Staff

Staff

Generally, each network or study within the Research Department is managed by a lead coordinator, and a team of research assistants.

Department Staff

  • Director: Audrey L. French, MD

  • Associate Director: Vacant

  • Regulatory: Dorothy Rego

  • Phlebotomy: Andre Evans

  • Pharmacy: Hamid Bouiri & Marisol Consignado

Research Committee

  • Max Blake, PharmD

  • Kelly Bojan, DNP

  • Kerianne Burke, MPH

  • Gregory Huhn, MD, MPH

  • Crystal Lloyd-Jones, RN

  • Maureen McNichols, RN

  • Monica Mercon, MD

  • Kyle Popovich, MD, MS

  • Pamela Vergara-Rodriguez, MD

  • Beverly Sha, MD

  • Tsion Yohannes, MPH

Study Staff

  • Christopher V. Balthazar, MA, #ChopViolence/#ChopHIV

    • Allante Body

    • Kortez Davis

  • Kelly Bojan, APN, Study Coordinator for COVID-19 Prevention Network & HIV Prevention Trials Network

    • Antionette Clark

    • Whitnie Duchateau

    • Mireya Gonzalez

    • Shanna-Kaye Igbinoba

    • Meena Malhotra

    • Antoinette McFadden

    • Raymond McPherson

    • Ryan Muench

    • Ixchell Ortiz Estes

  • Kerianne Burke, MPH, Project Director for Sexually Transmitted Infections Clinical Trials Group

    • Lindsey Roden

    • Patricia Cortes

  • Rachel Jackson, APN, Study Coordinator for Adolescent Trials Network & Gilead Sciences

  • Julia Lee, AIDS & COVID-19 Clinical Trials

    • Mieoak Bahk

  • Crystal Lloyd-Jones, RN, Project Manager for Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study

    • Landra Tillman

  • Maureen McNichols, Study Coordinator for International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network

    • Isela Alvarez

    • Belinda Haywood

  • Pedro A. Serrano, MPH, CPH, Keeping it LITE & Transgender Youth & PrEP Study

    • Alejandro Muñoz

  • Kathleen Weber, Project Director for Women’s Interagency HIV Study

    • The WIHS staff are located at 2225 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL 60612

Career opportunities are posted at: hektoen.org/careers/

Current Trainees

The Research Department at the CORE Center has served as a formative training environment in nursing, psychology, public health, and social work.

Christopher V. Balthazar, MA

Mr. Balthazar is currently a Community Psychology PhD student at National Louis University. Chris has served as the Project Director for the #ChopViolence/#ChopHIV (R34), and POSSE (R01) studies. He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator on a CFAR Community Collaborative Award with Dr. Darnell Motley (University of Chicago/Third Coast Center for AIDS Research). He is the lead on Implement TransPrEP, an NIMH Diversity Supplement Award to the Transgender Youth and PrEP study (R01).

Pedro A. Serrano, MPH, CPH

Mr. Serrano is currently a Public Health DrPH student at Walden University. Pedro has served as the Project Director for Keeping it LITE (UG3/UH3) and Transgender Youth and PrEP (Ro1) studies. He is currently the Co-Principal Investigator on a CFAR Community Collaborative Award with Dr. Gregory Phillips II (Northwestern University/Third Coast Center for AIDS Research).

Former Trainees

Former trainees have gone on complete their doctoral programs and taken on roles as scholar-practitioners in psychology, public health, and social work.

Ciuinal Lewis, PhD. Dr. Lewis was formerly a Project Director with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.

Keith Green, PhD. Dr. Green was formerly a Project Direct with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.

Diana Lemos, PhD. Dr. Lemos was formerly a Project Direct with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.

Jennifer Brothers, DrPH. Dr. Brothers was formerly a Project Direct with the Adolescent Trials Network at CORE.