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iTHRIV Operations Team

Contact us!

iTHRIV has a wide array of resources and services to support you. We welcome all requests and are ready to help you in your search for information, training materials, and resources for your research.

Not sure who to contact?  No problem!  Reach out to us through the Research Concierge Services program at

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Leanna Blevins, PhD

Career Development, Virginia Tech Carilion Leadership

Virginia Tech

Kayla Calvo, CRA

Administrative, iTHRIV Director of Finance 

University of Virginia

Francis Farrell, PhD

Senior Director, Research and Development

Carilion Clinic 

    Amy Harrigan

Career Development, Program Manager 

University of Virginia

Amy Huffman

Director of Finance 

Virginia Tech 
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Johanna Loomba, ME

Informatics, Director of Informatics

University of Virginia

Kristin Miller

Community Collaboration, Project Manager - Hub Research Capacity,

University of Virginia
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Medard Ng, PhD

Administrative, Research Quality Manager

University of Virginia 
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Jennifer Phillips, RN 

Network Capacity, Project Manager, Translational Endeavors - Project Manager

University of Virginia 
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Sarah Ratcliffe, PhD

Research Methods, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

University of Virginia 

Donald Brown, PhD

Informatics PI, Organization and Collaboration, Health Information

University of Virginia
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Andrea Denton, MILS

Research and Data Services Manager

University of Virginia
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Antoinette Ford 

Administrative, Grants and Contracts Specialist

University of Virginia
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Vera Hollen, M.A.

Grants Management Administrator

Carilion Clinic 
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Hal Irvin, PhD

Program Manager 

Virginia Tech and Carilion 

Alicia Lozano, MS

Assistant Director, Center for Biostatistics and Health Data Science

Virginia Tech 

Sean Moore, MD 

Translational Endeavors, Pilot Translational and Clinica Studies 

University of Virginia 

Wendy Novicoff, PhD

Evaluation Team

University of Virginia 

Bart Ragon, MLIS, Ed.D

Administrative, Strategic Development

University of Virginia

Andrea Zhou, ME

Informatics, iTHRIV Data Scientist

University of Virginia  
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Sandra Burks, RN

Administrative, iTHRIV Program Director

University of Virginia

Eshelman, Dustin, M.Ed.

Research and Development

Virginia Tech  
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Alex Hanlon, PhD

Research Methods

Virginia Tech
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Kathy Hosig, RD, MPH, PhD

Community and Collaboration, Community Engagement

Virginia Tech

Karen Johnston, MD, MSc

Administrative, PI, Organization, Collaboration, and Communication - Translational Endeavors, Translational Workforce Development 

University of Virgnia  

Genevieve Lyons, MSPH

Research Methods, Project Manager

University of Virginia

Andrea Mohr, M.H.A.

Director of Clinical Trials

Carilion Clinic 

Jason Papin, PhD

Career Development

University of Virginia 
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Lindy Steiner

Administrative, Grants and Contracts Specialist

University of Virginia 
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