Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Scholars Program (KL2)

Alumni

Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Health and Policy Management
University of Pittsburgh
Geographic Access to Medication Assisted Treatment for Medicaid Enrollees with Opioid Use Disorder
Tamar Krishnamurti
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Design and evaluation of a personalized risk reduction tool for pregnancy and early postpartum
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Addiction Medicine
Mindfulness-based intervention to reduce opioid use and improve coping in youth with chronic pain
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics
Psychiatry
Early Signals of Inattention in Neonates and Infants at Familial Risk for ADHD
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Epigenetic Influences on Neurobehavioral Recovery from Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh
Ophthalmology & Chemical Engineering
Towards Optimization of Topical Ocular Controlled Release for Posterior Drug Delivery
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, University of Pittsburgh
Health Policy and Management
The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic and the Efficacy of Its Mitigation Strategies
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology
T Cell Exhaustion in Lupus Nephritis
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Pediatrics
Strengthening Adolescent-Adult Connections to Reduce Youth Violence
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Psychiatry
DNA methylation as a mechanism for reduced dendritic spine density in schizophrenia
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science; Health Services Research
The Use of Low Value Health Services within VA and Medicare
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Design and Pilot Testing of an Online Advance Care Planning Tool for Advanced Lung Disease
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences
Glycemic Profiles and Individualized Treatment of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Critical Care Medicine, Neurology and Neurological Surgery
Sur1- a novel biomarker and target for the prevention of cerebral edema in traumatic brain injury
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Adult Reconstructive & Arthroplasty Orthopedic Surgery
Biofilm antibiotic tolerance in total knee arthroplasty
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Senior Associate Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Infectious Diseases
Clinical Characteristics and Molecular Pathogenesis of Intra-abdominal Candidiasis
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Vascular Surgery
Optimal dialysis access decision making in end-stage renal disease
Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh
Occupational Therapy
A Randomized Pilot Study of Strategy Training to Promote Independence in Daily Activities among Indi
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
Epidemiology
Neural mechanisms of community mobility in older adults
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Urology, University of Pittsburgh
Urology
The adoption of stereotactic body radiation therapy for prostate cancer
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Patient-Reported Outcomes; Health-Related Quality of Life Measurement
Integrating health utility theory and item-response theory for individual health measurement
Assistant Professor,
Indiana University
Medicine / Public Policy Analysis
Clinical Characteristics and Molecular Pathogenesis of Intra-abdominal Candidiasis
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh
Pathology
Genetic Variants in Zinc Proteins and Racial Differences in Infectious Diseases
Pulmonologist, UPMC Passavant
Internal medicine
Providing Evidence-Based, Real-Time Intervention for Smoking Cessation
Director
Population Health Program Design and Engagement Optimization,
UPMC Health Plan
Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology
Providing Evidence-Based, Real-Time Intervention for Smoking Cessation
Assistant Professor, Massachusetts General Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Radiology
Optimal Treatment and Screening Strategies for Hepatitis C in the Era of Direct-Acting Antivirals
Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Social Work
Electronic Mental Health Screening and Brief Intervention for African American Adolescents
Assistant Professor of OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
OB/GYN and Reproductive Sciences
Health Care Utilization and Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in Opioid-Dependent Pregnant Women
Assistant Professor of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh
Health and Community Systems
Adjuvant Therapy, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Medicine and Immunology / Lung Transplantation
Impact of Health Literacy on Adherence and Outcomes after lung transplantation
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Palliative Care Research
Creating a Culturally-Sensitive Tool to Aid Surrogates Making Decisions About Life Support
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Infectious Diseases
Use of molecular markers to predict response to echinocandin therapy among patients with candidemia
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Gastroenterology
Functional Dissection of the Crohn’s Disease-Associated Chromosome 5p13 Locus
Tennille S. Leak, PhD
Assistant Professor, Texas Southern University
Public Health
Genetic Epidemiology Studies of Glomerular and Tubular Kidney Function
Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh
Social Work & Psychiatry
Cognitive Rehabilitation Effects on Social-Cognitive Brain Function in Schizophrenia
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics, University of Pittsburgh
Pharmacogenomics
Implications of hypothermia on drug transport
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Pediatrics, Heart Failure and Transplantation
Outcomes for Children Listed for Heart Transplantation with Requirement for Preliminary Crossmatch (1993-2009)
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Critical Care Medicine and Surgery; Decision Making in Trauma
Modifying decision making in trauma triage
Resident/Housestaff, Washington University in St. Louis
General Surgery and Radiology
A short-term brain-computer interface study in individuals with tetraplegia for restoring hand functions
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh
Critical Care Medicine
Modeling Renal Recovery After Sepsis Induced Acute Kidney Injury
Assistant Professor or Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh
