DCRI Leadership

DCRI Leadership

Physicians, Researchers, and Operational Experts

Seeing things from different perspectives, and agreeing on the right way forward. Building new ideas individually, and making them work collaboratively. Finding data for a diversity of challenges, and sharing them to accelerate new solutions. This is the work of everyone at the DCRI — a team of renowned faculty leaders, researchers, and experienced operational experts coming together to follow a singular pursuit: improving outcomes for patients around the world through innovative clinical research.

Executive Leadership

Lesley H. Curtis, PhD

Chair and Professor
Department of Population Health Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Interim Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute


John H. Alexander, MD, MHS, FACC

DCRI Faculty Associate Director
DCRI Director, Cardiovascular Research
Vice Chief for Clinical Research, Division of Cardiology, Duke Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Kevin Anstrom

Kevin Anstrom, PhD

Director, Biostatistics, DCRI
Director, Data Solutions for Clinical Trials
Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University


Daniel K. Benjamin, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH

DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Kiser-Arena Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Principal Investigator and Chair of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Pediatric Trials Network

Lisa Berdan

Lisa Berdan

Director, Global Outcomes Commercial Megatrials

Matt Gross

Chief Solutions Officer

Nicole Hedrick

Nicole Hedrick

Chief Human Resources Officer

Adrian Hernandez

Adrian F. Hernandez, MD, MHS

Vice Dean for Clinical Research,
Duke University School of Medicine
DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Sara Holleran

Sara Holleran, MPH

Chief of Staff

Walter Kwiatek

Walter M. Kwiatek

Executive Director,
Technology and Data Solutions

Susan Landis

Susan P. Landis

Head of Strategic Communications

Kristen O'Berry

Kristen O'Berry

Director, Academic Affairs

Michael Pencina

Michael J. Pencina, PhD

Vice Dean for Data Science and Information Technology for School of Medicine
DCRI Faculty Associate Director
Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics

Baljit Samra

Baljit (Boo) Samra

Chief Operating Officer

Aimee L. Turner

Chief Financial Officer

Tracy Wang

Tracy Y. Wang, MD, MHS, MSc

Director, Health Services and Outcomes Research
Director, DCRI Education
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology


Operational Leadership

Pamela Buchholz

Senior Director, Clinical Trials Domain

David Charron

Director, Quality by Design

Elizabeth Fraulo

Senior Director, Health Services Research

Donna Hamel

Director of Operations, Duke Early Phase Clinical Research

Debra Harris

Associate Director, Pragmatic Health Systems Research

Lauran Hoders

Associate Director, Strategic Communications

Michelle Immelman

Co-Director, Clinical Operations

Dawn Landis, RN

Assistant Director, Imaging

Clare Matti

Assistant Director, Regulatory Services

Amanda McBroom, PhD

Manager, Evidence-Based Practice Center

Brian McCourt

Director, Data Solutions

Dana McDonald

Associate Director, Human Resources Processes and Analytics

Suzanne Pfeifer, MPH

Director, Business Development and Contracts Management

Renée Pridgen

Co-Director, Clinical Operations

Tyrus Rorick

Associate Director, Megatrials

Reza Rostami

Assistant Director, QA and Regulatory Compliance

David Sielaty

Director, Facilities

Kristina Sigmon, MA

Director, Statistical Operations

David Tillotson

Senior Director, Finance

Matt Wilson, RN

Director, Clinical Events Classification – Safety Surveillance

Jamie Young

Director, Sponsored Projects Administration