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  • Jack H Ching

    Jack H Ching

    Ph.D. Student in Health Policy, admitted Autumn 2016

    Bio Jack Ching is a Health Policy Ph.D. student in the Decision Sciences track, with research interests in health systems design and implementation. Prior to joining Stanford in 2016, he worked for three years as a business consultant with The Permanente Medical Group, focusing on operational and quality improvement, as well as large-scale population health programs. He holds a Bachelor’s in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University.

  • Eileen B. Leary

    Eileen B. Leary

    Ph.D. Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2017

    Current Role at Stanford Senior Manager of Clinical Research
    Responsibilities included leading technical initiatives, writing grants/proposals, performing statistical analysis and power calculations for grant applications/publications, designing research studies/clinical trials, developing budgets, negotiating contracts, and actively building successful collaborations with internal and third party organizations.

    • Helped department secure >40 million dollars in funding by directing the submission of 15 grant applications. Grants included an 18 million dollar family foundation grant to build a prospective cohort of 30k sleep clinic patients and a 7.85 million dollar NIH P01 grant to research the genetic, neurobiological, and immunological basis of type 1 narcolepsy.

    • Project Director for the Alliance Sleep Questionnaire (ASQ): an online questionnaire that uses complex, branching logic to identify potential sleep disorders. Partnered with stakeholders from 5 sites to develop the ASQ’s content, conducted the pilot study, managed deployment, and integrated the new tool into the core workflow at Stanford’s Sleep Clinic. Responsible for the ongoing management of the ASQ (monitoring data acquisition and integrity, assessing data quality, developing scoring algorithms, and performing data analysis). To date, the ASQ has been completed by over 8,000 people, is critical for >10 research studies (including Google baseline pilot), and has become standard of care at the Stanford Sleep Medicine Center.

    • Database Architect/Administrator for the Stanford Sleep Cohort and Narcolepsy Cohort. Created system to link clinical, research, and sleep study data on >40,000 individuals including biological data on >5,000 narcolepsy cases and >15,000 controls. Optimized data security and operational effectiveness by providing technical expertise and developing both the schema and data dictionaries.

    • Implemented and managed Stanford’s Multi-site PSG Triple Re-Score Project. Authored manual of operations for the Stanford Site, developed a partnership with Philips Respironics to streamline data-export of >500 studies, hired/managed scoring techs, produced final dataset, and provided regular updates to the project’s steering committee.

    • Program and Technical Director of Stanford’s Accredited Sleep Technologist Education Program. Developed A-STEP’s course curriculum (including speakers and materials), managed all administrative requirements (enrollment and record keeping), and presented lectures on various topics ranging from sleep scoring to patient hook ups.

    • Provided operational oversight for 8 clinical studies with sample sizes ranging from 40 to over 8,000.

    • Authored/co-authored 30 manuscripts and abstracts published in scientific journals.

    • Composed/managed >40 department active IRB protocols (involved updates/renewals, adherence to regulations, and coordination of inter institutional agreements with >25 collaborators).

  • Nathan Lo

    Nathan Lo

    MD Student with Scholarly Concentration in Health Services & Policy Research, expected graduation Spring 2019

    Bio I am an MD/PhD (Epidemiology) candidate, infectious diseases epidemiologist, and global health policy scientist. My work draws upon diverse quantitative methodologies to inform policy in global infectious diseases.

  • Stylianos Serghiou

    Stylianos Serghiou

    Ph.D. Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2016

    Bio Stylianos (Stelios) Serghiou joined the PhD program in Epidemiology and Clinical Research in 2016. After spending two years as a second lieutenant for the National Guard of Cyprus, he attended the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained a BSc with Honors in Neuroscience in 2012 and received his medical degree (MBChB) with Honors in 2015. He was then awarded a post and worked for a year as an Academic Foundation Doctor for NHS Lothian and as an Honorary Clinical Fellow of the University of Edinburgh. Over his time in Edinburgh, he obtained multiple awards, including scholarships by the Royal College of Physicians of UK and Ireland, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and being an AMGEN scholar. He is moving to Stanford to work on his interests in improving the quality of medical research and exploring the application of novel computational techniques to analyzing big data in medicine. Alongside medicine, he is especially interested in music and had served as the leader of the National Youth Orchestra of Cyprus and a first violin of the University of Edinburgh Symphony Orchestra.

  • Christophe Toukam Tchakoute

    Christophe Toukam Tchakoute

    Ph.D. Student in Epidemiology and Clinical Research, admitted Autumn 2016

    Bio I am a PhD (Epidemiology) candidate with an interest in global health. I am particularly interested in using novel statistical techniques to assess the efficacy and effectiveness of HIV/Tuberculosis treatment and prevention programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.