Health and Community Systems
Improving CBT Homework Adherence in Depressed Patients Using Mobile Technology
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Emergency Medicine
Team configuration and communication patterns in Emergency Medical Services: What are the implications for safety and performance?
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Hematology/Oncology
The effect of aromatase inhibitors on gonadal hormone profile and body composition in women with breast cancer
Senior Program Officer for Social Innovation, Research, and Special Initiatives,
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Public Health
Exploring the Dynamics of Urban Neighborhood Factors on Childhood Asthma Control: A Mixed Methods Approach
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh
Geriatrics
Role of Brain Function in Bladder Control and Continence in Older Women
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics,
University of Pittsburgh
Research-intensive
Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Local immunomodulation with inhaled cytokines as a novel therapy for respiratory syncytial virus in infants
Professor or Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Trauma Surgery
Characterization of the Clinical Mechanism Responsible For The Gender Dimorphism Following Injury
Assistant Professor,
Weill Cornell Medical College
Epidemiology Research in Emergency Medicine
Medical Emergencies: Epidemiology, Predictors, and Improved Outcomes
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Professor of Medicine; Clinical and Translational Science; and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Reproductive Health Equity; Contraception and Pregnancy Decision Making
Race and Tubal Sterilization
Associate Professor,
Stanford University
Pediatric Surgery
Cancer Stem Cells in Neuroblastoma: A New Therapeutic Target for Drug Discovery
Samay Jain, MD, MS
Improving diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson disease with assessments of non-motor features by clinical and physiologic measures
Professor of Chemical Engineering,
University of Pittsburgh
Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
Engineering Smart Immunotherapeutics
Associate Professor,
Harvard Medical School
Health Care Policy
An Examination of consumer directed health care
Research Scientist,
Swedish Center for Research and Innovation
Research Science
Optimizing Screening Strategies for Identifying Postmenopausal Women at Risk for Osteoporotic Fracture
Associate Professor,
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Epidemiology & Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
HPV Exposure and Infection in Partners and Risk of HPV+ HNSCC
Associate Professor,
Stanford University
Gynecology
Immediate versus delayed IUD insertion following suction aspiration between 5 and 12 weeks gestation: A prospective randomized trial
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Emergency Medicine
The role of inflammation, cardiac and neuronal injury on outcomes following cardiac arrest
Professor of Biostatistics,
University of Pittsburgh
Biostatics, Human Genetics, & Computational and Systems Biology
Improved prediction model and biomarker detection for the development of clinically-feasible diagnostic chips in prostate cancer
Professor,
Michigan State University
Food safety, global health
Global Burden of Aflatoxin-Induced Disease, and Cost-Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions to Reduce Aflatoxin Risk
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Assistant Professor,
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gynecology
Development of a Pilot Intervention to Empower Parents to Promote Responsible Sexual Behaviors among Teens
Health Policy and Management
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management,
University of Pittsburgh
Medicare beneficiaries and high cost pharmaceuticals: prescribing patterns, treatment adherence, and patient perceptions of quality
Professor and Chief, Surgical Oncology; Stuart D. Wilson Professor of Surgery; Vice Chair, Off-Campus Clinical Operations, Medical College of Wisconsin
Surgical Oncology
Identification of Liver Cancer Stem Cells and Establishment of a Novel Bioreactor Liver Tumor Model
Associate Professor of Public Health, California State University, Fresno
Public Health
Colorectal Cancer Risk Among African Americans: Characterizing Protective-and Risk Factors
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
Psychiatry
Treatment of Older Adults with Depression and Back Pain in Primary Care
Assistant Professor,
Stanford University Medical School
Medicine, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Thigh Muscle Quality and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Prospective Study Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Associate Professor,
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Digital and Computational Health & System Modeling
Computer Simulation Modeling to Characterize the Spread of and Optimize the Response to Influenza
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy,
University of Pittsburgh
Physical Therapy
The Use of Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation to Reverse Muscle Atrophy in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Characterization of 3D regional right ventricular performance
Name
Current Position
Department
Institution
Specialty
Topic of Research
Project
Child, Adolescent, and Adult
Psychiatrist; Medical Director,
Hallowell Center
Psychopharmacology, psychotherapy
Neural Imaging Markers for OCD in High Risk Offspring
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh
Geriatrics
Using a Computerized Clinical Event Monitor to Detect Adverse Drug Reactions in Long-Term Care
Infectious Disease Specialist Henry Ford Hospital
Infectious Diseases
Rise of HIV-1 Low-Level Viremia as an Early Predictor of Virologic Rebound
Associate Professor Medicine,
Boston University
General Internal Medicine & Clinical and Translational Science
Mindfulness meditation for chronic low back pain in older adults
Professor of Surgery,
University of Pittsburgh
Surgery and Critical Care Medicine
CAMK: Central Regulators of the Inflammatory Response to Surgical Sepsis
Associate Professor,
Indiana School of Dentistry
Dental Informatics
Implementation and Evaluation of a Risk Assessment Tool for Periodontal Disease
Associate Professor,
Vanderbilt University
Internal Medicine
Mindfulness Based Therapy for Smoking Cessation
Senior Director of Clinical and Medical Affairs, PaxVax, Inc.
Epidemiology
Host genetic determinants of viral dynamics in hepatitis C virus therapy

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