UMCCTS Leadership Team


Director and PI, UMCCTS
Vice Provost, Clinical and Translational Research
Professor, Molecular Medicine, Pediatrics and Medicine
Katherine Luzuriaga, MD


Dean Terence Flotte

Co-Director, UMCCTS
Executive Deputy Chancellor, Provost and Dean, School of Medicine

Terence R. Flotte, MD


Nate Hafer

Director of Operations
Nate Hafer, PhD



Grants & Contracts Specialist
Sumner Smith, MBA


Administrative Coordinator
Wanda DePasquale


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Director, Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design
Arlene Ash, PhD



Director, Quantitative Methods Core, Departmenet of Quantitative Health Sciences
Bruce Barton,PhD


Anthony Carruthers

Co-Director, Education, Training & Career Development, UMCCTS
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Anthony Carruthers, PhD



Director, Bioinformatics Core Facility
Manuel Garber, PhD


Jerry Gurwitz

Co-Director, T2+ Bedside-Patients & Community Research
Jerry Gurwitz, MD


 Thomas Houston

Division Director, Health Informatics and Implementation Science, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Thomas Houston, MD, MPH


 Catarina Kiefe

Co-Director, T2+Bedside-Patients & Community, UMCCTS
Chair, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Catarina Kiefe, MD, PhD


 Ira Ockene


Co-Director, Community Engagement & Research, UMCCTS
Director, Preventive Cardiology Program
Ira Ockene, MD



Co-Director, Clinical Research Informatics, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Hong Yu, PhD


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