CCaTS Directory

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Leadership and Administration

Role Contact
  • Principal Investigator
  • Director — Mayo Clinic CCaTS
  • Dean for Clinical and Translational Science — Mayo Clinic
Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D.
David O. Warner, M.D.
Director — Trial Innovation Network Prasad G. Iyer, M.D.
Director — Community Engagement Christi A. Patten, Ph.D.
Director — Late-Stage Translational Research Juan P. Brito Campana, M.B.B.S.
Director — Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Rickey E. Carter, Ph.D.
Director — Informatics Hongfang Liu, Ph.D.
Director — Integrating Special Populations Young J. Juhn, M.D.
Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., M.S.
Director — Office of Entrepreneurship Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
Adil E. Bharucha, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Clinical Trials Associate Director — FL Charles D. Burger, M.D.
Clinical Trials Associate Director — AZ Hugo E. Vargas, M.D.
Director — Biomedical Ethics Richard Sharp, Ph.D.
Director – Clinical Research and Trials Unit Adrian Vella, M.D.
Director — Administration Jennifer (Jenny) A. Weis
  • Director of Research Operations
  • CCaTS Point of Contact — Trial Innovation Network
Laura M. Meiners, M.B.A.

Education Resources

Role Contact
Director — Education Resources David O. Warner, M.D.
Director of Operations Laura M. Meiners, M.B.A.

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Resources and Consultative Services

Area Contact
Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Resource Rickey E. Carter, Ph.D.
Body Composition/Bone Density Facility Michael D. Jensen, M.D.
Clinical Research and Trials Units Adrian Vella, M.D., Holly J. Tuseth, M.H.A., R.N., and Melinda (Mindy) K. Shea, M.S.N., R.N.
Data Management Woon Tzu (Michael) Lin
Energy Balance Facility Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D.
Enteric Physiology and Imaging Facility Duane D. Burton, M.H.A.
Funding Opportunities Susan (Sue) J. Rubow
Informatics, Data Science and AI Consultation CTSAInfoConsult@mayo.edu
Nutrition Research Unit Nutrition Office: 507-255-5703
Muscle Performance and Physical Function Lab Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., M.S.
Regulatory Support Karen A. Hartman, M.S., CHRC
Research Ethics Richard Sharp, Ph.D.
Research Investigational Preparatory Space Jennifer (Jenny) A. Weis
Research Pharmacy Anna S. Bartoo, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Research Recruitment Leslie B. Jordan
Director — Research Subject Advocacy Matthew T. Drake, M.D., Ph.D.
Service Center Laura M. Meiners, M.B.A.

Community Engagement

Area Contact
Director — Community Engagement Christi A. Patten, Ph.D.
Operations Manager — Office for Community Engagement in Research Monica L. Albertie
Multicultural Research Coordinator — Office for Community Engagement in Research Miguel A. Valdez Soto
Director — Rochester Epidemiology Project Walter A. Rocca, M.D.
Director — Rochester Epidemiology Project Jennifer St. Sauver, Ph.D.

Late-Stage Translational Research

Area Contact
Director — Late-Stage Translational Research Juan P. Brito Campana, M.B.B.S.
Dissemination and Implementation Science Kirsten J. Fleming

Office of Clinical Trials

Area Contact
Director — Office of Clinical Trials Adil E. Bharucha, M.B.B.S., M.D.
Clinical Trials Associate Director, FL — Office of Clinical Trials Charles D. Burger, M.D.
Clinical Trials Associate Director, AZ — Office of Clinical Trials Hugo E. Vargas, M.D.
Operations Administrator — Office of Clinical Trials Linda J. Sanders, M.S.

Office of Entrepreneurship

Area Contact
Director — Office of Entrepreneurship Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D.
Program Development, AZ — Office of Entrepreneurship Trupti Vardam-Kaur, Ph.D.
Program Development, FL — Office of Entrepreneurship Maarten Rotman, Ph.D.
Program Development, MN — Office of Entrepreneurship Stefan I. Madansingh, Ph.D.

Office of Translation to Practice

Area Contact
Director — Office of Translation to Practice Nathan S. Wiedenman, Ph.D.
Scientific Director — Office of Translation to Practice Nathan K. LeBrasseur, Ph.D., M.S.
Administrator — Office of Translation to Practice Jennifer (Jenny) A. Weis
Technology Development Manager — Office of Translation to Practice Bharath Wootla, Ph.D.
Technology Development Manager — Office of Translation to Practice Roberto Zayas Nazario, Ph.D.