh Ly Nguyen MD No Infectious Disease/HIV, Grady
Ajay Nooka MD No Hematology 
Seth Norrholm PhD Yes VA DESIGNATED REVIEWS -Psychology
Darin Olson MD Yes VA, Endocrinology
Gabriela Oprea MD No Pathology, Oncology
Taofeek Owonikoko MD, PhD No Medical Oncology
Saimuralidhar Padala PhD No Cardio, devices
Elsavet Paplomata MD No Oncology (Breast Cancer)
Monica Willis Parker MD No Neurology, Community Research
Jill Perry-Smith PhD No Business (Organ & Mgmt)
Madeline Peyton CIP No IRBs (Piedmont Hospital IRB)
Joe Posid MPH No epi, infectious disease, bioterrorism
Susan Ray MD No Infectious disease, adult vaccines, public health, internal medicine
Kofi Roberts PharmD, Rph No Pharmacy
Roger Rochat MD No Women & Children's Hlth
Mary Roemer JD No Law, state prosecutor 
Marty Rotter BA No Human services administration
Patrick Saunders BA No Community views, journalism
Mindy Scheithauer PhD No Psychology-Pediatrics, Autism
Danielle Schlafer PharmD No Oncology drugs
Walid Shaib MD No Oncology (pancreas, colorectal, liver, stomach)
Timothy Slesnick MD No Pediatric cardiology (including cardio MRI) 
Aryeh Stein PhD No Public health, nutrition, epidemiology
Conor Steuer MD No Oncology and  Hematology (head and neck)
Minal Surati PharmD No Pharmacy-Winship
Alice Tanner PhD, MS No Genetics
Lisa Travis MS No Clinical informationist
Michael Treadway PhD No Psychology
Larry Tune MD No Clinical trials, esp. pharmaceutical trials; psychiatry; neurology; PET scanning
Deborah Wittig-Wells PhD, RN No Nursing
Inci Yildirim MD No Pediatric Infectious Disease
David Ziemer MD, MPH No Endocrinology and Metabolism